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  • Chip makers start to resume work in Japan

    High-tech companies in Japan are slowly starting to get some of their manufacturing plants up and running after a <a href="">massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami</a> hammered the country nearly two weeks ago.

  • Display tech to watch this year: E-paper stretches its wings

    No. 3 on our list of display tech to watch this year is e-paper, the technology behind most of today's popular e-book readers. <a href="">Apple</a>'s April 2010 launch of the <a href="">iPad</a> media tablet and its runaway success gave e-reader manufacturers a scare. But while the market has bifurcated, the pie has gotten bigger and both markets continue to grow.

  • Memory chip prices surge in wake of Japan's quake

    Prices for DRAM and NAND flash memory chips shot up Monday in the wake of Japan's earthquake and tsunami as markets displayed concern over fabrication plant shutdowns, power outages and supply chain shortages.

  • Display tech to watch this year: Multitouch catches fire

    Touch-screen panels have been around for more than a decade, but it was the 2007 introduction of a multitouch screen in Apple's iPhone that galvanized the market. Now the business is going gangbusters -- as are the innovations that touch-screen manufacturers hope will build on Apple's success.