Stories by Douglas F. Gray

  • AMD touts memory packs

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has launched a family of multi-chip package (MCP) flash memory and SRAM (static random access memory) packages aimed at mobile phone manufacturers, the company announced last week.

  • AMD launches Athlon XP processor family

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has been claiming for some time that there is more to performance than clock speed in its battle with chip giant Intel, and now the company is ready to bet on it with the launch of its Athlon XP family of processors.

  • Ballmer launches Pocket PC 2002

    Nearly a month after Microsoft released all the details about its Pocket PC operating system, users can finally buy devices running the product, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive officer said.

  • Semiconductor outlook gloomy

    Semiconductor equipment and materials companies may have a tough road ahead, as the market isn't likely to pick up again until the second half of next year, according to a semiconductor analyst for Merrill Lynch & Co.

  • AMD launches 1.1GHz Duron

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Monday began shipping a 1.1GHz version of its low-cost Duron processor, the company said in a statement.

  • Gateway to drop AMD from its lineup

    AMD saw things go from bad to worse on Tuesday. On the same day the company announced it would lay off 2,300 employees, Gateway said that once its current stock of AMD-based PCs is depleted, the company will standardise on processors from industry leader -- and AMD -- Intel.

  • Compaq, HP announce new Windows XP systems

    Although Microsoft will not officially release its Windows XP operating system until October 25, it has allowed PC makers to begin shipping machines loaded with the new OS as of next week in the US.

  • Semiconductor equipment orders down 75 per cent

    North American semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted $US742 million in orders booked in August, down 75 per cent from a year earlier, industry group Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) said in a report issued Thursday.

  • EMC to lay off 2,400, expects loss in Q3

    Storage vendor EMC will lay of 2,400 employees by the end of the year and is likely to post a loss in its fiscal third quarter ending September 30 because of spending cutbacks by its customers, the company said Thursday.

  • Rambus and Intel renegotiate licensing pact

    Rambus and Intel have signed a five year cross-licensing agreement, allowing Intel to use all patented Rambus technology, while giving Rambus permission to use Intel technology for its high-speed memory interfaces.

  • FSF claims Linux company violates GNU GPL

    The Free Software Foundation (FSF) issued a statement Friday claiming that a New Mexico-based Linux company has violated the GNU General Public License (GPL), by using a patent license to restrict distribution of its version of the open-source operating system.