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GlobalFoundries becomes an IBM supplier

IBM logoAs we reported yesterday, the US government cleared the acquisition of IBM’s semiconductor business by GlobalFoundries (GloFo).

And today IBM announced that that would mean to its future business.

GloFo will become IBM’s exclusive semiconductor supplier for the next 10 years – so it will make its POWER chips that go into Big Blue servers.… Read the rest

Cloud passes over central Europe

Clouds over the Old Power Station, OxfordAs IBM announced that the US government had approved the sale of its semiconductor business to GlobalFoundries (GloFo),the company said that its current focus on cloud computing is paying off in central and eastern Europe.

IBM decided some years back that it was foolish spending billions on state of the art fabrication plants (fabs) when its one time rival Intel was beating it on all fronts.… Read the rest

Micron blames PCs for revenue shortfalls

D Mark Durcan, Micron CEOUS memory maker Micron announced its quarterly financial results on June the 25th, with its CEO, Marc Durcan, blaming the personal computer segment for results not as bright as it and the stock market expected.

Micron, like many other suppliers that were reliant on the X86 platform, is looking to become less dependent on the PC, by investing oin the mobile segment.… Read the rest

Intel delays mass production of Cherry Trail

Intel bus - Wikimedia CommonsCompanies that make “white box” tablets are being forced to use Bay Trail T CR for Windows 10 tablets, according to a report by Digitimes Research (DR).

DR believes that Intel won’t be in a position to supply the chips until the end of the third quarter this year and that’s not making the tablet makers very happy.… Read the rest