Stories by Ashlee Vance

  • Business Objects to buy Acta Technology

    French software maker Business Objects SA announced an agreement earlier to acquire Acta Technology for close to $US65 million, with plans to join the two companies' data analysis software products.

  • Apple, AMD lower revenue forecasts

    Computer maker Apple Computer and chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices both lowered their revenue forecasts on Tuesday, citing a broad weakness in the PC market and slow sales overseas. AMD also warned of a "substantial" operating loss.

  • Sun tightens software grip

    Attempting to build a new foundation for its software business and Web services platform, Sun Microsystems on Wednesday will officially launch its Solaris 9 operating system.

  • HP/Compaq: Vote tally is official; deal set to close

    Hewlett-Packard announced the official shareholder vote totals on Wednesday for its acquisition of Compaq, reaching one of the final milestones in the troubled deal and clearing the way for the merged company to officially launch next week.

  • Quantum bulks up with NAS appliance

    Quantum beefed up its networked storage product line yesterday with the announcement of a new Linux-based appliance targeted at small and medium-size businesses.

  • Sun's CFO steps down

    Sun Microsystems will lose another top executive with chief financial officer Michael Lehman saying he will retire in July, just over a week after the head of the company's hardware business made a similar decision.

  • Micron acquires part of Toshiba's DRAM business

    Micron Technology made a second wave in the memory chip waters on Monday with an announcement that it has acquired part of Toshiba's memory business, after announcing another deal earlier in the day to take on the memory operations of South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor.

  • AMD sees uptick in PC chip sales

    Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices has reported better-than-expected financial results for its first fiscal quarter, thanks in part to an increase in PC processor sales.

  • HP/COMPAQ - Fiorina voice mail stirs up controversy

    Hewlett-Packard's Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina said in a voicemail message left for one member of the company's executive team that HP might have to take "extraordinary" measures to make sure key investors voted in favor of the company's acquisition of Compaq Computer, according to published reports.