semiconductors

These are the competitive pressures driving automakers to accelerate new tech adoption

The transformations that companies like Tesla, Uber and Lyft bring to the auto industry are changing more than just the ways car companies think about drivetrains and ownership, and it’s opening

Mythic launches a chip to enable computer vision and voice control on any device

Hardware that responds to voice commands is already out there and probably in your hand or house right now. Whether it’s a smartphone, smart speaker or wearable, it has to connect to the cloud to de

Phononic raises a cool $40 million to make quiet, spacious refrigerators

Refrigeration and air conditioning used to require vapor compressors, chemicals like Freon, fans, water chillers or passive heat sinks. But a North Carolina company called Phononic has developed solid

UK graphics company Imagination Technologies is laying off 350 as it feels the iPhone pinch

Smartphone sales are slowing down, and it looks like Apple might see its first iPhone sales decline in the next quarter. That pinch is now being felt by one of Apple’s key suppliers. UK comp

Qualcomm Signs New Patent Licensing Deals In China

Qualcomm announced today that it has inked new patent licensing deals in China with smartphone manufacturers Beijing Tianyu Communication Equipment and Haier Group. The San Diego-based chipmaker has m

Israel Grows From Startup Nation To Exit Nation

Thanks to a string of big exits over the past year, Israel’s technology companies are moving the country from a startup nation to an exit nation. With nearly $15 billion in exits through mergers

Indice Semiconductor, Maker Of Energy-Saving Chips, Raises $6M Series A

Indice Semiconductor has raised a $6 million Series A to focus on marketing its chips, which use an algorithm that the company says can help appliances save energy. The round was led by Allen Alley, t

ARM CEO Warren East Is Stepping Down And Getting Replaced By President Simon Segars

Warren East, the executive who has seen UK semiconductor juggernaut <a target="_blank" href="http://www.arm.com">ARM Holdings</a> through some of its most explosive growth, fuelled by deals with compa

Taking A Big Hit On Design, Samsung Doubles Down On Chips, Puts $974M Into ASML

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.samsung.com">Samsung Electronics</a> has been <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/08/24/apple-wins-patent-ruling-as-jury-finds-samsung-infringes/">knocked har

Microchip Giant ARM Reports Q2 Earnings: Sales £136M, Net Profit £39.4M, EPS Of £3.58; ‘Record Order Backlog’

ARM Holdings -- supplier of microchips for Apple's iPhone and iPad products, Samsung's Galaxy line and soon technology for Microsoft's Windows 8 devices -- continues to report strong results while rid

Why Apple Bought Anobit

Apple finally <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-11/apple-acquires-israel-based-flash-memory-part-maker-anobit.html">confirmed</a> earlier <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/2

Sony To Pay $600 Million For Toshiba Plant, To Double CMOS Sensor Production

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/sony_exmor_cmos.jpg" /> Japan's biggest business daily, The Nikkei, is reporting that <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/sony">Sony<

Semiconductor industry hit by economic downturn

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/semiconductor-560x420.jpg" /> Semiconductor sales dropped in October, but <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/156258/semiconductor_s

The future of Moore's law: IBM's chief technologist weighs in

Trouble ahead, captain! Before ten years is out, our pattern of reducing the size of semiconductors (for example, the move to 45nm from 65nm with Penryn) every two years or so is going to hit a brick