Martyn WilliamsSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service Follow me on Google+

Martyn Williams covers mobile telecommunications, Silicon Valley, and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Move over flash? TDK reveals its first next-gen MRAM memory prototype

The memory chip technology is seen as a promising replacement for flash memory one day

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Sharp's funky new LCDs can be almost any shape, might wind up in your next car

The company is targeting use in car dashboards and instrument consoles

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Japan's component makers show the path forward for gadgets

They're not household names but their products drive the future of electronics

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Murata's Cheerleader robots make public debut

The cute robots will get lots of attention at this week's Ceatec

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ITC to investigate Nvidia complaint over Samsung phones, tablets

The patent infringement complaint between Nvidia and Samsung centers around display technology.

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Sharp's rich colored, LCD-challenging MEMS display coming in 2015

The new technology has lower power consumption and better colors than LCD

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A year later, Ellison apologizes for standing up his customers

The Oracle executive missed a keynote a year earlier to attend a boat race

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Eric Holder says 'worrisome' tech companies are eyeing encryption

US attorney general's remarks follow similar concerns from the FBI. But will Silicon Valley care?

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Icahn says PayPal spin-off is almost a 'no brainer'

Activist investor says PayPal needs to acquire competitors or be acquired

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Second cyberattack hits SuperValu grocery stores' payment systems

The Minnesota-based supermarket chain says technology installed after the first attack greatly reduced the severity of the second

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Report: Softbank in talks to buy Dreamworks Animation

Japanese telecom carrier said to want animated movie producer

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Top EU official tells Uber and Germany: Start talking!

Neelie Kroes takes to Twitter after the latest German court ban on Uber services

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Credit card breach that hit Jimmy John's is larger than originally thought

An additional 108 restaurants were also affected, said credit-card processor Signature Systems

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Symantec names Michael Brown as new CEO

The company is trying to reverse a decline with the slide of the PC market, and the interim CEO, Michael Brown, was the best candidate.

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FAA clears movie and TV drones for takeoff

The decision is the first step in allowing wider use of drones by companies in Hollywood and elsewhere for video production.