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Australia: Government loses laptops

Australia: Government loses laptops

The Federal Attorney General department says it has nothing to hide over 17 missing laptops, despite Federal Opposition fears that the department has failed to answer questions about lost computer equipment because classified information had been compromised.

January 16, 2002 by in Hardware

Nasdaq breaks 3000

Nasdaq breaks 3000

The technology-heavy Nasdaq compositeclimbed to an all-time high in late morning trading Tuesday,breaking through the 3,000-point level on the strength of chipsand computer related issues. The Nasdaq was up 33 points, or 1.

November 1, 1999 by in Hardware

SIA: Chip market to boom 15 percent in 1999, 20 percent in 2000

SIA: Chip market to boom 15 percent in 1999, 20 percent in 2000

The worldwide semiconductor industry is expected to grow 15 percent this year, fueled by the proliferation of chips for communications and Internetinfrastructure, an industry trade group said Wednesday. The Semiconductor Industry Association said Wednesday in its annual forecast that sales of the worldwide chip market will top $144 billion in 1999, as the industry enters its first sustained recovery since 1995.

October 26, 1999 by in Hardware

Microsoft to take a heavy hit on Xbox

Microsoft to take a heavy hit on Xbox

According to a recent Red Herring article, it's been estimated that Microsoft will lose $750 million this fiscal year and around $1.1 billion in the next fiscal year due to costs associated with manufacturing and selling its Xbox console. The same article also reported that the Xbox design team has been working on an alternate form of the Xbox hardware that will support Microsoft's Ultimate TV, a digital recording device similar to TiVo. "Regarding a hybrid box, we are moving full steam ahead with the Xbox in its current state while staying deadly focused on games," David Hufford, Xbox product manager at Microsoft, told the publication. "Of course we have engineers looking at dozens of possibilities for the future of the console." --Gamespot VG

June 26, 2002 by in Hardware