Stories by Ben Ames

Intel to cut jobs throughout 2006

Intel will continue its corporate reorganization through the end of 2006, stretching beyond the 90-day window promised by Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini.

Palm pays Xerox $22.5 million in patent suit

After nine years of court battles, Palm Inc. agreed Wednesday to pay $22.5 million to Xerox Corp. in a patent infringement case over technology for writing notes on the touchscreen of a PDA (personal digital assistant).

AMD ups ante with four-core chips

AMD will ship four-core processors by mid-2007, company chief technology officer Phil Hester says. The chips will be for use in servers, workstations and high-end desktops.

Opteron boosts AMD sales

Driven by strong sales of its dual-core Opteron processor, AMD reported US$1.33 billion (NZ$2.13billion) in revenue for the first quarter of 2006, equalling analysts' estimates. That was up from US$1.23 billion for the first quarter of 2005, or US$780 million excluding revenue from the Spansion memory chip unit it spun out in 2005, according to a statement from the company.

Lenovo to lay off 1,000, move headquarters to Raleigh

In a response to market pressures in its desktop business, Lenovo Group Thursday announced it would lay off 1,000 employees and move its corporate headquarters from Purchase, New York, to Raleigh, North Carolina.