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April 11, 2012 at 1:23 PM

PC sales beat expectations – up 2 percent

PC sales grew just 1.9 percent during the first quarter of 2012, according to a new report from Gartner. The research giant had predicted sales would decline 1.2 percent during the quarter. It said sales in Europe and the Middle East were better than expected, offsetting slowdowns in India and China. “While the PC industry has high…

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Comments | Topics: apple, Dell, gartner

November 15, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Wow: Intel unveils 1 teraflop chip with 50-plus cores

I thought the prospect of quad-core tablet computers was exciting. Then I saw Intel’s latest — a 1 teraflop chip, with more than 50 cores, that Intel unveiled today, running it on a test machine at the SC11 supercomputing conference in Seattle. That means my kids may take a teraflop laptop to college — if their grades…

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Comments | Topics: Cray, IBM, intel

April 13, 2011 at 2:13 PM

PC sales tumble, worst showing in years

The big two PC research firms both said first quarter PC sales were awful. Gartner and IDC had predicted it would be a slow quarter and it turned out to be worse. Events in Japan and the Middle East were factors, as were the economic situation and Apple’s iPad. But mostly people are doing fine with…

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February 15, 2011 at 5:17 PM

More details of Obama’s Oregon Intel visit

President Obama’s Friday visit to Intel’s research factory in Hillsboro, Ore., will be streamed live starting around 11:30 a.m., The Oregonian reported today. Obama’s meeting with Intel Chief Excecutive Paul Otellini at the D1D research factory and they’ll talk up Intel’s efforts to support science, technology and math education. Intel’s the prime example of the…

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February 2, 2011 at 10:31 AM

Tech pioneer Carver Mead at UW, on dawn of Intel and PC era

In a speech at the University of Washington last night, computer pioneer Carver Mead shared all sorts of anecdotes about early days in the microelectronics industry that led to the PC revolution and today’s pocket computers. Mead – who coined the term Moore’s Law – told of having one of his regular dinners with his friend…

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January 31, 2011 at 4:50 PM

UW starting silicon photonics foundry service

Drawing on the expertise of new faculty members and industry support, the University of Washington is starting a new foundry service for researchers developing silicon photonic chipsets. The idea behind OpSIS – “optoelectronic systems integration in silicon” – is to help engineers and researchers working on different projects to share the cost of fabricating chip-scale systems. It’s…

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October 19, 2010 at 10:29 AM

Intel to spend billions on NW factories and jobs

Talk about an economic stimulus package. Intel today announced plans to spend $6 billion to $8 billion to expand its U.S. manufacturing, including Oregon’s first new chip factory since 2003. The company’s building a new research and development facility in Hillsboro and upgrading others to start manufacturing 22-nanometer chips next year, according to Mike Rogoway’s…

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September 24, 2010 at 1:37 PM

Feds sue Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe for anticompetitive moves

The U.S. Department of Justice this afternoon sued six high-profile tech companies for making anticompetitive moves to protect employees from poaching. Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Pixar and Intuit made agreements “that restrained competition between them for highly skilled employees,” the department said in a news release. They agreed not to cold-call each other’s employees, which “distorted the…

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