Logitech swallows Slim Devices

Logitech today announced that it has acquired Slim Devices, which develops and sells the music streaming devices Squeezebox and Transporter, for $20 million in cash.

Graphics card shipments slow in October

Peak demand for graphics cards this year has ended, the Chinese-language Apple Daily cited Taiwan-based graphics card makers as indicating, reporting that the makers estimate to see slight shipment decreases on-month in October.

Intel to spend $300 million in Centrino Pro push

Intel will upgrade its Centrino technology to Centrino Pro, with the launch to come with the availability of Microsoft Windows Vista OS, notebook makers said.

IDC and Gartner: HP beats Dell in Q3 PC shipments

Figures from research firms IDC and Gartner show that Hewlett Packard (HP) outperformed Dell in worldwide PC shipments in the third quarter to reclaim the top vendor position.

An unexpected surprise for AMD: Turion sales surge

AMD delivered a solid Q3 result, but the company wasn't completely happy with its performance. The transition to DDR2 memory, the introduction of its Rev F Opterons as well as the preparation of 65 nm processors created challenges, which the company said may have impacted its profitability during the quarter.

Apple sells 39 million Ipods in 12 months

In its preliminary fiscal fourth quarter result, Apple said that it sold about 8.73 million Ipods in the most recent quarter and more than 39 million devices over the fiscal year.

AMD Q3 revenues increase, profits decline

Considering the dramatic price decreases of its desktop processors over the past three months, AMD delivered a solid third quarter result.

Google attracting 25% of online ad revenue

Emarketer just put out a release with some amazing research behind their prediction that Google will pocket 25% of all US Online Advertising Revenue - an astonishing number.

More than 16.5 square miles of flat panels produced in 2006

Flat panel display (FPD) makers will shatter several new records in 2006, as the industry continues to grow rapidly. Driven by the TV segment, production output is expected to grow 12% to 3.6 billion panels and revenues are estimated to climb 13% to more than $84 billion.

IFPI files 8000 music piracy lawsuits

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) said that it has filed 8000 new lawsuits to Internet users in 17 countries across the globe, including Brazil, Mexico, and Poland, all three of which have previously never incurred these kinds of anti-piracy lawsuits.

Intel mainstream quad-core to cost $851

Intel's first quad-core desktop processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX6700, which is scheduled to be released next month, will sell for US$999 in 1000-unit quantities, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers who are familiar with Intel's latest roadmap.

Isuppli questions value of SRAM probe

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) last week announced an investigation of alleged anticompetitive practices among suppliers of Static Random Access Memory (SRAM).

Intel Q3 profits take a 35% hit

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 profits jump 54% - UPDATE

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.

Universal goes against another video sharing site

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.

Sales of Wii expected to surpass PS3 in first four months

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 prices for notebook DVD burners drop 20% in Q3

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 stops sourcing WLAN modules from Foxconn for its Centrino platform

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.

DRAM contract prices set to rise in H2 October

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 and CBS partner up to offer local video news online

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.