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.
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.
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.
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.
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.