Samsung, to have shared growth, will share more of its royalty-free tech with smaller companies. Samsung’s 505 cases of technology to be shared include 213 mobiles and 68 semiconductor patents. South Korea’s Ministry of trade, industry, and energy said this sharing of technology will help smaller and medium-sized companies overcome losses due to covid-19. Earlier, chipmaker SK hynic shared 75 techs with 53 SMEes under the program.
Arm, which is being acquired by Nvidia for a $40 bn deal, while giving details about new chips said that its “N2” Neoverse computing cores will be 40% faster than the previous generation while its “V1” cores – designed for artificial intelligence tasks – will be 50% faster than traditional methods of doing the same tasks. The UK-based chipmaker said that Oracle and China-based Alibaba Group will use its new next-generation technology for the data centers.
Activist hedge fund Third Point is pushing Intel to look for alternatives including keeping chip design and production under one umbrella. The call for change, if gained traction, could lead to a major shakeup at Intel and unwind some of its acquisitions, including the $16.7 bn purchase of programmable chip maker Altera in 2015. Many of Intel’s chip designers have fled the firm and it has lost pole position to completion, the Third point said in a letter to the chairman.
NVIDIA company shares declined nearly 3% after company executives predicted the fall of data centre chip sales in the fourth quarter. The chipmaker forecast fourth-quarter revenue beyond Wall Street Expectations, betting on rising in demand for its graphic chips for gaming consoles and data centres. The company expects current-quarter revenue of $4.8 bn, 37% up from last year. Company’s revenue from the data centre is doubled to $1.9 bn compared to 2019.