Stories by Tom Krazit

Windows-based Treo could be coming on Monday

Palm, Microsoft, and Verizon plan to hold a press conference today in San Francisco, which will probably be the stage for the introduction of a Windows-based Treo smart phone that has been rumored on enthusiast Web sites for weeks.

Treo owners file lawsuit against Palm

Three owners of Palm's Treo 600 and 650 hybrid phone/personal digital assistants (PDAs) have filed a lawsuit claiming the devices are inherently defective and are seeking an injunction barring the sale of the popular devices.

Dell pulls plug on Itanium servers

Dell is ending its support for Intel's Itanium processor, an Intel spokeswoman said, closing the door on a product line that was a marginal part of Dell's server strategy.

Seagate acquires Mirra for storage software

Hard drive maker Seagate Technology has acquired Mirra, which develops hardware and software that allows PC users to back up their data and access it from any PC connected to the Internet.

HP plans 5,900 layoffs in Europe

Of the 14,500 layoffs announced by Hewlett-Packard in July, 5,900 jobs will be cut from company sites in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), an HP spokesman confirmed Friday.

Dell won't fight AMD request for Intel documentation

Dell does not plan to contest a subpoena from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) asking for documents related to its purchases of processors from Intel over the past few years, and will preserve relevant e-mail from company leaders such as Kevin Rollins and Michael Dell as part of AMD's antitrust lawsuit, Dell said in a court filing Wednesday.

Newisys co-founder joins AMD as new CTO

Advanced Micro Devices is getting a new chief technology officer (CTO), as Fred Weber steps down to pursue other interests and Newisys founder Phil Hester takes over the job, AMD announced.

Conroe might be business-bound in 2006

Intel might accelerate the entry of Conroe, a forthcoming dual-core desktop processor, into the company's recommended configuration for business customers because of the leap in performance expected from the chip, according to an Intel executive.

Intel's architects fight the power for 2006

Intel CEO, Paul Otellini, has confirmed Intel will introduce a new chip design architecture next year focused on delivering the best performance per watt of power consumed.

Intel takes cool to the core

Speed and heat are out at the world's largest chipmaker; power management and cool are in. This week Intel will reveal details about a new chip architecture that will allow the company to put a lid on the runaway power consumption of its Pentium 4 and Xeon chips and to create chips with more than one processing core.

Wyse readies thin-client monitor, software improvements

Wyse Technology has a few interesting thin-client devices in the works for later this year, but the company's long-term health depends on its ability to take advantage of fast networks with sophisticated software, according to the company's chief executive officer.

Intel acquires XML networking company

Sarvega, known for its networking products based on XML, has agreed to be acquired by Intel for an undisclosed amount, Intel announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Intel's dual-core Pentium 4 a rush job

Intel's first dual-core chip was a hastily concocted design that was rushed out the door in hopes of beating rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to the punch, an Intel engineer told attendees at the Hot Chips conference Tuesday.