EU aims to further shield own chip and tech sector
The European Commission will publish new measures to further ensure the economic security of the EU. It wants to protect European tech sectors from the influence of other economic powers.
According to Bloomberg, the EC is introducing a list of new measures this week to further ensure the EU's e... Read more
Synopsys acquires Ansys for €32 billion
Synopsys plans to acquire simulation software company Ansys for $35 billion (€32 billion).
The acquisition of software developer Ansys could become the largest in the tech sector since Broadcom's $69 billion acquisition of VMware last year. The two parties, working together in several areas, h... Read more
China can’t mass produce modern chips yet, but it is a matter of time
The United States has been investigating China's Huawei. Huawei recently presented a modern 5G smartphone with an advanced 7nm chip. With that, Huawei seemed to be able to work around the sanctions the US have imposed to keep China from modern chip technology. According to U.S. Commerce Secretary G... Read more
ASML isn’t worried about export bans, says CEO Peter Wennink
Even in the unlikely event that all exports to China are prohibited, ASML expects to stay on course, CEO Peter Wennink suggested at a recent investor meeting.
ASML is one of the world's largest chip production equipment manufacturers. The company's machines allow customers to fabricate chips. T... Read more
Intel announces 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake
Intel is launching the 13th Gen Core 'Raptor Lake' series. The processors primarily focus on gaming, but content creation and productivity should get a boost as well. Intel wants to achieve this with an improved core count (up to 24 cores) and a hybrid architecture. The company claims Raptor Lake r... Read more
Intel lowers revenue forecast due to PC sales drop
Suppliers face revenue drops due to decreasing PC demand. Intel recently adjusted its revenue forecast for the rest of the year.
PC and smartphone sales are on the decline worldwide. After a two-year boom in remote working and education, the numbers trend downwards. Contributing factors are inf... Read more
NXP turnover increases substantially
NXP saw its turnover increase substantially in the first quarter of this year. In particular, automotive chipset sales grew strongly.
In the first quarter of 2022, the chip manufacturer realised a total turnover of 3.14 billion dollars (2.99 billion euros) -- no less than a 22 percent increase ... Read more
ASML warns of long-term shortage of chip manufacturing machines
ASML forecasts a two-year shortage of chip manufacturing machines. CEO Peter Wennink shared the expectation in a recent interview with the Financial Times.
According to ASML CEO Peter Wennink, chip manufacturers will face machine shortages over the next two years. Supply chain problems originati... Read more
European Chips Act unveiled: where will the 43 billion euros go?
The European Commission has unveiled the European Chips Act. The proposal aims to double Europe's chip production by 2030.
From 2030, Europe should be responsible for 20 percent of all chips worldwide. The road to that goal has been mapped out over the past two years. The European Chips Act clar... Read more
EU halts antitrust inquiry on Nvidia and ARM deal
EU antitrust regulators have paused their inquiry into Nvidia's proposal to join hands with British chip designer ARM — the largest deal ever. However, the European Commission said it awaits more information about this acquisition and its implications on the competition before deciding whether to... Read more