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Virus shuts down factories of major iPhone component manufacturer TSMC
August 7, 2018 2:52 pm

Apple touts the cybersecurity of its iPhone, but less can be said for the exclusive manufacturer who makes the processor for the iPhone.

Semiconductor foundry TSMC,  or Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, was hit by a virus late Friday...

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US chipmaker Intel submits plans for $5B Israel expansion
May 16, 2018 10:08 am

Intel CEO releases ‘security-first pledge’ to restore confidence

Wall Street Journal cybersecurity reporter Kate Fazzini and Carbon Black national security strategist Eric O’Neill discuss whether Intel’s chip problems create a...

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China closing in on massive new chip fund in bid to dominate US semiconductor industry
May 8, 2018 9:03 am

China’s government has made technological independence from the United States one of its highest priorities. And now, it appears to be putting its money where its messaging has been.

According to the Wall Street Journal, China is close to...

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A leading chipmaker’s expansion here and what it means for Singapore
May 2, 2018 9:18 am

Micron Technology has announced expansion plan that will add more than 1,000 jobs. One NUS Business School observer dissects what this means for Singapore and Singapore workers.

Micron has several facilities around the world. It is indeed a...

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Why Can’t China Make Semiconductors?
May 1, 2018 9:11 am

After decades of failure, it may now be on the right track.

Jack Ma says he’s ready for China to make semiconductors at home. It’s a longstanding goal for the Chinese government. And thanks to a recent crackdown on certain technology...

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Qualcomm to refile China application to get NXP deal cleared
April 20, 2018 11:23 am

Qualcomm will refile a regulatory application with the Chinese government to clear its US$44 billion takeover of NXP Semiconductors, the U.S. chipmaker said on Thursday.

Qualcomm and NXP will extend the end date of their purchase agreement to...

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Qualcomm concessions insufficient to clinch NXP deal: commerce ministry
April 20, 2018 9:29 am

U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm will have to do more to complete its proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors , a commerce ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

BEIJING: U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm will have to do more to complete its proposed takeover of...

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Intel reportedly shutting down its smart glasses group
April 19, 2018 9:32 am

https://www.cnet.com/news/intel-reportedly-shutting-down-smart-glasses-group/

Intel appears to be throwing in the towel on its wearables and augmented...

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Intel reportedly shutting down its smart glasses group
April 19, 2018 9:26 am

Chip giant is closing down its new devices group, maker of fitness trackers and smart glasses, according to The Information.

Intel appears to be throwing in the towel on its wearables and augmented reality ambitions.

The chip giant will...

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Toshiba won’t cancel US$18 billion chip deal unless any major material change
April 4, 2018 4:27 pm

TOKYO: Toshiba Corp will not use the option of cancelling the US$18 billion sale of its memory chip unit unless there is any “major material change” in circumstances, the Japanese conglomerate’s new chief executive said on Tuesday.

Toshiba...

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