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China Chip

In a move that could set back China’s tech ambitions by as much as a decade, U.S President Joe Biden is chipping away at the China chip industry. This move aims to stifle Beijing’s tech and military ambitions. The actions are intended to stop China from receiving essential technology that may be used in a […]

Photonic Integrated Circuits

We generate about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data per day. This rate of data creation will increase as the IoT (Internet of Things) gains popularity. In 2020, there will be about 44 zettabytes of data worldwide. By 2025, there will probably be 175 zettabytes of data, considering how much data is produced every day. With […]

Taiwan Raids Chinese Firms

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 […]

Broadcom

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. […]

ASML

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 […]

Chip

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

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 […]