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AMD confirms ex-Apple and Qualcomm execs new focus on SoCs and more

AMD confirms ex-Apple and Qualcomm execs new focus on SoCs and more

AMD has confirmed its two new mobile chip experts on the team, snagged from Apple and Qualcomm in recent weeks, after reports that the processor company was focusing on SoC-development to take a bite of the smartphone and tablet market. Charles Matar and Wayne Meretsky - who shift over from Qualcomm and Apple, respectively - had been revealed to have joined AMD's ranks earlier this week, though at the time the chip maker declined to detail their new responsibilities. Now, however, the cat is out the bag.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 22, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 22, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Perhaps the biggest story from the afternoon, Samsung's reported mobile roadmap for 2013 leaked out with the rumored Galaxy Note 8 leading the charge. We heard that the highly anticipated Galaxy S IV might be getting an announcement on March 22, while Microsoft finally announced Surface Pro's release date, setting it for February 9, 2013. The iPhone might have its best-selling quarter yet in Q1, while Google revealed its earnings for Q4 2012 (spoiler alert: it made a lot of money).

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AMD ends Q4 2012 with net loss of $473 million

AMD ends Q4 2012 with net loss of $473 million

AMD has delivered its financial results for Q4 2012, and things aren't looking too hot for the company as we head into 2013. While AMD reported revenues of $1.16 billion for the fourth quarter, that figure is down 9% sequentially and a significant 32% year-over-year. Not making things any better, AMD reported a net lost of $473 million for the quarter, with loss-per-share coming in at $0.63.

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AMD grabs ex-Apple and Qualcomm mobile chip specialists

AMD grabs ex-Apple and Qualcomm mobile chip specialists

AMD has snatched two mobile processor specialists from Qualcomm and Apple, bolstering its footprint in low-power chip design as it attempts to expand from the desktop and notebook markets. Wayne Mertsky, formerly of Apple's A-series chip division, and Charles Matar, previously one of Qualcomm's embedded chip experts, have joined AMD's ranks, the company confirmed to Reuters, but exactly what they'll do at their new employer is still the stuff of speculation.

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AMD accuses four of 100,000 document theft prior to NVIDIA defection

AMD accuses four of 100,000 document theft prior to NVIDIA defection

AMD has accused several former employees of stealing more than 100,000 confidential files before jumping ship to NVIDIA, potentially leaking trade secrets on high-profile gaming projects, and has filed for injunctive relief against the execs involved. "This is an extraordinary case of trade secret transfer/misappropriation and strategic employee solicitation," AMD writes in its complaint, ExtremeTech reports, alleging that some of its former team attempted to lure their ex-colleagues over to NVIDIA while also clearing out evidence that they'd raided AMD's document database.

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Lenovo Erazer X700 PC hands-on: beastly gaming in a sharp tower

Lenovo Erazer X700 PC hands-on: beastly gaming in a sharp tower

This week the folks at Lenovo have brought forth a beast: the Lenovo Erazer X700 takes on the gaming universe with a hammer-like appearance. This machine is taking on everything Lenovo knows about making the casing and surrounds a set of innards that includes dual-graphics support for NVIDIA GeForce or AMD Radeon HD GPUs, 3rd Generation Intel Core CPUs, and a massive amount of RAM: 32GB for the win. Have a peek at this machine up close and personal right here at CES 2013: Unveiled.

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