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European Chip Industry Seeks More EU Help to Extend Revival

Europe’s semiconductor industry is requesting more help from the European Union as it seeks to build on a tentative revival, embrace technologies such as artificial intelligence and ride out trade wars that threaten global supply chains. A 20-page report submitted to Mariya Gabriel, the EU digital affairs commissioner, requests that a research and development programme launched in 2014 be doubled… Read More »

Wall Street to Grill Intel on Chip Security Flaws

Wall Street analysts will grill Intel executives on how massive security flaws in its computer chips are impacting business when the company reports quarterly results on Thursday. Intel has said there would be no material cost to it from security flaws, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, that were disclosed on January 3 since both could be solved with software. But the real-world effects on productivity are… Read More »

Samsung Says Its 8nm FinFET Chip Fabrication Process Is Ready for Mass Production

Samsung said on Wednesday that its 8nm FinFET process (8nm Low Power Plus) technology is ready for production. The 8LPP node, the company said, will provide up to 10 percent lower power consumption even as it takes up to 10 percent less area compared to 10LPP. Even as 8nm Low Power Plus will serve as a stop gap solution… Read More »

Apple Said to Move to Ward Western Digital Off Control of Toshiba Chip Business

Apple has sought to stop Western Digital from taking control of Toshiba’s chip business by threatening not to buy its products in the future, people with knowledge of the deal said. Apple, which uses Toshiba’s NAND flash memory chips in its iPhones, is concerned about losing pricing power if Western Digital is running the operation, the sources said on Friday. However, if… Read More »

Apple Said to Move to Ward Western Digital Off Control of Toshiba Chip Business

Apple has sought to stop Western Digital from taking control of Toshiba’s chip business by threatening not to buy its products in the future, people with knowledge of the deal said. Apple, which uses Toshiba’s NAND flash memory chips in its iPhones, is concerned about losing pricing power if Western Digital is running the operation, the sources said on Friday. However, if… Read More »

Toshiba Said to Be Under Pressure to Consider Plan B as Chip Sale Falters

As the $18 billion (roughly Rs. 1,16,325 crores) sale of Toshiba’s memory chip unit to a government-approved consortium falters, some bankers and potential investors are pressing the board to seriously consider alternatives, people with direct knowledge of the sale process said – including picking a new buyer. Those people say Toshiba’s leadership is sticking to Plan A: selling… Read More »

Toshiba Suing Western Digital for $1 Billion Over Chip Business Sale Interference

Japan’s Toshiba said on Wednesday it is filing a lawsuit against joint venture partner Western Digital. Toshiba is claiming JPY 120 billion ($1.07 billion) in damages, saying in a statement that Western Digital is interfering with the sale of its memory chip division. Toshiba also said it has decided to shut out Western Digital employees based outside the… Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Band Maker Huami Launches Amazfit Health Band With Built-in ECG Chip

Huami, the company that makes the Mi Band in collaboration with Xiaomi, has unveiled a new fitness tracker under its Amazfit branding. The all-new Amazfit Health Band fitness tracker has been launched at CNY 699 (approximately Rs. 6,500) in China, and will be going on sale in Deep Black, Rose Gold and Sapphire Blue colours. The Huami Amazfit… Read More »

Qualcomm Said to Have Blocked Samsung Exynos Chip Sales to Other Handset Makers

Samsung has been one of the handset makers that has been using Qualcomm chipsets for years now. Though, Samsung has been prevented from selling its in-house Exynos chipsets to other handset makers by none other than Qualcomm, claims a new report. Samsung has been consistent with its own Exynos-series of processors which get refreshed every year though one… Read More »

Microsoft Partners Qualcomm to Bring ARM Chip Support to Windows Server OS

Microsoft has announced that it has been working with Qualcomm and Cavium to bring support for ARM chips to Windows Server OS, and it demoed the first version at the Open Project Compute Summit being held in Santa Clara, California, this week. This particular server runs on the Qualcomm’s 10nm Centriq 2400 and Cavium’s flagship second generation 64-bit… Read More »