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07.17.12
Samsung swallows up CSR mobile and location patents for $310 million
07.17.12

Samsung swallows up CSR mobile and location patents for $310 million

The S-Wallet has opened and absorbed $310 million-worth of connectivity and location patents from B...

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07.10.12
Intel to buy 15 percent of silicon fab equipment maker ASML, wants manufacturing machines made faster
07.10.12

Intel to buy 15 percent of silicon fab equipment maker ASML, wants manufacturing machines made faster

Chipzilla didn't get its position as the king of semiconductors by twiddling its thumbs, folks. It...

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07.04.12
Qualcomm enlists Samsung, UMC to help meet 28nm Snapdragon S4 demand
07.04.12

Qualcomm enlists Samsung, UMC to help meet 28nm Snapdragon S4 demand

Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 chipset is certainly hot (well, not too hot), but it looks like demand is...

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07.02.12
Micron scoops up Elpida Memory, 50-percent production boost for $2.5 billion
07.02.12

Micron scoops up Elpida Memory, 50-percent production boost for $2.5 billion

There's no question that Micron has shifted its focus away from PCs in favor of producing componen...

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06.21.12
Sony, Sumitomo push laser projectors forward with a new, more powerful green laser diode
06.21.12

Sony, Sumitomo push laser projectors forward with a new, more powerful green laser diode

As cool as lasers are, so far there are precious few commercially available display devices availa...

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04.23.12
China Times: HTC wants to develop its own processors for low-end phones
04.23.12

China Times: HTC wants to develop its own processors for low-end phones

Encroaching into the semiconductor business might not seem the most obvious move for a phone manuf...

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04.17.12
New material brings semiconducting to the graphene party
04.17.12

New material brings semiconducting to the graphene party

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have cooked up a new graphene-based material t...

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01.30.12
Tilera sees sense in the server wars, puts just 36 cores in its newest processor
01.30.12

Tilera sees sense in the server wars, puts just 36 cores in its newest processor

While Tilera's forthcoming 100-core processors threaten to set off fire alarms around the world, the...

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01.24.12
Apple now the world's biggest buyer of semiconductors
01.24.12

Apple now the world's biggest buyer of semiconductors

Gartner announced today that Apple became the world's biggest buyer of semiconductors in 2011, lea...

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