|China,s Canyon Bridge to bid for Immigination|
The offered price of 182p per share has hardly moved the Imagination share price which was 123p before the bid and is 129p now, suggesting that the bid may fail because of regulatory issues.
|GlobalFoundries asked EU to investigate TSMC|
GlobalFoundries has told the European Commission that TSMC is unfairly using loyalty rebates, exclusivity clauses and bundled rebates and even penalties to discourage customers from switching to rivals.
|Tesla is working with AMD on automotive AI chips|
A more power-efficient purpose-built chip could help Tesla get closer to delivering totally autonomous driving. Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised this year that capability will be available to consumers in 2019.
|Rambus reported to have DDR5 driver chips|
DDR5 driver chips are the next major interface for DRAM dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs). The register clock drivers and data buffers could help double the throughput of main memory in servers, probably starting in 2019
|Jedec's new xSPI standard allows instant on NOR applications|
Developed by a task force comprised of representatives from most NOR flash device manufacturers and several PC and microcontroller companies, the xSPI standard establishes mechanical, electrical and transactional guidelines for developing high-throughput octal devices.
|Phison predicts flash shortage to continue|
Major chip providers Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix have recently adjusted upward their prices for eMMC, eMCP and SSD devices by 10-20% to reflect their tight supplies. Meanwhile, Toshiba and Micron Technology have also informed their customers that the supply of their NAND flash chips will be reduced in the third and fourth quarters.
|China demonstrates trade secret enforcement|
The four-month campaign will attack theft of foreign trade secrets and violations of patents, copyrights and trademarks, according to a Ministry of Commerce announcement this month. It says the goal is to "increase foreign investment."
|Eurozone to grow as much as the U.S. this year|
In a forecast update Wednesday, the OECD is now predicting eurozone growth this year of 2.1 percent. That's 0.3 percentage point more than its previous prediction in June and means the region will match the expected growth rate of the U.S.
|Intel shows 10nm technology for up coming “Falcon Mesa”. FPGA|
Since Intel acquired Altera, it seems appropriate that FPGAs would be the perfect fit here. Large-scale FPGAs, due to their regular repeating units, can take advantage of the smaller manufacturing process and still return reasonable yields by disabling individual gate arrays with defects and appropriate binning.