AMNews: Steve Jobs To Unveil Next Generation Software, AMD Launches 9-series Chipsets, Intel Ultrabook Announced

Apple has confirmed via a press release that Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will unveil more details about the company's next generation software on Monday at a keynote address on Monday 6th June. The keynote will focus on the eighth iteration of Mac OS X, otherwise known as Lion, iOS 5, the next version of the OS that powers the iPad, the iPhone and the iPod Touch, as well as the iCloud which is Apple's forthcoming cloud services offering.

AMD officially launched its 9-series chipsets today at an event in Computex; the chipset family will be a key component of AMD's forthcoming "Scorpius" desktop platform. The matching processor codenamed Zambezi will be the company's first native eight core CPU and should be released over the next three months.

Better late than never! AMD has revealed today that it will introduce a series of Application Processing Units - codenamed Desna - aimed at tablets as the chip maker finally recognises the growing importance of that segment, one which it left, just like the Netbook, to its archrival Intel.

Intel has refreshed an old form factor by giving it a new name; out goes CULV (Consumer Ultra Low Voltage) and in comes the Ultrabook. The design concept is nothing new in itself since Apple and many Japanese manufacturers have had products that fit the concept for a few years now.

The European Commission has announced that it is investigating recent acquisitions made by Western Digital and Seagate in the computer storage market. The EC said that it was investigating Western Digital’s acquisition of Hitachi’s storage business which Seagate is having its acquisition of Samsung’s hard disk drive business.