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When Google Maps meets the human body, here's what happens

Melding technology designed to examine silicon wafers with Google Maps algorithms has yielded a remarkable way to look at our own bodies.

By April 2, 2015

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Adios, silicon: Why exotic designs are the future for the chips in your gadgets

Decades of progress creating conventional computer chips will stall in the coming years, forcing some far-out ideas on semiconductor makers. Carbon nanotubes or quantum computing, anyone?

By April 17, 2015

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Inside the multibillion-dollar quest to make faster, cheaper gadgets

Intel, GlobalFoundries and other chipmakers have built massive facilities to manufacture more powerful computer chips. It's all part of a race to prove they can keep pace with Moore's Law.

By April 16, 2015

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These works of art are too tiny to see (but trust us, they're there)

A Cornell Ph.D. student in applied physics etches famous works of art -- Escher, Magritte, Matisse -- onto silicon wafers used in modern digital devices.

By December 3, 2014

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Meet Intel's SoFIA, the super-cheap smartphone chip created in Singapore

The company is trying to bring the cost of smartphones down to as little as $50.

By July 29, 2014

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GlobalFoundries' NY chip plant to get up to $10B boost

ATIC says it will invest the money over the next to years, which will aid the factory's expansion to produce 20- and 14-nanometer nodes.

By January 3, 2014

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Gimme a break: Next Android called 'KitKat'

The next version of Android will be called KitKat, as in the Nestle chocolate wafers, and comes with a contest to win Android and Google Play swag.

By September 3, 2013

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Micron completes $2 billion buy of chip supplier to Apple

Idaho-based Micron Technology immediately becomes one of the largest suppliers of mobile memory for popular products like the iPad and iPhone.

By July 31, 2013

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EU plans $6.4 billion effort to boost chip manufacturing

The European Commission is spending 5 billion euros to coordinate and advance the processor industry in Europe. The goal: a fifth of worldwide manufacturing.

By May 23, 2013

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Chiplets: The future of circuitry?

Xerox technology would allow companies to "print" circuitry for electronics, rather than use today's wafers.

By April 9, 2013