Apple soars past first-quarter earnings expectations



From CNET News.com: Apple reported first-quarter earnings significantly higher than analysts had expected coming off a disappointing holiday season for most tech companies, but provided its usual conservative guidance.

For the three-month period ended December 27, Apple...

Corsair Enters SSD Market With 128 GB SSD



From Tom's Hardware: Although an official announcement has yet to be made, it would appear Corsair has entered into the SSD market. Appearing recently at e-retailers, Corsair's new S128 SSD features 128 GB of storage capacity and modest sequential read and write speeds of 90 MB...

Sun's open source Java move gets mixed reviews



From InfoWorld: In November 2006, Sun Microsystems began making all of its Java technology implementations open source, offering them under the GPL. More than two years later, reactions are mixed as to what exactly has been the impact of this momentous change.

Some, including...

Ericsson Profit Declines, Plans to Cut 5,000 Jobs



From PC World: Swedish operator Ericsson saw declining profits for its fourth quarter and will lay off 5,000 employees in a continuing effort to cut costs, the company said Wednesday.

The company plans to achieve annual savings of 10 billion Swedish kronor (US$1.2 billion)...

IBM earnings beat analyst expectations



From CNET News.com: IBM reported Tuesday a 12 percent increase in fourth-quarter earnings, coming in stronger than analysts' expectations.

Big Blue generated net income of $4.4 billion, or $3.28 a share, for the quarter, up 12 percent over the same period a year ago.

Wall...

DDR3 Will be Cheaper, Faster in 2009



From DailyTech: New 50nm DDR3 DIMMs from Samsung and Elpida are entering mass production this month. The chips will feature higher densities and speeds while lowering latencies, power consumption, and costs.

Elpida's new 50nm process uses 193nm argon fluoride immersion...

Asustek Computer Plans to Reorganize Businesses



From X-bit Labs: Asustek Computer, the world’s largest maker of mainboards and a leading producer of notebooks, plans to reorganize the company in a bid to optimize its resources and also streamline its operations. Under the restructuring, Asustek will reduce its “manpower” in...
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