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Three Japanese win physics Nobel for invention of blue LED

The long-sought blue diode allowed the creation of white-light LEDs

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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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Samsung investing $14.7 billion in new chip fabrication facility

Samsung has a significant and growing business in memories and logic chips used in mobile devices and for enterprise computing

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Next DRAM bust will slow down chip market in 2016, Gartner says

But the market will record fast revenue growth until then

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'World's smallest' 3G module will bring Internet to all sorts of devices

The U-blox SARA-U260 chip module has been certified for use on AT&T's network

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Nvidia unveils its all-new GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics processors

The new GPUs are faster, consume less power, and promise to make games more realistic.

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Why buy Intel's Broadwell chip, with Skylake waiting in the wings?

Intel sweeps its Broadwell microprocessors under the floor at IDF, and pushes Skylake as the next big thing. If you're going to buy a PC next year, maybe you should wait a bit.

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Intel shows off next-gen Skylake processor, says Edison embedded chip is shipping

As its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) kicked off, Intel presented its broad vision of processing data from wearables up through the data center.

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Wireless charging to reach PCs, tablets next year

Wireless charging will be common in laptops in a few years, much like wireless communications are today, Intel says.

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With the Core M, Intel promises thinner, cooler, more powerful PCs

Intel formally launches its Core M chips for notebooks and tablets, the first wave of its new Broadwell generation of chips. Expect dramatic improvements in performance and battery life, Intel says.

AMD FX

AMD launches new 8-core FX-series processors, drops prices on high-end chips

AMD's new FX-series processors aim to compete with Intel’s Core i5/i3 series processors.

Intel Haswell-E CPU

Intel turns its attention to desktop performance, unveils 8-core Haswell-E processor

Aimed at gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts, new chip boasts 2.6 billion transistors; supports DDR4 memory.

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Samsung starts production of 3D DDR4 DRAM modules

Samsung says the first applications for the new modules will be in enterprise servers.