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With chip fabs gone, IBM's hardware future will be in high-end design

After selling chip-making operations to GlobalFoundries, IBM will focus on designing faster chips and Watson-like computers

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GlobalFoundries to take over IBM's semiconductor unit in $1.3 billion deal

The chip maker is getting factories, patents, employees -- and a $1.3 billion payment from IBM

Apple's iPad Air 2 chip paves the way for new devices

Apple's A8X chip could be used in the next Apple TV, 4K TV, gaming devices or even Macs

Samsung sticks to US PC market with $249.99 Chromebook 2

Samsung's Chromebook 2 NP900X3E-A02US will ship in the U.S. next week for US$249.99

Apple jumps to a 5K display with the new iMac

Apple's 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display is priced at $2,499

China's chip investments potentially more good than bad for TSMC

TSMC is hoping it has more to gain than lose from China's investments into its local semiconductor industry

Asus' dual tablet-smartphone Padfone X Mini comes to the US next week

The Padfone X Mini will first ship on Oct. 23 through AT&T for $199 with a two-year contract

Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro excels as a laptop, but doesn't win as a tablet

The fancy hinge and excellent high resolution screen don't justify the $1,350 starting price

Drive your suitcase around with Denso's in-wheel system

The X-mobility motorized wheel concept can be controlled by mobile devices

Dell pushes laptop chip clock speed to 4.4GHz in Alienware 18

The 4.4GHz chip Core i7-4940MX is Intel's fastest mobile processor ever

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Omron Image Sensors Designed to be 'Eyes' of IoT

The face-recognition cameras could be used for video games and child monitoring

AMD replaces CEO with chip veteran Su, surprising analysts

Rory Read was doing well leading the struggling company, analysts say

PC shipments down just slightly in the third quarter, IDC says

Worldwide shipments fell 1.7 percent from a year ago, beating IDC projections

Rohm shows the Swiss army knife of sensors

Rohm's wearable key device is a prototype built to show manufacturers what they can do with its components

Belkin says router outages should be resolved

Older wireless routers were affected, including the F9K1102, F9K1105, F9K1113, F9K1102, F9K1105 and F9K1116

Micron provides a software view into new co-processor

A software kit for programmers should give developers an idea how the co-processor could work

Nvidia improves laptop gaming, battery life with new flagship GPUs

Nvidia says its GeForce GTX 980M and 970M GPUs are the company's fastest laptops graphics cards

Three Japanese win physics Nobel for invention of blue LED

The long-sought blue diode allowed the creation of white-light LEDs

Japan's component makers show the path forward for gadgets

They're not household names but their products drive the future of electronics

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