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Graphcore Announces Wafer-on-Wafer IPU, ‘Good’ Computer

Graphcore introduced its AI-focused, PCIe-based Intelligent Processing Units (IPUs) six years ago. Since then, the company has done anything but slow down, announcing a second generation of IPUs in ...Full Article

Industry Heavyweights Launch UCIe Consortium to Drive Chiplet Interconnect Standard

A new industry consortium aims to establish a die-to-die interconnect standard – Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) – in support of an open chiplet ecosystem. Intel Corporation donated the ...Full Article

GlobalFoundries Has Started Its IPO Process – Now What?

Since July, semiconductor maker GlobalFoundries has been the subject of rumors and news reports that said the company was the takeover target of market leader Intel Corp. or that ...Full Article

Intel Seeks $30B Deal for GlobalFoundries as New CEO Pat Gelsinger’s Changes Continue: Report

When Intel launched plans in March to spend $20 billion to launch two new fabs to dramatically increase its computer chip production capabilities, it was a big deal, coming ...Full Article

Pressure Mounts to Respond to Global Semiconductor Chip Shortage

Amid pandemic-related supply chain disruptions, chip makers are urging the Biden administration to include funding and tax incentives aimed at boosting semiconductor manufacturing and research in its economic recovery ...Full Article

Tesla, Samsung Expected to Partner on Self-Driving 5nm Chip

Samsung Electronics is said to be partnering with electric vehicle leader Tesla on a leading-edge 5-nanometer chip design that would serve as the core of an emerging self-driving car ...Full Article

China Unveils Its First 7nm Chip

Shanghai Tianshu Zhixin Semiconductor Co. is claiming China’s first 7-nanometer chip, described as a leading-edge, general-purpose cloud computing chip based on a proprietary GPU architecture. Dubbed “Big Island” GPGPU, ...Full Article

Hackers Target Chip Makers

Another indication of the strategic importance of the foundational semiconductor industry is a recent surge in cyberattacks directed at global chip manufacturers. Security researchers in Taiwan reported earlier this ...Full Article

Feds, Chipmakers Mull Jump-starting U.S. Chip-making Capacity

The Trump administration is in talks with Intel and TSMC to spur development of new chip factories in the U.S., according to a report in the Wall Street Journal ...Full Article

AMD Spotlights HPC Processor, GPU Roadmaps

Advanced Micro Devices continued to play its hot hand at this week’s Computex event in Taipei, Taiwan, highlighting its processor roadmap at the cutting-edge 7-nanometer process node that includes ...Full Article
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