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2 Apr 2018
The Chinese owners of Imagination Technologies have drafted in a microchip industry veteran from a Beijing-backed technology conglomerate, after buying the British company last year.
Daily Telegraph (UK)
On Friday, Google announced that it would be ending support for its goo.gl URL shortening service. Google's Michael Hermanto said that starting April 13, anyone who had not used goo.gl before March 31 would not be allowed to create new short links. Existing users will have access to the service for one year before it will be completely shut down on March 30, 2019. While the service will be dismantled, existing URLs will still redirect to the appropriate location.
The details about this year's OnePlus 6 are starting to come into a more exciting focus.
China is showing the United States that it will make good on its trade threats.
30 Mar 2018
The CEO of Huawei's consumer business tells CNET that it's maintaining its US operations despite the government's national security concern.
29 Mar 2018
It comes down to two problems: Underestimating Android's business model, and building on an older technical platform that wasn't quite ready for the job.
Samsung plans to adopt 2.5D and fan-out packaging technologies at the new complex. Taiwan's TSMC was the first to commercialize the fan-out packaging, adopting it to Apple's A Series processors.
28 Mar 2018
Google could owe Oracle Corp. billions of dollars for using Oracle-owned Java programming code in its Android operating system on mobile devices.
Tesla said it doesn't yet know what caused the crash involving its Model X car in California on Friday, an accident that killed the driver and added to the pressures mounting on Elon Musk's company. Tesla didn't disclose whether the driver had engaged Tesla's partially autonomous driving system, known as Autopilot, when the crash occurred.
NVIDIA today unveiled a series of important advances to its world-leading deep learning computing platform, which delivers a 10x performance boost on deep learning workloads compared with the previous generation six months ago.
You may recall that Susquehanna chip analyst Christopher Rolland yesterday downgraded shares of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to "Negative" from Neutral, after concluding the stock is at risk from its reliance on blockchain and crypto-currencies for some large portion of its revenue. AMD today is refuting that contention.
Security researchers at several American universities have collectively discovered another attack that can expose sensitive system data by exploiting modern CPUs. The attack, known as BranchScope, uses some of the same predictive execution vulnerabilities that Spectre did and shows just how problematic they can be.
The Tech Spot
NXP Semiconductors, the target of a $44 billion takeover by Qualcomm that is awaiting approval by Chinese anti-monopoly regulators, has sold its stake in a Chinese chip-design joint venture.
Samsung Electronics will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for its second memory fabrication line in Xian, China, according to industry sources. A total of KRW8 trillion (US$7.47 billion) will be invested in the construction.