Nvidia taps China talent for autonomous driving endeavors

Nvidia has long been involved in the development of autonomous vehicle technologies, providing the industry with graphic processing units that can perform millions of calculations simultaneously. Now

For the CHIPS Act to pay off, the US needs a historic investment in memory production

Semiconductor memory is foundational to our nation’s technical leadership and yet is more at risk than ever.

Intel and Tower ink major foundry deal, $300M investment after Intel cancels its $5.4B Tower acquisition

Two weeks after Intel said it would cancel its plan to acquire Tower Semiconductor for $5.4 billion amidst pushback from regulators, the two companies intend to work together anyway. Intel today said

AMD plans to invest $400 million in India by 2028

AMD plans to invest around $400 million in India over the next five years and set up its largest design center in the country’s southern city of Bengaluru as the chipmaker joins the growing list

Samsung extends cut in memory chip production, will focus on high-end AI chips instead

Samsung Electronics continues to cut back its memory chip production, including NAND flash used in smartphones and PCs, after reporting a $3.4 billion (4.36 trillion won) operating loss in the second

China’s AI firms might further lose chip access in new US ban

The U.S. is weighing additional restrictions on AI chip export to China amid rising concerns over the use of advanced semiconductors for military modernization. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesda

Zero-Error Systems raises $7.5M for its radiation-hardened semiconductor integrated circuits

Space is a tough place for electronic circuits since radiation causes short circuits that result in mission failure, said Hwai Lin Khor, vice president of Zero-Error Systems. Many companies currently

Former Samsung exec accused of stealing data to build copycat chip plant in China

A former executive of Samsung Electronics stole the juggernaut’s confidential semiconductor data to build a copycat chip facility in China, South Korean prosecutors alleged on Monday. The 65-yea

The elephants in the room at Computex

This year’s Computex, the first since Taiwan eased pandemic-related travel restrictions, was a celebration of the world’s computing and chip industries. But amid the exhibitions, speeches and pro

NXP unveils its latest processor, the i.MX 91, during Computex

During Computex today, Dutch semiconductor giant NXP announced its i.MX 91, the latest processor from its i.MX 9 series of applications processors for industrial, medical, consumer and IoT use cases.

All the Nvidia news announced by Jensen Huang at Computex

Jensen Huang wants to bring generative AI to every data center, the Nvidia co-founder and CEO said during Computex in Taipei today. During the speech, Huang’s first public speech in almost four year

VW’s software arm Cariad hires semiconductor expert as US-based CEO

Volkswagen’s software arm Cariad is beefing up its U.S. tech hub with semiconductor experts, including the company’s new CEO, Scott Runner.  Runner has a 30-year career building hardware and semi

Bosch to acquire TSI Semiconductors to boost US chip production

Bosch will acquire the assets of U.S. chipmaker TSI Semiconductors to expand its semiconductor business with silicon carbide chips (SiC), the German engineering and technology giant said Wednesday. Bo

China probes Micron for cybersecurity risks, urges Japan to stay out of US chip export curbs 

The U.S. and China chip battle continues to escalate. In China, the country’s cybersecurity watchdog has initiated a probe into U.S. memory chip maker Micron Technology, according to a statement

How are global chipmakers preparing for the US-China chip war?

It appears the U.S. isn’t content to wager that small actions can achieve the wide-ranging impacts necessary to gain an edge over China in the development of AI and machine learning technologies.

Chain Reaction raises $70M, emerges from stealth to launch chips designed to compute encrypted data

As the networking industry explores homomorphic encryption, blockchains and other cryptographic techniques to take data protection and complex computing to the next level, one big roadblock to many of

Intel slashes dividend by nearly two-thirds to shore up cash as chip giant braces for a tough year

In January, when Intel reported one of its worst financial quarters in years, the chip giant worked to keep up investor confidence by holding its dividend steady at $0.365/share. Less than a month lat

SoftBank, NEC, Sony, Toyota + more team up for Rapidus, Japan’s bid for next-gen chip domination

As the tech war between the U.S. and China intensifies, Japan has spotted an opening to build a viable alternative for semiconductors — not least so that its own consumer electronics firms do no

China’s smartphone shipments slumped 23% in Jan-Aug

Smartphone shipment is often seen as the bellwether of China’s consumer spending, and right now, the picture isn’t very rosy. The world’s largest market for smartphones shipped 175.1

Biden’s new restrictions on exporting semiconductor tools hit China where it hurts

China has lofty goals for its semiconductor industry, but U.S. new restrictions threaten to undermine its progress.
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