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SoftBank acquires UK AI chipmaker Graphcore | TechCrunch

SoftBank acquires UK AI chipmaker Graphcore | TechCrunch

UK chip company GraphicOAgain Officially acquired by Japan's SoftBank. Rumors of a deal. Has been full for some time, but lengthy negotiations and regulatory approvals mean neither company has confirmed anything yet. Even today, the company won't confirm the one thing most people are wondering: How much value does Japanese multinational SoftBank value a startup […]

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China's B semiconductor fund puts chip sovereignty front and center | TechCrunch

China's $47B semiconductor fund puts chip sovereignty front and center | TechCrunch

China has closed a third state-backed investment fund – known as Chip Autonomy – to bolster its semiconductor industry and reduce dependence on other nations for wafer consumption and manufacturing. China's National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund, also known simply as 'The Big Fund', had two previous vintages: Big Fund I (2014 to 2019) and […]

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