Stories by Douglas F. Gray

IDF - Intel to detail XScale, McKinley and more

Intel Corp. will tout products including its recently announced XScale processor for PDAs (personal digital assistants) and its high-end chips for servers at its developer forum here next week, company executives said in a briefing last week.

Apple, Ericsson, Sun team on wireless content platform

Apple Computer, L.M. Ericsson Telephone and Sun Microsystems partnered to create a technology platform for delivering multimedia content such as movie clips and news programs to wireless devices, the companies announced Tuesday.

Apple, Ericsson, Sun team on wireless content platform

Apple Computer Inc., L.M. Ericsson Telephone Co. and Sun Microsystems Inc. partnered to create a technology platform for delivering multimedia content such as movie clips and news programs to wireless devices, the companies announced Tuesday.

Intel ups the ante with XScale PDA chips

Only a week after first demonstrating its new chip family aimed at PDAs (personal digital assistants) and other handheld devices, Intel has begun shipping to hardware manufacturers small quantities of the first two chips from that family, the company announced.

OS 5, ARM offer users more choices

One of the most visible benefits to Palm Inc.'s move to a new operating system and a new processor family is that it will bring consumers a wider variety of devices, David Fedor PalmSource Inc.'s evangelist and architect told developers Tuesday.

Philips talks up low-cost, low-power wireless

A standard for low-voltage, low-power chips for wireless devices will push the concept of ubiquitous computing from theory to reality in homes, offices and even cars, an executive from Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV said here Monday.

Sprint sees loss from wireless group narrow

A standard for low-voltage, low-power chips for wireless devices will push the concept of ubiquitous computing from theory to reality in homes, offices and even cars, an executive from Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV said here Monday.

Palm show to highlight corporate software

Palm will try to boost its appeal among corporate customers at its annual conference next week, where it plans to provide further details about the next big release of its operating system and highlight new business applications from partners.

AMD preparing for Hammer release

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is on track to ship sample versions of its upcoming 64-bit processor to customers next quarter, an executive said in a Banc of America Securities Webcast on Wednesday.

Microsoft forms mobility advisory council

Responding to what it calls a "rapidly growing ecosystem" around its mobility software, Microsoft on Tuesday launched an invitation-only arm of its Mobility Solutions Partner Program (MSPP).

Toshiba unveils ultra-thin 802.11 notebook

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS) uncovered its thinnest notebook yet on Monday, the Portégé 2000, which weighs less than three pounds and has built-in support for wireless networking.

Dell ups Q4 revenue expectation to $8 billion

Dell Computer Corp. expects revenue and net income for its fourth fiscal quarter to be better than previously announced, thanks to an increase in its PC sales during the quarter.

IDC: Worldwide PC sales fall 6.7 percent in Q4

Even with holiday shoppers buying more systems than expected, the worldwide PC market ended 2001 with a whimper, with fourth-quarter shipments declining 6.7 percent from a year ago, market research group International Data Corp. (IDC) said Thursday.