Micron acquires Avago image sensor business

Micron Technology today announced the acquisition of Avago Technologies' image sensor business.

HP CFO retires after 37 years at company

Hewlett-Packard's chief financial officer Bill Wayman is calling it quits after being with the company for 37 years.

RIM sues Samsung over "BlackJack" phone

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 ships 2.2 million notebooks in November

Quanta Computer shipped 2.2 million notebooks in November, up 10% from October's 2.0 million units, according to company sources.

Quanta lands LCD TV orders from Philips, say sources

Sources recently indicated Quanta Computer has received LCD TV orders from Royal Philips Electronics.

Windows Vista will create 100,000 new jobs, says Microsoft

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 acquires µTorrent

BitTorrent today announced it has acquired µTorrent, a lightweight and efficient implementation of the BitTorrent protocol.

Ecma confirms Microsoft's Office Open XML format as standard

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).

HP tops in LCD monitor market during Black Friday 2006, says Current Analysis

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 and PSC to form JV on DRAM production in Taiwan

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.

IPC makers have mixed feelings about Intel push into embedded market

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.

Nanya sees DRAM shortage to persist through Q1 2007

Nanya Technology projects that a DRAM shortage will persist through the first quarter of 2007 and that the price trend of DRAM will remain strong in the second half of 2007, said company spokesperson and vice president of global sales and marketing Pei-lin Pai at a December 6 investors conference.

HP to pay $14.5 million to settle snooping suit

Hewlett-Packard agreed Thursday to pay $14.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by state Attorney General Bill Lockyer accusing the company of unfair business practices in its crusade to unmask the source of boardroom leaks to the news media.

Boeing introduces 787 Dreamliner, virtually

Unveiling two new major projects at once, airplane manufacturing giant Boeing recently showed off its new 787 Dreamliner model via its new virtual assembly line simulation.

DRM-free MP3s starting to attract major players

As more MP3 players enter the market, with increasing confusion over digital security and copyright licenses, a couple major record labels are part of a new initiative to offer files that are stripped of all digital restrictions.

Google offer takes on PayPal

Google is offering merchants free use of its online payment service as it squares off against Ebay's market-leading PayPal.

SAP plans aggressive growth to 2010, targets mid-market

SAP AG is bullish about its ability to migrate at least two-thirds of its current R/3 ERP base onto its new service oriented architecture-based mySAP ERP 2005 business applications suite by 2010 and is confident of tripling its customer base in four years as it taps into more markets including small and mid-sized businesses.

Five steps to get Yahoo back on track

Terry Semel, Yahoo!'s chief executive, certainly doesn't lack for advice on how to turn around the Internet portal.

Palm licenses Palm OS for $44 million

Sunnyvale (CA) - Palm, former owner and developer of Palm OS, has licensed the operating system from its new owner Access. According to the agreement, $44 million buys Palm a perpetual license for the source code of Palm OS Garnet and "specific rights" to modify the code base for use in devices such as the Treo smartphone. Access acquired PalmSource, which had been established as the software arm of Palm in 2003, in September 2005 for $324 million. Last month, the company announced the elimination of the name PalmSource and the integration of Palm OS into the Access brand.

Nvidia to integrate Java platform in GoForce processors

Nvidia today said that it has signed a cross-licensing agreement with Aplix, which will enable the company to use the JBlend Java platform for its handheld GoForce graphics processors.