chip·mak·er | \ ˈchip-ˌmā-kər \

Definition of chipmaker 

: a manufacturer of integrated circuits

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Intel and other chipmakers and software companies are issuing fixes to protect computers from intrusion. Mike Rogoway,, "Intel told Chinese companies about security lapse before U.S. government, report says; Walden calls it 'very disturbing'," 29 Jan. 2018 Since the initial disclosure in January, researchers have discovered multiple other variants of Meltdown and Spectre that chipmakers have worked to patch. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Senators Fear Meltdown and Spectre Disclosure Gave China an Edge," 11 July 2018 For all this, Broadcom shares are fetching less than 14 times forward earnings—the cheapest among large-capitalization chipmakers. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Broadcom Doing Just Fine on its Own," 7 June 2018 But last week during its fiscal second quarter earnings conference call, Qualcomm jolted investors anew by reducing the revenue outlook for its patent licensing division that makes up the bulk of the chipmaker’s profit. Mike Freeman,, "Qualcomm tweaks patent licensing scheme; Will it help end legal war with Apple?," 27 Apr. 2018 The team of Switch hackers even got an unexpected assist in its hacking efforts from chipmaker Nvidia. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Hackers seem close to publicly unlocking the Nintendo Switch," 16 Jan. 2018 Carriers, software developers, chipmakers and phone manufacturers are spending about $200 billion a year in 5G research and deployment. Scott Moritz,, "Trump's China Concern Adds Pressure in Race to Be First With 5G," 2 Apr. 2018 Strong demand and pricing for memory chips have driven the chipmaker’s sales and earnings to record levels. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Micron’s Results Weren’t Quite Chipper Enough," 22 Mar. 2018 The sudden change at the top for the chipmaker comes as the behavior of powerful men has come under increasing scrutiny. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Intel CEO Resigns After 'Consensual Relationship' With Employee," 21 June 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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