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High-definition products for the home-entertainment market are poised to triple by 2012 compared with 2008 numbers. “The high-tech industry’s efforts to provide HD service to every home now are finally coming to fruition. This has resulted in an explosion of shipments of consumer-electronics devices that support HD video, from new Blu-ray DVD players to ultrathin LCD HD Televisions (HDTVs) — and even some portable media players,” said Randy Lawson, senior analyst for iSuppli. Dealerscope (3/31)

Global information technology spending will fare worse in 2009 than during the dotcom bubble collapse of 2001, says industry research firm Gartner. A worsening global recession is discouraging corporations and consumers from spending to get the latest in technology. (Iwantmedia 3/31, http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSTRE52U6B820090331 3/31)

Intel, as expected, on Monday unveiled its Xeon product, a new chip line designed for server systems that is said to double computing performance when compared with existing models. Several server makers are already making plans for the new chip line, with Hewlett-Packard developing 11 machines based on the Xeon 5500 chip. eChannelLine USA Daily News (3/30) , The Wall Street Journal (3/31)

Sony is offering two new Blu-ray recorders that include support for the acTVila video-delivery service for digital TVs. The 500GB BDZ-A950 and 320GB BDZ-A750 are both available in Japan. Electronista (3/30)

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