August 20, 2010
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
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
Updated August 19, 2010
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
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
Working with National Science Foundation and University of Connecticut, the Semiconductor Research Corporation and Duke find way to improve semiconductor quality.
July 13, 2010
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
Updated timeline tracks Intel's antitrust tangles over the years.
Updated June 3, 2010
The not-for-profit company, called Linaro, will focus on open source projects. Other partners include ARM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson, Texas Instruments and ARM.
Updated May 4, 2010
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.
Updated March 26, 2010
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
University of North Texas will host semiconductor center that will focus on chips using plasma technology. Three-year commitment tops $2.5 million.
Nano-scale imaging of a chip
February 10, 2010
"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)