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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.

HP settles Chubby Checker’s penis-app suit

With all Hewlett-Packard has to worry about, it's got to be a relief to the Palo Alto tech giant that it has finally resolved that nasty litigation by former rocker Chubby Checker over - let's all take a deep breath Read More →

HP delves deeper into data analysis with $50 million investment

Hewlett-Packard on Thursday extended its push into one of its product priorities under CEO Meg Whitman - analyzing gobs of data for businesses - by announcing a $50 million investment in Palo Alto-based Hortonworks, which offers an open-source data analysis Read More →

Hewlett-Packard’s proposed Autonomy deal opposed by former Autonomy’s CFO

Hewlett-Packard's proposed settlement of a federal shareholder lawsuit over its $11 billion purchase in 2011 of British software company Autonomy is being opposed by Autonomy's former Chief Financial Officer Soshovan Hussain. Under the settlement, HP officials would be absolved of wrongdoing, Read More →

AMD’s earnings send shares tumbling, analysts’ view mixed

Shares of Sunnyvale chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices dropped nearly 18 percent in early trading Friday after posting earnings yesterday that disappointed Wall Street. But some analysts remain upbeat about the company. AMD's second-quarter sales increased 24 percent from a year ago. Read More →

Hewlett-Packard chairman steps down due to health

Ralph Whitworth, who was named interim chairman last year to help revitalize Hewlett-Packard, has resigned for health reasons, the company said Tuesday. HP didn't disclose what health problem Whitworth has, but a source said he is suffering from recurrent cancer. Whitworth, Read More →

Chip sales better than expected, but not in all areas

Microchip makers got some good news from Gartner on Thursday, but it didn't produce hurrahs in all sectors of the semiconductor industry. "Worldwide semiconductor revenue is on pace to reach $336 billion in 2014, a 6.7 percent increase from 2013, and Read More →
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