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Microchip, ON propose $2.3 billion deal for Atmel

Plan calls for Microchip to lead the acquisition and then sell Atmel's nonvolatile-memory and RF and automotive businesses to ON to partly finance the deal.

By October 2, 2008


Contemplating tablets beyond the iPad (Q&A)

A manager at tablet chip supplier Atmel offers his perspective on the tablet market in 2011. Sizes beyond the 10-inch iPad will bring variety and expansion to the market, according to Atmel.

By December 3, 2010


Intel, Samsung create Internet of Things group

Tech giants join forces to create the Open Interconnect Consortium, setting up a rivalry with a similarly minded, Linux-focused group.

By July 7, 2014


Microsoft Surface 2 dinged for low repairability by iFixit

The Surface 2 received a 1 out of 10 rating for repairability, due mainly to the possibility of damaging the device while trying to open it.

By October 23, 2013


EFI firmware protection locks down newer Macs

Apple's firmware password security is greatly enhanced in recent Mac models, making it a rather robust security feature.

By October 30, 2012


Is this the world's thinnest wireless touch surface?

A super-thin prototype touch surface and keyboard shows off the potential for Bluetooth Smart and printable electronics technologies.

By September 3, 2013


Heads up, Intel: TI chips bring ARM to Arduino gadget market

A Texas Instruments ARM-based chip means hardware hackers who like Arduino will have another choice besides Intel's Quark for computing projects.

By October 5, 2013


ARM tries to spread its chips to forests, fields, and factories (Q&A)

Gary Atkinson's job is to make sure the Internet of Things becomes the next big thing for chip designer ARM.

By July 4, 2014


iPad proving more useful than MacBook Air

Apple's iPad is surpassing the laptop--in my case a MacBook Air--in usability in an increasing number of ways. And iOS 4.2 makes this argument that much easier to make.

By November 23, 2010


Surface is 'a quirky cat,' teardown shows

iFixit determines Microsoft's tablet is pretty tough to repair, coming in only slightly easier than the iPad.

By October 29, 2012