Hardware/IT

Does sale of subsidiary Mozy give any clues about Dell’s longer-term plans?

As Dell Technologies continues to examine the potential for major changes in its operational strategy, the Round Rock-based tech giant is also making smaller moves. Dell has agreed to sell one of its subsidiaries, cloud backup firm Mozy Inc., to ...

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Sorry, gamers: cryptocurrencies have ruined the market for high-end graphics hardware 

Woe to the builder of a new gaming PC or a gamer who’s been saving their money to buy a new, high-end graphics card this year. The market, to put it bluntly, is as we say in Spanish, el crappo for buyers as the price of high-end video hardware has...

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Dell confirms reports that it’s considering an IPO or even a reverse merger with subsidiary VMware

Dell Technologies has confirmed reports that it is exploring an initial public offering or merger with VMware, a publicly held cloud computing company in which Dell has majority ownership. The Round Rock-based tech giant said in a securities filing that...

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Despite tax hit, Austin’s Silicon Labs says strong growth continues  

Despite taking a fourth-quarter tax hit, Austin’s Silicon Labs ended last year with strong sales that executives say puts the company on the path to becoming a “$1 billion company.” After a long stretch of record profits, the chipmaker on Wednesday...

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Boosted by processor sales, AMD reports jump in sales, profit

Despite recent concerns about chip security, Advanced Micro Devices CEO Lisa Su says her chip-making company has benefited from its bet on a line of new computer processors.  Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday reported 34 percent year-over-year revenue...

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Report: Dell considers selling itself to subsidiary VMware 

Round Rock-based Dell Technologies is considering a sale to VMware, a publicly held cloud computing firm that Dell already controls, according to media reports Monday.  News of the potential sale -- which would effectively be a reverse-merger -- comes...

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Why Dell might be considering an IPO 

Less than five years after becoming a private company, could Round Rock-based Dell Technologies become public again? News reports on Thursday indicated that Dell’s board is weighing revenue-boosting options that include an initial public offering...

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Austin’s Silicon Labs to buy Z-Wave assets from Sigma Designs for $240 million

Austin-based technology company Silicon Labs is purchasing some assets from California chipmaker Sigma Designs after the two companies failed to complete a merger agreement. Pending shareholder approval, Silicon Labs will be purchasing Sigma’s “Z-Wave”...

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Lawsuit filed against AMD over security flaws 

A law firm has filed suit against Advanced Micro Devices after researchers found security flaws affecting products by AMD and other computer chipmakers.  The complaint, which seeks class action status, was filed by the Rosen Law Firm and in U.S....

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Always Connected PCs to help blur the line between computers and phones

Have you ever wished your laptop was connected automatically online all the time instead of requiring you to seek a Wi-Fi hotspot whenever you’re traveling or trying to get work done at a coffee shop? Two tech titans, Microsoft and Qualcomm, are hoping...

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