And more capacity is expected to make matters worse
The Chinese IC foundry is suffering from a bad case of idle capacity, and things are expected to get worse when more 12- and 8-inch fabs are set to come online.
Expanding chip operations
Sony is expanding its chip operations and will assign 40 percent of its new engineer hires in Japan over the next two years.
To arms, to arms, the purpose-built chip is coming
Software maker Adobe is thinking of making its own ARM based chips and dumping its long-term relationship with Intel.
There may be trouble ahead.
Shares of chip gear makers fell after a tepid forecast by Micron exacerbated fears that a two-year chip boom was fizzling because suppliers were less interested.
Sauce and chips
As we expected, MIPS has gone open source, with its Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) and MIPS' latest core R6 available in the first quarter of 2019.
10nm will be Chipzilla's bridging tech
Chipzilla’s much delayed and underused 10nm process might end up being a holding technology for a more successful 7nm process which will arrive quicker than expected.
SplitSpectre discovered by IBM
Three academics from Northeastern University and three researchers from IBM Research have discovered a new variation of the Spectre CPU vulnerability.
Weather hotting up
The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) reported monthly sales for May 2018 and show the chip industry in the continent remains buoyant.
Doing a lot of work in Quantum Computing
We had a chance to chat with the Tom Sonderman, the president of SkyWater - a new/old US owned and operated semiconductor Fab. These guys can make a lot of interesting IoT, automotive and even quantum processing units and what makes it unique is that it is US owned and operated.