Canada, Germany ink clean energy research pact

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Canadian and German scientists have agreed on a deal (estimated at ~$8.4 million) to work together over the next three years to develop clean energy technologies. The National Research Council of Canada and the...

Sony to Leave Three-Way Microchip Development Pact

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In February 2006, Sony, Toshiba and NEC Electronics agreed they would co-develop technologies to make system chips with circuitry width of 45 nanometres, sharing hefty costs and pooling technological expertise. But now, Sony has announced...

Dell, AMD expected to expand chip pact

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Dell, the last of the big four server makers to accept Advanced Micro Devices' chips into its product portfolio, is expected to announce Thursday that it's expanding its partnership with the chipmaker to include with...

HP, Gateway Sign $47m Patent Pact

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HP and Gateway have agreed to settle their legal differences with a $47m payment, from Gateway to HP. The two firms fell out in 2004 over patent infringement allegations made by both companies against each...

Microsoft Plan Averts Conflict Over Antitrust Pact

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Microsoft Corp. has averted a looming conflict with U.S. officials by agreeing to disclose more information about its Windows server operating system, according to documents filed in federal court on Wednesday Lawyers at the U.S....

Sega signs next-gen pact with Silicon Knights

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Agreement will see the Twin Snakes developer working on an unnamed game for unidentified consoles to be released at an undetermined date. In a release issued this morning, Sega announced an agreement...

Man Arrested Over Valentine's Net Suicide Pact

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An American man has been arrested after allegedly trying to arrange a mass online suicide pact for Valentine's Day on Monday. Gerald Krien, 26, was caught after one woman alerted authorities after hearing one of...

Microsoft Sets Photo-Printing Pact

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Microsoft continues its march into the realm of home entertainment today with a new photo-printing partnership with Fuji Photo Film. The film-processing giant has landed a prominent link on Microsoft's popular Windows XP operating system,...

Marvel-ous deal for Mforma: multiyear pact with comic book

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Earlier today, Mforma and Marvel Enterprises announced the mobile entertainment industry's largest content licensing deal to date. The new strategic partnership between Mforma, a fast-growing mobile content creator based in Seattle, and Marvel, a multimedia...

Microsoft signs security pact with Germany

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Microsoft signed a security-related agreement Monday with the federal government of Germany, where the software giant has seen numerous challenges involving open-source products. The agreement, signed by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and...

Sun, Microsoft pact draws mixed reactions

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The broad legal settlement reached Friday between Microsoft and Sun Microsystems could be a big boost for the companies and their customers, but any impact it may have on the European Commission's efforts to rein...

Judge Says Microsoft Complying with Antitrust Pact

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A federal judge on Friday said she is satisfied with Microsoft Corp.'s efforts to comply with its landmark antitrust settlement after the company announced new steps, including free access to some of its Windows operating...

S3 signs distribution pact with Club-3D

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S3 Graphics today announced that Club-3D, a Netherlands-based graphics card vendor, will sell graphics cards powered by its DeltaChrome graphics processor. The DeltaChrome based Club-3D graphics card will be available online and in leading electronic...

RIM, Palm in Pact to Market Wireless E-mail

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Research In Motion Ltd. said on Tuesday it had struck a deal with rival Palm Inc. to make its BlackBerry e-mail service available on handhelds and smartphones that use Palm's operating system. RIM...

BT Signs Broadband Pact with Microsoft

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Britain's dominant fixed-line telecoms operator BT Group Plc. said Wednesday it had signed a formal strategic alliance with U.S. software giant Microsoft to develop more high-speed Internet services. The alliance puts BT...

IBM-Hitachi Pact Aims for the Top

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IBM Corp. and Hitachi Ltd., the world's second- and third-largest data storage systems providers, unveiled an alliance on Wednesday aimed at dislodging arch-rival EMC Corp from the top spot in the lucrative business. ...

IBM, Verisign edge toward security pact

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In a major endorsement of security across its wares, IBM is working with VeriSign on a joint product development and sales deal that would marry VeriSign's authentication and payment services technology to Big Blue's hardware...

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