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Qualcomm becomes world's third largest semiconductor supplier

It's been a rough year for the semiconductor industry according to iSuppli, with 59 of the 157 leading suppliers expected to see revenue declines. Overall, chip revenue is projected to fall by 2.3% (over $7 billion) in 2012 as double-digit drops plague seven of the top 20 outfits...

IBM brings carbon nanotube-based chips one step closer to reality

Scientists at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. are making substantial progress on what is expected to be the successor to silicon-based microprocessors. Carbon nanotubes have been arranged on the surface of a silicon wafer to create…