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China to Spend $5 Billion on Microchip Industry

The Chinese government is spending almost $5 billion on a new fund to support the country’s microchip industry, as China moves to bolster what it has long considered a strategically important segment of its economy.

What Has the Titan Supercomputer Been Up To Lately? You Won’t Believe It.

Scientists are simulating how cells communicate, which could eventually lead to ways to stop diseases in their tracks.
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In Chip Deal, Singapore’s Avago to Acquire LSI for $6.6 Billion

The deal is being financed with bank loans and a $1 billion investment from private equity firm Silver Lake.
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Microsoft’s Xbox One Costs $90 More to Build Than Sony’s PS4, Teardown Shows

Another unprofitable gaming system hits the shelves.
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Sony’s PlayStation 4 Costs $381 to Build — Only $18 Under Retail Price — In Teardown

A tiny profit margin and maybe even a loss.
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The World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer Is Still in China

What the top American machine lacks in raw power, it makes up for in efficiency.
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Don’t Get Too Excited About GlobalFoundries and Apple — At Least, Not Just Yet

A subcontracting deal may be in the offing.
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iPad Air Has Spendier Display, Costs Less to Make Than Earlier Models

The latest teardown report by research firm IHS shows where Apple is spending more, and less, on its new device.
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SK Hynix Third-Quarter Profit Rises Sharply

SK Hynix Inc. posted a sharp rise in net profit in the third quarter as strong chip prices and surging demand from mobile phone makers helped offset any supply shortfalls from a recent fire at its China factory.

Dadi Perlmutter to Leave Intel Early Next Year

An end to a 34-year career.
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