HP Posts Q1

PALO ALTO, Calif. — HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2011. Net revenue of $32.3 billion was up 4% from the prior-year period both as reported and in constant currency. GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $1.17, up 26% from $0.93 in the prior-year period. Non-GAAP…

Internet of Things

We need to restructure the DNA blocks of the electronics supply chain. Why? The evidence is piling up that a new world of electronics is dawning, and the supply chain must gear up to support this fascinating but intimidating future. Twitter gave us the first hint of the power that could be unleashed on the…

Apple’s Power Play

Could you imagine having enough clout to keep a slew of contract manufacturers on edge for months until between two weeks and 60 days before a product launch? Apparently that's {complink 379|Apple Inc.}'s secret to keeping supply chain practices under wraps for as long as it can before products ship, according to Richard Doherty, research…

Dell Opens Service Center in China

CHENGDU, China — Dell, the world's second-largest PC maker, has formally launched its customer service center in Chengdu Tianfu Software Park, the largest software park operation in China. This center has a capacity of 400 seats in the first phase of operation and is Dell's third customer service center in China and the first in…

Supply Chain Guru at Apple’s Helm

While everyone has been wondering about the fate of {complink 379|Apple Inc.} and how it will continue its fast-paced growth, given the recent double-shot headline news about its CEO and its December-quarter results, I’ve got to say I’m feeling congratulatory — and even a bit smug. (See: Apple’s Jobs to take Medical Leave of Absence…

How to Kill a Monopoly

Technological innovation has a greater impact on high-tech competition than government antitrust measures. That’s the conclusion of recent research by the Technology Policy Institute, a Washington think tank evaluating the economics of innovation, technological change, and related US and global regulation. Taking a closer look at high-profile antitrust cases that put {complink 2470|IBM Corp.}, {complink…

Seagate Reports Q2

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) today reported financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. The company shipped 48.9 million disk drives and on a GAAP basis reported revenue of $2.7 billion, gross margin of 19.5%, net income of $150 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.31. On a non-GAAP…