EU will expand its cooperation with Japan on chip supply
The European Union is seeking to reduce its reliance on China for semiconductors. It hopes to find a suitable partner in Japan and is rolling out plans to boost cooperation.
This week the European Union announced that it will will deepen its ties with Japan on semiconductors. Thierry Breton, the... Read more
Intel and German authorities nearing deal on €9.9B subsidy
Intel and the German government are close to a deal on additional funding for the tech giant's local facility. The German newspaper Handelsblatt has reported that the final round of negotiations is underway.
After months of negotiations, the German federal government is about to increase state f... Read more
NXP unveils its i.MX 91 family of applications processors
NXP has unveiled new i.MX 91 processors. The new chips should power Smart Factories and Smart Homes.
This week Dutch semiconductor giant NXP used the Computex event to announce the latest processor from its i.MX 9 series of applications processors. These are intended for industrial, medical, con... Read more
TSMC to open its first German chip fab at a cost of €10 billion
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is in talks with its partners to put $11 billion (€10 billion) into building a chip fabrication plant in Saxony, Germany.
According to people familiar with the matter, the planned investment between TSMC, NXP Semiconductors NV, Robert Bosch GmbH and I... 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
Intel records hefty revenue drop in 2022
Intel's annual figures are out. Revenue staggered over 2022. The chip giant said it expects a setback in the first quarter of 2023.
Intel generated €58 billion ($63.1 billion) in revenue in all of 2022. The figure is down 20 percent from 2021, when $79 billion in sales was credited to the boo... Read more
‘TSMC considers Germany for its first European chip plant’
TSMC is considering the construction of its first European chip manufacturing factory, which bodes well for the prospective host country, Germany.
TSMC CEO Wei stated that the business is engaging with European customers and partners to examine the prospect of developing a fabrication site durin... Read more
Infineon CEO says they are ready to spend billions on acquisitions
The company's chief executive says they have targeted several areas for expansion.
German chipmaker Infineon is ready to spend several billion euros on the right takeover target, according to a report in Reuters. In speaking with the Frankfurter Allgemeiner Zeitung (FAZ), Infineon's chief execut... Read more
Finland’s PM says Europe is overreliant on Chinese technology
Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin has publicly stated that Europe is overreliant on Chinese technology. Marin made the remarks while speaking at Slush, a yearly startup event in Helsinki.
Marin said that Europe had a lot to learn from its reliance on Russian energy, which played a role in Eur... Read more
Berkshire Hathaway acquires $4.1 billion stake in TSMC
Berkshire Hathaway announced the acquisition of a $4.1 billion stake in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC), marking one of the conglomerate's first major steps into the chip industry.
The announcement lifted investor optimism for TSMC, which saw its shares hit a two-year low last month du... Read more