Stories by Douglas F. Gray

  • Intel ships new PDA chips

    Intel has begun shipping the first chips based on its long-awaited XScale architecture: the PXA250, aimed at high-end PDAs (400MHz, 300MHz and 200MHz), and the PXA210, aimed at mobile phones and entry-level PDAs (200MHz and 133MHz).

  • Sprint sees loss from wireless group narrow

    A standard for low-voltage, low-power chips for wireless devices will push the concept of ubiquitous computing from theory to reality in homes, offices and even cars, an executive from Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV said here Monday.

  • Philips talks up low-cost, low-power wireless

    A standard for low-voltage, low-power chips for wireless devices will push the concept of ubiquitous computing from theory to reality in homes, offices and even cars, an executive from Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV said here Monday.

  • AMD preparing for Hammer release

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is on track to ship sample versions of its upcoming 64-bit processor to customers next quarter, an executive said in a Banc of America Securities Webcast recently.

  • IDC: Worldwide PC sales fall 6.7 per cent in Q4

    Even with holiday shoppers buying more systems than expected, the worldwide PC market ended 2001 with a whimper, with fourth-quarter shipments declining 6.7 per cent from a year ago, market research group International Data Corp (IDC) said last week.

  • Apple revenue up 37 per cent

    Apple Computer met the earnings expectations of Wall Street analysts when it reported net income of US$38 million for its first fiscal quarter of 2002.

  • HP must keep moving forward, Fiorina says

    Carly Fiorina has not softened her position on the proposed merger between Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Computer. If anything, HP's chief executive officer has become even more combative in the face of criticism from opponents of the merger.

  • Motorola announces 9,400 more layoffs

    Motorola, grappling with continuing losses, on Tuesday announced 9,400 layoffs to happen over the next year that will come on top of more than 30,000 job cuts already made or announced since last year.

  • PC chip recovery isn't here just yet

    The two largest makers of PC microprocessors in the US inched up revenue expectations for the fourth quarter on Thursday, celebrating a return to normal PC buying trends. But industry analysts aren't suggesting semiconductor manufacturers break out the champagne just yet.

  • Intel unveils its first chip for embedded devices

    Intel announced yesterday the first in a family of chips aimed specifically at the embedded device market, and made the reference design available immediately. Chips are scheduled to be available next month, the company said.