Falling prices for DRAM chips and microprocessors badly hurt the global semiconductor market, which will likely limp to a sales increase of just 2.5 per cent in 2007, according to a report released by analyst Gartner.
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Dell will lay off 10 per cent of its 88,100 workers, in a continuing effort to improve profits as the company also completes an investigation of accounting fraud.
In an extension of a cost-cutting program it began in January, Motorola said Wednesday it would lay off 4,000 more workers.
A group of 10 employees at NEC ran up $US18 million in fraudulent costs over seven years, the company announced Tuesday, about a year after reporting a similar incident in 2006.
The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Project is asking software coders to develop free, open-source educational computer games for the XO laptop, continuing its push toward a September launch date.
IBM edged out Hewlett-Packard in first-quarter server revenue, as both companies relied on a rebound in sales of x86-based computers, according to a market report released Tuesday.
Hewlett-Packard looked outside the company to name two new executives to its board of directors on Friday, continuing an effort to regain investors' trust after a spying scandal in 2006.
The New York attorney general has filed a lawsuit charging that Dell used fraud and false advertising to increase profits on PC sales.
Motorola announced the Razr2 mobile phone and five other mobile devices on Tuesday with hopes the products will turn around the company's slumping sales and defend its turf from Apple's iPhone.
A former vice president of Oracle agreed on Monday to settle U.S. federal charges and pay US$198,000 for allegedly making stock market profits by using insider information he learned from his wife.
Intel launched the "Santa Rosa" upgrade of its Centrino notebook platform on Wednesday, running on PCs from Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo, MSI and others.
Sun Microsystems has fulfilled its promise to file a new version of its antitrust lawsuit against Hynix Semiconductor, accusing the South Korean company of inflating prices for the DRAM (dynamic random access memory) chips used in Sun's servers and storage systems.
Dell may have won applause from customers Tuesday by announcing it will sell commercial PCs running the Ubuntu distribution of Linux, but if the experience of competitors is a guide, it faces challenges translating the move into financial success.
The hardest thing about learning to use the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project's XO notebook PC is finding the right way to twist its antenna ears and open the display. Once you can see the screen, just follow the icons to write a note, snap a photo or compose a tune.
IBM has a plan to stop the computing delays familiar to users of virtual worlds and online games, simply by adding its Cell gaming chips to its mainframe servers, the company said Thursday.