CRN Components and Peripherals News

  • 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.
  • Bush's 2008 Budget Proposal Shortchanges IT
    President Bush submitted his 2008 budget proposal to Congress today, bulking up funds for homeland security and defense, while stifling growth in other areas -- including technology.
  • Apple Settles Beatles Lawsuit
    Under the agreement, which replaces a 1991 deal, Apple will own all of the trademarks related to the name and license some to Apple Corps, the companies said.
  • Analyst Sees Dell Making Deals, Tweaking Distribution
    CS First Boston Analyst Robert Semple issued a bullish report on Dell this morning, citing expectations that the under-pressure computer maker would make acquisitions to gain intellectual property and tweak its direct-only distribution model.
  • Apple On Apple Violence To End
    The hostilities between Apple Computer—oops make that Apple Inc.--and the Apple record company (Apple Corps Ltd.) are apparently over.
  • AMD Chips Away At Intel Market Share
    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. took its largest slice ever--25.3 percent--of the X86 market in the last quarter of 2006, according to a report released last week by PC market watcher Mercury Research.