Booming cell phone and consumer electronics sales were driving semiconductor sales in May. According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), chip sales came in at $19.7 billion, which translated in a 9.4% increase year-over-year and 0.7% sequentially.
Web search results can make or break a business. Companies pay big bucks to make it to the top of Yahoo! or Google. But one company is so disappointed with its position in the listings that it is taking Google to court.
Sales of Apple Computer's Intel Core Duo-based MacBook laptops have been stronger than expected, boosting monthly shipments of 13.3" MacBooks from Taiwan-based Asustek Computer to about 120,000 units in June, up from about 100,000 units when the company started shipping the new computers in April, according to sources at Taiwan-based notebook makers.
An article released by Financial Times Germany (FTG) suggests that Intel may have paid one of Europe's largest electronics retailers to prevent PCs with AMD processors from being sold through the chain. A letter from a supplier appears to confirm earlier suspicions of retail manipulation, which also have been voiced by AMD's antitrust suit against Intel.
Supa Technology and First International Computer (FIC), relative newcomers in the GPS industry, are actively developing the GPS market in Europe and the US, with major clients currently including European and US domestic brands.
Taiwan-based graphics card specialist Sparkle Computer has revealed a list of products, which it claims are all compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation.