TSMC sales, profit hit all-time highs in second quarter

From InfoWorld: Chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) reported its best quarterly net profit and sales ever in the second quarter, and predicted the third quarter will be even better.

LG Says Android Tablet Due out in Q4

From PC World: LG Electronics plans to launch its first tablet device in the fourth quarter, running Google's Android mobile software, it said Thursday.

The company had already said it would debut the product this year, but had not said when. The fourth quarter doesn't narrow the time-frame by much, but it does say the device won't be ready in the next few months.

Motorola earnings beat expectations

From CNET News.com: Motorola turned in a solid second quarter, with both revenue and earnings outpacing analysts' expectations.

The company also said it foresees good results for the current quarter, in part on the expected strength of sales of its new Droid X smartphone, which went on sale in mid-July and quickly sold out at many stores.

Verizon users outpace iPhone users in data usage

From CNET News.com: Verizon Wireless smartphone customers use 25 percent more data than AT&T iPhone customers, thanks in large part to new Verizon's new Android smartphones, a recent study indicates.

Yahoo Japan and Google Hook Up, Jilted Microsoft Cries Foul

From DailyTech: Remember Yahoo and Google's short-lived advertising deal, which came about shortly after Microsoft's failed purchase attempt of the company? Just when it seemed Microsoft and Yahoo were merged at the hip and going to ride off into the sunset together holding hands, along comes Google again looking to play the home-wrecker.

Apple Studying Reports of iOS 4 Slowing Down iPhone 3G Smartphones

From DailyTech: Apple just can't catch a break these days when it comes to issues surrounding its iPhones. We all know about the problems involving the iPhone 4, but complaints have also been flooding in from iPhone 3G owners.

Nvidia Dramatically Lowers Revenue Guidance for the Quarter

From X-bit Labs: Nvidia Corp. on Wednesday announced that it expected revenue for the second quarter ending August 1, 2010, to be drastically lower than the guidance provided with the company's financial results for its first quarter. The company blamed poor sales of consumer graphics processing units (GPUs) as well as economic weakness in certain parts of the world.

AMD Readies New Six-Core Microprocessor for Back-to-School Season

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices reportedly plans to start production shipments of another six-core AMD Phenom II X6 microprocessor sometime in the third quarter of 2010, according to market rumours. The new chip will make the lineup of six-core code-named Thuban processor family broader and thus more affordable to the end-user.

LG to launch Windows Phone 7 mobile phones this year

From InfoWorld: South Korea's LG Electronics will launch its first smartphone designed around Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software by the end of September and will follow with more by the end of the year, a company representative said Wednesday.

Photos of one of the LG smartphones have already been shown off by a number of enthusiast blogs. That phone is ready to go, according to LG.

Panasonic Shows Prototype 3D Lens for Lumix Cameras

From PC World: Panasonic showed for the first time on Wednesday a prototype lens for its Lumix DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras that will give them the ability to capture 3D still images.

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