Germany will most likely block Chinese buyout of Elmos chip factory
The agency responsible appears to be reversing its previous stance on the transaction.
The German government will most likely block the sale of Elmos' chip factory to a Chinese competitor, the company said this week. Elmos develops, produces and markets semiconductors, primarily for use in the a... Read more
European lawmakers blacklisted by China are intent on visiting Taiwan
Will the move provoke a confrontation with Beijing? The EU hopes not.
An eight-member delegation from the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan on Tuesday, November 1. The delegation includes Dutch parliamentarian Sjoerd Sjoerdsma, Ukrainian parliamentarian Mykol... Read more
Intel reveals $10 billion savings plan, stock rises
Intel shares climbed more than 5 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday after the organization promised to secure up to $10 billion in cost savings and efficiency improvements.
That announcement came as the business issued lower-than-expected profits forecasts for the fiscal year after exc... Read more
‘Apple halts deal to acquire Chinese chips amid export restrictions’
Apple reportedly shelved plans to utilize memory chips from China's Yangtze Memory Technologies in light of recent US penalties on technology exports to Chinese firms.
Citing various sources, Nikkei Asia reported that Apple's move is evidence of Washington's campaign paralyzing the supply chain.... Read more
EU member states want more freedom in subsidizing chip manufacturers
According to an official document seen by Reuters, several EU nations would like to subsidize manufacturers of existing chips rather than the first-of-their-kind chips suggested by the European Commission in the European Chips Act.
The European Chips Act, launched earlier this year, intends to s... Read more
Broadcom bets on early EU approval for $61 billion VMware acquisition
According to sources familiar with the matter, US chipmaker Broadcom will pursue early European Union antitrust clearance for its $61 billion VMware acquisition by citing rivalry from Amazon, Microsoft and Google.
The transaction was announced in May and is the second-largest buyout this year. B... Read more
Samsung presents ambitious roadmap for advanced chip manufacturing
Samsung has announced an ambitious roadmap for advanced chip manufacturing. The organization aims to step up the competition with Taiwan-based TSMC, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The newspaper reports that the South Korean tech giant recently announced a roadmap for highly advanced chip ... Read more
Meta’s vendor-agnostic toolkit helps optimize AI for various CPUs
Facebook parent Meta announced the launch of a brand-new set of free development tools for artificial intelligence apps, which help developers optimize AI apps for multiple processors.
According to the company, the new open-source AI platform is built on PyTorch, an open-source machine learning ... Read more
NXP: ‘Chips Act makes too little money available to reach target’
The support package for European chip makers won't be enough to reach the European Union's goal, according to NXP's CEO. The chip giant calculated that the market needs €500 billion in investments, while the support package only provides €43 billion.
The European Union wants to have a 20 pe... Read more
Siemens automates tests of chips with advanced packaging
Siemens Digital Industries Software, a division of Siemens AG, announced the release of 'Tessent Multi-die'. The technology simplifies the design process for testing chips built with advanced packaging.
Traditionally, chips have been packaged with a single silicon tile inside. Now, as the indus... Read more