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Pre-holiday chip sales go flat

Global semiconductor sales as the world entered the 2010 holiday season, according to new data released by the Semiconductor Industry Association. The softening in revenues across all types of chips was inevitable given the massive recovery that the business had in 2010 in the wake of the Great Recession.
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EMC to open Israeli R&D center

EMC will set up a new Research and Development center in Israel.
Chris Mellor, 03 Jan 2011

Intel aims flash at tablets, netbooks

Comment Intel has implemented its X18-M and X25-V flash products in a tablet and netbook form factor with the m-SATA SSD 310 line.
Chris Mellor, 03 Jan 2011
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IE 0day accidentally leaked to Chinese hackers

Details concerning a potentially serious security vulnerability in fully patched versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer have been leaked to people in China, a researcher warned over the weekend.
Dan Goodin, 03 Jan 2011
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Novell's Microsoft patent sale referred to regulators

Open sourcers have asked German authorities to probe a Microsoft-backed purchase of hundreds of patents owned by Novell as part of that company's purchase by Attachmate.
Gavin Clarke, 03 Jan 2011

Germans pick Xeon over Power for three-petaflops super

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), which is upgrading its pan-European supercomputing facilities across a number of large HPC labs, has announced that it has commissioned IBM to build a 3-petaflops massively parallel super using the company's iDataPlex blade-rack hybrid machines and the next-generation of Intel Xeon processors.
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Sirius to top $1bn in sales with MSI Systems acquisition

The rate at which private equity firms are gathering cheap money to make acquisitions combined with an IT industry consolidating on many fronts can make you dizzy. That's why it's not much of a surprise that Sirius Computer Solutions has acquired MSI Systems Integrators for an undisclosed sum. Both are among the largest players in the IBM Power Systems market, and have histories that stretch back to the AS/400 days.
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Cellphone snooping now easier and cheaper than ever

Cryptographers have devised a low-cost way to intercept phone calls and text messages sent over the majority of the world's mobile networks.
Dan Goodin, 03 Jan 2011