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Magnificent Seven Band Together for 4G Showdown

In a bid to avoid the bitter battles that have raged around third-generation wireless technology, owners of the patents on which the fourth-generation LTE wireless technology is built have agreed to charge each other "reasonable" license fees. The Magnificent Seven are Nokia, the world's largest han...

Infineon Unloads HDD Biz to LSI

A behemoth on the semiconductor scene just got a little bigger. Chip manufacturer LSI has acquired the hard disk drive business of Germany-based Infineon Technologies for an undisclosed amount. The buyout, announced Monday, came a little less than a year after the former LSI Logic had acquired Agere...

Chip Consolidation Continues as LSI, Agere Merge

The chip-making industry appears to be entering a period of consolidation, with a series of deals announced Monday suggesting firms are seeking to expand their technology portfolios and reduce costs by merging with onetime rivals. The largest of the deals calls for LSI Logic to purchase rival storag...

Sun Creates Advisory Board to Spur OpenSPARC Development

Sun Microsystems on Monday announced the creation of an independent OpenSPARC Community Advisory Board. The board is chartered with setting the direction for the OpenSPARC community, which fosters the creation of tools and derivative chip designs based on Sun's UltraSPARC T1 processor. OpenSPARC now...

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