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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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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there