Stories by Terho Uimonen

  • Acer cuts 500 jobs in Taiwan

    Acer will lay off about 500 workers in Taiwan at the end of this week as part of a global restructuring effort that has seen the Taiwan-based PC maker lay off about one-third of its workforce in Europe, North America and Latin America over the past two years.

  • LG, Philips set to merge display tube units

    In a move that will deepen the companies' existing ties in the display business, South Korea's LG Electronics and Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV, of the Netherlands, have announced a plan to merge their respective CRT (cathode-ray tube) businesses into a yet-to-be-named joint venture company.

  • Intel, AMD showcase 1.5GHz systems

    Users itching to lay their hands on speedier PCs will soon get their wishes fulfilled. Both chip giant Intel and rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) used the Comdex trade show to demonstrate PCs powered by processors running at speeds of up to 1.5GHz.

  • In Taiwan, when it rains it really pours

    Life in Taiwan is always fairly hectic, but the last few weeks have been extraordinary by any standards. This tiny island, which is home to companies that collectively make up the world's third-largest IT hardware manufacturing force, has been suffering from both man-made and natural calamities. Ranging from domestic political chaos to the heavy rains and winds from typhoon Xangsane that lashed the island leaving floods and carnage in its wake, plus the devastating Singapore Airlines jumbo jet crash, it's all been bad news for Taiwan recently.

  • AMD ups Athlon memory ante

    As expected, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Monday introduced a new chip set that will allow PCs powered by its high-end Athlon processors to take advantage of the emerging double data rate (DDR) synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM) high-speed memory devices.

  • Barrett says Intel still a Rambus believer

    Intel remains committed to introducing its forthcoming Pentium 4 processor with Rambus's high-speed memory interface technology, which Intel believes is the right choice for high-end desktop PCs, Intel's president and CEO Craig Barrett said here Friday.

  • Acer CEO pleads for fair evaluation of stock

    Acer Group chairman and chief executive officer Stan Shih has urged foreign investors to take a long-term view of Acer, the group's core PC-making company that recently saw its stock price plunge to less than half of its year-to-date high.

  • AMD to assure motherboard compatibility

    Advanced Micro Devices announced on Monday the launch of a global motherboard certification program designed to assure system integrators and users that certified boards are fully compatible with it's Athlon and Duron PC processors.

  • Acer Labs intros DDR chip sets for AMD, Intel

    Acer Laboratories Inc (ALI) is sampling four new chip sets designed to support an emerging high-performance memory technology in desktop and notebook PCs powered by processors from both Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Intel, the Taipei-based company said Wednesday.

  • Pan-European DSL rollout

    Nokia has signed an agreement to supply network equipment for KPNQwest BV's planned pan-European rollout of high-speed Internet access services based on digital subscriber line (DSL) technology.