Premium-Inhalt. U.S. auto makers have been pleading their case for why they need a federal financial bailout to keep operating. The United Auto Workers, the union that represents many nonmanagement auto workers, has acknowledged it must concede some of the employee benefits that were written into labor contracts over the years. Grudgingly, the UAW has agreed to give up the jobs bank program.
Premium-Inhalt. In terms of significant announcements, 2008 did not disappoint in Ethernet switching: entered the market, unveiled its next-generation platform, and other major vendors consolidated. It will be hard for 2009 to match. Here's a countdown of the top 10 stories for the year soon to pass.
Premium-Inhalt. has been remarkably successful in a difficult financial time, but keeping up the pace in 2009 will be tough.
Premium-Inhalt. Amidst signs that the long-running drama over China's 3G (third-generation) mobile license plans is finally at an end, Motorola announced Tuesday it was awarded a "next-generation" mobile equipment contract with China Telecommunications Group (China Telecom) -- an apparent reference to a deal to provide equipment for the operator's upcoming 3G services.
Premium-Inhalt. Toshiba is planning to cut production of flash memory chips by just under one-third at its semiconductor base in Japan as demand for the chips drops.
Premium-Inhalt. Looking to beef up its GPS product line, Mitac International has agreed to buy the consumer products division of GPS maker Magellan Navigation for an undisclosed sum.
Premium-Inhalt. In an effort to personalize the TV, Intel on Monday said it will show off prototype devices that bring the Internet to the TV viewing experience.
Premium-Inhalt. Yahoo unveiled on Monday improvements to its Web properties, including customization capabilities for Yahoo Mail and direct integration with third-party sites like Flickr.
Premium-Inhalt. Science fiction isn't (as a rule) about predicting the future, and science fiction writers aren't trying to predict it.
Premium-Inhalt. Aricent has announced that the company has been selected by RMI to create Layer 2 (L2) protocol stack reference solutions for RMI's XLS Processor for Long Term Evolution (LTE) base station applications. The pre-tested and optimized Aricent software solution will be fully integrated, tested and benchmarked for performance with the RMI Processor and board level LTE eNodeB reference design, thereby accelerating the time-to-market for LTE eNodeB equipment manufacturers.
Premium-Inhalt. Teradata Corporation has introduced a powerful new family of platforms that addresses many customer needs, from entry-level to active enterprise-level, all with the proven power of the Teradata 12.0 database engine. The family will extend the reach so that customers can leverage the power of Teradata within their enterprises in meeting their business and technical needs.
Premium-Inhalt. IBM has announced that it has signed a five-year IT outsourcing agreement with Madhav Nagrik Sahakari Bank, one of the leading co-operative banks in the state of Rajasthan. As part of the agreement, IBM will host and manage the IT infrastructure for the bank helping the bank to focus on its aggressive expansion plans while reducing its huge capital expenditure. Signed in 3Q 2008, this agreement is the first of its kind for IBM in Rajasthan. IBM is focused on the small and medium businesses including those based in small towns like Sirohi, where the bank is headquartered.
Premium-Inhalt. Last week I wrote about someone who seems to be paid whether the facts support the bash or not. This week the topic is a different type of misdirected bashing -- and The Wall Street Journal should know better.