• ARM 'Flycatcher' chip tiny, cheap, enables 'Internet of things'

    Posted March 14, 2012 - 10:50 am

    ARM Cortex M0+ chip (Flycatcher), a 32-bit chip with low price and small size, may lead to linking common items over the Internet.
  • Taiwan keeps door to China closed for chip maker UMC

    Posted July 3, 2009 - 9:15 am

    Taiwan will have to revise chip-industry regulations before United Microelectronics (UMC) can invest in China, an official said Friday.
  • Apple snapping up chip designers

    Posted April 30, 2009 - 9:45 am

    A year after buying low-power-processor designer PA Semi, Apple is looking for yet more chip design expertise. The company has been recruiting at a very senior level for its chip design team, and also has almost 20 lower-level jobs related to semiconductor design open.
  • NEC in talks with Renesas to create third-largest chip maker

    Posted April 27, 2009 - 9:19 am

    Japanese chip makers NEC Electronics and Renesas Technology have entered merger discussions.
  • PC makers embrace Core i7 chips in new desktops

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 9:50 pm

    PC makers on Monday launched desktops that incorporate the latest technologies to work alongside Intel's new Core i7 chips, which have received praise for their speedy performance.
  • Applied Materials to cut 12 percent of global workforce

    Posted November 13, 2008 - 12:06 pm

    Applied Materials said it would lay off 1,800 employees as it reported a drop in revenue and wider losses.
  • Researchers develop bug-blocking chip monitor

    Posted September 29, 2008 - 9:15 pm

    Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed technology that can fence off microprocessor bugs and keep them from seizing up a PC.
  • Intel's six-core Dunnington chip hits the market

    Posted September 15, 2008 - 3:01 pm

    Intel's latest server chips, the Xeon 7400 series, formerly called Dunnington, are now available in six-core and quad-core models designed to be used in systems with four or more processors.
  • Former Intel engineer charged with stealing trade secrets

    Posted September 12, 2008 - 3:49 pm

    A former Intel design engineer has been charged with theft of trade secrets from the chipmaker while secretly working for rival AMD.
  • Celebrating the IC's 50th anniversary

    Posted September 12, 2008 - 2:15 pm

    The technology behind almost every electronics device in the world, the integrated circuit or IC, is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Friday. Its enduring success is thanks in part to two "nice guys" who developed it, and their early efforts to convince an industry that at first reviled their idea.
  • 'Microscope' on a Chip

    Posted July 29, 2008 - 9:04 pm

    Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have turned science fiction into reality with their development of a super-compact high-resolution microscope, small enough to fit on a finger tip. This "microscopic microscope" operates without lenses but has the magnifying power of a top-quality optical microscope, can be used in the field to analyze blood samples for malaria or check water supplies for giardia and other pathogens, and can be mass-produced for around $10.

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