White House reportedly in talks with Intel, TSMC to build advanced chip foundries in the U.S. – TechCrunch

[ad_1] White House officials are talking to Intel and TSMC about building semiconductor foundries in the United States, according to a Wall Street Journal report. U.S. tech companies and the government have been trying to reduce the country’s dependence on chip factories in Asia for years, underscored by national security concerns, the U.S.-China tariff war…

Samsung expects COVID-19 to hurt smartphone and TV sales, but increase demand for memory – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In its first-quarter earnings report today, Samsung said it expects the COVID-19 pandemic to continue impacting its business for the rest of the year, cutting into sales for smartphones and TVs, but increasing demand for PCs, servers and memory chips as people continue to work or study from home. Samsung’s results for the first-quarter…