Global notebook shipment expected to reach 217M units in 2021
January 07, 2021Owing to the stay-at-home economy brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, not only did yearly notebook computer shipment surpass 200 million units for the first time ever, but the 22.5% YoY growth was also the highest on record, says TrendForce.
Kontron Industrial AI Platform for easy integration of Artificial Intelligence
November 24, 2020The Kontron Industrial AI Platform accelerates the use of AI algorithms for inference in industrial environments, such as quality control or predictive maintenance.
SkyWater finds partners to enable open source ASIC manufacturing
November 17, 2020US pure play semiconductor foundry, SkyWater Technology, along side semiconductor crowdsourcing platform Efabless, announces a Google partnership to enable open source manufacturing of custom ASICs.
Fingerprint finds its way into another PC
October 27, 2020Swedish biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards, says that the company has been awarded a design win by an unnamed, but described as a top tier, PC manufacturer, with a product launch planned for Q1 2021.
POET and Sanan IC to form a joint venture company
October 23, 2020POET Technologies and Xiamen Sanan Integrated Circuit (Sanan IC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sanan Optoelectronics, have signed a definitive joint venture contract.
SkyWater chosen for volume US manufacturing of temperature sensing chip
June 01, 2020Foundry partner, SkyWater Technology, has been chosen by investment firm, Asymmetric Return Capital (ARC) and Linear ASICs, a fabless analog and mixed-signal semiconductor company, to volume manufacture a microchip with temperature sensing capabilities used in a low-cost, smartphone-enabled wireless patch that assists in the remote detection of COVID-19.
U.S. Government extends Huawei ban into 2021
May 14, 2020President Donald Trump has said the ban prohibiting U.S. companies from doing business with companies deemed a national security risk will continue through at least May 2021.
Historical decline – smartphone production to drop by 16.5% YoY in 2Q20
May 01, 2020According to the latest investigations by TrendForce, the global spread of COVID-19 in 2020 has brought about the greatest magnitude of declines in the smartphone market in recent years.
Multi-billion Round 1 for Waymo
March 04, 2020Silicon Valley-based Waymo has completed its first external investment round, led by Silver Lake, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Mubadala Investment Company.
Chris Lattner joins SiFive engineering team
January 30, 2020SiFive Inc. has welcomed former Apple exec Chris Lattner to its Platform Engineering team as senior vice president.
DoJ: Google, Fitbit deal under review
December 11, 2019The U.S. Justice Department is looking into anti-trust issues concerning Google's bid to buy Fitbit Inc.
Nuvia closes series A, eyes data center servers
November 15, 2019Santa Clara semiconductor design startup Nuvia Inc., formed earlier this year by three former top Apple Inc. design executives, has closed its series A round with USD 53 million secured.
Key points to consider when it comes to manufacturing data and the cloud
November 04, 2019People have begun describing their cloud systems as "the fog." I get the feeling the joke is based on actual events. Are we" venting" gases into the atmosphere with our data during this digital era just like we did during the industrial age?
It's official - Google takes on Fitbit
November 04, 2019Google has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the fitness technology company in a USD 2.1 billion deal.
Alphabet Inc. circling the wearable devices market
October 30, 2019Google owner Alphabet Inc. has reportedly made an offer to acquire wearable technology and smartwatch company, Fitbit Inc.
Infineon-radar technology in Google Pixel 4 Smartphone
October 16, 2019Whether for artificial intelligence, augmented reality or the Internet of Things – 5 billion people worldwide 1 will be using smart devices to sense their environment next year.
Futurwei caught in wake of Huawei ban
October 09, 2019Futurewei, the U.S.-based R&D arm of blacklisted telecom giant Huawei, continues to shrink in the aftermath of the global telecom giant being added to the U.S. Entity list in May.
Google dialing in Vietnam for Pixel phone production
August 30, 2019Google has announced it will shift production of its Pixel smartphone from China to Vietnam to take advantage of a low-cost supply chain in Southeast Asia.
Huawei: U.S. efforts may lower smartphone revenue by billionsLoad more news
August 26, 2019Huawei said on Friday the impact of U.S. trade restrictions on its business will be less than what it initially feared, though the curbs could push its smartphone unit’s revenue lower by about USD 10 billion this year, according to a Reuters story.