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.
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.
Stretchable and degradable
ACS Central Science has developed stretchable, degradable semiconductors that could find a home in health and environmental monitoring.
1.2 trillion transistors
New artificial intelligence company Cerebras Systems is unveiling the largest semiconductor chip ever built.
Another attack on a CPU's speculative execution mechanism
Security researchers have found a new way to attack a CPU’s speculative execution mechanism to leak the contents of kernel memory.
First self-designed chip, Xuantie 910
Alibaba, China's largest e-commerce company, unveiled its first self-designed chip, Xuantie 910, based on the open source RISC-V instruction set architecture.
Harder to hit a moving target
Boffins at the University of Michigan are working on a Morpheus chip that aims to frustrate hackers trying to gain control of microchips by presenting them with a rapidly changing target.
Primordial cosmic energy in a Risc V chip
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has released the software development kit (SDK) for its open-source Shakti processor.
Following the cycles
Beancounters at IC Insights have added up some numbers and worked out that the global semiconductor industry's capital spending is forecast to drop in both 2019 and 2020.
Trump ban not as tight as it appears
United States chip makers are still selling millions of dollars of products to Huawei despite a Trump administration ban on the sale of American technology to the Chinese telecommunications giant.