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Chinese GPU vendor Colorful to sell RTX 400GPU previously abandoned by Nvidia 12/9/2022
Nvidia canceled the RTX 4080 12GB a mere month before its scheduled launch, meaning Nvidia likely had thousands of units already in product packaging, which it’s since had to unbox and rebrand.
Google says that North Korean hackers exploited a previously unknown vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 12/9/2022
The company learned of the vulnerability on Oct. 31 when users began submitting a malicious document to Google’s Virustotal service, which can check files for malware.
Micron ships 232 layer NAND 12/8/2022
The 2550 delivers read performance of up to 5GB/s and sequential write performance of up to 4GB/s.
Apple confirms it will buy chips made at TSMC's upcoming factory in Phoenix 12/8/2022
While Cook didn't say just how those chips will be used, the 4- and 3-nanometer parts are expected to find their way into next-generation iPhones, Macs and other key products. Apple is currently TSMC's largest customer.
Imec signed with Japan's newly formed semiconductor champion Rapidus Corp. to develop 2nm 12/8/2022
Rapidus was formed in November, backed by leading Japanese technology and financial firms such as Softbank, Toyota Motor, Denso, Sony, NTT, NEC, Kioxia and Mitsubishi UFJ Bank. The Japanese government also provided a subsidy of JPY70 billion (US$493 million).
Intel has started its expected layoffs 12/8/2022
California operations layoff totaling 201 people as part of a broader cost cutting effort, according to letters filed with the state.
Lattice Semiconductor offers mid-range FPGA's 12/7/2022
Lattice has announced a new technology platform for its mid-range FPGA products, Avant, and the first series of mid-range FPGAs to be built on this platform, the Avant-E series, with up to 500 thousand logic cells.
SMART Modular offer High-performance, Low-power Data Center SSDs 12/7/2022
SMART’s DC4800 devices are designed with a specialized hardware-accelerated SSD controller that draws less power without compromising storage input/output (I/O) performance.
Is Apple replacing SIM card with eSIIMs? 12/7/2022
The recent release of Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 14 revealed a number of updates, notably Apple’s adoption of eSIM technology. The phone is one of the first mobile phones and indeed one of the first consumer products to swap out the traditional, physical SIM card for an eSIM, a design change that has garnered considerable attention.
SpaceX prepares to expand Starlink technology to military and government applications 12/7/2022
The company is promoting(Opens in a new window) Starshield as a satellite communication service for “national security” purposes. It's designed to leverage the same technology as Starlink, but it goes beyond merely supplying high-speed internet.
Samsung to retain its current two CEO system plus a woman president 12/6/2022
Samsung announced its first woman president. President is the highest executive position within the electronic maker only behind CEO and vice chairman.
Rain demonstrates AI on analog chip designs 12/6/2022
The process required many orders of magnitude less energy compared with today’s GPU systems. While Rain’s initial work has proven AI can be trained efficiently using analog chips.
STMicroelectronics and Soitec work together for its future 200mm SIC substrate manufacturing 12/6/2022
The transition to 200mm SiC wafers will bring substantial advantages to our automotive and industrial customers as they accelerate the transition toward electrification of their systems and products.
Graphene sensor has major benefits 12/6/2022
One notable exception is graphene-based sensors, which have slowly and steadily been coming to the market across different industry sectors and from a range of companies around the world,
Global semiconductor equipment billings rose by 9% 12/5/2022
“The 9% quarter-over-quarter increase in equipment spending for Q3 reflects the semiconductor industry’s determination to bolster fab capacity to support long-term growth and technology innovation.”
An Israeli Startup focus on developing new, innovative EV batteries 12/5/2022
StoreDot, an Israeli company developing new, innovative battery chemistry that it asserts is fast, safe, and cost-effective, i
Another GaN lab opened in China 12/5/2022
Transphorm Inc. has opened a new office in Shenzhen, China, to enhance local customer support, sales, and marketing efforts. It will also serve as an application lab for regional customers developing gallium nitride (GaN)-based power systems as well as global R&D efforts.
onsemi completed of the divestment of its Niigata, Japan facility to JS Foundry K.K. 12/5/2022
JS Foundry was founded through a partnership between Mercuria Investment Co. Ltd and Sangyo Sosei Advisory Corp. Inc. Mercuria, a subsidiary of Mercuria Holdings Co. Ltd, is one of the leaders in the Japanese alternative investment space, with its investments covering different industries including manufacturing and service industries.
Automotive semiconductor chips is expected to reach more than $80 billion in 2027 12/2/2022
Electrification and ADAS are the main drivers for this growth for which the most common devices are Si IGBT modules and SiC MOSFET modules which are used in the main inverters for e-motor traction.
It's not too early to start 6G research 12/2/2022
The Brooklyn 6G Summit (B6GS) is an academic conference sponsored by Nokia that is held every year at the New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering in Downtown Brooklyn.
Soldering in assembly might not be required 12/2/2022
When we look at some of the most common causes of failure in an electronic product, solder is at the core.
DoorDash laid off approximately 1,250 workers 12/2/2022
Impacted staffers—who account for about 6%(Opens in a new window) of the entire workforce—will receive 17 weeks of compensation (13 weeks plus a four-week lump sum severance pay), as well as their February 2023 stock vest. All health benefits continue through March, after which employees can opt in and pay for COBRA coverage for up to 18 months.
British smartphone company teamed up with MediaTek to offer satellite-to-mobile messaging 12/1/2022
When Bullitt Group launches the device in Q1 2023, it could be a game changer for anyone living in a rural area where sending text messages isn't possible due to a lack of cellular signal.
Samsung to use recycled sewage water 12/1/2022
The chipmaker said Wednesday that it signed an agreement with the government to reuse treated sewage water for industrial use.
NXP's new AFE family allows operators to configure a smart factory setting based on shifting market needs 12/1/2022
.New NXP analog front-end (N-AFE) family for high-precision data acquisition and condition monitoring systems for factory automation helps enable the software-defined factory, making it easier for operators to configure a smart factory and adjust settings based on shifting market needs.
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