MPFYou know you're getting older when the Freds you meet at chip conferences start looking younger.
MPFIf semiconductor conferences had half a dozen Kevin Normoyles they'd be packed to rafters. Fortunately, we found one: Sun's very own project lead for its Hello-Pino USIIIi processor, and he proved fabulously good value. (Although much of what was offered can't be printed. And mostly because it defames us.)
A computer forensics specialist warns that default security features in Windows-XP might bring civilization to its knees at the hands of pedophiles, tax cheats, and, of course, international terrorists.
Intel put a brave face on it, but its Q3 sales - described by CEO Craig Barrett as "solid... in a turbulent environment" - showed but a slight improvement over Q2 and a 25 per cent fall on the same period last year. Revenue totalled $6.5 billion, in the middle of the range the company specified in its pre-report forecast.
Egg is to shed between 30 and 50 jobs as part of a restructuring exercise, the company confirmed today.
Rambus' fourth quarter proved to buck the trend in the chip market, showing not only sequential growth but an improvement over the same period last year. The company's figures certainly make a change from the long list of statements announcing declining sales and earnings.
Ben Andradi, President and COO of BTopenworld, has hit back at critics who claim that BT's DSL service is too expensive and that the monster telco was not truly focused on broadband because of its continuing obsession with reducing its debt mountain.
Lawyers Milberg Weiss' claim that Apple directors deliberately sold $22 million worth of AAPL shares just three weeks before announcing a massive revenue downturn has been granted class action status.
IBM has reported a 19 per cent decline in Q3 profits, saying sales were dragged below estimates by the global economy downturn.
Transmeta has replaced its president and CEO, Mark Allen, after barely six-and-a-half months on the job - just two days ahead of the publication of its Q3 results.
If Intel won't give us a Pentium 4 bus licence, we'll make our own Pentium 4. That, in effect, is what VIA told attendees at the Microprocessor Forum yesterday.
A Microsoft-Samsung deal signed in Korea yesterday could take the software company further into the hardware business. At the Shilla Hotel, Seoul (a venue well-known to Register hacks) Bill Gates and Samsung Electronics Digital Media Group president Chin Dae-je signed a memorandum of understanding covering co-development of home/entertainment appliances.
UpdatedYou might think that Intel's server processor release schedule would be settling down a little after the problems the company has had over the last quarter or so with late shipments of Pentium III Xeons and the delays to Foster, the 0.18 micron Pentium 4-derived Xeon processor.
Intel's IA-64 Itanium isn't going to kill Xeon - at least not before 2004. Instead, server-oriented processors based on the IA-32 architecture will continue to be developed and launched through 2003.
Infineon and Toshiba are a spit and a handshake away from merging their DRAM production operations.
18 months on from merging its Developer Group and Platforms Division, Microsoft is again spinning it out, this time as the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division, with the special brief to schmooze developers and evangelise .NET. VP Technical Strategy Eric Rudder is being promoted to senior VP to head up the division, which will still be a part of Jim Allchin's Platforms Division.
The case of Martin O'Murphy vs Hewlett-Packard - which has been viewed by many as an effective escape to IR35 - will have little bearing on the widely-criticised tax legislation, legal experts have warned.
Telewest has been ticked off by the Advertising Standards Authority following a complaint from BT.
Compaq is preparing a version of its iPaq PDA will built-in wireless networking, one the company's contract manufacturers has let slip.
In the absence of solid news about what exactly is going on in Afghanistan as the US, and to a lesser degree us in the UK, bomb the hell out of the country, western newspapers have inevitably turned to features about the equipment we are using to bomb the hell out of the country.
BT and One2One have lost in their second attempt to sue the government for £85 million a piece for "lost" interest on 3G payments.
Pond life virus writers are trying to spread mass mailing email worms under the guise of important information about the Anthrax bacteria.
Zeus Technology, best known as the fastest Web server for static content, is trying to extend the appeal of its software outside its hosting heartland by improving dynamic content delivery with a major new release.
When it comes to broadband, the UK is being leapfrogged by nations such as Brazil, according to the latest research from London-based Point Topic.
Fresh from getting ousted by IBM at its flagship customer Wal-Mart, EMC has reported its first quarterly loss for 12 years. And it's going to can about 4,000 jobs, which will leave it with around 19,000 workers by the end of the year.
LINX, the UK's biggest Internet peering exchange, has resolved a major networking problem that affected the performance of the Internet across Britain yesterday.
AOL Time Warner has delivered some upbeat news with the publication today of its Q3 results.
Apple will try to move beyond the computer market next Wednesday when it launches its first non-Mac product for years, something the company describes in invites to the launch as "a breakthrough digital device".