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TDK launches $50 million corporate venture fund for material science technologies

TDK launches $50 million corporate venture fund for material science technologies

TDK has established TDK Ventures, a $50 million corporate VC fund that will invest in early-stage startups in material science, energy, and chips.

Japan will restrict the export of some materials used in smartphones and chips to South Korea

Japan’s trade ministry said today that it will restrict the export of some tech materials to South Korea, including polyimides used in flexible displays made by companies like Samsung Electronics. The
Chinese Chip Designers Can’t Meet Mandated Goals Without US Technology

Chinese Chip Designers Can’t Meet Mandated Goals Without US Technology

Chinese firms would be unable to make the government's self-sufficiency goals without ongoing access to US technology, according to the firms themselves. The post Chinese Chip Designers Can’t Meet
US Bans AMD’s Chinese Joint Venture From Developing, Selling Hardware

US Bans AMD’s Chinese Joint Venture From Developing, Selling Hardware

The US government added another five companies to its export blacklist on Friday -- and nuked AMD's THATIC server partnership in the process. The post US Bans AMD’s Chinese Joint Venture From
Rumor: Apple Might Buy Intel’s 5G Modem Division

Rumor: Apple Might Buy Intel’s 5G Modem Division

Apple might buy Intel's modem business. Intel might be looking to sell its modem business after Apple stopped being its customers. What a happy coincidence. The post Rumor: Apple Might Buy Intel’s 5G
How AMD’s Zen 2 Architecture Boosts Performance-Per-Watt

How AMD’s Zen 2 Architecture Boosts Performance-Per-Watt

At E3 this week, AMD finally unveiled exactly which improvements are baked into its third-generation Ryzen CPU, based on the Zen 2 architecture. The post How AMD’s Zen 2 Architecture Boosts
Cypress Semi, a Silicon Valley semiconductor stalwart, sold to Infineon for $10B

Cypress Semi, a Silicon Valley semiconductor stalwart, sold to Infineon for $10B

Cypress Semiconductor, a legend among the Bay Area's chipmakers, agrees to sell itself to German chip kingpin Infineon in a deal valued at $10 billion.
Wireless nanowire lasers absorb infrared, emit blue light

Wireless nanowire lasers absorb infrared, emit blue light

Light bends semiconductor, electrons go downhill to high energy, emit light.
The Entire Semiconductor Market Just Suffered the Worst Downturn in a Decade

The Entire Semiconductor Market Just Suffered the Worst Downturn in a Decade

The worldwide semiconductor market fell by the largest amount in a decade last quarter. Q2 isn't expected to improve things. The post The Entire Semiconductor Market Just Suffered the Worst Downturn
AMD’s 50-Year Tug-of-War With Intel Just Took an Interesting Turn

AMD’s 50-Year Tug-of-War With Intel Just Took an Interesting Turn

Analysts believe AMD's new Ryzen chips could eat into Intel's longtime dominance of desktop CPUs.
AMD’s 50-Year Tug-of-War With Intel Just Took an Interesting Turn

AMD’s 50-Year Tug-of-War With Intel Just Took an Interesting Turn

Analysts believe AMD's new Ryzen chips could eat into Intel's longtime dominance of desktop CPUs.
Chip Wars 2019: What Nvidia, AMD, Intel, and Dell Announced at Computex

Chip Wars 2019: What Nvidia, AMD, Intel, and Dell Announced at Computex

Faster laptops, desktops, and video cards on the way.
Chip Wars 2019: What Nvidia, AMD, Intel, and Dell Announced at Computex

Chip Wars 2019: What Nvidia, AMD, Intel, and Dell Announced at Computex

Faster laptops, desktops, and video cards on the way.

Devices built with Intel’s Ice Lake and Project Athena specifications will be available in time for the holidays

Even before Computex officially launched today, AMD and Qualcomm threw down the gauntlet at Intel with a new chip and a 5G PC, respectively. Today Intel responded in kind during its keynote
Cut Off From ARM, x86, What CPU Architectures Can Huawei Use?

Cut Off From ARM, x86, What CPU Architectures Can Huawei Use?

Huawei has been cut off from most of the major CPU architectures in existence. If the company can't negotiate its way out of the problem, what practical recourse does it have? The post Cut Off From

Tencent CEO warns companies must keep innovating to survive amid US-China tensions

On Tuesday, Tencent’s usually low-profile founder and CEO Pony Ma made rare comments to weigh in on escalating tensions between the United States and China, calling domestic tech companies to build

When will customers start buying all those AI chips?

It’s the best and worst time to be in semiconductors right now. Silicon Valley investors are once again owning up to their namesakes and taking a deep interest in next-generation silicon, with leading
Samsung Unveils 3nm Gate-All-Around Design Tools

Samsung Unveils 3nm Gate-All-Around Design Tools

Samsung held its foundry forum event and detailed upcoming process nodes and improvements, including new nanosheet GAAFETs arriving for the 3nm node. The post Samsung Unveils 3nm Gate-All-Around
Tech Stocks Jittery as New Chinese Tariffs Loom

Tech Stocks Jittery as New Chinese Tariffs Loom

Significant tariffs will go into effect at 12:01 AM Friday morning, and the markets have been jittery about the issue all week. So what happens next? The post Tech Stocks Jittery as New Chinese
Intel Announces Project Athena Open Labs to Speed Hardware Deployment

Intel Announces Project Athena Open Labs to Speed Hardware Deployment

Intel will open three Project Athena Open Labs to test qualifying hardware for its next-generation laptop program. The company claims users can expect up to 9 hours of battery life from qualifying