Lawsuit against Nokia, Samsung over Bluetooth patents

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLEJust as the number of Bluetooth device users passed the billion mark, a lawsuit threatens the momentum of the short range wireless technology. A Washington state organization sued Nokia Corp.,

Published on: January 2nd, 2007 Nancy Gohring

Vietnam’s Communist Party gets help from Intel

The Vietnamese Communist Party's decision to move its computer systems to open-source software got a boost on Friday from Intel Corp., the world's largest chip maker. Under terms of a memorandum of understanding

Published on: August 27th, 2006 Sumner Lemon

Toshiba bows to Rambus SDRAM liscensing

Rambus Inc. has added another memory chip maker, Toshiba Corp., to the stable of companies finally agreeing to pay a contentious licensing fee for its SDRAM (synchronous dynamic RAM) and DDR (double data

Published on: July 6th, 2006 Dan Nystedt

Japan to impose tariff on Hynix DRAM chips

Japan plans to impose countervailing duties on DRAM (dynamic RAM) computer chips made by Hynix Semiconductor Inc., alleging that low-cost loans from state-controlled banks a few years ago amounted to unfair subsidies for

Published on: January 22nd, 2006 Dan Nystedt

Hardware vendor uses 7-Eleven to find chip workers

It ain’t easy finding good help these days. That’s why the world’s largest contract chip maker has turned to 7-Eleven to help discover new chip production line workers. 7-Eleven, of course, is a

Published on: November 10th, 2005 ComputerWorld Canada staff

Chip industry gets its groove back on laptops, handsets

The global semiconductor industry appears to be well on the mend after several months in the doldrums, with some major companies raising their forecasts for the current quarter, mainly because people are buying

Published on: June 12th, 2005 Dan Nystedt

SMIC: US courts have no jurisdiction over TSMC claims

Chinese contract chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) hopes to bring a swift end to allegations of trade-secret misappropriation by arguing that U.S. courts do not have jurisdiction over several charges contained

Published on: March 9th, 2004 Sumner Lemon

Intel invests US$450M in memory maker Micron

Intel Corp. invested US$450 million in Micron Technology Inc. and said it would team with the memory chip maker to develop next-generation chips that work with future Intel products. The investment by Intel's

Published on: September 25th, 2003 Joris Evers


Netgear Inc. announced last month a gigabit Ethernet switch geared to graphic design firms, video production studios, print shops and law offices that require high bandwidth. The GS108 is an unmanaged copper gigabit

Published on: November 14th, 2002 No Author