Advanced Micro Devices is expected to launch the 'Spider' platform, which combines the company's next-generation quad-core processors, graphics cards and chipsets in one platform to deliver better graphics, performance-per-watt and improved high-definition video.
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As adoption of x86 servers increased globally, Unix-based server shipments witnessed a slowdown during the third quarter, a Gartner survey released this week said.
With Advanced Micro Devices on thin ice with severe pressure from chip rival Intel and four consecutive quarterly net losses, the cash infusion by an Abu Dhabi government investment arm could help the struggling chip maker remain competitive.
Competition from flash memory and increased shipment of PCs and consumer electronics are driving down prices and fueling demand for hard disk drives, according to a survey released by iSuppli this week.
Hewlett-Packard announced it will shift the focus of its digital camera business, jumping out of manufacturing, distribution and design, in order to concentrate more on its home photo printing and online photo services.
Hewlett-Packard has pumped up the graphics and processing power on its line of business workstations, introducing a quad-core desktop the company calls the "mother of all workstations."
As component prices drop, the aggressive pricing of commercial Linux notebooks could hamper efforts by One Laptop Per Child to supply inexpensive laptops to children in developing markets.
IBM is pulling AIX 6 out of beta and will make the Unix OS generally available on Friday, the company has said.
A spike in the number of microprocessor units shipped helped Intel record an increase in its third-quarter revenue and income, the company said this week.
Apple has reported strong earnings for its fourth quarter, boosted by record Macintosh computer sales and the shipment of 1.12 million iPhones.
Hewlett-Packard maintained its lead over Dell as the world's largest PC supplier in the third quarter of 2007, extending a slim margin it established last year, market researcher IDC said this week.
Hewlett-Packard has agreed in principle to resolve the stock-options back-dating suit facing Mercury Interactive, a company it acquired in 2006, for US$117.5 million.
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies plans to announce Monday it has developed technology that will quadruple the storage capacity of desktop hard drives within the next two years.
A discovery that has helped hard drive makers cram even more data onto disks has won two scientists the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics.
Gateway announced this week its plans to acquire PC vendor Packard Bell for an undisclosed amount, a move funded by Acer as part of its planned acquisition of Gateway.
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