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25 May 2018
24 May 2018
Globalfoundries announces industry's most advanced automotive-qualified production FD-SOI process technology (May 23)
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.
23 May 2018
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...
21 May 2018
Micron Technology shares rose Monday after the Boise, Idaho-based memory chipmaker raised its guidance for the fiscal third quarter.
Marketwatch.com (Dow Jones)
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.
16 May 2018
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
15 May 2018
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.
14 May 2018
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.