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Inside Samsung Semiconductor's new headquarters (pictures)

The South Korean company has built a 1.1-million-square-foot campus in San Jose, California.

21 Images By September 24, 2015

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Inside Sony's secret cave of tech treasures

CNET gets the chance to explore Sony's exclusive geek playground for technophiles. Here's what we found.

By April 15, 2016

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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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Confused about locked vs. unlocked phones? Ask Maggie explains

In this edition of her advice column, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains the differences between locked and unlocked phones and helps a reader figure out how to get an unlocked device. She also advises a reader looking to bring an unlocked Samsung GS4 to Virgin Mobile.

By August 15, 2013

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Coming to a printer near you: Electronics manufacturing

At PARC, researchers are developing a new technology for printing everything from transistors to smart labels to semiconductors.

By May 31, 2013

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Apple's a semiconductor shopaholic, Gartner says

Apple was the top buyer of semiconductors in 2011, according to a new study by Gartner. The move bumps Hewlett-Packard off the top of the list and sends Apple ahead of rival Samsung.

By January 24, 2012

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Samsung tops Apple in another metric -- top chip buyer

The Korean electronics giant, which sells the most mobile phones in the world, became the biggest purchaser of semiconductors in 2012, tech research firm Gartner says.

By January 23, 2013

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Stanford Ovshinsky, 'Edison of our age,' dies at 89

Self-taught scientist is credited with inventing the nickel-metal hybrid battery as well as a new class of semiconductors.

By October 18, 2012