Samsung wins 5-nanometer modem chip contract from Qualcomm – sources – Finance – Hardware- Tempemail

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s semiconductor manufacturing division has won a contract to make new Qualcomm Inc 5G chips using its most advanced chip-making technology, two sources familiar with the matter said, boosting the Korean firm’s efforts to gain market share against rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Samsung will fabricate at Continue Reading

US mulls cutting Huawei off from global chip suppliers, with TSMC in crosshairs – Hardware – Security- Tempemail

The Trump administration is considering changing US regulations to allow it to block shipments of chips to Huawei Technologies from companies such as Taiwan’s TSMC, the world’s largest contract chipmaker, two sources familiar with the matter said. New restrictions on commerce with China’s Huawei are among several options to be Continue Reading

Arm Ltd to launch new AI chip for small devices – Hardware – Networking- Tempemail

Arm Ltd, a semiconductor technology firm owned by SoftBank Group, unveiled a chip technology aimed at putting artificial intelligence functions on tiny devices such as sensors designed to detect patterns in human speech or other streams of data. Arm, which provides chip technology to mobile phone semiconductor suppliers like Qualcomm Continue Reading

Intel signals 2020 will be a turnaround year for chip industry leader – Finance – Hardware- Tempemail

Intel Corp on Thursday cemented the market view that the chip industry is turning around after a prolonged slowdown, forecasting better 2020 revenue and profit than Wall Street anticipated, driven by cloud computing demand. The company’s sales in its closely watched data centre business jumped 19 percent, helping it beat Continue Reading

Google offers up to $1.5 million bounty for remotely hacking Titan M chip

With its latest announcement to increase bug bounty rewards for finding and reporting critical vulnerabilities in the Android operating system, Google yesterday set up a new challenging level for hackers that could let them win a bounty of up to $1.5 million. Starting today, Google will pay $1 million for Continue Reading

Apple sues former chip designer for breach of contract, working on chip startup Nuvia

A hot potato: Apple is suing former high-level chip designer Gerard Williams, who was in charge of A-series processors used in iPhones and iPads. Williams allegedly violated his contract and is exploiting Apple technology in his new venture. At the same time, the lawsuit reveals the Cupertino company illegally monitors Continue Reading

Intel creates chip to control quantum computers – Labs – Hardware – Security

Quantum computers aim to carry out tasks in just a few minutes that would take today’s best conventional computers thousands of years. But in nearly every photograph of the devices, there’s a tangle of wires in the background connected to equipment that controls the quantum computer. Intel Corp on Monday Continue Reading

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon XR2 is a 5G-compatible chip for mixed reality headsets

Something to look forward to: Qualcomm says its newest silicon for mixed reality applications will allow manufacturers to build truly wireless, 5G-capable headsets that use the combined power of the cloud with that of the local hardware to deliver greater performance. Several unnamed manufacturers are supposedly working on devices that Continue Reading

Intel says it sold its phone modem chip business to Apple at “a multi-billion dollar loss”

Why it matters: In a world where smartphone makers and PC OEMs say 5G is the future of connectivity, Intel lost the ability to compete with Qualcomm because of the latter’s anticompetitive licensing deals. That means there’s less competition in the modem space, which is terrible news for both consumers Continue Reading

The world’s largest chip finds a home inside the world’s fastest AI computer

What just happened? Cerebras Systems over the summer unveiled an absolutely massive chip in the Cerebras Wafer Scale Engine. With 1.2 trillion transistors on board, it is the largest chip in the world and now it has a home in the company’s latest system designed to accelerate deep learning. Unveiled Continue Reading