Apple may be looking to acquire a unit of Renesas Electronics that makes LCD chips for mobile devices, according to a Nikkei report. The deal could be worth close to half a billion dollars.
Brian Krzanich says the company will do things it's never done before -- like getting chips from outside the company and putting more emphasis on 3G and LTE processors.
Micron Technology is a very big chipmaker that's closer to Apple than it ever has been.
The iPhone maker has picked up Passif Semiconductor, a small California company that makes low-power communications chips.
The semiconductor giant has expanded beyond its core business many times only to pull back before those areas got popular. CNET looks at a few.
The company rumored to be the maker of the chip inside the iPad has been acquired by Apple. It's Apple's fourth acquisition since last fall.
Chartered Semiconductor, a major contract chip manufacturer that builds chips for IBM, is looking at a bleak economic picture in the coming months.
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Smart card security research lands Dutch University in court on Thursday as NXP Semiconductors attempts to keep details of its products' security holes private.
Biochips, or silicone microchips that speed up lab tests, can help researchers analyze the genetic makeup of an unborn child. They can also spark drama in the courts.