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Spot market prices for wafer-use polysilicon rise by over 20%

Spot market prices for polysilicon have recently risen by over 20% to US$36-37 per kilogram from the level early this year, but silicon wafer makers will be little affected by the price hikes as they have inked long-term contracts with suppliers of t.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesJun 17th, 2021

Analysis: China"s biggest private companies are in chaos. It"s all part of Beijing"s plan

China's crackdown on private enterprise has wiped out more than $1.2 trillion in market value for many powerful Chinese companies and stoked fears about the future of innovation in the world's second largest economy......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News1 hr. 37 min. ago

Views from Taiwan (7): India to cash in on China"s setbacks?

As the second largest handset market next to China, India sees its suppliers mainly carrying Chinese brands. Is India facing a fundamental change in market structure? Smartphone brands often find themselves overwhelmed by fast market changes. And sur.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News2 hr. 9 min. ago

GlobalWafers posts record 2Q21 profit

Silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers has reported net profits increased 16.4% on year and about 47% sequentially to a record high of NT$3.95 billion (US$141.5 million) in the second quarter of 2021. EPS for the quarter came to NT$9.09......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News2 hr. 9 min. ago

Give Amazon your palm print and receive $10 in credit

When Amazon One launched in September 2020, only two Amazon Go stores in Seattle were using this technology. Since then, the tech giant has expanded its contactless technology to multiple Amazon Go, Go Grocery, Books, 4-star, Whole Foods Market and P.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News8 hr. 36 min. ago

Samsung loses top European phone vendor crown to Xiaomi

According to Strategy Analytics, Xiaomi shipped a record 12.7 million smartphone units in Europe during the second quarter, giving it a market share of 25.3%. Second-place Samsung, meanwhile, managed 12 million shipments for a 24% share......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News8 hr. 36 min. ago

Insignia F50 is the first Fire TV with a quantum dot display

Amazon and Best Buy's partnership to sell Fire TV Edition smart TVs might be headed up-market with the first model to offer a quantum dot-based display......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 37 min. ago

Who you bargain against can impact your home price

When putting a house on the market, who has the edge when it comes to selling for a profit?.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News13 hr. 8 min. ago

China PCB maker DSBJ to step into IC substrate market

China's PCB maker Dongshan Precision Manufacturing (DSBJ) has disclosed plans to invest CNY1.5 billion (US$232.1 million) in establishing a new wholly-owned subsidiary that will be dedicated to production and sale of IC substrates......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 37 min. ago

Global semiconductor sales rise in 2Q21

Worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled US$133.6 billion during the second quarter of 2021, up 8.3% sequentially and 29.2% from a year earlier, according to SIA......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 37 min. ago

Apple to sharply up components pull-ins for new iPhones in 2H21

Apple is expected to significantly increase its pull-ins of components shipments for new iPhones in the second half of the year, driven by its impressive growth in market share in China for high-end 5G models, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 37 min. ago

Global notebook shipments to rise in 3Q21

Procurement orders from the education segment reached the peak in the second quarter, while demand for gaming and enterprise notebooks also remained robust, but worldwide notebook shipments still performed weaker-than-expected in the second quarter o.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

In the US, Life Cycle Emissions For EVs Are Already 60-68% Lower Than Gasoline, Study Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Today in the US market, a medium-sized battery EV already has 60-68 percent lower lifetime carbon emissions than a comparable car with an internal combustion engine. And the gap is only going to.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

The Rise of Never-Ending Job Interviews

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Every jobseeker welcomes an invitation to a second interview, because it signals a company's interest. A third interview might feel even more positive, or even be the precursor to an offer. But what h.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Cloud infrastructure market kept growing in Q2, reaching $42B

It’s often said in baseball that a prospect has a high ceiling, reflecting the tremendous potential of a young player with plenty of room to get better. The same could be said for the cloud infrastructure market, which just keeps growing with l.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Salesforce steps into RPA buying Servicetrace and teaming it with Mulesoft

Over the last couple of years, Robotic Process Automation or RPA has been red hot with tons of investor activity and M&A from companies like SAP, IBM and ServiceNow. UIPath had a major IPO in April and has a market cap over $30 billion. I wondered wh.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Best cheap MacBook deals and sales for August 2021

If you’re in the market for a new MacBook, our deals roundup will help make your choice a little easier......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Astronomers spot light behind a black hole for the first time, reaffirming Einstein"s theory of general relativity

Led by Stanford University’s Dan Wilkins, the team focused on a black hole that is 10 million times as massive as our sun and located 1,800 million light years away in a galaxy called I Zwicky......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Element Ventures pulls in $130M to double-down on the fintech enterprise trend

With the rise of Open Banking, PSD2 Regulation, insurtech and the whole, general fintech boom, tech investors have realized there is an increasing place for dedicated funds which double down on this ongoing movement. When you look at the rise of bank.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Cloud infrastructure market kept growing in Q2 reaching $42B

It’s often said in baseball that a prospect has a high ceiling, reflecting the tremendous potential of a young player with plenty of room to get better. The same could be said for the cloud infrastructure market, which just keeps growing with l.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Lake Huron sinkhole surprise: The rise of oxygen on early Earth linked to changing planetary rotation rate

The rise of oxygen levels early in Earth's history paved the way for the spectacular diversity of animal life. But for decades, scientists have struggled to explain the factors that controlled this gradual and stepwise process, which unfolded over ne.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021