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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...

Amazon interested in Texas Instruments' mobile chip division

Amazon is in “advanced negotiations” to acquire Texas Instruments’ OMAP chip division, according to Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist. The company is reportedly looking to bolster its mobile device division and the move would allow it to better compete with industry…

HP intros Passport 1912nm "Internet Monitor" and new IPS displays

HP has unveiled a handful of new desktop displays including an all-in-one "Internet Monitor" that runs a cloud-centric operating system. The Passport 1912nm serves as a "visitor hub," supplying basic Web access to lobbies, hotels, waiting rooms, airports and other such environments...

HSA Foundation announced, AMD licenses ARM technology

AMD, ARM, Imagination Technologies, MediaTek, and Texas Instruments on Tuesday announced the formation of the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation, a new non-profit consortium that seeks to "define and promote an open, standards-based approach to heterogeneous computing that will provide…

Texas Instruments to buy National Semiconductor for $6.5b

Texas Instruments today signed an agreement to purchase fellow chipmaker National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion or about $25 per share, a hefty premium over National's closing price today of $14.07. The all-cash transaction has already been approved by both company…