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.
Support faster charging USB-C power delivery controllers
Samsung has launched of two new chips that it claims support secure, fast-charging USB-C power delivery controllers.
Shareholders fear that they might be forced into a global ban
European chipmakers Infineon Technologies, AMS and STMicroelectronics shares fell sharply amid worries Huawei Technologies suppliers may suspend shipments to the Chinese firm due to a US crackdown.
Hurting profit margins
German chipmaker Infineon said that a slump in demand had led to an inventory pile-up that would only plateau this summer, keeping the pressure on profit margins.
Good luck with that
University of Michigan boffins have developed what they claim is an 'unhackable' self-encrypting processor based on the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA).
12-inch silicon wafer demand has plummeted due to weak demand coming from the memory chip sector.
Gunning for TSMC and Qualcomm
Samsung plans to invest $116 billion in non-memory chips through 2030, to cut its reliance on the volatile memory chip market and develop chips for self-driving cars and AI-enabled gear.