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Qualcomm unveils its networking chips, AI Hub bundle 2/29/2024
Qualcomm introduced its latest 5G and Wi-Fi networking chips, the Snapdragon X80 5G Modem-RF System and FastConnect 7900 target mobile devices. Qualcomm also unveiled the AI Hub, which optimizes 75 models to run on its processors for PCs, smart cars and handsets, including virtual reality handsets.
Samsung unveils 36GB 12-stack HBM3E DRAM chip 2/29/2024
Samsung Electronics has developed the highest capacity high-bandwidth memory product with an industry-first 12-stack HBM3E DRAM. The HBM3E 12H has a capacity of 36GB with bandwidth up to 1,280 gigabytes per second.
India Riding Wave of Confidence with Chip Design Ecosystem 2/29/2024
After years of experience as the design center for the major global chip companies, India’s startup ecosystem is riding a wave of confidence, as the country’s policymakers have fast-tracked policies to boost the ecosystem both around design and manufacturing.
Applied Materials Investing in VVDN Technologies 2/29/2024
The strategic growth funding from Applied Ventures can enable VVDN to expand the R&D of next-generation semiconductor technologies as well as electronic products and solutions.
Micron unveils tiny UFS 4.0 storage with 1TB capacity 2/28/2024
Micron Technology is offering PCIe speeds with its latest solid-state drive on a 9mm x 13 mm package. The UFS 4.0 mobile storage offers 1 terabyte of capacity and aims to speed up data-intensive work such as AI.
DigiKey Puts Spotlight on Future of Farming 2/28/2024
Season 3 of DigiKey's Farm Different video series provides a look into the future of farming to determine what innovations will power the next generation of global food production.
FTC to block grocer Kroger's $25 billion acquisition of Albertsons 2/28/2024
The Federal Trade Commission's bid to block grocer Kroger's $25 billion acquisition of Albertsons could benefit Walmart, a rival whose close relationships with suppliers already gives it a price advantage over other chains.
Apple has canceled work on its electric car 2/28/2024
Apple has canceled work on its electric car, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters, a decade after the iPhone maker kicked off the project.
Samsung to join AI-RAN Alliance for 6G research 2/27/2024
Samsung Electronics is joining the AI-RAN Alliance, a global effort to develop AI-powered 6G technology. Nvidia, Arm and Microsoft are founding members of the group.
SK Siltron scores $544M in federal money to expand chip production 2/27/2024
The chipmaker plans to expand silicon carbide wafer manufacturing capacity at its Bay City, Michigan site.
Japan's core consumer inflation slowed for a third straight month 2/27/2024
Japan's core consumer inflation slowed for a third straight month in January but beat forecasts and held at the central bank's 2% target, keeping alive expectations it will end negative interest rates by April.
Russia ordered a six-month ban on gasoline exports from March 1 2/27/2024
Russia ordered a six-month ban on gasoline exports from March 1 to keep prices stable amid rising demand from consumers and farmers and to allow for maintenance of refineries in the world's second largest oil exporter.
iPhone Hits Record 50% Revenue Share on US, India and Emerging Markets 2/26/2024
Apple Inc. led the market with a 50% share of global smartphone revenues, its highest-ever for a full year. This contributed to the ongoing premiumization trend with one in every four smartphones shipped in 2023 wholesaling for more than $600.
Analog Devices Expands Partnership with TSMC 2/26/2024
Analog Devices has made a special arrangement with TSMC to supply long-term wafer capacity through its majority-owned subsidiary JASM.
TSMC Inaugurates JASM in Japan 2/26/2024
TSMC held last Saturday the opening ceremony for its majority-owned subsidiary JASM in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.
Meta will set up a team to tackle disinformation and the abuse of generative artificial intelligence 2/26/2024
Facebook owner Meta will set up a team to tackle disinformation and the abuse of generative artificial intelligence in the run-up to European Parliament elections in June amid concerns about election interference and misleading AI-generated content.
Intel goes on 100% American Made 2/23/2024
Intel plans to produce Arm chips on American soil and perform most of its sophisticated packaging in Oregon, New Mexico and Arizona.
UAW, Ford reach local deal, staving off strike at Kentucky Truck Plant 2/23/2024
The union’s local chapter was prepared to strike on Friday if the tentative agreement was not reached.
AT&T massive outage was not caused by a cyberattack 2/23/2024
"Based on our initial review, we believe that today's outage was caused by the application and execution of an incorrect process used as we were expanding our network," the wireless carrier said in a statement on its website.
Nvidia's Market Ca increased $277 billion in one day 2/23/2024
The company's stock soared 16.4% to close at $785.38, a record-high close, lifting its market capitalization to $1.96 trillion after its January-quarter report late on Wednesday showed demand for its specialized chips used in AI computing continued to outpace analysts' already-high expectations.
SK Hynix signs Purchase Agreement with SK Ecoplant for renewable energy 2/22/2024
SK Hynix has formed a power purchase agreement with SK Ecoplant to advance its RE100 initiative goals for renewable energy. SK Ecoplant will supply SK Hynix electricity from a 100-megawatt renewable energy facility.
Gen Z workers say learning more AI tools will improve their value to employers 2/22/2024
Nearly half of all workers feel they could lose out on job opportunities to those with better generative artificial intelligence skills.
Nvidia to beat quarteerly estimates 2/22/2024
The already-hefty demand for the company's data center chips and graphics processing units (GPUs) continues to grow as firms scramble to expand their AI offerings. Nvidia's silicon dominates the global market for AI chips, where it counts the likes of Microsoft (MSFT.O) among its customers.
More and more Taiwanese chip companies are expanding into Japan 2/22/2024
The influx comes amid shifting alliances and priorities in the global chip industry as the United States pushes to limit China's progress in cutting-edge semiconductors and strengthen partnerships between its allies.
SoftBank investing $100B in Arm-designed AI chips 2/21/2024
SoftBank plans to put $30 billion into making AI chips designed by Arm and raise an additional $70 billion for a project called Izanagi. The project is expected to compete with Nvidia, which has invested $147 million in Arm shares, and other GPU vendors.
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