Cybersecurity

Chip Industry Consolidation Underway

Chip Industry Consolidation Underway

On October 20, the struggling chipmaker Intel (INTC) announced it would sell its money-losing NAND flash memory business to South Korea’s SK Hynix for $9 billion. This appears to be the start of a move toward greater consolidation in the semiconductor industry. More on that later. First, let’s look at what it means for Intel. […]

SoftBank sign at Silicon Valley SoftBank Vision Fund headquarters. SoftBank Group Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate holding company - San Carlos, CA, USA - 2019

Nvidia to Buy Softbank’s Chipmaker

Masayoshi’s Son’s Softbank (SFTBY) is in the news again…this time with a $40 billion cash-and-stock deal to sell its chip design architecture firm, ArmHoldings, to Nvidia (NVDA). SFTBY will receive $21.5 billion in NVDA shares and $12 billion in cash, only a little more than the $32 billion that it paid for Arm in 2016. […]

FAANG Stocks: Two to Dump Now and Two to Buy

FAANG Stocks: Two to Dump Now and Two to Buy

In what was a very poor April Fool’s joke, the stock market took a tumble on Monday, closing below its 200-day moving average for the first time since June 2016. U.S. stocks had their worst start to an April in many decades as measured by the S&P index. The 2.2% plunge was exceeded by only […]

Facebook, We Have a Problem

Facebook, We Have a Problem

2018 was supposed to be the year that Mark Zuckerberg said he would “fix Facebook”. But it’s only three months into the new year and his task looks a lot tougher after the company went through one of the worst periods in its history in recent days with $75 billion wiped off its market value. […]

Buy These 3 Stocks Before the Next Big Computer Hack

Buy These 3 Stocks Before the Next Big Computer Hack

According to a Lloyds of London report issued in July, a global cyber attack could result in damages of as much as $121.4 billion. But based on the growing frequency of such cyber attacks and hacks, this estimate will likely turn out to be too conservative. The reason is straightforward. The world’s volume of data […]