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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 Jan. 14, 2014

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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 Jan. 24, 2012

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Semiconductors could detect nuclear materials

Researchers at Northwestern University design new semiconductor material that could be part of a futuristic handheld device for spying hazardous materials, including nuclear weapons.

By Sep. 14, 2011

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IBM, 3M team up on 3D semiconductor 'glue'

3M and IBM hope to roll out 3D chip adhesives in 2013. Get ready for processors with stacks of 100 chips.

By Sep. 7, 2011

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Buzz Out Loud 1534: Cognitive semiconductors: here comes the Singularity! (Podcast)

IBM has created what they're benignly calling "cognitive semiconductors," which are computers that can actually learn, think, and creatively process information. So, that sounds like a good idea, right? I mean, seriously, great work, IBM, but when one of your big backers is DARPA, you can't fool us. We know Skynet is upon us. Also, don't get caught with your patents down!

By Aug. 18, 2011

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Ep. 1534: Cognitive semiconductors: here comes the Singularity!

IBM has created what they're benignly calling "cognitive semiconductors," which are computers that can actually learn, think, and creatively process information. So, that sounds like a good idea, right? I mean, seriously, great work, IBM, but when one of your big backers is DARPA, you can't fool us. We know Skynet is upon us. Also, don't get caught with your patents down!

By Aug. 18, 2011

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Apple now world's largest semiconductor buyer

The company spent $17.5 billion on semiconductors last year, a leap of nearly 80 percent from 2009, says IHS iSuppli. Yes, it does have something to do with all those iPhones and iPads.

By Jun. 8, 2011

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Semiconductor sales rebound 24 percent in 2010

Demand for chips in smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and other gadgets helped propel revenues for the semiconductor industry to $282 billion last year, according to data from IDC.

By Apr. 20, 2011

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TI to buy National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion

This post initially misstated how TI would grow as a result of the acquisition. Buying National Semi would make the combined companies' sales force will 10 times larger.

By Apr. 5, 2011