Stories by Ben Ames

  • Intel increases revenue outlook on rising chip demand

    By Ben Ames | 10 September, 2007 15:09

    Citing surprisingly high demand for its processors, Intel has upgraded its third-quarter revenue forecast to a range of US$9.4 billion to US$9.8 billion from the company's previous estimate of US$9 billion to US$9.6 billion.

  • AMD seeks server rebound with Barcelona

    By Ben Ames | 10 September, 2007 08:16

    Advanced Micro Devices hopes to seize a larger share of the server chip market from its rival Intel this week when it launches the Barcelona quad-core processor.

  • HP picks Intel chip for quad-core servers

    By Ben Ames | 07 September, 2007 08:05

    Hewlett-Packard launched a server based on Intel's new Tigerton quad-core Xeon processor Thursday, battling IBM for customers who run data-intensive business applications like enterprise resource planning and virtualization software.

  • AMD's former sales chief joins Freescale

    By Ben Ames | 06 September, 2007 07:57

    Henri Richard will join Freescale Semiconductor as its new chief sales and marketing officer, just weeks after stepping down from the same position at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

  • IBM stores data on an atom

    By Ben Ames | 03 September, 2007 08:29

    IBM has demonstrated how to perform certain computer functions on single atoms and molecules, a discovery that could someday lead to processors the size of a speck of dust, the company said Thursday.

  • Dell profit up 46 percent thanks to cheaper components

    Just two weeks after revealing that some employees had falsified corporate revenue to meet earnings targets, Dell reported a profit of US$733 million (AU$897.8 million) for its fiscal 2008 second quarter, up 46 percent from its mark of US$502 million for the same period last year.

  • FTC seeks more data on Intel flash spinoff

    US government antitrust regulators have asked Intel and STMicroelectronics NV to provide more information about their plan to spin off their flash memory unit into a new company, the vendors said Thursday.

  • IBM bolsters blade family with Cell upgrade

    IBM announced an upgraded version of its blade server based on the Cell processor on Wednesday, adding memory and data throughput for better performance on high-end applications such as graphics and finance.

  • Nokia extends lead in handsets as Motorola struggles

    Nokia tightened its grip on the global mobile phone market in the second quarter of this year, taking advantage of a stumble by Motorola and strong demand from emerging markets around the world, a market research study said Thursday.