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Chipmakers helping to give computers a visual cortex

Qualcomm, Broadcom, Samsung, and others are working at the Khronos Group to standardize some nuts and bolts of machine vision. That should let programmers tap into the technology more easily.

By Nov. 19, 2013


Google buildings exposed to toxic vapors left by chipmakers

Vapors from a toxic substance known as TCE have been detected at the company's QD6 and QD7 offices on North Whishman Road in Mountain View, Calif.

By Feb. 22, 2013


Qualcomm's Q4 shows gap between mobile, PC chipmakers

The maker of wireless chips posts quarterly results much better than it anticipated, and the numbers stand in stark contrast to those of other companies, such as Intel.

By Nov. 7, 2012


Chipmakers losing billions on DRAM as iPad dominates

Did you know that Apple ships more iPads than Dell ships PCs? Chipmakers that have bet their business on the global demand for DRAM chips know this and it's freaking them out.

By Dec. 1, 2011


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 Sep. 24, 2010


Bleak week for memory chipmakers

Companies that make memory chips faced bankruptcy, layoffs, and rough prospects. Included in the mix: Micron, Spansion, Qimonda, and Intel.

By Feb. 27, 2009


Memory chipmakers face survival test

Market and industry are in a brutal downturn, with little relief in sight. And it's forcing some companies to either merge or perish.

By Oct. 3, 2008


Report: Taiwan scotches chipmakers' merger plan

Taiwan government rules out state-backed consolidation of memory chipmakers. New government-backed entity will focus on acquiring technologies and tapping existing plants.

By Mar. 12, 2009


Chipmakers team up for home-networking standard

Intel, Texas Instruments, and others say powerline networking is the future of the connected home.

By Apr. 29, 2008