Stories by Terho Uimonen

AMD Initiatives Aim to Pry Open Corporate Market

PC processor vendor Advanced Micro Devices is working on several initiatives aimed at making it a force in the lucrative corporate computing market, Raymond Lee, AMD's vice president of Asia-Pacific sales and marketing, said in a keynote speech Wednesday at the Via Technology Forum in Taipei .

Via Intros DDR Chip Sets for AMD, Intel Processors

Taiwan-based PC chip set and processor vendor Via Technologies Inc. is using its inaugural Via Technology Forum, which kicks off here Wednesday, to launch its first chip sets supporting the emerging DDR266 high-speed memory standard.

NEC Signs Licensing Deal with Rambus

NEC has become the latest major memory chip maker to sign a licensing agreement with Rambus that calls for the Japanese manufacturer to pay royalties to the U.S.-based memory interface technology design company.

Intel, Others Launch Wireless Internet Initiative

STOCKHOLM (09/12/2000) - Intel Corp. and nine other companies announced on Monday the launch of an industry initiative aimed at making it easier for users to access the Internet over wireless networks.

Ericsson, MS Detail Mobile Joint Venture Plans

L.M. Ericsson Telephone and Microsoft announced on Monday the official launch of Ericsson Microsoft Mobile Venture AB, a joint company formed as part of a broader alliance struck between the companies late last year.

Ericsson Sells Euro Component Distribution Unit

Ericsson Microelectronics AB, a unit of Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor L.M. Ericsson Telephone, announced Tuesday that it is selling off its European component distribution business to U.K.-based Eurodis Electron PLC in a cash deal valued at $US43 million.

Siebel Systems to Acquire Janna in $975M Deal

Business software supplier Siebel Systems Inc. announced Monday that it has reached an agreement to acquire financial services software provider Janna Systems Inc. in a stock deal valued at US$975 million].

Nokia unveils Net appliance running Linux

Nokia unveiled a prototype of an "infotainment" appliance on Friday that aims to combine the Internet and digital television broadcasting in a living room device aimed squarely at consumers.

Level 3 Completes First Ring of European Network

STOCKHOLM (09/08/2000) - Level 3 Communications Inc. announced Friday the completion of the 1,900-mile Ring 1 of its planned 4,750-mile European fiber-optic network.

The European network will carry data, video and voice traffic for ISPs (Internet service providers) and ASPs (application service providers), as well as other Internet and communications companies, the Broomfield, Colorado-based network infrastructure services provider said in a statement.

Connecting its data centers in Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London and Paris, the Ring 1 network is connected to Level 3's metropolitan networks in each of the cities.

Nokia Ships New Handset in Europe

Nokia announced Thursday that its Internet-enabled 6210 mobile phone handset targeted at mobile professionals is now shipping in volume in Europe.

Japan Telecom Tests VoIP over 3G WCDMA Network

L.M. Ericsson Telephone Co. on Wednesday said that it and Japan Telecom Co. Ltd. had conducted the first field trials of VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) over an experimental third-generation mobile phone network based on WCDMA (wideband code division multiple access) technology.

Ericsson Scores Telecom Deals in Guangdong, China

L.M. Ericsson Telephone said Wednesday that it expects to sign frame agreements valued at $US550 million for the building of a fixed-line and expansion of mobile telecommunications networks in China's Guangdong province.

Contestants Line Up for Swedish 3G License Awards

STOCKHOLM (09/01/2000) - Broadwave Communications was the first consortium to formally file its application for one of the four third-generation (3G) mobile network licenses to be awarded in Sweden, the country's regulator said Friday.