Short for Alternate Lighting of Surfaces, ALiS is a high-definition plasma panel designed for displaying 1080i. A progressive-scan plasma TV would illuminate all pixels all the time, but using an ALiS plasma displays only alternate rows (half of available pixels) of pixels are illuminated. ALiS offers bright and clear pictures with a reduction in power consumption and increased panel life. ALiS was developed by Fujitsu.
Short for Advanced Micro Devices, a manufacturer of chips for personal computers. AMD is challenging Intel with a set of Intel-compatible microprocessors.
The AMD64 or x86-64 or x64 is a 64-bit processor architecture invented by AMD. AMD64 is designed to enable simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing with no degradation in performance. With Direct Connect Architecture, AMD64 processors address and help eliminate challenges and bottlenecks related to system architectures because everything is directly connected to the central processing […]
- AMD Fusion
The codename for a new microprocessor design that was developed as a result of AMD’s acquisition of ATI. Fusion is a multi-core microprocessor architecture that combines processing and graphic cores into a single processor package. AMD’s Fusion CPU/GPU hybrid processor is not expected to appear at retail until around 2011.
- AMD Virtualization
AMD’s Virtualization (AMD-V) technology, which takes some tasks that virtual machine managers (VMMs) perform in software, through emulation, and simplifies them through enhancements to the AMD Athlon 64 and Opteron instruction set. AMD Virtualization Technology was announced in 2004, under the code-name Pacifica, and AMD released technical details in mid-2005. Processors using this technology are […]
Short for Audio Modem Riser, an Intel specification that defines a new architecture for the design of motherboards. AMR lets manufacturers create motherboards without analog I/O functions. Instead, these functions are placed on a separate card–with the codec chip–which plugs in perpendicular to the motherboard so that the motherboard and “riser” card form a right […]