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Posted by iMark on 2005-11-21   

HP, which revamped its EVA midrange SAN system and added a slew of other storage products primarily through partnerships with startups, reported late Thursday that its storage revenues increased 17 percent both year-over-year and from the previous quarter.

Storage, which floundered under previous HP CEO Carly Fiorina, has rebounded since Mark Hurd took over the company in March. HP upgraded its EVA systems for the first time in more than two years in May, and added products such as high-end NAS, virtual

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Posted by iTech on 2005-11-20   

PON-chip vendor BroadLight Inc. may be expanding its prospects in U.S. fiber buildouts, as the company has snared Motorola Inc. as an investor.

Motorola Ventures led BroadLight's Series D funding of $10 million, announced yesterday. The company joins PON vendors Siemens AG  -- through its venture capital arm -- and Tellabs Inc. as investors in BroadLight, alongside Azure Capital Partners, Broadcom Corp. , Delta Ventures Ltd., Israel Seed Partners, and Star Ventures.

All of BroadLight's prior investors participated in the D

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Posted by iNext on 2005-11-19       Article Source : TechWeb News

IBM has announced Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystems (IMS) offerings to help telecommunications service providers move from legacy networks to converged next-generation networks.

IBM announced the solutions and plans for six new telecommunications labs Thursday. The company is offering business solutions based on an architecture that integrates IMS with existing service environments. They are tested and designed to meet carrier grade quality standards.

The architecture is built to reduce integration costs while leveraging an IBM framework for continuity of Service Delivery

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Posted by iMark on 2005-11-19   

With set-top box vendor Scientific-Atlanta Inc.  reportedly up for sale, some sources in the financial community think it's found the perfect buyer: Cisco Systems Inc.

Several sources told Light Reading today that Cisco is one of the potential buyers, and that it's serious about it. One hedge fund source said he thinks the deal is imminent. The price? Perhaps the mid-40s per share for Scientific-Atlanta, which would put it in the range of $6.5 billion

Today, Needham & Co. analyst Anton

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Posted by iNext on 2005-11-19       Article Source : TechWeb News

Skype could soon have a stronger foothold in China. The Internet telephone company that eBay purchased last month for $2.5 billion in cash and stock on Tuesday reported closing a deal with Pacific Internet Ltd. to jointly provide voice services in Singapore.

PacNet, Asia Pacific's largest independent Internet telecommunications service provider, serves businesses in China through its Hong Kong subsidiary. "We also have customers in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Austria, Hong Kong and India," said Mervin Wang, senior manager for corporate communications and

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Posted by iMark on 2005-11-17       Article Source : EE Times

Intel Corp. Chairman Craig Barrett told a United Nations IT summit that technology creates equal opportunities for the world's children.

Speaking Wednesday (Nov. 16) at the U.N. Summit on the Information Society in Tunis, Tunisia, Barrett said: "Technology enables every child in every small community to have the same opportunity."

"Technology empowers individuals, but it alone is not the solution," added Barrett. "Government and business must collaborate to create the right environment for every economy to thrive."


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Posted by inet on 2005-11-17       Article Source : TechWeb News

Enterasys Networks Inc., a successor to Cabletron Systems Inc., has agreed to be bought out by two Southern California private equity firms. The buyout by Gores Group LLC of Los Angeles and Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC of Santa Monica was for $386 million, Enterasys said Monday.

"This transaction provides our shareholders with a substantial premium over the current market and enterprise values of the company," Mark Aslett, president and chief executive officer of Enterasys, said in a statement. "The price reflects our

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Posted by iNext on 2005-11-17       Article Source : EE Times

Soaring oil prices and devastating natural disasters had no noticeable effect on the semiconductor market this year, but the engines for IC growth appear to be slowing down, according to the latest forecast from Gartner Inc.
Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to reach $235 billion in 2005, a 6.9 percent increase from 2004 revenue. In 2006, the market is forecast to grow 7.6 percent, before a mild slowdown in 2007 with growth of 5.1 percent, according to Gartner (Stamford, Conn.). Read More...  

Posted by iNext on 2005-11-17       Article Source : Mobile Pipeline

Enterprise spending on wireless LAN equipment surged nine percent in the third quarter of this year compared to the previous quarter, according to a study just released by Dell'Oro Group, a market research firm.

Total WLAN spending by enterprises was nearly $250 million for the quarter, the study noted. In particular, spending on LAN switches and appliances were particularly strong with a 22 percent increase in the quarter.

However, sale of WLAN equipment for homes and small offices (SOHO) saw

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Posted by iMark on 2005-11-16       Article Source : EE Times

Cimmetry Systems Corp. said Friday (Nov. 11) that the first service pack for its AutoVue 19 enterprise-wide file viewing software adds support for Catia V5R15 and SolidWorks 2006 computer aided design (CAD) products from, respectively, Dassault Systemes SA and its subsidiary SolidWorks Corp.

The service pack is available immediately for AutoVue customers currently under maintenance, Cimmetry (St. Laurent, Canada) said.

Cimmetry released AutoVue 19, a file viewer said to provide all users of an organization with the ability to natively

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Posted by inet on 2005-11-16       Article Source : TechWeb News

Supercomputer experts from all over the world will descend on Seattle beginning this weekend to learn the latest about high performance computing at Supercomputing 2005 (SC/05) The keynote will be delivered Tuesday by Microsoft Chairmen and chief Software Architect Bill Gates.

SC/05 attracts attendees primarily from universities and government research labs, but also from large IT enterprises. They come to hear the latest in research studies and to hear about the latest powerful products.

Microway, for instance, will unveil its

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Posted by inet on 2005-11-12       Article Source : CRN

New strategy gives leads to partners first, includes deal registration 

F5 Networks is overhauling its channel strategy, now pledging to turn every sales lead over to a partner before its own field-sales force.

The vendor also plans to give top-level partners access to its Salesforce.com database and is launching a much-anticipated deal-registration program for its flagship Big-IP application traffic management lineup, giving partners additional up-front discounts for registered deals.

The reinvigorated channel effort, dubbed Partner Lifecycle Programs, is

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Posted by iNext on 2005-11-12       Article Source : TechWeb News

IBM claims it has crushed the competition and broken records with its WebSphere Application Server software.
At least one other company made a similar claim.

IBM announced Thursday that the software performed 64 percent better than others on Standard Performance Evaluation Corp.'s SPECjAppServer 2004, an industry standard benchmark measuring real-world performance of Java 2 Enterprise Edition application servers.

The benchmark measures Web serving, Enterprise Java Beans and messaging. It includes hardware, application server software, Java Virtual Machine software,

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Posted by inet on 2005-11-12       Article Source : EE Times

MANHASSET, N.Y. — With the all-important holiday buying season fast approaching, will electronics companies reap the gifts of bulging year-end quarterly profits?

The recent barrage of quarterly earnings reports paints a mixed picture. Suppliers of consumer electronics continue to face price erosion and pockets of slow growth, dampening earnings forecasts. Semiconductor suppliers are likewise showing restraint in their fourth-quarter forecasts, indicating an underlying nervousness.

PC maker Dell Computer (Austin, Texas) lowered its third-quarter guidance on faltering sales in the U.S and

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Posted by inet on 2005-11-12       Article Source : EE Times

PortalPlayer Inc. Thursday (Nov. 10) said it has scrapped plans announced last month for a follow-on offering of common stock.
PortalPlayer (San Jose, Calif.) said company management and the board of directors believe that the current stock price does not reflect the company's market opportunity and future growth prospects. The company has withdrawn an S-1 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

In light of the withdrawn S-1 filing, the company said it now expects to report a

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