It sounds like something out of a Dystopian novel or movie – Swedish company Epicenter has injected some of its staff with microchips. Before civil rights’ activists get up in arms, people need to know that the microchipping has been voluntary, says Epicenter CEO Patrick Mesterton. Epicenter offered staff to be embedded with a microchip … Continue reading Swedish workers volunteer to get micro chipped
Canon prioritising its own growth could be a stumbling block for the tech giant investing in up to 20 percent of the Toshiba’s memory chip business, according to Reuters. Toshiba needs the funds to cover a multi-billion write down, which has been peripherally affected by the accounting scandal of 2015. If the company fails to … Continue reading Toshiba still looking for investment in its memory chip business
With a massive recall of its Samsung Galaxy Note 7 last year you would think that the Korean tech giant couldn’t wait to see the back of 2016. Luckily for Samsung, and its shareholders, it doesn’t have to rely on its consumer electronics division to turn a profit. While the company took a hit of … Continue reading Samsung’s components cover Galaxy 7 disaster
Australian company Quest Payment Systems has collaborated with Chinese-based Alipay to launch Alipay in Australian stores. Alipay allows Chinese nationals, tourists and students to pay for purchases in-store using their mobile phones, and in their own currency. Quest has designed the software to fully integrate with existing Point of Sale (POS) systems, providing a seamless experience … Continue reading Mobile payment system aimed at Chinese nationals
Swedish-based M2M/IoT market research firm Berg Insight claims that autonomous cars will debut in 2020 and by 2030 more than 24 million will be sold. The active installed base of autonomous cars is forecasted to have reached about 71 million at the end of 2030. These figures include SAE Level 3 and 4 cars. It … Continue reading Berg claims autonomous car sales to reach 24 million by 2030
WESTERN Australian company Wangle Technologies has agreed with Israel-based Power Skills to design, build and deploy a microchip integrating its data-optimisation technology.
MOORE’s Law is about to come to an end, claims a recent article from the journal Nature.
MICROCHIP Technology has signed an agreement to buy Atmel for US$3.56 billion, as consolidation continues in the semiconductor industry.
SAMSUNG will become the sole manufacturer of Qualcomm’s new flagship mobile chip, the Snapdragon 820, in a deal worth over US$1 billion.
AMAZON is now using and selling its own ARM-based processor chips, thanks to its January 2015 acquisition of Annapurna Labs.
THE next generation of drones will be capable of autonomous path planning from one point to another, claims Qualcomm.
SAMSUNG has suspended the expansion of its 14nm logic chip manufacturing plants, due to the success of TSMC’s 16nm operations, reports Taiwan’s Economic Daily News.
THE FABLESS IC industry will continue to struggle in 2016, as TrendForce projects revenues dropping 4.1 percent year on year.
INTEL will convert its fabrication plant in Dalian China from making processor chips on the 65nm process to making 3D-NAND Flash chips.
IN A continuing trend of resources companies diversifying their businesses into the technology sector, coal development company Fitzroy Resources will take over Australian memory technology developer 4D-S.
MICROFLUIDIC passages cut directly into microchips could provide better cooling without the need for heatsinks or fans.
IBM Research has built the world’s first fully-functional 7nm node test chips, alongside partners GlobalFoundries, Samsung Electronics and the SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
RESEARCHERS at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a semiconductor chip made almost entirely of wood.
RS Components and Allied Electronics have established a new global distribution agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor.
SAMSUNG will manufacture Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 820 processor, industry insiders say.