Music fans eager to use their new iTunes gift cards on Christmas or shortly thereafter were met with disappointment, as Apple's digital music store greeted customers with error messages and exceptionally long download times.
Intel's fast and frequent launches of CPUs put Taiwan-based second-tier motherboard makers under pressure for their product development and prices, according to industry sources.
Sony Ericsson may have a worldwide roll out of its Bravia-branded handset that supports DVB-H (digital video broadcasting-handheld) mobile DTV (MDTV) in 2007, according to sources.
Mini PCs will receive a boost in the second quarter of 2007, when AMD steps up efforts marketing its 35-watt CPUs made using 65nm technology, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers.
Austin (TX) - Following news that Hewlett-Packard (HP) has shipped more PCs than its rival Dell in the third quarter of this year, DisplaySearch today said that it believes that HP has also captured the lead in the quickly growing notebook PC segment.
Shares of Apple Computer fell as much as 6% before recovering most of the lost ground after a San Francisco legal newspaper reported that federal prosecutors are investigating whether company officers forged documents to sweeten executive stock option grants.
CRT's won't last forever, and so consumers are being torn between two competing technologies. Plasma vs LCD.
Electronic Arts (EA) claims that Madden NFL 07 will top the charts of the best selling video games of 2006. According to the game publisher, the EA Sports title has sold more than five million times on a total of ten game platforms.
Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy is opening its first outlet in China, teaming up with a local partner to tackle the hyper-competitive market for gadgets and appliances.
Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, is set to launch an internet search engine with amazon.com that he hopes will become a rival to Google and Yahoo!
Increasing competition between makers of optical disc drives (ODDs) in Taiwan and China as well as decreased costs for small-and medium-size TFT-LCD panels have caused global retail prices of entry-level portable DVD players to fall by 20-30% to $129-149, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), a leading motherboard producer in Taiwan, formally acquired Uniwill Computer, a second-tier notebook Taiwanese PC maker, on December 25 and expects its OEM/ODM notebook shipment volume to rise to three million units in 2007, according to ECS.
HannStar Display aims to double shipments of its own-brand Hanns.G LCD monitors to more than four million units in 2007, according to the company.
There were 50.08 million notebook PCs produced in China during January-October of 2006.
Before Intel will start gearing up to push its new Bearlake-series chipsets in the second quarter of 2007, the US chipmaking giant plans to increase shipments of 965-series chipsets by 50% in the first quarter to meet strong demand generated by Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system (OS), according to industry sources.
Second-tier makers of optical discs in Taiwan are feeling increasing pressure to comply with Veeza, Philips' new licensing scheme for its CD-R patents, following acceptance of the scheme by the two top makers CMC Magnetics and Ritek, according to industry sources.
Samsung Electronics has alloted all of the capacity at its new memory line (Line 15) for DRAM production due to a significant price reduction for NAND flash memory in 2006, according to sources.
The president f Samsung Semiconductors, Young Hwan Park, will serve time in jail over memory price fixing, the Wall Street Journal said.
Ellington (CT) - There's a good chance that you are still able to put a Playstation 3 console under your Christmas tree, if you weren't willing to wait in line for three days or more at launch or pay outrageous premiums for the console on Ebay. Supply is improving and you can get the console below suggested retail price.
The next round of legal proceedings against alleged music mass piracy has begun. AllofMP3.com has become the latest example, with looming lawsuits from Arista Records, Warner Bros, Capitol Records, and more, aiming to take down the site.