Semiconductors
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Photo by Bloomberg.

TSMC Says Will Invest $100 Billion to Expand Capacity

April 1, 2021 · 1:19 AM PDT
The pledge comes after Intel said it would spend $20 billion amid a crippling global shortage of semiconductors used in everything from cars to smartphones.
Photo of AWS CEO Andy Jassy by Bloomberg. Illustration by Mike Sullivan

Intel Spending $20B to Build Two New Chip Plants

March 23, 2021 · 3:52 PM PDT
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, who took the helm last month, outlines his vision for the chipmaker's future.

Samsung Warns of Severe Chip Shortage

March 17, 2021 · 3:08 AM PDT
The consumer electronics giant joins a growing roster of companies warning that the chip shortage that first the automotive sector is still spreading wider.

TikTok Owner ByteDance Looks to Develop Semiconductors

March 16, 2021 · 2:36 AM PDT
The company is hiring people to work on developing chips for servers based on Arm technology.

China, U.S. to Establish Rare Cooperation in Chip Industry

March 11, 2021 · 2:14 AM PST
The move could signal a thaw of relations between the U.S. and China over chip making.

Taiwan Raids Recruiters Poaching Semiconductor Talent for Chinese Crypto Miner Bitmain

March 10, 2021 · 2:01 AM PST
The two recruitment agencies were accused of breaching Taiwanese laws meant to protect the island from mainland China's influence.

China Pledges to Spend More on Tech Research and Development

March 5, 2021 · 2:35 AM PST · 1 comment
In its annual work report, the government promised to increase spending on R&D by more than 7% every year for the next five years.

China’s R&D Spending Reached Record in 2020

March 1, 2021 · 12:32 AM PST
The record spending comes as China moves to become more self-sufficient in areas such as chip development amid a trade war with the U.S.

Biden to Sign Executive Order Aimed at Fixing Chip Shortage

Feb. 24, 2021 · 7:09 AM PST
A shortage of chips has caused problems for a wide range of companies, including those in the car industry.

EU Seeks Partners for New Semiconductor Factory

Feb. 11, 2021 · 7:12 AM PST
A continent-based foundry would help European industries be less reliant on U.S. and Asian chipmakers.
Apple CEO Tim Cook announces new products last October. Screenshot of Apple event via YouTube

China Stockpiles Chips and Chip-Making Equipment Amid U.S. Pressure

Feb. 2, 2021 · 9:28 PM PST
China is trying to protect itself from U.S. efforts to restrict the sales of key American technology products to Chinese companies.

U.S. Government to Examine Past U.S.-China Tech Deals

Jan. 31, 2021 · 10:16 PM PST
The Committee on Foreign Investment is poring over startup deals, including smaller ones, for indications of Chinese involvement and access to sensitive technology.

Incoming Intel CEO Tips Hand on Manufacturing Plans

Jan. 21, 2021 · 3:23 PM PST
Pat Gelsinger, who previously worked at Intel for three decades, has a plan for restoring investors' faith in the chip maker after some missteps.

Lumentum to Acquire Coherent in $5.7 Billion Cash-and-Stock Deal

Jan. 19, 2021 · 7:04 AM PST
The merger is the latest in a string of consolidations among companies in the semiconductor sector and related areas.

Cisco Strikes New $4.5 Billion Deal With Networking Firm Acacia

Jan. 14, 2021 · 1:17 PM PST
After Cisco's earlier $2.6 billion acquisition bid fell apart last week, the networking giant upped its offer significantly.

Qualcomm to Acquire Chipmaker Startup for $1.4 Billion

Jan. 13, 2021 · 7:59 AM PST
The acquisition of Nuvia is aimed at giving Qualcomm an edge in 5G networking technology.

Intel Ousts CEO Bob Swan

Jan. 13, 2021 · 7:05 AM PST
The chief executive, in the top job for only two years, will be replaced by current VMWare CEO Pat Gelsinger.