15th > July > 2003 Archive

SGI: new Onyx visualization server may open new markets

SGI has launched a new visualization server, the Onyx4.
Datamonitor, 15 Jul 2003

McDATA sets out its virtual stall

McDATA has revealed its plans for hybrid out-of-band SAN virtualisation, combining programmable intelligent switches with an external control engine.
Bryan Betts, 15 Jul 2003

Corel founder slams ‘pathetic’ bid

Corel founder Dr Michael Cowpland has thrown in his support for dissident shareholders who are fighting the takeover of the company.
Drew Cullen, 15 Jul 2003

It's curtains for voice recognition, says survey

Curtains, drapes, blinds, hangings, shades, valances, jalousies - call them what you will, but consumers see them as a key application for voice recognition technology, according to the latest survey to emerge out the silly season.
Tony Smith, 15 Jul 2003

Infinium to unwrap Phantom console next month

Infinium Labs will pull the sheet off the mysterious Phantom broadband-oriented games console next month, the company said yesterday.
Tony Smith, 15 Jul 2003

Chip fab kit spend to rise 3.9 per cent this year

Chip makers are forecast to spend 3.9 per cent more on semiconductor production equipment this year than they did in 2002, according to the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) organisation.
Tony Smith, 15 Jul 2003

Samsung ramps up 1Gb DDR chip output

Samsung yesterday said it has begun mass-producing 1Gb DDR SDRAM chips. It added that the parts were the first of their kind to receive Intel validation.
Tony Smith, 15 Jul 2003

Sony-Ericsson stops the rot

Sony Ericsson sales and shipments have started climbing again. The handset maker reports Q2 shipments of 6.7 million, 34 per cent up year on year, and net sales of €1.125bn for the quarter ended June 30, a 40 per cent advance on last year.
Drew Cullen, 15 Jul 2003

Student hackers: we didn't defeat campus debit card system

Two student hackers yesterday settled a lawsuit filed against them by campus debit card firm Blackboard with an admission that they never built a device to defeat the system.
John Leyden, 15 Jul 2003

Agere designs wireless VoIP chipset

Chipmaker Agere Systems today announced plans to integrate wireless LAN and VoIP technology on a single integrated chipset. Agere's wireless VoIP phone technology offers the promise of making low-cost, mobile phone calls over the Internet more widely available once the chips become available from September.
John Leyden, 15 Jul 2003

Samsung ships compact Q20 Centrino notebook

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Tony Smith, 15 Jul 2003

Fujitsu creates 800x600 PDA LCD

Fujitsu has succeeded in cramming 480,000 pixels into a 4in PDA-oriented LCD screen - more than four times as many as current PDA screens sport.
Tony Smith, 15 Jul 2003

Sucks.com issue rears ugly head again

Just when you thought commonsense had prevailed and ownership of "sucks" websites had been clarified, US mobile phone company Nextel and a media school in Florida have reopened the issue.
Kieren McCarthy, 15 Jul 2003

Mac fans pervert Forbes tech-CEO popularity poll

It's hard to decide what's more pathetic: scripting an electronic ballot stuffer for a trivial on-line poll of tech-CEO popularity, or creating a trivial on-line poll that begs to be abused.
Thomas C Greene, 15 Jul 2003

Toshiba enters 17in notebook market

Toshiba has launched a 17in notebook into the European market in a bid to catch up with Apple's technology lead.
Tony Smith, 15 Jul 2003

EU preps phase two of war on spam

The European Commission today fleshed out plans to fight spam.
John Leyden, 15 Jul 2003

Symantec ‘security scan’ distributes rootkit

"Symantec Security Check is a free web-based tool that enables users to test their computer's exposure to a wide range of on-line threats," the press release begins. Unfortunately, Symantec Security Check has also been installing an on-line threat of its own in the form of a dangerous ActiveX control.
Thomas C Greene, 15 Jul 2003

Tomb Raider developer chief quits Eidos board

Games publisher Eidos today announced the immediate departure of Jeremy Heath-Smith from the company's board. Heath-Smith has also stepped down from Core Design's board.
Tony Smith, 15 Jul 2003
server room

IBM, Cisco team on iSCSI and FCIP

IBM and Cisco are putting their collective weight behind iSCSI and FCIP, hoping to give the fledgling protocols a kick in the pants.
Ashlee Vance, 15 Jul 2003

HP claims HPTC bragging rights

HP has retained top spot in the High Performance Technical Computing (HPTC) market, according to the latest statistics from researchers IDC.
John Leyden, 15 Jul 2003

Dell's big R&D bet – Solar Power

It turns out that Dell Computer does invest in research and development - just not for computers.
Ashlee Vance, 15 Jul 2003

Intel doubles earnings in Q2

Intel saw both revenue and income rise in its second quarter, as processor sales came in better than expected.
Ashlee Vance, 15 Jul 2003

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