Stories by Ben Ames

Intel increases revenue outlook on rising chip demand

By Ben Ames | 10 September, 2007 15:09

Citing surprisingly high demand for its processors, Intel has upgraded its third-quarter revenue forecast to a range of US$9.4 billion to US$9.8 billion from the company's previous estimate of US$9 billion to US$9.6 billion.

HP picks Intel chip for quad-core servers

By Ben Ames | 07 September, 2007 08:05

Hewlett-Packard launched a server based on Intel's new Tigerton quad-core Xeon processor Thursday, battling IBM for customers who run data-intensive business applications like enterprise resource planning and virtualization software.

Intel improves PC security with vPro upgrade

Intel released an upgrade to its vPro bundle of automated PC management features on Monday, saying the new package delivers better IT security than the original product launched last year.

IDC: PDA shipments crash 43 percent

Sales of PDAs continued a steep decline in the second quarter, as struggling vendors shipped 719,000 units worldwide, down from 1.26 million last year, according to a market research report released on Wednesday.

Nokia maintains top spot in mobile phone market

Nokia held onto its dominant share of the global mobile phone market during the second quarter as Motorola tumbled from second to third place despite brisk sales in emerging markets, according to reports released Thursday.

Report: Google shows phone prototype to manufacturers

Google Inc. has developed a prototype cell phone that could reach markets within a year, and plans to offer consumers free subscriptions by bundling advertisements with its search engine, e-mail and Web browser software applications, according to a story published Thursday in The Wall Street Journal.

Apple faces mounting complaints on iPhone battery

Officials in New York state asked Apple on Monday to change its iPhone design to allow consumers to replace their own batteries, just days after lawyers in Illinois filed a class-action lawsuit over the same complaint.

PC shipments rise in Q2 for all vendors but Dell

PC vendors reported global shipment growth of 12.5 per cent in the second quarter, as every major vendor except Dell posted a double-digit percentage increase in unit shipments compared to the same period last year, according to a report released by IDC.

Intel profit 'in the pink' despite price war

Intel said its quarterly profit rose 44 percent over last year, reaching US$1.3 billion as low selling prices for its microprocessors were offset by higher than expected unit shipments.

Dell kills-off high-end desktop

Dell has stopped taking orders for one model of its high-end desktop PCs, citing issues related to overclocking quad-core processors from Intel.

AMD says Barcelona chip to ship in August

Advanced Micro Devices said it would begin shipping its "Barcelona" quad-core Opteron processor in August, rebutting industry rumours that the chip faced manufacturing problems that could delay it until October.

Apple rivals dread iPhone

When Apple launches the iPhone in the US on Friday, it is set to get a jump on its competitors and spark a flurry of new phone designs, regardless of how well the device actually sells.