US chipmakers want government action or else US will lose lead in chip markets with disasterous effects on the economy
Tom Foremski: IMHO
Former Financial Times reporter Tom Foremski writes about Silicon Valley business trends and the intersection of technology and media.
Tom Foremski reports on the business and culture of Silicon Valley at the intersection of technology and media.
Intel's [Intel is an SVW sponsor] sale of its cell phone and handheld computer chip business to Marvell Technology Group for $600m announced earlier today, represents a change in its strategy to apply the economics of the PC industry to cell phones, smart phones, and communications equipment markets.In the mid to late 1990s, Craig Barrett, the CEO of Intel, led efforts to expand the company's business into the fast growing cell phone and communications equipment markets.
On Monday, Intel presented its roadmap for its Opteron-killer chips, Xeon 5100 Series and explained why it will grab back any lost market share and stay ahead--this time.The chips are strategic to Intel (INTC) in keeping its dominance in lucrative server chip markets as data centers upgrade to computing systems using less electric power; this power issue is fast becoming the the single most limiting factor to expanding any computing facility.
HD will force others out of the pipes connecting the consumer to the Internet - unless we can have broad competiton in Internet access
I haven't been able to access my Gmail account for more than four hours and I'm not happy about it. And that's true for many others.
Sun Microsystems (SUNW) will announce on Thursday a large round of layoffs in a bid to cut about one-half billion dollars in annual costs as it transforms itself into a broad based computer software and services company. Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun, will make the announcement to staff and investors, said a Sun source.
Bill Gates' gradual departure from Microsoft over the next two years comes at a time when the company is facing its largest challenges. It is way behind Google and other companies in transitioning to the online era, and it faces large problems with staff morale.
Is this an example of a net neutrality issue?
Google's expected launch of a web based spreadsheet continues its push into markets that have very little to do with its mission to index the world's information.The spreadsheet launch the Wall Street Journal reports will come on Tuesday, adds to a long list of desktop and web-based applications that Google has been introducing on a regular basis.
Thursday evening my buddy Tom Abate, senior business reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle invited me to join him at a Media Alliance event at the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center (why no heterosexual?) in San Francisco: The Coming Media Monopoly: Concentration of Press Ownership and Its Effects.