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Violin Memory names replacement for fired CEO

The company chose former Metaswitch Networks CEO Kevin DeNuccio

Apple gobbled up the most chips in 2013 -- is that bad?

Apple easily outspent every other technology company in buying up chips during 2014, according to a new report. But does that give the edge to Samsung?

It's official: Toshiba owns OCZ's SSD business

The Silicon Valley SSD maker is now part of Toshiba but will continue to operate independently

Three-year, 27,000 drive study reveals the most reliable hard drive makers

Who makes the most reliable hard drives? Backblaze's vast server farms may hold the answer.

Intel to reduce its workforce by 5 percent this year

The chip giant sees the PC market stabilizing, but forecasts a year of flat sales ahead.

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Five components that will rock your next smartphone

Processors, memory, screens and sensors are all getting an upgrade, giving you a preview of what to expect from 2014's flagship phones.

Thunderbolt 2 cables are now longer, and more expensive

Other World Computing starts selling a 30-meter optical cable for $899, and Corning shows a 61-meter cable

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Intel set to bring next-gen DDR4 DRAM memory to computers later this year

Intel is bringing support for DDR4 memory to its server chips code-named Grantley, which are based on the Haswell architecture, sources said

Intel CEO points toward wearable future with ‘smart earbud’, smartwatch

Intel chief Brian Krzanich launches a wave of wearables at his CES 2014 keynote along with a new version of its Quark embedded processor, code-named Edison.

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GlobalFoundries names former Motorola Mobility chief as CEO

Sanjay Jha's remit will include moving its Malta, New York, facility to 14nm technology

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Freescale wants to kickstart DIY wearables with new Warp development kit

Freescale's mini-computer called Warp allows DIYers and device makers prototype wearable devices

New types of RAM could revolutionize your PC

MRAM and RRAM chips are starting to move beyond niche and could change your PC experience in a few years.

Chip orders offer a clue that PC sales are due for a boost

A major Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer has reportedly received large orders for PC and smartphone chips, offering a hint of products to come.