Tulsa to account for 85% of 4-way server CPU shipments from Intel in Q1 2007

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 lands new 19" panel order from Dell

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.

Alliance formed to promote digital watermarking

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.

Dual-mode cellular/Wi-Fi handset shipments to top 300 million in 2011

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.

Intel schedules January 2007 price cuts for Pentium 4 line

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 and Sharp to speed up 8G LCD production

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 wins U.S. mobile licenses for $4.2 billion

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.

Apple sells 125,000 movie downloads in first week

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 may increase SLC NAND flash prices by 10%

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.

DivX IPO: The fight for digital dominance

With online videos hotter than ever, the timing apparently couldn't be better for the market debut of digital media firm DivX.

Toshiba to pay Micron $288 million for Lexar patents

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 aims to ship more than six million LCD TVs in 2006

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 form multi-year partnership

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.

Authors of Zotob virus sentenced

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.

LCD panel maker BOE Hydis files for bankruptcy - report

LCD panel maker BOE Hydis Technology filed for bankruptcy at a local Korean court on 11 September due to losses caused by unsuccessful investments and loss of technical workforce, according to the Korean-language Digital Times.

HP chair's job on the line

There was a question mark hanging over Hewlett-Packard chair Patricia Dunn after revelations that an investigation she launched violated the privacy of her fellow HP directors, several journalists and their families, and probably broke the law.

Netflix sues Blockbuster

A legal clash between Blockbuster and Netflix has triggered a patent debate over who has the right to offer DVD-rental services over the Internet.

Credit card companies forge security alliance

Five major credit card companies have teamed up in the interest of creating better security.

Worst is over for SDRAM, says Etron chairman

With DRAM makers devoting more capacity to DDR2-667 and NAND flash, Etron Technology chairman Lu Chao-chun yesterday said he remains optimistic about the SDRAM market in the next few months.

Hawking seeks graduate assistant

One of the world's most famous scientists wants an assistant.