Panasonic Buys Sanyo to Create Japan’s Largest Electronics Company

From DailyTech: According to a Nikkei Net article, Panasonic Corp. has agreed in principle to buy Sanyo Electric Co. in a deal that would create Japan's largest electronics company.

Panasonic plans to purchase a majority stake in Sanyo and convert it into a subsidiary by next April under an agreement reached by Panasonic President Fumio Ohtsubo and Sanyo President, Seiichiro Sano.

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Intel's Moorestown would make iPhone less secure

From InfoWorld: Putting Intel's Moorestown chip package inside a future version of the iPhone would make the smart phone less secure, according to an independent security researcher.

"That will make the iPhone x86 and that will make a lot of attacks easier," said Dino Dai Zovi, an independent security researcher, in an interview at the Hack In The Box security conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Acer Netbook Shipments to Beat Asus's Eee PC

From PC World: Acer, the world's third-largest PC vendor, said shipments of its Aspire one netbook could reach 6 million units this year, which would edge out Asustek Computer's popular Eee PC at the top of the market.

Asus has set a target for Eee PC shipments this year of 5 million, which would be a million shy of the lead if Acer meets its target.

Sun misses analyst forecasts for revenue, earnings

From CNET Sun Microsystems reported a 7 percent drop in first-quarter revenue on Thursday, coming in the midrange of its previously lowered earnings forecast.

The embattled hardware maker posted revenue of $2.99 billion for the quarter, a drop from its year-ago performance.

Sony Says No to PS3 Price Cut as the PS3 Outsells Xbox 360 Globally

From DailyTech: Sony has clearly said “no” to calls for a PS3 price cut in time for the holiday season. At the Games 3.0 conference in London, Sony Computer Entertainment managing director Ray Maguire told a PS3 price cut was not planned.

ATI Quietly Enters Switchable Graphics Technology for Intel Centrino 2 Notebooks

From X-bit Labs: ATI Switchable Graphics technology is a joint effort between ATI/AMD and Intel Corp. to provide users of Intel Centrino 2 notebooks the best features of various graphics adapters: performance and feature-set of discrete GPU and power-efficiency of integrated graphics processor (IGP). A similar technology was also developed by Intel and Nvidia so that to provide customers a choice of graphics processors.

Intel to Describe 32nm Process Technology at International Electron Devices Meeting

From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp. plans to reveal more details about its 32nm fabrication process at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in mid-December, 2008. While the first test chips were build using 32nm process technology more than a year ago, Intel did not provide any details regarding the process itself, possibly because they were subject to change as well as for keeping its rivals without any information.

Intel Joins Taiwan on Linux OS for Netbooks

From PC World: ntel, the world's largest chip maker, created Moblin to use with devices that run on Intel Atom microprocessors. The open source software includes a Linux kernel, a user interface, a browser, developer tools and other resources that Intel will continue to optimize as part of the agreement with the Taiwan government.


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