|Qualcomm to cut 1500 jobs|
Qualcomm cut thousands of jobs in 2015 and has struggled with falling sales over the past few years. In January, Qualcomm was hit by a $1.2 billion fine from the EU for violating anti-trust laws in a series of deals with Apple.
|Apple shares down as TSMC questions on forward chip demand|
TSMC, the world’s largest contract chipmaker and a major Apple supplier, revised its full-year revenue target to the low end of its earlier forecast. “Apple represents nearly 20 percent of TSMC’s revenue so the outlook potentially points to weaker-than-anticipated iPhone demand,”
|Intel continue to invest in 3D NAND development|
For years, Intel worked with memory maker Micron to develop new generations of NAND flash technology, a type of non-volatile memory that's commonly used for computer and data center storage. Earlier this year, though, Intel announced that it would be parting ways with Micron and going at the development of future NAND flash technologies alone.
|Facebook to build its own chips|
Facebook is looking for candidates that can help build systems-on-chip (SoCs) and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). SoCs are the main processors that handle most workloads in mobile devices, while ASICs tend to be dedicated to specific tasks.
|The case of Internet sales tax comes into focus again|
More than 40 states have asked the Supreme Court to abandon its current sales tax collection rule , saying that as a result of it and the growth of internet shopping, they're losing billions of dollars in tax revenue every year.