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Reports: Western Digital no longer favoured in Toshiba chip bid

Toshiba is reportedly favouring a group led by Bain Capital as it decides who to sell its semiconductor business to. With just hours to go until the deadline, talks with rival bidder Western Digital are said to have stalled amid external pressure.

US judge pauses quest to block sale of Toshiba chip unit

San Francisco - A California judge put on hold Friday a request by Western Digital to block the sale of Toshiba's chip division, suggesting a more collaborative order.

Thinner semiconductors from IBM help with the digital revolution

Researchers are developing a new method for creating thinner semiconductors through modifications to crystals. This promises to help ease in new generation of solar power.

Essential Science: Spider silk inspires new electronics

The silk spun by spiders to make a web seems to have little to do with the development of next generation electronics. However, scientists at Rice University have discovered band gaps in spider silk which could have a big impact on electronics.

Next generation tech needs a diamond at the heart

Diamonds have many useful properties, aside from being prized jewels. One such application is as semiconductors and, as a new application, they could become the basis of a new generation of electronic devices.

Aiding semiconductors through human noise

Understanding how human cells respond to “noise” could lead to advances with the functionality of semiconductor chips, according to an interesting new research project.

Phosphorus could make an ideal semiconductor

Houston - Phosphorus is an ideal candidate for nano-electronic applications that require stable properties, according to a new study.

Scientists find a way to ‘tune’ graphene

Researchers continue to work on the wonder material of the age: graphene. Part of this involves ‘fine tuning’ the material in preparation to make a new generation of ‘superconductors’.

Alternative to silicon semiconductors

Time to re-name 'Silicon Valley'? Researchers have announced silicon alternatives for semiconductors to be used in future computers and next-generation electronics.

Pentagon announce policy to combat counterfeit semiconductors

Washington - A newly finalized U.S. Department of Defense rule that reduces the risk of counterfeit semiconductor products being used by the U.S. military has been issued. The measures aim to control the procurement of semiconductors and other electronic parts.

Intel buys fitness-tracking band maker Basis

San Francisco - Intel announced it has bought fitness-tracking band maker Basis Science as part of a move into the hot wearable computing market.The California-based chip maker on Tuesday did not disclose how much it paid for Basis, which makes a strap-on wrist band t...

Infineon hopes to lift sales in Q2 after weak Q1

Frankfurt - German semiconductors giant Infineon said on Thursday it hopes to lift sales in the second quarter and is sticking to its full-year, despite a weak first quarter.

Semiconductors to give BMW split personality

Sweet!... I wouldn't might having this convenience if I could afford one of the cars that is.. hehe

Silicon and Sun

Nice to see some have their "Thinking Caps On"... :)
 

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