Sandisk and M-Systems will start billing a 5% royalty fee from NAND flash disk drive makers that adopt the U3 platform, according to sources at controller IC design houses.
Austin (TX) - After several reports of self-combusting laptops, Dell is recalling millions of lithium-ion batteries. More than 4.1 million batteries for the Dell Latitude, Inspiron and Precision notebooks are being recalled. The batteries were made by Sony and were sold between April 2004 and July 18, 2006.
UPDATE 14 August 2006 4:30 pm ET
Dulles (VA) - While it's clear that AOL has been undertaking a serious attempt to rebuild its waning image, among both professional and consumer clients, today's announced acquisition of a small builder of business instant messaging deployment tools called Userplane has investors and consumers both asking questions today.
With its 50nm NAND flash chips slated to volume production in early 2007, Micron Technology intends to be more aggressive in the market.
The supply of fifth-generation (5G) glass substrates will soon run tight, amid rising demand, according to market sources.
This morning, MarketWatch reports Apple Computer has received a warning letter from the NASDAQ exchange advising the company it faces possible delisting from its list of traded stock issues, if it delays its filing of a quarterly report much further.
Apple officially confirmed in a Friday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it will be delaying the filing of its Q2 report, which covers the financial period from 1 April to 30 June.
Domain registrar Go Daddy has decided not to attempt an initial public offering, citing difficult market conditions, the company said.
Sanyo Electric and Quanta Computer have decided to form a strategic alliance for their global TV businesses.
The list of companies that are reviewing stock option grants continues to grow. Next in line is Nvidia which announced during its second quarter earnings conference call that "the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors is conducting a voluntary review of the Company's stock option practices covering the time from the Company's initial public offering in 1999 through the current fiscal year."
Microsoft and the world's leading PC vendors have reached an agreement to promote the long-awaited Vista OS by offering PC buyers worldwide a free upgrade coupon, as a way of encouraging them to buy a Vista-capable PC as early as possible, according to market sources, citing information leaked from Taiwan-based PC makers.
AU Optronics (AUO) is now aiming for the 40", 42", 46" and 47" LCD-TV markets, according to the company.
The contract prices of major DRAM chips are continuing to trend upward in the first half of August.
Although Apple disappointed its fans with not rolling out a new Ipod gadget during its recent Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Samsung Electronics started converting about 4% of its current 12" wafer production capacity from DRAM to NAND flash to be ready for upcoming demand from Apple.
In a deal that's keeping MTV Networks in the news, the Viacom division is purchasing Web video and gaming content provider Atom Entertainment - itself the parent company of Shockwave.com - for the tidy sum of $200 million.
Intel today announced that it will transfer its media and signaling business division to Eicon Networks.
The next stage of Infineon Technologies' spinoff of its memory division, Qimonda, got under way this morning on schedule, but not with all guns blazing, in analysts' view.
A bunch of us spent last weekend at NASCAR and watched a car, number 48, which was effectively out of the race early on with a flat tire and a three lap disadvantage, do the impossible and win that race. If someone had asked me to bet on number 48 at the time of the flat I would have told them they were crazy, the guy had absolutely no chance of winning. But, in hind sight, any other bet would have been a losing one.
The combined share of clone (white-box) notebooks in the total worldwide notebook market continued to decline to 14.5% in the second quarter of this year from 15.7% in the first quarter, according data released recently by research firm Gartner Dataquest.
AOL on Monday apologized for releasing information on about 20 million keyword searches in a move that ignited a firestorm of criticism about privacy rights on the Internet.