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.
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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.
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.
Database vendor Informix announced on Tuesday a definitive agreement to acquire data warehousing provider Ardent Software in a stock swap deal valued at $US880 million.
Hitachi and NEC is expected to announce today the establishment of a DRAM (dynamic random access memory) joint venture, the companies said in a brief statement.
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.
The value of transactions conducted over mobile phones in Europe is set to reach $US23.7 billion) by 2003, according to a new study from Durlacher Research.
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.
Nokia yesterday announced that its WAP Server 1.0 software aimed at corporate users will be released worldwide on December 15.
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 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.
SOT Finnish Software Engineering yesterday announced that it is readying for release a beta version of its first English-language edition of the open-source Linux operating system.
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 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 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.