Stories by Tom Krazit

Transmeta to lay off 40 percent of workforce

Transmeta Corp. on Thursday posted a smaller-than-expected loss for its second fiscal quarter, but at the same time announced plans to lay off 200 workers, or about 40 percent of its workforce.

Lucent gathers partners for 3G/WLAN services

Lucent Technologies Inc. announced Wednesday a package of hardware and software products designed to help wireless carriers set up data exchange services for their enterprise customers, partnering with several other companies to deliver products and installation services.

Intel misses revenue, earnings expectations

Intel Corp.'s recent warning of lower second-quarter revenue proved true Tuesday, as the Santa Clara, California, chip maker announced revenue of US$6.32 billion and net income of $446 million.

Unisys to launch Itanium 2 servers

Unisys Corp. added two new lines to its ES7000 server series Tuesday, the Orion and the Aries, which run Intel Corp.'s new 64-bit Itanium 2 processor. The company will try to dent the Unix-controlled high-end server market and convince companies to consolidate their server rooms with the new machines.

PalmSource adds Java Virtual Machine to Palm OS

Users of handheld devices and PDAs (personal digital assistants) that run PalmSource's PalmOS will soon be able to access a variety of Java-based applications through PalmSource's partnership with Insignia Solutions, the companies said Wednesday at TECHXNY in New York.

TechXNY: HP announces Evo D510 e-pc, consumer desktops

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) will combine elements from two of its desktop PC lines by releasing an update to its Compaq Evo D510 that makes use of the small form factor of HP's e-pc, the company said Tuesday at TECHXNY in New York. The system is due to be available around the start of September, HP said.

HP to install public WLANs; releases notebooks

Hewlett-Packard will provide hotels, airports and other venues with wireless Internet access for either their own employees or the general public, it announced Monday, a day before the official opening of TECHXNY in New York. The company also unveiled new versions of its Evo, Presario and Pavilion notebooks, as well as a new iPaq Pocket PC and HP Jornada handheld.

IDC undercounted white boxes, revises PC estimates

IDC has revamped its portrait of the worldwide PC market in 2001, saying it underestimated the number of PCs shipped by so-called "white box" manufacturers, which are smaller PC makers that operate mostly in a local market.

HP developing Crusoe-powered Evo Tablet PC

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) will release the Compaq Evo Tablet PC by the end of 2002, and the device will be powered by a 1GHz Crusoe chip from Transmeta Corp., the two companies announced Monday.

NetLedger links Yahoo, Oracle for small businesses

Small businesses selling their wares through Yahoo Inc.'s Yahoo Store can now exchange sales information and other data with Oracle Corp.'s Small Business Suite online management software to streamline e-commerce operations, according to a NetLedger Inc. announcement Wednesday.