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VAIO, Fujitsu and Toshiba PC Division Merger Stalls

With the PC market being increasingly commoditized, those firms without economies of scale are seeing their PC divisions are more of a liability than an asset. After being spun off from Sony nearly 3 years ago,…

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Semiconductor Marvell Could be up for Sale

The semiconductor industry is a tough area to operate in and it is a dog-eat-dog world, and now it looks like Marvell Technology Group could be the next to be swallowed by a bigger dog on the…

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VAIO Wants Merger With Toshiba and Fujitec PC Divisions

After being spun off from Sony two years ago, it looks like VAIO is planning to expand its PC operations. Despite the doom and gloom in the PC market, VAIO is reportedly planning a merger with…

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Wall Street Analysts Want Qualcomm to Merge with Intel or AMD

Despite being one of the largest firms in the smartphone SoC market, Qualcomm has been seen some trouble recently. Just a few months ago, the firm had considered splitting into separate licencing and manufacturing segments. While…

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Western Digital Just Bought SanDisk

Western Digital is one of the leading factors in traditional storage, both for consumers and enterprises alike, but a lot of the future will be in solid state drives and they naturally don’t want to be…

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Intel Agrees $16.7 Billion Purchase of Altera Corp

Chip giant Intel has agreed a deal to buy PLD (programmable logic device) manufacturer Altera for $16.7 billion, consolidating the company’s presence in data centres. Intel will pay $54 a share, all-cash, for Altera at a…

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O2 Sold to Three for over £10 Billion

The deal has been finalised and the British operation of Telefónica, O2, has been sold to Three. The people behind Three, Hutchison Whampoa have signed the final deal and O2 is being sold for £10.25 billion (€14…

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Coalition Forms to Fight the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

A collection of disparate groups, ranging from the Parents Television Council to the Writers Guild of America, have formed a coalition called StopMegaComcast to kill the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. “A competitive and…

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Rumour: Microsoft Trying To Buy Nokia Handset Business

Microsoft and Nokia are known to have a very good company relationship as Nokia is Microsoft’s number one partner when it comes to shifting Windows based smartphones. According to The Wall Street Journal Microsoft is looking…