Andrew Nusca

Former editor

Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily News. He is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University. He also happens to be a reformed rock drummer who digs food, cities, words and neckties. He is based in New York.

Andrew Nusca does not hold any investments in the companies he covers.

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Corsair debuts Extreme Series X32, X64, X128 SSDs

Corsair debuts Extreme Series X32, X64, X128 SSDs

Corsair has revealed its latest line of 2.5-inch solid-state drives, the "Extreme" series, which have been tested to reach read rates of up to 240MBps and write rates of 170MBpsHotHardware reports that the new Extreme lineup consists of three drives: the X32, X64 and X128 (32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacity, respectively), which use Samsung MLC NAND flash memory and an Indilinx Barefoot controller.

July 17, 2009 by in Processors

New Dell Inspiron towers come in eight candy colors

New Dell Inspiron towers come in eight candy colors

Dell today introduced its new vibrant array of Inspiron slim and mini-tower desktops, available now in China and worldwide later this spring.Continuing to keep customization its trademark, the company will offer the new Inspirons in eight colors: Piano Black, Pure White, True Blue, Formula Red, Tangerine Orange, Spring Green, Plum Purple and Promise Pink.

March 30, 2009 by in Processors

Intel launches new chip logos, rating system

Intel launches new chip logos, rating system

Intel has revamped its processor badging and rating system, reports CNET's Brooke Crothers, and while consumers are the main target, business systems will get new badging as well.The new badges have a "peel away" look that reveals a die graphic in the upper right hand corner, a prominent main brand (e.

April 6, 2009 by in Processors

VIA introduces HD performance for netbooks

VIA introduces HD performance for netbooks

VIA, the X86 processor platform manufacturer, today announced its Surfboard C855 Reference Design, a compact mainboard incorporating the VIA C7-M ULV processor and the new VIA VX855 unified IGP chipset that has been specifically designed for easy integration into devices targeted at the rapidly growing mini-notebook, or netbook, market.

March 16, 2009 by in Processors

NEC to lay off 20,000 workers

NEC to lay off 20,000 workers

Japanese electronics giant NEC Corp. said today that it will cut 20,000 workers worldwide in an attempt to stem a rising tide of losses from semiconductors and other businesses that have been hard hit by competition and the global economic slump.

January 30, 2009 by in Processors

Intel chairman Craig Barrett to retire

Intel chairman Craig Barrett to retire

Intel announced today that chairman and former CEO Craig Barrett will retire from the board in May at the chip giant's annual shareholders meeting, according to CNET's Dawn Kawamoto.Barrett joined Intel 35 years ago and was most recently CEO from 1998-2005 before becoming chairman.

January 23, 2009 by in Processors