Qualcomm in hot water over antitrust
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Illegally suppressed competition

US chipmaker Qualcomm stifled smartphone chip market competition by threatening to cut off supplies and extracting excessive licensing fees, a US judge ruled.

Benchmarks show how much Spectre and Meltdown mitigation slow Intel chips
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I expect you to die, Mr Intel,

Phoronix has been testing chips to see how bad Spectre and Meltdown patches harmed the performance of CPUs and the news is horrible for Intel.

Huawei ban hurts US tech too
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Intel, Qualcomm, Google, Microsoft

The four above are just the tip of the iceberg and probably the companies that will most suffer from the ban, but ISV like Adobe, antivirus makers, any US-based software maker on Android or Windows selling to Huawei will be affected too.

Geeks rescue old IBM mainframe
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IBM 360 Model 20 mainframe

Adam Bradley and engineer Chris Blackburn have rescued an IBM 360 Model 20 mainframe from an abandoned building "in the backstreets of Nuremberg, Germany".

Euro chipmakers suffer because of Trump's trade war
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Shareholders fear that they might be forced into a global ban

European chipmakers Infineon Technologies, AMS and STMicroelectronics shares fell sharply amid worries  Huawei Technologies suppliers may suspend shipments to the Chinese firm due to a US crackdown.