Publishers around the world are collectively putting their foot down against search engines in a new global initiative to regain control of their content.
Royal Philips Electronics has revoked CD-R disc patent licenses for CMC Magnetics and Ritek, the top two producers of optical discs in Taiwan, as well as Prodisc Technology and Lead Data, two second-tier makers, according to a list of CD-R licensees published on Philips Intellectual Property & Standards' (PIPS') global website.
The NAND flash market has finally started showing signs of life, and prices are now increasing across the board.
Thomas Quinn, a Samsung Semiconductor executive, has pleaded guilty to federal charges of fixing prices for dynamic random access memory (DRAM).
Symantec and Adobe have raised objections to the inclusion of security software and electronic document technology in Windows Vista. Adobe has asked the European Commission to prevent the bundling of PDF document creation and reading tools that compete with its software.
The US Commerce Department, which is responsible for counting things, has calculated that it has lost more than 1100 laptops since 2001.
Intel's Tulsa processors, which were officially launched last month as the Dual-Core Intel Xeon 7100 series, are expected to account for 85% of the company's total shipments of four-way server CPUs in the first quarter of 2007, up from 60% projected for the fourth quarter of this year, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers.
Hannstar will start shipping 19" monitor panels to Dell in the fourth quarter of 2006, with monthly shipments of 100,000 units, according to sources.
The Digital Watermarking Alliance (DWA), an international group of industry leading companies, has announced its formation to promote the value of digital watermarking to content owners, industry, policy makers and consumers.
Shipments of dual-mode (cellular/voice over Wi-Fi) wireless handsets will be well in excess of 300 million worldwide in 2011, but the arrival of femtocell access points may prove disruptive for the market, according to ABI Research.
In January 2007, Intel will cut prices on processors including the 651 (3.4GHz/2MB L2/800MHz FSB), 641 (3.2GHz/2MB L2/800MHz FSB), 631 (3GHz/2MB L2/800MHz FSB), 541 (3.2GHz/1MB L2/800MHz FSB) and 531 (3GHz/1MB L2/800MHz FSB) by up to 58%, in an attempt to clear inventory prior to the Conroe-L launch, according to motherboard makers.
S-LCD, the joint venture of Samsung Electronics and Sony, is now placing equipment orders for its eighth-generation (8G) TFT LCD plant, with volume production likely to start 2-3 months earlier than the originally planned October 2007, according to the Korean-language Digital Times .
T-Mobile USA, a unit of Deutsche Telekom AG (DT), has won 120 mobile licenses in the U.S. with a bid of $4.2 billion, in a move that will help the company expand its presence in the important U.S. market.
Walt Disney chief executive Robert Iger said on Tuesday the company sold 125,000 movie downloads worth $1 million in revenue through Apple Computer's iTunes Store during the offering's first week, Reuters is reporting.
Samsung Electronics is planning to increase its NAND flash contract prices in the second half of September due to tight supply, with the single-level-cell (SLC) segment likely to see a 10% rise, according to sources with memory module makers.
With online videos hotter than ever, the timing apparently couldn't be better for the market debut of digital media firm DivX.
Toshiba and Micron today announced that the two companies have settled all NAND flash-related litigations over patents of Lexar, a company that was acquired by Micron in June of this year.
Samsung Electronics aims to keep a leading position in the global LCD TV market by shipping over six million units in 2006, up from two million in 2005, according to David Steel, vice president of marketing for Samsung' Digital Media Business.
Yahoo and Acer today announced a multi-year strategic partnership to distribute a co-branded toolbar and start page and to set Yahoo as the default search engine on all Acer PCs sold globally.
Two Moroccan men have been sentenced to prison terms for helping write the Zotob computer virus that attacked major U.S. networks last year, a court official said Wednesday.