Taiwain’s UMC pleads guilty to Micron IP theft

Taiwan-based UMC (United Microelectronics Corp.) has pleaded guilty in a San Francisco court to trade secret theft from Micron and will pay a $60m fine.  Prosecutors dropped charges of economic espionage...

Mainframe downcycle: IBM’s storage revenues slump in Q3

IBM’s storage revenues dipped 20 per cent in Big Blue’s third 2020 quarter, driven down by adverse mainframe cycle dynamics. The company reported Q3 revenues of $17.6bn, down 2.6 per...

Bits and bytes in bacteria: DNA data storage in living cells

Chinese scientists in Tianjin University have stored and retrieved 445KB of digital data from living E. coli bacteria cells and say E.coli represents a stable DNA storage medium. Up until...