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Friday, October 20, 2017

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics still have a way to go to catch up with leading the development of self-driving cars, according to an analyst.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) expects demand for its 10nm products to soar this year while its largest customer, Apple, ramps up production of the iPhone X.

Samsung Electronics is said to heavily invest many semiconductor manufacturing equipment from Dutch ASML, as the company is trying to gain a competitive edge in the advanced technology of micro-processing lower than the 7-nanometer (nm).

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Intel Capital, Intel Corporation's global investment organization, today announced new investments totaling more than $60 million in 15 technology startups.

Intel today announced the launch of the Intel Health Application Platform (Intel HAP), an application software platform that can be used by remote care solution providers to enable a variety of remote health care usage models.

CapitalG - Alphabet's growth investment fund - is leading a $1 billion financing round in Lyft.

Samsung Electronics today introduced its integrated Secure Element (SE) solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications that offers a turn-key service for both hardware and software needs.

LG Electronics said Thursday that it will work with Qualcomm to cooperate on 5G, Cellular vehicle-to-everything technologies for autonomous vehicles.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

At the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) 2017, held at Moscone West, Samsung announced that it will unite its IoT services under SmartThings, announced Bixby 2.0 with an SDK, secure IoT products including the ARTIK Secure IoT Modules, and the 360 Round, a camera for developing and streaming 3D content.

Apple and GE today announced a partnership to deliver industrial apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE's industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to iPhone and iPad.

Intel and Globalfoundries will present papers on their 10nm and 7nm process nodes, respectively at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in December.

Intel and Mobileye have developed a system it says ensures that self-driving vehicles can't cause accidents where they are at fault, an effort to reassure a skeptical public and bring driverless cars on the road faster.

JOLED, which is in charge of OLED panel development and manufacturing in Japan Display Inc., is making investments into the development of OLEDs with Chinese companies such as BOE and CSOT to participate in the scheme, according to a report.

Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it has completed the development of the 8-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology, 8LPP (Low Power Plus), moving closer to its commercialization.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Intel CEO Brian M. Krzanich today spoke at the WSJDLive global technology conference about cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, and announced Intel's silicon for neural network processing, the Intel Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP).

NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced the NXP S32 platformm a new control and compute concept for connected, electric and autonomous cars.

Google said on Tuesday that it would roll out an advanced protection program in order to provide stronger security for users who are at a high risk of being targeted by hackers.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Microsoft says it has already patched the fixed a Wi-Fi exploit problem that affecting all modern Wi-Fi networks using WPA or WPA 2 encryption.

Adobe Systems warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems with the latest release to prevent such attacks.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Facebook has announced a new feature that will let users buy meals on its website through third-party delivery services like DoorDash or directly from a group of restaurants such as Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. and Five Guys.

Samsung Electronics vice chairman Kwon Oh-hyun, who has been leading the company amid the absence of Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee, will step down from the management, the company said on Friday.

Your PC may be used to find cryptocurrency when you visit websites, with or without your consent. A report found that suggests hundreds of websites have taken The Pirate Bay's lead and are now using visitor PCs to mine cryptocurrency without the consent of users.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES today unveiled AutoPro, the company's new automotive platform to offer carmakers a full range of technologies and manufacturing services.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Facebook wants to connect virtual and non-virtual worlds and is linking VR to the Facebook platform in new ways.

Facebook announced Oculus Go, a $199 VR standalone headset that doesn't require a PC or a phone to get you into VR, at the company's Oculus Connect developer conference.

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) plans to impose a fine of NT$23.4 billion (US$773.9 million) on Qualcomm for violating the Taiwan Fair Trade Act.

Israeli intelligence officials spying on Russian government hackers found they were using Kaspersky Lab antivirus software, according to media reports.

Toshiba's board of directors has approved a further investment by Toshiba Memory Corporation (TMC), a wholly-owned subsidiary that manufactures Flash memory, in manufacturing equipment for the Fab 6 clean room under construction at Yokkaichi Operations.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Dell is creating a division that will focus on developing products, research and partnerships for a field that connects everything from driverless cars to light bulbs to the internet.

Apple is said to have signed a content deal with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and NBCUniversal television production business, the Wall Street Journal reported.

AMD, ARM, Huawei, IBM and Intel have announced their support for the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) format, which was co-developed by Microsoft and Facebook in order to reduce friction for developing and deploying AI.

Intel has delivered a 17-qubit superconducting test chip for quantum computing to QuTech, Intel's quantum research partner in the Netherlands.

Popular online pornography site PornHub was serving ads with baked-in malware that infected users' computers by pretending to be important browser updates.

Western Digital has posted a posted online a set of questions and answers to provide its aspects on key topics associated with the SanDisk joint ventures with Toshiba.

Microsoft Ventures, in collaboration with Madrona Venture Group, Notion Capital and Vertex Ventures Israel, on Tuesday announced a global competition, Innovate.AI, aimed at uncovering emerging startups working to progress the future of artificial intelligence.

NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang took the stage Tuesday the GPU Technology Conference in Munich to introduce a new AI computer for fully autonomous vehicles and a new VR application for those who design them.

Nokia plans to reduce up to 310 jobs from its Nokia Technologies unit and halt development of its "OZO"virtual reality camera and hardware.

Japan on Tuesday launched a fourth satellite for a new high-precision global positioning system (GPS) it hopes will encourage new businesses and help spur economic growth.

Panasonic has developed automotive intrusion detection and prevention systems as a cyber security countermeasure for autonomous and connected cars.

LG Electronics said Tuesday its operating profit is estimated to have shot up 82.2 percent on-year in the third quarter, helped by its home appliances and TV businesses.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies has successfully launched its 14th Falcon 9 rocket of the year, bringing the company a step closer to the 20 to 24 total missions it has targeted for 2017.

Google has reportedly discovered that Russians had used YouTube, Gmail, Google search and other products in order to interfere with the 2016 election in the U.S.

Microsoft is entering into a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to purchase 100 percent of the wind energy from its new, 37-megawatt Tullahennel wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland.

Samsung Electronics will soon announce an Internet of Things (IoT) system that takes advantage of artificial intelligence to better manage buildings.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Seattle-area startup Zunum Aero announced plans on Thursday to bring a small hybrid-electric commuter aircraft to market by 2022.

Hackers working for the Russian government reportedly found sensitive information on the home computer of an NSA contractor who was using Kaspersky antivirus software, according to a report.

Netflix today announced the first rises in monthly fees in two years on Thursday, hiking costs for some of its subscription plans for the U.S. market.

Amazon.com is reportedly experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery.

Micron brings the GDDR memory to applications beyond graphics, saying that that GDDR6N, a high-performance GDDR technology for networking solutions, brings significant advantages in terms of bandwidth, power and scalability.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The European Commission (EC) has concluded that Luxembourg granted undue tax benefits to Amazon of around €250 million, an illegal action under EU State aid rules because it allowed Amazon to pay substantially less tax than other businesses.

Utilizing image recognition and processing technologies, Panasonic has developed a "Makeup Design Tool," which lets users easily design makeup by using a touch pen and applying makeup to a facial photograph.

Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Toshiba has developed its next-generation SCiB fast charging lithium-ion battery which uses a new material to double the capacity of the battery anode, offering high-energy density and the ultra-rapid recharging required for automotive applications.

Intel today launched the Intel Secure Device Onboard (Intel SDO) service, designed to accelerate trusted onboarding of IoT devices- from minutes to seconds - with an automated process.

About 10 million people in the United States saw politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company said were purchased in Russia in the months before and after last year's U.S. presidential election.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Microsoft announced that its Music Pass support in Groove and music purchase in the Windows Store will be discontinued, and that the Groove Music app will continue to support playback and music management of owned content.

Facebook plans to hire 1,000 more people to review ads and ensure they meet its terms, as an effort to deter Russia and other countries from using the social media network to interfere in others' elections, it said on Monday.

Google is scrapping a search result rule for subscription news sites and giving them new tools to attract more paying customers.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) said its founder and chairman, Morris Chang, will retire next June, after having built the company into the world's biggest foundry chipmaker with a market value of about $185 billion.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) today announced that the company's planned advanced 3nm fab will be located in the Tainan Science Park in southern Taiwan.

U.S.-based semiconductor technology company Tessera Technologies Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics claiming patent infringement.

Apple has received more than four times as many national-security related requests from the U.S. government in the first half of this year versus a year ago.

Apple has been boosting its silicon capabilities through a string of acquisitions over the past tears, reducing reliance on major suppliers such as Intel and Qualcomm.

Elon Musk, the founder of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), is planning to create rocketship capable of traveling anywhere on Earth in under an hour, while he also remains confident about a human colony on Mars in the next decade.

Twitter has suspended about 200 Russian-linked accounts that showed suspicious activity on its network during the 2016 U.S. election, but an Democratic senator slammed its steps as insufficient.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The European Commission presented today guidelines and principles for online platforms to increase the proactive prevention, detection and removal of illegal content inciting hatred, violence and terrorism online.

Toyota Motor, Mazda Motor and Denso on Thursday announced they are jointly setting up EV C.A. Spirit, a company that will develop electric vehicles.

Microsoft's Bing search engine will focus on expanding in the PC search market after losing its deal with Apple's voice assistant Siri.

Toshiba has signed a deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP for 2 trillion yen ($18 billion). The consortium inlcudes Bain Capital, Hoya Corporation, SK hynix, Inc., Apple, Kingston Technology, Seagate Technology plc, and Dell Technologies Capital.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Google is rolling out changes to how it shows shopping search results across Europe from Wednesday in a bid to avoid fines from a seven-year antitrust probe.

As the AI revolution gains momentum, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang took the stage on Tuesday in Beijing to show the latest technology for accelerating its mass adoption.

Kingmax has developed the Alcohol Check, a smart breathalyzer which enables you to enjoy your drinks with friends and will then check whether is safe for you to drive home.

SK Hynix said its board had approved its participation in a consortium led by Bain Capital that plans to purchase Toshiba's memory chip unit for 2 trillion yen ($17.7 billion).

Samsung SDI showcased an ungraded cylindrical battery pack built with new technology standard, dubbed '21700', at the InterBattery 2017 tradeshow opened in COEX Seoul on Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Twitter said on Tuesday that it would begin a test with a random sample of users allowing them to send tweets that are as long as 280 characters, double the existing cap.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which oversees new drugs, medical devices and much of the U.S. food supply, said Tuesday that it had selected nine major tech companies including Apple and Fitbit for a pilot program that may let them avoid some regulations that have tied up developers working on health software and products.

IBM today announced the Integrated Analytics System, a new unified data system designed to give users fast access to data science capabilities and the ability to work with their data across private, public or hybrid cloud environments.

Mozilla's engineers have reached a milestone in the development of the next, completely updated Firefox browser, dubbed Firefox Quantum.

Western Digital said on Tuesday it will seek an injunction to block the sale of Toshiba's semiconductor business to a rival group, and says that a final ruling related to the filed requests for arbitrations may not come until 2019.

Samsung Electronics is introducing the first embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution for use in automotive applications. Consisting of 128-gigabyte (GB) and 64GB versions, the new eUFS solution has been designed for driver-assistance systems (ADAS), dashboards and infotainment systems.

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has made available the USB 3.2 specification, an incremental update that defines multi-lane operation for new USB 3.2 hosts and devices.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Deloitte LLP has revealed that it has been targeted by a cyberattack that let hackers access data from an internal email platform.

As part of an effort within Intel Labs, Intel has developed a self-learning neuromorphic chip - the Loihi test chip - that mimics how the brain functions by learning to operate based on various modes of feedback from the environment.

Microsoft Ignite kicked off today in Orlando, Fla. and the news come from Microsoft's commercial businesses - Office 365, Windows 10, Enterprise Security + Mobility and much more.

Samsung Electronics has expanded its FD-SOI process technology portofolio by offering derivatives that include RF and eMRAM.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Intel has stopped the development on its Project Alloy standalone VR headset, as it lacked performance and could not compete with PC-powered VR headsets in terms of price.

UK-based chip maker Imagination Technologies, has agreed to sell itself to Canyon Bridge, a Silicon Valley-based private equity firm backed by the Chinese fund Yitai Capital.

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Transport for London (TfL) has today informed Uber London Limited that it will not be issued with a private hire operator license after expiry of its current license on 30 September.

Globalfoundries has reportedly asked European regulators to investigate rival chip foundry TSMC, accusing the competitor of unfair competition. TSMC denies allegations.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Facebook will share with U.S. congressional investigators some 3,000 political ads that it says Russia-based operatives ran on Facebook in the months before and after last year's U.S. presidential election.

Tesla has been reportedly testing samples of a machine-learning chip that it developed in collaboration with AMD.

Daimler AG will spend $1 billion to start production of Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles at its Alabama factory, setting the car maker up to battle with Tesla.

GlobalFoundries announced its new 12LP (leading performance) FinFET semiconductor manufacturing process designed to increase transistor density and improve frequency potential compared to GlobalFoundries' current-gen 14LPP tech.

The European Commission (EC) may seek to implement tax reform to raise more revenue from online giants without the backing of the United States and other nations.

In the first half of 2017, growth in revenues from music subscription streaming services in the U.S. continued to offset declines in traditional unit based sales, according to a report released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Toshiba's Board of Directors has decided on the sale of all shares of Toshiba Memory Corporation (TMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba, to K.K. Pangea, a special purpose acquisition company formed by a Bain Capital Private Equity and an affifialted consortium, even as jilted suitor and joint venture partner Western Digital took fresh legal action.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

BlackBerry Ltd. is joining forces with Delphi Automotive Plc to provide the operating system for the low-cost self-driving car technology the auto-parts supplier will begin offering in 2019.

Amazon.com is working on a pair of 'smart glasses', the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

Toshiba has decided to sell its chip unit to a Japan-U.S.-South Korean consortium for around 2.4 trillion yen ($21 billion) following months of talks involving other bidders.

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