Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicChip technology

Topic: chip technology

How India is trying to win the semiconductor race, fighting decades of challenges & setbacks

India lagged in semiconductor revolution of the 1980s, while countries like China and Taiwan raced ahead. Some start-ups are doing cutting-edge work, but there’s a long way to go.

Global chipmakers assessing India plant locations, says minister

Some of the world’s biggest chipmakers are evaluating locations in India for new plants in a bid to broaden manufacturing beyond their home bases.

The global fight over semiconductors is only going to get worse

Behind closed doors, though, some people in the industry are getting increasingly concerned that the push to make the West more competitive might backfire.

At least a dozen chip-makers to start setting up India factories in 2-3 years: IT Minister

Ashwini Vaishnaw says Modi govt working on developing a full ecosystem for chip manufacturing industry and will start taking applications under its incentive scheme from 1 January.

Apple is now working on own cellular modem, its top chip executive says

Cellular modem is one of the most important parts of a smartphone. The move extends Apple’s push toward greater reliance on its own parts at the expense of Qualcomm, Intel & others.

New self-cooling microchip design could solve one of tech world’s trickiest problems

A team of Swiss researchers has developed a 'co-designed' chip that builds in a cooling system, addressing the problem of over heating in microchips.

Intel outside? Tech giant is thinking the unthinkable – not making its own chips

Intel's plans to outsource chip-making to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing could ruffle feathers, as the company also caters to Intel's competitors, who may oppose the move.

With $116 billion, Samsung looks to corner part of the chip designing business

Samsung, a relative underdog in this growing field, is reaching out to smart phone-making rivals giant as it heavily invests in a decade-long plan to gain chip supremacy.

How nanotechnology can be used to intensify our sense of smell

Augmenting our olfactory senses will help us determine the concentration of hazardous gases and carry out the exhaled breath analysis for possible disease diagnosis.

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Congress senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor at AICC office to file nominations for the party's presidential polls | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Congress choice for chief is between ‘think tomorrow’ Tharoor and ‘president not leader’ Kharge

As the Congress presidential election reaches its final stage, the onus is with the Gandhis. Will this be a new Congress or will the family writ continue to loom large?
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.