semiconductors

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…

3 weeks ago

Italy ‘Negotiating With Intel’ Over 4bn Euro Chip Plant

Italy reportedly preparing offer to Intel over plans for 4bn advanced microprocessor packaging plant, part of plans for 80bn euro…

1 month 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

Tesla’s Musk Sees Chip Shortage Ending Next Year

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk sees chip constraints ending next year, as IDC projects 'normalisation' by mid-2022 – but others…

2 months ago

‘Intensifying’ Auto Chip Shortage Hits Daimler Truck Production

World's biggest lorry maker Daimler Truck says chip shortage has 'intensified' in past few weeks meaning further slowdown of production

3 months ago

EU Plans European Chips Act To Increase Production

European Commission announces plan to create a state-of-the-art European chip ecosystem, including semiconductor production

3 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

Samsung Heir Lee Released From Prison On Parole

Samsung vice-chairman Jay Y. Lee released from prison on parole amidst chip crisis as South Korean government pleads for public…

4 months ago

TSMC Warns Of Gas Contamination At Key Chip Factory

Key plant of TSMC that is supplying Apple with its processors, is hit with a contamination of gases used in…

4 months ago

US Carmakers Urge Congress To Prioritize Auto Chips

US automakers urge Congress to prioritise semiconductors for the auto industry after President Joe Biden proposes $50bn to boost domestic…

7 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

9 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

9 months ago

US Administration Promises Action On Car Chip Shortage

Biden administration to launch supply chain review for critical components such as semiconductors, as carmakers forced to halt production

10 months ago

Chinese Chip Giant Fujian Jinhua To Cease Operations After US Ban

The start-up, founded with massive state investment in 2016, has all but run out of imported materials following the US'…

3 years ago

European Chip Makers Call For State Support

An industry study identifies AI and European semiconductor self-reliance as key priorities in uncertain times

3 years ago

Samsung Takes Chip Top Spot From Intel After 25 Years

Memory prices boost Samsung to the top of the chip market, while the Internet of Things makes a 'significant' impact…

4 years ago

Broadcom Offers £99bn For Qualcomm In Biggest-Ever Tech Deal

The $130bn offer would create a dominant mobile chip player, but some say it's an opportunistic move taking advantage of…

4 years ago

Samsung Electronics Chip Unit Set To Dethrone Intel Amidst Record Growth

Profits were led by strong demand for smartphone and server memory, while Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 8 boosted handset growth

4 years ago

Siemens Boosts Software Operations With £3.6bn Mentor Graphics Buy

Siemens aims to expand its software operations by buying the semiconductor design tool firm

5 years ago

China’s Tsinghua Will Spend £31bn To Become World’s Third-Largest Chipmaker

Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd splashes cash in attempt to move Qualcomm out of the way

6 years ago

Sony Set To Split Off Semiconductor Business

New unit will look to promote image sensor business as Sony gets back in the black

6 years ago

IBM Claims ‘Thinnest Ever’ 7nm Chip Could Transform Computing World

Super-thin, ultra-dense chip should offer increased power and flexibility to phones and computers everywhere

6 years ago

Full Speed: How Freescale Is Helping McLaren Push Motor Racing’s Limits

Smarter controlled ECU products are making race cars smarter than ever, and its all thanks to the IoT

6 years ago

Toshiba Moves Accounting Probe Into Chip Business

Following an independent investigation set up earlier in May, Toshiba will now probing accounting irregularities in its TV, PC and…

7 years ago

IT Life: Do You Want Chips With That?

AMD's EMEA head Darren Grasby talks about his career in IT, excitement for VR and why he's firmly on the…

7 years ago

Amazon In Talks To Buy Israeli Chipmaker

Israeli chipmaker Annapurna Labs eyed up for possible £244 milion deal

7 years ago

Samsung To Build £966m Semiconductor Plant

Samsung hopes to take advantage of growing mobile market with chip business, even if smartphone profits fall

7 years ago

Samsung Apologises Over Cancer Cases

Samsung is to compensate employees who developed cancer after working at its semiconductor factories

8 years ago

MediaTek Hopes MT6595 Octa Core Processor Can Crack US And Europe

MediaTek hopes new SoC will democratise the smartphone market and allow the company to expand beyond Asia

8 years ago