|BlackBerry to exit smartphone business|
For the three months to end of May, the company reported a $670m (£450m) loss, compared to a $73m profit a year earlier and and a $256m loss in the previous quarter.
|MediaTek: 5G networks will be commercialized in 2020|
MediaTek will continue to expand its R&D workforce for its 5G chip development to more than 200 people or even top 300 people, the sources said. The company is targeting a 2018 launch for its 5G product line.
|IBM to open Power Server|
A Power-based OpenCompute server will be an alternative to open server designs based on x86 chips. One target for such Power servers is hyperscale vendors, who may be looking for an alternative to Intel chips, which now dominate data centers.
|New designs will boost DRAM usage and prices|
The market release of iPhone 7/7 Plus will also generate strong stock-up demand. Respectively equipped with 2GB and 3GB of memory, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will effectively consume a large portion of the total DRAM capacity.
|Autonomus car will require lots of advanced SRAM|
A large amount of SRAM configured as high-performance internal buffer memory is essential for fast and accurate processing of video data. It's also critical to enable multi-port operation allowing simultaneous read and write accesses, which fetch video processing data for operations and store the data after operations finish.
|NASA tests electrically propelled aircraft|
It will essentially eliminate the increased fuel usage needed to cruise at higher speeds. The agency estimates that small aircraft could save as much as 40 percent in overall operating costs.
|Samsung to focus on NAND|
Samsung Electronics significantly increased margins in the NAND flash sector this year through steady cost reduction. Its operating margins in the NAND flash sector will grow from 17 percent last year to 25 percent this year.
|Samsung Might Trim DRAM Supply |
Supply relief could finally be on the way, with Samsung's comments during its latest earnings call suggesting it could pare back DRAM supply. This sentiment seems to be supported by SK Hynix's recent projections that industry DRAM supply would fall during the second half of the year