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Joe Marengi, the 51-year-old general manager of Dell's commercial business group, which includes servers, storage and PC and accounts for 85% of the company's revenues, will be leaving at the end of March, retiring they say, and then Dell is going split the unit into two separate units...
Intel has decided not to contest the special master's decision handing AMD certain discovery rights in its US antitrust suit against Intel. The discovery relates to Intel's business dealings and sales transactions with customers in foreign countries. AMD is fishing for evidence that In...
Comverse Technology's former general counsel William Sorin is going to pay $3 million to settle a criminal SEC backdating-cum-stock manipulation suit. He will also be barred from ever again serving as a lawyer, officer or director of a public company and faces a possible five years in ...
Intel came out at the Consumer Electronics Show with its first mainstream quad chip, a part branded a Core 2 Quad for the occasion and made immediately available. There are also two other new quads, giving Intel a total of nine versions of the widget for the desktop and enterprise mark...
Federal authorities have moved against one of HP's operatives, charging Bryan Wagner, 'a/k/a mike@yahoo.com,' apparently HP's chief pretexter, with conspiracy and aggravated identity theft. It could mean seven years in the calaboose and a fine of $500,000. US Attorney Kevin Ryan filed...
Late Thursday, very late in fact, AMD put out a statement saying that its Q4 revenues - excluding anything it might see out of its ATI acquisition - would only be up 3% from the $1.33 billion it reported in calendar Q3, a number, roughly $1.37 billion, that is lower than expected. Wall...
NCR said Monday that it's going to spin its Teradata data warehousing business off into a publicly traded company. When exactly depends on board authorization, an IRS ruling, SEC filings and the usual IPO preparations, but it won't be for another six-nine months. During a short confer...
Does JavaScript, which was never intended to do anything resembling what it does within the approach now called AJAX, have a fundamental design flaw? That's the question being asked by Stefano Di Paola and Giorgio Fedon.
Adobe confirmed this week that a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in versions 7.0.8 and earlier of Adobe Reader and Acrobat could allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary JavaScript into a browser session. Exploitability depends on the browser and browser version being used, ...
Microsoft Tuesday gave security vendors like Symantec and McAfee, who two months ago very publicly complained of being locked out of Vista because of Microsoft's new 'you-can't get-to-the-64-bit kernel' PatchGuard widgetry, draft APIs that are supposed to let them access the operating ...
db4objects Releases Rev 6.0 db4object has got a production-ready release of db4o 6.0 that it says is 10 times faster and 90% leaner on memory consumption than version 5. The new open source object database rev also supports a new server-side cursor technology for deterministic response...
Matsushita Electric, also known as Panasonic, claims to have come up with a better rechargeable lithium-ion battery that unlike Sony's infamous lithium-ion batteries, which sparked the largest recall in computer history, won't start fires.
Opteron and the Athlon64 are 'aging' architectures according to Nollenberger Capital analyst Hans Mosesmann and Intel's Core 2 Duo eats its lunch in 95% of all PC applications. AMD is also, as everyone knows, late in moving to 65nm.
AMD has only started making 65nm chips and Intel has already started making 45nm ones so AMD said that it and its buddy IBM would have 45nm parts in mid-'08 using newfangled ultra-low-K interconnect technology and immersion lithography, which should give AMD a performance-per-watt edge...
Somebody's gonna have a very merry Christmas - once they sober up. Clustered storage start-up Isilon Systems Inc went public last Friday nominally pricing its shares at $13 although the broad market never saw that price - it opened $25 ending up 78%. It has yet to give back any ground....
Intel, in its newfound mission to bring low-cost computing to the third world - and compete with One Laptop Per Child - is going to develop an electronic version of the Quran in partnership with two Saudi Arabian ISVs and a training computer for teachers outfitted with the Saudi govern...
Remember back in, oh, 2001, when a couple of engineers were nabbed at San Francisco Airport just before boarding a plane to China and had their grips searched and out poured all these confidential trade secrets from Sun Microsystems, Transmeta, NEC and Trident Microsystems?
Dell is doing one of those two-in-a-box management things and putting server chief Brad Anderson and desktop chief Jeff Clarke over the new Business Products Group. Notebook boss Alex Gruzen will run the Consumer Products Group on his own. Both Anderson and Gruzen are HP graduates.
Lehman Brothers, which thinks that AMD is capacity-constrained, also thinks that Intel may be aggressively pricing products and quotes China-based Commercial Times, which cites PC OEMs as its sources, as saying that Intel may again cut prices on its P4s by better than 60% on January 21...
HP is going to be the first Silicon Valley to bust through the $100 billion barrier, according to what HP told its analyst meeting Tuesday morning, which is not to say that it doesn't need to find the next laser printer to boost revenues - it does. HP CFO Bob Wayman, who'll retire at t...
HP has apparently dropped an expected shoe. In a widely picked-up story the New York Times said Thursday that HP has sent the highest of high-powered Silicon Valley lawyers, Larry Sonsini, packing, severing his long-standing advisory ties with its board. He was the board's outside coun...
HP has managed to wriggle off the hook with the California Attorney General's office as far as its silly headline-rich boardroom-directed spying adventure goes. It's cut a deal to avoid prosecution on the civil charges that the AG has been contemplating. The complaint, which carries an...
'Managing a series of applications from multiple vendors is like driving a car with multiple dashboards,' said Chris Kenworthy, senior vice president, McAfee, Inc., as McAfee today announced the latest release of Total Protection for Enterprise 2.0.
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker shows IBM's external disk storage revenue growing significantly faster than the overall storage marketplace for third quarter 2006, growing revenue 14.3 percent year-to-year, compared to the overall external disk storage marketplac...
HP has introduced the industry's first blade workstation solution which combines the benefits and security of a centralized data center with workstation-class performance. Based on HP BladeSystem infrastructure, the HP ProLiant Blade Workstation Solution gives users the ability to quic...
Sun Microsystems has announced that Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has deployed a Sun technology infrastructure to run a critical new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system. The Sun system, comprised of the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS), UltraSPARC IV+ processor-based Sun...
Sun Microsystems saw its year-to-year total server market share grow 1.1 points, the most of any top six server vendor, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker. It was the third consecutive quarter that Sun?s market share grew. Sun's saw its year-to-year total server re...
HP has announced that AMD has purchased several hundred HP BladeSystem c-Class server blades powered by AMD Opteron processors to support the development of its chip designs. AMD chose the new HP ProLiant BL465c servers over competitive offerings for their industry-leading performance,...
Sun Microsystems has announced that Kodak will offer the Sun StorageTek 5800 storage system as an integrated storage option for its CARESTREAM Information Management Solutions. By making its Versatile Intelligent Patient Archive (VIParchive) software available with the StorageTek 5800 ...
HP outshipped all other major vendors in the worldwide server market for the 18th consecutive quarter, according to third quarter 2006 figures released today by IDC. HP surpassed market growth in the worldwide blade server market, with 43.8 percent year-over-year factory revenue growth...
IDC has announced that IBM continues to hold the number one position in worldwide server revenue share, growing revenue by 6.6 percent, year over year, and increasing its revenue share to 33.1 percent. The growth was driven by IBM's continued leadership in the highly strategic mainfram...
IBM has announced that the AIX 5L V5.3 operating system has been awarded a certificate of conformance by the Open Group's Platform Forum for the UNIX 03 standard, which offers clients with greater flexibility. UNIX 03 is the latest UNIX Product Standard developed by the Open Group Plat...
Adobe Systems has introduced Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server 7.2, an enterprise rights management (ERM) solution for protecting and controlling documents throughout their entire lifecycle, from creation, through distribution and collaboration, to archiving and destruction. Now, organizat...
The former head of CA's worldwide sales, Stephen Richards, was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday for his role in the company's $2.2 billion stock fraud scheme. Earlier this month his former boss, ex-CA CEO Sanjay Kumar, drew 12 years. Both men are currently out on bail and are...
AMD Sued for Patent Infringement Semiconductor design house Opti Inc has sued AMD in the famed Eastern District of Texas for infringing three Opti patents all entitled 'Predictive Snooping Technology of Cache Memory for Master-Initiated Accesses. The patents are numbers 5,710,906, 5,8...
One of the reasons that AMD bought ATI just surfaced. At Supercomputing on Tuesday AMD started pushing what it called the world's first dedicated stream processor aimed at juicing up HPC with massive doses of floating point performance. And, no, it's not a new Opteron.
Intel is out with its first two quad-core processors, the Xeon 5300, a k a Clovertown, for servers and the Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core, a k a Kentfield, for desktops. Intel, which preens that it's ignited the quad core era, puts two dual-core Core 2 processors in a multi-chip package, an ...
Dell's fortunes just soured again - just when Wall Street was starting to think of it as a turnaround story even if it hasn't really done much to deserve that assessment. Anyway, first off, that 16-month-old SEC investigation that Dell tried to keep quite and didn't tell anybody existe...
HP's alleged spy mistress, ex-chairman Patricia Dunn, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges stemming from the company's pretexting misadventure that was touched off by press leaks from the HP boardroom. It was the day before HP disclosed the SEC had launched a formal investiga...
At Supercomputing 2006, Sun Microsystems has announced that Sun technology is powering ten of the world's highest-performing supercomputers, as determined by the TOP500 Organization. Sun doubled its presence on the prestigious ranking, as compared to the TOP500 list released at Superco...