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- TSMC Arizona The rebirth of US manufacturing?
- Meteor Lake a fundamental rethink of Intel’s chip design
- The CHIPS Act $52.7 billion in incentives. Here's where it went
- Supercomputers The fastest, most powerful computers in the world
- Chip War A global fight for control of semiconductors
- Artificial Intelligence Will machine learning change everything?
Prices for DRAM and NAND memory chips declined throughout 2022 and 2023, but after industry-wide production cuts, they're getting more expensive again.
TCL no longer wants to design and produce its own display driver chips due to declining prices and tough competition.
A collaboration between Google and geothermal energy innovator Fervo uses modern oil/gas drilling techniques to harness round-the-clock clean geothermal energy.
In 2024, Intel will place $14 billion worth of orders with TSMC to fab 3nm Lunar Lake CPU tiles, per a report from semiconductor analyst Andrew Lu.
CXMT has unveiled China's first homegrown low-power memory. Xiaomi and Transsion are set to use CXMT's 12GB LPDDR5-6400 memory modules.
Nvidia is rumored to be working on 'Rubin' R100 and GR200 GPUs that are due in 2025. These will be AI and HPC focused parts.
Prices of Nvidia RTX 4090 cards have been shooting up lately, and there are photos reportedly showing piles of cards being purchased for sale to China by unscrupulous scalpers and traders.
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