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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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Giga-Byte is expected to be more profitable in the first quarter of 2010 than the fourth quarter of this year as it will launch the high-margin H55 motherboards in the beginning of 2010, with such launch to raise Giga-Byte's average selling prices and gross profit margins.
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Content Protection specialist Discretix together with ESG and player provider CyberLink, mobile TV platform provider CoreMedia, and handheld device manufacturer GIGA-BYTE Communications (GBC), today announced a demonstration of the first mobile TV handset supporting the Smartcard Profile.
We are especially impressed with the 3G VT Application's focused approach to all aspects of video telephony, allowing us to concentrate on other handset features while handling all the complex signaling and transcoding of video," said Stanley Jenq, CEO of GIGA-BYTE Communications.
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.