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DRAM prices jump despite reasurrances after facility fire

Prices of DRAM chips have continued to climb after a major Hynix FAB plant was damaged by fire last week.

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12 of the coolest technologies we spotted at IDF 2013

There was a lot of great new products on display at this year's Intel Developer Forum, including powerful new CPUs, power-sipping SoCs, and PCs in brand-new form factors.

SK Hynix shifting more production to DRAM after price jump

SK Hynix will increase DRAM production at its headquarters, the company said Friday, following a price spike in memory chips after a fire at a company factory in China.

The legend of Jack Kilby: 55 years of the integrated circuit

Jack Kilby demonstrated the first integrated circuit to executives at Texas Instruments 55 years ago. Though crude, his small invention changed the face of electronics and made possible much of today's technology.

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Five benchmarking world records bite the dust at the Intel Developer Forum

Expert overclockers use liquid nitrogen to push gaming rigs to the limit, setting all-new benchmarking records.

The astounding evolution of the hard drive

Invented more than 50 years ago, the hard drive has transformed from a room-size appliance capable of storing just a few megabytes of data, to a pocket-size device that can stash terabytes.

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Intel challenges ARM with new Quark chips for wearables; shows off Bay Trail, Broadwell

Intel launched its Intel Developer Forum Tuesday by announcing a new line of Quark embedded chips, while showing off PCs running next-generation "Bay Trail" Atom and "Broadwell" Core chips.

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AMD describes more fruits of ARM embedded partnership

AMD discloses four chips for the embedded market, as the chipmaker diversifies beyond PCs.

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Seagate to offer hard-drive failure insurance

Seagate announced plans Monday to offer data recovery and drive-replacement services for all its hard drives, provided the consumer pays an insurance fee up front.

Western Digital continues buying into SSDs, acquires Virident

Western Digital is continuing its acquisition spree of flash storage companies, announcing a definitive agreement to buy enterprise solid-state drive (SSD) vendor Virident for $685 million.

From calculators to tablets, Intel focuses on the mobile era

Look for a road map for Intel's shift to the mobile era to be outlined at next week's Intel Developer Forum.

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Chip makers see opportunities in hot wearable-computer market

Wearable devices present an opportunity for chip makers to use technologies that may have not been successful to date, says an analyst.

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Dousing rumors: Inferno at Hynix factory won't spark high-priced RAMpocalypse

The rumors and speculation came fast and furious after a Hynix production facility was engulfed in flame, but the damage wasn't really all that bad.