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  • EU regulators fine Infineon, Samsung, Philips 138 million euros

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators fined Philips, Samsung Electronics and Infineon Technologies a total of 138 million euros ($181.28 million) on Wednesday for fixing prices of chips used in mobile SIM cards. The European...
  • Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans

    Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans
    Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth $93 billion. The world's biggest watchmaker, which sees the...
  • Apple trabaja con NXP en tecnología de pago digital en el iPhone: Financial Times

    (Reuters) - Apple está trabajando con el fabricante holandés de microchips NXP Semiconductors NV para añadir tecnología segura de comunicación de corto alcance en el nuevo iPhone, lo que permitiría a los usuarios de teléfonos inteligentes pagar tocando la...
  • Chipmaker CSR rejects Microchip approach, shares soar

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's CSR has rebuffed an approach from Microchip Technology , saying that the undisclosed price proposed by Microchip was not enough if its U.S. rival wants to bolster its role in the "Internet of Things" with the chipmaker's radio...
  • California vs. Texas in fight to attract and retain businesses

    California vs. Texas in fight to attract and retain businesses
    When California rolled out a $750-million plan this year to attract and retain businesses, many aspects mirrored longtime perks used by Texas — where officials love nothing more than stealing jobs from the Golden State. For more than a decade,...
  • Silicon to spinach: Japan tech helps farmers cope with climate shifts

    Silicon to spinach: Japan tech helps farmers cope with climate shifts
    Japanese technology firms are applying their expertise in energy-saving and cloud technology to help farmers cope with shifting weather patterns, an onslaught of cheaper imports and a shrinking workforce. Panasonic Corp, Fujitsu Ltd and others,...
  • Taiwan growth outlook brightens as factories gear up for smartphone demand

    Taiwan growth outlook brightens as factories gear up for smartphone demand
    The launch of new tech products such as Apple's iPhone 6 will help Taiwan remain one of Asia's stronger exporters, bolstering its economic prospects this year amid a patchy global recovery. After the government raised Taiwan's GDP outlook for 2014 last...
  • Infineon nears $2 billion U.S. semiconductor deal : Bloomberg

    Infineon nears $2 billion U.S. semiconductor deal : Bloomberg
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Infineon is nearing a deal to buy a U.S.-based semiconductor company for about $2 billion, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. A deal could be announced later on Wednesday, Bloomberg...
  • Applied Materials profit beats on memory chip demand

    (Reuters) - Chip-equipment maker Applied Materials Inc reported a better-than-expected third-quarter profit as contract manufacturers spend more on technology used to make smartphone and memory chips. The company also forecast current-quarter adjusted...
  • These hot sectors may stay warm in the second half of 2014

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters) With a relatively robust first half for the U.S. stock market in the rear-view mirror, can you expect hot sectors to continue their climb for the rest...
  • Puppy money

    Around tax time, a few readers told us they would be spending their refunds on a new pet. I scoffed a bit, wondering if these people knew what they were really getting into and how much a pet really costs. In a totally realistic twist, a few weeks later,...
  • Toyota develops more fuel-efficient hybrid system

    Toyota develops more fuel-efficient hybrid system
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp has developed a computer chip for its gas-electric hybrid cars that could boost fuel efficiency by 10 percent and allow the automaker to install the hybrid system on more of its vehicles. The maker of Prius hybrids and...