Globalfoundries has asked European antitrust regulators to investigate market leader TSMC, accusing the Taiwan-based firm of unfair competition, an industry source said on Monday.
Tesla is getting closer to having its own chip for handling autonomous driving tasks in its cars.
Japan's Toshiba has selected a group led by US private equity firm Bain Capital to buy its prized memory chip unit, three people with knowledge of the talks said on Wednesday, the latest dramatic twist to a highly contentious auction.
Earlier this year, Elan Microelectronics partnered with smart card integrator Jinco Universal and KSID to develop smart cards with an embedded fingerprint sensor.
Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf expects auto to be a big area of innovation over the next decade.
Apple is in talks to provide about US$3 billion in capital for Bain Capital's bid for Toshiba's memory-chip unit, adding to financial support from Dell, Seagate Technology and SK Hynix, according to people familiar with the matter.
Dimon called the new digital currency a 'fraud' and that it wasn't 'a real thing'.
President Trump on Wednesday blocked a China-backed investor from buying an American semiconductor maker over national security concerns, a rare move that could signal more aggressive scrutiny of China's deal-making ambitions.
New York Times
Headhunters have been recruiting at Toshiba's Yokkaichi chip fabrication facilities in recent months.
Nikkei Asian Review
China's Huawei Technologies is causing a stir among young Japanese job seekers by offering monthly salaries of around $4,000 for prospective science and engineering graduates.
Nikkei Asian Review
Late last month, Intel disclosed that executive Stacy Smith, who oversees the company's manufacturing, sales, and operations, will be out of the company by the end of January 2018.
A South Korean court on Monday rejected Qualcomm's request to suspend an order by the country's antitrust agency to take corrective action on the way it licenses patents.
Western Digital's CEO apologized to his counterpart at Toshiba for strained ties after the US firm sued to keep their chip joint venture from being sold to rival bidders, according to an Aug. 11 letter.
Lattice Semiconductor is considering seeking President Donald Trump's approval of its proposed takeover by a China-backed buyer after a secretive national security panel repeatedly rebuffed the companies, according to a person familiar with the matter.
SK Hynix is reportedly considering taking legal action against Toshiba after being rebuffed by the Japanese conglomerate during the auction process of a memory-chip unit without appropriate notice, according to sources close to the matter.
The Korea Bizwire
Toshiba may not seal a $17.5 billion deal to sell its memory chip unit by a self-imposed Aug. 31 deadline due to disagreements over details of an offer by the bidders, people familiar with the matter said late on Tuesday.
Nintendo's latest videogame machine, the Nintendo Switch, is winning fans for both its lineup of popular games and its flexibility-it works as both a living-room console and a hand-held device.
Wall Street Journal
Huawei had had a difficult time when it installed different NAND flash chips into its strategic Smartphone called P10 during first half of 2017. Into a same product, it installed eMMC and UFS standard storage device. Unexpectedly level of dissatisfaction from consumers who purchased P10 equipped with eMMC increased heavily. Industries believe that Huawei made a bad move by failing to obtain NAND flash memories.
Western Digital, part of a group offering to buy Toshiba Corp's (6502.T) memory chip unit, is not seeking a management role in the business, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.
A court in South Korea has sentenced Samsung's billionaire heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong to five years in prison for corruption.
Qualcomm has announced that Derek Aberle will leave the company after a successful 17-year career during which he served as president of Qualcomm and helped drive the company's overall global strategy and vision as a member of Qualcomm's executive committee. His departure will be effective as of December 31, 2017.
Western Digital Corp.'s "Marry Me, or I'll Sue" tactics may have actually worked.
Microsoft described Scorpio, the SoC inside its Xbox X One. Scorpio packs 7 billion transistors with 6 TFlops graphics performance in a 359-square millimeter chip made in a 16FF+ TSMC process. The chip, designed in partnership with AMD, also packs eight x86 cores running at 2.3 GHz and sharing 4 Mbytes L2 cache.
Japan's Toshiba is prioritising talks with Western Digital to sell its memory chip business, as negotiations with a previously preferred bidder have stalled, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday.
In an email today, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced that Stacy Smith, Group President of Manufacturing, Operations and Sales at Intel, has decided to retire from the company at the end of January 2018.
According to industry sources, after O-film ranked first in the global fingerprint recognition module market, Sunny Optical of China is taking off in the camera module sector. The company is also emerging as a global camera module manufacturer, securing its major customers in China, including Huawei, Oppo and Vivo.
KeyBanc's John Vinh expects Broadcom will gain 40% more worth of chips in the new iPhone relative to its place in past models - 8 chips up from 5.
Jayapalan has 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Most recently, he served as vice president, enterprise and client compute solutions marketing at Western Digital.
Samsung Electronics will start construction of Line 18 at its Hwasung plant in November, with total investment estimated at KRW6 trillion (US$5.4 billion). The construction was originally scheduled for 2018.
Apple's progress in 3D sensing design and mass production is 1.5 to 2 years ahead of Qualcomm's, according to a new investor's note released today by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Samsung Electronics has decided to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm chips for next year's Galaxy S9 in an apparent tit-for-tat against the US chipmaker for making new foundry orders with its Taiwanese rival TSMC only, industry sources said on Aug. 21.
Toshiba's main bank creditors have urged the embattled borrower to conclude a deal to sell its memory chip subsidiary this month (August 2017) to ensure the transaction is completed by the fiscal year-end next March, bringing in desperately needed capital
Nikkei Electronics Asia
Citing national security concerns, a US semiconductor-testing company, Cohu, is mounting a quiet campaign to derail the planned US$580 million sale of an American rival, Xcerra, to a Chinese state-backed group, according to documents reviewed by WSJ.
Wall Street Journal
Broadcom has introduced Max WiFi, the industry's first family of connectivity solutions using the next Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ax.
Qualcomm Technologies is announcing the acquisition of Scyfer, a company affiliated with University of Amsterdam and focused on cutting-edge machine learning techniques, to add a talented team to its roster.
Underpinning all these delays and difficulties with new processes is the continued difficulty of developing production-ready extreme UV (EUV) lithography techniques.
A China-backed firm whose deal to buy an American semiconductor company has stalled before a US government panel is taking the unusual step of going public with its frustrations, saying China-bashing in the US is holding up the acquisition.
Wall Street Journal
A new market analyst report is taking laser supplier Lumentum's prediction for sales and deliveries, and extrapolating that to mean that not only is the "iPhone 8" not going to see a substantial delay, but advanced 3D sensing technologies are going to be incorporated in more iPhones in 2018 than previously thought.
Toshiba has met a deadline to report its long-awaited earnings results, reducing the risk that the firm will be delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The embattled electronics firm posted a loss of US$8.8 billion for the last fiscal year.