MaxLinear Acquires SSD Developer Silicon Motion for $3.8 Billion

MaxLinear Acquires SSD Developer Silicon Motion for $3.8 Billion

MaxLinear, a designer of connectivity and infrastructure solutions for broadband, connectivity, and infrastructure applications, on Thursday said that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Silicon Motion (SMI), a developer of SSD controllers and turn-key solid-state drives. The transaction greatly enhances MaxLinear’s product portfolio with a line-up of competitive SSD controllers and a successful team of…

What Materials are Used to Make Computer Chips?

What Materials are Used to Make Computer Chips?

This article discusses the basics of computer chips and focuses on the materials utilized during their fabrication as well as the latest advances in this particular field. Image Credit: Preechar Bowonkitwanchai/Shutterstock.com Introduction to Computer Chips A computer chip is a compact form of electronic circuit, also characterized as an integrated circuit (IC), that is one of the…