Qualcomm may have recently unveiled its 700-series chipsets, but the competition is just heating up. MediaTek is unveiling a new series of chipsets too.
South Korea's industry minister said Wednesday the government will step up support for large-scale research and development (R&D) projects to develop cutting-edge memory chips.
With the SSD and NAND flash memory markets booming, Western Digital has made the tough decision to shut down its HDD (hard disk drive) manufacturing factory in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by the end of 2019.
Intel's market leadership in the semiconductor industry may be at risk, according to Evercore ISI. The firm lowered its rating to in line from outperform for Intel shares, saying the search for the company's next CEO will add to investor uncertainty.
The five-year agreement will leverage the full range of Microsoft's cloud solutions, including Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365.
Oracle joins IBM, SAP, and Microsoft in offering blockchain-as-a-service for companies hoping to deploy the distributed ledger technology without the expenses associated with embracing the technology in-house.
The company's shares fell as much as 2.5 percent in after-market trading even as Texas Instruments reported second-quarter earnings and sales that beat estimates.
Moore's Law is dead, long live AI. That's the semiconductor industry's new rallying cry, sounded at a daylong symposium sponsored by Applied Materials at Semicon West.
Microsoft has called for facial recognition technology to be regulated by government, with for laws governing its acceptable uses.
South Korea has warned that the trade war between the US and China could hit its exports of "intermediary goods" used in Chinese home appliances, computers and telecoms devices, fuelling concerns over the economic impact on third countries.
The Financial Times
The US and China are in the early innings of a trade war, and prominent economist Stephen Roach says it's the United States that's on track to lose.
While Intel has yet to detail its upcoming Cascade Lake processors for servers, some of the key characteristics are beginning to emerge. According to a new report from ServeTheHome, some of the new chips will support up to 3.84 TB of memory per socket, double the amount supported by contemporary Skylake-based Xeon Platinum M-series CPUs that support 1.5 TB of DDR4, due to combining 512 GB Optane DIMMs and 128GB DDR4 DIMMs. For a dual socket system, this rises to up to 7.68 TB per node.
Martin Ashton previously at Intel and Imagination Technologies now moves towards AMD where he has taken the position of corporate vice president for all Radeon Technologies.
The US has ramped up its trade war with China, listing US$200 billion worth of additional products it plans to place tariffs on as soon as September. The move comes just days after the two countries imposed tit-for-tat tariffs of US$34 billion on each other's goods.
SK Hynix said Tuesday it will establish a joint venture in China to build a new 200 mm wafer analog foundry production line.
Thanks to a licensing deal with AMD and a complex joint-venture arrangement, the Chinese chip producer Chengdu Haiguang IC Design (Hygon) is now producing x86-based server processors that are largely indistinguishable from AMD's EPYC processors - so close in design that Linux kernel developers had to do little in the way of patching to support the new processor family, called "Dhyana." The server chips are being manufactured for domestic use only - part of an effort to break China's dependence on foreign technology companies.
Speaking from a blockchain conference in Morocco over the weekend, Google co-founder Sergey Brin said the Internet giant missed its chance to be at the forefront of blockchain technology. Brin, who currently serves as president of Google parent company Alphabet, joined blockchain technology leaders and researchers on a panel at Richard Branson's exclusive Blockchain Summit.
Qualcomm's veep of data centre technologies, Dileep Bhandarkar, has left the company, it appears.
Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, has set up a new artificial intelligence company in California's Silicon Valley to improve its AI-based industrial internet capabilities.
Nikkei Asian Review
Intel will not be supplying Apple with radio chips in a future iPhone release, a report claims, with the chip producer said to have stopped development of parts that would have enabled 5G cellular communications on an upcoming version of Apple's smartphone.
Samsung Electronics is expected to post its smallest profit growth in more than a year in the second quarter, as lackluster sales of its premium Galaxy smartphones overshadow its highly profitable chip business.
After months of threats and skirmishes, the trade war between the United States and China is about to get serious.
UMC is turning out to be the perfect patsy in China's ongoing campaign to stick it to the US over technology, intellectual property and trade.
Wall Street Journal
V2X communication is still in its early stages, but Hyundai is determined to ensure that it won't be left playing catch-up in the future.
At the end of last November, Google announced that Diane Bryant, who at the time was on a leave of absence from her position as the head of Intel's data center group, would become Google Cloud's new COO. This was a major coup for Google, but it wasn't meant to last. After only seven months on the job, Bryant has left Google Cloud.
The US has said it will allow the Chinese tech giant ZTE to temporarily re-start some business activities as it considers lifting a seven-year ban imposed on the firm earlier this year.
One case involved a Taiwanese unit of Idaho-based Micron Technology. On a spring day in 2016, a 41-year-old engineer for the unit opened his company laptop and, according to Taiwanese prosecutors, tapped into Google search: "clear computer use records."
Wall Street Journal
Chinese e-commerce giants such as JD and Alibaba are currently trialing blockchain to perfect their huge supply chains. The AI blockchain combo also has a bright future in market analysis and forecasting.
Nvidia launched its current generation of GeForce gaming GPUs more than two years ago, and we might just see the next generation, rumored to be named the GeForce GTX 11 Series, in August. While Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said the next GeForce GPUs would be "a long time from now recently, all signs now point toward next month for the launch of the GeForce GTX 1180.
If you're looking for a new super-compact Next Unit of Computing (NUC) from Intel, the company is gearing up to launch five new "Bean Canyon" models with eighth-generation processors. Dates and prices are unknown for now, but they will be more "mainstream" than the skull-bearing "Hades Canyon" NUC released at the beginning of the year.
The US government moved on Monday to block China Mobile from offering services to the US telecommunications market, recommending its application be rejected because the government-owned firm posed national security risks.
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Tesla's news isn't all positive now that it has met its Model 3 production milestone. The company has confirmed to Bloomberg that senior engineering VP Doug Field has left the company. It's not clear why Field left or who his replacement will be.
Chinese retailer and cloud infrastructure provider Alibaba is the latest company to think up its own design for processors that can run artificial intelligence software. It joins a crowded roster of companies already working on similar custom designs, including Alphabet, Facebook and Apple.
Apple will soon land a second supplier for the organic light-emitting diode screens used in high-end iPhones, according to people familiar with the matter, a key step in the US company's push to reduce iPhone costs and its dependence on Samsung Electronics.
Apple may choose to use modems manufactured by MediaTek instead of modems from Intel in future iPhones, according to an investor's note from Northland analyst Gus Richard that was shared by Bloomberg.
Google devices and apps have experienced serious outages that lasted for more than 12 hours and affected millions of users. The issue affected Google Home and Google Home Mini - speakers that respond to voice commands - as well as Chromecast - a device that plugs into a television and allows people to watch video content.
President Donald Trump is coming to Wisconsin to officiate at Thursday's ceremonial groundbreaking for the massive Foxconn Technology Group project in Racine County - and to put his personal stamp on his vision of an American manufacturing revival.
ON Semiconductor plans to invest $51 million to support expansion of the Luzerne County facility. The ON Semiconductor Mountain Top location specializes in the manufacturing of semiconductor discrete devices used in power management applications across a wide variety of industries including automotive, industrial, communication and computing.
WinFuture says it has obtained details surrounding SDM1000 (possibly Snapdragon 1000), a previously hinted-at CPU that would be designed from the start for PCs. It would have a relatively huge design compared to most ARM designs (20mm x 15mm) and would consume a laptop-like 12W of power across the entire system-on-a-chip. I
A federal jury in Texas ordered Samsung Electronics to pay $400 million to a South Korean university for infringing one of fundamental patents related to double gate FinFET transistors. The same jury found that Globalfoundries and Qualcomm had infringed the same patent, but the two companies were not ordered to pay damages.