Briefs

Messman Quits Board Seat at Novell

Jack Messman has resigned from Novell Inc.'s board of directors, about six weeks earlier than expected. "This was just a personal decision by Jack," a spokesman said in an e-mail. Messman was ousted from the company's chairman and CEO posts in June, a move board members said would better position the company for growth.

McAfee Apologizes For Software Bugs

McAfee Inc. has apologized to users for bugs in its line of client protection software released last month. In an e-mail sent last week, Executive Vice President Bill Kerrigan acknowledged that there had been glitches in the rollout. "We would like to extend our sincere apologies to anyone who may have had problems with their computers due to the upgrade," he wrote. McAfee estimates that less than 1% of customers who downloaded the new software have had difficulties.

WebMethods to Buy Infravio for $38M

WebMethods Inc. has agreed to acquire Infravio Inc., a maker of governance tools based on a service-oriented architecture, for about $38 million in cash. The deal is expected to close later this month. Infravio is the second SOA-focused acquisition for WebMethods in recent weeks. In August, it purchased Cerebra Inc., a maker of semantic metadata management technology.

Intel Sells Division To Cortina Systems

Intel Corp. has sold its optical networking components division to Cortina Systems Inc., a maker of communications chips, for an undisclosed sum. The company, which recently announced plans to cut 10,500 jobs in a corporate reorganization, declined to disclose the number of workers in the division but said the sale won't necessarily result in more layoffs.

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