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Articles tagged with: microsystems

Oracle Sues Google Over Java Copyrights & Patents

In the tech industry, suing rival companies is not a big deal so its no surprise that Oracle sued Google.

The bone of contention is Google’s US$100 million deal with Sun Microsystems to pay the royalties for using Sun Microsystems’ programming language java for building the, then-new operating system, Android.

The deal has invoked a copyright infringement case against the search giant Google. However, Google has denied the allegations put forth by Oracle.

Intels Buys Fulcrum Microsystems To Boost Networking

Intel is acquiring Fulcrum Microsystems (a networking chip company) for an unknown amount of money. The buyout is expected to be the result of Intel’s efforts to boost current network offerings.

Fulcrum was founded in 1999 and they currently design Ethernet switches that are used in data centers. Fulcrum’s 10GB Ethernet and 40GB Ethernet switch products are expected to work well with Intel processors and Ethernet controller offerings.

Hewlett-Packard Sues Former Executive, Adrian Jones

According to Reuters, Hewlett-Packard is suing a former high-ranking executive who had recently left the company to join HP’s rival, Oracle. HP claims that Adrian Jones stole hundred of documents from HP to share with Oracle. Adrian Jones was the former head of enterprise sales for the Asia region, and was accused of stealing documents and e-mails on a USB drive that contained valuable information about HP’s products and customers.

HP also said in the lawsuit that they almost fired Jones in February after discovering his relationship with a subordinate and…