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Nvidia the latest collateral damage in US-China tech war

Nvidia, the world’s largest maker of artificial intelligence chips, is at the heart of a new round of U.S. tech sanctions targeting China....

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Is the future of the microchip industry going to be Made in America?

With all eyes on Taiwan and worries mounting around semiconductor supply, the U.S. CHIPS Act is timely. But it is not unique: Other countries also...

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Biden signs CHIPS bill in bid to supercharge US semiconductor production

CHIPS received large bipartisan support, amid an ongoing supply chain/chip shortage, fueled by pandemic-related shutdowns, climate crises and global...

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German semiconductor giant Semikron says hackers encrypted its network

The German manufacturer produces semiconductors for electric vehicles and industrial automation systems.

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Beyond volatility: How semiconductor companies can thrive with a focused sector strategy

From a demand perspective, we expect 70% of growth up to 2030 will be driven by just three industries: automotive, computation and data storage, and...

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The passage of the CHIPS Act could launch another US startup renaissance

Intel's choice to build a $20 billion chip fabrication facility in Columbus, Ohio, along with the passage of the CHIPS Act, could set the stage...

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U.S. Senate advances chip funding bill to encourage local semiconductor manufacturing

The U.S. Senate voted in favor of the chips bill (64-32) on Tuesday to bolster local semiconductor manufacturing. The bipartisan bill will pave the...

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AI chipmaker Rebellions gets $22.8M Series A extension from Korean telco company KT 

South Korean AI chip developer Rebellions has raised a $22.8 million (30 billion KRW) extension to its Series A financing from a strategic investor...

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Temasek’s Pavilion Capital backs South Korean AI chip maker Rebellions with $50M investment

Rebellions, which builds chips designed for AI applications, has raised $50 million from investors, including Temasek’s Pavilion Capital.

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Why in the world would chipmaker Broadcom be interested in VMware?

VMware expanded into cloud-native technologies over the years and has a diversified business, much related to the cloud. Broadcom isn’t involved in...

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Rivian shares pop even as Q1 losses widen amid EV production ramp up

Rivian saw its first-quarter losses widen nearly fourfold as the EV maker burned through cash battling supply chain constraints and production...

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NovaXS Biotech raises $1.5M to make injection therapy needle-free

A startup spawned from a lab at the University of California, Berkeley has won investor support to work on its patented needle-free injector, which...

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Cadillac begins production of Lyriq crossovers, the GM luxury brand’s first EV

Cadillac began production on Monday of its first-ever electric vehicle, the $60,000 Lyriq crossover. General Motors’ luxury brand has high hopes...

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VCs weigh in on Europe’s future in the critical deep tech market

We discussed deep tech with Cottonwood Technology Fund's Michael Jackson, Outsized Ventures' Isabel Fox, Amadeus Capital Partners'...

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The US must harness the power of Silicon Valley to spur military innovation

Harnessing the extraordinary potential of the U.S. private sector and bringing its vastly superior resources to bear more effectively is the key to...

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Intel to acquire Tower Semiconductor for $5.4B to build on custom foundry strategy

When Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger announced the company’s foundry strategy last March, he dubbed it IDM (integrated device manufacturing) 2.0. At...

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Europe’s Chips Act to bake in up to €2BN in funding support for startups and scale-ups

European Union lawmakers have today presented a Chips Act: Their plan, trailed last fall: to bolster regional sovereignty in semiconductor production...

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Daily Crunch: Google dumps FloC plan, proposes new Topics API for ad targeting

Today our cup overflows with news. There’s simply too much going on to cover in a single newsletter, so I’ve tried to fit in as much as possible.

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SK Hynix gets China approval to take over Intel’s NAND business 

South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix said on Wednesday it has received merger clearance from the Chinese antitrust authority for its $9 billion...

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AI chip maker Kneron raises $25M for autonomous driving push

AI chips, which are semiconductors designed to accelerate machine learning, have many applications. One of the promising use cases, according to...

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Taiwan’s bargaining chips?

While Taiwan undoubtedly enjoys its current semiconductor dominance and the leverage that gives it over both China and the U.S., neither feel...

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Developers and designers can help businesses manage the semiconductor shortage

The semiconductor shortage is going to continue to cause disruptions, so it is up to businesses to make changes now to set up their organizations as...

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UK opens in-depth probe of Nvidia-ARM deal, citing national security and competition concerns

Chipmaker Nvidia’s planned $40 billion purchase of U.K.-based chip designer ARM will face an in-depth probe by the U.K.’s competition...

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South Korean chipmakers will submit semiconductor data to the U.S. by Nov. 8 deadline

South Korean firms Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix will disclose some semiconductor data to the U.S. government, the South Korean Ministry of...

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Tencent’s foray into chips isn’t at all surprising

Tencent unveiled its progress in chips for the first time this week, which immediately gave its stock price a modest boost. Silicon seems distant...

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Bosch to invest another $467 million to boost chipmaking capacity

German technology and parts supplier Robert Bosch GmbH will invest another €400 million ($467 million) to expand its chip manufacturing facilities...

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US government bans sale of hacking tools to China and Russia

The new rule won’t prevent U.S-based cybersecurity researchers from collaborating with colleagues overseas or disclosing flaws to software makers.

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Everything is accelerating in the exponential age

Buckle up, it’s going to be a wild ride. The pace of change over the last few decades is only set to accelerate in the coming years, as...

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