Chipmaking

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Tech giants join call for funding US chip production

Some of the world’s biggest chip buyers, including Apple, Microsoft and Google, are joining top chip-makers such as Intel Corp to create a new lobbying group to press for gov...

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Global chip shortage hits China’s bitcoin mining sector

A worldwide chip shortage is choking the production of machines used to “mine” bitcoin, an industry dominated by China, sending costs of the computer equipment soaring ...

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Huawei to stop making flagship chipsets

Huawei Technologies will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets following month, monetary magazine Caixin has claimed, since the effect of US strain on the Chinese technology gian...

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TSMC posts record quarterly profit on demand for advanced chips

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing said quarterly net profit surged 81% to a record level and predicted hefty revenue gains for the third-quarter on robust orders for advanced chip...

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SMIC’s listing tests if money alone can bring chip dominance to China

China’s SMIC is set to follow its staggering $6.6 billion share sale with its Shanghai market debut tomorrow, just as relations between China and the US sour.

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US lawmakers unveil bid to boost domestic chipmaking industry

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a measure aimed at strengthening chip manufacturing in the US, adding to efforts to champion the sector and lure high tech supply chains ...

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Samsung to add new memory chip line in South Korea as COVID-19 boosts demand

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics has said that it has begun construction of a new domestic production line for NAND flash memory chips, betting on demand for personal comput...

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US moves to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers as China eyes retaliation

The Trump administration has moved to block global chip supplies to blacklisted telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies, spurring fears of Chinese retaliation and hammering sh...

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Intel Capital invests in Chinese semi-conductor start-ups amid tech tensions

Intel Capital, the venture arm of chipmaker Intel Corp, has invested in two Chinese start-ups in the semiconductor sector, the company has announced, as part of its latest batch of...

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Washington in talks with chipmakers about building US factories – WSJ

US President Donald J Trump’s administration is in talks with semiconductor companies about building chip factories in the United States, the Wall Street Journal has reported...