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Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016

Japanese telco will staff new phone shop with only robots

Japanese telco will staff new phone shop with only robots

The Japanese telco is none other than SoftBank, and the company will staff an entire mobile phone shop with their flagship customer service automaton, Pepper, this coming March.

Monday, 16 Nov 2015

Former IBM mainframe pioneer, Gene Amdahl, passed away at age 92 last week

Former IBM mainframe pioneer, Gene Amdahl, passed away at age 92 last week

Mr. Gene Amdahl, who was credited for his pioneering efforts in building up IBM mainframe offerings, has passed away at age 92 last week. Find out more about his contributions to modern computing after the jump.

Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015

IBM's brain-like computer chip mimics 48 million artificial nerve cells

IBM's brain-like computer chip mimics 48 million artificial nerve cells

Known as TrueNorth, the latest IBM-made chip uses a mere 0.07 watts of electricity to perform 46 billion synaptic operations per second, per watt, and created a system with the processing power of a rodent's brain.

Friday, 10 Jul 2015

IBM unveils industry's first 7nm processors

IBM unveils industry's first 7nm processors

IBM and its partners have announced the world’s first 7nm processors. More about this breakthrough after the jump.

Thursday, 2 Jul 2015

Globalfoundries completes acquisition of IBM microelectronics business

Globalfoundries completes acquisition of IBM microelectronics business

Globalfoundries has completed the acquisition of IBM’s microelectronic business. This marks the finalization of the deal that was announced in October last year.

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.

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