2004.05.17 - 2004.05.23   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

World PC sales predicted to grow this year.
"Bad press" has no effect on outsourcing.
HP posts record 2Q revenue figures.
Blue Ray alliance forms BDA.
IBM & Cisco cooperate on VoIP tech.
Music biz wants to drive up online prices.
Matsuhita to build worlds largest display fab.
Apple spins off iPod division.
Sammy to merge with SEGA.
Dell releases 624MHz PocketPC "Axim".
Alienware doubles GFX performance in PCs?

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)

EU software patent law unification collapses?
M$ releases Office 2004 for Mac OS.
Cisco investigates source code theft.
Chinese Office software targets MS Office?
Sun releases new Solaris OS version.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

AMD launches x50 (2.4GHz) Opterons.
AMD to ship dual-core Opteron in 2005?
ARM unveils multi-core chip.
IBM to manufacture VIA's next CPU.
AMD's Duron still alive?
VIA samples PCI Express chip-set for AMD64.
nVidia's HIS chip is "two way magic".

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Origin of our Solar system revealed?
Robots to "attack" asteroids?
Chandra sheds new light on Dark Energy.
NASA gets ready to launch Aura.
Privately built rocket reaches space.
NASA identifies radiation as top concern.
ESA starts new space suit development.
DARPA arranges another robot challenge.