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gigabyte

(unit)
2^30 = 1,073,741,824 bytes = 1024 megabytes.

Roughly the amount of data required to encode a human gene sequence (including all the redundant codons).

See prefix.

gigabyte

(1) One billion bytes. Also GB, Gbyte and G-byte. See giga, space/time and never say.

(2) (Gigabyte Technology Company Ltd., New Taipei City, Taiwan, www.gigabyte.com) A manufacturer of x86 motherboards, graphics cards, PCs and peripherals. Gigabyte was founded by Pei-Cheng Yeh in 1986.
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Institutional investors believe Giga-Byte's after-tax earnings will exceed NT$1.2 billion, or NT$2 in earnings per share (EPS), in the first half, with whole-year EPS to reach NT$3.9 in 2011, an all-time record.
Giga-Byte scored NT$2.79 in after-tax earnings per share in the first three quarters of this year.
An institutional investor anticipated that Giga-Byte will see after-tax earnings per share reach NT$3.14 (about US$0.097) this year, hitting the highest in five years.
From 31st May to 6th June 2010, the Huawei live demonstration truck introduces SDR /HSPA+/LTE technologies to support the innovative solutions to the Ministry of Telecommunications, Regulators, Telecommunications Operators, Internet Service Providers, the Lebanese community and Universities.Huawei estimates that global data traffic on mobile broadband networks will grow 1,000 times over the next decade, from the current 85 million Giga-bytes per month in 2009.