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Infineon (Siemens) accused of deliberate patent theft

Documents now available on the Rambusite show that the real reason the patent trial between Rambus and Infineon is delayed is because a fresh deposition accuses Siemens Semiconductor, which spun off Infineon as a separate unit, of deliberately and knowingly appropriating its technology.
Mike Magee, 22 Mar 2001
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AMD shows 1.5GHz Palamino at Cebit

Updated As expected, AMD has used the beginning of the CeBit trade show in Germany to introduce versions of its desktop Athlon microprocessor at clock speeds of 1.3 and 1.33GHz.
Mike Magee, 22 Mar 2001
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Jury in on 1.3xGHz Athlon benchmarks

HWRoundup All the hardware sites have been waiting for AMD to press the RELEASE button on the 1.3 and 1.33GHz Afflon non disclosure agreements (NDAs). So here's a roundup of sites that have reviewed the parts.
Mike Magee, 22 Mar 2001
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Apple confirms MacOS X updates coming soon

Updated Expect MacOS X updates throughout the Spring and Summer, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said yesterday, as the company adds all those features user expect to get out of the box but won't.
Tony Smith, 22 Mar 2001
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Micron cuts kit spend on ‘slight’ profit

US Dramurai Micron Technology yesterday cut is proposed spending on new chip-making equipment and facilities after revealing it had made a profit - just - for its most recently completed fiscal quarter.
Tony Smith, 22 Mar 2001
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Handbags at dawn – HP blasts back at Sun

HP lost little time responding to Sun's jibes after the latter launched its new Serengheti servers yesterday.
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Mar 2001
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Motorola, Ericsson, Siemens team on cellphone gaming

Mobile phone giants Motorola, Ericsson and Siemens have unified their efforts to turn the cellphone into a portable gaming platform. The result is a plan to define a "universal" - ie. open - mobile games platform.
Tony Smith, 22 Mar 2001
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Reg backs Bonfield

The Register is backing Sir Peter Bonfield's decision to stay put amid mounting pressure for BT's CEO to resign.
Tim Richardson, 22 Mar 2001
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Lastminute execs spend their own cash shoreing up business

Lastminute.com's high profile management stumped up some of their own cash to boost confidence in the business.
Robert Blincoe, 22 Mar 2001
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France Telecom recovering from debt sickness

France Telecom has released its annual results, with net profits for 2000 of £2.3 billion (£2.15 a share) and a reduced operating margin of 14.4 per cent from 16.5 per cent. The profits were slightly lower than expected and saw the telecom giant's share price fall 0.34 per cent.
Kieren McCarthy, 22 Mar 2001
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China to get 130 million DSL lines

China is gearing up for a broadband revolution after its dominant telco signed a deal with Alcatel that will enable it to supply 130 million DSL lines.
Tim Richardson, 22 Mar 2001
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Telewest right to pull out of LLU

Telewest claims it was right to concentrate on developing services for its own network rather than entering the "uncertainty" of local loop unbundling (LLU).
Tim Richardson, 22 Mar 2001
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Be signs Sony

Be has finally admitted that Sony has licensed its BeIA Net appliance-oriented operating system. Terms of the deal were not made public.
Tony Smith, 22 Mar 2001
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European Parliament continues Echelon investigation

The European Parliament will continue its investigation into the Echelon spying system today in Brussels. A temporary committee was set up half way through last year when reports of the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand-sponsored spying system entered wide circulation.
Kieren McCarthy, 22 Mar 2001
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Logitech emasculates mice

Here's another milestone in mouse technology. Swiss manufacturer Logitech has come up with the Cordless MouseMan Optical - which promises "no ball to clean and no cables to tangle".
Robert Blincoe, 22 Mar 2001
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Citrix buys mystery XML portal co

Citrix is to acquire back office integration outfit Sequoia Software. It's Citrix' biggest acquisition since its stock crashed a year ago, coinciding with a boardroom coup that ousted founder Ed Iacobucci. The cash deal values Sequoia Software at $184.6 million.
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Mar 2001
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Queen gives dotcoms the royal thumbs down

A company in which the Queen invested £100,000 is to drop its .com suffix due to poor sales. The value of Liz's stake in Getmapping.com - a company which sells aerial photographs of the UK - has slumped from a high of £900,000 to just £70,000 following the dotcom collapse.
Kieren McCarthy, 22 Mar 2001
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Music industry tracking individual MP3 file sharers

The music industry's secret anti-Napster software, formally known as Internet Anti-Piracy System, less formally as Media Tracker, has been brought out of the shadows.
Tony Smith, 22 Mar 2001
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MPs give Oftel a boot up the backside

Oftel's been told to pull its finger out and quickly resolve the disputes currently dogging the roll-out of ADSL in Britain.
Tim Richardson, 22 Mar 2001
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Western Digital intros 80GB hard drive

Western Digital has announced its 80GB, 7200rpm, EIDE hard drive at CeBit.
Robert Blincoe, 22 Mar 2001
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Zimmermann plays down PGP flaw

Phil Zimmermann - creator of the OpenPGP encryption software - is playing down a flaw discovered in his hugely popular program, saying that someone would still need access to your hard drive to break the code.
Kieren McCarthy, 22 Mar 2001
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AMD issues fresh, bracing Cebit roadmap

Analysis Chip contender AMD has issued a fresh roadmap to coincide with its introduction of its 1.3 and 1.33GHz Athlons earlier today.
Mike Magee, 22 Mar 2001
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Schwab chops up to 3,400 US jobs

The Charles Schwab Corporation is to axe up to 3,400 jobs in the US, the discount stock trader announced today.
Tim Richardson, 22 Mar 2001
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WinXP Beta 2 in not delayed again drama

The great WinXP Beta 2 roadshow showed clear signs of degenerating into farce today, as a build that was ever so nearly, nearly shippable as Beta 2 last night, maybe any minute now, somehow magically translated itself into Beta 2 code "ready to roll" and "on track" for shipment on, er, Friday. Bear in mind, friends, that although the date March 21st was widely understood as the ship date for Beta 2, and is widely thought to be some three weeks after the date Microsoft first thought of, it can't be late because Microsoft only ever said Q1, and we've got a whole nine more days of that.
John Lettice, 22 Mar 2001
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GameLoft shuts portal, lowers overheads

Online gaming outfit GameLoft has decided to ditch its Internet portal.
Linda Harrison, 22 Mar 2001
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Fujitsu Siemens unveils entry-level Solaris/SPARC server

Fujitsu Siemens Computers has used CeBIT to launch an entry-level, single processor addition to its Primepower range of Solaris and SPARC chip-based servers.
Linda Harrison, 22 Mar 2001
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IETF rebuffs SSH creator

The creator of the ubiquitous secure access protocol ssh says he is considering legal action in his attempt to protect his trademark, after being rebuffed by Internet standards body the IETF.
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Mar 2001

Oz learns 3G lessons from Europe

Australia's telecoms companies have benefited from Europe's 3G lunacy and coughed up just £0.4 billion (sterling) for the next-generation mobile service.
Kieren McCarthy, 22 Mar 2001
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Strange Rambus lights upset children

Rambus moved from Mountain View to Los Altos recently but it seems that whatever the company does, and wherever it goes, it causes uproar and cafuffle.
Mike Magee, 22 Mar 2001