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Cray to provide supercomputer to Kyoto University
News & Analysis  
11/30/2011   1 comment
Supercomputer maker Cray has been contracted to build a new supercomputer for the Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies at Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan.
EC clears way for Western Digital, Hitachi deal
News & Analysis  
11/23/2011   2 comments
Hardware manufacturer Western Digital has overcome a major hurdle on its path to purchasing Hitachi GST, with the European Union's competition regulator giving the deal a green light, as long as WD manages to sell off its production operations for 3.5-inch disc drives.
Nanya asks ITC to block Elpida DRAMs
News & Analysis  
11/22/2011   1 comment
Taiwanese DRAM vendor Nanya has said it has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against Elpida Memory Inc., Elpida Memory (USA) Inc., and Kingston Technology Co. Inc. alleging patent infringement.
China, GPUs on the rise in Top 500 list
News & Analysis  
11/14/2011   4 comments
China and graphics processors—especially from Nvidia—are on the rise in the latest list of the world's Top 500 Supercomputers.
HP, Dell top Greenpeace green list; RIM fails
News & Analysis  
11/11/2011   4 comments
Environmental watchdog, Greenpeace, has released the 17th edition of its Guide to Greener Electronics, ranking TV, PC and phone makers on their policies and practices to reduce their carbon footprints.
Thai floods to speed up transition to SSDs
News & Analysis  
11/11/2011   13 comments
The Taiwanese hardware and component channel could be badly hit as a result of the crippling floods in Thailand which have resulted in hard disc drive (HDD) shortages globally, though the move could speed up the transition to solid state drives (SSDs) according to sources.
Facebook may open cloud center in Taiwan
News & Analysis  
11/8/2011   2 comments
Facebook Inc. is to open Asia’s largest cloud data center in Taiwan, it has been reported.
Hadoop is focus for Accel's $100M fund
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11/8/2011   Post a comment
Silicon Valley venture capital firm Accel Partners has launched a $100 million fund centered on Hadoop and will host an event on the topic early next year.
Calling all hackers: Occupy Hardware Street
Blog  
11/7/2011   20 comments
Software developers, you are the 99 percent of the electronics industry these days, so unite, raise your voices and claim your power.
TSMC sees signs of market turning up
News & Analysis  
11/7/2011   9 comments
Although foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. suffered a third quarter that was down sequentially against its second quarter, the company is starting to see signs of a turn in the market, according to its leading European executive.
SIA mulls European debt crisis
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11/4/2011   Post a comment
Chip luminaries paused to celebrate their successes and assess the challenges ahead—including the European debt crisis-- at the annual SIA dinner.


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