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Apple CPU Gains Grind To A Halt And The Future Looks Dim As The Impact From The CPU Engineer Exodus To Nuvia And Rivos Starts To Bleed In

Apple’s leading CPU team looks to be struggling as they have now delivered no CPU gains for the first generation ever. Apple likely had to delay their next core architecture due due to personnel overturn from the Nuvia exodus. Furthermore, with a new exodus surrounding Rivos, the future doesn’t look so bright. Apple currently has the best client CPU cores, but can they hold this lead against stronger competition from Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm?

    

NXP Semiconductor (NXPI) CFO Sells 70% Of His Shares As Samsung Acquisition Rumored To Fall Apart

NXP Semiconductor CFO sells nearly 70% of his shares as Samsung acquisition rumored to fall apart!
Kelly Peter sold 142,311 of his 203,749 shares.
Maybe there is another, completely justifiable reason he needed $32M all at once, but SemiAnalysis did not find one.

  

Rivos Inc | A Chip Off The Old Block? New RISC-V Startup Garners Many Senior CPU Architects From Apple, Google, Marvell, Qualcomm, Intel, and AMD

SemiAnalysis believes this will be the first truly high-performance RISC V design! We are still not sure what their business model is. Licensing, datacenter, mobile, or building until they are acquired by a larger firm all could be viable. Regardless, there seems to be a new, aggressive startup on the block, but this time in the RISC V flavor!

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Fears for Chinese Semiconductor Capital Equipment and Chemical Supply Chain Are Overblown | Cautionary Tale On Trusting Industry Analysts

Many investors have feared the rise of the Chinese semiconductor industry, especially in equipment and chemicals. This alongside coverage from certain analysts has led to huge valuations in the Chinese equipment and chemical industry. This is a cautionary tale on trusting the word of analysts.

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The Impending Chinese NAND Apocalypse – YMTC 128 Layer NAND Is The First Semiconductor Where China Is Technologically Competitive

YMTC 128 Layer NAND is the first semiconductor where China is technologically competitive with the leading edge firms from the Western sphere of influence.
Yields are improving and the 2nd fab is being filled with equipment. Once that milestone is reached, the 3rd and 4th fab will be built simultaneously.

Fears for Chinese Semiconductor Capital Equipment and Chemical Supply Chain Are Overblown | Cautionary Tale On Trusting Industry Analysts

Many investors have feared the rise of the Chinese semiconductor industry, especially in equipment and chemicals. This alongside coverage from certain analysts has led to huge valuations in the Chinese equipment and chemical industry. This is a cautionary tale on trusting the word of analysts.

Micron Sells 3D X-Point Lehi, Utah Fab to Texas Instruments For $1.5B

Micron to Sell Lehi, Utah, Fab to Texas Instruments for $1.5B.
This is the fab that was part of the Intel/Micron IMFT joint venture. It currently produces 3D X-Point and NAND memory. Intel will need to ramp Optane production at another fab like their New Mexico fab.