VIA South Bridge to bring Serial ATA, RAID to the masses
VIA has officially introduced its VT8237 South Bridge chip, despite talking about the part in most of its recent chipset announcements.
EMC puts a hit out on BMC's Patrol
EMC made a nice expansion of its software line on Tuesday by taking ownership of BMC's Patrol Storage Manager product.
Notebooks outsell desktops (at home)
For the first time ever, notebooks have seized a bigger piece of the retail market than desktop PCs, and flat screen monitors are outselling tube-based models.
BT runs small.biz BB price promo
BT is running broadband price promos for small business and consumer customers.
Microsoft enters Identity Management market
Microsoft threw its hat into the corporate access and identity management market yesterday with the release of a revamped version of its meta-directory product, Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) 2003.
Big Three Take on Collaboration Market
Growing customer interest in collaboration has obviously caught the attention of the big three software vendors - IBM, Microsoft and Oracle, writes Martin Langham of Bloor Research. Now, each of them are putting the full force of their product development and marketing might into establishing a presence in this increasingly important area.
Mitsubishi beats Cisco to market with WLAN phone
Accepted wisdom is that people will always need ordinary mobile phones "because voice over Internet isn't acceptable quality." IP Talk, in Japan, reckons this is nonsense: its new WiFi phone is designed for hotspots, uses voice-over-IP - and also offers Web browsing and email.
ATI upgrades P4 bus licence
ATI has traded in its dusty old Pentium 4 bus licence in return for a shiny new version that includes the Intel processor's new frontside bus with an effective bit rate of 800MHz, the company said today.
Mandrake supplying Linux on HP desktops
The pre-installed OEM Linux desktop is about to become a reality under a deal announced by HP on Thursday.
Computacenter upbeat(ish) on H1
Computacenter yesterday issued an upbeat -ish trading statement for the first half of the year. Trading in the second quarter is described as subdued, with product sales falling back from Q1's modest pick up - so the market's not great. And Computacenter doesn't expect the market to pick up for the rest of the year.
Game Group like for likes down a smidge
Game Group today reported like-for-like sales for the 21 weeks to 28 June 2003 were down 2.9 per cent, while overall sales were up 4.1 per cent.
Nintendo's Yamauchi speaks
Former Nintendo chairman Hiroshi Yamauchi has given an interview with Nihon Keizai Shimbun, with the legendary industry veteran giving his views on a wide range of topics with his trademark bluntness.
Open source company wants cash to open source
A Russian open source developer says he needs money before he can release code written for the OpenOffice suite.
Defacement contest likely to target Web hosting firms
A defacement challenge scheduled for Sunday is likely to target Web hosting companies rather than individual Web sites.
EU software patents: the readers speak
On Monday, we wrote a fairly lengthy piece on the upcoming vote in the European Parliament over whether to extend patent law to computer software. We got some interesting responses. And, considering the underlying theme of the article was that open-source advocates had damaged their own case by behaving petulantly and failing to see the way the world works, there were surprisingly few abusive ones - and no flames.
‘Sherlock Holmes’ thinks lateral for murder cops
"When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." Sherlock Holmes
AMD hiring staff for IBM East Fishkill plant
Suggestions that IBM and AMD are getting very cosy indeed have resurfaced over at Silicon Strategies,. It cites industry sources who claim AMD's process engineering groups are being re-located from AMD's Sunnyvale campus in California to IBM's chip HQ in East Fishkill, New York.
Intel ‘Tejas’, 'Grantsdale' snaps spotted on web
Intel's 'Tejas' processor isn't due to ship until the second half of 2004, but the chip maker is already producing reference boards and chip sockets for the part.
Star Destroyer case mod brings PC under Imperial heel
Watch out, Han Solo, the Empire is preparing to strike back. After we reported yesterday on case modder Russ Caslis' attempt to wrap a model Millennium Falcon around a PC, we've now learned that Australian case modifyer Bluesmurf is building his computer into an Imperial Star Destroyer.
Toshiba e740 PDA owners demand OS upgrade
UpdateToshiba's decision to offer Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PCs as an upgrade to current owners of its e750 PDA has infuriated owners of the previous generation of the product, the e740.
Computacenter engineers downcast
Computacenter yesterday lauded cost management controls in a trading statement to analysts. Its upbeatish assessment will please shareholders but less so the 26 top grade engineers based in the UK customer engineering division who are being cost-controlled out of the company.
Infineon cranks up integrated circuit to 110GHz
Infineon has taken what it claims is the world record for the highest clocked integrated circuit with a chip that operates at 110GHz - more than 34 times faster than the top-clocked Pentium 4.
Customs arrest 39 in £120m VAT sting
Customs and Excise officers investigating an alleged £120 million mobile phone VAT fraud yesterday arrested 39 people in a series of raids throughout the UK and in Spain.
Google bombed by missing WMDs
A Register reader's web page that satirizes the USA's inability to find a casus belli for the invasion of Iraq has tickled the UN's weapons inspection team.
Japanese giants form a Symbian for home Linux
Asian consumer electronics companies have formed a consortium to speed the adoption of Linux in consumer electronics devices. The CE Linux Forum (CELF) has been seeded with $16,000 from Sony and Matsushita, which markets goods under the Panasonic brand. Samsung, Sharp, Philips, NEC, Toshiba and Hitachi are amongst the founding members.