Do Nvidia’s competitors want it to buy Arm? Chip companies are worried that Nvidia will be successful with Arm, but they are much more worried that Nvidia fails putting an immense burden on an industry that depends on Arm.
How much is Intel Foundries worth? – Splitting Intel in two makes a lot of sense from a strictly financial perspective, but would like be an operational nightmare, diminishing that financial value for many years.
Should Intel Split in Two? – Spinning off its fabs helped AMD turn the corner. Intel should consider something similar, but it will definitely be very hard to pull off.
Semis Musical Chairs – AMD for XLNX – AMD is now competing with Intel everywhere that matters, and every other major chip company has to worry about relying on FPGAs owned by a potential competitor.
Semiconductors’ Midlife crisis – Chip companies need to start thinking about how they want to spend their golden years – save up for retirement or blow it all on big splashy initiatives that remind them of the glory days.
Trouble at Intel – Intel’s delay of 7nm chips is a near-term financial problem, a boon to its data center competitor, a geopolitical problem and not least a major identity crisis for the company.
5 chip companies revisited – With elevated stock prices and cheap debt the large companies have the means to further consolidate the industry. But this time even the biggest companies may be targets.
Arm for sale? Arm could probably benefit from new owners, but faces some big strategic challenges that need to be addressed soon.
The Five Year Plan for Semis – It strikes as folly that the US government seeks to abandon the principles that built the US semis industry in a bid to confront China which is using those exact methods.
Apple Silicon – The Rest of Us – Apple’s silicon design team has not only delivered an impressive CPU, but they also appear to be managed better than any other chip company out there.