Semiconductors
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Intel to Make Chips for Other Customers Such as Qualcomm, Amazon

July 27, 2021 · 12:15 AM PDT
The move will help it catch up to rivals TSMC and Samsung, which have taken the technological lead in chip making .

Hong Kong Chip Smuggling Increases Amid Shortages

July 8, 2021 · 2:16 PM PDT
In one recent incident, a smuggler was found with more than 250 Intel PC chips taped to his chest and calves.

GlobalFoundries to Build $4 Billion Chip Factory in Singapore

June 22, 2021 · 1:58 AM PDT
The investment comes despite attempts by the U.S. government to encourage companies to build factories in the U.S. to protect against supply chain disruptions.

TSMC Leaves World Vulnerable to Chip Supply Shortages

June 21, 2021 · 2:53 AM PDT
The world's dependence on TSMC underscores how a conflict between Taiwan and mainland China could leave the world vulnerable to a chip shortage.

Google to Use AMD Chips in Speedy New Cloud Service

June 17, 2021 · 2:02 PM PDT
Google Cloud hasn't been able to make up much ground on Amazon and Microsoft in the cloud market, but a new AMD chip help change that.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son, left, and Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. Photos by Bloomberg; AP

Senators Say More U.S. Chip Production Is Critical

June 10, 2021 · 2:16 PM PDT
Lawmakers say the pandemic made it clear that the U.S. can't rely too heavily on foreign suppliers for semiconductors and other goods.

Intel Reportedly Trying to Acquire Chip Startup SiFive

June 10, 2021 · 1:28 PM PDT
As Nvidia's $40 billion acquisition of Arm moves slowly through the regulatory approval process, Intel is eyeing a similar startup.

Senate Passes $250 Billion Bipartisan Bill to Counter China Tech Threat

June 9, 2021 · 1:03 AM PDT
The bill would boost government funding for technology research and development, including in key areas such as semiconductors.

TSMC Starts Construction on Arizona Chip Factory

June 2, 2021 · 12:41 AM PDT
The move comes amid a global chip shortage, which has severely affected supply of everything from automobiles to gaming consoles and computer graphics cards.

Intel CEO Reiterates Chip Shortage Could Last Years

May 31, 2021 · 2:22 AM PDT
The comments about the global chip shortage reiterate what Intel’s CEO, Pat Gelsinger, told The Washington Post in April.

Arm Freezes Hiring During Nvidia Takeover

May 25, 2021 · 12:09 PM PDT
Arm has frozen hiring until 2022 in a sign that regulatory scrutiny of Nvidia's bid for the U.K. chip designer could stretch into next year.

U.S. Companies Lobby for Early Release of Jailed Samsung Boss to Ease Chip Shortage

May 20, 2021 · 2:25 AM PDT
The American Chamber of Commerce urged South Korea to pardon Samsung chair Lee Jae-yong and release him from prison.

TSMC to Build More Chip Factories in Arizona

May 4, 2021 · 3:37 AM PDT · 1 comment
The move comes after TSMC announced last year that it would build a $12 billion facility in Arizona beginning in 2021.

TSMC Expects to Spend $30B on Chip Production Capacity This Year

April 15, 2021 · 2:38 AM PDT
TSMC has raised its forecast for capacity expansion this year amid the global chip shortage.
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.