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Thomson to back Blu-ray, HD-DVD formats

Thomson, one of the core backers of the Blu-ray Disc format for high-definition video discs, plans to offer players supporting the rival HD-DVD format and disc duplication services for both formats, it said Friday.

Update: Lenovo to buy IBM's PC business

China's Lenovo Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire IBM's personal computing division. Lenovo will pay $US1.25 billion (AUD$1.6 billion) in cash for the business, which is expected to transform it into the world's number three PC maker...

Lenovo confirms talks with 'major' IT company

China's Lenovo Group has confirmed - in an announcement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange - that it is in talks with a major international IT company regarding an acquisition. The other party was not named. The announcement comes amid reports that Leno...

Toshiba plans SED-based TV in 2005

Toshiba Corp. plans to launch a television based on a new flat-panel display technology called SED (Surface-conduction Electron-emitter Display) in 2005, a company executive said Friday.

Sony to launch its first MP3 hard-disk music player

Sony is broadening support for the MP3 file format in its portable music player range. It will introduce a new hard disk-based MP3 player in December, and will offer software upgrades for earlier players with hard disk storage so they can play MP3s t...

Sharman begins defence in Kazaa case

Sharman Networks, the company behind the Kazaa peer-to-peer file sharing software, began its defence in a Sydney court room this week against charges by members of the music industry that the company aided music piracy and copyright infringement.

AMD-Fujitsu venture plans 'mega' Japanese chip plant

Spansion, the joint venture memory-chip maker formed by Advanced Micro Devices and Fujitsu, plans a major expansion of its chip-making capacity in Japan as part of its drive to overtake Intel and Samsung Electronics in the competitive flash memory ma...

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