Highlights of the day: Apple reportedly automating production at heat pipe suppliers

Apple is diversifying its production bases. One of the moves involved in the diversification reportedly is having its heat dissipation solution providers install automated production lines, standardizing the manufacturing process to make it more flexible and easier to relocate its production bases. Thermal dissipation is a major issue for datacenter operators, as new hardware is generating so much heat that traditional cooling solutions cannot handle. They are now switching to liquid cooling. And Nivida has just announced its acquisition of Arm from SoftBank for US$40 billion.

Apple reportedly initiating automated heat pipe production at supply chain: Apple is reportedly working with its heat dissipation solution providers on production line automation with aims to automize manufacturing processes for heat pipe production initially, according to industry sources.

Datacenter operators turn to liquid cooling: Datacenter operators have been adopting liquid cooling solutions for their facilities to improve thermal dissipation from new hardware that is generating more heat, and to address government regulations that are looking to cut down on datacenters' power usage.

Nvidia to acquire Arm for US$40 billion: Nvidia and SoftBank Group (SBG) have announced a definitive agreement under which the former will acquire Arm from the latter and the SoftBank Vision Fund in a transaction valued at US$40 billion.

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