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Intel's new mobile lineup: Desktop performance in portable packaging

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Intel's most powerful new mobile CPUs will feature Intel's best new integrated graphics processor. But you might not find them in Ultrabooks.

Intel buys satellite navigation chips business from ST-Ericsson

Intel has confirmed that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the Global Navigation Satellite System business of ST-Ericsson, extending its investments in positioning technology. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Intel Atom will reportedly power Samsung tablet

The forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 will reportedly run on an Intel Atom processor, which would be a big win in the mobile space for the chipmaker.

Cut custom circuit boards with the Othermill

The Othermill aims to be a portable, desktop CNC machine that could help you build a custom-made printed circuit board.

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Toshiba 64-gigabit NAND flash with 19 nanometer process

Toshiba shrinks 64Gbit flash chips, but still lags Samsung

Toshiba said it will soon begin mass producing a new type of 64Gbit NAND flash that is the smallest and fastest in its class, though it still lags rival Samsung Electronics in the development of an even denser flash technology.

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Intel loses ground as world's top semiconductor company, survey says

As Intel mulls a plan to expand its contract-manufacturing operations, IC Insights says the company has lost ground as the world's top semiconductor company to chip suppliers benefitting from the success of mobile devices.

Carbon nanotubes could be the future of transistor technology

Though chip transistors have traditionally been made with silicon, a team from USC has developed carbon nanotubes that could replace silicon and allow for faster transistors.

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Panasonic multi-band for M2M networks

Panasonic creates multi-band M2M chip with 20-year lifespan

Panasonic has developed a tiny, low-power chip for sensor networks and Internet-connected appliances, which it says is the first to support a broad range of frequency bands.

Consortium takes steps to break multicore programming barriers

Programming for multicore systems can be complex, so an industry consortium led by Advanced Micro Devices has taken a step ahead in its goal to eliminate development challenges so applications are portable across devices, architectures and operating systems

Future of computer interaction on display in Paris

The future of computing comes to Paris this week with the annual Computer Human Interaction (CHI) conference, which showcases new approaches to the way users connect with electronics.

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Computer interaction conference promises cutting-edge demos

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There will be a ton of interesting research and prototypes on display at the Computer Human Interaction (CHI) conference in Paris this week.

Western Digital rolls out ultra-slim 5mm Ultrabook drives

If you want the thinnest of Ultrabooks but don't need a costly SSD, WD's new thin and slim 5mm hard drives—in standard and hybrid varieties—can save you both space and dough.

Wall Street Beat: Tech bellwethers report mixed quarter

Some of the biggest names in IT including IBM, Microsoft, Google and Intel reported quarterly earnings this week, revealing a picture of the tech sector that, while not as gloomy as had been feared, is nevertheless mixed.