Teardown experts crack open Apple’s new iPad

March 15, 2012

The electronics hardware experts at iFixit find themselves again in the spotlight as they crack open the latest iPad to see what chips, display and other components make it tick. Teardowns, as they’re called, are closely followed by investors betting on which companies supply components for consumer electronics devices like Apple’s massively iPads and iPhones.

SuVolta takes wraps off battery-friendly chip technology

December 7, 2011

Silicon Valley start-up SuVolta is giving the electronics industry a peek under the hood at its new technology that it claims will drastically boost the energy efficiency of microchips.

Tech wrap: Broadcom buys NetLogic

September 12, 2011

Chipmaker Broadcom Corp plans to buy NetLogic Microsystems Inc for about $3.7 billion to expand its lineup of chips used in wireless network equipment to take advantage of growing demand for mobile data services.

Broadcom’s Nicholas heads south for July 4 weekend

June 29, 2009

Indicted Broadcom Corp co-founder Henry Nicholas III on Monday asked the federal judge presiding over his upcoming stock options backdating and drug possession trials to let him travel to Mexican holiday spot Cabo San Lucas with his family for the July 4 holiday weekend, court documents showed.

Apple, Yahoo, Broadcom – all up in relief rally?

October 22, 2008

Jittery technology investors breathed easier on Tuesday after Apple, Yahoo, VMware and Broadcom all gave quarterly reports that were not as bad as some had feared — and in some cases, even were pretty good.