James Morra

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Arm to Launch 5G Solutions Lab With Qualcomm, Google and Others

Arm plans to play a central role in the market for 5G network infrastructure, with Arm-based chips inside the majority of base stations. Arm is also dominant in smartphones that...
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Supply Chain Technology

The Briefing: Why Foundries Are Not the Only Culprits Behind Chip Deficit

While foundries are investing aggressively to ease the global chip shortage, other factors are prolonging the supply woes, from tight supplies of raw materials to a lack of back...
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Ongoing PC Chip Shortage Takes Toll on Micron

Micron said shortages of non-memory chips that are pushing out orders for some of its products will ease over the course of 2022.
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Cree Strikes Deal with GM for Silicon Carbide Chips, Changes Name

Cree said that it has officially changed its name to Wolfspeed to underscore its transformation into a power semiconductor maker. The GM deal is a high-profile win for the company...

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Supply Chain Technology

U.S. Pushes Companies for More Transparency on Chip Supply Chains

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with auto giants (GM, Ford, and Stellantis), technology firms (Apple and Microsoft), chip makers (Intel and Micron), and foundries...
Supply Chain Technology

Electronics Industry Faces Labor Shortages as Chip Deficit Drags On

Around 60% of electronics manufacturers and other industry players project the global chip shortage to last until at least the second half of 2022, according to the most recent...
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Supply Chain Technology

Broadcom Tightens Strings on Supply Amid Global Chip Scramble

Broadcom CEO Hock Tan is trying to navigate the global chip shortage by carefully controlling what orders it fills so that customers that need its semiconductors most urgently...
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Department of Defense Enlists Intel to Fab Future Leading-Edge Chips

The decline of U.S. semiconductor fabs is leaving the Department of Defense with limited onshore access to leading-edge foundry technology that can meet the nation's long-term...
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Supply Chain Technology

Analog Devices Closes $20 Billion Deal to Buy Maxim Integrated

The deal brings together the No. 2 and No. 3 players in the market for standard analog chips, giving it a broader range of technologies to take to its battle with analog semiconductor...
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Supply Chain Technology

Marvell Says Supply Takes Priority for Customers as Shortages Raise Chip Prices

The industry is facing higher costs for everything from silicon wafers to substrates. Packaging, assembly and testing costs are also up. Marvell and other chip vendors are working...