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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

Cellino is using AI and machine learning to scale production of stem cell therapies

Cellino, a company developing a platform to automate stem cell production, presented today at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021’s Startup Battlefield to detail how its system, which combines AI technology

Europe plans a Chips Act to boost semiconductor sovereignty

The EU will use legislation to push for greater resilience and sovereignty in regional semiconductor supply chains. The bloc’s president trailed a forthcoming “European Chips Act” in

6 tips for establishing your startup’s global supply chain

A global supply chain is, well, global. Each region, supplier and subcontractor in your chain needs to work in harmony with each other, because a single snag can ruin the whole process.

Top four highlights of Elon Musk’s Tesla AI Day

Elon Musk wants Tesla to be seen as “much more than an electric car company.” On Thursday’s Tesla AI Day, the CEO described Tesla as a company with “deep AI activity in hardware on the inferen

Motivo raises $12M Series A to speed up chip design with AI

Chip design is a long slog of trial and error, taking years to bring a design to market. Motivo, a five-year-old startup from a chip industry veteran, is creating software to speed up chip design from

China roundup: Keep down internet upstarts, cultivate hard tech

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The tech industry in China h

Semiconductor wafer producer SK Siltron CSS to invest $300M in US to boost EV supply chain

The United States has fallen behind China and Europe in the production and adoption of electric vehicles, especially from 2017 to 2020, according to a study by the International Council on Clean Trans

Bosch opens $1.2 billion chip plant in Germany

Germany technology and parts supplier Robert Bosch opened a €1 billion ($1.2 billion) chip factory in Dresden, Germany on Monday, the single largest investment in the company’s history. The plant,

Semiconductor specialist Alphawave IP plans $4.5B London IPO and move to UK HQ

Alphawave IP is a global semiconductor IP company that focuses on the way semiconductors communicate — something which is going to be crucial as 5G data networks roll out and start to power everythi
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