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Battery Resourcers raises $70M to grow closed-loop battery supply chain

Battery Resourcers, a startup that’s developing a closed-loop approach to lithium-ion battery materials, has closed $70 million in mid-round funding to scale its commercial operations across two continents. The company, which is based in Worcester,.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchSep 21st, 2021

Apple Watch Series 7 teardown reveals big screen changes, minor battery upgrade

Repair specialist iFixit performed its customary teardown of Apple Watch Series 7 this week, revealing unannounced component specifications and highlighting tentpole features like the wearable's larger screen.The all-in-one teardown includes both 41m.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News14 hr. 3 min. ago

Apple Car battery talks breaking down under weight of Apple"s demands

Apple's attempt to have two battery manufacturers build plants exclusive to the Apple Car have failed, with only a glimmer of hope remaining that they will start up again.Credit: AppleTwo of three potential Apple Car vendors are reportedly having dif.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News14 hr. 3 min. ago

Apple to beat Q4 2021 consensus, supply issues "overblown," analyst says

Apple is likely to outperform expectations when it reports earnings for its fourth quarter of 2021, but the actual call with investors is unlikely to be a catalyst, Morgan Stanley says.Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderIn a note to investors seen by.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News14 hr. 3 min. ago

Apple Watch Series 7 teardown reveals new display tech and a slightly bigger battery

The Apple Watch Series 7 teardown by iFixit revealed some changes under the hood, including new display tech and bigger battery......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 32 min. ago

Cardboard shortages deal another blow to strained supply chains

And just in time for the holiday shopping frenzy. Enlarge First it was toilet paper. Then it was processors and other silicon. Now it’s cardboard. (And there’s a whole lot of other stuff in between.) The latest kink in th.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News16 hr. 4 min. ago

Amazon makes it easier to bring different types of silicon to Alexa devices

Greater variety in SoCs may give products more control over things like battery life. Enlarge (credit: Getty) Alexa gets around. The voice assistant has been in all types of devices, not just Amazon's Echo products. You can ta.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News16 hr. 4 min. ago

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger predicts the chip shortage will last until 2023

Speaking ahead of Intel’s Q3 earnings, Gelsinger told CNBC: “We’re in the worst of it now , every quarter next year we’ll get incrementally better, but they’re not going to have supply-demand balance until 2023.”.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News21 hr. 3 min. ago

Semiconductor equipment billings grow slightly in September

September billings among North American manufacturers of semiconductor production equipment increased by a slight 1.7% sequentially to US$3.72 billion, according to SEMI......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

China automaker Geely considers developing ICs in-house

China's Geely Automobile Holdings is reportedly mulling in-house development and production of chipsets for its own vehicles as it has newly expanded its registered businesses to include IC chips manufacturing as well EV battery and electrical motor.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

How PCB makers can succeed in Southeast Asia, according to Apex CEO Chou Jui-Hsiang

It has been nearly three years since the US-China trade war pushed the electronics supply chain toward Southeast Asia. In addition to the movement of large assembly and installation manufacturers to Southeast Asia, whether or not other component manu.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

Supply-side factors may constrain 5G smartphone shipment growth in 2022

Supply-side factors, including particulary shortages of power management IC (PMIC) and other components as well as power cuts in China, are very likely to constrain the overall 5G smartphone shipment growth in 2022 after affecting global smartphone s.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

Shortage of PWM ICs prompts suppliers to transition to 12-inch wafer manufacturing

The supply of handset-use power management ICs remains severely tight, prompting the chip suppliers to transition to 12-inch wafer manufacturing, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

Paintmakers Are Running Out of the Color Blue

Dutch paint maker Akzo is running out of ingredients to make some shades of blue, the latest fallout from the global supply-chain disruptions that are spreading across manufacturers. From a report: "There is one basic color tint that is extremely dif.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Razer gets into PC components with RGB-ridden power supply, AIO cooler, and fans

Razer is mostly known for laptops and peripherals, but the company is taking its first step into the world of PC components with a few new product launches......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Flint water crisis worsened birth outcomes, especially for Black babies

Not long after Flint, Michigan, started using river water as the local drinking supply, incidences of childhood lead poisoning skyrocketed. For the next several months, residents across the city—many of them Black and below the poverty line—would.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

One of the first models to capture dynamics of confined cell movement

The process of normal cell division in the human body is quite simple: start dividing in response to a signal, such as a wound, and stop when enough cells have been produced and the skin is healed. But cancerous cells ignore the stop signs. They grow.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

App boosts Amazon tree project

A new app will help small-scale farmers grow trees and earn a living in deforested parts of the Amazon......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Building materials drive carbon emissions, and they"re set to grow

A new study from Leiden researchers shows that the carbon emissions of building materials are set to grow if we do not act rapidly. Even with known interventions implemented in concert, these emissions are much larger than the remaining 1.5 degree bu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

The history of petrochemicals and their impact on global geopolitics

All aspects of people's lives are now bound to a "seemingly unlimited supply of cheap and readily disposable" petrochemicals, a new essay argues......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

CATL faces challenges in bid to build battery plant in US

The largest China-based lithium battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has reportedly planned to set up a battery factory in the US, but the company will face challenges, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021