While Intel is already working on moving to making chips with a 45nm process by next year, AMD has just brought its first 65nm desktop processors to market. Intel is still smarting from the beating received at the hands of its smaller Silicon Valley neighbour in the past two years. However, the pressure is back on AMD after Intel released an impressive range of 65nm processors in the second half of 2006.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 05 December 2006 18:16

Symbol appoints Palm vp as ANZ MD

Enterprise mobility provider Symbol Technologies has appointed Paul Blinkhorn as managing director, Australia and New Zealand, based in Sydney. Blinkhorn previously worked for Palm as the vice president and managing director for Asia Pacific, based in Australia.  Before joining Palm, Blinkhorn spent 14 years with Compaq/HP in various leadership roles.  Ten of those years were in Singapore with Asia-Pacific regional responsibilities, including a term as vice president and managing director for Compaq South Asia. Immediately before Compaq's merger with HP, Blinkhorn was vice president of the Access Business Group, which included all business and consumer PCs and portable products, including handheld devices. Blinkhorn was then appointed vice president, Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific, responsible for the Industry Standard Server Division. Before relocating to Asia in 1996, Blinkhorn was managing director for Compaq New Zealand, having joined the company as sales director for Australia. Blinkhorn has also held senior management positions at Olivetti Australia.

Published in People Moves
Tuesday, 05 December 2006 18:11

SAP announces new COO role

Enterprise applications vendor SAP today announced changes to its executive leadership team in ANZ (Australia New Zealand). Tim Ebbeck, currently chief financial officer in ANZ, has been appointed to the new role of chief operating officer (COO) for ANZ, effective 1 January 2007. Stephen Watts, currently ANZ director of marketing and business development, will become Asia Pacific vice president for small and midsize enterprise (SME) and business development, also effective 1 January 2007. The changes follow on from the appointment of Alan Hyde, as CEO and managing director, SAP ANZ; and Geraldine McBride’s appointment as regional president of SAP Asia Pacific, based in Singapore.

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