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Palm pays Xerox $22.5 million in patent suit

Palm agreed Wednesday to pay $22.5 million to Xerox in a patent infringement case over handwriting recognition technology on PDAs.

Music player sales drive shortage of NAND flash

The soaring popularity of MP3 music players is driving demand for NAND flash memory chips faster than suppliers can keep up, according to a Gartner study, and it could get even worse if Apple releases higher-capacity flash-based iPods.

IBM runs frozen chip at 500GHz

IBM researchers have pushed a silicon-based microprocessor to speeds of 500GHz, more than 250 times faster than a typical commercial chip in a cell phone.

Intel says more efficient chips are coming soon

Intel says its new tri-gate transistor technology will extend Moore's Law well into the next-decade.

HP recalls digital cameras for fire hazard

Hewlett-Packard has recalled more than half a million Photosmart R707 digital cameras because of a fire hazard from overheated batteries.

Dell plans AMD servers; Q1 profit falls

Intel stalwart Dell surprised the industry by announcing plans to use AMD's Opteron processors in its high-end servers by the end of the year.

U.S. indicts Internet gambling operators

The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted the former owners of a sports gambling website, according to charges released Tuesday.

AMD challenges Intel with notebook chip

AMD aims to grab notebook PC business from Intel with its Wednesday launch of a new line of Turion mobile processors.

Record labels sue XM Radio for copyright infringement

Music labels sued XM Satellite Radio in New York District Court on Tuesday for infringing their copyright by allowing subscribers to record songs.

Treo 700p smartphone combines Palm OS, EvDO

Palm Inc. launches Treo 700p smartphone, combining EvDO wireless and Palm OS.

Intel announces new brand name for chips

Intel will name its new chips Core 2 Duo.

Intel plots path to 32-nanometer chips

Intel announced plans to boost profits by building chips with 32-nanometer geometry by 2009.

Intel warns of shrinking profits, possible layoffs

Intel executives forecast a 3 percent dip in revenue and said they will restructure the company, with the possibility of layoffs.

Intel profit falls steeply

Intel Corp. reported $8.9 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2006, down 5 percent from the same quarter last year.

AMD seeks Microsoft documents in Intel case

AMD took another step in its antitrust suit against Intel Corp. by filing a subpoena for documents from Microsoft Corp.