Intel to invest up to 80 billion euros to increase EU chip capacity: CEO Pat Gelsinger

Intel said it could invest up to EUR 80 billion (about INR 6,97,050 crores) over the next decade to increase chip capacity in the European region and will open its semiconductor plant in Ireland to automakers. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, speaking at the IAA Motor Show in Munich, also said the company will announce the … Read more

Qualcomm says it will supply a chip for the new Renault Mégane E-TECH Electric

Qualcomm announced on Monday that it will supply a key computing chip for the digital dashboard of a new Renault electric vehicle. San Diego, Calif.-based Qualcomm, the world’s largest supplier of essential semiconductors for cell phones, has expanded into vehicles with chips that can power panels and infotainment systems at the same time. The company … Read more

Samsung offered huge tax breaks to build a $17 billion chip factory in Texas City

The city of Taylor, Texas – one of two locations in the state under consideration by Samsung Electronics for a $17 billion (about Rs. 1,24,200 crores) chip factory – plans to offer broad property tax exemptions if chosen by South Korean technology giant. Taylor is competing with Austin, Texas, to build the plant, which is … Read more

SMIC to invest $8.87 billion in new chip factory in Shanghai

SMIC will invest $8.87 billion (about INR 64,830 crores) to build a chip factory in Shanghai, expanding capacity amid a global chip shortage, while Beijing pushes to increase independence in the sector. The expansion of China’s biggest chip maker comes as shortages have shaken the auto and electronics industries, spurring new capacity plans by companies … Read more

iPhone 13 Series May Cost More to Mitigate Rise in Chip Production Costs: Report

Prices for the iPhone 13 series may be higher than expected, a new report suggests. Apple is trying to raise the price of the iPhone 13 line to mitigate the impact of rising chip manufacturing costs. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Apple’s main chip supplier, is planning to raise chip production costs. This will affect … Read more

Mac mini with M1X chip to be released in ‘coming months’, iPhone 13 unlikely to show Ring ID: report

The Mac mini with a high-end ‘M1X’ chip will be released in the “coming months” to replace the existing Intel-powered model, according to a report. The new offering could stand alongside the Mac mini that Apple launched last year with its M1 processor. In addition to the new Mac mini, Apple said it has tested … Read more

Taiwan is again trying to reassure the US about how to deal with the chip shortage that has affected car production

Taiwan is doing everything possible to address the global semiconductor shortage, Economy Minister Wang Mei-hua said on Tuesday after talks with the newly appointed de facto US ambassador to Taipei, a problem that has froze some automobile production lines. Democratic US senators from Michigan and Ohio last week called on the Taiwanese government to help … Read more

Japan sees danger in US chip hub to fight China

Japan fears that US plans to pour billions of dollars into chipmaking to oust China could wipe out what is left of a Japanese semiconductor industry that once ruled the world. After “three lost decades,” according to Japan’s industry ministry, the country’s share of global chip manufacturing has dropped from half to one-tenth as it … Read more

Global Chip Shortage: Taiwan Says It Sees ‘Balance’ In Automotive Chip Supplies In Q4

Global supply and demand for automotive chips is expected to “balance” in the fourth quarter of 2021, Taiwan’s government said on Saturday, reiterating its commitment to do its part to address the shortage that has shut down production lines around the world. . Democratic US senators from Michigan and Ohio this week asked the Taiwanese … Read more

Intel plans to source chip subcomponents from outside factories, details partnerships with TSMC

Intel on Thursday gave new details of its turnaround strategy to source subcomponents of its chips from outside factories, including new details of partnerships with rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Intel is one of the few remaining semiconductor companies that still designs and manufactures its own chips. But it lost its lead in making … Read more