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Intel aims for faster Thunderbolt with PCI-Express 3.0

Intel is working to boost data transfer speeds with a faster pipe on Thunderbolt, a high-speed connector technology that link computers with peripherals.

Apple's new A5X chip may be for iPad only, analysts say

Apple delivered a performance breakthrough Wednesday with its new A5X processor for the iPad, but it's possible that this chip won't make its way into the next iPhone.

Price of DRAM plunges to all-time low of around $1

Prices of DDR3 DRAM memory used in laptops and desktops have dipped to an all-time low of around $1, and will continue to fall, which could help PC makers pack more memory into computers, according to analysts.

Samsung decides to spin off LCD business

Samsung Electronics has decided to spin off the company's LCD (liquid crystal display) panel manufacturing unit.

Seagate: Shortage of disk drives to continue through 2012

Seagate Technology says that supply of hard disk drives will continue to fall short of demand as a result of flooding in Thailand.

Impact of Thailand floods continues to bite tech industry

A hard disk drive shortage caused by flooding in Thailand is forcing some high-tech companies to alter their revenue forecasts.

Gartner: Apple is the world's biggest buyer of semiconductors

Apple became the biggest buyer of semiconductors last year, ahead of Samsung Electronics and Hewlett-Packard, Gartner said on Tuesday.

IBM smashes Moore's Law, cuts bit size to 12 atoms

IBM announced that after five years of work, its researchers have been able to reduce from about one million to 12 the number of atoms required to create a bit of data.

Samsung to buy Sony's share of LCD panel joint company for $934 million

Sony said Monday it will sell off its entire stake in an LCD (liquid crystal display) manufacturing joint venture with Samsung Electronics for $934 million.

Remains of the Day: Frenemy fire

Samsung tries to recast its tablet as forbidden fruit, Siri goes abroad and learns some new tricks here at home, and Walter Isaacson is going to milk his cash cow until the, uh, cows come home. And stare at him accusatorily.

Apple MacBook component factory in China still shut down

Chinese authorities continue to inspect a factory that produces aluminum casings for Apple's MacBook laptops, following residents' complaints of unbearable odors coming from the facility.

Remains of the Day: If you don't have anything nice to say

Apple's policies on employees’ behavior online have been revealed and they're...well...pretty reasonable, actually. Elsewhere, the Grand Central Apple Store prepares to pull out of (into?) the station, and might the Mac Pro finally see an update?

Former Apple exec Papermaster joins AMD

Advanced Micro Devices has appointed former Apple iPhone development chief Mark Papermaster as chief technology officer, where he will take charge of developing AMD's future microprocessors and hardware.

Samsung, Micron back new memory type to challenge DDR3

Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology on Thursday announced the creation of a consortium around a new low-power memory called Hybrid Memory Cube, which could...

Speedy Thunderbolt devices slowly coming to market

Months after Thunderbolt made its debut, devices that take advantage of the high-speed technology are making their way to consumers quite slowly.