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The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants

The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants Navin Chaddha Contributor Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. The firm invests in early-stage consumer and enterprise technology companies and currently has $2.7 billion under management. More posts by this contributor A people-first view of investing in innovation or entrepreneurs who take people for granted will […]

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Why chipmaker Broadcom is spending big bucks for aging enterprise software companies

Why chipmaker Broadcom is spending big bucks for aging enterprise software companies Last year Broadcom, a chipmaker, raised eyebrows when it acquired CA Technologies, an enterprise software company with a broad portfolio of products, including a sizable mainframe software tools business. It paid close to $19 billion for the privilege. Then last […]

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Samsung posts 55.6% drop in second-quarter profit as it copes with weak demand and a trade dispute

Samsung posts 55.6% drop in second-quarter profit as it copes with weak demand and a trade dispute As it forecast earlier this month, Samsung reported a steep drop in its second-quarter earnings due to lower market demand for chips and smartphones. The company said its second-quarter operating profit fell 55.6% year-over-year to […]

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Japan will restrict the export of some materials used in smartphones and chips to South Korea

Japan will restrict the export of some materials used in smartphones and chips to South Korea Japan’s trade ministry said today that it will restrict the export of some tech materials to South Korea, including polyimides used in flexible displays made by companies like Samsung Electronics. The new rules come as the […]

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Devices built with Intel’s Ice Lake and Project Athena specifications will be available in time for the holidays

Devices built with Intel’s Ice Lake and Project Athena specifications will be available in time for the holidays Even before Computex officially launched today, AMD and Qualcomm threw down the gauntlet at Intel with a new chip and a 5G PC, respectively. Today Intel responded in kind during its keynote presentation in […]

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Tencent CEO warns companies must keep innovating to survive amid US-China tensions

Tencent CEO warns companies must keep innovating to survive amid US-China tensions On Tuesday, Tencent’s usually low-profile founder and CEO Pony Ma made rare comments to weigh in on escalating tensions between the United States and China, calling domestic tech companies to build more self-reliance in a bid to stay competitive. “China […]

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Samsung warns of Q4 profit drop, blames unexpectedly low semiconductor demand

Samsung warns of Q4 profit drop, blames unexpectedly low semiconductor demand Apple isn’t the only smartphone maker steeling itself (and analysts) for disappointing results. Samsung Electronics issued earnings guidance for the final quarter of 2018 today that not only marks its first quarterly profit decline in two years, but also fell far […]

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Cisco to acquire silicon photonics chip maker Luxtera for $660 million

Cisco to acquire silicon photonics chip maker Luxtera for 0 million As networks get put under increasing pressure from ever-growing amounts of data, network equipment manufacturers are facing huge challenges to increase data transmissions speeds over further distances. As a premiere networking equipment company, Cisco wants to be prepared to meet that […]

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Nvidia’s limited China connections

Nvidia’s limited China connections Another round of followups on Nvidia, and then some short news analysis. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms. This is a rough draft of something new – provide your feedback directly to the author (Danny at [email protected]) if you like or hate something here. Nvidia / TSMC […]

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On stock prices and Nvidia

On stock prices and Nvidia Yesterday’s analysis of Nvidia’s challneges triggered a surge of mail from readers. The company has lost about half of its value over the past two months, and has mostly blamed a “crypto hangover” for the problem. But as I pointed yesterday, it’s really the three Cs: “Crypto, […]

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