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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is offering merchants free use of its online payment service as it squares off against Ebay's market-leading PayPal.
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.
Terry Semel, Yahoo!'s chief executive, certainly doesn't lack for advice on how to turn around the Internet portal.
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 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.
Redmond (WA) - Responding to critics who say that the Zune is destined to be a flop, Microsoft today announced that it plans to have sold a million units by June 2007, a sales target that Apple attained about two years after the original introduction of the iPod.
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Tiburon (CA) - Despite its recent accounting woes, Nvidia may have just completed one of the most successful quarters in the firm's history. According to a report released by Jon Peddie Research (JPR) today, the company gained shares in virtually all of the markets it competes in - mainly at the expense of ATI, which suffered heavy losses across the board.
Three top executives will be leaving Yahoo as part of what the search company is calling a "major reorganization" in its top-level ranks. The chief operating officer, a senior vice president, and the head of Yahoo's entertainment division are all headed out the doors of Yahoo's corporate office.
The court presiding over the AMD-Intel antitrust case has made some orders that will affect the dozens of companies that have been subpoenad.
Universal, NBC, and other entertainment companies are increasingly upset about Youtube's potential for copyright infringement. Japan is getting in on the act, too, asking for much stricter uploading and screening processes.
Wilmington (NC) - One of the many cases of Playstation 3 robberies ended fatally as police gunned down a suspect in North Carolina accused of stalking a customer on the PS3 launch day back to his apartment, beating him up, and stealing his console.
The robbery victim, a student at UNC, was one of the first to get a PS3 in the state, having waited over three days to purchase the console at Wal-Mart at midnight on the November 17 launch day.
The legal battle brewing between Universal Music and MySpace could shape the broader commercial relationship between traditional media companies and a new generation of internet start-ups that rely on them for content.
The NPD research group says technology sales grew 11.8% for the week ending November 25 which includes the major Black Friday shopping day after Thanksgiving. Sales surpassed $2 billion dollars, but the group says the growth rate has slowed from previous years.