Japanese companies will collaborate with TSMC to gain chip making edge

In a report, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper said, around 20 Japanese companies, including electronic component maker Ibiden Co, will collaborate with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) to develop chip manufacturing technology in Japan. Fifty percent of $337 million (37 billion yen), the cost of the research facility, will be borne by the Japanese government In February,…

Analog artificial chip startup Mythic raises $70M in latest funding round

In a statement, Mythic, a startup which makes artificial intelligence chips for use in gadgets such as smart home devices or security cameras said, it has raised $70 million in its latest funding round. Redwood City, California-based Mythic uses analog technology for its chips rather than digital; While digital chips process and store data in…

Amazon relocates machine learning tasks to its custom designed chips, away from NVidia Corp

In a development that underscores cost cutting measures adopted by Amazon.com Inc, the e-commerce giant said it has shifted some computing power for its Alexa voice assistant to its own custom-designed chips, away from chips supplied by Nvidia Corp. When consumers ask devices equipped with Alexa, including Amazon’s Echo line of smart speakers, a question…

IBM rolls out Power 10 data center centric chip

On Monday, in a significant development, International Business Machines Corp (IBM) announced a new processor for data centers that can handle three times the workload of its predecessor. IBM’s Power10 chip will be manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The Power10 will benefit from Samsung’s 7-nanometer chip manufacturing process, which incidentally is similar to its…

Microsoft asks staff in Seattle region and in San Francisco Bay Area to work from home

Microsoft Corp has joined the growing bandwagon of U.S. companies asking employees to work from home so as to limit their exposure to China’s coronavirus. Microsoft has asked many of its employees in the Seattle region and in the San Francisco Bay Area to work from home until March 25. “Taking these measures will ensure…

Intel files antitrust lawsuit against SoftBank-owned Fortress Investment Group over patent practises

Fortress’ efforts to gather patents essentially amounts to anti-competitive behavior since these acquisitions were driven by the notion that they will be cheaper than what technology companies would be willing to pay to avoid lawsuits. U.S. semiconductor giant, Intel Corp, has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp-owned investment company alleging that the…