Largest AI chip ever built
Published in AI
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 10:44

Largest AI chip ever built


1.2 trillion transistors

New artificial intelligence company Cerebras Systems is unveiling the largest semiconductor chip ever built.

More security woes for chipmakers
Published in News
Monday, 12 August 2019 12:25

More security woes for chipmakers


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.

Alibaba frees itself from US chip shackles
Published in News


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.

Morpheus chip can adapt to attacks
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 18 July 2019 10:16

Morpheus chip can adapt to attacks


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.

India releases developer kit for its own chip
Published in News


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.

Semi industry's capital spending enters two years of doom
Published in PC Hardware


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.

US chipmakers are flogging kit to Huawei
Published in News
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 09:40

US chipmakers are flogging kit to Huawei


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.

Samsung announces two new chips
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 12:03

Samsung announces two new chips


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.

Euro chipmakers suffer because of Trump's trade war
Published in PC Hardware

 

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.

Infineon says slump has created packed inventory
Published in PC Hardware


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.