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Why in the world would chipmaker Broadcom be interested in VMware?

VMware expanded into cloud-native technologies over the years and has a diversified business, much related to the cloud. Broadcom isn’t involved in much of that, which makes it seem like a poor matc

Rivian shares pop even as Q1 losses widen amid EV production ramp up

Rivian saw its first-quarter losses widen nearly fourfold as the EV maker burned through cash battling supply chain constraints and production bottlenecks to bring its electric vehicles to market. Riv

NovaXS Biotech wants to make injection therapy needle-free

A startup spawned from a lab at the University of California, Berkeley has won investor support to work on its patented needle-free injector, which it hopes can make therapies that traditionally requi

Cadillac begins production of Lyriq crossovers, the GM luxury brand’s first EV

Cadillac began production on Monday of its first-ever electric vehicle, the $60,000 Lyriq crossover. General Motors’ luxury brand has high hopes for the SUV as the first model in the battery-electri

VCs weigh in on Europe’s future in the critical deep tech market

We discussed deep tech with Cottonwood Technology Fund's Michael Jackson, Outsized Ventures' Isabel Fox, Amadeus Capital Partners' Nick Kingsbury and Andrea Traversone, and XAnge's Cyril Bertrand.

The US must harness the power of Silicon Valley to spur military innovation

Harnessing the extraordinary potential of the U.S. private sector and bringing its vastly superior resources to bear more effectively is the key to prevailing in this strategic competition.

Intel to acquire Tower Semiconductor for $5.4B to build on custom foundry strategy

When Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger announced the company’s foundry strategy last March, he dubbed it IDM (integrated device manufacturing) 2.0. At the time, the company announced the first part of tha

Europe’s Chips Act to bake in up to €2BN in funding support for startups and scale-ups

European Union lawmakers have today presented a Chips Act: Their plan, trailed last fall: to bolster regional sovereignty in semiconductor production and supply chain resilience through a package of t

Daily Crunch: Google dumps FloC plan, proposes new Topics API for ad targeting

Today our cup overflows with news. There’s simply too much going on to cover in a single newsletter, so I’ve tried to fit in as much as possible.

SK Hynix gets China approval to take over Intel’s NAND business 

South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix said on Wednesday it has received merger clearance from the Chinese antitrust authority for its $9 billion acquisition of Intel Corp’s NAND and SSD (solid-state drive

AI chip maker Kneron raises $25M for autonomous driving push

AI chips, which are semiconductors designed to accelerate machine learning, have many applications. One of the promising use cases, according to Albert Liu, is using AI chips in autonomous driving veh

Taiwan’s bargaining chips?

While Taiwan undoubtedly enjoys its current semiconductor dominance and the leverage that gives it over both China and the U.S., neither feel comfortable with the status quo.

Developers and designers can help businesses manage the semiconductor shortage

The semiconductor shortage is going to continue to cause disruptions, so it is up to businesses to make changes now to set up their organizations as future-proof.

UK opens in-depth probe of Nvidia-ARM deal, citing national security and competition concerns

Chipmaker Nvidia’s planned $40 billion purchase of U.K.-based chip designer ARM will face an in-depth probe by the U.K.’s competition regulator after the government ordered the Competition

South Korean chipmakers will submit semiconductor data to the U.S. by Nov. 8 deadline

South Korean firms Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix will disclose some semiconductor data to the U.S. government, the South Korean Ministry of Economy and Finance said.  According to a statement rele

Tencent’s foray into chips isn’t at all surprising

Tencent unveiled its progress in chips for the first time this week, which immediately gave its stock price a modest boost. Silicon seems distant from the giant’s main arenas of video games and

Bosch to invest another $467 million to boost chipmaking capacity

German technology and parts supplier Robert Bosch GmbH will invest another €400 million ($467 million) to expand its chip manufacturing facilities in response to the ongoing semiconductor shortage t

US government bans sale of hacking tools to China and Russia

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that it will ban the export of hacking tools to authoritarian governments in an effort to curb violations of human rights and other malicious cyber activi

Everything is accelerating in the exponential age

Buckle up, it’s going to be a wild ride. The pace of change over the last few decades is only set to accelerate in the coming years, as improvements in biology, medicine, spacecraft, manufacturing,

Speedata emerges from stealth with $70M and groundbreaking chip technology to accelerate big data analytics processing

Data centers are taking on ever-more specialized chips to handle different kinds of workloads, moving away from CPUs and adopting GPUs and other kinds of accelerators to handle more complex and resour
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