|IBM to experience the largest corporate layoff in history|
IBM is expected to go through a massive reorg next month that will reportedly see 26% of its 430,000-strong work force let go, or 111,800 people. If that figure holds true, that would make it far and away the largest corporate layoff event in history
|Amazon acquires semi company cloud technologies|
"Amazon now runs some of the biggest datacenters in the world, and they are constantly looking for faster and more efficient ways to enable their customers to use their services. This acquisition makes a lot of sense for them,"
|Oil prices triggers steel industry layoff|
The dramatic decline in crude oil over the last half of 2014, however, has hurt demand throughout heavy industrial sectors, but has particularly hit U.S. Steel, which made many of its pipes and tubes in Ohio and Texas for the oil industry.
|DRAM prices fell slightly|
“The price drop for PC DRAM in the first quarter is simply the effect of the off-season, and there is no noticeable increase from the supplier end”. It is expected that DRAM price will recover and stabilize in the second quarter.
|SK Hynix commits $ 5.3B capex|
Global sales of DRAM are expected to climb 14 percent from last year to $52.8 billion this year. This is because demand for mobile DRAM for smartphones and tablet PCs is ever-growing, as well as new demand and replacement need for servers for business uses.
|Hon Hai to spin off IC packaging division|
ShunShin Technology, which competes with global chip assembly and tesingt companies including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, is raising $50 million from an initial public offering in Taiwan and shares will debut on Monday.
|Windows 10 features are out of this world|
"We're preparing for a world where there are more devices than people," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said. "It's not mobility of any single device but the mobility of experience across devices,"
|Energy sector to start layoff|
Last week, Schlumberger Ltd., the world's largest oil drilling services company, announced 9,000 jobs — just over 7 percent of its global workforce — would be cut in response to tumbling oil prices.
|AMD depends on embedded and semi-custom in 2015|
Su told investors and analysts that she expects AMD's embedded business to grow in 2015, partially aided by the introduction of its next-generation x86 processor, Carizzo. The CEO, who marked her 100 days in office during the financial call, said she also expects semi-custom units to increase in the third year of gaming console ramp-up.
|Samsung denies BlackBerry acquisition rumor|
“We want to work with BlackBerry and develop this partnership, not acquire the company,” J.K. Shin, who heads Samsung’s mobile-phone business, said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal.
|G. Skill DDR4 module works at 3400MHz|
The company claims it has reached this 3.4GHz high using hand-picked memory chips, chose using the company's selective-binning process from a wide cache of parts.