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MediaTek to scale down 4G mobile chip shipments

MediaTek has notified its China-based smartphone clients that it will scale down shipments of 4G chips in 2021 due to tight capacities at foundry houses, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesMay 4th, 2021

TrueCar Q1 hampered by chip shortage, loss of USAA business

The vehicle listings provider narrowed its first-quarter net loss to $8.4 million from $10.4 million in the year-earlier period......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News8 hr. 47 min. ago

EXCLUSIVE: Google Snaps Up Network-on-Chip Startup Provino

New technology promises faster, more efficient processors for AI Google has quietly acquired Provino Technologies, a start-up developing network-on-chip (NoC) systems for machine learning, an IEEE Spectrum investigation has discovered. The lat.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated News9 hr. 47 min. ago

Semiconductor revenue could grow to $522 billion this year, despite chip shortages

With the chip shortage problem reaching its zenith, one might imagine the industry would suffer in 2021, but the opposite is true. Massive growth from consumer, computing, 5G, and automotive semiconductors, combined with unprecedented demand and the.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News11 hr. 46 min. ago

Discovery of huge Raman scattering at atomic point contact

Nanofabrication of electronic devices has reached a single nanometer scale (10-9 m). The rapid advancement of nanoscience and nanotechnology now requires atomic-scale optical spectroscopy in order to characterize atomistic structures that will affect.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 46 min. ago

FTC Report Blasts Manufacturers For Restricting Product Repairs

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published its long-awaited report on how manufacturers limit product repairs. From a report: The "Nixing the Fix" [PDF] report details a host of repair restrictions, especially those imposed by mobile phone and.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 47 min. ago

Virgin Media customers left waiting longest on phone

Virgin Media and Virgin Mobile had the longest average customer call waiting times, Ofcom has found......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News13 hr. 47 min. ago

Bitmain places orders for 5nm mining chips with TSMC

According to a report from DigiTimes (via Tom’s Hardware), Bitmain’s 5nm chip orders with TSMC will begin at the start of the third quarter before ramping up substantially in Q1 2022. The improved power-efficiency of the foundry’s N5 process wo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News14 hr. 46 min. ago

IBM creates the world’s first 2 nm chip

IBM's new 2 nm process offers transistor density similar to TSMC's next-gen 3 nm. This slide from IBM's preview announcement gives more detail on the new process design. [c.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News16 hr. 15 min. ago

Taiwan large-size panel shipments drop 3% in 1Q21, says Digitimes Research

Taiwan's large-size TFT LCD panel shipments (excluding Sharp's) for first-quarter 2021 slipped 3.4% sequentially but grew 51.5% on year to 72.25 million pieces, according to Digitimes Research......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News17 hr. 47 min. ago

RiTdisplay steps into batteries for use in UPS

PM (passive matrix) OLED panel maker RiTdisplay is developing high-power batteries mainly for use in UPS and expects shipments to begin in the third or fourth quarter of 2021, according to the company at a May 6 investor conference......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News17 hr. 47 min. ago

Worldwide semiconductor revenue to grow 13% in 2021 despite chip shortage

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to surge 12.5% to US$522 billion in 2021, driven by continued-robust growth in consumer, computing, 5G and automotive semiconductors, according to IDC......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 15 min. ago

SoftBank leads $15M round for China’s industrial robot maker Youibot

SoftBank has picked its bet in China’s flourishing industrial robotics space. Youibot, a four-year-old startup that makes autonomous mobile robots for a range of scenarios, said it has notched close to 100 million yuan ($15.47 million) in its l.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021

Qualcomm chips in hundreds of millions of Android phones have a critical security flaw

If the BLURtooth vulnerability didn't look particularly worrisome, now we have a new security problem that creates a potential backdoor into a third of all mobile phones in the world, including high-end Android phones made by Samsung, LG, Google, One.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Team uses laser-induced graphene process to create micron-scale patterns in photoresist

A Rice University laboratory has adapted its laser-induced graphene technique to make high-resolution, micron-scale patterns of the conductive material for consumer electronics and other applications......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Should You Design Apps to be Mobile-First? The Short Answer is Yes

Mobile-first development ensures your users can enjoy a good mobile experience and is easier on developers. Find out how to make mobile-first your priority......»»

Category: itSource:  BaselineRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Following Apple’s launch of privacy labels, Google to add a ‘safety’ section in Google Play

Months after Apple’s App Store introduced privacy labels for apps, Google announced its own mobile app marketplace, Google Play, will follow suit. The company today pre-announced its plans to introduce a new “safety” section in Goog.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

World’s first 2nm chip could quadruple battery life with a quarter of the energy

IBM unveiled the world's first 2nm chip, marking a breakthrough in the semiconductor industry. The new design will deliver more power with less energy......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

BigBrain aims to bring live mobile trivia back to glory

If you ask Nik Bonaddio why he wanted to build a new mobile trivia app, his answer is simple. “In my life, I’ve got very few true passions: I love trivia and I love sports,” Bonaddio told me. “I’ve already started a spor.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

IBM Creates First 2nm Chip

An anonymous reader shares a report: Every decade is the decade that tests the limits of Moore's Law, and this decade is no different. With the arrival of Extreme Ultra Violet (EUV) technology, the intricacies of multipatterning techniques developed.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

IBM Introduces the World’s First 2-nm Node Chip

New chip milestone offers greater efficiency and performance IBM has become the first in the world to introduce a 2-nanometer (nm) node chip. IBM claims this new chip will improve performance by 45 percent using the same amount of power, o.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021