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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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Monday Tech Crawl: Intel told Chinese firms about chip flaws before U.S. government, and Trump administration considering creation of 5G network  

Chinese companies knew about Intel’s chip flaws before the U.S. government did A report in The Wall Street Journal says that Intel chose to first tell a small group of customers that included Chinese tech firms about the chip flaws. Earlier this month...

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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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Ex-Whole Foods exec: Amazon deal was best for company’s future

Walter Robb says it’s clear Amazon was the best option for Whole Foods Market’s future. The former Whole Foods co-CEO, now an investor in other food companies, said leaders at the grocer made the best possible decision in selling the company to the...

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Walter Robb was Whole Foods' co-CEO. He thinks the Amazon deal was right.

Walter Robb says it’s clear Amazon was the best option for Whole Foods Market’s future.  The former Whole Foods co-CEO, now an investor in other food companies, said leaders at the grocer made the best possible decision in selling the company to...

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Monday Tech Crawl: First Amazon Go store opens, and HQ2 losers hope for other investment from Amazon  

Amazon is finally opening its long-anticipated convenience store Amazon Go, a brick-and-mortar store that the e-commerce giant said will operate without cashiers, is opening on Monday after five years of planning. Amazon has said customers will be...

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After Amazon names Austin among finalists for second headquarters, what’s next? 

Online retail giant Amazon.com confirmed Thursday what many economists and business analysts have predicted for months: Austin remains in the running for one of the richest economic development deals in U.S. history. Riding its hipster vibe and high-tech...

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Austin on short list for Amazon’s second headquarters 

Amazon announced Thursday that Austin made its short list of 20 cities that could become the site of the retail giant’s planned second headquarters project. Dallas was the only other Texas city that made the cut. "We are pleased that the Austin region...

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