Domain registrar Go Daddy has decided not to attempt an initial public offering, citing difficult market conditions, the company said.
Sanyo Electric and Quanta Computer have decided to form a strategic alliance for their global TV businesses.
Microsoft and the world's leading PC vendors have reached an agreement to promote the long-awaited Vista OS by offering PC buyers worldwide a free upgrade coupon, as a way of encouraging them to buy a Vista-capable PC as early as possible, according to market sources, citing information leaked from Taiwan-based PC makers.
AU Optronics (AUO) is now aiming for the 40", 42", 46" and 47" LCD-TV markets, according to the company.
The contract prices of major DRAM chips are continuing to trend upward in the first half of August.
Although Apple disappointed its fans with not rolling out a new Ipod gadget during its recent Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Samsung Electronics started converting about 4% of its current 12" wafer production capacity from DRAM to NAND flash to be ready for upcoming demand from Apple.
The combined share of clone (white-box) notebooks in the total worldwide notebook market continued to decline to 14.5% in the second quarter of this year from 15.7% in the first quarter, according data released recently by research firm Gartner Dataquest.
AOL on Monday apologized for releasing information on about 20 million keyword searches in a move that ignited a firestorm of criticism about privacy rights on the Internet.
Asustek Computer is interested in acquiring another motherboard specialist Gigabyte Technology, which shows better strength in distribution, according to sources in the Taiwan motherboard industry.
Taiwan-based chipset suppliers Silicon Integrated System (SiS) and VIA Technologies will gradually lose their pricing edge in the entry-level chipset market as the Nvidia MCP61S integrated graphics processor (IGP) chipset is expected to win wider adoption with motherboard makers by providing cheaper cost with better performance, sources indicated.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) aims to ship 26 million desktop-use processors in the second half of this year, bringing its projected shipments of desktop CPUs for all of 2006 to about 46 million units, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers familiar with AMD's product roadmap.
In the months after the SCO Group's Linux-related lawsuit against IBM was filed nearly three and a half years ago, the tiny Utah software company saw its stock soar tenfold.
Excess stockpiles of PC microprocessors and core logic chipsets caused surplus semiconductor inventories in the global electronics supply chain to rise more than expected in the second quarter, according to research firm iSuppli.
Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) may give up constructing a sixth-generation (6G) LCD plant amid slow panel demand and rapid growth of panels for over-40" TVs, according to the Chinese-language Commercial Times.
Toshiba and Sandisk today announced that they begin construction of 12" fab Fab 4 for NAND flash production, following the companies' agreement that was announced in April 2006.
Microsoft has filed a complaint against peripherals maker Belkin for allegedly infringing on a Microsoft patent pertaining to its U2 technology.
Google has struck a deal with American satellite radio company XM Satellite to allow the search engine's Adwords advertisers to automatically place ads on XM's non-music radio channels.
With prices for 19" widescreen monitors having increased, panel makers said they are seeing a stronger-than-expected demand for panels of the segment but are still evaluating whether they should launch a price increase, according to sources.
Strategic Marketing Associates (SMA) forecasts 35 new wafer fabs will begin to ramp the industry's monthly capacity to a new high in 2007 as most of the new fabs that began construction from 2004 will come online in 2007, and they will be joined by 8 of the 11 fabs that just began construction in the second quarter of 2006.