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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sharp's president Tai Jeng-wu on Saturday said confirmed that it is planning to set up a flat-panel plant in the US.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence program is retiring from the ancient game following its recent victory over the world's best go player.

Friday, May 26, 2017

China's aggressive moves to build their own chip capabilities could cause a supply glut and disrupt the chip industry, as long as they gain access to the related IP.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC,) the world's no.1 contract chipmaker, is testing advanced 7-nanometer chips for 12 customers and plans to start mass production in the first half of 2018.

Lenovo Group, the world's largest personal computer maker, on Thursday said it returned to profit in a year when its PC shipments fell at a slower rate than the overall market.

Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, beat Chinese Go master Ke Jie for a second time on Thursday, taking a 2-0 lead.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Samsung Electronics, the world's second-biggest chipmaker, is increasing its effort in semiconductor outsourcing by separating the company's foundry business into a new unit and announced a foundry process technology roadmap.

The chief executives of Toshiba and U.S. chipmaking partner Western Digital agreed Wednesday to discuss the Japanese conglomerate's sale of a majority stake in its flash memory unit, which Western Digital has opposed selling to any buyer but itself.

Panasonic has achieved the world's highest output temperature coefficient at -0.258%/C2 for mass-produced silicon photovoltaic modules.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Google plans to use machine learning to help online marketers analyze countless signals in real time and reach consumers with more useful ads at the right moments. Machine learning also includes measuring the consumer journeys that now span multiple devices and channels across both the digital and even physical worlds.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and the Chengdu municipality today announced an investment to spur innovation in China's semiconductor industry.

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that will have a massive impact on patent troll litigation.

Sony Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai leader promised a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades.

Cyber security firm Symantec said on Monday it was "highly likely" a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was responsible for the WannaCry cyber attack earlier this month.

Google's artificial intelligence program AlphaGo took on the Chinese world number one of ancient board game Go on Tuesday, the second time it has gone head-to-head with a master Go player.

Monday, May 22, 2017

The US VR market formed 40% of the global market in Q1 2017, keeping its place as the largest market for VR in terms of volumes shipped worldwide.

Japan Display (JDI) has developed the world's highest resolution electronic paper (ePaper) backplane, the first collaborative development achievement since the announcement of the company's alliance with E Ink Holdings for ePaper business.

Samsung Display said Monday it will showcase the world's first "stretchable" OLED, long with a glass-free 3D OLED and an ultra-high resolution LCD at the the Society for Information Display (SID), which will run from Tuesday to Thursday in Los Angeles.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

WikiLeaks has published details about Athena/Hera, a spyware framework which "provides remote beacon and loader capabilities on target computers" allegedly being used by the CIA.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Microsoft researchers are exploring how digital holography can be used to build novel near-eye displays for virtual and mixed (or augmented) reality.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Broadcom Ltd. and a group led by KKR & Co. are emerging as the two leading bidders for Toshiba's semiconductor unit, while South Korea's chipmaker SK hynix and Bain Capital have also joined the final bidding, as of Friday's deadline for second-round offers.

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) and NHK Media Technology, Inc. (NHK-MT) are collaborating towards the introduction of a next-generation 17.0-inch Light Field Display.

IBM scientists have achieved a milestone toward creating quantum devices that could become a key component of quantum computers. As detailed in the peer-review journal Nano Letters, the scientists have shot an electron through a III-V semiconductor nanowire integrated on silicon for the first time.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Facebook will show 20 of the Major League Baseball games live this season in an agreement that expands the social media network further into the world of live programming.

This morning at Google I/O, Google went into more detail about investments made in the core technologies that enable VR and AR, and in platforms that make them accessible to more people.

Twitter is updating its privacy policy so it can track users' interests better and target advertisements to them.

Qualcomm today demonstrated dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC), which allows vehicles to charge while driving.

Sharp said on Thursday it would invest up to $1 billion in SoftBank Group's planned $100 billion Vision private fund, as the company moves forward to transform itself into one of the world's top "IoT companies."

The European Commission (EC) has fined Facebook €110 million for providing incorrect or misleading information during the Commission's 2014 investigation of Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Last year Facebook made an update to News Feed to reduce stories from sources that consistently post clickbait headlines that withhold and exaggerate information. Today, Facebookis making three updates that build on this work so that people will see even fewer clickbait stories in their feeds.

MediaTek introduced its newest chipset designed to enable Voice Assistant Devices (VADs) and smart speakers, including the Google Assistant.

IBM has successfully built and tested its most powerful universal quantum computing processors. The first upgraded processor will be available for use by developers, researchers, and programmers to explore quantum computing using a real quantum processor at no cost via the IBM Cloud.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Samsung is unveiling new SAMSUNG ARTIK Smart IoT platform products designed to help companies get to the market faster with more secure IoT offerings.

The BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye announce their intention to onboard Delphi as a development partner and system integrator for their autonomous driving platform.

Facebook's photo-sharing application Instagram is adding yet another signature Snapchat feature: the ability for people to digitally add flower crowns and more to their selfies.

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday made its Android and Apple Pay competitor available in the U.K., one of the major markets for contactless payments.

Google plans to expand its voice-based assistant beyond its own hardware, including Apple's iPhones, coffee tables and kitchens - at this week's I/O conference.

French data watchdog CNIL has fined Facebook 150,000 euros ($166,000) for failure to protect its users' data from being accessed by advertisers.

Cybersecurity researchers have found evidence they say could link North Korea with the WannaCry cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide.

Monday, May 15, 2017

A federal judge has ordered Uber to stop using technology that an executive downloaded before he left Google's Waymo autonomous car company.

Audi and Volvo will build Android into their next generation of cars, meaning that these carmakers build new branded infotainment systems using Android 7.0 Nougat.

Microsoft has been granted a patent that could de applied to the Windows OS to detect and block illegally-obtained and shared content, and even report users who repeatedly share such content.

Google will soon be able to ban specific pages from showing ads rather than a whole website, when the firm detects violations of its Adsense e policy.

U.S. ride services company Lyft and Alphabet's self-driving car unit Waymo have launched a self-driving vehicle partnership, bringing together two rivals to dominant ride-sharing service Uber Technologies.

South Korea's mobile carrier SK Telecom has formed a strategic partnership with the Nvidia to develop autonomous driving technology.

Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $343.5 billion in 2016, a 2.6 percent increase from 2015 revenue of $334.9 billion, according to final results by Gartner.

Western Digital has sought international arbitration to stop partner Toshiba from selling its chips arm without its consent, potentially delaying a possible capital injection for the struggling Japanese company.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

South Korean semiconductor package company NEPES has commercialized Fan-out panel-level packaging (FOPLP) technology, one of the more controversial topics being discussed in the advanced semiconductor packaging world.

A few days ago, an outbreak of the Trojan encryptor WannaCry started. Security experts called it an epidemic since the extent of it is quite huge, with over 100,000 cases of the attack in just one day. Are you safe?

Saturday, May 13, 2017

As many Windows users around the world and critical systems they depend on were victims of the malicious "WannaCrypt" software, Microsoft has released a patch for the unsupported systems - Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003.

Friday, May 12, 2017

A massive ransomware campaign has infected organisations in the UK, US, China, Russia, Spain, Italy, Vietnam, Taiwan and others, including UK's National Health Service.

Germany's upper house of parliament approved a law permitting autonomous vehicles on German roads, but not completely driverless vehicles.

The European Commission (EC) has cleared the proposed acquisition of networking products supplier Brocade by semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom, subject to conditions on interoperability and protection of competitors' confidential information.

Samsung Electronics has formed a new division within its semiconductor business for contract chip manufacturing as the firm seeks to attract more customers.

For over 10 years, Corning employees in Harrodsburg, Kentucky have helped create the beautiful cover glass found on iOS devices.

SoftBank Group Corp. continus its investments in the technology sector. The company is leading a $502 million investment in Improbable Worlds Ltd., a London-based virtual reality startup, and it has seperately agreed to invest $5 billion in China's Didi Chuxings.

The legal case brought by Alphabet's Waymo against Uber for allegedly stealing self-driving car secrets is set to go to trial, as Judge William Alsup denied Uber's request for arbitration on Thursday.

Microsoft's new Mixed Reality dev kits from Acer and HP are now available for pre-order through the Microsoft Store for developers in the US and Canada, and Microsoft unveiled hardware requirements and prices.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The second day of Microsoft's BUILD 2017 conference brings news about the an update to Windows 10, which add features that are likely to benefit users of mobile devices that run rival mobile operating systems iOS and Android.

Uber provides a transport service and must be licensed, an adviser to the European Union's top court said on Thursday.

Google announced that it's acquiring Owlchemy Labs, the VR-focused studio behind the Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality games.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

NVIDIA is collaborating with Toyota to deliver artificial intelligence hardware and software technologies that will enhance the capabilities of autonomous driving systems planned for market introduction within the next few years.

Satya Nadella, Scott Guthrie and Harry Shum welcomed developers to Seattle for Build 2017 - Microsoft's annual developer conference. They announced new Azure data and cloud services to help developers modernize their existing apps, new AI and Azure services and showcased new data, IoT edge and AI services built for a future with an intelligent cloud.

Facebook is giving lower prominence to web links that lead to pages full of deceptive or annoying advertisements.

Samsung Display broke ground for a new plant that will manufacture organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels - an invesment estimated at more than 12$ billion.

Apple has acquired a sleep tracking app and Beddit, a Finnish hardware company that makes sleep-tracking devices that work with apps for iOS and the Apple Watch.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) revenues for April 2017 fell to a new low in 37 months, as iPhone demand slumps in the lead-up to one of Apple's most anticipated devices in years.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

To meet demand for expertise in the field of artificial intelligence (AI,) NVIDIA today announced that it plans to train 100,000 developers this year through the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute.

Researchers at the at Carnegie Mellon University have now developed a technology to turn almost any surface into a touchpad using tools as simple as a can of spray paint.

Toshiba has told its JV partner Western Digital to stop interfering with the sale of the Japanese company's chip unit, disputing claims by the U.S. firm that it had breached a joint venture contract.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Google is taking action to prevent a repeat of last week's fake Docs phishing attack, by tightening enforcement of the OAuth system it uses for linking third-party apps to Google accounts.

Western Digital today introduced the company's most advanced automotive grade solution to date, the iNAND 7250A embedded flash drive (EFD).

Comcast launched a new cloud-based service on Monday that allows users to control and monitor their Wi-Fi usage. The company also announced a wireless partnership with Charter Communications.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a warning to businesses that it has identified increased scams targeting businesses working with foreign businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Facebook's virtual reality content production unit, Oculus' Story Studio, is shuttering its doors to shift focus on supporting external content makers, the company said on Thursday.

Citigroup listed seven companies as potential takeover targets for Apple, including Netflix, Walt Disney and Tesla, as a way to put its cash hoard of more than $250 billion to work.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The European Commission has adopted a decision that renders legally binding the commitments offered by Amazon. The commitments address the Commission's preliminary competition concerns relating to a number of clauses in Amazon's distribution agreements with e-book publishers in Europe.

Apple plans to create a $1 billion fund to invest in U.S. companies that perform advanced manufacturing, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said on Wednesday.

Facebook reported surging quarterly profit and revenue on Wednesday, helped by its mobile ad business, but concerns remain about the company's future earnings.

Samsung Electronics is predicted to beat out Intel in the second quarter of this year and become the world's largest semiconductor maker.

Google will pay 306 million euros ($334 million) to settle a tax dispute with Italian authorities.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Over the next year, Facebook will be adding 3,000 people to its community operations team around the world -- on top of the 4,500 the company has today -- to review the millions of reports related to inappropriate video material.

The Chinese government has issued new regulations tightening its control over online news content. Companies that publish, share or edit news will need a government license, and senior editors must be approved by the authorities.

Facebook is starting to roll out Instant Games on Messenger more broadly for the 1.2 billion people who use Messenger every month.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Samsung Electronics will invest up to $2.64 billion (3 trillion KRW) to extend its 17 DRAM manufacturing Line, which is located in Hwasung.

Bloomberg Media and Twitter are partnering to create a 24/7 breaking news network that will be global, live, social and streaming.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified amount to prevent all the new episodes from being leaked online.

Turkish citizens have no longer access to Wikipedia, as the Telecommunication Authority in the country (BTK) says that the online encyclopedia is a "threat" for Turkey's national security.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Qualcomm slashed its profit expectations Friday by a third saying that Apple is refusing to pay royalties on technology used in the iPhone.

The popular open source media player Kodi has responded to recent rumors surrounding the software's embrace of Digital Rights Management (DRM) and the fact that it has been falsly portrayed as a piracy platform.

ASML is filing initial legal claims against Nikon for infringement of more than 10 patents, related to a broad range of products in the fields of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, flat panel display manufacturing equipment and digital cameras.

Sony reported Friday a January-March profit of 27.7 billion yen ($250 million), as a result of healthy sales of image sensors, PlayStation 4 game software and batteries for mobile devices.

Sharp on Friday reported a narrower annual loss for the year ended in March, as a cost-cutting drive by Taiwanese owner Foxconn started to show results.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Microsoft reported a 27.8 percent increase in quarterly profit on Thursday, lifted by robust demand for its cloud computing services.

Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $5.43 billion, driven by a surge in advertising on mobiles and its popular YouTube video service.

Intel reported a near 45 percent rise in first-quarter profit, helped by strength in its data center business and a stabilizing personal computer market.

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LG Electronics said on Thursday its first-quarter operating profit rose to its highest in nearly eight years on strong sales of home appliances and televisions, with revenue likely to increase in the current quarter.

Samsung Electronics said Thursday its first-quarter profit surged to the highest level in more than three years as its semiconductor division posted the highest income in the company's history.

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