Global technology provider IBM has announced it has developed the world's first two nanometer process, a first for the semiconductor industry.
The founder of the world's biggest semiconductor fab says it may be impossible to replicate what has been done in Taiwan in other parts of the world, including the US.
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 world's biggest contract chip manufacturer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, has reached an important milestone with the beam-raising ceremony for its 3nm process fab at Tainan's Southern Taiwan Science Park on Tuesday.
With the US administration changing next year, it is very likely that Google will be able to get a waiver on selling the proprietary version of its Android operating system to Chinese telecommunications vendor Huawei Technologies, something it has been unable to do ever since the Trump administration put in place sanctions on the Chinese firm.
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 will need to invest between US$20 billion (A$27.3 billion) and US$50 billion in new semiconductor fabrication plants if it wants to reverse the trend of the last 30 years which has seen semiconductor manufacturing decline, a study claims.
China plans to invest up to US$1.4 trillion (A$1.9 trillion) to build up its semiconductor industry so that it can achieve self-sufficiency and not be subject to the kind of sanctions that the US has imposed on Huawei, a report claims.
ANALYSIS Speculation that South Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics would come to the aid of beleaguered Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies and help it to obtain semiconductors for its business has been more or less squashed after Samsung was given a massive deal by Verizon.
Intel has announced a new line of chips for laptops, claiming that its 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris X graphics would be up to 2.7x faster in content creation, more than 20% faster in office productivity and more than twice as fast in gaming plus streaming.
New restrictions put in place by the US in a bid to prevent Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from obtaining the parts it needs to manufacture its smartphones and 5G base stations appear to be showing cracks even before they come into force on 14 September.
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".
A China expert has predicted that the US Government may end up shooting itself in the foot by weaponising the semiconductor supply chain.
There have been many discussions centred around the possibility that China may try to retake Taiwan and speculation as to the likely American reaction, but hardly any consideration has been given to the fact that even a failed bid by Beijing would have a massive effect on the American reliance on Taiwan's semiconductor manufacturers.
If we are to believe the excuse being trotted out by the UK for changing its stance on the use of gear from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies in its 5G networks, then semiconductors made by one company are not as safe as those made by another company – though they are all made to the same specs.
South Korea's Samsung Electronics is considering a deal with Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies whereby the former would help the Chinese firm obtain its requirement of advanced semiconductors in exchange for Huawei ceding a part of its smartphone market share to Samsung.
ANALYSIS The first attempt by the US, a year ago, to cripple Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies and prevent it from manufacturing its products has been mostly a failure, with the only definitive outcome being the success in banning the company from using the proprietary version of Google's Android mobile operating system.
ANALYSIS The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will have to get a rather large amount from the US in incentives if it is to make its proposed new factory in Arizona commercially successful and avoid any issues with its business in China.
Three US senators from the Democratic Party have asked the federal government to disclose what incentives it has promised to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to get the company to set up shop in the US.
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.
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