Electronics giant Samsung has joined the IBM-led OpenPower Consortium. The industry group promotes chip designs based on the IBM Power chip, for use in data center hardware and other products.
After selling its x86 server line to Lenovo, IBM is reportedly shopping its semiconductor business and has hired Goldman Sachs to search for suitors. It could be IBM's biggest strategy shift in years.
Facing no revenue growth this year, the world's biggest chipmaker, Intel, has announced it is cutting its staff by some 5 percent -- or about 5,350 of its global workforce of 107,000 employees.
IBM remains the king of new U.S. patents. According to a new tabulation, the venerable computing company once again beats out Samsung, Sony, Microsoft and Apple with nearly 7,000 patents last year alone.
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