chip·​mak·​er | \ˈchip-ˌmā-kər \

Definition of chipmaker 

: a manufacturer of integrated circuits

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Qualcomm was dealt a major loss in one of its many ongoing legal battles this afternoon, with a federal court ruling that the company must license its modem patents to competing chipmakers, potentially weakening its stranglehold on the market. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "Qualcomm must license patents to competing chipmakers, court rules," 6 Nov. 2018 Already, its antitrust officials have effectively killed the $44 billion effort by Qualcomm, the semiconductor company, to buy a Dutch chipmaker. Keith Bradsher, The Seattle Times, "China once looked tough on trade, but now its options are dwindling," 18 Sep. 2018 Netflix slid 5 percent, while chipmakers in the S&P 500 plunged 4.3 percent thanks to Intel's worst day in two years. Bloomberg News,, "Tech stocks lead Wall Street down sharply as Intel slides, China hits back against Trump," 2 Apr. 2018 Just this month, Japanese auto parts supplier Denso, an affiliate of Toyota Motor Corp. , acquired a 4.5% stake in chipmaker Renesas Electronics . Paul Page, WSJ, "Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ," 13 Mar. 2018 During Qualcomm’s fight to hold off a hostile takeover bid from Broadcom, the San Diego chipmaker was pressured by Elliott to increase its offer for NXP Semiconductors from $38 billion to $43 billion. Rob Nikolewski,, "Sempra hit with a challenge from activist investors," 11 June 2018 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

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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