If Apple can do it, anyone can do it
TikTok owner ByteDance is looking into designing its own chips because it says it hasn't been able to find suppliers that can meet its requirements.
Buzz amongst the boffins
Washington State University is looking at bee-sourced honey was the bee's knees when it came to computing.
Puts 5,000 workers on vacation
Mercedes-Benz put more than 5000 workers on collective vacation in two plants in Brazil due to the shortage of semiconductor chips.
Only a matter of time
The Chinese government has been spending over $150 billion by 2030.
Decoupling might be a bad thing
Manufacturers in China are increasingly looking to source chips locally because they fear the US and other governments may prioritise domestic users of the semiconductors vital to national security.
Public funding set to suffer
The EU is planning to divert funding on public projects to highly profitable chip companies so that they will set up chip plants in the bloc.
Intel cleans its old partner’s clock
Fruity Cargo Cult Apple made a big thing of the fact that it was replacing Intel Chips with its own technology.
Fails to get Meltdown and Spectre cases thrown out
Chipzilla will have to go to court and defend itself against claims it knew its microprocessors were defective and failed to tell customers.
Too large and stupid, and the chips
Carmakers are too dependent on ancient chips and transistors and need to modernise, according to Intel chief executive Pat Gelsinger.
US trade war harms US electronics companies
American tech companies are getting the go-ahead to resume business with Chinese smartphone giant Huawei but it may be too late as the outfit has moved on and is seeing other people.