Chips

EU May Ease State-Aid Rules To Help Fund New Chip Factories

European Union may relax its strict state-aid rules, in an effort to increase funding for construction of new chip factories…

2 weeks ago

Chip Shortage Forces Opel To Close German Factory Until 2022

Real world impact of chip shortage sees 1,300 staff in Germany laid off, as Opel halts production at German factory…

2 months ago

Intel Breaks Ground On $20bn Arizona Chip Plants

Intel breaks ground on two chip fabrication plants in Arizona as part of IDM 2.0 turnaround strategy to manufacture semiconductors…

2 months ago

China Chip Maker SMIC Plans £6.4bn Plant In Shanghai

China's largest chipmaker SMIC plans £6.4bn plant in Shanghai Free Trade Zone to focus on mature-technology semiconductors amidst worldwide chip…

3 months ago

US Says Policy Against Huawei Has ‘Not Eased’

US says policy against Huawei has 'not been eased or amended', after criticism over approval of hundreds of millions of…

3 months ago

EU Set To Launch Formal Probe Of Nvidia’s ARM Takeover

European Commission set to launch full-scale probe of Nvidia's proposed acquisition of ARM following formal notification in early September

3 months ago

TSMC Begins Construction Of 5nm Arizona Chip Factory

US chip factory update. CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. confirms construction has begun of new fab at Arizona site

6 months ago

Intel Seeking ‘£7bn In Public Subsidies’ For EU Chip Fab

Intel chief executive Pat Gelsinger reportedly says company is seeking about £7bn in public subsidies for European chip fab as…

7 months ago

Chip Shortage – Renault To Extend Idle Factories Until September

Three of Renault's four car factories in Spain will be partly idled until end of September, as silicon shortage continues…

8 months ago

Intel Turnaround Plan To Invest $20 Billion In Chip Manufacturing

One month as Intel CEO, Pat Gelsinger unveils $20 billion turnaround plan chip so giant can build two new chip…

8 months ago

Japanese Plant Fire Adds To Carmakers’ Chip Supply Woes

Major fire at Renesas semiconductor facility in Japan shuts down production for a month, adding to car chip supply shortages

8 months ago

Infineon Sees Financial Hit From Texas Plant Shutdown

Infineon sees financial impact in high double-digit millions of euros from February plant closure as chip shortages hit carmakers worldwide

8 months ago

President Biden Targets Silicon Shortage With Executive Order

Chip shortage targetted by US executive order that will review supply chains for four critical products experiencing shortages

9 months ago

Taiwan Meeting With Top US Official Will Discuss Silicon Shortage

Silicon squeeze. Global shortage of silicon chips will be a topic covered during Taiwan's meeting with a senior US official

10 months ago

Mazda Warns It May Cut Production Due To Silicon Shortage

Needing chips. Ongoing silicon shortages prompt Japanese car maker Mazda to warn it may cut global vehicle production by 34,000

10 months ago

Samsung Warns Auto Chip Shortage May Affect Smartphones

Global shortage in semiconductors for automobiles could have a knock-on effect disrupting orders for mobile devices, says world's biggest memory…

10 months ago

Taiwanese Minister: Chip Makers To Address Car Silicon Shortage

As a silicon shortage slows global car production, Taiwanese government minister says chip makers are at full capacity but will…

10 months ago

Intel Chips Already Being Made By TSMC – Report

Manufacturing outsourcing move. Intel chips are already being manufactured by TSMC, amid inhouse issues for US firm

11 months ago

US Regulator Demands New Hearing On Qualcomm Decision

US Federal Trade Commission asks appeals court to reconsider decision that struck down landmark Qualcomm antitrust injunction

1 year ago

ARM Sold To Nvidia As Critics Blast Deal

Labour urges government to step in to ensure ARM retains its British headquarters as SoftBank agrees sale to Silicon Valley-based…

1 year ago

Apple To Sell Macs With In-house Processors From 2021 – Report

Apple will reportedly utilise its own in-house processors in its Mac computer portfolio next year, in a transition away from…

2 years ago

Chip Makers Demand A Say On Proposed US Export Restrictions

Industry groups react to proposed US export changes that would prevent the sale of certain chips and other silicon technology…

2 years ago

US Considers Blocking Chip Shipments To Huawei – Report

Taiwan's TSMC could be ordered to halt shipments of silicon chips to Huawei under potential new US restrictions

2 years ago

Qualcomm Confirms EU Antitrust Probe Of 5G Chips

Not again. Qualcomm admits it is facing an EU antitrust investigation over sales of its 5G modem chips, as it…

2 years ago

Intel Mulls Sale Of Connectivity Chip Division – Report

Intel said to be considering sale of its connected home division, as it reportedly seeks a buyer for the unit

2 years ago

Huawei Sets Blacklist Cost At £8bn As It Introduces Latest AI Tech

Huawei introduces Ascend 910 AI chip and MindSpore framework as national security blacklist spurs efforts to reduce reliances on US…

2 years ago

Apple Spends $1bn To Acquire Intel Modem Biz

Chip independence? Apple makes its second ever largest acquisition with Intel modem unit purchase

2 years ago

France Plans 5G Launch For Next Year In Spite Of Trade Turmoil

The country says it is not planning to ban Huawei or any other company, but will make decisions based on…

3 years ago

Apple’s £21bn Patent Lawsuit Against Qualcomm Arrives In Court

The row focuses on Qualcomm's lucrative licensing practices for patents and its dominant smartphone modems

3 years ago

Weeks After US Ban Lifted, ZTE Production ‘Back To Normal’

ZTE is set to accelerate its investment in critical parts such as chips after the US supply embargo nearly put…

3 years ago