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Gartner: Semiconductor Industry Still Suffering

Gartner revised its "worst-case scenario" forecast for the semiconductor industry due to an upswing in PC shipments, according to an announcement issued by the analyst firm on Thursday.

Gartner: Semiconductor Industry Still Suffering

Gartner revised its "worst-case scenario" forecast for the semiconductor industry due to an upswing in PC shipments, according to an announcement issued by the analyst firm on Thursday.

Microsoft Gets Patent on OS-Disabling Technology

Microsoft recently received a U.S. patent on technology that can restrict software and hardware use on a computer

Ozzie Lays Out Microsoft's Vision at J.P. Morgan Event

Microsoft's chief software architect, Ray Ozzie, fielded questions from financial analysts at the J.P. Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on Wednesday.

Intel Fined $1.45B in European Competition Case

The European Union has slapped Intel with a 1.06 billion euro ($1.45 billion) fine for anti-competitive behavior in the x86-based microprocessor market.

Microsoft Updates Surface, But Can It Gain Broad Appeal?

Looking to give its Surface table top device more functionality, Microsoft today released its first service pack with a new SDK that the company says will give developers more flexibility in adding more features.

Microsoft To Open Up .NET Micro Framework

Microsoft has restructured its .NET Micro Framework (MF) team and plans to eventually open up the .NET MF source code for community development.

AMD Moves To Fuse Graphics and Processing

Chip maker AMD announced some strategic moves this week regarding the race for dominance in the graphics-plus-microprocessor space.

DR in a Box

PlateSpin Forge offers peace of mind at a reasonable price.

Rumor: Windows 7 Release in October

The general release date for Windows 7 on new PCs could be as early as this October, according to an Acer executive.

Redmond Tweaks Autorun

Microsoft moves to make worms less effective. Plus: RSA kicks off security conference season; Google to school IT pros on the perils of cross-site scripting; and the FBI weighs in on Conficker.

Sun To Be Acquired by Oracle

Oracle today said it has agreed to acquire Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of cash and debt.

WSJ: IBM, Sun Talks 'Unraveling'

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the proposed $7 billion dollar deal for IBM Corp. to acquire Sun Microsystems virtually collapsed this weekend.

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows Embedded Services

Microsoft on Monday announced a new services capability that's part of its Windows Embedded Server product line.

Reactions Mixed over IBM's Possible Sun Acquisition

Reports on Wednesday that IBM is in talks to acquire Sun Microsystems drew mixed views as to what Big Blue would gain from absorbing the struggling supplier of servers, open source software and Java.

Cisco Enters Server Market

Cisco Systems Inc., the IT industry’s leading supplier of routers and other networking hardware, is expanding its hardware offerings to include blade servers as part of a comprehensive push into the white-hot world of virtualization.

Microsoft Promoting Windows 7 for the Enterprise

Microsoft on Wednesday explained how the needs of enterprise users were considered in the early design stages of its new Windows 7 operating system.

IDC Revises 2009 IT Spending Forecast Downward Again

Market researchers at IDC, who produce one of the most widely watched forecasts for IT spending, have revised the forecast for 2009 -- and it's "downward ho."

IDC Survey: Channel Confidence Sinking

Channel companies who resell PCs reported lower confidence in their business in Q4 2008; services expected to be key to survival.

Windows Embedded Cert Now Live

Microsoft Learning released exam, certificatin for IT pros working with Windows XP on embedded devices.

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