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    • NVIDIA outbids Intel for major Israeli chip maker

      NVIDIA outbids Intel for major Israeli chip maker

      NVIDIA has reportedly made a winning offer to acquire Mellanox, a chip maker best known for its high-performance computing and networking tech. Even though it is not yet publicly confirmed, financial news outlet Calcalist and Reuters announced that NVIDIA outbid its main rival Intel by offering more than $7bn - well past the $6bn Intel decided to pay a few months ago. These offers come after Mellanox essentially offered itself for sale in October 2018, which reportedly also garnered attention from Microsoft and Xilinx. 

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    • Google quits dependency on third-party chipmakers

      Google quits dependency on third-party chipmakers

      Google is reportedly stepping up its efforts to design its own in-house smartphone and data center chips by building a new team of engineers dedicated to the project in Bengaluru, an up-and-coming semiconductor site in the capital of the south Indian state of Karnataka. According to Reuters, over the past several months, Google has hired a bunch of chip engeneers to join the new 'gChips division' and currently the team includes at least 16 engineers and four recruiters, all poached from companies like Broadcom, Intel, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm. The team, however is expected to continue to increase in headcount.

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    • Intel builds a $8bn new manufacturing facility in Ireland

      Intel builds a $8bn new manufacturing facility in Ireland

      If there’s one thing Intel has been struggling with in the last years, it’s pumping out their CPUs. Not only has the 10nm fabrication process been delayed three years so far with no guarantee it will make it this year, but lately Intel’s 8th gen and 9th gen parts have suffered from low yields that have increased prices, reduced availability, and even forced them to return to 22nm in some cases. To change that, the multinational micro-chip producer Intel has reportedly filed a request for a huge expansion to its Irish manufacturing campus Leixlip.

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    • Intel boosts spending by $1bn, combat PC shortages

      Intel boosts spending by $1bn, combat PC shortages

      Amid a global shortage of processors for personal computers, Intel Corp.'s CEO Bob Swan, said it’s taking steps to increase output and alleviate a shortage that had threatened to slow the industry’s growth by adding an extra $1bn to its capital equipment budget this year. The investment will be distributed among chip fabrication facilities in the US, Ireland and Israel.

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