PC Briefs: Activision, Veitch, Sony

PC Briefs: Activision, Veitch, Sony

Activision takes Shaun on wakeboarding tourInteractive gaming publisher and distributor Activision is set to release Shaun Murray's Pro Wakeboarder for Microsoft's Xbox, Sony's PlayStation 2 and Nintendo's GameCube and GameBoy Advance. As the game's title suggests, Pro Wakeboarder features wakeboarding pioneer Shaun Murray and a host of the latest hot shots of the sport. The game is slated for release mid-year and is yet to be classified by the Office of Film & Literature Classification. Pro Wakeboarder was developed by Shaba Games.

Veitch makes Wyse move

Thin-client vendor Wyse Technology has appointed a new regional sales manager for its southern region. Mark Veitch will be responsible for the Victorian, Tasmanian, South Australian and Western Australian markets. A former senior manager with Protech, he will be responsible for developing sales opportunities in the region for the channel. Veitch described the thin-client market as "one of the few bright lights in technology sales". "With our expanded operations in Australia, and a new breadth of products currently available, we're highly confident that we'll continue to capture a large percentage of the future growth in the Australasian market," he said.

Sony contemplates China for chip assembly plantsSony could be about to become the next Japanese semiconductor maker to transfer some operations to China. The Tokyo company is currently considering moving selected chip assembly operations to a new facility near its Vaio computer manufacturing facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, a company spokeswoman said. "We are looking into the market," said Sony's Aki Shimazu. "China is a good market but this is just a possibility at present. We have made no decision." Sony has similar plants in Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the US. Shimazu would not provide any other details of the company's plans.

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