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Semiconductor factory turned into high-tech indoor veggie farm

A defunct factory in Japan has a new life as an LED-powered indoor farm that turns out 10,000 heads of lettuce per day.

By July 10, 2014

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Toyota improves semiconductor tech in hybrids, 10 percent mpg gains

By reducing energy use in its hybrid cars' power control units, Toyota claims it can increase fuel economy by 10 percent.

By May 20, 2014

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Taiwan Semiconductor eyes Q2 for next-gen iPhone TouchID production

The company produces the TouchID fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 5S and has reportedly secured the contract for Apple's next handset.

By January 14, 2014

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Twist: IBM to pay GlobalFoundries $1.5B to offload its chip business

In an unusual move, IBM will pay GlobalFoundries to take the chip business off its hands -- rather than GlobalFoundries paying IBM for the operation.

By October 20, 2014

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Samsung to spend nearly $15 billion on chip plant

The South Korean electronics giant plans to build a semiconductor factory south of Seoul, with an opening set for 2017.

By October 5, 2014

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AMD's CEO steps down, COO takes over

Chief Operating Officer Lisa Su takes over as CEO of the struggling maker of PC chips, following the departure of Rory Read.

By October 8, 2014

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Efficient, useful blue-light LED draws Nobel Prize in physics

Three researchers helped revolutionize lighting with vastly better energy efficiency and brightness. The light-emitting diodes also are used in data storage, TVs and smartphones.

By October 7, 2014

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Small-city mayors: Build your tech hardware in the US

Leaders of cities outside the typical tech metropolises -- specifically cities touched by Tesla's sprawling electric-car operation in California and Nevada -- want a bigger hand in tech manufacturing.

By October 2, 2014

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Heat seeker: Meet the thermal-imaging camera you can afford

Seek Thermal's $199 device can read temperature differences up to 1,000 feet away and identify a person at 200 feet. Until now, such technology has cost $1,000 or more.

By September 25, 2014

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Costing $200 to make, the iPhone 6 should offer big profits for Apple

Judging from a teardown by researcher IHS, the manufacturing costs of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus should help Apple maintain its margins -- among the highest in the smartphone market.

By September 23, 2014