Venture capital arm of Intel Corp invests in 2 Chinese startups

On Wednesday, the venture arm of U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp, Intel Capital stated it has invested in two Chinese startups in the semiconductor sector. The fresh investments comes at a time when there is heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing over chip manufacturing. One of the Chinese startups, Intel Capital has invested is ProPlus. It…

Trump Administration in talks with chipmakers on building semiconductor factories in the U.S.

May 10, 2020 – On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported, the Trump’s administration is holding talks with semiconductor companies on building chip factories in the United States. As per the WSJ report, which cites sources familiar with the matter at hand, the Trump administration is in talks with Intel Corp and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing…

AMD and HPE win U.S. supercomputer deal which will model nuclear blasts

In a statement, Advanced Micro Devices Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co stated, they had won a $600 million deal to deliver a supercomputer that will be used by the U.S. Department of Energy’s nuclear security arm to support the nation’s nuclear arsenal. The supercomputer, dubbed El Capitan, named after the famous rock face in…

AI firm SambaNova Systems raises $250M in Series C funding round

In a statement, SambaNova Systems, an artificial intelligence computing firm stated, it has raised $250 million in its latest funding round which was led by BlackRock Inc. Investors at SambaNova’s Series C funding round included the venture capital arms of both Intel Corp and Alphabet Inc, Walden International, WRVI Capital and Redline Capital. Palo Alto,…

European Commission to decide on Nvidia’s bid to acquire Mellanox Technologies for $6.8 billion by Dec. 19

Data from the European Commission’s website shows that U.S. chipmaker Nvidia did not offer any concessions to EU antitrust regulators who are examining its $6.8 billion bid to acquire Mellanox Technologies. The European Commission is set to take a decision on Nvidia’s biggest-ever acquisition by December 19. It is to be seen whether the EC…

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…