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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.


Group issues personal privacy-protection guide

Worried about people spying on you? ¬†Well take off that silly tinfoil hat and consider checking out the Electronic Frontier Foundation's latest "surveillance self-defense" report. The San Francisco-based civil liberties group, which first issued the report in 2009, said it Read More →

Women with tech educations shun tech jobs, study finds

Even when they have extensive tech credentials, women often shy away from taking tech jobs because the industry makes them feel like outsiders and fails to provide the flexibility they need to handle family responsibilities and other priorities. That's what the Read More →

Cisco Systems cuts interest in EMC joint venture

Cisco Systems is unloading some of its stake in VCE, a joint venture with EMC that sells high-end data center gear, the companies announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed and analysts offered little comment on what this means for Read More →

Globalfoundries acquiring IBM’s chip operations

IBM on Monday said it is unloading its unprofitable chip-making business to Santa Clara-based Globalfoundries in an unusual deal in which IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion over three years to acquire the business. Through the transaction, Globalfoundries will take over Read More →

Advanced Micro Devices’ woes prompt analysts’ alarms

  Is Advanced Micro Devices about to go belly up? That's a possibility suggested by some analysts following the Sunnyvale chipmaker's recent CEO change and lackluster quarterly financial report on Thursday, when it announced it is cutting 7 percent of its Read More →

Hack attacks increasingly costly, HP study finds

Cyber crooks are cutting increasingly into the bottom lines of businesses, according to a new study by Hewlett-Packard. The average cost of a cyber attack on U.S. firms so far this year was $12.7 million, a 96 percent increase since Read More →

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