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Stories by Sumner Lemon

  • AMD to ship dual-core Athlon 64 chip by year-end

    Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices plans to ship a dual-core version of its 64-bit Athlon 64 microprocessor for desktop and mobile PCs during the second half of this year -- but the chips won't be targeted at the high end of the market, the company said.

  • LCD maker reports profit even as prices tumble

    AU Optronics, one of the world's biggest makers of LCDs (liquid crystal displays) used in computers and television sets, reported Thursday that its net income and net profit hit record levels in 2004, despite an industry-wide steep drop in LCD prices during the second half of the year.

  • Lenovo revenue slips; prepares for IBM buyout

    China's Lenovo Group on Friday reported that its total group revenue for the three months to Dec. 31 dropped by almost 4 percent compared with the same period a year earlier. At the same time it announced a range of senior management appointments that will be made when its acquisition of IBM's PC business is completed.

  • Concerns mount over Lenovo's IBM deal

    The acquisition of IBM's PC business by China's largest PC maker, Lenovo Group may pose a threat to U.S. national security and deserves a closer review by the U.S. Congress and government agencies before a decision is made on whether or not to approve the deal, three U.S. lawmakers said this week.

  • Asianux 2.0 set for early release, Haansoft says

    The release date of Asianux 2.0 has been moved up by one month so that the operating system can be proposed for a massive education database to be built in South Korea, according to one of three Asian companies developing the software.

  • Arrests made in Taiwanese re-marking raid, AMD says

    Taiwanese police arrested several suspects and seized an unspecified number of re-marked Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) processors in a Dec. 30 raid on four businesses at several locations in Taiwan, an AMD spokeswoman said Wednesday.

  • Acer's Stan Shih retires

    Stan Shih, the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Taiwan's Acer Inc. and a highly respected pioneer of Taiwan's IT hardware manufacturing industry, officially retired on Dec. 31, according to a company statement.

  • Cisco donates $2.5M for tsunami relief efforts in Asia

    Cisco Systems Inc. and its employees have donated US$2.5 million for humanitarian relief and reconstruction projects for those affected by the earthquakes and the subsequent tsunamis that ravaged coastlines across South Asia, the company said Thursday.

  • China's first IPv6 network enters operation

    China's first network based on IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) formally entered operation on Saturday, according to the China Education and Research Network Information Center (CERNIC).