Globalfoundries has announced that its 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX) technology platform has been certified to AEC-Q100 Grade 2 for production. As the industry's most advanced automotive-qualified FD-SOI process technology, GF's 22FDX platform includes a comprehensive set of technology and design enablement capabilities tailored to improve the performance and power efficiency of automotive integrated circuits (ICs) while maintaining adherence to strict automotive safety and quality standards.
Apple manufacturing partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has started mass production of next-generation processors for new iPhones launching later in 2018, according to people familiar with the matter.
This year Apple AAPL -0.18% will change its iPhone line-up dramatically. There will be three new models in three new sizes and - perhaps most surprisingly - some major price cuts. And now even Apple is giving us clues about this...
Micron Technology shares rose Monday after the Boise, Idaho-based memory chipmaker raised its guidance for the fiscal third quarter.
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The departure of Baidu's most senior operational executive threatens to derail the Chinese search giant's ambition of placing artificial intelligence at the heart of its business.
The chairman of South Korea's LG Group, Koo Bon-moo, instrumental to transforming the country's fourth-largest conglomerate into a global brand, passed away on Sunday after a year-long battle with brain disease.
Families of terrorism victims are warning the Trump administration may negotiate away US$150 million ZTE was expected to pay for violating US sanctions - a move that they say would send a terrible message to global firms thinking of doing business with rogue regimes.
China and the US say they will halt imposing punitive import tariffs, putting a possible trade war "on hold." The deal came after talks in the US aimed at persuading China to buy US$200 billin of US goods and services and thereby reduce the trade imbalance.
Signify has launched its new company name, following the amendment of the company's articles of association changing its name from Philips Lighting to Signify.
The new CEO of Globalfoundries has a charter to improve financial performance of the privately held chipmaker. Thus, Tom Caulfield is seeking partners for the company that is a distant second in a hotly competitive race to make chips.
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), China's top state-backed contract chipmaker, has placed an order for one set of extreme-ultraviolet lithography equipment, according to people familiar with the matter.
Nikkei Electronics Asia
Samsung Electronics is in talks with several smartphone makers including China's ZTE to supply mobile processor chips, a senior executive said, a move that will bring it in more direct competition with larger rival Qualcomm.
This follows news that the social network created a blockchain division.
Tim Cook and his MacBook team are facing a class-action lawsuit over the keyboard of the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro machines. The "butterfly" keyboards offer a much lower profile (allowing for a thinner bottom case on the MacOS-powered laptops), with a lighter feel to the keyboard at the expense of less travel in the keyboard action.
Tesla board members are facing shareholder scrutiny as the electric vehicle and clean energy company struggles to contain costs and ramp up production of its Model 3 sedans.
The iconic US printer and copier company announced the move in a statement late Sunday, saying it had reached a new agreement with activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, who had bitterly opposed the Fujifilm deal. The Japanese company said it disputes Xerox's "unilateral decision" and doesn't think the US company has the legal right to ax the deal.
US President Donald Trump has said he wants to help save ZTE, one of China's biggest telecoms companies.
The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday it is sending a team to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to investigate a fatal crash involving a 2014 Tesla Model S. Two teenagers were killed and a third was injured when the vehicle crashed on State Route A1A.
The California Energy Commission (CEC) passed a first-in-the nation rule Wednesday, mandating all new homes constructed in the state be equipped with solar panels.
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Qualcomm is preparing to give up its push to develop processors for data-center servers, an effort that sought to break Intel's hold on the lucrative market, according to a person familiar with the company's plans.
In a move that could further heighten tensions with the US, China is poised to announce a new fund of about CNY300 billion (US$47.4 billion) to spur development of its semiconductor industry as it seeks to close the technology gap with the US and other rivals, according to people familiar with the matter.
Wall Street Journal
China's antitrust regulator has approved Qualcomm's joint venture with a unit of China's state-owned Datang Telecom Technologyto design smartphone chipsets, people familiar with the matter said, a win for the US chip maker amid escalating US-China trade friction.
Wall Street Journal
British chipmaker Arm Holdings, a SoftBank Group subsidiary, will cede control of its Chinese operations to a new joint venture involving itself and Chinese partners, people with familiar with the matter said.
Nikkei Asian Review
The boss of Xerox and six board members will step down after the firm reached a deal with major shareholders who opposed a takeover by Japan's Fujifilm. Investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, who together own 15% of Xerox, argued that the US$6.1m merger undervalued the company.
The Department of Defense is concerned that the phones pose a security threat to "personnel, information and mission."
It's a time of optimism and transition at Nintendo, where brisk sales of the Switch have bolstered its bottom line and new leadership signals a fresh approach to the market. Shuntaro Furukawa, the new president, told the Nikkei that one of his plans is to pursue mobile gaming with more vigor, aiming to build it into a billion-dollar business.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has filed to list on Hong Kong stock market, in a move that is expected to raise up to US$10 billion. The stock market flotation will be the world's biggest debut in 2018, and the largest since fellow China tech giant Alibaba's raised US$25 billion in 2014.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is planning a NT$400 billion (US$13.50 billion) investment to expand its research and development capacity for future technologies, a company spokeswoman said on Friday.
Toshiba is quickly paying down its debt, diminishing the influence of lenders who want a quick sale of its memory unit to a group led by US buyout firm Bain Capital and fueling speculation that the company may consider a different route on the sale.
Nikkei Asian Review
Another class action lawsuit has been filed, alleging that Samsung, Hynix, and Micron conspired to limit the supply of memory, keeping consumer prices artificially high as a result.
Intel announced the appointment of yet another big-name chip architect and provided more evidence that its multi-year quest to diversify beyond the PC is finally paying dividends. But the company also pushed volume production of 10-nm chips from late this year to next year, saying that progress in improving yields is slower than expected.
Sprint and T-Mobile announced on Sunday that they had reached a deal to merge, moving to create a new telecommunications giant - and betting that regulators will finally allow the American wireless market to shrink to just three national players.
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Microsoft exceeded analysts' projections for fiscal third-quarter sales and profit, lifted by strong corporate demand for cloud-computing services as the software maker added new features. Profit in the period ended March 31 rose to US$7.42 billion.
Samsung Electronics said weakness in the global smartphone market would slow earnings growth, as it reported record quarterly profit on Thursday thanks to strong demand for semiconductors used in servers.
Amazon said Thursday it made US$1.6 billion in profit during the first three months of 2018, more than double the same period a year earlier, even as it invests in costly fulfillment centers and original programming.
Apple is expecting Intel to supply 70% of the modem chips inside the new iPhone models, which will debut this fall, and-if all goes well-plans to rely on the company for 100% of the modems in next year's iPhones, a source with knowledge of Apple's plans says.
China's state-backed semiconductor fund is near to closing a CNY120 billion ($18.98 billion) investment round for a second fund to support the domestic chip sector and help cut reliance on imports amid a bruising trade standoff with the United States.
Sharp earned a net profit of JPY70.2 billion (US$642 million) for the year ended last month, it said Thursday, as robust profits from LCDs helped break a three-year run of losses despite weak orders related to Apple's iPhone X. The Osaka-based electronics maker booked a net loss of JPY24.8 billion a year earlier.
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