With booming and much-hyped markets for smartphones and tablets, you might think the chip industry would be doing well. It isn't. Gartner reckons semiconductor revenues will fall by 3 percent this year as PC production falls by 2.5 percent.
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Intel has long led the way, but as it gets increasingly harder for the industry to follow Moore's Law, there has been a lot of debate about whether its lead is growing too large. With wireless customers clamoring for the latest technology for mobile processors, semiconductor foundries are suddenly shaking things up.
Intel is pledging nearly $1 billion to ASML’s R&D programs to help accelerate deployment of new semiconductor manufacturing technologies.
Intel leads the semiconductor industry as it reaches a 10-year record market share through key acquisitions and increased revenue, based on 2011 Q4 figures.
Intel has a market research team schooled in professions you wouldn’t expect to find at a semiconductor company.
As it races to get its Ultrabook platform out to market for the holiday shopping season, Intel is putting the brakes on its Ivy Bridge 22nm chip-manufacturing process. According to DigiTimes, the company has pushed back its plans to introduce the new processors from the fourth quarter to the spring of next year.
Intel is close to inking a deal to acquire Fulcrum Microsystems Inc., a private fabless semiconductor company that is self-dubbed as the "leader in Ethernet fabrics."
Moore's Law is alive and well, writes Richard Fichera of Intel's announcement today.
Global semiconductor revenue has climbed 30 percent from 2009, and the industry is set to invest more as it recovers from the financial crisis, according to analyst reports
Chief executive Paul Otellini has announced plans to build a high-volume semiconductor factory, following a visit by President Obama to an Intel facility in Oregon
Want to take on silicon's biggest company? Think again. The chipmakers' graveyard is full of those who gave it their best shot
The company has struck a deal to make chips for field-programmable gate array firm Achronix, and has hinted that it may open its manufacturing doors to more companies in the future
Intel, National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments are cautious about consumer technology spending. Is this a sign of things to come?
Analysts are split over the implications for both companies of the deal, which will see Intel supporting ARM-based systems for the first time in four years
The 25nm manufacturing process will be used to increase storage capacity in SSDs and consumer devices
The company has introduced a reference design for PC manufacturers who want to make cheap, lightweight touchscreen smartbooks for all-day use
Worldwide semiconductor revenue dropped by $29bn compared with 2008, according to Gartner, the first time the industry has seen two declines in a row
AMD has picked up market share on Intel in the first quarter as global PC semiconductor shipments fell 13 percent from a year ago, according to IDC. The tug of war between AMD and Intel is notable given the nuances of the processor market.
The deal forms part of what the two companies have described as a 'long-term' technology, design and intellectual-property collaboration