Samsung Electronics and Sony may invest in a second eighth-generation (8G) TFT LCD facility if demand rises further, according to a November 5 report from Dow Jones citing Sang Wan Lee, chief executive of Samsung's LCD business.
Transitive Corporation is trying to ease the pain of converting legacy Solaris applications to Linux with its new QuickTransit software application. QuickTransit converts Solaris/SPARC applications into Linux x86 binary code on the fly and promises to work at about 80% native speed.
Microsoft's announcement of a peace deal with Novell Inc was a massive endorsement of Linux and open source, but the fine print means that the deal might not be good news for those not running Microsoft's approved version of Linux.
Now even the big boys are getting in Red Hat's face, causing angst for a lot of shareholders of the small software company that focuses on Linux operating system.
IM Flash Technologies, a joint venture between Intel and Micron, today announced that it will break ground on a fourth flash manufacturing facility in the first half of next year. The factory will initially focus on producing 50 nm flash memory chips from 300 mm wafers.
According to report published by the Associated Press, Google has plans to sell advertising space in 50 newspapers across the country, marking a new venture for the Internet search giant that goes outside of the online world.
Lite-On IT, the largest Taiwan-based maker of optical disc drives (ODDs), has lowered its OEM/ODM prices for half-height (H/H) 16x DVD burners to $27-28, but some expected orders were shifted to Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (TSST), the company's main competitor, because TSST offered prices as low as below $25, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Christopher Soghoian, the Indiana University student who created the fake boarding pass site and was busted by Federal Officials, is a Google Intern according to his resume.
The company formerly known as 180Solutions has been fined $3 million for using drive-by downloads to smuggle adware on the PCs of unwary Americans and for offering no way to remove the software.
Combined worldwide professional and consumer front projector shipments topped 1.22 million units in the third quarter of 2006, according to Pacific Media Associates (PMA).
No, it's not a misprint: Microsoft today announced one of those if-you-can't-beat-'em-join-'em decisions and confirmed that it will be working closely with Novell to improve the interoperability and manageability between Windows and Linux. Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will even recommend Suse Linux Enterprise for mixed OS environments.
Universal Tube and Rollform Equipment Corporation, a maker of tube manufacturing machines, is suing video-sharing giant YouTube because of its similarly sounding web name. Universal Tube's website, utube.com, has been knocked offline several times from people who misspelled youtube.com's website.
China's LCD TV market is poised for tremendous growth during the next four years, with a whopping 49% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) expected during the period from 2005 to 2010, according to research firm iSuppli.
Taiwan-based specialists in IC testing have a positive outlook for the memory industry in 2007, although there are also some concerns around overheated prices and growing difficulties in forecasting the supply, said company executives who yesterday attended a forum organized by Advantest Taiwan.
PayPal's San Jose headquarters was bombed Tuesday night. The bomb had been placed outside the conference center exit and the blast shattered one window in the four-story 100,000 square-foot building. Twenty-six employees were inside the building, but no one was hurt.
Shipments of rear-projection TVs (RPTVs) will remain stable through 2010, with only a small decline expected, despite facing intensifying competition from flat-panel display (FPD) technologies such as LCD and PDP (plasma display panel), iSuppli predicts.
LCD panel makers will see profits in the fourth quarter from sales of LCD monitors panels, including the 17", 19", 19" widescreen 20" and 20" widescreen segments, as well as 32" LCD TV panels, though makers will still see losses in the 37" and 42" LCD TV panel segments, according to estimates by the Taiwan-based Photonics Industry Technology & Development Association (PIDA).
Third party DRAM companies are following the current trend in the DRAM industry and are on track on to post record revenues for the year. According to a report released by Isuppli, third-party suppliers reported sales of about $5.1 billion in the first half of the year, which is up 15.7% from $4.3 billion in the same period of 2005.
LCD TV panel shipments were larger than PDP shipments at the 37" and above segment for the first time in the third quarter of 2006 and are poised to overtake PDPs at the 40" and larger segment as early as the fourth quarter, according to research firm Displaysearch.
The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to consider an appeal by Microsoft in a dispute over whether the company should be liable for damages overseas for infringing a software patent owned by AT&T.