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Updated May 20, 2013

Premium Lock Durham's high-tech infrastructure, talent lure Virginia company

The New Bully City is the new home for Nuvotronics, a high-tech manufacturing firm that uprooted itself from Virginia and transplanted itself among the high-tech infrastructure of Durham. CEO Noel Heiks explains why she and husband David Sherrer, who is company president, decided to call Durham home even though they received no tax incentives to do so.

Noel Heiks, left, and David Sherrer Noel Heiks, left, and David Sherrer

May 2, 2013

Premium Lock Intel names company veteran to CEO post

Intel Brian Krzanich becomes the sixth CEO in Intel's history and continues its tradition of hiring for the top job from within the company's ranks.

April 17, 2013

Premium Lock As PC industry changes, Intel braces for new CEO, possible new direction

Analysis: With PC demand slowing and mobile device use growing, chip giant Intel has yet to announce who will replace retiring CEO Paul Otellini. In the short-term, customers will delay purchasing while there is significant uncertainty surrounding Intel's long-term direction.

Intel CEO Paul Otellini  Intel CEO Paul Otellini

Updated April 5, 2013

Premium Lock Solar tech firm Semprius aims to raise $4M

Solar technology company Semprius, which has developed a way to make more efficient solar cells about the about the size of a pencil point, raises $2.1 million.

Semprius' solar panel technology Semprius' solar panel technology

April 2, 2013

Premium Lock Lenovo reportedly to design own chips for smartphones, tablets

The world's No. 2 PC manufacturer is designing its own semiconductors for mobile devices, according to a report in the EE Times.

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Updated March 14, 2013

Premium Lock RTI, NCSU research finds new ways to cool and power electronics

New research from North Carolina State University and RTI International has yielded new understanding of thin films, opening the door to more efficient technologies to power or cool electronics.

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Updated March 8, 2013

Premium Lock New NCSU nanotech research has 3-D, nanofiber potential

Nanotechnology researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new type of nanoscale structure that could eventually find its way into new, 3-D technologies in the next generation of devices. Advances also have been made in "nanofibers."

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Updated February 25, 2013

Premium Lock Intel highlights Lenovo, Epic Games in new mobile chip launch

Epic Games and Lenovo were both the beneficiaries of publicity from Intel at the World Mobile Congress on Monday when the chip giant rolled it its new mobile device processor.

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Updated February 13, 2013

Premium Lock Nextreme Thermal sold to Missouri firm in deal worth as much as $60M

Nextreme Thermal, a spinout from RTI International which has developed cooling technology for use in high-performance electronics and optical devices, is being acquired by Laird Technologies. No layoffs are anticipated and company is expected to stay in Durham.

A sample of Nextreme thermal technology A sample of Nextreme thermal technology

February 13, 2013

Premium Lock Intel developing new TV set-top box to replace cable

Intel Intel, the world's biggest chipmaker, is building an Internet television set-top box that it will sell directly to consumers, aiming to create a new market for its processors.

January 23, 2013

Premium Lock Samsung passes Apple as No. 1 chip buyer; Lenovo, Cisco in top 10

Semiconductor Samsung is the new leader in the buying of semiconductors, passing Apple for the top spot. Meanwhile, Lenovo rises to No. 6. Cisco is No. 9. However, overall, semiconductor sales fall 3 percent.

Updated January 16, 2013

Premium Lock SAS moves up to No. 2 on Fortune 'Best Companies to Work for in US'

SAS 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.

January 9, 2013

Premium Lock Samsung Electronics heats up mobile chip battle with new processor

Chip innovation Samsung Electronics is following announcements this week by chipmakers such as Nvidia Corp., Qualcomm Inc. and Intel Corp. of processors designed to make handheld devices more powerful.

Updated January 8, 2013

Premium Lock Epic Games exec, Ubisoft embrace new Nvidia game console

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.

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Updated January 8, 2013

Premium Lock Chip wars: Qualcomm intensifies mobile speed battle with Intel, Nvidia

Silicon chip CES 2013: Qualcomm, will accelerate the introduction of faster semiconductors to bring 'Ultra HD' to phones and to put more pressure on Intel and Nvidia, which are targeting the wireless market.

Updated January 7, 2013

Premium Lock Blue Monday: Analyst's downgrade triggers 7.5% decline in Cree shares

Cree Shares in LED maker Cree dropped more than 7 percent Monday after analyst firm Canaccord Genuity cut the stock to "Hold" from "Buy" and slashed its share target price by $6.

Updated December 19, 2012

Premium Lock IBM acquires Texas-based big data analytics firm StoredIQ

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.

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Updated December 14, 2012

Premium Lock Bar code inventor, a long-time IBMer who once lived in Raleigh, dies

IBM Big Blue Blog: Joseph Woodland, the co-inventor of bar code technology and a resident of Raleigh for 35 years, dies at age 91. Plus: IBM touts new nanophotonic chips.

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