Semiconductor

01.24.12
Apple now the largest buyer of semiconductors according to Gartner
01.24.12

Apple now the largest buyer of semiconductors according to Gartner

No one would be shocked to learn that Apple is a major purchaser of semiconductors. Heck, hearing t...

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01.16.12
Samsung looks to borrow $1 billion to expand production capacity in Austin, Texas
01.16.12

Samsung looks to borrow $1 billion to expand production capacity in Austin, Texas

When you're producing chips for the iPad and iPhone, you need a serious facility to meet those deman...

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12.15.11
Cheap electronic skin edges us closer to cyberpunk future
12.15.11

Cheap electronic skin edges us closer to cyberpunk future

Researchers working for the Department of Energy's Berkeley Lab have figured out how to create re...

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12.12.11
New quantum tunneling transistors to make PCs less power-hungry
12.12.11

New quantum tunneling transistors to make PCs less power-hungry

Yes, that awesome new 8-core chip in your PC is the fastest thing on the block, but it's got your ut...

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12.12.11
Google doodle celebrates Robert Noyce; Intel co-founder and 'Mayor of Silicon Valley'
12.12.11

Google doodle celebrates Robert Noyce; Intel co-founder and 'Mayor of Silicon Valley'

The honor of having your own Google Doodle is bestowed upon only a few very special individuals...

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12.06.11
First molybdenite IC delivers silicon-crushing, chip-shrinking, graphene-blasting action
12.06.11

First molybdenite IC delivers silicon-crushing, chip-shrinking, graphene-blasting action

Never heard of molybdenite? We're not shocked. Its not nearly as hyped as graphene or quantum dot...

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09.25.11
Texas Instruments wraps up purchase of National Semiconductor
09.25.11

Texas Instruments wraps up purchase of National Semiconductor

In April, Texas Instruments announced its intention to snatch up National Semiconductor for a cool $...

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09.12.11
Broadcom buys NetLogic Microsystems for $3.7b in cash, hopes to add more processors to lineup
09.12.11

Broadcom buys NetLogic Microsystems for $3.7b in cash, hopes to add more processors to lineup

You've probably never heard of NetLogic Microsystems, but you can bet that its technologies may v...

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09.07.11
IBM and 3M join forces to fab 3D microchips, create mini-silicon skyscraper valley
09.07.11

IBM and 3M join forces to fab 3D microchips, create mini-silicon skyscraper valley

3D hype is fast wearing out its welcome, but there's at least one area of industry where the buzz...

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