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Intel commits to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040

Intel aims to achieve 100% renewable electricity use across its global operations Intel Corporation announced plans to further reduce its direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions and develop more sustainable technology solutions. In a release, the chip maker said it expects to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas...

Spain to invest $12.4 billion in semiconductors

An ongoing global semiconductor shortage, caused initially by the COVID-19 pandemic and made more pressing by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, has gripped the world On Monday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez revealed that Spain plans to invest 11 billion euros ($12.4 billion) to develop microchips...

EU earmarks billions to spur semiconductor manufacturing 

The European Chips Act earmarks an additional €15 billion to double European semiconductor manufacturing by 2030.

5 wireless technology trends to keep on your radar in 2022 (Reader Forum)

In an increasingly connected world, the need for data and network capacity has become the driving force that prompts wireless technology innovation. As development into 5G technology advances, connected systems will continue to grow in complexity and reliance on one another. This increase in...

FTC sues to stop Nvidia’s Arm acquisition

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is suing Nvidia Corp. to stop its US$40 billion acquisition of UK-based Arm Ltd. from Japan's SoftBank.

Intel doubles investment in Costa Rica chip manufacturing plant amid surging demand

Intel plans to invest $600 million, up from $350 million, in the chip manufacturing plant As a result of the ongoing global shortage of semiconductors, Intel this week revealed that is has nearly doubled a previously proposed investment in a micro-chip plant in Costa Rica...

Chips are down until 2023, confirms IBM president

IBM president: 'The solution to the shortage involves exploring alternative ways to meet consumer demand' Towards the end of April, Intel and TSMC the indicated that the global shortage of semiconductors might continue until 2023. This week, IMB President Jim Whitehurst reportedly confirmed this...

Could the ongoing chip shortage linger until 2023?

Intel and TSMC CEOs update on chip production outlook An ongoing global shortage of semiconductors, caused by a number of related factors, has chip makers planning massive capital spends to bulk up production capacity and the U.S. government conducting a review of the global chip...

Despite global chip shortage, Qualcomm up 63% y-o-y in Q1

Qualcomm's fiscal 2021 is off to a strong start with company executives reporting this week that first quarter revenues are up 63% year-over-year to $8.2 billion. The company has seen its 5G strategy play out "largely as expected," according to CEO Steven Mollenkopf, with...

Huawei Webinar: The Significance of the Semiconductor Industry in the US

  Boston Consulting Group (BCG) research finds the United States is the global leader of the semiconductor market, with a 45-50% market share. That leadership relies upon very large investments in R&D, which are funded by access to global markets. Chinese companies, for example, account...

SK Telecom, ETRI develop ultra-low-power AI semiconductor

Tests of the AI semiconductor will be conducted at SK Telecom's data centers South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT announced this week that SK Telecom and the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductor based on neural network...

Semiconductor industry preps workers as AI, 5G presence grows

Accenture report shows semiconductor industry is preparing workers for new roles as tech continues to evolve According to the latest annual report by Accenture, which predicts key technology trends likely to redefine business over the next three years, the semiconductor industry is optimistic about emerging technology and how...

Qualcomm trading at year high with $5.1 billion stock buyback

Qualcomm stock passes $69 per share With the close of an initial round of stock repurchases at midnight Aug. 27, Qualcomm is set to spend $5.1 billion to buyback more than 76 million shares of common stock for "at or below" $67.50 per share, according...

Samsung investing $22 billion in 5G, AI and other growth areas

Samsung sees 5G and AI as key to the future digital economy As 5G is deployed and matures, a huge variety of use cases commanded an equally diverse set of connectivity requirements will require the tandem introduction of network automation processes for operators to effectively...

MediaTek to boost investment in 5G, AI R&D

MediaTek plans to increase research into 5G and artificial intelligence. Fabless semiconductor company MediaTek Chairman and CEO Ming-Kai Tsai said MediaTek would be investing more money in research and development of 5G and artificial intelligence technologies, according to an article in DigiTimes. The remarks were made...

With Broadcom out of the picture, Qualcomm reportedly courting buyout

Financial Times reporting that Qualcomm director has approached SoftBank and other potential buyers Paul Jacobs, former executive chairman of the Qualcomm Board of Directors and son of company founder Irwin Jacobs, is reportedly looking to sell the San Diego, Calif.-based silicon and R&D giant. The...

Citing security, Republicans support CFIUS review of Broadcom bid for Qualcomm

Qualcomm shareholders meeting pushed back to April 5 Qualcomm shareholders were supposed to meet today to decide whether to maintain the current composition of the board or elect six members, a majority, nominated by Broadcom, which is attempting a hostile takeover of the San Diego-based...

Qualcomm ups offer for NXP following acquisition talks with Broadcom

Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm hinges on NXP deal; Qualcomm raises offer for NXP to $44 billion After extending its tender offer to NXP shareholders earlier this month, Qualcomm has now increased its offer on the company to $44 billion from $38 billion or $127.50 per...

Qualcomm enabling nonprofit operations in San Diego-area

The San Diego, Calif.-area is home to numerous nonprofits engaged in a wide range of charitable activities. But Mission Edge is different; the organization, itself a nonprofit, provides professional services like accounting, payroll, OSHA compliance and human resources to other nonprofits so they can...

Qualcomm to buy NXP for $39B as chip industry consolidation continues

Acquisition of NXP will bolster Qualcomm portfolio around autonomous driving and industrial IoT Pending regulatory and closing machinations, San Diego-based Qualcomm announced today it will pay $39 billion to acquire Dutch semiconductor manufacturer NXP. Qualcomm is a leader in chips for smartphones and other wireless communications...

IoT to power a smart business district in Shanghai

International investment to use IoT to connect major world hub WASHINGTON – Dutch firm NXP Semiconductors announced on March 27 it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Digital China Holdings, an IT services company, and B.M. Holding Group, a real estate development firm, with...

Reality Check: Semiconductor company supply chains unprepared to meet mobile device demand

Mobile devices such as smartphone and tablets require powerful and innovative semiconductor chips far superior to those found in typical consumer electronics products. These chips are now in high demand because

Qualcomm eyes semiconductor battle

Qualcomm is looking to accelerate the semiconductor battle. Ranked third in Gartner’s list of top semiconductor vendors (by revenue), Qualcomm is aiming even higher. “We grew while Intel and Samsung fell,” said Rafael Steinhauser, senior vice president and Latin American president for Qualcomm during...

Reality Check: High-tech industry needs to capitalize on ‘superstack’ trend now

The mobility, enterprise and consumer electronics industries are being funda¬mentally changed by a new type of business model called the “superstack.” Accenture defines a superstack

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