China's STAR Market kicked off its second day of trading on Tuesday with sharp falls in most listed shares a day after they posted average gains of 140%, underscoring the volatility of the country's new Nasdaq-style board.
Google has agreed to pay a $13 million settlement that could resolve a class-action lawsuit over the company's collection of people's private information through its Street View project.
According to figures from the data research firm Rhodium Group, investment from China hit an all-time high of $46.5 billion in 2016. The following year that amount dropped to $29.7 billion before plummeting to a nine-year low of $5.4 billion in 2018. During that two-year period, investment declined 88 percent.
The tech giants could reportedly announce a $1 billion deal next week
Documents leaked to The Washington Post revealed that Huawei secretly worked with the North Korean government on its wireless network.
Japan's Toshiba Memory said there was a "good chance" for acquisitions as it pushes to increase its share of the market for advanced storage products used in data centres.
The massive security incident exposed personal details belonging to almost 150 million customers.
Samsung has denied that it's making additional investments to increase chip production in the US. Local media reports had suggested that the company was considering this since South Korea's trade row with Japan is threatening its business.
Trade wars are continuing to prompt Apple to rethink some of its manufacturing and supply chain options, with the iPhone maker said to be examining the situation of an ongoing tiff between South Korea and Japan, one which could lead to Apple using China's BOE for future iPhone display panels.
Tesla has been toiling away trying to get its third official Gigafactory near Shanghai online and ready for production, and the work has gone at an almost shockingly quick pace. So quick in fact, that Morgan Stanley's Chinese automotive team said that it should be ready to start building cars by the end of the year, according to a report published Wednesday by Electrek.
Qualcomm has announced that the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition, after a 10-year investigation, issued a finding that Qualcomm engaged in predatory pricing practices for some sales of three cellular baseband chipsets to two customers during a few calendar quarters between 2009 and 2011, and fined Qualcomm EUR242 million. Qualcomm plans to appeal the finding to the General Court of the European Union.
Progress toward a US-China trade deal has stalled while the Trump administration determines how to address Beijing's demands that it ease restrictions on Huawei Technologies, people familiar with the talks said.
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Samsung Display is in talks with SKC over the supply of colorless polyimide (CPI) used for foldable smartphones. This represents the first time that Korean corporations collaborate to substitute local products for items that are under the Japanese government's export control.
Western Digital continues to assess the impact of this event and expects the incident to result in a reduction of WD's flash wafer availability of approximately 6 exabytes, the majority of which is expected to be contained in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, namely the period from July 2019 until September.
Apple is about to start trial production of its popular AirPods wireless earphones in Vietnam as the company accelerates plans to diversify manufacturing of its consumer electronics lineup beyond China, Nikkei Asian Review has learned.
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Arm has announced it is expanding the ways existing and new partners can access and license its technology for semiconductor design. Arm Flexible Access is a new engagement model enabling SoC design teams to initiate projects before they license IP and pay only for what they use at production. Through Arm Flexible Access, businesses will enable their design teams with more freedom to experiment, evaluate and innovate.
The rollout of 5G telecom networks helped semiconductor equipment maker ASML (ASML.AS) beat second-quarter forecasts on Wednesday despite weak demand in the memory chip market.
Russia is offering to supply etching gas to South Korea, in a move that could help Seoul get around Japanese restrictions on exports to its neighbor of the key element for semiconductor production.
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While spot markets make up a small percentage of the memory chip market, Ike Cho, a Bernstein analyst, said the South Korean groups are pushing up prices as they negotiate contracts for the third quarter with their customers.
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Commercial devices based on Snapdragon 855 Plus are expected to be commercial 2H 2019.
Cybersecurity company Symantec has walked away from negotiations to sell itself to chipmaker Broadcom over price disagreements, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
China's Xiaomi has taken a stake of roughly 6% in compatriot chip designer VeriSilicon Holdings, as the smartphone maker revamps its years-long pursuit of success in semiconductors which it sees as central to driving innovation.
As part of its new strategy to focus on driving value in India instead of chasing volumes, Apple has stopped selling the iPhone SE, 6, 6Plus and 6sPlus, three senior industry executives said.
China is expected to report on Monday that economic growth slowed to its weakest pace in at least 27 years in the second quarter, reinforcing the case for more stimulus as a bruising trade war with the United States drags on.
Qualcomm is reportedly developing a new smartwatch SoC that'll either be called the "Snapdragon Wear 429" or "Snapdragon Wear 2700."
"Integration is the future," said Bill Bottoms, a veteran engineering educator and entrepreneur overseeing work on a new roadmap for chip stacks. Estimated costs to design a traditional 5nm chip could soar as high as $600 million, and "this can't continue," he said.
US regulators have approved a record US$5 billion fine on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations, reports in US media say.
The tech community woke up to rather shocking news this morning when a Huawei executive said that Hongmeng or ArkOS is not an Android Alternative and that the Hongmeng was built for IoT devices only.
The US may approve licenses for companies to re-start new sales to Huawei in as little as two weeks, according to a senior US official, in a sign President Donald Trump's recent effort to ease restrictions on the Chinese company could move forward quickly.
Russia suggested that it may be able to supply South Korean businesses with highly pure hydrogen fluoride (etching gas), one of the items subjected to recent export controls by the Japanese government, the Hankyoreh has learned.
Samsung will reveal the Galaxy Note 10 smartphone on August 7. But fans don't need to wait until next month to see the phone for the first time - photos of the device have already been published by the Federal Communications Commission.
Apple has started to export iPhones to some European markets from India, three people aware of the development said, a move that boosts the government's Make in India plan and is another step in the iconic smartphone company's efforts of making India an export hub.
France has approved a digital services tax despite threats of retaliation by the US. The 3% tax will be levied on sales generated in France by multinational firms like Google and Facebook.
The Qualcomm 215 mobile chip designed for entry-level smartphones features a 64-bit CPU and dual-ISPs, and will power commercial devices slated for launch in the second half of 2019.
Global consumer electronics makers HP, Dell, Microsoft and Amazon are all looking to shift substantial production capacity out of China, joining a growing exodus that threatens to undermine the country's position as the world's powerhouse for tech gadgets.
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The trio of techniques aim to give Intel's processors an edge at a time when advances in conventional silicon scaling are slowing and getting more expensive. They arrive as rival TSMC expands its portfolio of chip stacks, and two consortia hope to set standards in the area.
Cisco aims to increase both its revenues and profit margins in an optical networking market shifting to components with its $2.6 billion bid for Acacia Communications. The deal would put the Ethernet giant in the long-distance market for the first time and help it retain business from web giants who are increasingly buying optical modules directly from component makers.
HTC's share of the global smartphone market collapsed from 10.7% in 2011 to 0.05% in 2019. Current and former employees blame poor business decisions and a company culture that is impervious to criticism.
Intel Corporation today announced the appointment of Claire Dixon as corporate vice president and chief communications officer (CCO), effective July 1. Dixon will oversee Intel's global communications organization, including corporate communications and events, product public relations, employee communications and analyst relations.
The expected decline in profit is due to the lower than expected sales of its OLED TVs and the continued losses from its mobile business.