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5 Jun 2018
Apple will attempt to frustrate tools used by Facebook to automatically track web users, within the next version of its iOS and Mac operating systems.
In a bid to provide more tangible advantages to its customers and not to invest in short-lasting nodes, the company is mulling skipping 5nm manufacturing technology like it did with the 10nm fabrication process.
The response came after industry website Jiweinet reported on Friday that the Chinese antitrust agency launched a sudden investigation into the Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen offices of Samsung, SK Hynix Inc and Micron Technology on Thursday seeking certain information.
4 Jun 2018
Micron Technology said Chinese regulatory authority representatives visited its offices in that country, potentially opening another front in a growing trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.
Toshiba is selling its debt-ridden business as part of its corporate restructuring efforts.
Nikkei Asian Review
Google has discussed building its phones for the first time with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., also known as Foxconn, the same manufacturer that assembles iPhones, one of the people said.
Dialog Semiconductor said Apple now planned to source the main power management chips (PMICs) for one of its three new iPhone models from two suppliers instead of just from the German chipmaker.
29 May 2018
Toshiba has completed its sale of Toshiba Memory to a group led by Bain Capital.
28 May 2018
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 mobile platform brings in-demand premium features to a new tier of smartphones (May 23)
The chip is AI capable and built using 10nm process technology.
Korean semiconductor packager Nepes has become the world's first to commercialize fan-out panel level package (FO-PLP) technology.
A number of chips will require mature processes in 200mm plants for a long time.