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AMD banks on new chips to drive comeback

After a year like last year, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is shooting for some sort of comeback. The chipmaker lost a boatload of money in 2012 as its sales of personal computer processor chips plunged amid ...

dateMay 30, 2013 in Hardware
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Researchers turn cement into metal

(Phys.org) —In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur's time green with envy, scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal. This makes cement a semi-conductor ...

dateMay 27, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Catching graphene butterflies

Writing in Nature, a large international team led Dr Roman Gorbachev from The University of Manchester shows that, when graphene placed on top of insulating boron nitride, or 'white graphene', the electr ...

dateMay 15, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Graphene's high-speed seesaw

A new transistor capable of revolutionizing technologies for medical imaging and security screening has been developed by graphene researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham.

dateApr 30, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Chipmaker TSMC gets tablet, smartphone boost in 1Q

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chip manufacturer, reported an 18 percent jump in first quarter profit as increased global sales of smartphones and tablet computers boosted demand for ...

dateApr 18, 2013 in Business
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Dutch high-tech group ASML posts sharp Q1 slump

The Dutch company ASML, which supplies computer chip-making systems and is a global high-tech bellwether, posted on Wednesday sharp drops in sales and net profit for the first quarter 2013, but said it expected business to ...

dateApr 17, 2013 in Business
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