Sylvie Barak

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Semiconductor industry in trouble as recession worsens

Semiconductor industry in trouble as recession worsens

Worldwide sales of manufacturing equipment slumped 31 per cent last year.
Sylvie Barak Mar 29 2009, 9:17AM Hardware
Microsoft expresses outrage at secret 'Cloud Manifesto'

Microsoft expresses outrage at secret 'Cloud Manifesto'

Microsoft has criticised a secret 'Cloud Manifesto' penned by Amazon, Google, IBM and others, on the ground that it was not written through an "open process".
Sylvie Barak Mar 27 2009, 9:53AM Software
Gates predicts recession will last until 2012

Gates predicts recession will last until 2012

Economy set for another three to four "very tough" years, but global healthcare still a priority.
Sylvie Barak Feb 7 2009, 8:54AM Finance
Mozilla unveils Firefox update

Mozilla unveils Firefox update

Version 3.0.6 of open-source browser tackles six security and stability
problems.
Sylvie Barak Feb 5 2009, 7:52AM Software
Nokia denies threatening to leave Finland

Nokia denies threatening to leave Finland

Mobile phone giant Nokia has publicly denied claims that it could transfer its headquarters out of Finland if the country's laws on electronic surveillance are not changed.
Sylvie Barak Feb 4 2009, 7:31AM Mobility
Analysis: netbook, laptop or MID?

Analysis: netbook, laptop or MID?

The battle between portable devices is heating up.
Sylvie Barak Jan 27 2009, 9:52AM Hardware
Microsoft tightens its belt further

Microsoft tightens its belt further

Marketing spend slashed and datacentre plans postponed.
Sylvie Barak Jan 27 2009, 9:51AM Software
IBM tool boosts green supply chain

IBM tool boosts green supply chain

'Snow' helps customers reduce environmental impact and increase efficiency,
says IBM.
Sylvie Barak Jan 24 2009, 8:13AM Software
Intel to shut down five plants

Intel to shut down five plants

Job cuts on the way as chip giant undertakes restructuring.
Sylvie Barak Jan 23 2009, 7:32AM Hardware
AMD to lose notebook share for lack of netbooks

AMD to lose notebook share for lack of netbooks

There may be some debate about whether netbooks are an important growth opportunity for chipmakers, or if they’re taking a significant bite out of laptop sales, but the fact AMD doesn’t have a netbook processor in the pipeline could be problematic for the firm.
Sylvie Barak Dec 8 2008, 7:39AM Hardware
Punters buying used PCs to avoid Vista

Punters buying used PCs to avoid Vista

XP is proving to be a golden oldie.
Sylvie Barak Dec 6 2008, 8:11AM Hardware
Toshiba optimistic about SSD rescuing NAND maker

Toshiba optimistic about SSD rescuing NAND maker

Sending positive vibes to NAND flash memory makers everywhere, Toshiba says it’s optimistic about wider NAND flash deployment in the next couple of years, mainly within Solid State Drives.
Sylvie Barak Dec 1 2008, 7:59AM Hardware
AMD vs Intel - How Shanghai shapes up

AMD vs Intel - How Shanghai shapes up

A couple of days ago we were alerted to what we were told was a Shanghai SAP score for an eight-socket machine, which looked to come in a full 30 per cent lower than the highest score, which incidentally seemed to be Intel’s Dunington.
Sylvie Barak Nov 17 2008, 7:57AM Hardware
Netbooks eat into Microsoft revenues

Netbooks eat into Microsoft revenues

Netbooks may be little, but they seem to be causing big problems for Microsoft, which blames them for a drop in first-quarter earnings and decreased revenues, despite increased sales of Microsoft operating systems.
Sylvie Barak Nov 11 2008, 1:23PM Software
Asus to launch Android handset?

Asus to launch Android handset?

Asustek Computers, makers of the little Eee PC, will apparently be releasing a Google Android-based smartphone during the first half of 2009.
Sylvie Barak Oct 30 2008, 8:07AM Mobility
Intel lauded by EPA for "green" power use

Intel lauded by EPA for "green" power use

Intel is giving itself a big green pat on the back after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave the firm a “Green Power leadership” award and made IBM "Green Power Partner of the Year".
Sylvie Barak Oct 30 2008, 8:00AM Hardware
Intel to launch more core 2 duos in late December

Intel to launch more core 2 duos in late December

Intel plans to launch one of its last batches of Core 2 mobile processors towards the end of December, according to sources in the Taiwanese rumour mill.
Sylvie Barak Oct 21 2008, 8:01AM Hardware
IBM makes a billion here, a billion there

IBM makes a billion here, a billion there

IBM has defied analyst predictions, posting a 20 per cent increase in the third quarter profit over last year, despite poor hardware sales.
Sylvie Barak Oct 20 2008, 7:13AM Finance
Sun and Fujitsu make huge leap in server performance

Sun and Fujitsu make huge leap in server performance

Sun and Fujitsu will today show off a new, purportedly energy efficient, line of server systems based on a multi core Sun chip for high-performance and demanding tasks like server virtualisation and consolidation.
Sylvie Barak Oct 14 2008, 7:44AM Hardware
Microsoft slashes prices to fend off Chinese pirates

Microsoft slashes prices to fend off Chinese pirates

Microsoft is slashing the price of its Office suite in China by over 70 per cent, in a move aimed at cutting piracy.
Sylvie Barak Sep 26 2008, 8:18AM Software

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