|China/s aggressive expansion will drain tech telents globally|
China’s IC manufacturers are affecting the movement of industry talents worldwide as they continue to aggressively headhunt for senior managers and engineers. The competition for human resource is becoming fiercer and will reach a critical point this year
|UMC to run 28nm in Xiamen|
UMC's transfer of 28nm process technology to subsidiary United Semiconductor (Xiamen) has been approved by the Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs
|Qualcomm introduced chip for under $50 phones|
The new offering -- designed for phones to be sold in markets such as India, Latin America and Southeast Asia -- allows for longer battery life and faster access to social media and other content.
|Apple to expand R&D in Shanghai|
Apple will launch new research and development centers in Shanghai and Suzhou. According to a report published by Apple, the company has promised to invest over CNY3.5 billion into R&D centers in China.
|ITC launched investigation on MediaTek|
The commission said that the probe has been instituted following a request by California-headquartered Advanced Micro Device Inc. (AMD), which has accused the company of infringing upon three of its patents on graphics chips.
|Amazon to expand data center in Oregon|
The Seattle-based e-commerce giant recently bought 120 acres of land next to the Hermiston Generating Plant. It already operates two server farms in eastern Oregon.
|TSMC say it will use EUV for 7nm process|
TSMC noted 76 percent yields on the 256Mbit SRAM made in its first-generation 7nm node, which will be in volume production next year. It also reported that an ARM Cortex-A72 processor in the node exceeded 4GHz using a new design flow.