AI Chips

Biden Blacklists China’s Ymtc

The Biden administration on Thursday added Chinese memory chipmaker YMTC and 21 “major” Chinese players in the artificial intelligence chip sector to a trade blacklist, broadening its crackdown on China’s chip industry. YMTC, long in the crosshairs of the U.S. government, was added to the list over fears it could divert American technology to previously […]

Japan to Invest up to $500 Million to Manufacture Advanced Chips

Japan said on Friday it will invest up to 70 billion yen ($500 million) in a new semiconductor company led by tech firms including Sony Group Corp and NEC Corp as it rushes to re-establish itself as a lead maker of advanced chips. “Semiconductors are going to be a critical component for the development of […]

The Commerce Department

The Biden administration plans next month to broaden curbs on U.S shipments to China of semiconductors used for artificial intelligence and chipmaking tools, several people familiar with the matter said. The Commerce Department intends to publish new regulations based on restrictions communicated in letters earlier this year to three U.S. companies — KLA Corp, Lam […]

U.S. AI Chips

High-profile universities and state-run research institutes in China have been relying on a U.S. computing chip to power their artificial intelligence (AI) technology but whose export to the country Washington has now restricted, a Reuters review showed. U.S. chip designer Nvidia Corp last week said U.S. government officials have ordered it to stop exporting its […]

Micron to Invest $15 Billion

Micron Technology Inc will invest about $15 billion over the next 10 years in a new memory-chip manufacturing facility in Boise, Idaho, where it is based, the company said on Thursday. The investment takes into account anticipated federal grants and credits under the CHIPS and Science Act and will create 17,000 jobs by the end […]

China AI Chip Restrictions

The United States beefed up its effort to cut off the flow of advanced technology to China by instructing Nvidia Corp and Advanced Micro Devices to stop sending their flagship artificial intelligence chips there. While the news shocked the chip sector by the time markets closed Thursday, sending the Philadelphia semiconductor index down 1.9 percent […]

AI Chips

A U.S. order to ban exports of some advanced chips to China is likely to hit almost any major tech company running public clouds or advanced AI chips for training modules in the country, experts said. Chip designer Nvidia Corp said on Wednesday that U.S. officials told it to stop exporting two top computing chips […]

Nvidia AI Chips to China

New restrictions on exports of cutting-edge chips from Nvidia Corp to China have signaled an escalation of the U.S. crackdown on Beijing’s technological prowess and alarmed investors already worried about an industry downturn. Shares of Nvidia fell 11 percent to $133.46 on Thursday, wiping out more than $40 billion in market value and dragging the […]