Stories by Grant Gross

  • Hynix to pay $185 million DRAM price-fixing fine

    Hynix Semiconductor, a South Korean maker of DRAM (dynamic RAM), has agreed to plead guilty and pay a US$185 million fine for conspiring to fix prices in the multibillion-dollar DRAM market, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said Thursday.

  • Sun announces Java RFID product, architectures

    Sun Microsystems on Monday announced a Java-based product designed to make it easy for suppliers to switch from tagging their products with traditional bar codes to RFID (radio frequency identification) technology.

  • Congresswoman reintroduces spyware bill to U.S. Congress

    Spyware legislation that would allow fines of up to US$3 million for makers of software that steals personal information from a user's computer or highjacks its browser will get a second look after the U.S. Congress failed to pass the legislation in 2004.

  • Oracle takes control of PeopleSoft

    Oracle Corp. has taken over control of PeopleSoft Inc. by buying 75 percent of the PeopleSoft's outstanding shares from its stockholders, Oracle announced Wednesday.

  • Commodore computer brand sold

    The company that owns the famed Commodore computer brand has been sold to Yeahronimo Media Ventures Inc., a Beverly Hills, California, digital music distributor.

  • Study: Information security field to grow steadily

    The number of cybersecurity professionals is projected to grow at an annual compound rate of nearly 14 percent from now until 2008, according to a study released this week during the Computer Security Institute (CSI) trade show in Washington, D.C.

  • IBM, partners roll out ID management suite

    IBM and four partners have announced what they call a "major breakthrough" in identity management designed to help business and government agencies protect assets, including IT systems and physical facilities, from unauthorised users.

  • Sun, IBM, HP move ahead with RFID

    A trio of major IT vendors all announced Monday plans to focus on and market radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies to their customers.

  • RFID and privacy

    Privacy advocates and some lawmakers are pushing a debate over potential privacy abuses from the growing use of radio frequency identification chips as huge retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores move toward large-scale use of the technology.