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With a drop of liquid, IBM develops a new microchip switch

Ionic liquids can switch the state of a metal oxide from conducting to insulating and back again, something that could be useful for computer processing and memory.

By Mar. 21, 2013

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Molybdenite microchip could be more flexible than silicon

Swiss researchers have made a prototype microchip using a substance called molybdenite, which could prove to be a rival to both silicon and graphene.

By Dec. 6, 2011

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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 Oct. 2, 2008

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Researchers switch to photons in race for faster microchip

UT Dallas to develop photonic integrated circuit faster than anything on the market today.

By Jan. 23, 2008

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Qualcomm adds new high-tech luster to lowly electrical wires

A new chip lets HomePlug devices get more use out of homes' electrical wiring for high-speed networking, boosting the minimum speed to about 60Mbps and the maximum to 1Gbps.

By Oct. 24, 2013

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Could PBS Silicon Valley doc spawn 'Mad Men' for geek set?

OK, it's a documentary for "American Experience," about Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor, Intel, and the birth of Silicon Valley. But just look at those vintage suits.

By Dec. 27, 2012

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Artist's chip implant sends animated GIFs to his phone

By implanting an RFID chip the size of a grain of sand into his hand, artist Anthony Antonellis can send 1KB images directly to his Android smartphone.

By Aug. 21, 2013

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Nanotech device could step in for dogs to sniff out explosives

Scientists say their tech is inspired by the canine olfactory mucus layer, which absorbs and then concentrates airborne molecules.

By Nov. 20, 2012

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By ditching Motorola, Google frees Android from distractions

Google paid more than $12 billion for Motorola Mobility and sold the handset business for less than $3 billion. It sounds like a crushing loss -- unless you're Google.

By Jan. 30, 2014