Chip Production

Samsung Elec starts 3-Nanometre Chip Production to Lure New Foundry Customers

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it has begun mass producing chips with advanced 3-nanometre technology, the first to do so globally, as it seeks new clients to catch far bigger rival TSMC in contract chip manufacturing. Compared with conventional 5-nanometre chips, the newly developed first-gen 3-nanometre process can reduce power consumption by up […]

Japan's Renesas, India's Tata Motors Partner to Develop Chip Solutions

Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp and India’s Tata Motors have formed a strategic partnership to design, develop and make semiconductor solutions, the firms said on Wednesday. The move comes as a persistent global shortage of semiconductor chips has hobbled the automotive and electronics industries, among others, forcing production cutbacks, while highlighting global dependence on a […]

What Reaching the Size Limit of the Transistor Means for the Future

The advances in computing and communications wouldn’t have been possible without the transistor. This small semiconductor device invented at Bell Labs in 1947, has allowed the proliferation of integrated circuits, the core element in any hardware component. The latest semiconductor shortage is a clear reflection of the important place it has in current technologies. Over […]

Taiwan Raids Chinese Firms in Latest Crackdown on Chip Engineer-Poaching

Taiwan authorities raided ten Chinese companies suspected of illegally poaching chip engineers and other tech talent this week, the island’s Investigation Bureau said on Thursday, the latest crackdown on Chinese firms to protect its chip supremacy. Home to chipmaker giant TSMC and accounting for the majority of the world’s most advanced semiconductor manufacturing capacity, Taiwan […]

Chipmaker Broadcom in Talks to Acquire VMware -Sources

Broadcom Inc is in talks to acquire cloud service provider VMware Inc in a deal which could transform the chipmaker into a diversified tech firm, people familiar with the matter said. Negotiations between Broadcom and VMware are ongoing and a deal is not imminent, the sources said. The deal terms being discussed are not known. […]

Computer Chip Giant ASML Places Big Bets on a Tiny Future

ASML, a semiconductor industry and stock market giant, has to think smaller. Or maybe bigger. It is building machines the size of double-decker buses, weighing over 200 tonnes, in its quest to produce beams of focused light that create the microscopic circuitry on computer chips used in everything from phones and laptops to cars and […]

U.S, E.U Will Seek to Head Off Subsidy Race Over Chip Production, Official Says

The United States and European Union will announce a joint effort to avert a “subsidy race” as they scramble to boost production of scarce semiconductor chips, a senior Biden administration official said. The move will be unveiled at the second meeting of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC), taking place on Sunday and Monday […]

Intel forecasts gloomy quarter on supply-chain woes, shares fall

Chipmaker Intel Corp forecast second-quarter revenue and profit below Wall Street expectations on Thursday on worries of weak demand in its largest market, PCs, and increased supply-chain uncertainty due to COVID-19 lockdowns in China. Shares of the company fell 5 percent in after-market trading. Rising inflation, resurgence of COVID-19 in China and uncertainties around the […]

Chip Startups Using Light Instead of Wires Gaining Speed and Investments

Computers using light rather than electric currents for processing, only years ago seen as research projects, are gaining traction and startups that have solved the engineering challenge of using photons in chips are getting big funding. In the latest example, Ayar Labs, a startup developing this technology called silicon photonics, said on Tuesday it had […]

Taiwan Premier Calls for Speedy Passage of Chip Protection Laws

Taiwan’s premier has called for the swift passage of revisions to laws mandating tougher punishments to prevent China from stealing its chip technology, saying the threat from the “red supply chain” needed an effective deterrence. In February, Taiwan’s Cabinet proposed toughening the rules, amid rising concern in Taipei that Beijing, which claims the democratically ruled […]