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OSATs face increasingly tight supply of packaging materials

OSATs have been notified by their Japan-based packaging materials suppliers including Showa Denko about a potential supply shortfall of as much as 50% between May and June, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesMay 4th, 2021

Using probiotic bacteria to protect against coral bleaching

Images of bare, naked white coral reefs have been increasingly circulating around the world. The typically colorful reefs of tropical oceans, which are home to many species of the marine ecosystem, are suffering from rising water temperatures due to.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 1 min. ago

BMW could face $1.2 billion hit from costlier raw materials, CFO says

First-quarter results received a boost from the sale of previously leased vehicles, in particular in the U.S. market, the automaker said......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News14 hr. 2 min. ago

Lear reports steep Q1 growth in seating, e-systems

Lear said its first-quarter net income more than doubled to $204 million even amid supply chain volatility......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News14 hr. 2 min. ago

Transforming atmospheric carbon into industrially useful materials

Plants are unparalleled in their ability to capture CO2 from the air, but this benefit is temporary, as leftover crops release carbon back into the atmosphere, mostly through decomposition. Researchers have proposed a more permanent, and even useful,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 1 min. ago

BT substrate supply increasingly tight on strong cryptomining demand

The supply of BT substrates has been increasingly tight, as more vendors of chips, particularly cryptomining ASICs, have turned to adopt BT substrates amid worsening shortages of ABF substrates, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News18 hr. 2 min. ago

Marie Bee Bloom"s biodegradable face masks blossom into wildflowers

From daisies to baby's breath, Dutch brand Marie Bee Bloom has embedded flower seeds into single-use rice paper masks in a bid to cut down on plastic pollution and give back to nature. Read more From daisies to baby's breath, Dutch brand Ma.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated News19 hr. 29 min. ago

Sony is working on a PS5 redesign set to start production in 2022

The PlayStation 5 has been an outstanding success for Sony. Despite facing supply issues, the PS5 has sold over 7.8M consoles since launch, outselling the PS4 during the same period. With the demand for PS5 consoles hitting record highs, Sony is bein.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Unusual semimetal shows evidence of unique surface conduction states

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology experimentally verify the existence of exotic surface conduction states in topological semimetals (TSMs), materials that lie at the boundary between conductors and insulators, by performing voltage scans of.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

2D materials offer unique stretching properties

Like most materials, an elastic band gets thinner when it is stretched. But some materials behave in the opposite way—they grow thicker when stretched and thinner when compressed. These counterintuitive substances, known as auxetic materials, tend.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

New boost in quantum technologies

In an international collaboration, researchers at the University of Stuttgart were able to detect quantum bits in two-dimensional materials for the first time. Nature Materials publishes this research in its May 6, 2021 issue......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Just a few atoms thick: New functional materials developed

They are 50,000 times thinner than a human hair and just a few atoms thick: two-dimensional materials are the thinnest substances it is possible to make today. They have completely new properties and are regarded as the next major step in modern semi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Earl lounge chair by Jess

Dezeen Showroom: Dutch design studio Jess has created Earl, a leather lounge chair characterised by its natural materials and clean lines. Read more Dezeen Showroom: Dutch design studio Jess has created Earl, a leather lounge chair character.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Some high-end features go missing as tight chip supplies drag on

With the microchip shortage now into its fifth month and getting worse, automakers are trying to keep production moving by cutting some luxury features......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Nintendo warns global chip shortage to hit Switch production

Nintendo follows rival Sony in saying supply crunch threatens console sales. Enlarge (credit: Samuel Axon) Japan’s Nintendo has said that production of its popular Switch gaming console could be hit by global chip shortages, following a simi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

A deep reservoir of primordial helium in the Earth

Noble gases, including helium, neon, and argon, are characterized by high chemical inertness which causes low reactivity with other materials and high volatility. Among them, 3He, 20Ne, and 36Ar are particular isotopes which were components of the pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Smart magnetic soft materials to develop artificial muscles and therapeutic robots

Developing a new generation of artificial muscles and soft nanorobots for drug delivery are some of the long-term goals of 4D-BIOMAP, an ERC research project being undertaken by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M).This project develops cross-.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Why people with disabilities are at greater risk of going hungry—especially during a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed uncomfortable and distressing truths about American society: namely, the struggle many Americans face just getting by......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Diginex launches ESG reporting platform aimed at small businesses

As ESG reporting goes up the agenda for large companies, it’s also increasingly doing so for smaller companies as well. But right now, tracking things like your company’s CO2 emissions is mainly the preserve of large corporations. Now a startup h.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Dogecoin is now the fourth largest cryptocurrency by market cap

The virtual currency, which utilizes the face of a Shiba Inu hunting dog from the “Doge” meme as its logo, is trading at $0.67 as of writing. That doesn’t seem like a big deal at face value, but what’s important to note here is the sheer numb.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Signal wanted to run Instagram ads to show how user data is collected and sold, promptly gets banned by Facebook

User privacy and social media have always had a complex relationship, spawning endless debates on regulation, tracking online user behaviour and data collection. It's why some companies have increasingly started to push privacy as a core feature of t.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021