Stories by James Niccolai

Intel to Showcase 1GHz 'Coppermine' Pentium III

Intel Corp. will present a paper at a closely watched technical conference next month in which the company will describe how it can achieve a clock speed of 1GHz from a Pentium III processor running at room temperature, an Intel spokesman said today.

Phoenix offers BIOS for Transmeta systems

Phoenix Technologies announced today that its BIOS software is being used to build reference designs for mobile computers based on Transmeta's Crusoe family of processors.

Dell Warns of Shortfall in Q4 Sales, Profits

Dell Computer Corp. said today it will report lower-than-expected earnings and revenue for its fourth fiscal quarter ending Jan. 28. The company cited shortages of key semiconductor products and slower-than-expected corporate sales in the wake of the year 2000 date change.

UPDATE: Dell Warns of Lower Q4 Sales, Profits

Dell Computer Corp. said today it will report lower-than-expected earnings and revenue for its fourth fiscal quarter ending Jan. 28. The company cited shortages of key semiconductor products and slower-than-expected corporate sales in the wake of the year 2000 date change.

Judge Reinstates Java Ruling Against Microsoft

A California district court yesterday reinstated a preliminary injunction against Microsoft Corp. in its long-standing legal battle with Sun Microsystems Inc., limiting the way the software giant can use Sun's Java technology in its products.

Intel to Build US$2 Billion Chip Plant in the U.S.

Intel Corp. will spend US$2 billion to build a new manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona, that will help the chip giant cut production costs and keep pace with demand for its products, company officials said today.

Some Windows 2000 Systems Shipping Today

At least two PC vendors have already started shipping computer systems installed with Windows 2000, weeks before Microsoft Corp.'s new operating system is due to be officially launched.

Server demand helps Sun report record Q2 revenue

Sun Microsystems yesterday reported record revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2000, in part due to strong demand for the company's workgroup and high-end servers, according to company officials.

Informix settles inflated revenues and lawsuit

Informix has settled charges brought by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it fraudulently inflated revenues and earnings between 1994 and 1997. But the database software vendor's legal woes may not be over.

Recording Industry Sues MP3.com

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today sued MP3.com Inc., claiming that the company's online digital music service infringes on valuable copyrights held by record labels and artists.

AMD Boasts a Bumper Fourth Quarter

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) said strong consumer demand for personal computers helped the company zoom past Wall Street's expectations for its fourth fiscal quarter of 1999, although the chip maker warned of a possible slowdown in the months ahead.

Intel asks ITC to bar Via's chip sets from US

Intel has quietly stepped up its licensing war with Via Technologies by asking a US government agency to prevent the Taiwan-based company's high-performance PC chip sets from being sold in the US.