Most read articles – GPS modules, Mobileye spin-off, TSMC complaints

What are the topics covered this week? There’s a contract for ruggedized military GPS modules, Indian CEO Phenomenon, Intel launching the autonomous Mobileye, EU stopping the clock in its investigation into the Nvidia-Arm takeover and the latest dispute between TSMC and Intel on government funding…

5. BAE Systems wins new contract for ruggedized military GPS modules in the United States
BAE Systems was awarded another $ 316 million contract for the delivery of military-hardened GPS modules, by the United States, following an initial agreement earlier this year. Specifically, the US Defense Logistics Agency executed the contract option, which, with the $ 325.5 million awarded in May, brings the total funding to $ 641 million. The agreement will ensure the availability of common GPS modules (CGMs) for advanced military GPS receivers with anti-jamming and anti-identity theft capabilities.

4. The phenomenon of Indian CEOs [Mannerisms]
CEOs born in India are a force to be reckoned with. Due to the popularity of technical degrees in India as well as the country’s high-quality educational institutions, India’s tech CEOs often have a background in programming or engineering, sometimes with additional MBAs or other degrees in engineering. trade. Parag Agrawal, who took the helm of Twitter last week, graduated from Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai and Stanford University, while Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai went to IIT Kharagpur and Stanford …

3. Intel will create Mobileye
Intel announces that it will go public in the United States for Mobileye in mid-2022 through a new Mobileye share issue. Estimates suggest that Mobileye could be worth $ 50 billion. Mobileye achieved revenue of $ 1 billion in the first nine months of this year and operating profit of $ 361 million. The move will unlock the value of Mobileye for Intel shareholders by creating a separate publicly traded company. Intel will remain the majority owner of Mobileye and the two companies will continue to be strategic partners.

2. EU stops Nvidia-Arm investigation clock
The EU has stopped the clock of its in-depth investigation into the takeover of Nvidia-Arm. EU antitrust have suspended their investigation pending further information. It was revealed last week that the UK, EU and US agencies reviewing the deal are in regular contact with each other.

Chairman and Co-CEO of TSMC, Dr Mark Liu1. TSMC in conflict with Intel
Over the weekend, TSMC chairman Mark Liu (pictured) criticized Intel for its efforts to persuade the US government to only support US domestic chip companies. “Not many people will believe what Intel says,” said Liu, “it will be very negative for the United States to only subsidize American companies. Unlike Intel, TSMC is very positive about expanding capacity for companies. non-American chipmakers in America. That’s a great thing. It shows that our decision of two years ago is correct. Two years ago TSMC decided to build factories in Arizona.

Amanda J. Marsh