Tom Krazit

Articles by Tom Krazit

Broadcom chip bridges Blu-Ray, HD DVD

Broadcom Corp. could help PC and DVD manufacturers sidestep the choice between two high-definition recording standards with a chip that can decode signals recorded in either format.

Microsoft, Google settle legal row over Lee

Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. have resolved their legal differences over Google's hiring of former Microsoft executive Kai-Fu Lee, Microsoft announced.

Santa Claus worm strikes IM clients

The Santa Claus worm doesn't care whether you've been naughty or nice, but it's making a list of PCs to infect this holiday season, according to a threat alert released by security firm IMlogic Inc. Tuesday.

IDC predicts slower PC growth in 2006

PC shipment growth next year will decline from its current heights, but should still remain strong as users continue to upgrade to notebooks, IDC said Tuesday.

RIM goes on offensive in patent dispute with NTP

Despite expectations by industry and legal analysts that Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) would settle its ongoing patent dispute with NTP Inc., 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.

RIM, NPT in talks to end row

Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) and NTP Inc. are in talks with a mediator in a possible attempt to settle their legal dispute, which could result in an injunction on the sales of the BlackBerry handheld and e-mail service in the U.S., according to a RIM executive.

AMD, IBM step up strain on 65nm chips

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and IBM Corp. have added two new forms of strained silicon to their jointly developed 65-nanometer chip-making technology, which should improve the performance and reduce the power consumption of future processors, the companies are expected to announce.

Intel’s flash chip packs more pace and punch

Intel Corp. is expected to announce its latest flash memory product, improving the speed and lowering the power consumption of the preferred storage method for mobile phones. The new M18 flash memory chip writes information three times faster than Intel's older L18 chip, and reads information twice as fast.

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