Stories by James Niccolai

  • Sun scraps Java chip plans

    The microelectronics arm of Sun Microsystems has quietly scrapped plans to make a family of processors designed specifically to run programs written in its Java programming language, according to an industry analyst. The company plans to begin testing its first, long-awaited Java processor later this month - MicroJava 701 - but that chip will probably be the last that Sun makes based on its so-called "picoJava" design

  • Intel offers P6 processor roadmap

    Intel last week sketched out its microprocessor road map, including plans for a new 32-bit microarchitecture which over time will replace the current P6 design on which Intel's Pentium II processors are based.

  • Compaq details strategy for OpenVMS

    Compaq Computer has disclosed a handful of enhancements it will introduce to OpenVMS, many of which focus on improved availability and advancing the level of integration between the 64-bit operating system and Microsoft's Windows NT.

  • Intel to offer new chip design

    Intel has sketched out its microprocessor road map, including plans for a new 32-bit microarchitecture which over time will replace the current P6 design on which the Pentium II processor is based.

  • Sun scraps Java chip plans, analyst claims

    The microelectronics arm of Sun Microsystems has quietly scrapped plans to make a family of processors designed specifically to run programs written in its Java programming language, an industry analyst said yesterday.

  • Veritas to buy Seagate Software unit

    Veritas Software is set to dole out about $US1.6 billion in shares for the Network Storage and Management Group of Seagate Software, a subsidiary of storage giant Seagate Technologies.

  • PCs becoming ‘junk trucks' of technology

    A senior Intel executive last week acknowledged what many critics have been saying for a while: PCs have become "junk trucks" of technology that need to be cleaned for improved ease of use and connectivity.

  • Quark buys German systems integrator

    Quark this week acquired a majority stake in Silent GmbH, a German firm that provides products and systems integration services to the publishing and newspaper industries.

  • Novell offers thin client version of NDS

    Novell is set to release a version of its directory services product that interoperates with Citrix Systems' thin-client networking software. The vendor's decision to bring its directory technology across from PCs to thin clients may represent a shot in the arm for the thin-client movement.

  • AMD launches yet another chip

    Advanced Micro Devices will ratchet the speed of its K6-2 microprocessors up another notch tomorrow with a version running at 350MHz. AMD will position the chip as a viable competitor to Intel's Pentium II processors in the market for performance desktop PCs.

  • Another delay hits Xeon

    Intel has confirmed another delay in the delivery of its Pentium II Xeon processor, this time affecting a 450MHz version of the chip that is due to ship later this year.

  • SyQuest axes half its workforce

    Removable storage drive maker SyQuest Technology intends to slash its worldwide workforce by nearly a half and expects to report a sequential drop in revenues for the quarter just completed and for the September quarter, officials revealed last Friday.

  • Patent infringement suit hits Intel

    Intel has been hit with a $US500 million patent infringement lawsuit by a US intellectual property firm, TechSearch, over technology used in lntel's Pentium microprocessors.