Investors are going wild over a Dutch chip firm. And you’ve probably never heard of it

Employees assemble a ASML NXT1970Ci photolithography machine at the ASML Holding NV factory in Veldhoven, Netherlands. Jasper Juinen | Bloomberg | Getty Images With a market value of around $350 billion, Dutch-headquartered ASML is a little-known tech juggernaut that’s set to keep on growing in line with the insatiable demand for semiconductors. The 37-year-old company, … Read more

AMD shares jump after company wins Meta partnership, announces new chips

Lisa Su, president and chief executive officer of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), presents the AMD Ryzen 4000 series chip during an AMD press event at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Bridget Bennett | Bloomberg | Getty Images AMD shares jumped more than 10% Monday after the company … Read more

The global chip industry has a colossal problem with carbon emissions

A man walks past TSMC’s logo at the company’s headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Sam Yeh | AFP | Getty Images Computer chips may be in short supply, but the semiconductor industry’s carbon emissions are plentiful. The little pieces of silicon are vital in today’s technology-driven economies, but their impact on the planet isn’t always positive. … Read more

China is pushing to develop its own chips — but the country can’t do without foreign tech

A technologist inspects a computer chip. Sefa Ozel | E+ | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — China’s technology giants have been pushing to develop their own semiconductors or chips, a move seen as progress toward China’s goal to become self-reliant in the critical technology. In reality, China is still a long way off even if … Read more

Italy woos Intel over multibillion-euro chip plant: Sources

Signage at the entrance to the Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Rome is drawing up an offer to try to convince Intel to invest billions of euros in an advanced chipmaking plant in Italy, as Germany emerges as frontrunner to land … Read more

Apple poised to finish transforming its MacBook lineup on Monday

2020 MacBook Air with M1 chip Todd Haselton | CNBC Apple is holding a launch event on Monday to announce new products, like a redesigned MacBook Pro. Apple has a chance to drive continued momentum to its Macs ahead of the holiday shopping season, especially since it’s expected to announce more computers that run on … Read more

Inside TSMC, the Taiwanese chipmaking giant that’s building a new plant in Phoenix

As the world grapples with an ongoing chip shortage, a quiet giant among chipmakers has committed to investing $100 billion over three years to ramp up production. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company may not be a household name, but with a market value of over $550 billion, it’s one of the world’s 10 most valuable companies. … Read more

Earnings are the big catalyst for stocks in the week ahead, as Tesla and Netflix report

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), September 21, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Stocks appear to have shaken off the often spooky trading pattern of October for now, and whether that continues could depend on earnings in the week ahead. Dozens of companies are reporting, from Netflix and Tesla … Read more

Semiconductor chip shortage could extend through 2022, Marvell CEO says

Narumon Bowonkitwanchai | Moment | Getty Images The semiconductor chip shortage that is hamstringing the production of products ranging from cars and computers to appliances and toothbrushes will extend into 2022 and potentially beyond that, the CEO of semiconductor company Marvell Technology said. “Right now, every single end market for semiconductors is up simultaneously; I’ve … Read more

Google reportedly plans to put its own chips in Chromebook laptops from 2023

Sundar Pichai, senior vice president for Chrome at Google Inc., holds up a new Chromebook Pixel as he speaks during a launch event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. Google Inc., owner of the world’s most popular search engine, debuted a touchscreen version of the Chromebook laptop, stepping up its challenge … Read more