Oracle takes Red Hat Linux under its wing

Oracle announced that it would provide the same enterprise class support for Linux as it provides for its database, middleware, and applications products.

A-Data confident about Vista impact on DRAM and NAND flash

After posting a confident outlook for the memory market this quarter, A-Data Technology again stressed the positive impact that new Microsoft's Windows Vista operation system (OS) will bring to the memory business.

No job cuts at ATI says AMD

IN THE FACE OF claims to the contrary, AMD Chief Technology Officer Phil Hester told The Inquirer that he knew of no job cuts looming since AMD's acquisition of ATI.

Thieves raid Apple employee store for third time

The fleecing at Apple Computer continued this week with the theft of two more iPods and 10 software packages from the employee store inside the company's headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, reports the San Jose Mercury News.

Microsoft reportedly delays release of RTM version of Vista

Microsoft will delay the release of the RTM (release to manufacturing) version, or build number 5824, of its Windows Vista operating system (OS) to the second week of November from the originally scheduled fourth week of October, according to sources at Taiwan PC makers who were informed by the software giant of the revised schedule.

Blind web surfers sue Target for accessibility

The NFB, an organization that represents blind people, is suing Target, saying that its Web site is inaccessible to blind Internet users.

Nvidia CEO in Taiwan to secure TSMC capacity for DirectX 10-compliant GeForce 8800

Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun is in Taiwan to make sure that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will have sufficient capacity for the production of Nvidia's GeForce 8800 (codenamed G80), reportedly the world's first graphics chip that supports DirectX 10, according to sources with Taiwan's graphics card makers.

TSMC and Nvidia to mark GPU production milestone

Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun will visit Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) this week to celebrate Nvidia's 500-millionth graphics processing unit (GPU) shipped within the company's partnership with the Taiwan-based foundry, according to industry sources.

Atheros to acquire Asustek subsidiary Attansic

Atheros Communications has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Attansic Technology Company, a privately held Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company specializing in Fast and Gigabit Ethernet IC solutions for PC, access point (AP) and router applications.

Samsung licenses OneNAND to STMicroelectronics

Samsung Electronics announced it has licensed its OneNAND flash memory technology to STMicroelectronics and that STMicroelectronics will support Samsung's OneNAND starting from early 2007.

Dell and AMD celebrate their love in front of thousands

Michael Dell and new best buddy, AMD's Hector Ruiz, cozied up on stage today at Oracle OpenWorld to celebrate customer choice.

Ipod reaches 68 million users in 5 years

Apple's iconic MP3 player - the Ipod - is being used by 68 million users as it completes five years of its existence today. Around 39 million iPods were sold over the last 12 months while 8.73 million over the past three months itself. There are now more than 3,000 accessories available for the iPod. In fact, Apple launched the iPod on October 23 in 2001 now has a 72 per cent of the US portable MP3 player market, according to research group NPD. The scene is no different in other parts of the country.

Red Hat brushes off Oracle Linux rumors

Red Hat has waved away the implications of a potential move by Oracle into the Linux distribution business, maintaining that it is not overly concerned by the possibility.

Sharp raises LCD TV demand forecast to 150 million by 2010

Sharp expects global LCD TV demand (for sets 10"es and larger) will surge to 150 million units during the company's fiscal year 2010, according to Shigeaki Mizushima, the group general manager of Sharp's AVC liquid crystal display group, who was speaking at the FPD International 2006 conference in Yokohama, Japan.

YouTube purges nearly 30,000 files on Japanese demand

The popular video-sharing site YouTube deleted nearly 30,000 files after a Japanese entertainment group complained of copyright infringement.

ATI to lay off 130

It has been brought to our attention that a man with an axe has been hired by one-time graphics chip maker ATI.

Google earnings : Quarterly profit up 92%

Google published its 2006 Q3 earnings results yesterday which helped to fortify Google's dominance of web search, search engine marketing, and online advertising as a whole.

More Samsung and Hynix execs charged for DRAM price-fixing

Two executives from Samsung Electronics and one exec from Hynix Semiconductor America have been indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco for their role in a global conspiracy to fix DRAM memory prices, the Department of Justice announced.

Apple's share of U.S. PC market increases to 6.1%

Between the third calendar quarter of 2005 and the third quarter of 2006, Apple's U.S. Mac unit shipments grew 31% from 744,000 units to 975,000 units, preliminary data from the firm shows.

Graphics card shipments slow in October

Peak demand for graphics cards this year has ended, the Chinese-language Apple Daily cited Taiwan-based graphics card makers as indicating, reporting that the makers estimate to see slight shipment decreases on-month in October.