Samsung reportedly sniffed around AMD and Nvidia as potential GPU suppliers, but nothing came of it. Now it may follow in the footsteps of Apple and have design the second major component of a chipset in-house.
Intel could avoid the most severe effects of a new list of Chinese tariffs proposed by US President Donald Trump by shifting its production among its facilities, analysts said Monday.
Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and Micron Technology have all confirmed that Chinese government officials visited their offices, without providing details of the probe. Chinese regulators haven't disclosed precisely what they are looking for or what evidence they have uncovered.
Qualcomm has denied rumors that the company is considering exiting the data center processor business.
Broadcom said it had laid off about 1,100 employees across its businesses to cut costs after its merger with Brocade
The ruling clears an antitrust roadblock caused by trade tensions between the US and Beijing
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"China's government has been trying to break the country's addiction to ever-rising debt."
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"Toshiba unveiled a higher-than-expected $6.3 billion stock buyback..."
The Q Fund will seek to work exclusively with startups developing software and services that tackle AI's biggest challenges.
Intel has started production of modem chips that will go into Apple's upcoming iPhones later this year, while the US semiconductor company continues to eye markets beyond personal computers and pledges to take the lead in fifth generation, or 5G, wireless communication after 2019.
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In a move that comes across as a strengthening of domestic surveillance policies, China will require all new vehicles to have vehicle-identity RFID chips starting next year.
Intel wants to compete with AMD's Radeon and Nvidia's GeForce products
"We are not looking at strategic options. We are not selling. We are still focused on it."
"Thermoelectric semiconductors can reduce the noise of refrigerators and water purifiers, and help shrink the size of the home appliances by up to 40 percent."
Telecommunications equipment maker ZTE fell around 40% early in Hong Kong Wednesday trading hours after its shares resumed trade there and in Shenzhen. ZTE said it will pay a US$1 billion lump sum payment to the US government as part of a settlement agreement, as well as an additional US$400 million in escrow.
The German designer and maker of semiconductors used in cars, industry and IoT applications said it expects growth of at least 10% next year, followed by 9% growth in the following years. It previously targeted 8% growth.
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Samsung has asked a court to either dismiss the judgment in its phone patent fight with Apple or retry the case in which the damages were decided. In a 34-page post-trial motion filed with the US District Court in San Jose, California, Samsung says the jury's US$539 million verdict is "excessive" and not supported by the evidence.
The Republican-led Senate is working to reverse President Donald Trump's decision to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component parts from the US.
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The long-running patent dispute between Apple and wireless chip supplier Qualcomm didn't look likely to end anytime soon, with more than 50 separate proceedings filed across 16 jurisdictions in six different countries. Apple accuses Qualcomm of unfair terms for the use of its chips and patent licenses, while Qualcomm accuses Apple of infringing those patents. Bloomberg reports that the outcome of hearings in three countries - the US, Germany and China - could prove decisive.
Apple has revised its App Store rules to place restrictions on cryptocurrency mining, storage and payment across apps it distributes. The rules change coincides with the company's introduction of beta versions of its forthcoming iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS releases at its annual developer conference.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk disclosed on Twitter Sunday that the company plans to roll out its "Version 9" software in August of this year, and that the update will "begin to enable full self-driving features."
Dialog Semiconductor is in discussions with touch-pad technology maker Synaptics about a potential deal with the US company, according to people familiar with the matter.
Synopsys has announced it has been enhancing its design tools with AI technology to address the complexities of leading-edge design. AI-enhanced tools augment the Synopsys Design Platform and work with recently announced Fusion Technology to accelerate time-to-results (TTR) and set new standards for quality-of-results (QoR) in digital and custom design.
Leaders of the G7 group are gathering in Canada for what could be one its most acrimonious summits in years. On the eve of the meeting, the French and Canadian leaders clashed with US President Donald Trump on the summit's key agenda - trade tariffs.
The US has reached a deal with Chinese tech firm ZTE that will remove a ban that prevented the company from buying parts from US suppliers, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has said. The deal will involve ZTE paying a US$1bn penalty and hiring a compliance team chosen by the US.
Jacobs's new company, XCOM, will focus on 5G wireless technology but still doesn't have a business plan.
The head of Taiwan's Foxconn, which assembles Apple iPhones and other tech products, says Washington's conflict with Beijing is over technology rather than trade.
Arm will be selling the 51% of Arm Technology China to a consortium led by Hou An Innovation Fund, which is jointly managed by ARM and Chinese private equity firm Hopu Investments, a source close to the deal told Reuters.
ZTE has signed an agreement in principle that would lift a US Commerce Department ban on buying from US suppliers, allowing the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker to get back into business, according to sources familiar with the matter.
China has launched a probe into Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and Micron Technology, the three semiconductor makers who control the market for DRAM memory chips.
In a bid to provide more tangible advantages to its customers and not to invest in short-lasting nodes, the company is mulling skipping 5nm manufacturing technology like it did with the 10nm fabrication process.
The response came after industry website Jiweinet reported on Friday that the Chinese antitrust agency launched a sudden investigation into the Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen offices of Samsung, SK Hynix Inc and Micron Technology on Thursday seeking certain information.
Micron Technology said Chinese regulatory authority representatives visited its offices in that country, potentially opening another front in a growing trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.
Google has discussed building its phones for the first time with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., also known as Foxconn, the same manufacturer that assembles iPhones, one of the people said.
Dialog Semiconductor said Apple now planned to source the main power management chips (PMICs) for one of its three new iPhone models from two suppliers instead of just from the German chipmaker.
Toshiba has completed its sale of Toshiba Memory to a group led by Bain Capital.
The chip is AI capable and built using 10nm process technology.
Korean semiconductor packager Nepes has become the world's first to commercialize fan-out panel level package (FO-PLP) technology.
A number of chips will require mature processes in 200mm plants for a long time.
After nearly five days of deliberations, a US jury on Thursday said Samsung Electronics should pay US$539 million to Apple for copying patented smartphone features, according to court documents, bringing a years-long feud between the technology companies into its final stages.