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Arm , Apple’s chip design partner, plans US stock listing

Softbank and Arm have confirmed plans for a US IPO for Arm stock. "The size and price range for the proposed offering have yet to be determined," they said.

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UK expected to offer $1.25 billion for nation's semiconductor industry

A reported billion-pound subsidy for UK-based chipmaking falls short of US efforts, but follows similar logic in pushing for more domestic manufacturing capacity.

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Bosch to acquire TSI Semiconductor, invest $1.5 B post acquisition

The acquisition is part of Bosch’s strategy to tap into the rising demand for chips globally, especially in the automotive and electronics sector.

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Arm reportedly set to make prototype chip ahead of IPO

UK-based chipmaker Arm is reportedly set to work with a manufacturing partner to make a prototype, advanced chip as it prepares for an IPO.

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EU Chips Act to drive $47 billion investments in semiconductor manufacturing

EU Chips Act will aim to double Europe’s share of the global semiconductor market from 10% to 20% by the end of the decade.

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Android, ChromeOS, and Google's cloudy vision for a connected future

Android and ChromeOS are about to come closer together than ever, but Google's latest line-blurring twist raises more questions than answers.

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Facing weak chip sales, TSMC asks US for guidance on CHIPS Act funds

TSMC experienced a sharp drop in chip sales over the last few months, and is seeking guidance from the US on CHIPS Act subsidies for its planned manufacturing facilities in Arizona.

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Apple feels the bite as Mac shipments fall 40.5%

As economic malaise tanked global shipments for all major PC manufacturers in Q1 2023, Apple was worst affected of the lot, according to IDC.

Chrome OS Features

Got a Chromebook? Get early access to an awesome new interface enhancement

A hearty productivity booster is in the works for Google's ChromeOS software, and you can activate on your own Chromebook this second — if you know the trick.

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China to probe Micron over cybersecurity, in chip war’s latest battle

The Chinese government will investigate US-based Micron as a potential cyberthreat, in the latest move in an ongoing semiconductor trade dispute that is disrupting the chip supply chain.

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Has the PC market slowdown finally hit the Mac?

A report from Korea claims Apple in January suspended production of the M2 series processors it uses in the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini.

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What’s new for IT in the latest Mac, iPhone, and iPad updates?

The latest patches shouldn’t be judged by the dozens of new emoji they include; they also carry significant tweaks for IT admins managing fleets of devices.


What is Web Push for Web Apps on iPhone and iPad?

As anticipated, Apple introduced support for Web Push on iOS and iPadOS with iOS 16.4. What is it and how can it benefit you, or your business?

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Cisco boosts Webex on iPad with Stage Manager and better multitasking

Users now get multiple display support, Stage Manager and can share assets in different displays/windows while in a meeting.

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India-US chip partnership could boost global chip supply chain

India and the US aim to collaboratively build a resilient semiconductor supply chain that is currently in a state of turmoil due to geopolitical disruptions.

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India set to announce its first semiconductor fab

By promoting local manufacturing, India can reduce its dependence on imports and increase its ability to withstand global supply chain disruptions.

Chrome OS Changes

With ChromeOS in 2023, Google's got its eye on the enterprise

Google gives us a glimpse at the next steps for its ChromeOS platform and how Chromebooks are gearing up to get down to business.

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US-China chip war to hit affiliates of server maker Inspur

Reported plans to extend US chip export controls to Inspur affiliates signal continuing supply chain upheaval.

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Netherlands to restrict export of 'advanced' chip-making tech to China

Pressured by the US, the Netherlands is moving forward with new export restrictions on chip-making technology to China, expected to affect the manufacture of advanced logic and DRAM modules.

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Buyer’s guide: How to choose the right business projector

There’s a business projector for every room, purpose, and budget. Here are the major categories, technologies, and specs you need to know, along with buying advice for different business needs.

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