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.

Boffins claim to have invented unhackable chip
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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 wafer demand plummets
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 11:49

12-inch wafer demand plummets


Weak memory

12-inch silicon wafer demand has plummeted  due to weak demand coming from the memory chip sector.

Samsung invests $116 billion in non-memory chips
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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.

China’s IC foundries sitting idle
Published in News
Friday, 12 April 2019 12:37

China’s IC foundries sitting idle


And more capacity is expected to make matters worse

The Chinese IC foundry is suffering from a bad case of idle capacity, and things are expected to get worse when more 12- and 8-inch fabs are set to come online.

Sony to increase chip engineer hires
Published in News
Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:31

Sony to increase chip engineer hires


Expanding chip operations

Sony is expanding its chip operations and will assign 40 percent of its new engineer hires in Japan over the next two years.

Adobe mulls designing its own chips
Published in Cloud
Thursday, 07 February 2019 12:13

Adobe mulls designing its own chips


To arms, to arms, the purpose-built chip is coming


Software maker Adobe is thinking of making its own ARM based chips and dumping its long-term relationship with Intel.

Chipmaker values fall after lack-lustre Micron prediction
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There may be trouble ahead. 

Shares of chip gear makers fell after a tepid forecast by Micron exacerbated fears that a two-year chip boom was fizzling because suppliers were less interested.

MIPS goes open source
Published in AI
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 11:31

MIPS goes open source


Sauce and chips

As we expected, MIPS has gone open source, with its Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) and MIPS' latest core R6 available in the first quarter of 2019.