The adoption of hard drives using perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology has been slow so far, according to a report released by iSuppli, but will quickly increase in the fourth quarter and throughout 2007.
The world's largest manufacturers of LCD displays are being investigated for alleged price-fixing. Authorities from the United States Justice Department and their counterparts in Japan, Korea and Europe are looking into whether LCD companies colluded to raise prices during 2003 and 2004.
The case of a cop killing an unarmed man accused of stealing a PS3 added another twist this week. Right after the officer was indicted with murder, the grand jury came back and said there was a mistake and cleared the cop of all charges.
The CEO of Hewlett Packard is being asked why he cashed in $1.37 million of shares just before the false pretences scandal hit the fan.
Although Japanese DVD burner vendors have maintained strong ties with Taiwan OEMs, Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (TSST) recently grabbed orders for DVD burners for Sony.
To clear out inventory, LG.Philips LCD recently starting quoting its 37" panels at $500 a piece.
Google has redesigned their Finance page and is including several new features including more chart data and a top movers sections. Currency and sector information is also displayed on the Finance homepage.
Financial consulting firm Ameriprise has reached a settlement with the state of Massachusetts over a case of widespread data theft that occurred because of a stolen laptop last year. The firm agreed to pay $25,000 to the state, as well as to hire a new security consultant.
LG.Philips LCD today issued a press release stating officials from the Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) visited the panel maker's offices in Seoul, Korea as part of an investigation into possible anticompetitive conduct in the LCD industry.
Micron Technology today announced the acquisition of Avago Technologies' image sensor business.
Hewlett-Packard's chief financial officer Bill Wayman is calling it quits after being with the company for 37 years.
Research in Motion is jumping on the lawsuit gravy train by suing Samsung over its naming of the BlackJack phone. RIM thinks the BlackJack name is too close to its line of Blackberry email-fetching saying in the lawsuit that the name is a "false designation of origin" and dilutes the Blackberry trademark.
Quanta Computer shipped 2.2 million notebooks in November, up 10% from October's 2.0 million units, according to company sources.
Sources recently indicated Quanta Computer has received LCD TV orders from Royal Philips Electronics.
Redmond (WA) - Microsoft new operating system will have an immediate impact on the U.S. economy when it launches early next year, Microsoft claims. According to an IDC study, which was commissioned by Microsoft, the availability of Windows Vista will create 100,000 new jobs and generate $70 billion in sales.
BitTorrent today announced it has acquired µTorrent, a lightweight and efficient implementation of the BitTorrent protocol.
Redmond (WA) - Microsoft has taken the next hurdle on the way to the rollout of its next-generation software package. The approval of Office Open XML (OOXML) as industry standard concludes Microsoft's often seemingly uncertain way towards a new XML file format and raises questions how the firm will approach the competing Open Document format (ODF).
Hewlett-Packard (HP) emerged as the LCD monitor leader in both unit and revenue shares for Black Friday Week 2006, traditionally the highest volume week of the year as holiday shoppers flock to retail outlets to take advantage of deeply discounted systems, according to Current Analysis.
Elpida Memory and Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC) on December 7 jointly announced that both parties will establish a new joint venture (JV) company to operate DRAM fabrication facilities in the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) with a total planned capacity of 240,000 12" wafers per month.
With Intel gearing up its efforts developing the embedded market, Taiwan's industrial PC (IPC) makers have mixed feelings about the possible impact on their businesses, according to industry sources.