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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...

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.


AEM May Be Hurt By Apple’s Plan To Use Own Chips
April 4, 2018 1:20 pm

Apple’s plans to reportedly use its own chips in Mac computers is not good news for Singapore-listed semiconductor equipment firm AEM, CIMB says. A Bloomberg News article said Apple’s plan, which will replace processors from Intel, is still...

Qualcomm board of directors rejects revised Broadcom proposal
February 9, 2018 9:10 am

Paul Jacobs Qualcomm’s board of directors unanimously rejected an acquisition proposal from competitor Broadcom, the company announced on Thursday.

Broadcom had proposed acquiring all outstanding shares of Qualcomm for

$82 per share,...

Samsung confirms making chips for mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrency
February 3, 2018 8:39 am

South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced that it’s developing hardware specially designed for cryptocurrency mining. The move is aimed at boosting the firm’s profits.

The disclosure was made in Samsung’s latest earnings report, in...

AEM Holdings acquires Finnish MEMs testing provider; expects FY18 to outpeform, mulls bonus shares
February 2, 2018 3:34 pm

AEM Holdings has acquired Afore Oy, a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) testing and handling solutions provider...

This semiconductor play is now ‘very attractive’ compared to peers
January 31, 2018 9:58 am

In a Tuesday report, analyst Jarick Seet says he remains positive on the group’s outlook as it should benefit from an increased demand for electronics in the automotive sector, as well as the Internet of Things (IoT).

Valuations for Avi-Tech...

How Apple Built a Chip Powerhouse to Threaten Qualcomm and Intel
January 30, 2018 5:53 pm

For several years, Apple has been steadily designing more and more of the chips powering its iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watches. This creates a better user experience and helps trump rivals. Recently the company got a fresh incentive to go all-in...

Samsung launches 800GB Z-SSD for supercomputing
January 30, 2018 3:47 pm

Samsung Electronics has launched an 800GB solid state drive, the SZ985 Z-SSD, aimed at supercomputing, the firm announced.

The new offering boasts five times less latency than of NVMe SSDs and is aimed at high-speed cache data and log data processing,...

US Approves Chinese Acquisition Of Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Firm Akrion Systems
January 22, 2018 9:40 am

Chinese state-owned semiconductor manufacturing supplier Naura Microelectronics Equipment Co., Ltd announced that it had completed a US$15 million acquisition of U.S. company Akrion Systems LLC, a supplier of surface preparation for solar and semiconductor...