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Chip Maker Intrinsity Moving to North Korea

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Ashlee Vance and Brad Stone: Apple has bought the company that many analysts say helped make the brain in the iPad tablet, people familiar with the deal said Tuesday. Apple has finalized a deal to acquire a small chip company called Intrinsity, Apple confirmed. Intrinsity, of Austin, Tex., made a...
Chip Maker Intrinsity Moving to North Korea

PlayJam Sticks It To The Video Game Giants

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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. It’s been six months since PlayJam’s GameStick started its off-again, on-again Kickstarter campaign that netted it nearly $650,000 — well beyond its $100,000 goal. While it attracted less than a tenth...
PlayJam Sticks It To The Video Game Giants

Apple Poised to Unseat Intel as Top Mobile Chip Company

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Apple is today the world’s second largest mobile chip company. By year’s end it could be the first, surpassing even industry juggernaut Intel. (Caveat: Samsung manufacturers Apple’s processors) So says research outfit InStat, which just finished up a survey of the chip market that shows Apple on a sharp upward...
Apple Poised to Unseat Intel as Top Mobile Chip Company
Code bits hint at an Nvidia Tegra 4 Chromebook
More details shake loose on Apple's A6 chip, including a $500M development effort

Intel Chips To Power Nissan Vehicle ‘Infotainment’

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By Shara Tibken Intel processors will soon be powering the “infotainment” systems in new Nissan Motor vehicles, the chip company said, continuing its efforts to broaden beyond its core PC market. Intel’s Atom processor–which is used in the low-end laptops known as netbooks and is starting to appear in some...
Intel Chips To Power Nissan Vehicle ‘Infotainment’

Apple Reportedly Working with Australian Firm Microlatch on Fingerprint Recognition

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Even as AuthenTec's board of directors appears to moving toward approval of Apple's $356 million acquisition of the fingerprint sensor chip company, a new report suggests that Apple is also drawing on other expertise to assist with its mobile payments effort. According to The Australian (subscription required), Apple has signed...
Apple Reportedly Working with Australian Firm Microlatch on Fingerprint Recognition

Intel Capital Joins Big Switch Funding Round

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Big Switch Networks, the software-defined networking startup that came out of stealth mode last year, has a new investor in its Series B round of venture capital funding: Intel Capital. The venture arm of the world’s biggest chip company joins other investors — including Goldman Sachs, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures...
Intel Capital Joins Big Switch Funding Round

Meet Trustonic, A New Approach To Mobile Security

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One of the more vexing problems yet to be fully solved with the shift to mobile computing is security. As consumers and corporate users shift away from using PCs and more toward smart phones and tablets for banking and commerce, the need to secure those devices and what’s done on...
Meet Trustonic, A New Approach To Mobile Security
Audience's super-smart audio chips promise far better sound quality for cell phones

Silicon Labs to buy Ember for $72M for Internet of things

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The over a decade-old company that makes the building blocks — chips, gear and software — for ZigBee-based wireless networks is finally being acquired. Austin-based chip company Silicon Labs announced on Monday that it has acquired Boston-based Ember for $72 million. Ember was founded back in 2001 and backed by...
Silicon Labs to buy Ember for $72M for Internet of things

Intel Makes $140 Million Deal With Cray

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Intel agreed to pay supercomputer maker Cray $140 million for networking assets, giving the chip company a boost in the high-performance computing market....
Intel Makes $140 Million Deal With Cray

The chip company that dares to battle Intel

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It's 9:30 A.M. on a Friday in Cambridge, England, and ARM CEO Warren East looks annoyed. Bloomberg has just reported that UBS has downgraded his company's stock to a sell. The news is plausible, since ARM (which used to stand for Advanced RISC Machine) depends on the troubled cellphone market....
The chip company that dares to battle Intel

Intel Picks Brian Krzanich To Be The New CEO (INTC)

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Intel announced Brian Krzanich will become the company's next CEO. Previously, he was COO at Intel. He will be the sixth CEO in the company's history. He takes over Intel at a particularly challenging time. The world has gone mobile without Intel. UK-based ARM has been the main driver of...
Intel Picks Brian Krzanich To Be The New CEO (INTC)

Qualcomm aims at better battery life with Summit Micro buy

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Any buyer of a new LTE smartphone will have noticed that battery life in handsets is getting worse rather than better. The increasing complexity of today’s radio technologies and mounting demands of larger screens and more powerful processors, have all conspired to make new smartphones much bigger power hogs compared...
Qualcomm aims at better battery life with Summit Micro buy

Samsung swallows up CSR mobile and location patents for $310 million

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The S-Wallet has opened and absorbed $310 million-worth of connectivity and location patents from British chip company CSR, which already supplies SiRF GPS chips to Galaxy devices. In addition to boosting its patent portfolio, Samsung also invested $34 million to buy a five percent stake in the firm itself,...
Samsung swallows up CSR mobile and location patents for $310 million

Samsung exec: We might build a Google TV

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The Korea Herald, an English-language newspaper based in South Korea, quotes an unnamed Samsung executive: “We are considering Google TVs. We are examining the business feasibility.” The television sets would run on Google’s Android operating system, already used on the company’s Nexus One and Motorola Droid phones, among other devices....
Samsung exec: We might build a Google TV
Pre-merger, Apple, AuthenTec were working on new tech together

Calxeda joins the 64-bit ARM server chip race

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ARM's efforts to jump from smartphones and tablets to servers received a vote of confidence from chip company Calxeda, which announced it has ramped up efforts to push 64-bit ARM processors into servers by 2014....
Calxeda joins the 64-bit ARM server chip race

Intel Settles New York Antitrust Case

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Intel agreed to pay $6.5 million as part of a settlement with the New York attorney general, ending the last major antitrust case awaiting trial against the chip company....
Intel Settles New York Antitrust Case
Qualcomm CEO on Windows Phone's fate: 'I never count Microsoft out'

As ARM Chief Steps Down. Successor Points to Growth

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ARM's chief executive stepped down with no drama on Tuesday. But what Warren East, the old chief, and Simon Segars, his successor, plan for the next decade is more disruptive than what the low-power chip company did by moving into most of the world's smartphones. Body computing could be part...
As ARM Chief Steps Down. Successor Points to Growth

NVIDIA's 2012 Kepler lineup revealed (possibly)

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As usual, it seems like whenever a big chip company wants to keep those key details under wraps, someone leaves a spreadsheet lying in a bar. Of course, the following information could be the product of a vengeful former employee mashing at a keyboard, so let's agree that these...
NVIDIA's 2012 Kepler lineup revealed (possibly)

Graphics Chip Designer Bolts Apple to Rejoin AMD

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Another chip designer has left Apple for chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices. According to a report by Anand Lal Shimpi on AnandTech.com, Raja Koduri, who spent the last four years at Apple overseeing its graphics chip work, has rejoined AMD. The move follows a similar one last year by Jim Keller,...
Graphics Chip Designer Bolts Apple to Rejoin AMD

Intel's First Factory Customer Touts Made-in-USA Chips

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A chip company called Achronix says the first fruits of Intel's new build-to-order service are emerging from the factory. That's a milestone for both companies, and a surprising sidelight could play into the story--worries about dependence on non-U.S. manufacturers....
Intel's First Factory Customer Touts Made-in-USA Chips
Take a peek at the secret upheaval in the chip world
With cash to burn, Samsung buys chip maker CSR's mobile business for $310M

Samsung Buys Swedish Wireless Chip Company Nanoradio

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Samsung Electronics has acquired Nanoradio, a Swedish company that develops energy-efficient chipsets for Wi-Fi, it said on Friday....
Samsung Buys Swedish Wireless Chip Company Nanoradio
Struggling AMD could sell Texas campus to save itself from going broke

AMD to lay off 15% of workforce

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Chip company Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday said it would lay off 15% of its workforce as it tries to inch back to profitability at a time when the PC market is slumping....
AMD to lay off 15% of workforce
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