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Posts tagged “Semiconductors ”

August 27, 2010

Premium Lock Bad news for tech: Intel cuts sales forecast

Intel  In a statement Friday, the company said it is seeing “weaker than expected demand for consumer PCs in mature markets,” including the U.S. and Europe.

August 23, 2010

Premium Lock Cuts by chip makers now hurting smartphone manufacturers

Chip shortage hits smartphone makers.  (AP) A chip shortage means Apple Inc.’s rivals are having trouble making enough phones to compete with the iPhone, a problem expected to persist through the holidays. It’s also affecting wireless carriers, some of which are seeing delays in improving their networks, and it could even raise computer prices.

August 20, 2010

Premium Lock Tech earnings snapshot: What reports are saying about economy

High-tech sector A summary of recent earnings reports for selected technology companies and what they reveal about the state of spending and the overall economy from The AP.

August 19, 2010

Premium Lock Intel deal for McAfee positions both firms to capitalize on mobile sector growth

Analysis: McAfee will hand the title of largest pureplay security vendor to Trend Micro in return for the multiple benefits of joining a much larger organization including revenue stability, ability to increase cross-selling, product integration, and access to greater financial resources.

Intel to acquire McAfee Intel to acquire McAfee

Updated August 19, 2010

Premium Lock Intel to buy security firm McAfee for $7.7B in cash

Intel Corporation The chip giant offers a premium of $20 a share for California-based McAfee. Intel calls security third pillar of computing along with PC performance and connectivity.

August 10, 2010

Premium Lock Worldwide PC sales are ‘falling off a cliff,’ analyst warns.

Lenovo's new all-in-one desktop Weakening economy leads PC makers, including Morrisville-based Lenovo, to reduce chip orders, analyst says. Overall chip sector takes a hit as two analysts warn that PC demand is slacking.

Updated July 21, 2010

Premium Lock SRC, Duke researchers discover better chip-defect detection technology

SRC Working with National Science Foundation and University of Connecticut, the Semiconductor Research Corporation and Duke find way to improve semiconductor quality.

July 13, 2010

Premium Lock Semiconductor Research Corp. launches $5M clean energy program

SRC IBM, energy giant ABB and five other firms provide financial support for new Energy Research Initiative by RTP-based private sector and university consortium.

Updated June 23, 2010

Premium Lock Intel, FTC are in talks to settle antitrust case

Intel  Updated timeline tracks Intel's antitrust tangles over the years.

Updated June 3, 2010

Premium Lock IBM partners to form new open source semicondcutor venture

The not-for-profit company, called Linaro, will focus on open source projects. Other partners include ARM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson, Texas Instruments and ARM.

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Updated May 4, 2010

Premium Lock Record chip sales signal continuing high-tech sector rebound

First-quarter semiconductor sales soar 58 percent higher than a year ago, Semiconductor Industry Association reports. “Variety of market segments” show growth, SIA says. Group projects double-digit growth this year.

Semiconductor Semiconductor

Updated March 26, 2010

Premium Lock Semiconductor firm Nitronex raises more than $16M

Nitronex The company, which focuses on high-speed wireless and broadband technology for use in missile defense, radar and other applications, also is stepping up its sales efforts.

March 26, 2010

Premium Lock Semiconductor Research Corp. invests in new chip research center

University of North Texas will host semiconductor center that will focus on chips using plasma technology. Three-year commitment tops $2.5 million.

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February 10, 2010

Premium Lock How truly safe are PCs? Key encryption chip is hacked

"You've trusted this chip to hold your secrets, but your secrets aren't that safe," says Christopher Tarnovsky, 38, who runs the Flylogic security consultancy and demonstrated his hack last week at the Black Hat security conference. "It's sort of doing the impossible," says conference founder.

Chris Tarnovsky does the "impossible" hack. (AP) Chris Tarnovsky does the "impossible" hack. (AP)

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