Stories by Terho Uimonen

Hitachi Details Rollout Plans for IA-64 Systems

Hitachi Ltd. has released details on its plans to in the second half of the year start shipping servers and workstations powered by Intel Corp.'s Itanium processors. The forthcoming processors are Intel's first 64-bit chips based on its IA-64 architecture.

Akamai Boosts European Presence

Akamai Technologies Inc., a provider of server software for speeding up Internet traffic, today announced the appointment of Wolfgang Sthle as the new president of its European operations.

Seagate Posts Q2 Net Loss on Lower Revenue

Hard drive maker Seagate Technology Inc. yesterday said the disk drive business environment continues to be challenging, as it reported a net loss of US$35 million, or 16 cents per share, for its second fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, 1999.

Iridium stock de-listed on Nasdaq

Financially troubled satellite-based communications provider Iridium late Monday announced that the Nasdaq exchange as of Friday has de-listed the stock of Iridium World Communications, the company's public investment vehicle.

COMDEX: Acer eyes stake in Chinese ISP

Bolstered by China's opening to foreign investment following the China-US World Trade Organisation (WTO) deal earlier this week, Taiwan's Acer Group is now considering taking a stake in a Chinese ISP, a senior Acer executive said.

Compaq aims Tru64 Unix at non-commercial users

Compaq has announced that certain non-commercial users now can license its Tru64 Unix operating system for AlphaServers at a "nominal" cost of $US99 plus shipping and handling fees.

Ericsson cuts production in France, Sweden

Ericsson has announced a string of restructuring initiatives that will affect a total of around 1500 staff in France and Sweden, as the telecommunications equipment vendor continues to outsource manufacturing of non-core products.

Dell tops US PC chart; Compaq still global no. 1

Dell Computer in this year's third quarter for the first time shipped more PCs in the US than rival Compaq Computer, as worldwide PC shipments increased by about 25 percent over the same period last year, according to data released yesterday.

Sprint Profits Take Hit Despite Record Q3 Revenue

Sprint Corp. today announced record consolidated third-quarter revenue of US$5.11 billion, an increase of 18 percent over the US$4.32 billion the telecommunications carrier posted for the corresponding period a year ago.
Although its core fixed-line network businesses turned a profit, losses incurred in Sprint's wireless operations led to an overall net loss on a consolidated basis, even as Sprint said in a statement it had added 720,000 new wireless customers during the quarter ended Sept. 30, 1999.

Sun aims cheap workstation at PC buyers

Sun Microsystems yesterday lowered by 20 per cent the price of its cheapest workstation to $US1995, and aimed it squarely at users who would normally buy a high-end PC.