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Oracle aiming to acquire chipmakers

CEO Larry Ellison plans to add to his lineup of acquisitions by picking up semiconductor companies in an attempt to own more of the technology behind computer chips.

By September 24, 2010

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What became of multi-core programming problems?

The challenges of multi-core programming on the client went away as much as they have been solved.

By September 13, 2011

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Apple may drop $1 billion in Sharp LCD plant, report says

The expected investment would come as Apple and Samsung, a key supplier of the iPhone components, continue to battle it out in court over patents.

By August 17, 2011

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Microsoft sees smartphone prices cut in half by 2012

Windows Phone division president Andy Lees tells Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference attendees that smartphone costs before long-term contract discounts could hit $100 next year.

By July 12, 2011

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WebCL: New hardware power for Web apps?

First came WebGL for 3D graphics on the Web. A possible sequel uses graphics chips to speed more general software like video game physics engines and photo processing.

By July 11, 2011

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AMD quits benchmark group, implying Intel bias

Chipmakers AMD and Nvidia quit an industry consortium that distributes a common PC benchmark. AMD is claiming bias, but the BAPCo group and Intel don't agree.

By June 23, 2011

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Apple buys chipmaker Intrinsity

The company rumored to be the maker of the chip inside the iPad has been acquired by Apple. It's Apple's fourth acquisition since last fall.

By April 27, 2010

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Acer chides Microsoft over tablet maker restrictions

Acer's CEO and its president say Microsoft is imposing "troublesome" restrictions on chipmakers and hardware makers working on Windows 8 tablets.

By June 1, 2011

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SuVolta emerges with low-power chip technology

Now out of stealth mode, the start-up aims to license its PowerShrink manufacturing technology to semiconductor companies. First to sign up: Fujitsu.

By June 6, 2011

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Nvidia touts quad-core Kal-El chip in Android tablet

Using a Honeycomb tablet, Nvidia shows a game it says needs all four cores of its Tegra mobile processor that's due to ship later this year.

By May 30, 2011