DRAM up, telecom chips down – Infineon
Infineon blamed a deteriorating market for telecom chips for a pretty awful quarter. An upturn in DRAM prices and demand was not enough to compensate for the depressed state of what the company calls "wireline communications".
AMD chip bug snares Linux users
An old bug in AMD’s Athlon family of chips may still be snaring Linux users.
AMD tunes Duron to 1.3GHz
AMD is cranking up Duron speed a notch or so to 1.3GHz, the fastest version of its budget CPU line to date.
Egg to buy Zebank?
UpdateOn line bank Egg has confirmed that it is holding exclusive negotiations to buy French financial ebusiness Zebank.
The 2.2GHz P4 on Linux and Win-XP
Whether Intel's new 0.13-micron Northwood P4 is a good buy for Linux or Windows users I won't be able to say until I compare it to a similar high-end system by AMD later this week; but for now I can definitely say that, paired with the 850 mobo and 512M RDRAM, it's fast on both operating systems, if not spectacularly reliable.
IBM to use Power4 across the pSeries line In 2002?
How ready is IBM to put the Power4 processors across its pSeries and iSeries lines of midrange and enterprise servers? Apparently a lot more ready than many of us had been led to believe, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes.
Getting sexual with Virgin textual
Virgin Mobile is to launch a text message flirting service on Valentine's Day as part of a new focus on "adult services".
Intel takes on graphics world from April
The 845G integrated chipset, Intel's new attempt to mop up the graphics business, is to launch in April, according to Digitimes.
Vizzavi UK MD stars in Pop Idol
It should come as little surprise that the MD of Vizzavi UK was in the audience of TV "talent show", Pop Idol, on Saturday night – after all, Vizzavi does sponsor the programme.
Samsung retains XBox DRAM gig
Samsung has retained the contract to supply memory for the Microsoft Xbox games 'puter and is so pleased that it has issued a press release to celebrate.
Windows wipe utilities fail to shift stubborn data stains
Several Windows file-wiping utilities fail to completely wipe some files on Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP that use NTFS file systems, security researcher Kurt Seifried has discovered.
Genie webmail broke
Users of Genie's web based-email service have been unable to use the service since last Tuesday. They must wait until Thursday before the service is running again.