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DARPA’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative Research Partners

Chip giants IBM, Intel, Nvidia, and Qualcomm and a little-known foundry called Skywater were among eight companies announced as prime contractors in four research projects sponsored by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Many others, including Arm and Globalfoundries, will act as subcontractors in the programs officially launched at an event here today. The four…

Cypress Semiconductor or NVIDIA: Which Is the Better Automotive Play?

The automotive industry has turned out to be a happy hunting ground for semiconductor companies, thanks to the rising chip content in cars to enable connectivity and autonomous driving functions. According to one estimate, the automotive semiconductor market is expected to hit almost $49 billion in revenue by 2022. Not surprisingly, Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY) is trying to make…