Hewlett-Packard will launch a family of networked storage products in September to compete with EMC for small and medium-sized customers.
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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is set to launch its "Rev. F" dual-core Opteron chip on 15 August, defending its turf in the server market against Intel.
Intel will continue its corporate reorganization through the end of 2006, stretching beyond the 90-day window promised by Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini.
Sun Microsystems has launched three Opteron-based servers, positioning them as midrange boxes for network computing in data centres.
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).
IBM researchers have pushed a silicon-based microprocessor to speeds of 500GHz — more than 250 times faster than a typical commercial chip.
Corporate IT managers have about five years to prepare for a shock wave of technology change that will sweep across the global economy and drive unwitting CIOs crazy.
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.
American Web surfers continued to flock to Google Inc. in April, using the Internet search site for 50 percent of their 5.3 billion queries, according to a research report.
Intel will sell its new generation of 65-nanometre (65nm) desktop and laptop chips under the brand name Core 2 Duo when it launches them this summer.
The best way for Intel to battle shrinking profits is to keep shrinking its chips towards 32-nanometer geometry by 2009.
Intel expects a 3 percent drop in revenue for 2006 and plans a reorganization that could include layoffs over the next 90 days, Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini said Thursday.
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.
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.
In an effort to grab a bigger slice of the US small-business market, Lenovo Group will launch a line of low-cost desktops and laptops.