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Power interruption at Samsung raise DRAM prices 1/10/2020
On the demand side, memory buyers have furthered their willingness to build up inventories, kicking off an earlier than expected uptick in the pricecycle.
Beds at Tokyo Olympic village are made out of recyclable cardnpard 1/10/2020
“They are stronger than wooden beds,” Kitajima added. He also took into account the possibility of a wild room celebration after, say, a gold-medal victory.
Vice Premier Liu He set to go Washington to sign Phase I trade agreement 1/10/2020
Liu will lead a delegation to Washington from Monday through Wednesday, said ministry spokesman Gao Feng. Under the “Phase 1” deal, Beijing agreed to buy more American farm goods
Huge rocket shipped by barge up the Mississippi River 1/10/2020
The recently completed “core stage” of NASA's Space Launch System, which dwarfed the hundreds of of NASA and Boeing employees, was to be taken to the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of New Orleans. Space Launch System rockets are expected to eventually take astronauts to the moon as part of NASA's Artemis program.
Samsung - Memory market show signs of improvement 1/9/2020
“There are signs that make us believe the market is recovering,” the vice chairman told The Korea Herald in Las Vegas at Consumer Electronics Show 2020. “However, it is difficult to predict how much the market would recover or which factors would play a role.”
Trump administration is proposing new rules to guide future AI 1/9/2020
The White House said that in deciding regulatory action, U.S. agencies “must consider fairness, non-discrimination, openness, transparency, safety, and security.” But federal agencies must also avoid setting up restrictions that “needlessly hamper AI innovation and growth,”
An electronic wristband to regulate your diet 1/9/2020
Have a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure? Maybe the wristband will tell you to stay away from salty snacks. You scan the barcode on a product, and the wristband turns red or green to indicate whether it may be good for you.
Layoff at Boeing MAX suppliers to start 1/9/2020
Companies will likely have to make decisions about cutting jobs “in the days and weeks ahead” because of expected lower production rates when the Boeing work returns.
NXP offers automobile network processor 1/8/2020
The S32G functions as a gateway processor for connected vehicles, as it offers enterprise-level networking capabilities. It also enables the latest data-intensive ADAS applications while providing vehicles with secure communication capabilities.
CES 2020 opens with emphasis on digital life and connections 1/8/2020
“Connected intelligence defines today’s device ecosystem from consumer favorites such as smartphones and TVs to an expanding universe of smart home solutions making intelligent living spaces a reality. Over the next 10 years, the dynamic of connected intelligence will grow apace with advancing 5G networks and innovative applications of artificial intelligence (AI) to propel the consumer tech industry forward."
Three recent crashes puts Tesla autopilot in doubt 1/8/2020
On Sunday, a Tesla Model S sedan left a freeway in Gardena, California, at a high speed, ran a red light and struck a Honda Civic, killing two people inside, police said. On the same day, a Tesla Model 3 hit a parked firetruck on an Indiana freeway, killing a passenger in the Tesla. And on Dec. 7, yet another Model 3 struck a police cruiser on a Connecticut highway,
U.S. trade deficit fell in November 1/8/2020
Through the first 11 months of 2019, the trade deficit is 0.7% smaller than in the same period in 2018. If that trend holds in December, the country will finish 2019 with a deficit slightly below last year’s $627.7 billion imbalance, which had been a 14.1% jump over 2017.
U.S. use its influence to keep EU's advanced semiconductor equipment from shipping to China 1/7/2020
The high-level push, which has not previously been reported, demonstrates the importance the White House places on preventing China from getting hold of a machine required to make the world’s fastest microprocessors. It also shows the challenges facing the U.S. government’s largely unilateral efforts to stem the flow of advanced technology to China.
Trump to sign first phase of U.S.-China trade agreement on January 15 1/7/2020
And the two sides have yet to release detailed documentation of the pact, making it difficult to evaluate. Trump said high-level Chinese government officials will attend the signing on Jan. 15 of “our very large and comprehensive Phase One Trade Deal with China.”
U.S. manufacturing activity fell to the lowest level in more than a decade 1/7/2020
Manufacturing index dropped to 47.2 in December, from 48.1 in November. Last month's level was the lowest since June 2009, when the U.S. economy was at the tail end of the Great Recession.
A blast at Beechcraft aircraft, KC hurts 12 1/7/2020
Daniel Wegner, deputy fire chief for Sedgwick County, said the explosion happened at around 8 a.m. at the facility, which is in the eastern part of the city. John Gallagher, the county's emergency medical services director, said 11 people were taken to hospitals and four were treated at the scene. No one was killed, but one person has potentially serious injuries, he said.
Vanguard to ramp up production capacity in 2020 1/6/2020
Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects its overall production capacity this year to grow over 15%, thanks to the completion of its acquisition of Globalfoundries' Fab 3E in Singapore.
Macronix chairman see new memory opportunities ahead 1/6/2020
Macronix got off to a good start after registering as a SEMI member and a dedicated ROM supplier in 1989, with Japan's semiconductor leader Nintendo becoming our first international client, allowing us to earn the "first pot of gold," though with a profit of only 5%.
Baidu builds automated valet parking (AVP) with Xilinx chips 1/6/2020
The company’s Apollo Computing Unit (ACU) is designed specifically for AVP, which allows drivers and passengers to be dropped off before the car drives itself away to look for a parking space.
DOD is out recruiting new semiconductor supply chain 1/6/2020
Along with digital twin manufacturing processes, the Air Force contract calls for BRIDG to develop security standards and manufacturing processes. Those benchmarks would be used to protect against malicious functions inserted into mission-critical chips as well as spotting fake chips and intellectual property theft while boosting reliability.
Porsche collaborates with TriEye to achieve better visibility for advanced driver assistance systems 1/3/2020
TriEye has developed an HD SWIR camera that is CMOS-based, enabling the scalable mass-production of SWIR sensors and reducing the cost by a factor of 1,000 compared to current InGaAs-based technology, according to the firm. As a result, the company can produce an affordable HD SWIR camera in a miniaturized format, supporting easy in-vehicle mounting behind the car’s windshield. TriEye said it has already succeeded in proving the technology works and can be mass-produced.
Imagination reconnects with Apple under CEO Ron Black 1/3/2020
Apple made a public statement in 2017, notifying that it was ditching Imagination, by designing the UK firm’s IP cores out of Apple’s products within two years. That, however, appears to be no longer the case.
Robocar needs standard to gain consumer confidence 1/3/2020
“The safest human driver in the world is the one who never drives,” said Jack Weast, Intel’s senior principal engineer and Mobileye’s vice president for autonomous vehicle standards. He delivered the quip in a tutorial video explaining what the company’s Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS) entails.
Huawei HiSilicon offers 4G chip to external customers 1/3/2020
During ELEXCON 2019, a Shenzhen electronics show held October 2019, Shanghai HiSilicon, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Huawei established in April 2019, launched 4G communication chips on the open market. This is the first instance of Huawei and HiSilicon revealing that HiSilicon is no longer Huawei’s captive chipmaker.
Americans filing claims for jobless benefits edged lower last week 1/2/2020
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 222,000 for the week ended Dec. 28, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
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