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EMC deal helping boost Dell’s revenue 

Dell Technologies’ decision to buy data storage giant EMC Corp. is proving a boost to the Round Rock-based tech giant’s revenue.  Dell on Monday reported 19 percent year-over-year revenue growth for its fiscal first quarter, with revenue increasing...

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Study: Americans worried about AI and its impact on data security  

You’ve heard it before. Artificial intelligence is here to take your jobs and steal your privacy. With the advent of facial recognition technology in products like iPhones, and recent data breaches at major companies such as Facebook, concern over...

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Why are smaller semiconductors better in tech?

Some Apple fans are excited on recent reports that the company has already started ramping up smaller, more efficient processors to use in its next iPhone models. The new processors from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company are said to be 7...

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Industry analyst: Biggest takeaways from Dell’s 2018 conference  

Much has changed in a year for Dell Technologies. In May 2017, the Round Rock-based tech company was fresh from its mega-deal to acquire data storage giant EMC Corp. The new partners were hosting Dell’s annual conference together in Las Vegas for...

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Will the good times keep rolling for AMD?  

Advanced Micro Devices is in the middle of one of its best runs in recent memory. During the past year, the company — known for gaming-focused computer processors — has rebounded from a low period and gained ground on its much larger foe Intel. AMD’s...

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Downturn in smartphone business takes bite out of Austin’s Cirrus Logic  

A downturn in the smartphone market is taking its toll on Austin-based chipmaker Cirrus Logic. Cirrus Logic on Wednesday reported financial results for both its fiscal fourth quarter and full fiscal year that fell short of Wall Street expectations...

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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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