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.
As part of the US trying to become self-reliant in semiconductor manufacturing, Intel has secured an agreement with the Department of Defense to provide chip fabrication services with the government.
Intel says that its latest fab complex will consist of chip packaging facilities and multiple modules that will have the potential of processing wafers by employing its advanced process technologies.
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.
Intel's new CEO Pat Gelsinger has warned the world could be facing several years of semiconductor shortages thanks to the shift to working and study from home due to the coronavirus.
Switch consoles are flying off the shelves and Nintendo is currently unable to make enough to meet demand. The company also said its becoming "more uncertain" about its production plans for the year
Samsung had announced in 2019 that it would invest more than $115 billion by 2030 into its logic chip businesses. Now the tech giant says it is increasing it to an eye-watering $151 billion.
Gartner has said that the worldwide semiconductor market saw revenue drop in 2019 compared to 2018. Most semiconductor firms saw negative growth except Intel and Apple which leapfrogged competitors.
Japan will impose tougher restrictions upon South Korean companies with regard to export of tech materials like phone displays. It is also considering removing the country from its trade "white list".
Western Digital has completed plans to purchase Toshiba's semiconductor business for about ¥2 trillion. The deal will create a new alliance between the companies with greater investment opportunities.
While silicon is the de facto standard of semiconductor industry, it is not perfect. The search to find its replacement: something that can be made smaller and is more efficient, continues.
Researchers from Nvidia and various universities are studying Multi-Chip-Module GPUs that bypass the performance ceiling that monolithic GPU designs will reach. Simulations show great promise.
Scientists have made a breakthrough in efficiently manufacturing a whole new material that might revolutionize computing and chip manufacturing. Despite the news, the technology is many years away.