TSMC expects no direct effect from China’s raw material restrictions
Taiwanese chip giant TSMC does not expect its chip production to be directly affected by Chinese export restrictions on gallium and germanium. Other Taiwanese chip producers also do not yet see any problems.
The metals are used to manufacture processors and also electric cars. According to Chine... Read more
China: Dutch hinder free trade by restricting chip exports
The Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands is disappointed with the tightening of export restrictions on chip manufacturing machines. It says the move will seriously hinder international free trade.
According to the statement, the reasons for the recent export restrictions, national Dutch security, ... Read more
Samsung Foundry to introduce new 2-nanometer processors in 2025
Samsung Foundry, the processor manufacturing division of the Korean tech group, will launch 2-nanometer (2nm) processors by 2025. This is according to a recently disclosed roadmap.
The 2-nm processors now announced for 2025 are intended for use in smartphones and other mobile devices, according ... Read more
These are the plans for European chip production
A series of tech companies have decided to place part of their chip production within the European Union. While Europe has long housed mostly mature manufacturing processes, it is trying to lure tech giants while the bloc is in competition with the U.S. and Asia. The European Chips Act boasts a €... Read more
Intel and Germany reach agreement on billion-dollar subsidy
Intel will receive 10 billion euros in subsidies to build a chip factory in Magdeburg, Germany. The American chip producer seems to have no more excuses to delay construction.
On Monday afternoon, Germany and Intel officially agreed on additional subsidies for constructing a chip factory. A tota... Read more
Intel to invest 4.2 billion euros into Polish facility
Intel continues to expand its European plans. Today it announced plans to use $4.6 billion (4.2 billion euros) to build a new facility in Poland.
The new complex in Wrocław is to house the construction and testing capabilities of Intel's chips, Reuters reports. It would create thousands of new ... Read more
EC authorizes STMicroelectronic and GlobalFoundries chip factory
Chipmakers STMicroelectronics and GlobalFoundries received EU authorization on Friday to develop a new chip facility in France with French public aid. The action will improve Europe's supply security, resilience, and output of semiconductor technology in the region.
The European Commission annou... Read more
European Chips Act gets green light, but is it too late?
The European Union is going to invest 43 billion euros in the production of computer chips. The so-called Chips Act is meant to ensure that the EU can secure a 20 percent market share. Can Europe compete with its global competitors?
The three aims of the Chips Act are as follows: to build compet... Read more
‘Netherlands and France enter chip and quantum computing cooperation’
The Netherlands and France are going to cooperate on processor technology and quantum computing.
This is confirmed by sources from both countries to the political website Politico. According to the sources, it will be announced during French president Macron's current state visit. The two count... Read more
Samsung scales back production of memory chips
Samsung is going to reduce production of its memory chips. The reasons for this are the disappointing global economy, a chip surplus and reduced demand.
The South Korean tech giant indicated in its preliminary first-quarter financial figures that it is reducing its memory chip production to a "r... Read more