Huawei loophole discovered which is hard to close
Published in Mobiles


Turns out that Huawei could get its paws on chips after all

US regulators hoping to punish Huawei for being a successful Chinese operation have discovered that their moves to stop companies supplying the company with chips have a big loophole.

China throws money at chip foundries
Published in News
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 12:22

China throws money at chip foundries


US has forced its hand

China's state-backed funds pumped $2.25 billion into a Semiconductor Manufacturing International  wafer plant to support advanced-chip making.

Trump looking at ways to get chip factories in US
Published in News


Chatting to Intel and TSMC

US President Donald “inject bleach to kill viruses” Trump is having another stab at getting the big chip makers to set up fabs in the US.

Samsung will deliver 3nm in 2022
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 10:26

Samsung will deliver 3nm in 2022


Multi Bridge Channel FET technology

Samsung is set to deliver a 3nm silicon manufacturing process in the year 2022 with shedloads of improvements to the transistor technology.

US chipmakers are revolting
Published in News
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 12:35

US chipmakers are revolting


Trump's China embargo us hurts too much

Donald Trump’s trade war against China is finding opposition among the US’s chipmakers.

Huawei still getting its paws on US components
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US blocks having a marginal result

Huawei is still using components made by US companies in its newest flagship smartphone, a Financial Times teardown has found, despite the US all but blacklisting the Chinese telecoms equipment manufacturer.

Micron doing well
Published in News
Thursday, 26 March 2020 11:34

Micron doing well


Work to home pushes notebook sales

Chipmaker Micron forecast current-quarter revenue above analysts’ estimates on Wednesday and said the shift to work from home globally due to the coronavirus outbreak is fuelling demand for notebooks and data centre services.

SambaNova wants to kill the conventional chip
Published in PC Hardware


Intel, AMD, and graphics chips from Nvidia will have to go

A stealth startup called SambaNova wants to build a new kind of computer to replace typical Von Neumann computers and if it manages it, Intel, AMD and Nvidia will be toast.

ARM smashes chip record in fourth quarter
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 10:33

ARM smashes chip record in fourth quarter


6.4 billion ARM-based chips

ARM smashed its own record for the number of chips circulated to customers worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Semiconductor industry had the worst year since 2001
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Trump's trade war blamed

Donald Trump's trade war with China has been blamed for the semiconductor industry suffering its worst slump in 20 years.