Dan NystedtIDG News Service

Intel Makes WiMax Investment With South Korea's KT

Intel and KT will expand WiBro (Wireless Broadband) Internet service in South Korea and make the technology work with 10MHz WiMax.

Facebook Apologizes for Worst Outage in 4 Years

Many Facebook users were unable to access the website for up to two and a half hours on Thursday, the worst outage it's had in four years.

Court Ruling Further Delays 3G Auction in Thailand

Thailand's Supreme Administrative Court upheld a lower court ruling to halt bidding for 3G licenses in the kingdom.

Facebook Fixes Glitch, Says Access Back to Normal

A problem that affected account access for some Facebook users on Wednesday have been fixed, Facebook said via its Twitter feed.

Taiwan Nets NT$100B Pledge From HP, Others After China Pact

A group of international companies, including HP, have pledged to invest over NT$100 billion (US$3.2 billion) in Taiwan after it signed a trade pact with China.

TSMC to Unveil 20nm Chips With FinFET Transistors at IEDM

TSMC may be showing off its vision for the future of chips beyond 20nm when it unveils its latest research into FinFETs at an event in Dec.

HP Hires Firm to Lead CEO Search to Replace Hurd

HP has signed on executive search firm Spencer Stuart to lead its bid to find a replacement for former chairman, president and CEO Mark Hurd.

Pegatron Suspends Manager Accused in Apple Scandal

Pegatron has suspended a manager accused in the Apple kickback scandal and has opened an internal investigation.

Report Says Apple to Launch 7-inch IPad by Christmas

A major Taiwanese newspaper reported that the iPad 2, with a 7-inch touchscreen, may be out by Christmas.

Intel to Promote Atom With Chip Unit From Texas Instruments

Intel will expand the use of its Atom processors in consumer electronic devices with the purchase of TI cable modem chip division.

Chip Startup Seeks to Lower Electric Bills in Data Centers

A new startup funded by major chip makers and investment firms is taking aim at electricity bills, the biggest cost in data centers.

Asus Readies Android-based Eee Pad for March Launch

Asustek plans to launch its first tablet device with Google's Android mobile OS in March, the company's CEO said Friday.

Asus to Release Eee Tablet With Linux in October for $300

Asustek plans to launch its long awaited Eee Tablet with an 8-inch LCD touchscreen in October for around US$300.

TSMC to Break Ground on Solar Cell Factory by End of 2010

TSMC plans to break ground on its first solar cell factory before the end of this year, and will spend US$218 million on the project.

China's Biggest Chip Maker Posts First Net Profit in 3 Years

Thirteen turned out to be a lucky number for SMIC, which reported a net profit for the second quarter, its first in thirteen straight quarters.