Charges stem largely from chipmaker's former ATI handheld and DTV units. Company's stock falls as much as 7 percent in morning trading.
Low-cost smartphone is keeping Palm's brand alive during low period in company's financial history, which looks bound to continue for at least another quarter.
Some worry broad economic woes may finally show up on the balance sheet of big tech firms. Meanwhile, Silicon Valley veterans say a lengthy downturn could have broad, but not catastrophic impact on the start-up economy.
Despite the sharp decline in Apple's share price since the beginning of the year, the tone of the question-and-answer session at this year's shareholder meeting was more cordial than in the past.
Mark Henwood looks at how sustainable energy companies are doing in the marketplace.