Stories by Tom Krazit

  • Jobs introduces new notebook

    Apple Computer's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Jobs introduced a new notebook and an iMac computer that use Intel's latest processor on Tuesday, six months ahead of the schedule outlined by Apple last year.

  • CES - AMD goes live with digital home strategy

    Articulating its own vision of the digital home days before its major rival unveils a similar marketing initiative, Advanced Micro Devices has announced plans to brand AMD-based PCs designed specifically for home media networking.

  • How will Dell offset losing Intel's generosity?

    By now, we should be enjoying a true commodity market in which the pricing trends of x86 CPUs track those of other PC components and semiconductors. Today, we're celebrating the $US500 PC, even though economic forces should have that price closer to $200. With chip manufacturing capacity and yields being as high as they are, all but the most advanced x86 processors should be readily affordable. They should be as cheap as light bulbs. Well, designer store light bulbs.

  • CES - New Seagate drives help ease home storage crunch

    PC vendors and digital media enthusiasts believe there's no such thing as too much storage. New disk drives from Seagate Technology introduced Wednesday at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show use a relatively new recording technology to allow users to take large amounts of data on the road.

  • The year in PCs: Carly's gone, Dell slows, AMD surges

    The PC market has a somewhat unfair reputation as the mature, staid sector of IT. True, the basic PC is over 20 years old and no longer has the buzz factor of generated by Internet companies like Google, but some of the most fascinating, controversial, and relevant stories of the year involved PC makers and their chip suppliers. A sampling, in chronological order:

  • RIM goes on offensive in patent dispute with NTP

    Despite expectations by industry and legal analysts that Research in Motion (RIM) would settle its ongoing patent dispute with NTP, the BlackBerry maker came out swinging Monday, bolstered by recent decisions by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) that call NTP's claims into question.

  • Spansion takes in US$506M in flash memory IPO

    Spansion made its debut as a publicly traded company Friday, offering shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange that closed up 13 percent from their opening price. However, the initial public offering did not raise as much money as the company had once hoped.

  • HP no longer feeling blue, to support HD-DVD

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) has dropped its exclusive support for the Blu-ray high-definition DVD recording standard, pledging to support both Blu-ray Disc and a rival standard known as HD-DVD, the company announced Friday.