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Global monthly semiconductor sales drop as chip market takes another hit

Chip sales are in decline as the market faces major economic headwinds, most notably in mainland China.

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Intel forced to cut jobs and spending as revenue continues to decline

Despite a plan to cut thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in annual spending, Intel remains vulnerable, say analysts.

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What is a network router?

Is a router still a router even if forwarding packets is just one of its many jobs?

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What is a network switch, and how does it work?

Switches connect network segments, providing full-duplex communication, valuable network performance data and efficient use of network bandwidth.

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Former Broadcom engineer gets eight months in prison for trade secrets theft

Peter Kisang Kim admitted to stealing Broadcom data related to its Trident family of network switching and cloud networking chipsets, while working for a Chinese startup.

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Arista extends security of EOS, doubles R3 router portfolio

Arista Network has added security, cloud and mobile connectivity to its flagship operating system and doubled its portfolio of routing products giving enterprises tons of new networking configuration options.

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CHIPS and Science Act becomes law, as US chipmaking investments rise

Subsidies and investment for US silicon manufacturing will mean jobs and a lessened dependence on East Asia for badly needed semiconductors, according to the Biden administration.

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STMicroelectronics and Global Foundries to build new chip plant in France

The new project will receive “significant financial support” from the French government, as president Macron seeks to increase foreign investments in the country.

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Samsung beats Intel as top semiconductor seller as overall demand rises

Intel lost its place atop the 2021 semiconductor revenue list to Samsung, as global demand and revenue in the chip sector rose, according to Gartner.

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Hot chip startup Ampere files for IPO

The data center chipmaker could be riding a wave of interest in its latest processors all the way to a public offering.

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Intel suspends all operations in Russia

The chipmaker becomes the latest technology company to halt business in Russia as a result of the ongoing war in Ukraine

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Microsoft launches Azure VMs powered by new Ampere Altra Arm-based chips

The new virtual machines can deliver up to 50% better price-performance than comparable x86 processors, according to Microsoft.

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About that 'alarming' chip shortage — don't count on new fab plants to help quickly

A US Commerce Department report says the computer chip shortage is even worse than thought; at one point in 2021 there was just a five-day supply worldwide, and there's no sign the situation will improve anytime soon.

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Episode 2: Pluggable Optics and the Internet for the Future

Episode 2: Innovative technologies are key to the network of the future – including pluggable optics. In fact, your investment in pluggable optics is critical to the customer experience you deliver and your company’s brand.

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Cisco closes $4.5B deal on optical powerhouse Acacia

Cisco coveted Acacia for its high-speed, optical interconnect technologies that let data center operators, webscale companies and service providers offer ever-faster service access to widely distributed resources. It also reinforces...

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BGP: What is border gateway protocol, and how does it work?

BGP is how the autonomous networks that make up the internet share routing information to find the best route for IP traffic.

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You’re not imagining things, there is a serious chip shortage

CPUs, GPUs, and memory are all in tight supply due to manufacturing issues and high demand.

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Cisco takes additional steps to fight counterfeit network gear

Cisco has added new security labels and enhanced cooperation with online marketplaces to crack down on criminals hawking counterfeit network hardware and software.

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