Stories by Dan Nystedt

UMC asks for charges in Chinese chip investment case

Taiwan's United Microelectronics (UMC), the world's second largest contract chip maker, placed front page statements in two of the island's top daily newspapers Wednesday, asking government prosecutors to speed up their case against the company.

Ebay, Global Sources team up on China's e-commerce

Making good on a pledge to increase its stake in China's Internet e-commerce sector, online auctioneer eBay said Thursday it had teamed up with Global Sources to develop an Internet service that could make it even easier to find low-priced Chinese go...

Ericsson, Napster team up for mobile phone music

The world's biggest telecommunications equipment provider has teamed up with popular Internet music service Napster to make it simpler for mobile phone operators to open up online music stores for their customers. The two companies have developed a m...

Taiwan research center developing wearable gadget

A government-funded Taiwanese research group plans to show off its prowess in flexible display technology by developing a wearable and flexible electronic device by the end of October, an official said Thursday.

MSI offers graphics card for AGP, PCI Express

Taiwan's Micro-Star International showed off a PC graphics card at Computex capable of being used with two popular interfaces, PCI Express (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) and AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port), in order to help users save mo...

Latest Nvidia GPUs likely out in July

The latest upgrade to Nvidia's popular Geforce 6800 line of GPUs (graphics processing units) for PCs should be out by July, according to Taiwanese motherboard and graphics card makers at Computex.

Infineon and Nanya start 90nm DRAM production

Infineon Technologies of Germany and Taiwan's Nanya Technology have started making DRAM (dynamic RAM) computer memory chips using 90 nanometer production technology, enabling the companies to produce smaller chips at lower costs, they said Thursday.

Micro-Star shows off Tai Chi robot

Micro-Star International, one of Taiwan's big four motherboard makers, is displaying a two-legged robot that can perform, albeit slowly, certain Tai Chi and Kung Fu moves at Computex in Taipei. It can also walk, stand on one leg, and kick a soccer ba...

ATI joins dual GPU game with CrossFire

ATI Technologies on Wednesday demonstrated its upcoming Crossfire technology for allowing two GPUs (graphics processing units) to be used in one PC, claiming it offers better performance than dual GPU technology developed by rival Nvidia. The demonst...

Gamers get dual graphics chips

Taiwanese graphics card makers have taken the dual-processor philosophy to a new playing field, putting two graphics processing units in systems for extreme gaming in personal computers.

Gartner raises 2005 chip industry growth forecast

Gartner raised its forecast for global semiconductor industry revenue growth for several reasons, including signs of stronger than expected sales of personal computers and mobile phones, a researcher at the company said Monday.

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