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FTC sues Nvidia to preserve Arm’s status as “Switzerland” of semiconductors

Regulator's lawsuit threatens to scuttle the largest chip merger in history. Enlarge (credit: Arm) The Federal Trade Commission has sued to block Nvidia’s acquisition of Arm, the semiconductor design firm, saying that the bl.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaDec 3rd, 2021

This 22-Year-Old Builds Semiconductors in His Parents Garage

Wired reports on 22-year-old Sam Zeloof, who builds semiconductors in his family's New Jersey garage, "about 30 miles from where the first transistor was made at Bell Labs in 1947." With a collection of salvaged and homemade equipment, Zeloof produc.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 5 min. ago

Leaked benchmarks show Intel Arc Alchemist GPU performing like a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti

This week, a benchmark for an Intel graphics card appeared on Sisoftware, and it seems to compare favorably against Nvidia’s RTX 3070 Ti. The site scores the card in terms of stats like clock speed, GP compute (at multiple levels of precision), and.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News10 hr. 32 min. ago

Numbers show upcoming RTX 3050 isn"t worth it for mining

According to VideoCardz's Chinese sources, the RTX 3050 comes with Nvidia's Lite Hash Rate algorithm, which drops its hash rate from 20 megahashes per second to 12.5 MH/s, consuming only 75 watts. Twitter user @wxnod posted similar results in a separ.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News10 hr. 32 min. ago

Nvidia raises the price of Founders Edition GPUs in Europe, officially

One likely explanation is the value of the Euro versus the American dollar has fallen nearly seven percent in the past year. Nvidia, an American company, could be adjusting its European prices by a corresponding amount so that they’re back in line.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News10 hr. 32 min. ago

The DeanBeat: Interpreting Microsoft’s $68.7B Activision Blizzard deal as a metaverse play

Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard will shake up the game industry and spur even more changes to the status quo. Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard will shake up the game industry and spur even.....»»

Category: topSource:  venturebeatRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Exclusive: Intel Reveals Plans for Massive New Ohio Factory, Fighting the Chip Shortage Stateside

As part of an effort to regain its position as a leading maker of semiconductors amidst a global chip shortage, Intel is committing $20 billion to build a manufacturing mega-site in New Albany, on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio, the company exclusiv.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

SHIELD TV’s Android 11 Upgrade Brings Wave of Issues (Updated)

I’d like to preface this post by saying that NVIDIA is the first OEM to ship out the Android 11 upgrade to an Android TV-powered device. Even Google’s own hardware, like the Chromecast with Google TV, is still running Android 10. Now with.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  droidlifeRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Intel Reveals Plans for Massive New Ohio Factory, Fighting the Chip Shortage Stateside

As part of an effort to regain its position as a leading maker of semiconductors amidst a global chip shortage, Intel is committing $20 billion to build a manufacturing mega-site in New Albany, on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio, the company told TIM.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Intel Arc Alchemist benchmarks rival one of Nvidia’s best

The upcoming Intel Arc Alchemist graphics card was just spotted in a leaked benchmark. The card managed to slightly outperform Nvidia's RTX 3070 Ti......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Apple implements verification system for education discounts in the US

UNiDAYS is a service that verifies education status and aggregates discounts that members can take advantage of. According to the company’s website, one in every three students in the US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Italy and Spain are UNiDAYS.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Nvidia RTX 3080 10GB vs. RTX 3080 12GB: Does more RAM matter?

Nvidia recently launched a minor update to its popular RTX 3080. How big of an improvement is it? Not enough to justify the much higher price......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Towards compact quantum computers thanks to topology

Researchers at PSI have compared the electron distribution below the oxide layer of two semiconductors. The investigation is part of an effort to develop particularly stable quantum bits—and thus, in turn, particularly efficient quantum computers......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Singapore electronics manufacturing industry faces challenges

Singapore could face challenges in sustaining its economic revival spurred by strong global demand for electronic products and semiconductors in 2021, according to industry analysts......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Nvidia RTX 3080 12GB review: The bad version of a great GPU

What does an extra 2GB of video memory do in gaming? The 12GB RTX 3080 proves that it doesn't do very much......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Will US government scrutinize companies building the country"s lithium-ion battery supply chain?

Thanks to the rising demand for electric vehicles (EV) and energy storage solutions, lithium-ion batteries are set to be the next strategic resource after semiconductors. Because South Korea is the dominant lithium-ion battery maker and China exerts.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Ericsson sues Apple for infringement of 12 5G patents

Apple is being sued by Ericsson for continuing to use the Swedish company's 5G patents in the iPhone after its license agreement expired.Two lawsuits have been filed by Ericsson, and together cover a total of 12 separate patents. The suits come after.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

Apple now requires Unidays verification for education purchases

The Apple Education Store online has been revamped to require verification through the Unidays student or staff education status.Apple has quietly revised how its Apple Education store works, with students, teachers, and other education workers now r.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

Nvidia’s RTX 4090 Ti could require a huge amount of power

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 40 series reportedly doubles the performance of its predecessor, which is why the RTX 4090 Ti may require a 1,200-watt power supply unit......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

Ericsson Sues Apple Again Over 5G Patent Licensing

Sweden's Ericsson has filed another set of patent infringement lawsuits against Apple in the latest salvo between the two companies over royalty payment for use of 5G wireless patents in iPhones. From a report: Both companies have already sued each o.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

China shifting GM policy to grow more corn, soybean

China's status as the world's largest importer of soybean and corn for animal feed is expected to change once it approves new regulations to allow the planting of genetically modified (GM) seeds which will boost domestic production of these crops. Th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022