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Cary-based SAS, rated the best international work place in 2012, has moved up a spot on the best places to work in the U.S. in a new survey from Fortune magazine. SAS was third a year ago. NetApp, which has a major facility in RTP, ranks sixth.
Tech Wire Gamer: Nvidia, best known as a maker of powerful gaming, mobile device and PC chips, unveiled a portable gaming console at CES on Monday night. And Epic Games exec mark Rein likes what he sees.
Big Blue Blog: The deal is the latest in a recent series of acquisitions in which IBM is broadening its footprint into data analytics and storage.
HexaTech, a venture capital backed company, wins federal funding to develop a new kind of chip for the nation's power grid.
Chip giant Intel is taking advantage of bond interest rates below its dividend yield as the world's largest semiconductor maker borrows to buy back stock battered by its lagging share in the smartphone and tablet markets.
Of more than a dozen tablets Microsoft and Intel touted for the new version of Windows, only five can be purchased for immediate U.S. delivery. Plus, early demand for Microsoft's first computer, the Surface tablet, seems "disappointing," said Craig Berger, an analyst at FBR Capital Markets.
Shares in Cree dropped 6 percent Thursday after an analyst's downgrade. The news helped erase gains that had pushed Cree to a new 52-week high earlier of $33.60 this week and boost shares overall 45 percent this year.
Analysts: Intel, seeking a replacement for departing Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini, needs a candidate with credentials internal contenders lack: - a record of success in the market for mobile-device semiconductors.
Booming smartphone and mobile device demand drives value of Qualcomm past that of Intel as PC market lags.
Big Blue blog: IBM plans to increase its share repurchasing and also will pay an 85-cent per share cash dividend in December. IBM is using record income this year from the company's shift to more profitable software and services to reward shareholders whose stock has been outpaced by the broader market.
Big Blue blog: IBM scientists say carbon nanotechnology could lead to smaller, faster and more powerful computer chips. The carbon material might replace traditional silicon.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc., the second-largest maker of processors for personal computers, cut its third-quarter revenue forecast, citing weak demand across all product lines in a challenging economic environment.