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Steve Johnson covers the microchip industry, cyber security and the big-technology sector that includes Hewlett-Packard, Oracle and Cisco Systems.


Intel to invest $1.5 billion in Chinese chip firm

Hoping to further its efforts to get its chips into a broader array of products, Santa Clara-based Intel has struck a deal to invest $1.5 billion in Tsinghua Unigroup of China to jointly make chips for mobile devices. Intel said the Read More →

Security bug Bash worse than Heartbleed, experts fear

Remember that computer vulnerability dubbed the Heartbleed bug discovered earlier this year, which security specialists said could put about two thirds of all websites at risk of being hacked? Well, now there's something even worse, they say. It's called Bash and Read More →

TripAdvisor reports massive data compromise

TripAdvisor has alerted 1.4 million customers of its Viator tour-booking website that their payment-card data may have been accessed by hackers. "We are notifying approximately 880,000 customers whom we currently believe may have had their payment card information (encrypted credit or Read More →

Larry Ellison’s move seen as little change by analysts

Oracle's announcement Thursday that Larry Ellison will give up his CEO title after 37 years drew a resounding ho-hum from several analysts, though the Redwood City technology company's stock was down nearly 5 percent in early trading Friday. Here are excerpts Read More →

Workers to blame for most data breaches, study finds

Despite a recent string of highly publicized attacks by computer hackers, most data breaches stem from employee goofs, a study has determined. But it also noted that the threat from cyber attacks is growing and that those cases tend to Read More →

Cisco Systems announces cloud-company purchase

Serial corporate acquirer Cisco Systems said Wednesday it plans to buy privately held Metacloud of Pasadena, which helps set up Internet-based or "cloud" services for other companies. San Jose-based Cisco -- which is known for its computer networking and communications equipment Read More →

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