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UT to lead drone project for U.S. Department of Defense 

The Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas said Thursday it will be leading a $7.5 million U.S. Department of Defense project to create artificial intelligence technology for military drones. UT researchers will try to develop AI...

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Strong processor sales help AMD’s revenue surge in first quarter

After an upbeat 2017, Advanced Micro Devices also is off to a strong start in 2018. The chipmaker on Wednesday reported revenue of $1.65 billion for its first quarter, a 40 percent jump from the same quarter a year ago. The company’s quarterly profit...

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Austin’s Silicon Labs continues pivot to Internet of Things, posts record quarterly revenues

Silicon Labs continues to transform itself from a company once known by its broadcast and Internet access devices to one known for its growing Internet of Things offerings. The Austin-based chipmaker on Wednesday reported record revenue of $205.38...

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Dell-controlled Pivotal Software completes IPO, sets price at $15 per share 

California-based cloud computing company Pivotal Software, whose majority owner is Dell Technologies, completed its initial public offering of stock on Friday, starting trading at $15 per share.  The IPO is expected to raise $555 million. Pivotal...

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Apple’s new recycle robot, Daisy, calls Austin home

If you’ve ever broken an iPhone screen, dealt with a drained-of-life iPhone battery or unsuccessfully tried to rescue an iPhone from ocean water, the gigantic pile of dead devices might feel a little haunting. They sit in a rose gold, space gray,...

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Riding success of first ‘Ryzen’ processors, AMD launches next generation 

A little more than a year after Advanced Micro Devices released its well-received Ryzen desktop processors, the chipmaker is building on that momentum. AMD on Thursday debuted its second generation of Ryzen processors, a line of products the company...

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Dell-controlled Pivotal Software could raise up to $592 million in IPO

Cloud computing firm Pivotal Software, which is controlled by Round Rock-based Dell Technologies, said Monday that it expects to raise up to $592 million from its pending initial public offering of stock.  Pivotal Software plans to sell 37 million...

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During bombings, robots played key role for Austin police

On the morning of March 21, a white Austin police bomb squad truck pulled out of an obscure city facility near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and rolled north, toward Pflugerville. The truck had been used a handful times in the previous weeks...

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Dell-controlled Pivotal Software files for IPO; move could raise capital for Round Rock tech giant

Pivotal Software, a California-based cloud computing company whose majority owner is Dell Technologies, on Friday filed for an initial public offering of up to $100 million.  Plans for a Pivotal Software IPO come just weeks after Round-Rock based...

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AMD fights back against chip security claims, calls them ‘grossly exaggerated’ 

Advanced Micro Devices had been riding high lately.  Even though AMD’s chips were among those found to have security flaws by researchers in January, rival chipmaker Intel faced most of the heat because its chips had been the ones mostly affected...

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