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Chipmakers

US chip startups, long shunned, stir excitement again

Silicon Valley venture capitalists, long focused on software and internet companies, are again pouring money into the semiconductor industry, lured by the promise of a new generati...

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Intel seeks $10 billion in subsidies for European chip plant

Intel wants 8 billion euros (approximately $9.7 billion) in public subsidies towards building a semiconductor factory in Europe, its CEO was cited as saying, as the region seeks to...

Why Apple has chips for iPhones while Ford got caught short

Why Apple has chips for iPhones while Ford got caught short

On the same day that automotive giant Ford said it would be able to produce only half as many cars as planned due to a global chip shortage, Apple announced blowout quarterly earni...

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Wall Street sees long road ahead as Intel seeks to regain market share

Intel Corp’s shares fell 7% on Friday as Wall Street analysts raised concerns about how soon the chipmaker can close the gap with rivals as it spends billions of dollars to i...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

US lawmakers back $100 billion science push to compete with China

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers have introduced legislation calling for $100 billion in government spending over five years on basic and advanced technology research and science...

nvidia chipmaker

UK invokes national security to investigate Nvidia’s ARM deal

The UK government will look into the national security implications of US group Nvidia’s purchase of British chip designer ARM Holdings, it has said, raising a question mark ...

Chipmakers

US China hawks seek to cut sales of chip-making tools to Beijing

Congressional China hawks are urging the Biden-Harris administration to restrict sales of chip-making tools to Chinese companies, similar to an action taken against telecommunicati...

SambaNova Systems

AI chip maker SambaNova raises $676 million, valued at over $5 billion

SambaNova Systems, a Silicon Valley start-up that makes semiconductors for artificial intelligence related computation work, has said it raised $676 million in a funding round led ...

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One billion for every chip-maker who ‘makes in India’

India is said to be offering more than $1 billion in cash to each semiconductor company that sets up manufacturing units in the country as it seeks to build on its smartphone assem...

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Apple to set up $1.2 billion silicon design centre in Germany

Apple has said it would establish an EU-based silicon design centre in Munich, Germany, and invest more than 1 billion euros (approximately $1.2 billion) over the next three years ...

nvidia chipmaker

Nvidia sales surge as it struggles to keep gaming chips in stock

Nvidia has forecast better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter revenue, with its flagship gaming chips expected to remain in tight supply for the next several months.

Platform Industry: Samsung

Samsung considers Austin for $17 billion chip plant, eyeing tax breaks

Samsung Electronics is considering Austin, Texas, as one of the sites for a $17 billion chip plant that could create some 1,800 jobs, according to documents filed with state offici...

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Samsung sees solid chip demand and stronger phone sales in first-quarter

Samsung Electronics forecast solid demand for its chips in the present quarter and stronger cellular sales after bringing forward the launch of its flagship smartphone to grab mark...

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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 ...