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Broadcom makes massive offer to buy chipmaker Qualcomm

Posted by James Tyler in Uncategorized on November 10, 2017

American semiconductor manufacturer, Broadcom, has offered to buy another US rival – Qualcomm – in the largest-ever tech buyout deal in history. Reportedly, Broadcom offered a grand total of $103bn to completely purchase the American silicon on chip manufacturer at price of $70 per share. If this deal goes ahead, it would be the largest-ever…

ARM releases new processors

Posted by James Tyler in Uncategorized on June 23, 2017

ARM has unveiled a set of new processors to provide the brainpower for our mobile devices to cope with advanced artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) technologies. On Monday, the British semiconductor giant said the new Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 processors, alongside the new Mali-G72 graphics processor, have been designed to “address…

Texas Instruments pushing for Autopilot

Posted by James Tyler in Uncategorized on May 22, 2017

A new line of automotive radar sensors from Texas Instruments not only offers chips to watch for dangers on the road, but also includes a chip that can monitor the driver in the car. Its proximity-sensing short-range radar can detect when a person is in the car, and shows enough resolution for gesture control and…

Newport to receive £38m 5G foundry investment

Posted by James Tyler in Uncategorized on May 11, 2017

Funding of nearly £38m has been announced for a facility to make compound semiconductors – a new technology behind robotics, 5G and driverless cars. The 10 councils in the Cardiff Capital Region are set to develop the foundry in Newport, which could create about 2,000 high skilled jobs in five years. The funding follows £12m…

Toshiba decides to split off core chip business

Posted by James Tyler in Uncategorized on February 23, 2017

Toshiba Corp’s board on Friday approved plans to make its core chip business a separate company and seek outside investment in it, aiming to avoid being crippled by an upcoming multi-billion dollar writedown for its U.S. nuclear business. Toshiba estimates the value of its chip business – the world’s biggest NAND flash memory producer after…

Toshiba to Sell Part of Its Chip Business

Posted by James Tyler in Uncategorized on February 2, 2017

Reuters- Toshiba Corp said it will sell a minority stake in its memory chip business as it urgently seeks funds to offset an imminent multi-billion dollar writedown, adding that its overseas nuclear division – the cause of its woes – was now under review. The drastic measures are set to be just some of the…

Microchip finalising Atmel offer?

Posted by James Tyler in News,Uncategorized on January 12, 2017

Microchip Technology Inc is planning to submit a binding offer for Atmel Corp by early next week, according to people familiar with the matter, challenging Atmel’s planned merger with Dialog Semiconductor PLC. Semiconductor manufacturers Microchip and Atmel have made some progress in their merger negotiations, though the talks could still fall apart, the people said,…