Stories by Sumner Lemon

  • Telcos join Asian Wi-Fi roaming initiative

    Five Asian telecommunication companies have joined an initiative, backed by Intel and Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), to develop technology that will enable users to roam between wireless LAN hotspots, according to a joint statement released on Monday.

  • China's Red Flag Linux to step onto global stage

    An alliance between HP and Chinese Linux developer, Red Flag Software, established last month should lead to cooperation between the two companies on technology development and marketing of Red Flag Linux to companies in China and around the world.

  • Legend changes brand name to Lenovo

    Gearing up for an expansion into international markets, China’s largest PC maker, Legend, has adopted a new brand name, Lenovo, for its IT hardware, including personal computers, and mobile phones.

  • Computex postponed

    Computex, one of the world's largest computer hardware shows, has been postponed due to the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

  • Worst may be over, Lucent CEO says

    After watching the bottom fall out of the global telecommunication equipment market in 2001 and 2002, Lucent Technologies feels like it's standing on more solid ground these days. But the company's chief executive warned there are few signs that a full recovery is on the way.

  • Maxtor to build hard disk factory in China

    Hard disk drive maker Maxtor will begin construction of a manufacturing plant in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou next month, adding that it would invest $US200 million in the facility over the next five years.

  • Dataquest: Chip market to grow 8.9 percent in 2003

    The global semiconductor market will grow by 8.9 per cent to revenue of $US167 billion during 2003, driven higher by an expected increase in corporate IT spending during the second half of the year, according to the most recent estimate from Dataquest, an arm of Gartner.

  • Chip makers see mixed results

    The world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers have released mixed financial results for 2002 and, with the exception of a weak first quarter, predict that the market to pick up again this year.

  • TSMC sees profits down, but growth ahead

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC), the world's largest contract chip maker, has reported mixed results for the fourth quarter of 2002. The company's sales increased substantially compared to the same period one year ago but profits were down.

  • Infineon moves to stop DRAM production at Promos

    In a move that could bring production of memory chips to a halt at one of Taiwan's largest memory makers and cause a shortage of PC memory chips, German chip maker Infineon Technologies has announced it is immediately terminating a technology licensing deal with Promos Technologies.

  • Chip makers press ahead in 'weird' market

    The global semiconductor industry may continue to languish in the doldrums of a slowdown in demand but chip makers continue to press ahead with new and more advanced manufacturing facilities, albeit at a slower pace than would have been expected two years ago.

  • Philips, Accton to merge wireless networking units

    Philips Electronics and Taiwanese networking equipment maker Accton Technology have signed a letter of intent to create a joint-venture company that would combine the wireless connectivity module units of both partners, the companies said in a statement Wednesday.