The AI hype train is driving the GPU company to new heights
Qualcomm does indeed have 50,000-ish employees, double those of Nvidia and AMD
Why it matters: After looking at revenue and operating income per employee for big semiconductor companies, we thought that was a fun exercise, so we have looked at another dozen tech companies in various sectors. Broadcom and Apple are in a league of their own – it is good to have a software or licensing business.
The latest battle in the US-China tech war will be fought in a California court
Engineers tripled speeds on an Nvidia chip using a diamond substrate
Samsung running into SRAM trouble, while industry insiders are suspicious about the overheating iPhone 15 Pro
Good things come in small packages
Market speculation that could be taken with a grain of salt
Not the first time China has dragged its feet
Samsung announces backside power delivery network breakthroughs - what does it mean for future chips?
The new approach could improve overall power delivery performance while reducing routing congestion
The factory will be part of a new joint venture between TSMC and three European companies
Diamonds could replace silicon for some hi-tech applications
The Semiconductor Education Alliance aims to tackle the skills gap threatening technology progress
Intel 3 will bring impressive improvements over its predecessor, Intel 4
Editor's take: Automotive semis are transitioning from the near-anarchy of dozens of independent vendors selling hundreds of discrete parts to platforms powering cars' major systems. Great news for the big analog companies, if they can make the leap to digital.
Faster VRAM for next-gen graphics cards, but same capacity as existing GDDR6 chips
The Korean company has been working hard to beat TSMC, but will that effort pay off?
China retaliates to US chip restrictions with export controls on vital tech metals gallium and germanium
But has China shot itself in the foot?
The market is undergoing a shift
Exceptions from CHIPS Act requirements may be indefinite
TSMC's extreme work culture is putting off US workers, CEO says employees should have passion for job
TSMC's Glassdoor ratings aren't good