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Apple in talks to buy Japanese chipmaker, report says

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.

By Apr. 1, 2014


Intel CEO taking big steps to overhaul chipmaker

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.

By Nov. 21, 2013


Apple is turning more to giant US chipmaker -- no, it's not Intel

Micron Technology is a very big chipmaker that's closer to Apple than it ever has been.

By Apr. 6, 2014


Apple buys another chipmaker

The iPhone maker has picked up Passif Semiconductor, a small California company that makes low-power communications chips.

By Aug. 1, 2013


More than a chipmaker? Intel's blown opportunities

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.

By Dec. 5, 2013


Apple buys chipmaker Intrinsity

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.

By Apr. 27, 2010


Chipmaker paints bleak economic picture

Chartered Semiconductor, a major contract chip manufacturer that builds chips for IBM, is looking at a bleak economic picture in the coming months.

By Jul. 25, 2008


iPod chipmaker CEO quits; Palm to enter China market; more

iPod chipmaker CEO quits; Palm to enter China market; more

By Dec. 11, 2002


Dutch chipmaker sues to silence security researchers

Smart card security research lands Dutch University in court on Thursday as NXP Semiconductors attempts to keep details of its products' security holes private.

By Jul. 9, 2008


Silicone chipmaker fights for patent rights, IPO

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.

By Jun. 12, 2008