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
‘Intel wants to buy chipmaker GlobalFoundries for 25 billion euros’
Intel is very interested in chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries. This is what the Wall Street Journal reports. Intel considers an acquisition so that it can increase its production of processors.
According to sources of the business newspaper, an acquisition of GlobalFoundries would cost Intel app... Read more
Microsoft is making Azure instance types for chip designers
Microsoft is working on new Azure instance types that are optimized for Electronics Design Automation. This is a part of a collaborative effort with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). The two companies have come together to create a Joint Innovation Lab that will fast track sili... Read more
IBM unveils new powerful Power10 processor
IBM expands its processor portfolio with the Power10. This processor is Big Blue's first 7-nanometer processor, and is particularly suitable for heavy workloads for big data analytics or AI applications.
The IBM Power10 processor is the successor to the 14-nanometer Power9 processor from 2016. ... Read more
‘Google is working on its own chips for Pixel phones and Chromebooks’
Google is working on processors for future Pixel phones and Chromebooks. With these, the company follows the major competitors Samsung and Apple who have been making their own chips for some time now.
According to Axios, Google has made 'considerable progress' in designing a self-produced proces... Read more
‘New Meltdown-like leak Intel chips make data vulnerable’
Researchers at Bitdefender and a number of universities have found a Meltdown-like vulnerability in Intel processors. In theory, the leak could be used to steal data from computers running on Intel chips.
The researchers gave the vulnerability the name Load Value Injection (LVI). After the repor... Read more