Nvidia Corp’s acquisition of Arm will harm competition: Elon Musk

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has been quoted by the Telegraph as saying, he is concerned over Nvidia Corp’s planned acquisition of British chip designer Arm since it could impact competition. Telegraph’s report also mentions that Amazon.com Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have also raised opposition to the deal with U.S. authorities. Earlier this year, the US FTC…

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Western Digital in advanced merger talks with Japanese chipmaker Kioxia Holdings Corp

According to a source familiar with the matter at hand, Western Digital Corp is in advanced talks for a potential $20 billion stock merger with Japanese chipmaker and partner Kioxia Holdings Corp. The talks could potentially conclude in an agreement as early as mid-September in the event of which David Goeckeler, Western Digital’s CEO would…

U.S. International Trade Commission probing select devices made by Lenovo Group Ltd and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

In a statement the U.S. International Trade Commission stated, it was probing certain LTE-compliant cellular devices made by China’s Lenovo Group Ltd owned Motorola Mobility and by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, following a complaint. On February 1, 2021, an investigation was launched following a complaint filed by Austin, Texas-based Evolved Wireless LLC alleging infringement of…

DoD bolsters domestic chip production through incentives

Going by the posting on a government contracting site, the U.S. Defense Department will soon commence soliciting proposals for a program to provide incentives to boost the production of chip in the country. Currently large American chip companies, including Nvidia Corp, Apple Inc, and Qualcomm Inc outsource the fabrication of semiconductors to companies such as…

Samsung likely to discontinue Galaxy Note from 2021: Sources

According to sources familiar with the knowledge at hand, from 2021 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may discontinue its Galaxy Note line of smartphones. The development comes in the wake of a sharp drop in demand for high-end smartphones because of the coronavirus-induced COVID-19 pandemic. Known for its large screen and its stylus for taking notes,…

Intel sells its NAND chip business to South Korea’s SK Hynix for $9 billion

In a significant development, Intel Corp has agreed to sell its NAND memory chip business to South Korea’s SK Hynix Inc for $9 billion. The all-cash deal will propel the South Korean chipmaker to the second spot in global rankings. The development marks Intel’s efforts to divest its non-core businesse and move away from the volatile commodity…