chip·​mak·​er | \ ˈchip-ˌmā-kər \

Definition of chipmaker

: a manufacturer of integrated circuits

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In its indictment, the Department claims that China’s Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. and Taiwan’s United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) worked to steal trade secrets from a US chipmaker, Micron Technologies. Makena Kelly, The Verge, "China state-owned company charged with stealing US tech trade secrets," 1 Nov. 2018 Qualcomm’s management team, meanwhile, prefers to maintain its independence and pursue a $44 billion purchase of NXP Semiconductors, a Dutch chipmaker. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Chipmaker Soap Opera, Equifax Credit Freezes, Blockchain Definitions," 10 Mar. 2018 Spectre’ chip flaw, after major chipmakers disclosed flaws that leave nearly every modern computing device vulnerable to hackers. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, "Mac and iPhone users, listen up: Apple issues updates to protect Safari from attacks," 8 Jan. 2018 Meanwhile, executives from Audi, Toyota, Cruise Automation, chipmaker Nvidia, Google spinoff Waymo and several startups are gearing up to convince the public that autonomous vehicles are safe. Matt O'brien, The Seattle Times, "CES 2019: Some TVs disappear, others quadruple screen resolution," 7 Jan. 2019 The indictment follows a flurry of Justice actions against hackers, including November charges against chipmaker Fujian Jinhua for IP theft and 10 Chinese intelligence officers accused of hacking U.S. aviation companies. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "China’s Hacking State," 20 Dec. 2018 Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 855 Now that the specification has been written, chipmakers are jockeying for position in the 5G space. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 855 mobile chip as it readies for 5G," 4 Dec. 2018 This time around, Apple's decision may be related to its difficult relationship with chipmaker Qualcomm, which is arguably the industry leader for cellular modems. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Apple will skip 5G in 2019, report says," 3 Dec. 2018 The 10nm delays have meant that Intel's competitors, which for many years have trailed behind the chipmaker, are closing in. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Intel says not to expect mainstream 10nm chips until 2H19," 27 July 2018

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First Known Use of chipmaker

1977, in the meaning defined above

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