DRAM maker Powerchip doubles 2006 spending plan

Powerchip Semiconductor, Taiwan's largest DRAM (dynamic-RAM) chip maker by revenue, became the second company from the island to announce significantly higher projected 2006 capital spending, doubling its spending plan to NT$60 billion (US$1.88 billi...

Why a paper ticket if an SMS will do?

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German soccer team learning to tackle the Web

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Microsoft's plan to release a third service pack for Windows XP later than expected should not have much effect on sales of Windows Vista, the company's upcoming desktop upgrade, according to a market analyst.

3 Mobile customers sing to destra's tune

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