As Jack Ma and SoftBank part ways, the open and globalized era of tech comes ever closer to an end – TechCrunch

[ad_1] It would be one of the greatest startup investments of all time. Masayoshi Son, riding high in the klieg lights of the 1990s dot-com bubble, invested $20 million dollars into a fledgling Hong Kong-based startup called Alibaba. That $20 million investment into the Chinese ecommerce business would go on to be worth about $120…

Huawei admits uncertainty following new US chip curbs – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Following the U.S. government’s announcement that would further thwart Huawei’s chip-making capability, the Chinese telecoms equipment giant condemned the new ruling for being “arbitrary and pernicious.” “Huawei categorically opposes the amendments made by the U.S. Department of Commerce to its foreign direct product rule that target Huawei specifically,” said Huawei Monday at its annual…

TSMC reportedly stops taking orders from Huawei after new U.S. export controls – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest contract semiconductor maker, has stopped taking new orders from Huawei Technologies, one of its largest customers, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. The report said the decision was made to comply with new United States export controls, announced last Friday, that are meant to make it more…

TSMC to build a $12 billion advanced semiconductor plant in Arizona with U.S. government support – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest contract semiconductor foundry, said today that it plans to build an advanced chip foundry in Arizona with support from the state and the United States federal government. The announcement follows a Wall Street Journal report earlier this week that White House officials were in talks with TSMC…

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…

TSMC reports $3.9B Q1 revenue, but slashes outlook for the year – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) beat analyst estimates after reporting its web revenue virtually doubled in the quarter that led to March, and stated it was hopeful to maintain momentum in the present quarter but slashed its trade and foundry outlook for the year. The Taiwan-headquartered firm, which counts Apple amongst its purchasers, reported…