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International chip wars likely to get nasty
Published in News
Monday, 26 October 2020 12:53

International chip wars likely to get nasty


Governments are more concerned about the industry

Jimmy Goodrich, vice president of global policy with the Washington-based Semiconductor Industry Association is warning that spats for dominance over the chip industry are going to become nastier.

ASML does better than expected
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 11:46

ASML does better than expected



Double digit growth

Semiconductor equipment maker ASML posted a better than expected quarterly earnings and forecast a double-digit growth for next year on strong end-demand for electronics devices.

Trump places restrictions on Chinese chipmaking
Published in News
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 12:11

Trump places restrictions on Chinese chipmaking


Now it is getting serious

The Trump administration has placed new restrictions on exports to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China’s most advanced maker of computer chips.

Samsung losing market share in mobile chips
Published in News
Wednesday, 16 September 2020 11:51

Samsung losing market share in mobile chips


Despite trying to expand

Samsung has been trying to expand its mobile processor business over the past year but a new report shows it is continuing to lose market share.

US puts more pressure on Huawei
Published in News
Monday, 17 August 2020 15:39

US puts more pressure on Huawei


Blacklist grows

Donald Trump's administration intends to turn the screws further on Chinese tech giant Huawei.

Intel might go partly fabless
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 27 July 2020 10:52

Intel might go partly fabless


7nm manufacturing process not around until 2022

Intel might have to go fabless if it ever has a hope of getting to 7nm before 2022.

Huawei loophole discovered which is hard to close
Published in Mobiles


Turns out that Huawei could get its paws on chips after all

US regulators hoping to punish Huawei for being a successful Chinese operation have discovered that their moves to stop companies supplying the company with chips have a big loophole.

China throws money at chip foundries
Published in News
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 12:22

China throws money at chip foundries


US has forced its hand

China's state-backed funds pumped $2.25 billion into a Semiconductor Manufacturing International  wafer plant to support advanced-chip making.

Trump looking at ways to get chip factories in US
Published in News


Chatting to Intel and TSMC

US President Donald “inject bleach to kill viruses” Trump is having another stab at getting the big chip makers to set up fabs in the US.

Samsung will deliver 3nm in 2022
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 10:26

Samsung will deliver 3nm in 2022


Multi Bridge Channel FET technology

Samsung is set to deliver a 3nm silicon manufacturing process in the year 2022 with shedloads of improvements to the transistor technology.