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The search giant could switch from the currently favoured x86 processors designed by Intel to their customized system based on ARM designs

Arm strong, but with a warning

Arm Holdings has sounded a note of caution about electronic goods sales this Christmas, overshadowing a better-than-expected second-quarter where its technology, already dominant in mobile phones and tablets, was licensed for use in more new products.

Imagination hopes techies will want its chips with everything

Imagination Technologies, which designs the chips that power Apple's iPad2 computer, believes that the number of devices containing its kit will surge to one billion a year before 2016.

Chief executive resigns from AMD

Advanced Micro Devices, the microchip maker, declared last night that it wanted a chief executive able to produce "significant growth, establish market leadership and generate superior financial returns" – and announced the resignation of the current boss, Dirk Meyer.

The Secret History Of: The Roberts RT1 transistor radio

My grandmother had one and so, possibly did yours. The Roberts transistor radio, with its leather case, was the classic radio of the Sixties. Designed by Leslie Bidmead, who went into a business partnership with Harry Roberts in 1932, the RT1 was, according to company lore, probably based on the shape of Bidmead's handbag.

Intel knocks $1bn off profit forecasts

The US semiconductor giant Intel warned yesterday that third-quarter revenues could fall short of its own estimates by more than $1bn (£649m) on weaker-than-expected demand for personal computers.

Intel settles claim that it tried to stifle rivals

Intel, the world's largest maker of computer chips, has agreed to stop using anti-competitive practices against its rivals. The move will settle accusations that it abused its market dominance, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said.

Sharp plans to launch 3D smartphone this year

Sharp plans to take on Apple's iPhone by the end of the year, with the international launch of a smartphone featuring a 3D panel that can be viewed without special glasses, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Investment Column: Hold on to high-quality ARM Holdings

Provident Financial; Games Workshop

Netbooks to get smaller, faster and cheaper

Intel plans to shrink netbooks even further with its latest range of Atom processors, which feature built in graphics as well as a smaller, more energy efficient design.

Chips are down as Intel sued in US

The US Federal Trade Commission sued Intel yesterday, looking to block pricing deals and other tactics the government said the world's biggest chip maker has used to snuff out competition.

Intel hit with lawsuit over competition abuses

Intel, the world's leading microchip maker, which is already facing the largest European Union fine for anti-competitive practices, was yesterday hit with further legal action in its main market, the US.

Intel pays out $1.2 billion to chip maker rival

Intel is paying Silicon Valley rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) $1.25 billion (£749 million) to squash a legal battle over Intel's sales tactics, a rift that led to antitrust charges against Intel in several countries and was headed toward a costly and nasty trial next year.

Intel's Core i7 goes mobile

Today's big news from the Intel Developer Forum was new mobile CPUs designed for power users, gamers and multimedia enthusiasts.

Ericsson sees profits slump 61 per cent

Ericsson, the telecoms equipment maker, saw profits plunge more than 60 per cent in the three months to June as the downturn continues to batter the industry around the world.

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