Stories by Douglas F. Gray

  • AMD slashes Athlon prices

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) slashed chip prices for the second time in as many weeks on Sunday, the same day archrival Intel Corp. chose to cut the prices on some of its chips by up to 54 per cent.

  • Cisco reorganises into 11 groups

    Networking giant Cisco Systems will reorganise itself into 11 distinct technology groups as part of an effort to address what it sees as consolidation in the communications market.

  • Dell reports Q2 loss of $101 million

    Dell reported a loss in net income of $US101 million for its second fiscal quarter, due mainly to a heavy charge incurred for job reductions. However, the company managed to match the expectations of financial analysts, thanks in part to what it said were strong sales outside of the US.

  • Compaq settles part of US$20 million conspiracy suit

    Compaq has settled its lawsuit against the principals of reseller Millennium Technology Group (MTG) in the US. Compaq claimed that MTG conspired to defraud Compaq into paying millions of dollars in unearned rebates and special marketing-support funds.

  • Chip sales fall again

    While some chip companies are seeing a slight rebound in stock prices this week, sales of semiconductor chips continued to fall in June, dropping 30.7 per cent from the year earlier, according to figures reported by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

  • Amazon halts orders for Windows XP

    Amazon.com has closed the shutters on its page offering preorders for Microsoft's Windows XP operating system, admitting that it had made a mistake by taking the orders too far in advance.

  • Nielsen: Napster's loss means others gain

    Despite a voluntary shutdown of its service, Napster's site remains the most visited file-sharing Web music site on the Internet; its market share is beginning to slip, however, according to numbers released Monday by market research company Nielsen/NetRatings, the audience measurement service from Nielsen Media Research and NetRatings.

  • Intel's Q2 income plunges 76 per cent

    Intel on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income that was down 76 per cent from a year ago, as the company continues to grapple with slowing PC sales and pricing pressure in the market for PC microprocessors.