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Last month it was leaky transistors, now it's DRAM -- embedded DRAM to be precise -- at the bleeding edge of semiconductor news. Today, IBM's neo-maxi-zoom-dweebies will announce that their new type of memory will "triple" the amount of memory stored on computer chips while doubling the performance...

February 14th 2007 at 9:09am 0 Comments
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If you (or Samsung) thought this whole "DRAM price-fixing disaster" was finished, apparently that's just not the case anymore, as it looks like the semiconductor giant will be coughing up an additional $90 million "to settle litigation brought by 41 US states pertaining to Samsung's alleged particip...

February 7th 2007 at 8:41am 0 Comments
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Things weren't looking so great already for those skeezy SRAM price-fixers, but now it looks like they'll have a class action lawsuit to worry about on top of all that DOJ heat they're currently facing. A certain Kenneth Bagwell of Michigan started up the class action suit, claiming the defendants c...

November 28th 2006 at 5:21pm 0 Comments
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It's not just the bloggers, the journalists, the Wall Street suits, and the battery burn victims that are down on Sony these days ... Alberto Gonzalez and the legal eagles down at the Department of Justice have decided to pile on. What are they mad about? Hint: it's not exploding batteries or a heft...

October 31st 2006 at 6:55pm 0 Comments
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These kids just can't catch a break. The folks at Sony, fresh off their battery debacle, and struggling to make any sort of relevant quantity for next month's PS3 launch, are being probed by the US Justice Department's antitrust division in regards to the company's SRAM biz. Sony, which did $27.7 mi...

October 31st 2006 at 12:29pm 0 Comments
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It's been several years since Mitsubishi bailed out of the crowded SRAM business, but apparently the US Department of Justice still has a bone to pick with the mega corporation. After handing off its SRAM operations to Renesas -- "a joint venture founded by Mitsubishi and Hitachi" in 2003 -- the fir...

October 17th 2006 at 4:35pm 0 Comments