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March 29, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Intel Corp. on Wednesday unveiled a new lineup of processors slated for production this year that promise a performance boost and energy savings because of the transition to a new manufacturing technology. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel has spent heavily to equip its factories to produce chips on 45-nanometer technology, which shrinks the circuitry's width to 45-billionths of a meter.
March 27, 2007 | From Reuters
IBM Corp. said Monday that it had developed a tiny chip capable of transmitting an entire high-definition movie in a single second, a breakthrough that could make computers faster and more energy-efficient. The chip was made using existing production methods. It works by converting electrical signals to laser light, allowing it to transmit 160 gigabits of data per second, enough to handle telephone traffic for all of New York City.
March 14, 2007 | Don Lee, Times Staff Writer
Intel Corp. has received government approval to build a $2.5-billion microchip manufacturing operation in China's northeastern coastal city of Dalian, a regulatory agency in Beijing said Tues- day. The long-rumored investment would be a significant boost for China's high-tech industry and the nation's bid to become a leading producer of high-value goods.
March 13, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Intel Corp. Chairman Craig R. Barrett and Chief Executive Paul S. Otellini may have lost e-mail relevant to antitrust claims brought by rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc., a lawyer for AMD told a court official. The Intel officers apparently were unaware that procedures weren't in place to preserve the correspondence, the lawyer told Vincent J. Poppiti, a special master appointed to investigate the missing e-mail.
March 9, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
National Semiconductor Corp., a maker of chips that manage power in electronic devices, said fiscal third-quarter profit dropped 45% after demand fell from chip distributors and makers of phones and liquid crystal displays. Net income declined to $71.5 million, or 22 cents a share, from $130.1 million, or 37 cents, a year earlier, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company said. Sales fell 21% to $431 million.
March 6, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Intel Corp. and semiconductor developer AmberWave Systems Corp. settled lawsuits over patents for ways to make chips. Under the accord, Intel will license AmberWave's technology for 10 years. The companies also agreed to continue talks and evaluate Salem, N.H.-based AmberWave's research and development efforts. All other terms are confidential, Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel said.
February 27, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Intel Corp. plans to spend $1 billion to $1.5 billion to overhaul its semiconductor production facility in New Mexico to manufacture computer chips with next-generation technology. The Rio Rancho factory is expected to begin producing 45-nanometer chips -- meaning they will have features as tiny as 45-billionths of a meter -- in the second half of 2008, Intel said Monday. The transistors on such chips are so small that more than 30 million can fit onto the head of a pin.
February 23, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Wall Street turned in a mixed performance Thursday as Iran's refusal to suspend uranium enrichment rattled investors and tempered a tech rally spurred by a strong outlook from chip maker Analog Devices. Investors were uneasy after a United Nations official said Iran did not agree to Security Council demands to suspend its nuclear program. Also hurting stocks was a U.S.
February 22, 2007 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Enough with the dillydallying. It's time to get the lead out. That seemed to be the rallying cry Wednesday when nearly 10,000 space-age engineers gathered in Los Angeles to talk motherboards, modules and meltdowns as the computer circuit world faces its biggest challenge in its 70-year existence. The experts are attending the Printed Circuits Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
February 21, 2007 | From Reuters
The U.S. semiconductor industry appears to have worked through an inventory glut that had hurt fourth-quarter earnings and sent shares tumbling. Analysts said they expected shares of companies that make microchips to rise in the coming months as orders increased from customers that were using up inventory in the fourth quarter.
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