Today, Silicon Valley is a dreamy officescape, a place where ideas and networks are currency. But in the 1960s and ’70s, Silicon Valley proper manufactured hardware — and this industrial boom created one of the most polluted places in America.
A gas leak at a Samsung semiconductor plant in Hwaseong, Korea, killed a worker yesterday — and local news sources are suggesting that a cover-up by Samsung could be behind the incident.
ARM has solidified its position today as master of the mobile processor universe, announcing a deal with TSMC that will take smartphone chips all the way down to a 20nm process. That means: faster, better, more efficient.