AMD turns profit following jump in chip sales

Intel's poor performance in the last three months of 2005 turned out to be good news for rival chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc., (AMD) which on Wednesday reported better-than-expected financial results for the period. With sales of AMD's micropr...

Number of Chinese Internet users tops 110 million

The number of Chinese Internet users reached 111 million as of Dec. 31, 2005, up from 94 million Internet users one year ago, according to a survey conducted by the Chinese Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), which oversees the .cn top-level...

PC memory prices rise as gadget memory prices drop

The price of advanced computer DRAM (dynamic RAM) chips is on the rise while NAND flash memory is falling, meaning PCs might be a tad more expensive in coming months, but users could find bargains among a range of consumer electronics, such as MP3 mu...

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?

New mobile phone ticketing technology could soon push paper-based tickets to the sidelines in many European soccer stadiums, ski resorts, trade shows and other large venues, according to an industry executive.

German soccer team learning to tackle the Web

Germany's national soccer team may not be the most tech-savvy in the world, according to its manager, but things could improve with the introduction of a Web-connected bus to get them to and from matches.

Analyst: No effect from tardy XP service pack

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

Leaving the house with a digital camera, a mobile phone and an MP3 player may make you feel tech-hip and savy, but head of the digital music site believes that belongs in the past, and the future lies with 3G phones.

Slow desktop chip sales hit Intel Q4

Intel revenue came in below the company's own updated forecast for its 2005 fiscal fourth quarter, due to desktop processor unit shipments that were lower than expected, the company said Tuesday.

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