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  • HP puts Dell printer deal on ice

    Posted July 24, 2002 - 9:41 am

    Hewlett-Packard Co. has stopped selling its printing and digital imaging products to Dell Computer Corp., as the two companies jockey for position in a move one analyst likened to "marital jealousy" played out through largely symbolic, though still irksome, behavior.
  • IBM, Palm team on Palm business applications

    Posted July 23, 2002 - 10:18 am

    IBM Corp. and Palm Inc. will together develop software to allow users of wireless-enabled Palm handheld devices to remotely access IBM business applications, the companies said in a statement Tuesday.
  • Gateway Q2 loss widens

    Posted July 19, 2002 - 11:43 am

    Computer maker Gateway Inc. reported larger than expected second quarter losses due to continually falling PC sales.
  • Sun squeezes profit out of fourth quarter

    Posted July 19, 2002 - 10:37 am

    Sun Microsystems Inc. managed to bring its fourth fiscal quarter into the black after three losing quarters, saying on Thursday that low-end server and storage hardware sales helped its numbers.
  • Transmeta to lay off 40 percent of workforce

    Posted July 19, 2002 - 10:22 am

    Transmeta Corp. Thursday posted a slightly smaller-than-expected loss for its second fiscal quarter, but at the same time announced plans to lay off 200 workers, or about 40 percent of its workforce.
  • PC sales still slow, Dell closes in on new HP

    Posted July 19, 2002 - 10:04 am

    PC sales declined for the fifth quarter in a row, dashing hopes for a speedy recovery in computer sales, according to data published Thursday by IDC and Gartner.
  • EMC breaks even in Q2 on slow storage sales

    Posted July 18, 2002 - 12:09 pm

    Data storage machine maker EMC Corp. broke even in the second quarter, pointing to a difficult storage market that is forcing makers to cut prices in an attempt to woo recalcitrant customers, the company announced Thursday.
  • Hitachi releases water-cooled notebook PC

    Posted July 18, 2002 - 11:36 am

    Hitachi Ltd. has announced the commercial launch of its water-cooled notebook PC, a 1.8GHz mobile Pentium 4-based machine which uses a patented Hitachi system to aid heat dissipation.
  • AMD posts large Q2 loss, sees more losses in Q3

    Posted July 18, 2002 - 9:23 am

    Hampered by continuing weak PC sales and the dominance of its primary rival Intel Corp., chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. posted large losses for the second quarter. The losses are the biggest for AMD since the second quarter of 1999.
  • Intel misses revenue, earnings expectations

    Posted July 17, 2002 - 9:32 am

    Intel Corp.'s recent warning of lower second-quarter revenue proved true, as the Santa Clara, California chip maker announced revenue of US$6.32 billion and net income of $446 million. The company also announced that it will lay off 4,000 workers in the second half of 2002.
  • Unisys to launch Itanium 2 servers

    Posted July 16, 2002 - 9:30 am

    Unisys Corp. added two new lines to its ES7000 server series Tuesday, the Orion and the Aries, which run Intel Corp.'s new 64-bit Itanium 2 processor. The company will try to dent the Unix-controlled high-end server market and convince companies to consolidate their server rooms with the new machines.
  • NCR loses patent claims against Palm, Handspring

    Posted July 12, 2002 - 11:01 am

    A U.S. federal court judge has ruled that Handsping Inc. and Palm Inc. did not infringe on patents held by software and component maker NCR Corp.
  • NEC details Itanium 2 servers

    Posted July 10, 2002 - 10:01 am

    NEC Corp. has taken the wraps off a line-up of four computers based on Intel Corp.'s 64-bit Itanium 2 processor, including a 32-way machine that can be partitioned to function as up to eight subsystems. The announcement was timed to coincide with Intel's launch this week of the new processor.
  • HP places bets on Itanium 2 with new products

    Posted July 8, 2002 - 11:46 am

    Hewlett-Packard Co. hasn't just jumped on the bandwagon for the second generation Intel Corp. 64-bit Itanium processor, Itanium 2. The Palo Alto, California, company is front and center in parading a host of new products using Itanium 2.
  • Intel aims Itanium 2 at high-end server market

    Posted July 8, 2002 - 11:26 am

    Intel Corp. launched the second version of its Itanium processor Monday, trying once more to carve out a business for itself in the lucrative market for high-end workstations and servers.
  • Semiconductor sales continue climb from low levels

    Posted July 3, 2002 - 10:31 am

    Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $11.37 billion in May, 2.8 percent higher than the $11.07 billion reached in April, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
  • AMD lowers Q2 sales forecast ... again

    Posted July 3, 2002 - 10:18 am

    For the second time in two months, chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has cut its sales forecast for the second quarter, which ended on June 30. The company now expects to report second-quarter sales of around $600 million, down from its earlier estimate of $620-$700 million.
  • Preparing for split, Palm names new hardware CEO

    Posted June 26, 2002 - 12:22 pm

    In a widely anticipated move, Palm Inc. named a new CEO for its hardware business after releasing 2002 fiscal fourth-quarter results that were in line with expectations.
  • Sun's UltraSPARC chip details roll out

    Posted June 26, 2002 - 9:34 am

    Sun Microsystems Inc. updated its processor roadmap Tuesday, providing more information on the company's transition from its UltraSPARC III processors to the next-generation UltraSPARC IV processors.
  • IBM rethinks iSCSI product plans

    Posted June 25, 2002 - 9:27 am

    IBM Corp. is rethinking its product strategy for an emerging storage protocol known as iSCSI . It has halted development of an iSCSI storage appliance released last year, two industry sources said, and is preparing systems that should better address the needs of customers.
  • HP to install public WLANs; releases notebooks

    Posted June 24, 2002 - 3:14 pm

    HP announced it will provide hotels, airports and other venues with wireless Internet access for either their own employees or the general public. The company also unveiled new versions of its Evo, Presario and Pavilion notebooks, as well as a new iPaq Pocket PC and HP Jornada handheld.
  • Infineon, Micron join on DRAM for new mobile devices

    Posted June 24, 2002 - 2:15 pm

    German memory-chip maker Infineon Technologies AG and rival U.S. memory maker Micron Technology Inc. will collaborate on the development of CellularRAM memory, a type of DRAM chip aimed at mobile devices using 2.5G and 3G technology, the companies announced Monday.
  • Report: Dell to move into handheld market

    Posted June 24, 2002 - 9:33 am

    Dell Computer Corp. is planning its first foray into the handheld market and has been negotiating with several Taiwanese OEMs to produce a higher-end product to gun against rivals Toshiba and HP, reports indicate.
  • More DRAM vendors involved in US DOJ's probe

    Posted June 21, 2002 - 12:24 pm

    The antitrust probe launched by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) into the DRAM (dynamic RAM) market appears to be larger than originally suspected, as additional memory chip makers confirmed that the agency has contacted them as part of the investigation.
  • FTC charges Rambus with anticompetitive acts

    Posted June 20, 2002 - 11:55 am

    >Memory maker Rambus Inc. deceived a technology standards organization, resulting in harm to competition and competitors, according to a claim brought against the company by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
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