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TECH 02 Jun 2015 | 9:19 AM

Intel gobbles up Altera for US$16.7bil in its biggest deal ever

Intel Corp agreed to buy Altera Corp for US$16.7bil (RM71.7bil) as the world's biggest chipmaker seeks to make up for slowing demand from the PC industry by expanding its line-up of higher-margin chips used in data centres.

TECH 09 Jun 2015 | 11:10 AM

Connected cows, cars and crockery fuel chip company mergers

Chip companies are merging, signing US$66bil (RM248.4bil) worth of deals this year alone in preparation for an explosion of demand from all walks of life as the next technological revolution takes hold: the Internet of Things.

TECH 09 Jun 2015 | 1:40 PM

More deals seen in chips as Internet of Things blooms

With the biggest year in chip deals since 2000 not even halfway through, mid-sized semiconductor makers appear to be prime takeover targets as the largest players look to round out their capabilities and make the "Internet of Things" a reality.

Technology 09 Jun 2015 | 6:14 PM

Sony targets 20% growth in image sensor sales, aims for wide client base

Sony Corp expects its sensor sales to grow about 20% this fiscal year amid strong demand from Apple Inc, even as it aims to diversify its client base to prevent volatility, a senior executive said.

TECH 22 Jun 2015 | 12:43 PM

Chinese firms pour billions into US R&D in shift to innovation

Surging investment by Chinese companies in US research labs is yielding a fast-growing trove of patents, part of a push to mine America for ideas to help China shift from being the world's factory floor to a driver of innovation.

TECH 06 Jul 2015 | 12:53 PM

Toshiba accounting errors may be over US$800mil: source

Japan's Toshiba Corp may need to mark down past earnings by over 100bil yen (RM3.09bil), more than double earlier estimates, after an investigation into past accounting practices found more irregularities.

TECH 20 Jul 2015 | 3:36 PM

WTO negotiators agree on tariff cuts on more IT products

World trade negotiators seeking to eliminate tariffs on information technology (IT) products agreed over the weekend to expand the list of items covered.

Technology 24 Jul 2015 | 1:06 PM

WTO members seal trillion-dollar IT trade deal

World Trade Organisation (WTO) members finalised a deal on July 24 to cut tariffs on US$1tril (RM3.81tril) worth of information technology products in a boost for producers of goods ranging from videogames to medical equipment.

TECH 19 Aug 2015 | 2:08 PM

Intel, ‘Survivor’ producers plan show on wearables

US technology firm Intel, best known for its semiconductor chips, is jumping into reality TV with a competition pitting makers of wearables and smart connected consumer devices.

TECH 25 Aug 2015 | 5:56 PM

In Toshiba scandal, the "tough as nails" target setter

Tom Scott, a former US executive at Toshiba Corp, remembers his former boss Atsutoshi Nishida as an aggressive leader who could motivate staff but also rattle them with tough sales targets and an occasional dressing down.