On the heels of a slew of exciting CES 2021 IC news, TSMC, the world’s top contract IC maker, says it plans to grow its capital investments nearly 50 percent in 2021 to a whopping $28 billion, due to exploding demand for “advanced chips.”
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Faced with an inevitable slow-down of Moore’s Law progress, silicon vendors are turning to chip architecture innovation as a way to reduce the cost and complexity of creating increasingly powerful processors for emerging AI, Cloud, Edge, HPC, and graphics applications.
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A U.S. Defense Department “Electronics Resurgence Initiative” project is partnering with several U.S. IC design and manufacturing companies — and promoting Open Source — in an effort to advance the U.S. semiconductor industry.
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Apple’s very public move this year to design its own silicon for new products sent shockwaves rippling through the semiconductor industry.
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Boston Dynamics rang in the 2020’s with an extremely entertaining video of their crew of robots showing off their very fluid dance moves! Enjoy…
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Global M&A is quickly rebounding from losses that stemmed from the 2020 pandemic according to a recent Bloomberg Law report.
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Custom chip design is now dominating development efforts at Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and other big tech companies as they are designing custom chips to take advantage of advances in cloud computing and AI — and to improve their customer’s experience with their products.
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For the past 40 years, computing tech has advanced in accordance with Moore’s Law, with MIPS/dollar roughly doubling every 2 years, resulting in a thousand-fold growth per decade. Can this be sustained? If so, how will it impact Tech in the coming decade
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