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5 charged in $37M heist at California tech firm

Five men have been charged in a $37 million armed heist at a technology firm that authorities called the largest computer chip robbery ever in the San Francisco Bay area — one of the nation's tech hotspots. Full story

ASML 1Q earnings more than triple to euro395M

ASML Holding NV, Europe's largest supplier of equipment to computer chip makers such as Intel and Samsung, says its first quarter earnings more than tripled on strong customer demand, and it expects record profits in 2011, despite fallout from the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters in Japan. Full story

Can 'ninja particles' defeat super bugs?

   IBM is turning computer chip technology into a powerful way to fight diseases resistant to antibiotics. KNTV's Scott Budman reports.

Chip test system maker Advantest to acquire Verigy

Computer chip testing system maker Advantest Corp. said Monday it has agreed to buy all outstanding shares of Verigy Ltd. in a deal worth $1.1 billion. Full story

New Fitness Apparel Will Sport Sensors and Microchips

A new breed of fitness apparel equipped with flexible sensors and microchips for measuring  overall physical health­— everything from heartrate and blood pressure to joint injuries— could be less than two years away. Full story

Deepest Probe of a Magnet's Workings Could Boost Computers

In a development that holds potential for both data storage and biomedical imaging, researchers have used a new technique to obtain the highest-ever resolution scan of the inside of a magnet. Full story

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