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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

Eurotherm paves way for Hultman's return

Eurotherm is poised to end its simmering boardroom row with the appointment of a new non-executive chairman. An announcement may come as early as today.

Blue Chip: These chips still taste good

Johnson Matthey has plotted a course into the heart of the booming semiconductor market

The first computer was as big as a room. Now they're the size of a full stop . . . and getting even smaller

New chip is the equivalent of 20 of today's PCs, writes Charles Arthur

Letter: Musical turn-off

Sir: It is not a V-chip that we need (Letters, 20 March) so much as an M-chip. This is a chip, which an enterprising chip maker should make as soon as possible, that is capable of stripping unwanted background music out of television programmes.

Philips shares plunge after profits warning

Shares in Philips, the Dutch electronics giant, plunged 11 per cent yesterday after its president, Jan Timmer, gave an unexpected profits warning at the company's annual meeting.

Sharp increase at Philips

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Dow surges to record close

Dow surges to record close

Pentium chip prices fall

Pentium chip prices fall

Sales boom lifts Electron House

Electron House, the electronic components distributor, pleased investors with a 29 per cent increase in the interim dividend against a background of sharply increasing demand.

Era of the quantum computer beckons

Scientists at Cambridge University have found a way to mass-produce miniature circuits that could herald a new era in electronics.

Science Update: Flexible friend

AN ELECTRONIC newspaper that can be rolled up and stuffed in a bag has been brought a step closer by a team of French scientists. They have developed a fully flexible transistor - the basis of the silicon chip - which uses plastic and graphite instead of the metal and silicon used in conventional chips. The breakthrough will allow silicon chip components to be etched on to a variety of flexible surfaces including smart credit cards and ultra-thin and light computer screens.

NEC plans pounds 530m Scots plant

NEC, the Japanese electronics giant, has announced the biggest foreign investment in Scotland with plans to spend pounds 530m on a factory making a new generation of semiconductors.

Button A bows out

THE last Button A and B public payphone in Britain was taken out of service yesterday. The phone on the Shetland island of Papa Stour was installed in 1954. It was replaced with a microprocessor-controlled payphone.

Samsung to license UK chip designs

A SMALL Cambridge firm will today announce a multimillion-pound deal that could put British chip technology into consumer electronics goods on sale worldwide.

Innovation: Radio chips in

European chip manufacturers have completed development of a chipset to support digital audio broadcasting (DAB), the radio technology expected to replace FM (frequency modulation). This means that manufacturers can now design radios built around the chip. DAB promises improved sound quality, even in relatively poor reception areas such as moving cars.
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A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

The woman stepping down as chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund is worried