30th > January > 2002 Archive

Hynix rations DDR supply

Hynix's US subsidiary is placing its supply of DDR DRAM fast memory on allocation. In other words, major customers will have to wait for product, or they will only get a percentage of the product they ordered.
Drew Cullen, 30 Jan 2002

Matsushita, Toshiba to wire TVs, fridges, toasters

ComputerWire, 30 Jan 2002

Mobile phone thieves face jail

Mobile phone thieves could face up to five years in jail, following a ruling by a senior judge yesterday.
Tim Richardson, 30 Jan 2002

Sun rallies Java backers to tilt at .NET

ComputerWire, 30 Jan 2002

Time rescues Tiny

Wait long enough and it shall be yours: Time Computer has bought the business and certain assets of Tiny Computer, the UK's biggest PC maker, which went into receivership yesterday. The price was not disclosed.
Drew Cullen, 30 Jan 2002

BBC bans use of non-MS PDAs

The BBC IT department has evidently taken the Microsoft shilling, in some style. Our sources informed us a while back that the company is spending a total of £61 million on Windows upgrades for approximately 24,000 desktops, and now an internal memo leaked to NTK reveals that it has banned staff from using any non-Microsoft PDA with company machines.
John Lettice, 30 Jan 2002
Cat 5 cable

Vodafone & Orange numbers point to mobile ARPU stability

ComputerWire, 30 Jan 2002
DVD it in many colours

LLU arives in Edinburgh

Hang out the bunting and crack open the whisky -Edinburgh has joined a select group of towns and cities that now boasts unbundled telecoms loops.
Tim Richardson, 30 Jan 2002

Toshiba signs for ARM mobile Java chip

Toshiba has licensed ARM's ARM926EJ-S core processor, for use in mobile phones and PDAs. The ARM926EJ-S is optimised for mobile products supporting Java; it uses ARM's Jazelle technology, and has a claimed speed advantage of up to eight times in Java execution over a software-based JVM.
John Lettice, 30 Jan 2002

‘Upgrade’ renders IF web bank iffie

The Web site of Intelligent Finance (IF) – the multi-channel ebank from the Halifax – has been closed for most of the day following an upgrade that went wrong.
Tim Richardson, 30 Jan 2002

MS wins semiconductor award!

Microsoft has picked up a gong at the prestigious annual Microprocessor Report's Analyst Choice Awards - for the best Game chipset of 2001.
Drew Cullen, 30 Jan 2002

AMD ships go faster mobile Durons

AMD has topped up its budget notebook CPU line with 1.1GHz and 1.2GHz flavours of mobile Durons. Nothing extraordinary here, except that these are real clock speeds and not performance-rated part numbers.
Drew Cullen, 30 Jan 2002

UK web host downed by DDoS attack

Normal services have been restored after a "ferocious" distributed denial of service attack was launched against Doncaster-based hosting firm Donhosts today.
John Leyden, 30 Jan 2002
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Some T65s hum (but no Ericsson recall)

Ericsson has denied media reports that it has begun the recall of a line of GPRS phones which showed performance problems late last year.
John Leyden, 30 Jan 2002

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