Stories by Peter Sayer

AMD to spin off chip fabs to raise funds

Advanced Micro Devices plans to split into two companies, one to design chips and one to make them, while two investment funds owned by the government of Abu Dhabi will contribute new capital, it said Tuesday. AMD hopes the move will give it the reso...

VMware tool aims to help developers

VMware wants to make it easier for IT departments to manage the virtual machine configurations that they use for testing or developing software, and has released an upgraded Lab Manager tool.

Europe prays that cathedrals to computing will help industry

European researchers and politicians are counting on the development of a few key high-performance computing (HPC) centers to boost science and industry across the European Union. However, their bid to build a supercomputer capable of a million billi...

COMPUTEX - AMD lets cat out of bag with Puma launch

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will uncage its Puma laptop chip platform at events in Taipei and Paris today. It's the first new laptop platform the microprocessor manufacturer has developed since it acquired graphics chip specialist ATI -- and perhaps...

HP puts green labels on black-and-white printers

Hewlett-Packard has set ambitious goals to improve the energy efficiency of its printers and use more recycled materials in their manufacture -- and it intends to draw buyers' attention to the features with a new Eco Highlights labeling plan.

ISO adopts OOXML format as international standard

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has adopted an international standard based on Microsoft's Office Open XML document format, according to documents circulated by a member of a Dutch national standards committee.

YouTube opens doors to more sources of video

YouTube wants to make it easier for other applications and Web sites to upload videos to its online repository, with the goal of becoming a general-purpose video services platform rather than just a video sharing site.

CEBIT - Sony-Ericsson phone ranks top in Greenpeace guide

A phone from Sony-Ericsson, a notebook from Sony and PCs from Dell and Hewlett Packard came top of their categories in a study of green electronics devices conducted by Greenpeace. There's little cause for celebration, though, as they only scored aro...

Nokia claims 40% of phone market

Nokia reported a 44% rise in net profit for the fourth quarter, on sales that increased 34%. The company estimates 1.14 billion phones were sold in 2007, 40% of them bearing the Nokia brand.

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