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Chipmaking venture ST-Ericcson to close, cut 1,600 jobs

Formed in 2009, the joint partnership of STMicro and Ericsson was never profitable as top customer Nokia lost market share to Apple and Samsung.

By March 18, 2013


Nvidia still has a lot to prove in the mobile market

The graphics- and mobile-chip maker's tablet business doubled in the third quarter, but the company is struggling to expand into smartphones. Nvidia says a new chip next year will help it gain traction in phones, but will it be enough?

By November 9, 2012


iPod Touch tough to repair

iFixit's teardown also shows a "a much simpler, cheaper design" for the screen and a weaker home button.

By October 11, 2012


iPhone 5 reveals Qualcomm, SanDisk as big winners

A teardown by IHS iSuppli shows Apple updated most components in the latest device and included some new suppliers.

By September 25, 2012


STMicro reports quarterly loss, lays off 4,500

Europe's largest chipmaker announced the redundancies as part of a cost-cutting drive, but it is not yet clear from which facilities the cuts will be made.

By January 28, 2009


Getting a look inside the iPhone 4

A teardown of the iPhone i4 by iFixit confirms 512MB of memory, different battery connection, among other iPhone 4 internals.

By June 22, 2010


Intel, STMicro ready to launch Numonyx

The new flash memory company is formed with contributions from both chip heavyweights, and will begin life just as the flash memory market turns sour.

By March 30, 2008


Micron to buy Numonyx for $1.27 billion

One of the world's largest flash memory makers agrees to be acquired by Micron Technology in a deal worth approximately $1.27 billion.

By February 9, 2010


Intel's next-gen memory closer to reality

Intel and Numonyx announced practical advancements they believe will make phase-change memory meet its performance and capacity promise.

By October 28, 2009


FTC demands more details on Intel-STMicro deal

Government is taking a harder look at Intel's plans to create a private chip company with STMicroelectronics.

By August 30, 2007