SCO claims IBM destroyed evidence in Unix case

SCO Group has accused IBM of destroying evidence that it could have used to support its case in the long-running breach-of-contract and copyright lawsuit between the two companies.

AMD October price cut targets mobile CPUs

AMD is planning more price cuts for its notebook CPUs on 23 October following revised price cuts for its CPU offerings on July 24, according to sources at Taiwan-based PC makers, who noted that pricing of AMD's notebook-use Socket S1 Turion 64 X2 processors (35W) and Socket S1/754 Sempron series will be cut by 16-35%.

HDMI fee reduced

HDMI Licensing, the agent responsible for licensing the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) specification, today announced it has reduced the annual administration fee for HDMI adopters from $15,000 to $10,000.

A-Data ramps capacity, aims to boost OEM business to over 30% in near term

A-Data Technology aims to boost the contribution from its OEM business to over 30% of its total business, in line with its aggressive capacity ramp up in China, according to company chairman Simon Chen at a recent company investor conference.

Sharp and Sanyo Epson retain top spots in small- to medium-size LCD market

Japan-based suppliers maintained their dominance in the fast-growing business for small- to medium-size LCD panels in the first quarter of 2006 despite continued market-share inroads by South Korea's Samsung Electronics, according to research firm iSuppli.

DRAM contract prices up in July

Contract prices for both DDR and DDR2 continued trending upward in the second half of July and Nanya Technology is confident that this price upside will persist through the end of the third quarter.

Spansion extends NOR flash foundry orders to 90nm at TSMC

Spansion announced that the company has expanded its foundry partnership with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to 90nm for its MirrorBit-made NOR flash with production set to increase in the second half of 2007.

EFF's spying case against AT&T moves forward

A federal judge today denied the government's motion to dismiss the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) case against AT&T for collaborating with the NSA in illegal spying.

Portland signs MetroFi contract

The city council gave their official okay for the estimated $10m contract, the cost of which will be borne entirely by MetroFi.

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo slammed over China

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo betrayed their values and colluded with government censorship in China in pursuit of lucrative revenue opportunities, according to human rights charity Amnesty International.

Dropping GNU/Linux helps restore Corel profitability

After six years of financial difficulties and reorganizations, Corel finally seems on track with promising first and second quarters in 2006 and a return to public trading.

Montecito CPUs to contribute 80% to Itanium 2 shipments by Q4

Montecito processors will likely account for around 80% of Itanium 2 shipments by the fourth quarter of this year, Intel said at a press event in Taipei.

Micron scores number one for patents

Micron Technology, has risen to the number one position in the 2006 Patent Scorecard for the semiconductor industry, an annual qualitative appraisal of patents by the independent technology analysis firm ipIQ.

Ebay net profit falls

Web auction leader Ebay Wednesday posted quarterly results that matched Wall Street estimates but confirmed fears that growth is slowing as the company hewed to its conservative outlook.

Microsoft buys Winternals

Microsoft said it has acquired Winternals Software.

Notebook channel cautious amid Intel-AMD price war

Notebook makers are facing poor order visibility for the second half of the year, as clients are reluctant to place long-term large-volume orders amid a price war between Intel and AMD, according to industry sources.

China brought $9 billion in revenues for Motorola in 2005

Motorola generated revenues of $8.99 billion in China's handset market in 2005, accounting for 24.4% of the company's global revenues for the year, the Chinese-language website Sina.com reported recently.

Intel to clear 865G chipsets with price cut in Q4

Intel will cut prices of its 865G chipset in the fourth quarter of 2006, in an attempt to accelerate inventory clearance prior to the push of Microsoft Vista-compliant chipsets, sources at Taiwan motherboard makers indicated.

Sandisk to slash NAND flash prices by up to 15% this week

Sources at the Taiwan distributor of SanDisk have indicated that the chipmaker has cut its NAND flash prices 10-15% this week.

Samsung trims 2006 NAND flash bit growth by 10pp

Samsung Electronics trimmed its forecast for 2006 NAND flash supply bit growth by 10 percentage points to 171% because of the delayed ramp of its 8Gbit multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash during the first half of this year, according to company semiconductor business unit senior vice president Il-ung Kim at a July 14 investors conference.