chipset News of 09/22/19
Qualcomm Hit With $271m EU Fine Over Predatory Pricing Of Baseband Chips
A long-running European antitrust investigation into whether Qualcomm used predatory pricing when selling UMTS baseband chips about a decade ago has landed the chipmaker with a fine of €242 million (~$271M) — aka, 1.27% of its global ...
EU Opens Formal Antitrust Probe Of Broadcom And Seeks Interim Order
The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into US chipmaker Broadcom which it suspects of restricting competition via a number of exclusivity practices in markets where it holds a leading position such as for systems-on-a-chip, ...
Moving Deeper Into Enterprise Cloud, Intel Picks Up Barefoot Networks
When it launched out of stealth just three years ago, Barefoot Networks was hailed as a company that would transform the way a generation of computing giants like Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft would function while making chip ...
The Good News And Bad News Of HP’S New AMD Chromebook
Good news: HP made an AMD Chromebook. Bad news: It uses an old chipset. Meet the new HP Chromebook 14. This is one of the first Chromebooks powered by an AMD processor. But don’t get too excited. This isn’t the AMD-powered Chromebook a ...
AI Chip Startup Graphcore Closes $200m Series D, Adds BMW And Microsoft As Strategic Investors
UK AI chip startup Graphcore has announced a $200 million Series D round today that’s jointly led by an existing investor, European VC Atomico, along with new investor Sofina, an investment holding firm. Graphcore says the Series D ...