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Biden Blacklists China’s Ymtc, Crackdowns on AI Chip Sector

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 […]

U.S., UK Export Controls Hit China’s Access to Arm’s Chip Designs -Ft

Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd cannot buy some of the most advanced chip designs after the SoftBank-owned British chip tech firm Arm Ltd determined that U.S. and Britain would not approve licences to export technology to China, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. This is the first known time that Arm has decided […]

TSMC Plans to Make More Advanced Chips in U.S. on Apple’s Push - Bloomberg News

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co will offer advanced 4-nanometer chips when its new $12-billion plant in Arizona opens in 2024, spurred by U.S. customers including Apple Inc to do so, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. TSMC is expected to announce the new plan when U.S. President Joe Biden and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo visit Phoenix for […]

EU Countries Back Billion-Euro Chip Plan Ahead of Talks with Lawmakers

EU countries on Wednesday agreed to a 45-billion-euro ($46.6 billion) plan to fund the production of chips, putting the 27-country bloc a step closer to its goal of reducing its reliance on U.S. and Asian manufacturers. EU envoys unanimously backed an amended version of the European Commission’s proposal, the Czech Republic which holds the rotating […]

Tsmc Planning Advanced Chip Production in Arizona, Says Company’s Founder

Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC is planning to produce chips with advanced 3-nanometre technology at its new factory in the U.S. state of Arizona but the plans are not completely finalised yet, the company’s founder Morris Chang said on Monday. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC), a major Apple Inc supplier and the world’s largest contract chipmaker, […]

Chip Giant Taiwan Eyes Bigger Tax Breaks for Tech R&D to Retain Competitive Edge

Taiwan on Thursday proposed larger tax breaks for technology companies’ research and development (R&D), seeking to retain its leading position in semiconductor manufacturing as other countries offer billions to bolster their chip industries. The economy ministry said it is imperative for Taiwan to remain competitive as countries including the United States, Japan and South Korea […]

Buffett’s Berkshire Discloses $4.1 Billion Tsmc Stake

Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it bought more than $4.1 billion of stock in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, a rare significant foray into the technology sector by billionaire Warren Buffett’s conglomerate. The news sent shares in TSMC soaring, closing up 7.9 percent in Taiwan on Tuesday, as it boosted investor sentiment for the world’s largest contract chipmaker, […]

Smartphone Chip Firm Mediatek CEO Sees ‘Incremental’ Move Away From Taiwan

Tensions between China and the United States are pushing some manufacturer companies to talk about moving some of their supply chain away from Taiwan as well, although it’s “incremental,” the head of Taiwan’s most important smartphone chip design firm told Reuters over the weekend. Some of the “very large (equipment manufacturers) will require their chip […]