Intel and Italy are close to a deal that will see a chip manufacturing facility be built in the country. The deal is worth $5 billion and will help Europe reduce its dependence on Asia for chips.
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Companies across various sectors that are reliant on semiconductor chips have said the shortages seem to be starting to ease. This was due to increased capacity and lower consumer electronics demand.
The United States and European Union will try to avoid a subsidy race as they look to boost chip output. The parties want to avoid manufacturing pooling in a handful of areas, weakening supply chains.
Chinese semiconductor industry has slowed down by 4.2% following Covid-19 lockdown in Shanghai. The output has shrunk for the first time after Q1 2019 due to low demand and strict preventive measures.
High demand for tech and supply chain chaos has resulted in chip shortages across the world. However, companies can't make more chips since now they are facing a shortage of chip-making tools.
Intel and Micron CEOs have urged the US Government for granting subsidies under the CHIPS Act. Intel's previously announced plans, however, depend on whether the government grants this or not.
As GPU prices begin to settle slowly creeping back to their MSRP levels, we look at the best graphics card purchases to make across a wide variety of refresh rates for those that game at 1080p.
The EU Commission has announced a comprehensive set of measures called the "European Chips Act" that will bolster Europe's semiconductor chip-making capabilities while reducing dependency on Asia.
Intel GPU head Raja Koduri says that the company is looking at ways and working hard to deliver millions of its upcoming Arc GPUs into the hands of gamers. New Arc wallpapers are now available.
Logitech's CEO has said that he sees the semiconductor shortage continuing through the year. It echoes similar statements from other tech bosses but hopefully, things get back on track in 2023.
Intel is the first chip maker that has placed an order for ASML's High-NA Twinscan EXE:5200 scanner that will allow the company to start using its 18A (1.8nm) fabrication tech starting 2025.
Sony is reportedly creating a million more units of the PlayStation 4 this year in an anticipated move to deal with the PlayStation 5 components shortage and give gamers a second choice.
AMD has thrown out a slight caution to the wind about the possibility of delay in RDNA 2 desktop APUs if the sky-high DDR5 memory pricing continues to persist into the later half of the year.
A major Vietnam PC store nguyencongpc (NCPC) was found to be selling EVGA RTX GPUs that were part of a stolen shipment of cards. This was discovered when an NCPC customer tried to file warranty.
Canon has taken a step towards combating the silicon shortage by opting to manufacture chip-less toner cartridges for its printers and other multi-function devices as an interim measure.
While more than 40 tech companies have confirmed their CES 2022 will be a digital-only event, 60+ businesses have booked floor space recently. Fully vaccinated people with masks can attend the event.
The analyst firm Gartner has predicted that half of the top ten auto manufacturers will begin designing their own chips by the middle of the decade following the current chip shortage.
AMD's Mark Papermaster. in a recent interview, stated that he believes the semiconductor market will be back to normalcy in 2023 starting in 2H 2022. Intel and Nvidia also agree with the timeframe.
DDR5 kits are already experiencing shortages and according to a report, it is not induced by the ongoing chip shortage, at least not directly. Instead it's the expensive PMICs that are to be blamed.
Intel's CEO Pat Gelsinger has ruled out the UK as the site for the firm's European factory. He said the company is considering 70 proposals from 10 countries inside the European Union.
The automotive industry could be losing more than $200 billion in revenue this year due to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage. The figure is much higher than what was earlier predicted.
A report alleges that Nvidia's RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti, or many more graphics card models could be facing supply problems from September due to recent lockdowns in China for new COVID outbreaks.
Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has released the latest GPU market share report for Q2 2021. There is overall good news for the market with the exception of AMD which has struggled against rival Nvidia.
AMD recently launched the RX 6600 XT for $379, a price higher than many expected. The company's justification is the doubling of memory prices which is indeed true, according to price listings online.
Sony has revealed that it has sold over 10 million PlayStation 5 consoles since launch. SIE CEO Jim Ryan also admitted that the company is struggling to keep up with demand due to chip shortages.
Intel initially planned a release for its 10nm-based chips back in 2015-16 with Cannon Lake but that didn't happen. However, 10nm yields are finally improving says Intel at its Q2 2021 earnings call.
According to a new report today, prices for GPUs are finally coming down. It says that German retailers have noted a significant fall in Nvidia GeForce graphics card prices over the last two months.
Memory chipmaker SK hynix has admitted today that some of its DRAM products are indeed faulty. However, it has denied the rumors that close to a quarter of a million of its chips was affected.
The industry is currently struggling with a global chip supply crisis but Goldman Sachs' Andrew Tilton believes that things will soon be better as we move into the second half of the year.
The Chia crypto-coin has been causing shortages of storage hardware like SSDs and HDDs. Some of the SSD makers have now started to react by reducing the endurance and warranties on their products.
Newegg has announced that Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will be available via its Newegg Shuffle tomorrow at 6 AM PT. The new GPU launched on June 1st and comes in at a price of $1,199.