Apple attacked by Vikings

Regulators representing the Nordic states are set to meet in Reykjavik, Iceland later this this month.

Yankee says Sony will sell 30 million PS3 consoles within five years

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 profits from Dell's urgent battery orders

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 increases Athlon 64 X2 CPU shipments for H2

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 may give up network IC business, says paper

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 .

U3 starts billing 5% royalty fee

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.

Dell recalls 4.1 million notebook batteries

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.

Why does AOL need another IM platform provider?

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.

Micron aims to triple NAND-flash market share in two years

With its 50nm NAND flash chips slated to volume production in early 2007, Micron Technology intends to be more aggressive in the market.

Supply for 5G glass to run tight

The supply of fifth-generation (5G) glass substrates will soon run tight, amid rising demand, according to market sources.

Apple, Nvidia face the wrath of the SEC after bad options news

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.

Backdated stock option grants force Apple to delay quarter report

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.

Go Daddy cancels planned IPO

Domain registrar Go Daddy has decided not to attempt an initial public offering, citing difficult market conditions, the company said.

Sanyo and Quanta to start a global TV business alliance in October

Sanyo Electric and Quanta Computer have decided to form a strategic alliance for their global TV businesses.

Microsoft and PC vendors to offer upgrade coupon to promote Vista-capable PCs in Q4

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.

AUO betting on 40-, 42" LCD-TV panel market

AU Optronics (AUO) is now aiming for the 40", 42", 46" and 47" LCD-TV markets, according to the company.

DRAM contract prices continue to go up in August

The contract prices of major DRAM chips are continuing to trend upward in the first half of August.

Samsung converts 12" capacity to NAND flash to meet demand from Apple, say sources

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.

Viacom's MTV Networks acquires net content producer Atom Entertainment

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 sells media and signaling business to Eicon

Intel today announced that it will transfer its media and signaling business division to Eicon Networks.