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.
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.
Apple's firmware password security is greatly enhanced in recent Mac models, making it a rather robust security feature.
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.
A super-thin prototype touch surface and keyboard shows off the potential for Bluetooth Smart and printable electronics technologies.
A Texas Instruments ARM-based chip means hardware hackers who like Arduino will have another choice besides Intel's Quark for computing projects.
iFixit determines Microsoft's tablet is pretty tough to repair, coming in only slightly easier than the iPad.
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.
Atlantic Technology's new WA-50 wireless system can send audiophile-quality sound throughout your home.
Apple's decision to use a smaller dock connector instead of Micro-USB is consumer-unfriendly, bad for the environment, and offers few, if any, obvious tech benefits.