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Gaming consoles, smartphones, other gadgets could get pricier due to continuing microchip shortages
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Gaming consoles, smartphones, other gadgets could get pricier due to continuing microchip shortages

The auto sector is the highest-profile victim of the chip shortage, with giants including Ford and Volkswagen forced to cut production.

Ford India, Bosch India, Honda, Audi, various other car manufacturers around the world hit by semiconductor shortage
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Ford India, Bosch India, Honda, Audi, various other car manufacturers around the world hit by semiconductor shortage

Semiconductors power all the on-board technology in vehicles, including the infotainment systems, powered door mirrors, and others.

Samsung invests $116 billion in non-memory chips to challenge TSMC and Qualcomm
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Samsung invests $116 billion in non-memory chips to challenge TSMC and Qualcomm

Samsung will take on Taiwan’s TSMC in contract chip manufacturing and San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc in mobile processing chips.

US charges China, Taiwan companies for theft of trade secrets from Micron
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US charges China, Taiwan companies for theft of trade secrets from Micron

The case was the latest in a series that are part of a state-backed program by Beijing to steal US secrets.

Samsung to compensate ex-workers who have serious work-related illnesses
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Samsung to compensate ex-workers who have serious work-related illnesses

U.N. human rights body welcomed Samsung’s decision on compensating its South Korean workers.

Scientists develop part-organic semiconductor to help make bendable phones
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Scientists develop part-organic semiconductor to help make bendable phones

The semiconductor can efficiently convert electricity into light thus helping in creating a bendable device.

India launches two models of its very own GPS module, Utraq L100 and L110
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India launches two models of its very own GPS module, Utraq L100 and L110

This GPS module is an endeavour to provide an alternative to the Indian customers.

Chipmaker TSMC cuts annual revenue again as cryptocurrency demand decreases
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Chipmaker TSMC cuts annual revenue again as cryptocurrency demand decreases

TSMC trimmed its annual revenue on bleak demand from smartphone and cryptocurrency mining industries.

Qualcomm extends tender offer for its proposed $44 billion NXP takeover
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Qualcomm extends tender offer for its proposed $44 billion NXP takeover

If the deal goes through Qualcomm will become the leading supplier of chips to smartphone makers.

China-backed semiconductor fund is nearing $19 billion to support domestic chip business and reduce reliance on imports
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China-backed semiconductor fund is nearing $19 billion to support domestic chip business and reduce reliance on imports

China’s industry ministry on 25 April said the fund was raising its second investment round and that it welcomed foreign institutions to take part, without giving details.

Samsung to continue partnership with Qualcomm to produce 7 nm chipsets for upcoming fifth-generation networks
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Samsung to continue partnership with Qualcomm to produce 7 nm chipsets for upcoming fifth-generation networks

Samsung and Qualcomm have been maintaining close ties through foundry business in the production of 10 nm and 14 nm technologies.

After 26 years, Intel gets toppled by Samsung in the global semiconductor market in 2017: Report
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After 26 years, Intel gets toppled by Samsung in the global semiconductor market in 2017: Report

This is the first time Intel has been toppled since 1992 as worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled to a 22.2 percent increase from 2016.

Dialog shares drop after it admits Apple could make its own battery-saving chips used in iPhones
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Dialog shares drop after it admits Apple could make its own battery-saving chips used in iPhones

The Dialog stock has lost half its value since April on investor concerns that Apple is working on its own power chips.

Global semiconductor revenue to increase by 19.7 percent and reach $411.1 billion
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Global semiconductor revenue to increase by 19.7 percent and reach $411.1 billion

Global semiconductor revenue is projected to reach $411.1 billion in 2017, an increase of 19.7 percent from 2016.

Apple has plans to develop propriety chips to cut costs and reduce reliance on industry suppliers
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Apple has plans to develop propriety chips to cut costs and reduce reliance on industry suppliers

Affected chip suppliers are likely to include Intel, Arm, Synaptics, Skyworks, Broadcom, Samsung, Micron, SK Hynix and Toshiba.

Toshiba memory chip sale not finalized after Apple disagrees on key terms
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Toshiba memory chip sale not finalized after Apple disagrees on key terms

Toshiba announced on 20 September that it had chosen a consortium led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP to buy the prized chip unit.

Citing security concerns, Donald Trump blocks sale of Lattice semiconductor to Chinese-backed firm
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Citing security concerns, Donald Trump blocks sale of Lattice semiconductor to Chinese-backed firm

The U.S. refusal potentially hurts its ability to acquire other Western semiconductor companies, which would be a big blow to a firm dedicated to technology investments.

Samsung on track to produce 11 nm and 7 nm Low Power Plus chips in 2018
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Samsung on track to produce 11 nm and 7 nm Low Power Plus chips in 2018

Since 2014, Samsung has produced over 200,000 wafers using the extreme ultra violet lithography technology.

Scientists are developing a device which can convert heat generated from electronics into fuel energy
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Scientists are developing a device which can convert heat generated from electronics into fuel energy

In the world of electronics, Schottky diodes are used to guide electricity in a specific direction.

Samsung plans to invest $18.6 billion in South Korea to extend its lead in memory chips and displays
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Samsung plans to invest $18.6 billion in South Korea to extend its lead in memory chips and displays

The announcement follows repeated calls from new South Korean President Moon Jae-in for big businesses to invest more domestically.