Latest Computer hardware manufacturing News

Chipmaker TSMC says profit up 16.7% as demand revives

Apr. 15, 2021 02:46 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s biggest contract manufacturer of processor chips, said Thursday quarterly profit rose 16.7% over a year ago as global demand strengthened. Profit after tax rose to 139.6 billion New Taiwan...

Japan's Toshiba president steps down amid acquisition talks

Apr. 14, 2021 04:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The president of Toshiba Corp. stepped down Wednesday, a week after the Japanese technology and manufacturing giant said it was studying an acquisition proposal from a global fund where he previously worked. Nobuaki Kurumatani tendered his resignation at a...

Biden tells execs US needs to invest, lead in computer chips

Apr. 12, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push Monday for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world’s computer chip leader. “We need to...

Chipmaker TSMC says revenue up 16.7% as demand surges

Apr. 09, 2021 06:24 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s biggest contract producer of processor chips, said Friday its revenue rose 16.7% in the latest quarter over a year ago as the global economy rebounded from the coronavirus pandemic. Revenue rose...

US sanctions Chinese computer makers in widening tech fight

Apr. 09, 2021 04:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's government on Friday criticized the Biden administration's curbs on access to U.S. technology for its supercomputer developers and said sanctions "only strengthen China's determination” to invent its own. The sanctions announced Thursday are the...

EXPLAINER: Starving for more chips in a tech-hungry world

Apr. 08, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — As the U.S. economy rebounds from its pandemic slump, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power a wide range of products that connect, transport and entertain us in a world increasingly dependent on technology. The shortage...

Minneapolis-St. Paul airport unveils robot food server

Apr. 08, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A rolling droid is delivering food to travelers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday that the droid, called Gita (pronounced JEE-tah) is part of a pilot program at...

Japan's Toshiba studies acquisition proposal by global fund

Apr. 07, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Toshiba Corp. says it is considering a preliminary acquisition proposal that would take the technology conglomerate private. Toshiba said Wednesday that it asked for more details on the proposal it received on Tuesday, was giving it “careful...

State chips in more than $4M for Quincy center for homeless

Apr. 03, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — The state has promised to chip in more than $4 million toward a planned facility in Quincy that will serve the area's homeless population. The funding for the Father Bill’s & MainSpring facility was announced Wednesday by Gov. Charlie Baker...

EXPLAINER: Starving for more chips in a tech-hungry world

Apr. 01, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — As the U.S. economy rebounds from its pandemic slump, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power a wide range of products that connect, transport and entertain us in a world increasingly dependent on technology. The shortage...