Semiconductors

AMD is apparently working on two Apple M1 competitor chips

While Intel and the rest of the industry have been in a state of shock since Apple unveiled its M1 laptop chip last month, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is not standing still. According to a leaker, the Santa Clara, California-headquartered semiconductor company has two Apple M1 competitor chips in prototype stages that are apparently “almost ready”.

A unique look at how Apple is testing its own iPhone processors against hacking

Apple under Tim Cook's leadership has turned protecting user privacy into one of its missions. The company takes a holistic approach to security and privacy that starts at the semiconductor level. British publication Independent today published a rare insight into a secretive facility on Apple's campus in which expensive machines are abusing in-house designed chips to see whether they can withstand hacking and whatever other types of assault anyone might try on them when they make their way into new iPhones.