News tagged with computer manufacturers

Samsung takes 3 percent stake in ASML

(AP)—ASML Holding NV says that Samsung Electronics Co. has agreed to buy a 3 percent stake in it for €500 million ($625 million), following the lead of other key computer chip manufacturers Intel Corp. and Taiwan Semiconductor ...

Aug 27, 2012
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Intel takes stake in ASML

ASML Holding NV, the world's largest supplier of equipment to computer chip manufacturers, said Monday that Intel Corp. intends to take a 15 percent stake in the company for around $3.07 billion and also help ...

Jul 09, 2012
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Swarming drones could save lives at sea

(Phys.org) -- Inspired by the swarming patterns of animals in nature, a UNSW aerospace engineering PhD student is using biomimicry to improve the marine search and rescue capabilities of unmanned aerial vehicles ...

Jul 09, 2012
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New 'metamaterial' practical for optical advances

(Phys.org) -- Researchers have taken a step toward overcoming a key obstacle in commercializing "hyperbolic metamaterials," structures that could bring optical advances including ultrapowerful microscopes, computers and solar ...

May 15, 2012
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PC shipments to improve in 2012, but still modest

(AP) -- Worldwide shipments of personal computers will pick up in the second half of the year with the debut of a new Windows operating system and the broader availability of notebooks that are thin like tablet computers, ...

Mar 20, 2012
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Microchips' optical future

Computer chips are one area where the United States still enjoys a significant manufacturing lead over the rest of the world. In 2011, five of the top 10 chipmakers by revenue were U.S. companies, and Intel, ...

Feb 15, 2012
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Dutch hi-tech company ASML profits rise

ASML, key global supplier of computer chip-making systems and high-tech bellwether, Wednesday posted record sales for 2011 alongside a fourth-quarter slump of nearly 30 percent in net income.

Jan 18, 2012
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Video gaming gets back to roots in Paris show

From the 1970s table-tennis game "Pong" to the fast-paced, total-immersion of modern-day hits like "Call of Duty", a new show retracing the four-decade history of the video game opened Thursday in Paris.

Nov 10, 2011
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Thailand flooding could affect PC supplies, prices

(AP) -- The personal computer industry, already reeling from depressed demand, has been dealt another setback: Massive flooding in Thailand has curtailed production of a critical component - computer storage ...

Oct 19, 2011
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