The existing global shortage of semiconductors is expected to last through this year and into the second quarter of the next, the technology analyst firm Gartner has said, adding that normal levels of supply would resume after that.
Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei technologies has again managed to record an annual profit despite the US sanctions it faces, with the company announcing a 64.6 billion yuan (A$12.98 billion) profit for 2020, an increase of 3.2% year-on-year. Revenue was 891.4 billion yuan, an increase of 3.8% on the previous year.
Chip designer Arm has released details of its new Armv9 architecture, which it says "will form the leading edge of the next 300 billion Arm-based chips".
The Dutch company ASML, the biggest manufacturer of lithography equipment for making semiconductors, has extended a deal with Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China's biggest chip maker, according to a short statement issued on Wednesday.
The world's biggest contract chip manufacturer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, has shifted 1000 engineers to its facilities in Tainan's Southern Taiwan Science Park to meet the massive demand for its 5nm chips.
The new version of the hardware hack story floated by Bloomberg illustrates one thing: the English language is a glorious tool for obfuscating things and making the meretricious appear like the magnificent.
Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is making a bid to sell its Honor smartphone unit which markets cheaper devices compared to the flagship ones that are put out under the Huawei brand.
The US is thinking of imposing restrictions on China's major semiconductor manufacturer, based on a report that says Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation is helping Beijing's defence establishment.
The US obsession with Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies may be well-intentioned, but could end up seriously harming the country's economy and national security, a senior adviser and trustee chair in Chinese Business and Economics at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC, says, in an article written as a brief for the Centre and sent to subscribers of The China Wire website in its weekly email titled "What we're reading this week".
New restrictions on the use of American products, imposed by the Commerce Department on Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies, have been described as arbitrary and pernicious by the company.
In what will be seen as a win for US President Donald Trump, the chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is set to announce that it will be opening a factory in Arizona.
The United States appears to be moving ahead with new proposals to tighten the conditions for American semiconductor companies to do business with Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, with cabinet officials agreeing at a meeting on Wednesday to tighten things up.
Faced with a lack of American parts for assembling its smartphones, the Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has now started building its devices with components sourced elsewhere.
Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group has unveiled its first AI inference chip developed by T-Head under the Alibaba DAMO Academy, an initiative it says will accelerate the speed of machine learning tasks – and lead technology development and scientific research.
A former Apple official has cast further doubt on a Bloomberg story about alleged Chinese spying through the implant of chips on server motherboards made by US company Supermicro Computer. Ex-general counsel Bruce Sewell said the FBI had told him it had no knowledge of any probe into such an incident, as claimed by Bloomberg.
Chip maker Qualcomm has fired a broadside against Apple, accusing the latter of "a campaign of false promises, stealth and subterfuge” in the long-running patent-infringement battle between the two firms.
Dominant PC chip manufacturer Intel today announced a US$7 billion investment in a new semiconductor plant. The announcement was made from the White House Oval Office with chief executive Brian Krzanich standing next to President Donald Trump.
Intel has shored up its growth strategies by buying rival chipmaker Altera as it looks to expand into new market segments, primarily the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) market.
The automotive, LED lighting and home consumer segments are predicted to drive a large part of growth of 30% in the semiconductor device portion of the global Internet of Things semi-conductor market over the next five years.
Tech powerhouse IBM will spend US$3 billion on semiconductor research and development in the next five years, despite rumours the company is considering selling its chip-manufacturing arm.
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