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Chipmaker AMD will cut staff by 7 percent

AMD's layoff news comes just a week after Lisa Su took over as CEO


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Intel earnings show stong revenue gains in notebooks, Internet of things

Net income is up 19 percent from a year ago, proof of healthy worldwide PC supply chain, Intel says

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Apple is now 5th largest PC maker in the world

IDC says Apple surpassed Asus to crack into the top 5 global PC makers -- though numbers from rival firm Gartner disagree

AMD replaces CEO with chip veteran Lisa Su, surprising analysts

Rory Read was doing well leading the struggling company, analysts say, but AMD also has a history of unceremoniously changing CEOs

It's official: HP will break itself in two

CEO Meg Whitman will head Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, while PC and printer business head Dion Weisler will run HP Inc.

IBM pumping more horsepower into Watson successors

IBM is adopting a new interconnect and making memory improvements for new Power servers due in 2016

Next DRAM bust will slow down chip market in 2016, Gartner says

But the semiconductor market will record fast revenue growth until then

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Unlike IBM, Lenovo to manufacture some System x servers in U.S.

Lenovo officially acquires IBM's x86 server business Wednesday, promising a seamless transition for its customers, while taking some new security-focused steps.

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Apple will consume 25% of all DRAM in the world next year

Largest DRAM makers are ramping up production to meet Apple’s growing appetite as it introduces new products over the next year

Broadcom unveils 25G Ethernet, SDN optimized chip

Cloud-scale switches based on Broadcom Tomahawk should emerge soon from vendors

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Smaller Windows PC makers nip at Apple's heels in customer satisfaction

Macs take the top spot in customer satisfaction for the 10th year in a row, but smaller Windows PCs closed the gap

Microsoft expanding Windows on Devices program

Microsoft wants to put a small version of Windows 8 on more developer boards

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Intel aims to get inside everything, not just PCs

Intel's chips now power all sorts of items you probably didn't expect: beer kegs, big-rig trucks, and wireless charging

9 nightmare sci-fi virtual realities that are closer than you think

Emerging technologies in virtual and artificial reality blur the line between science and fiction

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Review: Dell's 13G PowerEdge R730xd, a workhorse server with a kick

Hardware improvements, rich storage options, and plenty of room for expansion add up to a very fast, flexible 2U workhorse

Move over, Raspberry Pi: 7 single-board computers for geeks

Get a head start on the next tech boom by hacking together tomorrow’s Internet of things hit today

Oracle gives Exadata some backward compatibility

Database 10gR2 is now supported on Oracle's flagship 'engineered system,' although caveats apply

7 far-out technologies that are closer than you think

Some of these technology innovations sound like science fiction, but they may land in your data center sooner than you'd imagine

Microsoft tweaks Windows to lure Internet of things market, maker community

Microsoft is shipping a Galileo board with custom Windows OS to reach smart devices and Internet-connected appliances

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