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Auf Wiedersehen to 700 FSC workers

Fujitsu Siemens Computers is firing 700 employees in Germany to increase its profitability in a move it says is not connected to Fujitsu's buying out of Siemens AG's 50 per cent holding in FSC. FSC is jointly owned by Siemens and Fujitsu, but Siemens is selling out, receiving €450m ($580.5m) for its half share as it wants to …
Chris Mellor, 01 Dec 2008

Korean credit card companies hit with 90-day, $100m sales ban

Three South Korean credit card firms which are thought to have exposed the personal data of 20 million customers have been forced to suspend all new business for three months in a blow which could cost them nearly $100 million. Korean regulator the Financial Services Commission (FSC) said the firms were not allowed to sign up …
Phil Muncaster, 20 Feb 2014

Apple sued in Texas troll territory for iMovie patent infringement

Apple has been sued by a small Texas firm for patent infringement related to how it tags, stores, and assembles video content in its consumer-level video-editing app, iMovie. The patent in question, US Patent No. 5,684,514, "Apparatus and method for assembling content addressable video," was filed in May 1994 and granted in …
Rik Myslewski, 07 Apr 2014
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EMC and FSC extend their engagement

CeBIT EMC and Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC) have expanded and extended their 10 year old strategic alliance. The two will work together on advanced data centre architectures, while FSC will also provide services for the EMC midrange storage that it sells in Europe. "FSC is our largest partner in Europe, and our second largest …
Bryan Betts, 14 Mar 2007
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Fujitsu to take on FSC commercial biz?

Siemens is expected to unload its stake in Fujitsu Siemens Computers to its Japanese partner, which will then slice and dice the business before flogging the consumer aspects. Troubled engineering giant Siemens has been eyeball to eyeball with Fujitsu over the summer over the future of their PC joint venture. The JV that …
Joe Fay, 22 Sep 2008
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Array slinger X-IO jumps on Windows Storage Server filly, digs in heels

Array supplier X-IO will run Windows Storage Server 2012 inside its data vaults in hope of a Redmond-assisted sales boost. The operating system software and X-IO's Integrated Storage Element (ISE) disk box have been brought together to power the new File Storage Controller (FSC) 2200: a sealed, five-year maintenance-free …
Chris Mellor, 14 Jun 2013

Microsoft hands Neath keys to OEM kingdom

Microsoft has filled the Gary Fowle-shaped gap at the top of its local OEM business, with Darren Neath stepping into the breach. Fowle resigned as senior OEM director at Microsoft UK in May and is heading to the vendor's Singapore operation to take on the same job. "Darren Neath, formerly director of our multi-national accounts …
Paul Kunert, 23 Jul 2013
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FSC signs up channel vets for enterprise push

Fujitsu Siemens Computers has signed up Mike Maughan and Steven Longden, two veterans of the Sun distie channel, to bulk up UK enterprise reseller sales. Maughan and Longden worked together at Tplc and at Clarity. They have now set up their own distribution business called Partner Support Services, which was set up solely to …
Team Register, 07 Oct 2005

Korean credit card bosses offer to RESIGN over huge data breach

An IT contractor has been arrested over the theft of credit card and personal details of 20 million South Koreans. Investigators allege an IT worker at the Korea Credit Bureau copied names, social security numbers and credit card details of millions onto a USB stick before flogging them to a marketing firm. He has been charged …
John Leyden, 22 Jan 2014
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Fujitsu, FSC debuts ESPRIMO PC brand

Fujitsu and Fujitsu Siemens are junking their desktops PC brands for the professional market in favour of a new unified name worldwide. Step forward ESPRIMO – yes, it’s ALL CAPS – the euphonious and vaguely Latinate name for a new line intended to deliver the same brand recognition as the companies’ LIFEBOOK notebook brand. …
Team Register, 13 Apr 2005
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Pr0n stars to demo against .xxx

Porn stars are set to rally against the proposed .xxx top-level domain name outside the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) public meeting in San Francisco next week. The Free Speech Coalition (FSC), a porn trade group, has called a press conference and rally outside the Westin St Francis Hotel in Union …
Kevin Murphy, 09 Mar 2011
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Pr0n domain approved by ICANN

The ICANN approved the porn domain. Again. On Friday, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that it had entered an agreement with ICM Registry that allows the company to run .XXX as a top-level domain. "ICANN’s decision to give .XXX final approval is a landmark moment for the internet," reads …
Cade Metz, 19 Mar 2011

Euro PC maker readies zero-Watt PC

Fujitsu Siemens (FSC) will shortly show off what it claims will be the world's first PC that consumes not a jot of power when it's placed in standby mode, the computer said today. Fujitsu Siemens zero-Watt PC Fujitsu Siemens' Zero-Watt PC: no power consumed when sleeping Dubbed the Zero-Watt PC, the machine can still be …
Tony Smith, 20 Jan 2009
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Saatchis to pimp .xxx domains

Renowned advertising agency M&C Saatchi is to take on the porn business, after agreeing to represent the proposed .xxx domain name operator, ICM Registry. The company is expected to launch a two-phase campaign, the first designed to help sell the purported benefits of the domain to a recalcitrant porn industry, the second to …
Kevin Murphy, 23 Sep 2010
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Gay.xxx sells for $500,000

The internet address gay.xxx has been sold for $500,000, making it the most expensive domain name sold in an extension that is not yet publicly open for registration. The deal was made as part of the Founders Program offered by .xxx operator ICM Registry. The buyer is Liberty Media Holdings, aka Corbin Fisher, a Las Vegas-based …
Kevin Murphy, 07 Oct 2011
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What's to become of Fujitsu Siemens?

It could be a happy Christmas for Fujitsu Siemens Computers, with its continuing existence confirmed by that date. FSC is jointly-owned by Fujitsu and Siemens. In a renewed rush to become profitable, Siemens bosses have looked at FSC and thought they could get a better return on their capital elsewhere. They have been talking to …
Chris Mellor, 29 Oct 2008
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Fujitsu buyout of Siemens stake is 'imminent'

Fujitsu may buy out the Siemens half share in their Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC) joint-venture for half a billion dollars and sell off the PC and retail side of the business to Lenovo. According to a Bloomberg report a sum of 50-60 billion yen is involved, with a possible announcement next week. Siemens is known to want to …
Chris Mellor, 31 Oct 2008
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Fujitsu and Symantec tie-up storage bundling deal

Fujitsu and Symantec are partnering to sell product bundles combining Fujitsu servers and storage with Symantec's data protection, security and volume management software. The two will jointly identify and provide bundles integrating both of their products and services which they will sell to medium and large enterprises. …
Chris Mellor, 03 Feb 2010
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Fujitsu Technology Solutions loses CEO

A bald statement from Fujitsu Technology Solutions (FTS) says president and CEO Kai Flore is no longer in post. A search for a new President & CEO is already underway and Richard Cristou is keeping the seat warm until the new CEO is found. Flore became FTS CEO on November 3rd, 2008, when Fujitsu bought out the Siemens interest …
Chris Mellor, 08 Jul 2010
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Fujitsu Siemens waxes up mini mainframe

Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC) has launched two new business servers in its B2000 range. The SX100-D is aimed at entry-level mainframe users while the SX160 is intended for medium performance apps. Both servers are based on sparc64 processor technology, which is already used in the firm's high-end Unix servers. FSC said the …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Jun 2007
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First smut site erected on .xxx address

The first porn site to use a .xxx web address has gone live, and domain manager ICM Registry has announced another way to make internet perving a "safer" experience. Casting.xxx (NSFW, incredibly) started doing its bit to feed the world's appetite for "adult entertainment" last night. While ICM has had a corporate site online …
Kevin Murphy, 03 Aug 2011
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Marathon poker game begins over fate of Fujitsu Siemens

A massive question mark settled over Fujitsu Siemens Computers this weekend, as its parents reportedly pondered whether to continue supporting the Germany-based PC manufacturer. The JV is due for renewal next year, but reports over the weekend said German industrial giant Siemens was getting cold feet about recommitting to the …
Joe Fay, 14 Jul 2008
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Channel-happy Fujitsu Siemens denounces direct Dell

Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC) trumpeted its swollen channel muscle today, crowing how it will pump millions into indirect flogging of servers this year, and hinting that Dell is responsible for loss of business. The German firm's X86 range will be getting a big push, with a £1m ad campaign over the next three months. Server …
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Fujitsu Siemens hits the road

Computer maker Fujitsu Siemens (FSC) has said it plans a series of channel roadshows in the UK for its Primergy servers. The firm said sales of its Primergy range had risen strongly over the past three months off the back of a heavy channel marketing campaign. Events are scheduled for Birmingham, London, Edinburgh and Bolton …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 May 2007
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Storage in the new Fujitsu Technology Services

Tomorrow Fujitsu Siemens Computers will become Fujitsu Technology Services, as Fujitsu completes its buyout of Siemens' 50 per cent share of FSC. FTS becomes Fujitsu's global storage competence centre. FTS is responsible for selling and supporting Fujitsu IT products and services in Europe, the Middle East and India, and Africa …
Chris Mellor, 30 Mar 2009

Fujitsu Siemens Computers announces Amilo series

The brand new range is aimed at an "across the board" audience, from a "sleek" entry-level desktop to a "high performance" gaming machine and notebooks that cater for frequent use when mobile. Fujitsu Siemens Computers told a conference in Frankfurt this morning that it intends to "raise the bar" with its new end-to-end, uniform …
Scott Snowden, 29 May 2008

Hands on with Fujtisu Siemens' Amilo netbook

IFA Fujitsu Siemens demo'd its Amilo Mini Amilio Mini UI 3520 netbook at IFA this week, as promised. FSC's Amilo netbook In the flesh: Fujitsu Siemens' Amilo Mini The compact laptop's not at all bad looking, though its spec is straight down the line Small, Cheap Computer. It has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor; 8.9in, 1024 x …
Tony Smith, 29 Aug 2008
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Fujitsu Siemens bangs energy efficiency drum

Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC) is punting a leaner, greener channel strategy to its partners. FSC, which has been undergoing restructuring in the face of a tough market, confirmed last week that it had hired a new channel accounts director. Steve Torbe will take on a far broader portfolio when he begins the new role on 1 …
Kelly Fiveash, 31 Aug 2007
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XXX domain names go live

The first .xxx web addresses have gone live on the internet, almost 11 years after the extension was first proposed. On Friday, the porn-only address was added to the domain name system's root servers – through a convoluted process that involves box-ticking from domain overseer ICANN, the US Department of Commerce, and VeriSign …
Kevin Murphy, 17 Apr 2011
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Compaq returns to Germany - as brand for bottom-feeders

From January, HP is to start selling Compaq PCs in Germany again - because it needs a downmarket brand to help it better compete with the local market leader Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC). Compaq, you will recall, always charged more than its competitors, but it was not particularly strong in Germany, where the brand …
Drew Cullen, 21 Dec 2007
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Fate of porn domain left in government hands

The porn-only .xxx internet domain is set to come under review by international governments, after ICANN deferred voting on the proposal until December. This week, the organisation decided to refer the controversial domain to its Governmental Advisory Committee, which may prove to be the last hurdle it has to jump before being …
Kevin Murphy, 30 Oct 2010
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Fujitsu Siemens Computers profit up, revs down

Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC) today blamed the weak US dollar and strong Euro for a five per cent sales tumble in its 2007 fiscal year. The firm’s CEO Bernd Bischoff also admitted a change in business strategy had contributed to FSC’s somewhat gloomy results. Revenues fell 4.9 per cent to €6.6bn for the year ended 31 March …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Apr 2008
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'My very first SAN'. Brought to you by Fujitsu Siemens

Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC) thinks storage area networking is for the little guys too. It has drummed up a technology bundle and a marketing slogan - "My very first SAN" - to capture that lucrative, but oh so elusive, small and medium-sized business (SMB) market. Marcus Schneider, FSC's director of infrastructure products ( …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Jul 2007
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Fujitsu Siemens latest vendor to roll in clover

Fujitsu Siemens clambered about Intel's Clovertown bandwagon today, announcing five servers based on the four-core chip. The vendor unwrapped two tower systems, the TX200 and TX300 S3, two rack fillers, the RX200 and RX300 S3, and the BX620 S3, a blade. The S3's are dual -socket designs, meaning eight cores humming away. …
Joe Fay, 14 Nov 2006
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Sun and NetApp gain market share

Sun showed everyone a clean pair of heels as it grew its external disk storage market share faster than any other vendor in the second quarter of the year according to Gartner. IDC's quarterly disk disk market tracker also shows Sun way out in front. The Gartner report tracks world-wide external controller-based disk storage …
Chris Mellor, 05 Sep 2008
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Fujitsu Siemens puts resellers through accreditation mill

Fujitsu Siemens Computers has revamped reseller accreditations - and very elitist it is too. The computer hardware vendor is adding a third lower-level of accreditation through its new Elite programme, which scoops up dealers willing to commit to a minimum of £50,000 a year. Previously, resellers had to shell out at least £150, …
Team Register, 10 Apr 2005
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.XXX to get ICANN nod

ICANN plans to give conditional approval to .xxx, the controversial top-level internet domain just for porn, 10 years after it was first proposed. During a public forum at ICANN's meeting in Brussels today, general counsel John Jeffrey revealed that ICANN's board of directors will likely approve the domain tomorrow. The …
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Fujitsu leaks netbook news

Fujitsu Siemens Computers has expanded its Amilo PC range with a netbook addition. The Amilo Mini is based on a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor running on Windows XP Home edition. Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com What really sets the machine aside from other netbook rivals, such as Lenovo’s S9 and S10, is …
James Sherwood, 08 Aug 2008
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Eternus extended with SAS, iSCSI and SSD

Fujitsu has added iSCSI and SAS interfaces plus solid state drive support to its Eternus DX hard drive brand, completing a range tidy-up begun when it took over full control of Fujitsu Siemens Computers in March. FSC's FibreCAT SX60 and SX80 were small/medium business, twin-controller arrays, with Fibre Channel connectivity. …
Chris Mellor, 12 Oct 2009
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Fujitsu Siemens bullish on '05

Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC) is trumpeting its best financial year to date, hitting revenues of €6.018bn and pre-tax profits of €95m for the 12 months to 31 March, 2004. Sales advanced 14 per cent on fiscal 2003 and profits jumped 53 per cent (FY 2003: €33m). For the second half of FY 2004, the German-Japanese computer …
Drew Cullen, 13 Apr 2005
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It's official: Siemens sells out to Fujitsu

Siemens is selling its 50 per cent stake in Fujitsu-Siemens Computers to Fujitsu. Fujitsu is paying €450m for the half share, and the deal is expected to close 1 April 2009. During negotiations FSC's president and CEO Bernd Bischoff resigned for personal reasons - he will be replaced by current CFO Kai Flore. The deal will …
John Oates, 04 Nov 2008

AMD launches external graphics card box

Computex AMD used the Computex show in Taipei this week to propose XGP - eXternal Graphics Platform, a slimline box you connect your GPU-lite laptop to when you need more graphics horsepower. Fujitsu Siemens (FSC) was on hand to demo the concept with its Amilo GraphicBooster, an AppleTV-like unit with an AMD ATI Radeon HD 3870 GPU built …
Tony Smith, 06 Jun 2008
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Exanet back from the grave

Exanet is coming back from the grave, just two weeks after its founder and board chairman, Dr. Giora Yaron, said it was closing down. This comes after a Tel Aviv court ordered the injection of extra funds. It is a bizarre last minute rescue twist to the story of NAS start-up Exanet, whose history is overviewed here. Our account …
Chris Mellor, 23 Dec 2009
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Exanet exit-bound despite Dell's efforts

Exanet, a clustered NAS systems vendor, appears to be heading for the off-ramp after a Dell-led rescue deal foundered. The Isreali paper reports that the firm is set to liquidate itself, barring a last minute capital injection. Dr. Giora Yaron told Globes the firm and Dell were unable to agree on the finer points of a rescue …
Chris Mellor, 07 Dec 2009
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Fujitsu Siemens services woos resellers

Fujitsu Siemens Computers put its recently acquired service division square and centre when it gave itself an image makeover at its VISIT 2005 beano this week. Describing itself as the "new" Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC), the PC vendor said it could now offer customers a full suite of products, services and solutions, with …
Joe Fay, 15 Nov 2006
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Fujitsu tells WD the deal's off

Fujitsu did not give Western Digital a Christmas present - in fact it said 'No deal'. The two companies have been talking about Fujitsu selling its loss-making hard disk drive business to Western Digital. Fujitsu's president Kuniaki Nozoe said there was zero chance of a deal because Fujitsu wished to sell its Japan-based and …
Chris Mellor, 05 Jan 2009
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Headphone wearing dinobots will raise our children

CeBIT The children of the future will be raised by robot dinosaurs, will only communicate with their parents via blogs, and their best friends will be people they've seen on YouTube. At least that's one way of looking at the technology future sketched out by Fujitsu Siemens after a year's worth of trend tracking by research agency …
Joe Fay, 16 Mar 2007
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Fujitsu looking to sell hard drive unit

It's on again. After rumours of Fujitsu wanting to sell its hard disk drive business to Western Digital surfaced and sank a few weeks ago, the mooted sale is on again. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Fujitsu is talking to several interested parties about buying its HDD unit. Western Digital is reckoned to be the front …
Chris Mellor, 09 Dec 2008
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ETERNUS sunshine for a spotless drive

Fujitsu is applying the ETERNUS brand to the CentricStor and FibreCat storage products from the now-ended Fujitsu/Siemens Computers joint venture, and introducing an Eternus DX array for small and medium enterprises. ETERNUS is now Fujitsu's world-wide brand for storage products. The CentricStor virtual tape library (VTL) …
Chris Mellor, 08 Jun 2009
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Fujitsu on brink of Quantum fusion breakthrough

Fujitsu is understood to be OEM'ing Quantum's DXi deduplication technology across its recently enhanced product line. Conversely, EMC and Dell may have dropped DXi deduplication because of slow restore speed. Quantum reported third fiscal 2010 quarter revenues of $182m, down 11 per cent from the year-ago quarter but up 4 per …
Chris Mellor, 01 Feb 2010