Apple stock-related hardware announcement

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by e-coli, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. e-coli macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2002
    Interesting to note that Apple's shareholder news headlines ATI's launch of the Radeon mobility 9000. (why?) Also of interest is that it's scheduled to ship in Sept.

    This may lend credibility to rumors that there will be a new PowerBook announced at / near the Paris expo.
  2. MacAztec macrumors 68040


    Oct 28, 2001
    San Luis Obispo, CA

    By Jeffrey Hodgson
    TORONTO, Aug 29 (Reuters) - ATI Technologies Inc. (TSE:ATY)
    said on Thursday it was releasing the latest generation of its
    mobile graphics chip, designed to sharply improve the visuals
    of video games and other applications run on laptop computers.

    Markham, Ontario-based ATI said the new chip, the Mobility
    Radeon 9000, would begin shipping in September and had already
    been selected by Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ) for its new Compaq
    Presario 2800T series of notebook computers.

    ATI said the new mobile chip will support the newest and
    most advanced video games, offer more realistic images, and
    contain features to extend the battery life of laptops.

    ATI last month launched the desktop versions of the Radeon
    9000 aimed at mainstream graphics chip users. It was the latest
    salvo in its battle with Santa Clara, California-based Nvidia
    Corp. (NASDAQ:NVDA) to raise its share of the graphics chip market.

    One industry analyst said the latest launch was the natural
    follow-up to last month's new chip.

    "ATI has long had a really strong leadership position in
    mobile products and this announcement is essentially the
    continuation," said Dean McCarron, president of Mercury
    Research, which specializes in the computer components market.

    "They have some new technology with the Radeon 9000. This
    is them migrating that technology into their portable graphics
    product line. It's obviously an important step in order to
    maintain their position in the market."
    On Aug 22, ATI announced a series of design wins by the
    Radeon 9000 series, with Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and
    Hewlett-Packard selecting the chips to power new computers.

    ATI shares closed down 24 Canadian cents at C$9.76 in
    Toronto on Wednesday. Since the start of the year, the stock
    has fallen 51 percent, underperforming the Toronto Stock
    Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index, which is down 14 percent.

    ($1=$1.56 Canadian)

    Copyright 2002, Reuters News Service

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