HDMI Licensing, the agent responsible for licensing the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) specification, today announced it has reduced the annual administration fee for HDMI adopters from $15,000 to $10,000.
A-Data Technology aims to boost the contribution from its OEM business to over 30% of its total business, in line with its aggressive capacity ramp up in China, according to company chairman Simon Chen at a recent company investor conference.
Sunnyvale (CA) and Markham (ON) - AMD bets $5.4 billion on its future: The company today announced that it will acquire ATI to "fight against the monopoly" and to create application specific platforms in the commercial, mobile and consumer electronics segments. AMD also said that, within two years, the company wants to offer processors that integrate graphics functionality.
AMD has informed analysts and journalists that chairman and chief executive officer Hector Ruiz and chief financial officer Bob Rivet will make a "significant corporate announcement" on Monday, July 24 at 8 am EST. While the company declined to provide details about this "announcement" on Sunday, it is widely believed that AMD will confirm its acquisition/merger plans of chipset and graphics chip company ATI.
Sunnyvale (CA) - As expected, AMD rings in the next round of the processor price battle with Intel. In an effort to remain competitive, the company today slashed the prices of all desktop processors. In the strategically important field of socket AM2 CPUs, the drop averaged 47% - which may not be enough to retain overall price/performance leadership, according to TG Daily findings.
Rumors about an upcoming Amd bid to acquire chipset company and grphics chip develop AMD have resurfaced on Friday. According to media reports, AMD could make a friendly offer as early as next week.
The cost of producing Xbox 360s in the quantities necessary to sustain demand rose by $1.64 billion over the past 12 months, and $682 million during Microsoft's fiscal fourth quarter alone, the company reported yesterday afternoon.
Qimonda, the spun off DRAM arm of Infineon, announced that it has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) on the the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Japan-based suppliers maintained their dominance in the fast-growing business for small- to medium-size LCD panels in the first quarter of 2006 despite continued market-share inroads by South Korea's Samsung Electronics, according to research firm iSuppli.
Contract prices for both DDR and DDR2 continued trending upward in the second half of July and Nanya Technology is confident that this price upside will persist through the end of the third quarter.
Spansion announced that the company has expanded its foundry partnership with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to 90nm for its MirrorBit-made NOR flash with production set to increase in the second half of 2007.
Nearly four weeks prior to issuing its fiscal Q2 quarterly report, Dell has already warned of a likely revenue and earnings slowdown, with growth flattening if not taking a slight downturn.
A federal judge today denied the government's motion to dismiss the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) case against AT&T for collaborating with the NSA in illegal spying.
The city council gave their official okay for the estimated $10m contract, the cost of which will be borne entirely by MetroFi.
Google, Microsoft and Yahoo betrayed their values and colluded with government censorship in China in pursuit of lucrative revenue opportunities, according to human rights charity Amnesty International.
After six years of financial difficulties and reorganizations, Corel finally seems on track with promising first and second quarters in 2006 and a return to public trading.
For its fiscal second quarter, Google reported earnings of $2.46 billion, up 77% on an annual basis, with operating income of $815 million.
Santa Clara (CA) - In an interview this afternoon with TG Daily, Intel spokesperson Robert I. Manetta said one of the objectives of today's senior executive and general managerial shuffle, announced this morning, was to enable a seasoned, experience executive the chance to take the helm of the company's ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) project, with the intention of "creating the product," perhaps all over again.
Sunnyvale (CA) - Despite its recent avalanche of design wins and market share gains, AMD appears to be vulnerable to changing market environments. For the first quarter of this year, the company reported a sequential decline in revenues and operating income. But thanks to its Opteron processor and compared to last year, AMD still holds a strong position in the microprocessor market.
UPDATE 20 July 2006 5:30 pm ET
Round Rock (TX) - For AMD's planned price drop for its dual-core processors to enable the company to regain its aggressive price/performance competitive position against Intel as it has promised, the company would have to reduce its existing Athlon 64 X2 and Athlon FX prices by between 38% and 56% for its various models, with cuts averaging about 51%.