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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

Jarvis Porter chief steps down

RICHARD BREWSTER (pictured) has stepped down as chief executive of Jarvis Porter, to be replaced by Hugh Donaldson, after pressure from City institutions disappointed at the label-maker's faltering growth. Over the last seven years Mr Brewster has built Jarvis up into Europe's largest maker of labels for the necks of drinks bottles and health and beauty products. It also makes labels for electronic components.

Cold winds howl through Silicon Glen

Clydeside is facing up to the realisation that the hi-tech jobs boom was a false dawn, writes Charles Arthur

Rosy prospects for chip makers despite layoffs

News Analysis: Industry revenues are expected to grow by 11.5% this year

IBM goes for mini microchips

A NEW generation of even smaller, even faster microchips will soon be incorporated into consumer items after years of development by the computer giant IBM.

Outlook: When the chips are down, chop here

Outlook: When the chips are down, chop here

Profits fall in edible oils

Profits fall in edible oils

Smaller Companies: Lights turn to green for CML

CML Microsystems makes electronic components for communications and traffic controls, writes Richard Phillips. Interim figures, just out, show a respectable improvement in sales, up 12 per cent to pounds 9.38m.

Intel under federal microscope over claims of anti-competitive practices

Intel is the undisputed king of the micro-processor industry. Now under investigation for possible anti-competitive practices, it may be wondering if it is too big for its own good. David Usborne in New York examines the threat to the company.

SMALLER COMPANIES : Crystal-gazing at IOC's future

Trying to judge whether a small, hi-tech firm is fairly valued by the market is an uncertain business, writes Richard Phillips.

Chips and a lifelong passion

Gordon Moore of Intel has been improving silicon chip technology for 29 years - and he still has no plans to retire.

Network: Welcome to the CD-Rom hire shop

A world of games and 'edutainment' is on its way. Steve Homer reports

Revolution in microchip technology

Microscopic robots that can navigate their way around the human body, or fly through the air like insects, gathering data instead of pollen, could become reality in just 30 years, if a pioneering European project based in Cambridge is successful.

Tiny but brilliant, the cool computer is near

Soon, your PC will be smaller and faster, thanks to freezing liquid helium and the electron.

Surprise profits rise boosts BOC

BOC, the industrial gases group, yesterday surprised the stock market with a better-than-expected jump in earnings, just three months after a veiled profits warning triggered a big share price drop.

Hyundai set to build pounds 1.5bn chip plant in Scotland

Scotland is hoping for a big jobs boost next week from Hyundai, the giant Korean electronics group. Hyundai is set to announce plans for a pounds 1.5bn plant in Scotland's Silicon Glen which will create 1,500 new jobs.
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Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

The President came the nearest he has come yet to rivalling George W Bush’s gormless reaction to 9/11 , says Robert Fisk
Ebola outbreak: Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on the virus

Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC

Not even Jeremy Clarkson is bigger than the BBC, says TV boss

Corporation’s head of television confirms ‘Top Gear’ host was warned about racist language
Nick Clegg the movie: Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise

Nick Clegg the movie

Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise
Philip Larkin: Misogynist, racist, miserable? Or caring, playful man who lived for others?

Philip Larkin: What will survive of him?

Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal
Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?

Waxing lyrical

Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?
Texas forensic astronomer finally pinpoints the exact birth of impressionism

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The precise time when impressionism was born
From slow-roasted to sugar-cured: how to make the most of the British tomato season

Make the most of British tomatoes

The British crop is at its tastiest and most abundant. Sudi Pigott shares her favourite recipes
10 best men's skincare products

Face it: 10 best men's skincare products

Oscar Quine cleanses, tones and moisturises to find skin-savers blokes will be proud to display on the bathroom shelf
Malky Mackay allegations: Malky Mackay, Iain Moody and another grim day for English football

Mackay, Moody and another grim day for English football

The latest shocking claims do nothing to dispel the image that some in the game on these shores exist in a time warp, laments Sam Wallace
La Liga analysis: Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Pete Jenson starts his preview of the Spanish season, which begins on Saturday, by explaining how Fifa’s transfer ban will affect the Catalans
Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape