News tagged ‘ibm’

Monday, 20 Oct 2014

IBM to offload semiconductor tech business to Globalfoundaries for US$1.5 billion

IBM to offload semiconductor tech business to Globalfoundaries for US$1.5 billion

IBM has been looking to eject its loss-making semiconductor business and it finally convinced Globalfoundries to take up the business. In addition to paying Globalfoundries to take over its chip making business, IBM will continue to invest in semiconductor and materials research technologies among others.

Friday, 8 Aug 2014

Globalfoundries rejects IBM’s offer of US$1 billion to take over latter's chip-making business

Globalfoundries rejects IBM’s offer of US$1 billion to take over latter's chip-making business

According to Bloomberg, Globalfoundries has turned down a US$1 billion payout from IBM to take over the latter’s bleeding chip manufacturing business. Read further to uncover why this seemingly good deal fell through.

Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014

Apple and IBM announce partnership to bring enterprise apps and services to iOS

Apple and IBM announce partnership to bring enterprise apps and services to iOS

Apple and IBM have both announced a global partnership that will bring enterprise apps and services to iOS devices.

Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014

LTA, SMRT, StarHub & IBM Collaborate to Improve Transport with Data for Singapore Commuters

LTA, SMRT, StarHub & IBM Collaborate to Improve Transport with Data for Singapore Commuters

LTA, SMRT, StarHub, and IBM have announced a partnership to apply fusion analytics to create a state-of-the-art public transport system that will significantly improve the commuter experience across Singapore.

Friday, 24 Jan 2014

IBM to Offload x86 Server Business to Lenovo for US$2.3 Billion

IBM to Offload x86 Server Business to Lenovo for US$2.3 Billion

IBM has agreed to sell its x86 server business to Lenovo for US$2.3 billion. IBM isn’t exiting the server business just yet as it will retain its high-end servers like the Power Systems, Power-based Flex machines and System z mainframes, together with its storage and cloud solutions.

Thursday, 31 Oct 2013

Man Behind IBM's First PC, William C. Lowe, Has Passed Away at 72

Man Behind IBM's First PC, William C. Lowe, Has Passed Away at 72

The man, who was the main driving force behind IBM's first personal computer, has passed away. Mr. William C. Lowe died of a heart attack on 19 October in the United States. He was 72.

Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013

IBM's Watson Supercomputer Involved in Two New Medical Initiatives

IBM's Watson Supercomputer Involved in Two New Medical Initiatives

IBM Research has announced the participation of Watson supercomputer in two new medical initiatives with the Cleveland Clinic faculty in the United States. IBM's supercomputer will be tasked with assisting faculty members make more informed diagnoses by making use of its natural language capabilities.

Monday, 12 Aug 2013

OpenPower Consortium Announced to Provide Licensing for IBM's Power System

OpenPower Consortium Announced to Provide Licensing for IBM's Power System

The OpenPower Consortium has been announced and aims to license the technology behind IBM's Power system. The consortium hopes to encourage the development of advanced server, storage, networking and GPU computing technologies for next generation data centers, in an open-source environment.

Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013

IBM Prototypes Solar Power Collector with Liquid Cooling System

IBM Prototypes Solar Power Collector with Liquid Cooling System

IBM has prototyped a water-cooled solar collector dish that can safely harness the power of 2,000 suns by focusing the sun's rays on hundreds of photovoltaic chips. This High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system is capable of converting up to 80 per cent of the collected solar energy.

Thursday, 20 Dec 2012

IBM Unveils Five Innovations that May Change Our Computing Landscape

IBM Unveils Five Innovations that May Change Our Computing Landscape

IBM has announced their yearly "5 in 5" that comprises five innovations that may have the potential to change the way we live, work and play over the course of the next five years. They are based on current trends as well as emerging technologies from IBM's R&D laboratories around the world.

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