Stories by Sumner Lemon

  • Controversy over Chinese WLAN standard deepens

    Licensing requirements at the heart of a Chinese standard for wireless LANs (WLANs) threaten to disrupt the ability of networking equipment vendors to do business in China, according to a U.S. technology trade group.

  • Top Via execs indicted for industrial espionage

    The Taipei District Public Prosecutors Office has accused both the chairman and the chief executive officer of Via Technologies Inc., a leading vendor of PC chipsets and other semiconductors, of copyright infringement and industrial espionage, a company executive confirmed on Monday.

  • Laptop boom here to stay

    Already hot sellers, laptops will represent an increasing percentage of PC sales in the coming years, exceeding analyst estimates, according to a senior Intel executive.

  • China no match for Taiwan's IC design industry

    Despite having a fast-growing electronics industry that has attracted investments from some of the world's largest chip makers, China is no match for Taiwan when it comes to integrated circuit (IC) design, according to industry executives speaking at the Taiwan Business Alliance conference in Taipei.

  • WiMAX promises breakthrough in broadband access

    A new wireless networking technology, called WiMAX, is poised to reshape the way that service providers offer broadband Internet access in the U.S. and other countries, holding out the promise that high-speed network services may take off in these markets, according to a senior Intel Corp. executive.

  • Acer losing money on Tablets

    When Microsoft chairman, Bill Gates, introduced the first prototypes of the Tablet PC in 2001, he predicted that the devices would become the most popular form of PC within five years. But that prediction hasn’t yet translated into high volumes for Acer, which continues to lose money on its Tablet PC line, according to a company executive.

  • Nvidia debuts handheld chip

    Looking to break away from its traditional PC graphics market, Nvidia has introduced its first graphics chip, the GoForce 2150, designed to be used in handheld devices such as mobile phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs).

  • Acer to offer 17-inch Smart Display with PCs

    Acer plans to begin selling two portable Smart Display products, including a 17-inch version, as accessories for the next generation of the company's Aspire home PC line, expected to be introduced before the middle of next year, a company executive said.

  • Via to ship smallest PC processor

    Taiwanese chip vendor, Via Technologies, will begin shipping its smallest PC processor and motherboard before the end of the year, according to the company's chief executive officer (CEO), Wen-chi Chen.

  • Supply issues mar Athlon launch

    If you're looking to buy a PC based on Advanced Micro Devices' (AMD's) 64-bit Athlon 64 processor you may have to wait. Despite this week's high-profile launch, the processor is in short supply and volume shipments of PCs based on the chip are not expected until next year, according to companies at the Computex exhibition.

  • The end of the PC industry (as we know it)

    Say goodbye to traditional notions of a PC company. Times have changed and PC vendors will increasingly move away from selling just computers and peripherals to also offering consumer electronics products, including television sets, according to the chief executive at one of the world’s largest semi-conductor makers.

  • HP's Fiorina to leave Cisco's board

    HP chief executive officer (CEO), Carly Fiorina, has opted not to stand for re-election to Cisco Systems' board of directors, the networking equipment maker has said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). No reason was given for Fiorina's decision not to seek re-election to the board.