from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Chips and dip

October 13, 2014

The focus as we head into this week is earnings, with about 10 percent of the S&P 500 set to report results. That represents about 19 percent of the market capitalization, with reports from Intel, Wells Fargo and several banks coming in the next few days.

from Breakingviews:

U.S. drought could spark economic water warfare

June 26, 2014

By Kevin Allison and Antony Currie

The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from Global Investing:

Amid yen weakness, some Asian winners

April 17, 2013

Asian equity markets tend to be casualties of weak yen. That has generally been the case this time too, especially for South Korea.

from MediaFile:

Micron enlists IBM to speed up memory chips

November 29, 2011

Micron has enlisted IBM to help build smart memory chips that could drastically speed up the high-performance computers and networking systems that make up the Internet.

from MediaFile:

Nvidia’s power-efficient chips picked for supercomputer

November 14, 2011

In the latest challenge to Intel's dominance of the PC and server industry, smaller chipmaker Nvidia is teaming up with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center to develop a supercomputer that will run on energy efficient ARM processors.

from Reuters Investigates:

All Japan, all the time

March 21, 2011

Two more special reports from Japan today: first up, a look at how globalization has made companies around the world vulnerable to a shock like the earthquake. "Disasters show flaws in just-in-time production."

from MediaFile:

Researchers use Intel chips to build better football helmets

November 16, 2010

 Football players infamously take a serious amount of punishment. Now, Intel is offering up a way to measure the extent of that pootential physical damage.

from MediaFile:

Microsoft raises bet on motion-sensing tech

October 30, 2010

MICROSOFT/SPECIAL-REPORTMicrosoft has acquired Canesta, which designs microchips that it says enable computers to see images in three dimensions, according to the privately-held Sunnyvale, California-based company.

from MediaFile:

Speak, memory! The eternal search for notebooks with flash drives

May 18, 2010

Good news for us computer geeks! PCs are nearly ready to ditch hard drives for faster, less energy-intensive drives with flash memory, like in a camera or cell phone, according to memory maker Micron, which ought to know. That is exciting news for victims of crashed hard drives and people who always want something new.

from MediaFile:

Intel vs AMD: battle spills over into battery life

June 18, 2009

(Posted by Clare Baldwin)

Advanced Microchip Devices Inc is arguing that laptop battery life should be measured the same way as cellphone battery life: in terms of idle time and talk time.