What Austin's tech groups accomplished this election season

Two months ago, Austin’s tech industry was gearing up to become more politically involved in local elections, with ambitious plans to launch a political action committee, a get-out-the-vote drive and candidate endorsements. The tech industry — which...

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Why so many analysts are recommending this Austin company's stock

When analysts got their hands on Cirrus Logic's earnings announcement last Thursday, they were surprised. Pleasantly surprised.  The company reported sales and profit that had exceeded their expectations. Again. Sales were up 40 percent from the same...

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Dell helps launch presidential lobbying effort on behalf of women entrepreneurs

Dell Technologies is dipping its toe into presidential politics.  An "open letter" was sent to the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Tuesday from more than 80 companies, including Dell Technologies, pressing the candidates...

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Samsung investing another $1 billion in Austin facility

Samsung Austin Semiconductor plans to invest another $1 billion in its Austin chip manufacturing facility, adding as many as 500 engineering and manufacturing jobs in Central Texas, company executives say.  The investment will help Samsung increase...

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Tech Crawl: Peter Thiel to host 'debate' over his support of Donald Trump for president

Good morning, Austin and Happy Halloween! We've got some of the scariest most buzzed-about tech news to start your Monday:  Peter Thiel will defend his support of Trump during Monday "debate." One of Silicon Valley's most high-profile supporters of...

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An Austin tech titan quietly calls it a career

When James Truchard started his tenure as CEO of National Instruments in 1976, many of today's tech industry giants were still in their infancy. Apple Computers was in its first year. Microsoft was a year old. And Michael Dell was 11 years old, eight...

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Tech Crawl: Amazon stock plummets after missing its profit target

Good morning, Austin, and Happy Friday! Here's the most buzzed-about tech news from the last 24 hours: Amazon's stock plummets after missing earnings target Web retailer Amazon watched its stock sink in after-hours trading on Thursday after it reported...

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NXP workers worry over Qualcomm purchase

For the second time in two years, Austin workers at NXP Semiconductors have learned they are getting new ownership. The news came Thursday morning, when San Diego-based smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm announced it would buy NXP for $38 billion in the...

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Austin's Silicon Labs reports record revenue

Austin chipmaker Silicon Labs reported earning record revenue in its third quarter of $178 million, up 14 percent from the same quarter a year ago. These sales gains were fueled by growth in the company's Internet of Things and "infrastructure" division...

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