Latest Computer hardware manufacturing News

Samsung says it will build $17B chip factory in Texas

Nov. 23, 2021 22:49 PM EST

Samsung said it plans to build a $17 billion semiconductor factory outside of Austin, Texas, amid a global shortage of chips used in phones, cars and other electronic devices. “This is the largest foreign direct investment in the state of Texas, ever,” Texas Gov. Greg...

Helmerich & Payne, Cisco fall; Macy's, Nvidia rise

Nov. 18, 2021 16:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday: Nvidia Corp., up $24.14 to $316.75. The maker of graphics chips for gaming and artificial intelligence reported strong third-quarter financial results. ...

With supply short, Ford dips toe into computer chip business

Nov. 18, 2021 12:09 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is in talks with a computer chip maker to shore up its semiconductor supplies and avoid a repeat of this year's auto factory shutdowns caused by semiconductor shortages. Few details of the nonbinding agreement with GlobalFoundaries Inc....

Under pressure, Apple allows self-repairs to iPhones, Macs

Nov. 17, 2021 19:00 PM EST

Apple is letting some iPhone users fix their own phones, a sharp turnaround for a company that has long prohibited anyone but company-approved technicians from fiddling with its proprietary parts and software. The company said Wednesday that it will enable users of two of...

Axon, Peloton rise; Desktop Metal, Freeport-McMoRan fall

Nov. 16, 2021 16:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Tuesday: Axon Enterprise Inc., up $10.38 to $177.79. The maker of stun guns and body cameras handily beat Wall Street's third-quarter profit forecasts. ...

US industrial production rebounded 1.6% in October

Nov. 16, 2021 10:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rebounded in October as automakers, stung by supply chain problems, posted strong increases and the adverse effects from a hurricane that struck the nation's energy complex in the Gulf of Mexico faded. Industrial production...

Japan's Toshiba spins off energy, computer device units

Nov. 12, 2021 05:03 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Embattled Japanese technology conglomerate Toshiba said Friday it is restructuring to improve its competitiveness, spinning off its energy infrastructure and computer devices businesses. The energy infrastructure spinoff will include Tokyo-based Toshiba...

Taiwan's TSMC to build first chip plant in Japan amid crunch

Nov. 09, 2021 06:31 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics maker Sony and TSMC of Taiwan said Tuesday they plan to jointly build a computer chip plant in Japan with an initial investment of $7 billion. The plant in the southwestern city of Kumamoto will be the first foundry in Japan for TSMC,...

Honda lowers profit, vehicle sales forecast over chip crunch

Nov. 05, 2021 03:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Honda lowered its profit and vehicle sales forecasts for the fiscal year, pointing Friday to shortages of computer chips and rising material costs. Honda Motor Co. recorded a 31% drop in its fiscal second quarter profit, to 166.6 billion...

Japan game maker Nintendo sees no quick fix for chips crunch

Nov. 05, 2021 00:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The shortage in computer chips needed to make the Nintendo Switch machine is a serious problem unlikely to be resolved soon, the president of the Japanese video-game maker said Friday. “The extremely tight situation remains, and the future is...