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COVID disrupts aluminum capacitor supply in SE Asia

On top of the global shortage of semiconductors, passive components are also seeing undersupply as COVID looms large in Southeast Asia, where suppliers are forced to manufacture at lower capacity......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesSep 23rd, 2021

Networking chips supply still far short of demand

The supply of Wi-Fi, Ethernet controller and other networking chips is still falling far short of demand and long delivery lead times can hardly improve in the short term, which will keep vendors busy seeking more mature-node foundry capacity from wa.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News2 hr. 17 min. ago

Leadframe supplier CWTC expects bright prospects for 4Q21 and beyond

Chang Wah Technology (CWTC) expects the overall leadframe demand for IC packaging to continue outpacing supply thanks to robust growth momentum for automotive ICs, networking chips and power management ICs, and is upbeat about its business prospects.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News2 hr. 17 min. ago

Taiwan companies urged to work together to gain advantage in EV supply chain

The annual output value of Taiwan's automotive electronics exceeded NT$250 billion (US$8.99 billion) in the past year, and there is an opportunity to double growth in the coming four to five years, reaching more than NT$600 billion, according to pres.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News2 hr. 17 min. ago

Kid COVID-19 vaccines get green light from FDA advisors

Despite the strong voting results, many advisors had concerns and caveats. Enlarge / A nurse gives a boy a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Florida on the day before classes begin for the 2021-22 school year......»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News10 hr. 18 min. ago

Facebook is having a tougher time managing vaccine misinformation than it is letting on, leaks suggest

In public, Facebook has touted the resources it has dedicated to tackling Covid-19 and vaccine misinformation, even scolding US President Joe Biden for his harsh criticism of the company's handling of the issue. In doing so, it claimed that "more tha.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News10 hr. 46 min. ago

DRAM prices could increase as earthquake disrupts Micron"s Taiwan operations

Memory prices could rise after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Taiwan on Sunday, affecting production at several semiconductor fabs, including a Micron Technology manufacturing plant. Thankfully, the earthquake didn’t result in any injuries or lo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News13 hr. 45 min. ago

Surprising Conflicts and Collaborations Built the Coronavirus Vaccines

A new book reveals how quiet scientists, big drug companies and the Trump administration raced to meet the COVID threat—and why kids are just now being considered for shots -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News13 hr. 45 min. ago

Addressing the impact of COVID on firearm-related abuse and its impact on public safety

Kellie Lynch, associate professor in the UTSA Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is addressing the critical link between the COVID-19 pandemic and firearm-related abuse and the need for safety planning......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 45 min. ago

Jeff Bezos" Blue Origin announces plans to build an operational space station this decade

The Orbital Reef project comes from a partnership between Blue Origin and Sierra Space. The former will supply the rockets needed to get the structure into space, while the latter will provide its Dream Chaser mini-shuttle spacecraft for crew and car.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News20 hr. 17 min. ago

Asia suffered hottest year on record in 2020: UN

Asia suffered its hottest year on record in 2020, the United Nations said Tuesday ahead of the COP26 summit, with extreme weather taking a heavy toll on the continent's development......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Pandemic"s effect on scientists may be long lasting, study finds

More than a year-and-a-half after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the scientific community is still feeling the effects of the vastly disruptive event—and may for many years to come......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

China Locks Down Thousands in North to Contain Growing Outbreak

China locked down a county that has seen the most Covid-19 cases in the nation's latest delta outbreak, as an initial flareup in the northwest quickly spirals into a nationwide surge. From a report: Ejin, a county in China's Inner Mongolia region, as.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Greenhouse Gas Levels Hit a New High In 2020, Even With Pandemic Lockdowns

Despite a world economy that slowed significantly because of COVID-19, the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record last year, putting the goal of slowing the rise of global temperatures "way off track," according to th.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

The Vaccine Mandate Arrives Soon. Are You Ready?

The U.S. federal government is about to roll out its COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Here's what your company should do to be prepared. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

GM, Ford Q3 earnings likely to reflect chip shortage"s impact

Investors will be listening carefully to what GM's Mary Barra and Ford's Jim Farley say about how long they can protect profits from the supply-chain storm......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

How to earn supply points in Back 4 Blood

You'll need a lot of supply points to unlock cards, but the smart way to earn them isn't very clear. Here's the best way to earn supply points in Back 4 Blood......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

Cardboard shortages put additional stress on the supply chain heading into the holidays

Don’t look now, but yet another staple of modern society is in short supply as we head into the holidays. NBC News reports that much like computer chips, packaging materials made out of paper, plastic and cardboard are in short supply, and prices h.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

Man charged with fraud after spending $57,000 of his Covid loan on a Pokémon card

According to federal prosecutors (via The Telegraph), Vinath Oudomsine, from Dublin, Georgia, applied for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) for his small business, which employed ten other people and had gross revenue of $235,000 over 12 months.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

S-acylation enhances COVID-19 infection

Like many viruses, SARS-CoV-2 relies on lipid modifications carried by host enzymes to organize their membrane structure and coordinate the function of virulence proteins. Scientists at EPFL have discovered the enzymes that transfer fatty acids to on.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

LCD monitors 20-30% short of demand, says Acer

Demand for LCD monitors supporting remote working and learning in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic remains strong, but the retail market sees a 20-30% shortage in supply, according to Victor Chien, president for Acer's Digital Display Business......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021