Chip companies try to secure money from the European Chips Act
Major European chipmakers specializing in photonic chip production are asking for about 4 billion euros in subsidies. Only in this way would Europe be able to compete with the chip offerings of Asia and America, a position that the EU is hugely keen on. Chipmakers in the region at least seem to bel... Read more
Intel debuts ASML’s EUV technology for its laptop chips
Intel is deploying EUV technology to build processors at scale for the first time. In Leixlip, Ireland, it has begun the mass production of Meteor Lake laptop chips at its Fab 34 facility. The equipment needed for this is being supplied exclusively by the Dutch company ASML. As it launches the new ... Read more
European Chips Act is now in force: what does it mean?
In April, the European Chips Act was finally approved. An investment of 43 billion euros should make the continent more competitive in its chip production. As of Sept. 21, the legislation is officially in force. What does it entail?
The Chips Act should double the EU's market share regarding chi... Read more
TSMC: Nvidia chips delayed by packaging shortages
Issues around chip packaging continue to cause problems for AI chip supply. This is what TSMC chief Mark Liu has claimed in a recent interview with Nikkei Asia. As a result, TSMC is now having problems supplying Nvidia A100 and H100 AI processors, for example.
The supply of AI processors will re... Read more
China pumping 30 billion into Huawei, that’s secretly becoming a chip giant
While the EU and US are pouring tens of billions into their own chip production, China has much bigger ambitions. A blockade on the sale of machinery for chip manufacturing should curb Chinese development, but Huawei is forming plans to circumvent it. In time, China's chip production may well stand... Read more
TSMC, Bosch, Infineon and NXP open European chip factory
The Board of Directors at TSMC has made its choice: there's going to be a new chip factory in Dresden, Germany. It should be operational by 2027. This would give the European chip industry a push in the right direction.
Previously, Intel decided to establish itself in Germany by having a factory... Read more
Qualcomm selling 25% fewer chips, plans round of layoffs
Qualcomm is selling fewer chips to smartphone makers. As a result, it's posting weaker financial results for the third fiscal quarter of 2023. The disappointing sales will lead to a round of layoffs.
The smartphone market is currently still experiencing disappointing sales. Due to macroeconomic ... Read more
European Parliament ratifies law to support chip sector
The European Parliament voted yesterday to introduce the European Chips Act. The Council of the European Union will be the last party to comment on the Act.
Yesterday, the European Parliament gave its support to the European Chips Act. 587 members voted in favor, 10 voted against and 38 abstain... Read more
Dutch government, ASML, NXP and VDL put €100M into Smart Photonics
Smart Photonics, a Dutch manufacturer of photonic chips, has raised 100 million euros. Backers of the Eindhoven-based outfit are the government, regional and national growth funds and chip companies from the local area.
Smart Photonics focuses on the development and manufacturing process of phot... Read more
Intel’s roadmaps are again overly ambitious, say reports
It seems Intel is having to scale back ambitions for its own chip processes. Leakers report that the chip giant is moving away from the advanced 20A node to produce Arrow Lake, the next generation of Intel Core desktop chips.
Intel's roadmap for its 14th-generation Core chips was already a mix o... Read more