Stories by Sumner Lemon

  • Chinese companies prefer Windows, survey shows

    When it comes to operating systems, Chinese government efforts to promote Linux and open-source software as an alternative to Windows may make for interesting rhetoric but they have hardly deterred Chinese users from choosing Microsoft's OS, according to the results of a recent Chinese government survey.

  • SEC investigation into NVidia centers on Xbox: Analyst

    A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation into transactions conducted by graphics-chip maker NVidia likely focuses on how the company accounted for costs associated with its development of graphics chips for Microsoft's Xbox game console, a financial analyst said Friday.

  • New iMac has flat-panel display, looks like a lamp

    Having promised a new consumer product that is "innovative, revolutionary and different," Apple Computer is expected Monday to take the wraps off a redesigned iMac which looks more like a desk lamp than a desktop computer.

  • COMDEX: Intel's DDR chip set debuts

    Opening the doors to cheaper and faster PCs based on Intel's Pentium 4 processor, the long-awaited version of Intel's 845 chip set that supports DDR SDRAM (Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic RAM), the 845-D, debuted at Comdex.

  • Via sells own motherboards to boost P4X266 chip set

    Via Technologies will begin volume shipments of its own line of motherboards -- to be sold under the Via brand -- this month, according to Wenchi Chen, the company's chief executive officer (CEO) and president. The move is meant to spur adoption of the company's P4X266 chip set.

  • China-Taiwan JV creates top-tier motherboard company

    In a deal that ties together China's largest PC manufacturer with one of the largest Taiwanese motherboard makers, Legend Holdings and Gigabyte Technology have announced plans to create a joint-venture company that will become one of the world's largest motherboard manufacturers.

  • Rambus revenue expected to decline 31 per cent

    Feeling the pinch from a deteriorating market for DRAM (dynamic random access memory) chips, Rambus' financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter are expected to show a drop of 31 per cent compared to the same period last year, based on estimates provided by company officials in a conference call Thursday.

  • Rambus faces class-action suit for fraud

    A class-action lawsuit against Rambus has been filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that the company misled investors by fraudulently claiming patents and collecting licensing revenue related to SDRAM (Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory) technology.

  • Chinese police open Code Red II hotline

    With the Code Red II worm still making its presence felt in cities across China, the country's Ministry of Public Security (MPS) Saturday opened a special telephone hotline for Chinese users affected by the worm. MPS also reiterated an earlier warning that users should apply a patch to prevent servers from being affected by Code Red II.

  • No Intel patents for P4 bus, Via says

    Facing a possible legal battle with Intel over the release of its latest chip set, VIA Technologies said it has been unable to find evidence that Intel holds a patent for the 400MHz front-side bus used with the Pentium 4 processor.

  • Nokia joins wireless gaming standard

    Nokia has joined Ericsson, Motorola and Siemens' Mobile Group in an effort to develop a wireless gaming standard. The companies have announced the establishment of the Mobile Games Interoperability (MGI) Forum, which is an extension of a similar effort, the Universal Mobile Games Platform (UMGP) initiative, unveiled by Ericsson, Motorola and Siemens in March.