Round Rock (TX) - Confirming earlier rumors about a possible extension of the business relationship with AMD, Dell announced today that it will be building AMD processors into its "Dimension" desktop computers and 2P server products. Chief executive Kevin Rollins hinted that AMD will not only fill a gap in Dell's portfolio, but will also be a tool to convince Intel to drop its prices.
Intel will phase out production of almost all of its 90nm-made desktop CPUs by the end of 2006 as the company transitions to 65nm, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers.
Worldwide demand for servers has been climbing, with shipments likely to hit eight million units next year, compared to seven million units in 2005, according to industry sources.
Spot prices for DRAM remained stable last week, amid a tight supply of DDR and warming demand for DDR2.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) delivered a solid fiscal third quarter with revenues climbing 5% to $21.9 billion year over year.
Regulators representing the Nordic states are set to meet in Reykjavik, Iceland later this this month.
As we are getting closer to the release of Sony's and Nintendo's third-generation game consoles, more market research firms are releasing their sales forecasts.
Simplo Technology chairman Raymond Sung has confirmed that the company has received urgent orders for 400,000 battery modules from Dell after the US computer giant announced a recall of about 4.1 million Dell-branded notebook-use lithium-ion batteries with cells manufactured by Sony due to fire risk.
AMD aims to ship a total of 9.8 million Socket-AM2 and Socket-939 Athlon 64 X2 processors in the second half of this year, sources familiar with the chip vendor's roadmap noted.
Asustek Computer is currently in talks with US-based Agere to sell its 65.25%-owned subsidiary, Attansic Technology, according to the Chinese-language Apple Daily .
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."