Stories by James Evans

Study: Chip market off 13.5 percent in 2001

The world's semiconductor market will decline 13.5 percent in 2001 with the Americas and the Asia/Pacific chip markets being hit the hardest, a new study released Monday suggestsAccording to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), the market will drop to US$176.8 billion in 2001 from $204.4 billion in 2000. This contrasts with a forecasted growth rate of 20.3 percent for 2001 during the third quarter 2000, according to the organization that represents about 90 percent of the world semiconductor industry in a statement.

EMC to cut 1,100 jobs

Storage vendor EMC Corp. on Tuesday said it would cut its worldwide workforce by 1,100 employees or 4 percent in an effort to cut operating expenses and deal with the current U.S. economic slowdown.

House weakens spam legislation

A U.S. House of Representatives committee on Wednesday stripped key elements out of a bill designed to curb unsolicited e-mail, or spam, and give consumers rights to take action against parties sending bulk e-mail.

Iomega introduces its Peerless removable storage

Storage company Iomega on Thursday introduced its new Peerless removable storage device, a pocket-sized drive that offers between 10G bytes and 20G bytes of storage on removable cartridges.

Excelon, C-Bridge merge, focus on ECM market

Combining one company's focus on XML (Extensible Markup Language) application development with the other's vertical market consulting and services strengths, eXcelon Corp. and C-bridge Internet Solutions Inc. announced Wednesday that the two Massachusetts technology companies will merge.

DT tests Lucent's 40G optical equipment

Deutsche Telekom AG (DT) has successfully tested Lucent Technologies Inc.'s next generation fiber optic transmission technology by sending data at 40G bps (bit per second) over a distance of 72 miles (116 kilometers), the companies said in a statement Wednesday.

Cisco expands Gigabit Ethernet offerings

Cisco Systems on Tuesday is set to announce new Gigabit Ethernet products for medium-sized and large corporate customers, along with a marketing effort with Intel to promote the transmission technology often used in corporate networks, the companies said in a statement.

Cisco pushes Gigabit Ethernet on copper cabling

Cisco Systems Inc. on Tuesday unveiled new Gigabit Ethernet switching products and announced a marketing agreement with Intel Corp. to work to accelerate Gigabit Ethernet network deployments, the companies said.

VeriSign extends digital certificate services

VeriSign on Wednesday announced that it has extended its managed digital certificate services to allow smart card and other manufacturers to embed digital keys and certificates into their products.

NTT fueled to profitability with DoCoMo's help

Nippon Telephone and Telegraph Corp. (NTT) group on Thursday released its fiscal year 2001 ending statement that shows its wireless unit, NTT DoCoMo Inc., helped bring the Japanese telecommunication vendor back into profitable territory.

Cisco, Nortel, others form Tahoe Networks

Some of the industry's top networking and mobile telecommunication companies are throwing their weight behind the creation of Tahoe Networks Inc., a new company focused on developing a bridge between wireless networks and existing data networks and the Internet.

Roll out of '.info' and '.biz' TLD suffixes begins

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved plans for the .biz and .info top-level domain (TLDs) name suffixes and registration for at least one of them will start later this month, the Internet overseeing body said Tuesday.

Nortel, EMC work on optically networked storage

In a joint effort to develop the best optically networked storage devices, EMC and Nortel Networks on Tuesday said they are working together to create storage networking for campus, metro and wide-area systems.