Stories by Pia Landergren

Networking show takes industry's pulse

It seems there's a specialized electronic device for almost every task -- and if you find yourself urgently needing to perform an ECG scan outdoors in rain or snow, then Casio has something for you.

Convergence products take center stage

After years of talk of convergence, managing multiple services over a single network connection looks to be one of the common themes of this year's Networks Telecom show, which kicks off in Birmingham, England, next Tuesday. The show serves as a European launchpad for new networking products such as routers, switches and software applications for LANs and WANs (wide area networks), and also for telecommunication consultancy services.

Hacker vigilantes strike back

With the rapid increase in security breaches leaving law enforcement struggling to keep up, some organisation are taking the law into their own hands and punishing hackers themselves.

Demand for chip-making equipment nosedives

Semiconductor manufacturing equipment sales are about to take a dramatic dip as high-tech inventory levels back up the supply chain. The value of new orders received by U.S. makers of semiconductor manufacturing equipment during February, March and April this year was far lower than the value of products shipped during that period, according to the trade association Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).

Motorola looking to sell second Scottish plant

Motorola Inc. is looking for a buyer for its semiconductor production plant in South Queensferry, Scotland, and has delayed a planned move to a new plant in Dunfermline, Scotland, due to the company's financial troubles, a Motorola spokesman said Thursday.

Dell snags PC server crown in US from Compaq

Compaq Computer Corp. is still the biggest server vendor in the world, according to a recent survey by Dataquest Inc. However, in the U.S., Dell has now taken the number-one position for server shipments for the first time, according to the same survey.

UK government launches cyber police


The UK's first national law enforcement organisation dedicated to fighting IT-related crime was launched this week. The special police force, named National Hi-Tech Crime Unit, consists of 80 law enforcement specialists who will be based throughout the country, the National Criminal Intelligence Service said in a statement.

UK government launches cyber police

The U.K.'s first national law enforcement organization dedicated to fight IT-related crime was launched Wednesday. The special police force, named National Hi-Tech Crime Unit, consists of 80 law enforcement specialists who will be based throughout the country, the National Criminal Intelligence Service said in a statement.

BT to increase mobile coverage with phone booths

If you can't beat your enemy, join them. That seems to be the reasoning behind British Telecommunications PLC's Thursday announcement that it would make space available for mobile phone transmitters in its public phone booths.

IDC: ASPs learn from past mistakes

A new breed of ASPs (application service providers) that have learned from the mistakes of their predecessors is emerging and offering better service to users, according to a new report published by International Data Corp. (IDC).

Motorola confirms SEC inquiry

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is making an informal inquiry into why a number of analysts recently revised their earnings estimates down for Motorola Inc., the company confirmed Friday.

Seagate announces new 15K rpm disk drives

Seagate Technology announced two new hard disk drives aimed at the enterprise and entry-level server markets here, a day before the CeBIT trade show starts. The storage technology vendor also unveiled a new back-up tape autoloader called Viper 2000.

Alcatel halts handset production

To control its handset oversupply, French telecommunications equipment vendor Alcatel SA has stopped production of mobile phones this week, spokesperson Klaus Wustrack confirmed Tuesday.

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