Hours before rival Intel turned in stellar quarterly results, I had breakfast this morning with John Taylor, a marketing guy at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), to talk about its prospects for 2010 and beyond. The underdog chipmaker has a good chance to mount a comeback after some damaging missteps over the past couple of years, and I wanted to know whether there's a plan to take on Intel.Jon Fortt - Jan 14, 2010 4:56 PM ET
The chip giant settled with AMD. But another rival is making noise about anticompetitive behavior.
You'd think Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang would be happy.
After bumping along as low as $7 a share at the beginning of the year his stock is up near $14. Several months ago Apple (AAPL) began using his graphics chipset – a group of circuits designed to work together – across nearly its entire line of Macs, MOREJon Fortt - Dec 4, 2009 6:22 AM ET
Will tomorrow's PC be a nimble netbook or a high-def laptop? Google and AMD recently offered opposing views.
If Google has its way, the mainstream PC of the future will be a lot simpler than the one you're using right now.
Like a TV, it will turn on almost instantly instead of taking nearly a minute to boot up. It will do everything through a web browser, pulling down most programs and MOREJon Fortt - Nov 25, 2009 9:00 AM ET
Settlement or no settlement, Advanced Micro Devices CEO Dirk Meyer still doesn't trust Intel. That much was clear when I sat across the table from him last week at AMD headquarters in Sunnyvale.Jon Fortt - Nov 16, 2009 3:06 PM ET
Is it time to dust off the party hats?
From the cheery headlines accompanying the latest round of tech earnings, you'd think so. Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt declared last week that, "the worst of the recession is behind us." IBM (IBM) actually boosted earnings targets for the year. Taken along with the stimulus potential of Windows 7, Microsoft's (MSFT) critically acclaimed PC operating system that launches this week, some say MOREJon Fortt - Oct 19, 2009 7:00 AM ET
There's going to be a PC retail showdown this holiday season. Let's call it the netbook vs. the nymph.
In the netbook corner: the cheap, small, underpowered laptops that are all the rage lately. Asian manufacturers like Asus first introduced them, and consumers love them because they handle documents, e-mail, and web surfing for as little as $300. The big PC makers offer their own models, but also secretly hate that MOREJon Fortt - Sep 15, 2009 6:30 AM ET
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Microsoft's follow-on to Vista, Windows 7, is getting closer to launch. Guess what? The buzz is better than you might expect. (MSFT) (HPQ) (DELL) (AAPL) (INTC) (AMD)Jon Fortt - May 5, 2009 12:22 PM ET
Cisco CEO John Chambers needs to try new things to keep his company growing while corporate technology budgets shrink.
It is the buzz of the tech world: Cisco Systems may soon try selling servers, those heavy-duty computers that companies use to run critical back-office applications. The prospect of router giant Cisco's entering the already crowded $55-billion-a-year server market is intriguing (imagine if LeBron James decided to try his hand at football) MOREJon Fortt - Mar 5, 2009 10:00 AM ET
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