The chip giant could voice its objections as early as November 13, but might take a few days to ready a fuller response.
Mentor and TowerJazz have announced the availability of a new suite of analog design constraint checks such as device alignment, symmetry, orientation/parameter matching and more, leveraging the delicate analog layout requirements and automotive reliability check templates available for use with the Calibre PERC platform.
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed to investigate a complaint that Samsung products, including mobile phones, tablets and laptops, have infringed two patents covering semiconductors.
Marvell Technology Group is in advanced talks to combine with Cavium, according to people familiar with the matter, a deal that would create a chipmaker worth some $14 billion.
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Synopsys and Black Duck Software have signed a definitive agreement for Synopsys to acquire privately held Black Duck, a leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source software.
Apple continues to use a mix of Qualcomm and Intel cellular baseband processors in the iPhone X. Teardowns of the handsets also show that the company employed a combination of new and old tricks to pack features into its new flagship smartphone.
Qualcomm is preparing to fend off an unsolicited $100 billion takeover bid from Broadcom Ltd., arguing it undervalues the company, according to people familiar with the plans.
Apple is a major customer within AMS's supply chain, contributing about 20% of revenue.
Japan's Sony has said it expects to deliver record annual profits as sales from its gaming businesses and smartphone parts boost the firm.
Apple, locked in an intensifying legal fight with Qualcomm, is designing iPhones and iPads for next year that would jettison the chipmaker's components, according to people familiar with the matter.
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If Canyon Bridge Capital Partners (Palo Alto, Calif.) succeeds in purchasing Imagination Technologies without a hitch, it will be the very first time the Chinese government-backed buyout fund has closed any deal since the firm was founded in 2016.
Richard Clemmer, CEO of NXP Semiconductors, during the company's third quarter financial results announcement, reversed a long-held position in conceding that Qualcomm's $38 billion acquisition of NXP will not happen - as promised - this year. The deal, Clemmer admitted, is likely to slip to "early 2018."
Semiconductors are expected to account for a record high of more than 16% of South Korea's annual exports in 2017, data showed Friday.
Apple quietly told suppliers they could reduce the accuracy of the face-recognition technology to make it easier to manufacture, according to people familiar with the situation.
As mobile devices have taken over our lives, PC sales, and sales of Intel's computer chips, have declined. Intel hasn't had a lot of luck transitioning to the mobile chips business, but it doesn't intend to let the same thing happen in the growing smart home market.In a small lab festooned with smart home gadgets in Intel's Santa Clara, California headquarters, Miles Kingston, general manager of Intel's Smart Home Division, mapped out for me how Intel plans to seize this opportunity.
According to industry sources on October 19, Samsung Electronics is considering a plan to purchase 10 extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography tools from ASML.
Bhatia has over 22 years of engineering and operations experience, including the last 17 years in the semiconductor industry. He most recently served as the executive vice president of Silicon Operations at Western Digital.
A new prediction from reliable supply chain analyst Ming Chi-Kuo of KGI Securities expects one of the iPhone X's defining features to join the iPad Pro lineup in the next upgrade. KGI expects the TrueDepth camera system which enables Face ID facial recognition to next appear on the iPad lineup.
Yuji Sugimoto, managing director at Bain, spoke to The Nikkei about the private equity firm's plans for the Japanese company, including the more than JPY1 trillion (US$8.9 billion) that will be provided to Toshiba Memory before it goes public.
Nikkei Asian Review
Qualcomm has made its most dramatic legal move yet in its long-running battle against Apple, by seeking to halt manufacturing of the iPhone in China.
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The Samsung Exynos 8895 processor is also going to be made on the 10nm manufacturing process like the Snapdragon 830. It's claimed that both Samsung and Qualcomm are working to produce FoPLP (fan-out panel level package) technology which will eliminate the need for a printed circuit board for the package substrate which will be used in both of their next-generation processors.
Imec and Analog Devices have entered into a strategic research partnership to develop the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
All of the iPhones Apple plans to produce in 2018 are likely to abandon the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in favor of facial recognition, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors in a note sent out this evening.
Data-storage company Western Digital revealed at its San Jose campus a new technology that enables capacity increases in hard drives that could span to 2030 and even beyond.
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Engineers in Silicon Valley are flocking to Munich this week, but not necessarily to attend Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference which opened Tuesday. Globalfoundries is hosting a "rival" - or perhaps a follow-up - powwow, called the Globalfoundries Technology Conference (GTC), later this week in the capital of German automotive industry.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 could be manufactured on the 7nm FinFET architecture, with TSMC expected to be the chief provider.
Intel has announced that the company's former CEO Paul Otellini passed away in his sleep Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at the age of 66.
Apple may be looking to reduce its reliance on chipmakers Intel and Qualcomm, reportedly working on its own semiconductors for its MacBooks and iPhones.
Foxconn plans to make approximately US$1.4 billion in supply purchases in Wisconsin annually once its LCD panel campus is fully operational, a figure more than three times the combined in-state supply purchases made by Marinette Marine Corp., Quad/Graphics Inc. and Oshkosh Corp.
Samsung's Montreal office will tackle self-driving cars and image recognition.
Although Toshiba has finally reached a crucial deal to sell its prized memory chip business, the troubled Japanese conglomerate has a long way to go to emerge from its crisis. Two years have passed since a damaging accounting scandal surfaced at the famed manufacturer that once played a leading role in Japan's infrastructure development and home appliance industry. How did things come to this point?
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The iPhone X is facing production delays due to problems in manufacturing the 3D sensors used for facial recognition, reports say.
South Korea's SK Hynix said on Wednesday its board had approved its participation in a Bain Capital-led consortium that plans to purchase Toshiba's memory chip unit for JPY2 trillion (US$17.7 billion).
Idemitsu Kosan and Toray Industries will together develop technologies to improve the efficiency and durability of OLED panels, the pair said Tuesday.
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The tender offer is now scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 20, 2017.
Imagination made a name for itself as the designer of the graphics accelerators in Apple's smartphones and tablets. Now it's designed a new range of processing cores that chip makers can use to accelerate artificial intelligence algorithms in their own hardware.
Toshiba told its main banks on Monday it has not signed the $18 billion sale of its semiconductor business because Apple, a member of the buyer group, has not agreed on key terms, two people involved in the deal said.
Globalfoundries is now delivering in volume its 14nm High Performance (HP) technology that will enable IBM's next-generation of processors for server systems.
Imagination Technologies, the Hertfordshire-based maker of mobile graphics processors, agreed a sale to Canyon Bridge, which is backed by state-owned Chinese fund Yitai Capital, in a deal valuing the British chipmaker at about GBP550 million (US$744 million).
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