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Emerging markets: The smartphone battleground (Smartphones Unlocked)

Apple and Samsung may be top dogs here in the US, but other smartphone makers are taking root around the world in a big way.

By January 28, 2014


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 December 1, 2011


Like MacBook, Ultrabook will tap lots of new tech

Ultrabooks' diminutive size and thickness will spur the use of new technologies, potentially stimulating a moribund laptop market, researcher TrendForce says.

By September 7, 2011


Intel ships solid-state drive for fast app start-up

The SSD can speed load times for operating systems and applications.

By March 15, 2010


Hard disk or solid-state? Think again

Although solid-state drives are in vogue, market forces and technical issues are making them a little less appealing than before.

By July 2, 2009


After chipmaker's collapse, memory prices rise

Memory chip prices shot up on Monday--a welcome bit of news for beleaguered chipmakers. But it took the failure of a large German chipmaker to make this happen.

By February 2, 2009


SanDisk eyes year-end production halt

Company is evaluating production stoppage over the holidays at its manufacturing facilities in Japan.

By December 5, 2008


One for Apple, three for everybody else?

Samsung's power outage could cause chaos in the flash-memory market, but how will Apple be affected?

By August 3, 2007


This week in laptops

Dell XPS m1330 finally shipping, laptop makers face parts shortages, we review laptops big and small, and more.

By August 3, 2007


Apple to use 25 percent of the world's flash memory

Flash memory companies will be scrambling to fill orders the rest of this year with 25 percent of NAND capacity allocated to Apple, according to a market research firm.

By July 18, 2007