Silicon Labs posts record revenue, beats Wall Street estimates on profit

Fueled in large part by growth in its “Internet of Things” products, Silicon Labs reported record revenue in its fourth quarter of $183 million, a 14 percent increase from a year ago.  The company also reported profit of $20 million, almost quadruple...

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AMD grows revenue in 2016 and narrows loss as it prepares to launch a slew of new products

The good news continues for Advanced Micro Devices. Sales of graphics processors and game consoles helped the chipmaker grow its fourth-quarter revenue by 15 percent to $1.1 billion, the company said Tuesday.  AMD also reported a fourth-quarter loss...

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Austin’s Embark bites into an adorable marketing opportunity: this year’s Puppy Bowl

An Austin tech startup has figured out a way to get lots of attention on TV on Super Bowl Sunday without spending a dime on advertising. Oh, and it involves the universally adored topic of puppies.  Embark, which provides saliva-based DNA testing...

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Unlike some tech companies, Dell isn’t publicly criticizing the Trump travel ban

Tech companies began criticizing President Donald Trump’s travel ban over the weekend, with Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple all issuing statements against it. And then there’s Dell Technologies.  Chief executive and founder Michael Dell sent...

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Tech Crawl: Tech companies push back against Trump travel ban

Good morning, Austin! Decisions made by President Donald Trump’s administration are starting to have major impact on tech companies. Today’s Tech Crawl is focused on all the news over the weekend related to Trump’s travel ban, which banned entry...

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Tech Crawl: Alphabet shares are down, Microsoft had a good quarter, and Tesla sues its former director of autopilot programs

Good morning Austin, and Happy Friday! It’s earning season, so we’re going to see a lot of tech companies reporting on their sales and profit numbers in the next few weeks: Alphabet shares are down after a miss in its fourth quarter Google parent...

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National Instruments plans headcount reduction, will lose some positions through attrition

Austin-based National Instruments Corp. says that it plans to lower its number of employees this year in a move the company calls a “headcount reduction.” The announcement comes on the heels of a sales slowdown for the company in its fourth quarter...

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Taking a look at salaries in Austin’s tech sector 

This summer, we asked Austin’s tech industry a difficult question: Tell us how much money you make. Our goal was to gather demographic and salary data on Austin’s tech industry, one of the fastest-growing and most vital pieces of the Central Texas...

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How an Austin dentist is trying to make a better bite-measurement tool

Dentist Shane Matt has been cleaning and fixing teeth in Austin since 1999. But over a dozen years ago, Matt (rhymes with “lot”) had an idea that he couldn’t let go: what if technology could be used to better measure bites? About four years ago that...

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