Stories by Dan Neel

  • Intel partners with RealNetworks

    Amidst the turmoil surrounding its deflated stock value, RealNetworks on Wednesday announced that it has struck a deal with Intel to provide technology for two of the chip maker's PC boards, according to RealNetworks officials.

  • Intel rolls out Xeon chips with NetBurst

    Intel on Monday rolled out its first post-Pentium III Xeon chips. The dual-processor chips, simply called Xeon processors, now ship with Intel's NetBurst architecture, which originally debuted in Intel's Pentium 4 chip, according to Intel officials.

  • Delay in chip-making process could hurt AMD

    Although Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) keeps plans to change its chip making methods locked up tight, analysts are warning that delays by AMD in moving to a larger chip wafer could deal a significant advantage to AMD's nemesis, Intel.

  • Cisco unveils its first storage product

    Applying its IP networking savvy to the advancement of IP storage technology, Cisco Systems in the US last week introduced its first storage product, the Cisco SN 5420 storage router.

  • Microsoft on Bluetooth

    Microsoft officials on Wednesday said the software giant is rethinking its commitment to support Bluetooth in initial versions of its upcoming Windows XP operating system.

  • Fujitsu makes storage play

    Armed with technology that may have the potential to turn storage virtualisation into the storage market's long-awaited "killer app", Fujitsu on Tuesday announced the launch of a storage software company called Softek, according to Steven Murphy, president of Amdahl Software, a division of Fujitsu.

  • Fujitsu makes storage play

    Armed with technology that may have the potential to turn storage virtualisation into the storage market's long-awaited "killer app", Fujitsu will announce the launch of a storage software company called Softek this week, according to Steven Murphy, president of Amdahl Software, a division of Fujitsu.

  • US PC market 'saturated'

    Recent analyst reports on fourth-quarter 2000 PC sales in both the consumer and commercial markets have begun to confirm what many in the IT industry have suspected.

  • Dell lays off 1700

    Fighting to stay price-competitive in a soft computer market, Dell Computer on Thursday laid off 1700 full-time employees at the company's US headquarters.

  • Microsoft partners to take on Unix in the data centre

    Officials for Unisys on Tuesday fired a shot across the bow of the Unix community with its announcement that Microsoft is aggressively developing Windows solutions for the Unisys ES-7000 server, with the intent to push the Unix operating platform out of the data centre.

  • Dell closes its online marketplace

    Less than a year after its ambitious launch, Dell Marketplace, the cutting-edge business-to-business e-commerce site from Dell Computer, has been shut down, according to Ken Bissell, a spokesman for the Texas-based PC maker.

  • MS thin-client OS lead

    Microsoft may be considered a PC stalwart by server/client evangelists like Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, but the company's operating systems ship on more server-client computing terminals than any other, according to a recent study by IDC.

  • Vendors to open up e-business

    Hoping to foster better communication among technology vendors for improved customer service, Intel and nearly 30 other companies last week announced the formation of the Business Internet Consortium, a non-profit, Web-based corporation chartered to address network interoperability and common e-business procedures.