John G. Spooner

John G. Spooner, a senior writer for eWeek, chronicles the PC industry, in addition to covering semiconductors and, on occasion, automotive technology. Prior to joining eWeek in 2005, Mr. Spooner spent more than four years as a staff writer for CNET News.com, where he covered computer hardware. He has also worked as a staff writer for ZDNET News.

Lithium-Ion Batteries to Survive Notebooks Flames

Despite the recent recalls of millions of notebook battery packs, lithium-ion battery technology appears to be here to stay when it comes to powering portable PCs, experts say. Following similar...

HP Says No Battery Recall Necessary

Hewlett-Packard has no plans for a battery recall, despite efforts by several of its competitors to replace millions of notebook PC battery packs. The Palo Alto, Calif., computer giant said...

Intel Launches Quad-Core Assault

Intel plans to essentially offer two cores for free when it begins rolling out quad-core Xeon 5300 server processors in November. By offering quad-core chips, which contain four processor cores...

Lenovo to Recall Sony Batteries Used in ThinkPad Notebooks

Lenovo Group will voluntarily recall hundreds of thousands of notebook battery packs containing faulty Sony lithium-ion battery packs, citing a fire hazard, the Raleigh, N.C.-based company announced Sept. 28. Lenovo...

Intel Previews Potential Replacement for Flash Memory

SAN FRANCISCO-Intel literally has, in hand, the first prototype of a new type of nonvolatile memory chip that its executives think could someday supplant flash memory and thus change...

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