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AMD: DOJ Won't File Charges Over ATI's Strategies

From PC World: The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) won't file criminal charges over the pricing and marketing strategies of graphics chipmaker ATI Technologies, now owned by Advanced Micro Devices, the company said Monday.

The DOJ told AMD on Friday the entire investigation is closed, said Michael Silverman, AMD spokesman.

Micron to buy $400 million stake in memory maker

From CNET Micron Technology announced Sunday that it is buying Qimonda AG's $400 million stake in Inotera Memories.

notera was founded as a joint venture by Qimonda (formerly the memory products division of Infineon Technologies) and Nanya Technology. Micron said the deal constitutes an expansion of its relationship with Nanya.

Lenovo mulls Fujitsu Siemens investment

From EETimes: The Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo is considering to take over the Siemens shares in the Fujitsu Siemens Computer joint venture. According to media releases here, the company says that it is considering "all options".

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Apple slates laptop event for next Tuesday

From InfoWorld: Apple issued invitations Thursday for an event next Tuesday on its Cupertino, Calif., campus that will tout laptops.

"The spotlight turns to notebooks," the invitation sent to reporters read. The only other information Apple provided was its 10 a.m. PDT kickoff and driving directions to the building where the company will hold the event.

Amazon to offer volume discounts for S3

From InfoWorld: Amazon's AWS cloud computing subsidiary will institute a new tiered pricing structure for its hosted storage service that includes price cuts for high-volume customers.

Simple Storage Service (S3) has reached a level of usage, holding 29 billion objects and handling 70,000 requests per second, that allows AWS to bring down its rates, the company said Thursday.

Yahoo investor: Sell to Microsoft for $22 a share

From CNET Mithras Capital Partners, which reportedly owns more than 1.9 million shares, or 0.14 percent of Yahoo, suggested a new deal Thursday to sell the company to Microsoft for $22 a share, a 74 percent premium on Yahoo's current stock price, Reuters reported. A Mithras Capital partner plans to send a letter proposing the deal to Microsoft and Yahoo on Thursday night, Reuters said.

Seagate Works to Establish Industry Standard for SSD Endurance

From DailyTech: The technology behind HDDs is tried, true, and comfortable for consumers and enterprise customers alike. New technology in the form of the solid state drive (SSD) has slowly trickled into the environment with the promise of much higher performance than the traditional platter-based HDD can provide.

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