The US Department of Justice (DOJ) last week announced an investigation of alleged anticompetitive practices among suppliers of Static Random Access Memory (SRAM).
The successful introduction of Intel's Core microarchitecture wasn't enough to save the company's third quarter result. Compared to the same period of 2005, revenues were down about 12% from $9.7 billion to $8.7 billion, while profits dropped almost 35% from $2.0 billion to $1.3 billion.
IBM today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2006. Diluted earnings per share are now $1.45, a 54% jump from the same time last year. Income from continuing operations for the third quarter was $2.2 billion, another jump from the $1.5 billion over the same period in 2005.
In a bid to expand its position on copyright infringement, Universal Music Group announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against Grouper and Bolt.com for allowing users to post videos to which Universal owns the copyrights.
Global sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) and Nintendo's Wii game consoles are expected to reach 4.13 and 5.47 million units, respectively, by the end of March 2007 following their planned November launch, according to an estimate by Japan-based gaming magazine Enterbrain .
Contract-manufacturing quotes for slim-type DVD burners dropped 20% in the third quarter due to fierce competition among Taiwan, Korea and Japan makers, according industry sources.
Intel has stopped sourcing Centrino-based WLAN modules from Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry), with Asustek Computer and other smaller networking equipment makers standing a chance of receiving more orders from the US chip giant, according to industry sources.
Following a 2-4.5% sequential price up for DRAM contract prices in the first half of October, DRAMeXchange believes that price growth should weaken in the second half of this month, despite projections from some PC OEMs that prices will rise 5% sequentially.
Yahoo has agreed to syndicate local news broadcasts from 16 CBS owned stations. Many of the stations are in large media markets, including New York and Los Angeles. Yahoo News users will be able to view from 10 to 20 video stories per day from each market. Yahoo will also include links to the station's website.
In yet another wave of suits filed against illegal music downloaders, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed a suit against various people in the Northern district of Illinois. However, one man seems to have gotten caught in the pirating web for no reason - and was able to convince the RIAA to withdraw the suit.
Motherboard giant Asustek Computer, aiming for product diversification in the 3C (computer, communications, consumer electronics) market, will reorganize in preparation for spinning off its branded and manufacturing businesses, according to sources.
Even without the launch of the Wii, Nintendo will have a good shot at becoming the most successful video game hardware company this year.
Days before the controversial video game Bully is set to release Florida judge Ronald Friedman has ordered the creator of the game, Take 2 Interactive, to provide him with a copy of the game to see it first-hand, and then decide whether to put in place a temporary injunction to prevent sales of the game.
According to InfoWorld, Transmeta is charging Intel with violating 10 of its patents covering processor design and power efficiency techniques.
A technology designed to detect copyright material could give YouTube a needed dose of legal legitimacy and calm any concerns Google has about spending US$1.65 billion on the Internet video site. That same technology, however, could hurt YouTube's edgy appeal.
Microsoft has acquired Colloquis, a company that produces language-recognizing support programs.
Market research firm NPD Group reports that September brought a significant increase in video game sales, creating a record as the best September in video game history.
Firefox continued to gain ground on Internet Explorer in September, according to the latest browser usage statistics from Net Applications. What's more, the firm reports increasing browser fragmentation among users.
Intel has landed orders for microSD cards from Nokia and Motorola, with a test run to begin by year-end and volume production to commence in the first quarter of 2007, according to sources.
ICANN said it cannot delist UK-based Spamhaus' www.spamhaus.org domain name. Spamhaus, a non-profit firm that offers anti-spam "black hole" lists, lost a US District court case to a U.S.-based marketing firm, e360 Insight, and must pay $11.7 million in damages. As part of the damages, e360 is trying to obtain a court order to delist the domain name, but ICANN has issued a statement saying that it does not have the ability or the authority to delist a name.