chip·​mak·​er | \ ˈchip-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce chipmaker (audio) \

Definition of chipmaker

: a manufacturer of integrated circuits

Examples of chipmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web MediaTek, a Taiwanese chipmaker that is one of its main suppliers, has petitioned America’s Department of Commerce (DoC) for such a permit. The Economist, "Creative destruction How America’s war on Huawei may boost Chinese technology," 12 Sep. 2020 The chipmaker could be added to a list of companies that the US government considers to be undermining American interests. Sherisse Pham, CNN, "US sanction threat wipes 23% off the value of China's biggest chipmaker," 7 Sep. 2020 The Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek was poised to be one of the largest beneficiaries of the United States’ years-long campaign against Huawei, the Chinese telecoms giant. Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, "This chipmaker was a winner in the U.S. crackdown on Huawei. Now, it’s another victim," 20 Aug. 2020 Nvidia fell 3%, though the chipmaker is still up more than twofold this year. Arkansas Online, "Stocks claw back some of their losses in another rocky day," 4 Sep. 2020 But the outsize chipmaker rout may have had its origin in a move by China. Vildana Hajric,, "China Semiconductor Threat Sparked a $100 Billion Chip Rout," 1 Sep. 2020 Bryant became one of the most powerful and enduring executives in Intel’s 52-year history, working closely with six of the chipmaker’s seven CEOs. oregonlive, "Longtime Intel chairman Andy Bryant, near the end of four-decade career, says ‘We have to take more risks’," 30 Aug. 2020 Virtually every chipmaker depends on U.S. technology or equipment at some point in its supply chain. Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, "This chipmaker was a winner in the U.S. crackdown on Huawei. Now, it’s another victim," 20 Aug. 2020 As the chipmaker charts its course between the antagonists, the stakes for both countries and the broader tech industry are substantial. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "Semiconductors are a weapon in the U.S.-China trade war. Can this chipmaker serve both sides?," 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of chipmaker

1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Chipmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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