CRN Components and Peripherals News

  • Demo To Production, Intel's 80-Core Chip Faces Hurdles
    Intel's experimental 80-core microprocessor is a marvel in processing power and low energy consumption, but how quickly a chip of this caliber enters the market will depend on how fast Intel can cross a number of hurdles, industry experts say.
  • Xerox Launches Channel Expansion, SMB Push
    Xerox, gunning for a bigger piece of the $44 billion pie in the small and mid-sized business segment, on Monday launched its largest initiative ever with the solution provider channel.
  • AMD Tries To Make Up With The Channel
    After causing angst in the channel in late 2006 due to inventory problems, AMD is trying to court partners back with price cuts, a more balanced global inventory and new manufacturing technologies.
  • Xerox Woos Channel Partners, SMBs
    Xerox today announced a new partner program targeting VARs who are developing document-centric solutions, and rolled out several new color printers and multifunction devices at its Partner Summit in Orlando, Fla.
  • Intel Teases 80-Core Chip
    Intel unveils more details about an 80-core chip that achieves teraflop performance. A fuller description happens at this week's ISSCC conference in San Francisco.
  • Wide-screen displays are ready for some Vista action. The question for VARs is whether businesses are ready as well.

    Can Vista Make The Big Screen?
    Windows Vista is ringing in a new era of graphics, productivity and security capabilities -- not to mention hardware requirements -- but will the next generation of wide-screen displays be ready?
  • Vista Gooses U.S. PC Sales
    Sales of PCs jumped markedly in early February as tech enthusiasts embraced the high-end retail version of Microsoft's new Windows Vista operating system, according to research firm Current Analysis.
  • Dell Offers Sony TVs
    The PC maker begins selling the first of new brands and products recently promised by founder Michael Dell.
  • Which PC Is A Windows Vista PC?
    It appears that PC vendors are nearly as confused as consumers when it comes to determining what is a Vista PC. Here is the lowdown on what's out there, and what you really need when looking for hardware.
  • Samsung Joins Apple In Vista Troubles
    Samsung Electronics has reportedly found that some of its digital music players are incompatible with Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system.
  • Sharp Enters High-Production Printing Biz
    On the heels of Ricoh's announcement that it was acquiring IBM's Printer Systems Division to gain entry into the high-production printing business, Sharp Document Solutions Company of America (DSCA) says it, too, is making the move into high-volume printing.
  • Ingram Axes Nimax Name
    As it kicked off its third annual partner invitational in Las Vegas today, Ingram Micro announced that it will be changing the name of its Nimax division to the Ingram Micro Data Capture/POS division.
  • Dell Suspends Bonuses, Streamlines Management
    Michael Dell, who recently resumed the CEO role at the company he founded, has suspended bonuses for the most senior executives and plans to trim the number of top managers reporting directly to the CEO to help streamline the PC maker's operations.