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Apple orders spur growth for Taiwanese parts makers

Two Taiwanese firms that make touchscreen panels for Apple have reported sharp first-quarter revenue gains, which analysts said came from soaring demand for iPhones and iPads.

Intel to bring 3D transistors to next-generation chips

Intel has advanced its chip manufacturing technology with three-dimensional transistors that could make PCs, smartphones and tablets faster and more...

Remains of the Day: Location, location, location

Members of Congress have many questions about iPhone location logging, and they're not afraid to ask. Elsewhere, Greenpeace has reengaged Apple, Cupertino may be handing out supercharged iPhones, and the prevalence of cheap games may be--surprise--hurting expensive games.

Remains of the Day: In a flash

Is Apple making some under-the-hood changes to the MacBook Air? And, if the iPad is now available at more stores, how come people are still lining up? Finally, while the iPad may be good for me and good for you, is it really good for America?

Sony restarts more quake-hit plants, supply problems remain

Sony has partially resumed production at all but two of its factories that were hit by the March 11 massive earthquake in Japan.

Remains of the Day: The Google Supremacy

The iPad 2's hogging all the available touchscreens, AT&T and Verizon have to play nice with the little guys, and how much could a Twitter spy even say in 140 characters?

Remains of the Day: The iPad is on fire

The iPad 2 is selling so quick, you can't even get a paper mock-up. Elsewhere, Asus and Toyota get smacked down for bad decisions in marketing, and Apple makes a move to cut down on conflict.

Panasonic, NEC reopen some plants halted after Japan quake

Panasonic and NEC restarted production on Wednesday at some factories that had been halted after a major earthquake hit eastern Japan on March 11.

Companies recover in aftermath of Japan earthquake

Companies with operations in Japan are repairing factories and accounting for employees as recovery continues in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Japanese disaster could affect Apple flash memory supply

Last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan may put a crimp in Apple's supply of flash memory, but its problem will pale in comparison to smaller firms, analysts say.

Flash, DRAM prices spike on worries over supplies from Japan

The price of NAND flash memory, which has grown in importance as the main data storage in iPads, iPhones, and other mobile devices, has increased by as much as 20 percent since the earthquake struck as companies try to figure out if chip factories in the area were damaged.

iPhone 5 expected to boast same dual-core A5 chip as iPad 2

Coders plunged into the iOS 4.3 firmware Apple has released ahead of the iPad 2 launch and found clues that the next iPhone will sport the same dual-core A5 processor featured in the new tablet.

With Hitachi buy, Western Digital moves further ahead of rivals

While Western Digital faces hurdles with product overlap, its planned buyout of hard drive maker Hitachi GST is a good thing for both the company and the marketplace, analysts say.

Peripheral makers get ready for Thunderbolt

If MacBook Pro users are to reap the benefits of Thunderbolt's faster data transfer speeds, they'll need peripherals that take advantage of the connectivity technology. Macworld spoke to several device makers about their plans for Thunderbolt.

Intel's Thunderbolt gets off the ground

Intel's Thunderbolt interconnect technology, formerly called Light Peak, has emerged from the company's lab and will soon find its way into products.