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  • CEBIT - Fujitsu Siemens unveils PDA, expands business unit

    Posted March 14, 2002 - 10:37 am

    Fujitsu Siemens Computers BV introduced its Pocket Loox, the world's first PDA based on Intel Corp.'s XScale processor, here on Wednesday and said it acquired a company to expand its pen-based computing business.
  • CEBIT - Sun expands workstation lineup

    Posted March 13, 2002 - 3:31 pm

    Sun Microsystems Inc. added a new category to its workstation lineup Wednesday with the launch of the Sun Blade 2000, a high-end system for compute- and graphic-intensive environments.
  • Compaq turns light on new iPaq portable projector

    Posted March 13, 2002 - 2:57 pm

    Compaq Computer Corp. turned the spotlight on its new portable projector Wednesday, saying that it is the brightest of its kind in the industry, delivering more than 2000 lumens, and comes in a compact, versatile style.
  • New IBM server gives users room to grow

    Posted March 13, 2002 - 10:48 am

    IBM Corp. spiced up its Intel Corp.-based line of servers Wednesday with a product that should appeal to users looking for a cost-effective way to build up to a 16-processor system.
  • IDC: PC sales rebounding quicker than expected

    Posted March 13, 2002 - 10:16 am

    Worldwide PC shipments will grow 3 percent in 2002 to 125.5 million units, faster than previous estimates of 1.8 percent growth, market researcher IDC said Wednesday.
  • CEBIT - AMD launches three new Athlon chips

    Posted March 13, 2002 - 10:09 am

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Wednesday announced three new microprocessors designed to boost performance in mobile, desktop, workstation, and server computers.
  • CEBIT - Intel launches Xeon MP

    Posted March 12, 2002 - 4:52 pm

    Intel Corp. launched the Xeon MP processor on Tuesday at the CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany, unveiling the long-awaited design for low-end multiprocessor servers, code-named Foster.
  • CEBIT - Philips embraces MS' Mira with detachable display

    Posted March 12, 2002 - 3:52 pm

    Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV Tuesday showed how Microsoft Corp.'s vision of computer users controlling their PCs remotely via portable displays could become reality.
  • Fujitsu to launch first PDA in Q2

    Posted March 12, 2002 - 3:27 pm

    Fujitsu Ltd. has taken the wraps off a PDA -- the company's first -- which will be sold worldwide from the second quarter of this year, the company announced Tuesday.
  • Samsung shipping samples of DDR400 memory

    Posted March 12, 2002 - 2:59 pm

    Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has begun shipping sample DDR SDRAM memory chips that are two steps faster than those used in personal computers today.
  • Infineon in capacity deal with Taiwanese DRAM makers

    Posted March 12, 2002 - 2:50 pm

    With the price of some memory chips having increased in recent months, German memory-chip maker Infineon Technologies AG has boosted its access to production capacity for DRAM chips in deals struck with two Taiwanese memory makers.
  • CEBIT - Intel claims a small milestone in chip making

    Posted March 12, 2002 - 10:41 am

    Intel Corp. has produced prototypes of high-density memory chips using an advanced manufacturing process, and will use the technology in faster microprocessors scheduled for introduction in the second half of next year, the company announced Tuesday at the CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany.
  • Motorola releases new security processors

    Posted March 11, 2002 - 4:42 pm

    Motorola Inc. revealed a series of new microprocessor technologies Monday, including two network security processors, the first audio chip based on the company's 32-bit ColdFire architecture and new microcode for integrated communication processors.
  • Compaq, Lucent team on 3G compatibility

    Posted March 11, 2002 - 1:09 pm

    In a deal designed to push the adoption of 3G wireless technology, Lucent Technologies Inc. and Compaq Computer Corp. Monday announced that they would work together to ensure compatibility between Compaq's iPaq handhelds and Evo laptop line and Lucent's 3G network hardware.
  • Sony unveils camera-equipped, clamshell Clie PDA

    Posted March 11, 2002 - 10:34 am

    Sony Corp. took the wraps off two new versions of its Clie personal digital assistant on Monday packed with new features, some not seen to date on any Palm-OS based PDAs.
  • Analyst: Demand for small LCDs remains weak

    Posted March 8, 2002 - 5:15 pm

    Demand for small and medium-size LCDs used in mobile phones and handheld PCs saw a significant decline during the fourth quarter of 2001, and display prices are expected to decline during 2002, according to market analyst DisplaySearch Inc.
  • IDC: IBM takes Unix server crown from Sun

    Posted March 8, 2002 - 12:45 pm

    IBM Corp. has narrowly squeezed past rival Sun Microsystems Inc. to become the world's top Unix server vendor for the first time since 1998, market research group IDC said Friday.
  • Parts maker recalls HP printer cords

    Posted March 8, 2002 - 11:16 am

    A company that makes power cords for some of Hewlett-Packard Co.'s inkjet printers has issued a recall for nearly 2.5 million cords sold since April of last year, citing a risk of electrical shocks.
  • Sharp embeds a digital still camera in PDA

    Posted March 7, 2002 - 2:18 pm

    Sharp Corp. Tuesday unveiled the latest model of its Zaurus PDA, which features a digital still camera.
  • TSMC says former employee leaked secrets

    Posted March 7, 2002 - 11:15 am

    Contract chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has accused a former employee of leaking trade secrets. Taiwanese authorities have completed their investigation and have sent the matter to the Hsinchu district court, the company said Thursday.
  • Sony to unveil new Clie

    Posted March 7, 2002 - 11:01 am

    Sony Corp. will take the wraps off a new version of its Clie personal digital assistant on Monday. The company will announce details of the new device and launch plans at an event being held in Tokyo at which new versions of its Vaio line of computers will also be on display.
  • January chip sales down 40 percent from 2001

    Posted March 7, 2002 - 10:28 am

    Worldwide sales of semiconductors continued to decline in January following one of the worst years yet for the industry, but signs of a recovery are beginning to emerge, an industry trade group said this week.
  • Handspring in software deal with Handango

    Posted March 6, 2002 - 5:01 pm

    Indicating that the companies' products go hand-in-hand, PDA software distributor Handango Inc. said Wednesday that it signed an exclusive deal with Handspring Inc. to provide software for the company's Treo and Visor models.
  • IBM to ship powerful notebook line

    Posted March 6, 2002 - 11:37 am

    IBM Corp. is preparing to launch a new line of notebook computers that will be positioned as portable workstations with enough processing muscle to run high-end applications used by engineers and developers, according to information on IBM's Web site.
  • Group unveils removable hard disk system

    Posted March 6, 2002 - 11:07 am

    Eight companies, among them some of the largest names in Japan's electronics industry, have formed a consortium to promote and license a new removable hard disk system for use in personal computers and consumer electronics devices.

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