Intel plans to build a $19 billion chip plant in Germany
Intel has confirmed plans to build a semiconductor plant in Germany as part of an investment of up to €80 billion ($88 billion) in Europe over the next decade.
Qualcomm’s new mobile flagship, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, arrives on devices this year
It’s that time of year again. Analysts and journalists from across the globe have convened in Hawaii to witness Qualcomm announce its big chip news for the year. Just a few days of sun, surf, Snapdr
Almanac is building a faster doc editor for the remote work era
Few things have captured Silicon Valley-based investors’ attention in recent years quite like the quest to back the successor(s) to Google Docs. The estimable and entrenched productivity suite h
OneNav locates $21M from GV to map our transition to the next generation of GPS
GPS is one of those science fiction technologies whose use is effortless for the end user and endlessly challenging for the engineers who design it. It’s now at the heart of modern life: everything
With Tony Fadell’s help, Advano is building battery components to power an electric future
Using scrap silicon as its feedstock, a New Orleans-based company called Advano has raised $18.5 million to manufacture battery components to enable more powerful, smaller and longer-lasting batteries
Consumer internet startups go mainstream outside of Silicon Valley
In the past year, New York has reached a tipping point as consumer-facing startups proliferate and similarly Los Angeles is gaining notice with the success of Snap and Dollar Shave Club among others.
Google fires the engineer who wrote that viral memo criticizing its diversity efforts
Google has fired the employee behind a controversial memo on gender diversity that went viral inside the company, as well as across Silicon Valley and much of the world's tech industry. The author, wh
Former Rhapsody CEO and writer Rob Reid talks about fiction, finding an audience and the future
It takes a lot of smarts to move from tech CEO to full-time novelist, but Rob Reid pulled it off. The author of After On, Reid has spent years in the murk and mire of Silicon Valley and is ready to na
YouTube puts $1M behind Creators for Change
YouTube might be one of the only communities on earth more eccentric than Silicon Valley. You can find videos of cats pretending to be people, people pretending to be cats, and whatever the hell this
Qualtrics adds former Google and Apple exec Kim Scott to the board to help pull in top Silicon Valley talent
Billion-dollar customer insight startup Qualtrics hopes to recruit top Silicon Valley talent to its home base in Utah as it continues to grow and part of that strategy involves adding professional tec
This startup just got $4 million to get you to eat more bugs
Gross? Well, that gross idea just pulled in a $4 million Series A round from AccellFoods, existing investor Collaborative Fund and a bunch of angels including Nas and Tim Ferriss. The team behind the
INNOVATE2016: Darrell Issa On What Washington DC Can Learn From Silicon Valley?
According to <a target="_blank" href="https://issa.house.gov/">nine-term San Diego Congressman</a>, Darrell Issa, the 21st century has started everywhere…. except Washington DC.
With Detroit Taking A Lyft In A Driverless Car, What’s Next For Cities?
Transportation and geography have always been intertwined. Specifically, the auto industry, with Detroit being the prime example, was once more tightly tied to place. The same can be said for the tech
The iPhone 5’s Greatest Inside Story: Chipmaking Maturation For Apple
The iPhone 5 brings a lot to the table, but a lot of its changes lie under the hood away from prying eyes. Or, at least, away from those eyes until Friday when it'll get opened up by a host of folks,
Patek Philippe Invests In Silicon Micro Parts Research For Watches
<img src="http://cdn.ablogtoread.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/patek_5550P_mvt_detail_lg.jpg">Silicon for the win! The material that has had watch brands debating and experimenting is here to stay an
Nooka "Asset Organizer" seems like a bad wallet
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/nooka.jpg" />Sorry Nooka, you're probably not going to like me much. Looking at the pictures of this wallet, I see several issues. First
New bendable silicon semiconductor chip may pave the way for fancier gadgets
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/bendable.jpg" /> Major Japanese chemical company <a href="http://http://www.teijin.co.jp/english/">Teijin</a>, in cooperation with Calif
Black silicon: vastly more light-sensitive, good for solar cells etc
Put this stuff on your “tech to watch” list along with magnetic batteries, liquid lenses, and all this stuff. This “black silicon” was ordinary until it was blasted by an incre
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
Interesting: 3D chips with microscopic water cooling
Chips these days are pretty much flat. And I’m not talking about tortilla chips. They call those silicon things wafers for a reason: all those little gates and channels are lying flat in a singl