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National Instruments sees profit, sales increase in first quarter

National Instruments reported sales of $300 million in its first quarter, up 5 percent from the previous year. The Austin-based company also reported a profit of $18.1 million, or 14 cents a share, nearly doubling the company’s earnings from last...

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Austin-based Silicon Labs posts double-digit revenue and profit growth

The Internet of Things continues to boost sales at Silicon Labs.  The Austin-based chipmaker reported $179 million in revenue for its fiscal first quarter, which ended April 1. That is a 10.5 percent increase from the same quarter a year ago. But...

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Tech Crawl: AT&T slammed over Austin ‘5G Evolution’  launch, Twitter’s turnaround and more awful crimes shown on Facebook

Happy Hump Day, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories worth checking out this morning: Fake news or fake 5G? Tuesday should have been a great day for AT&T in Austin: the telecom company announced “5G Evolution” enhanced speeds in some parts...

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AMD makes another bet on VR with acquisition of Austin-based chipmaker’s technology

AMD has acquired intellectual property and engineering talent from Austin-based Nitero, a wireless technology pioneer that could provide a big push to the chipmaker’s virtual reality efforts. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded...

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How a team of Austin engineers are helping AMD challenge Intel

Sitting behind a locked enclosure at Fry’s Electronics in North Austin is a box that contains a brand-new computer processor called Ryzen. These processors, about the size of a poker chip, sell for between $330 and $500 and they are being marketed...

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After close of EMC deal, Dell Technologies reports quarterly revenue of $20.1 billion

Dell Technologies had revenue of $20.1 billion in its first full quarter as a combined company after buying data storage company EMC Corp., Dell officials reported Thursday. The Round Rock-based technology giant reported a loss of $236 million in...

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With a new name and new businesses under its belt, Dell Technologies launches advertising campaign

Dell Technologies unveiled last week its first major advertising campaign under its new name. Called “Let’s Make it Real,” the television advertisement starts out with a magic show on stage, with actor Jeffrey Wright explaining that what seems like...

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With a new name and a fresh $9 million, Austin’s Mythic launches its AI platform

With a new name and a fresh $9 million in funding, Austin-based Mythic is launching an artificial intelligence platform aimed at devices ranging from action cameras to drones to health wearables. Mythic, formerly named Isocline, received the investment...

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What it’s like riding in an Audi that drives itself (at least on the highway)

There’s something about that moment when a driver takes their hands off a car’s steering wheel that sets off the “DANGER!” signal in the brain of a passenger. It’s not dissimilar to hearing the word “shark” near a beach or being told “Let me show...

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In direct challenge to Intel, AMD finally launches its Ryzen line of processors

On Thursday, Advanced Micro Devices will officially begin selling its new “Ryzen” desktop processors, which promise to be its most competitive offering in a decade. AMD’s first three Ryzen computer processors will offer substantially the same performance...

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