Ericsson, Intel team on HSPA MIDs
Ericsson announced today that it is collaborating with Intel to bring HSPA mobile data connectivity to Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). The move follows Ericsson’s efforts to embed 3G mobile broadband technology in notebooks.
Intel unveils Moorestown, taps into MID market
Intel yesterday unveiled its new ‘Moorestown’ platform – scheduled for commercial release in the 2009-2010 period – and confirmed its intention to be a major silicon player in the emerging Mobile Internet Device (MID) market.
Intel increases investment in Taiwan WiMAX
Intel has upped its interest in WiMAX technology, investing NT$386 million (US$11.7 million) in Taiwanese operator VMAX and signing an agreement with the country’s Ministry of Economic Affairs to establish a development centre on the island focused on open source software and applications built around its Atom chip.
Associated Press reports that Intel has slashed more than US$1 billion from its sales forecast.
Ericsson, Intel partner on security
Ericsson is teaming-up with Intel to ensure that Ericsson’s Mobile Broadband Modules are interoperable with Intel’s Anti-Theft PC Protection Technology for notebooks in an effort to offer a secure anti-theft solution for mobile broadband users.
Clearwire preps ‘first’ mobile WiMAX launch
US WiMAX operator Clearwire looks set to switch on a mobile WiMAX network in the US city of Portland early next year, its first since its high-profile asset merger with Sprint Nextel was completed at the end of November.
Intel in second revenue warning
The BBC notes that Intel, the world’s biggest computer chip maker, has cut its forecast for its fourth-quarter earnings for the second time.
Intel reports sharp profit drop
The BBC notes that slowing spending on computers saw Intel profits fall by 90 percent from US$2.3 billion to US$234 million in the last three months of 2008.
Intel plans to close 4 plants, cutting up to 6,000 jobs
Telecompaper notes that Intel has disclosed plans to restructure some of its manufacturing operations and align its manufacturing capacity to current market conditions.
Telecompaper notes that Craig Barrett intends to retire from active management in his role as chairman of Intel at the company’s shareholder meeting in May.