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APU Heaters cause of Shuttle launch delay …

APU Heaters cause of Shuttle launch delay …

NASA engineers have identified a failure in the power switching box of a primary auxiliary power unit as the culprit of last Friday's scrubbed final launch of the Shuttle Endeavor. The "aft load control assembly," is a box of switches that manages the heating to fuel lines and prevents them from freezing in the cold of space. With it's required replacement and testing, NASA will be unable to resume the launch countdown on Tuesday as the space agency had hoped. It is now expected that the final flight of the Shuttle Endeavor will not occur until at least May 8th.

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SlashGear 101: What is AMD Fusion?

SlashGear 101: What is AMD Fusion?

AMD's news this week that it has begun mass production of the next phase of its AMD Fusion range of processors will mark the company's new assault on Intel: in the lucrative mainstream notebook and desktop segment. Based around AMD's new APU chips, the company claims Fusion is an entirely new architecture with its own unique advantages over what Intel is pushing. Join SlashGear 101 after the cut to find out what that means, why it's important, and whether you should be putting Fusion-powered systems on your shopping list.

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AMD “Llano” Fusion APU ships ahead of schedule

AMD “Llano” Fusion APU ships ahead of schedule

AMD has announced that its "Llano" APU is now shipping, with the 32nm quad-core Fusion processor on its way to OEMs in time for commercial product launches in Q2 2011. It's a surprising turnaround for the company, about it which it was previously suggested that the first Llano APUs wouldn't ship until Q3, though of course depends on the OEMs themselves pulling their fingers out and slotting the A-Series Fusion into their nettops, netbooks and ultraportable notebooks.

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AMD desktop Fusion APU processors due Q3 to take on Intel Sandy Bridge

AMD desktop Fusion APU processors due Q3 to take on Intel Sandy Bridge

AMD is reportedly readying the first desktop versions of its APU-based processors for a release in Q3 2011, following the successful launch of the Fusion APU notebook range back in January. According to DigiTimes' sources, the first batch of desktop Fusion fun will include six A-series 32nm Llano APUs debuting at Computex in June, while a further five chips will follow on in Q4.

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ASUS Eee PC 1015B and 1215B AMD Fusion netbooks official

ASUS Eee PC 1015B and 1215B AMD Fusion netbooks official

ASUS has officially confirmed its two new AMD Fusion APU-based netbooks, the 10.1-inch Eee PC 1015B and the 12.1-inch Eee PC 1215B. The 1015B can be spec'd with either AMD's 1.2GHz single-core C30 or 1GHz dual-core C50, along with Radeon HD 6250 graphics, while the 1215B throws the 1.6GHz dual-core E350 into the mixture with a choice of Radeon HD 6310 graphics.

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Over One Million AMD Fusion APUs Shipped

Over One Million AMD Fusion APUs Shipped

AMD has announced that the company has sold more than one million Fusion APUs for entry-level notebooks and netbooks. Not only is their Fusion line doing strong, the company is now boasting over 35 million units sold of their Direct X 11-class processing units.

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