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Андриан Николаев становится третьим космонавтом в истории.1962 год
SoftBank Starts Comeback With $12 Billion Profit, Helped by Sprint Sale
Technology investor SoftBank Group has swung back to profit, after earlier this year posting the worst results in the company’s history.11-08-2020
AI audio startup ships one million ICs, raises funds
Syntiant Corp. (Irvine Calif.), an analog AI startup focused on audio interfaces, has shipped more than one million of its neural decision processors (NDPs) and raised $35 million in Series C funding round. The company was founded in 2017 and Microsoft, through its M12 venture fund, and Applied Ventures, the VC arm of Applied Materials have led the latest investment. Atlantic Bridge Capital, Alph…11-08-2020
U.S. Employers Shed IT Jobs Amid Faltering Reopening Plans
U.S. employers shed roughly 134,000 information-technology jobs in July, according to IT trade group CompTIA, a signal that companies might be taking a wait-and-see approach as questions remain over everything from a new stimulus package to the return of in-person schooling amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic.11-08-2020
Meet the Woman Who Brought Michelle Obama to Spotify
Spotify got serious about podcasts less than two years ago, but some of the biggest names in culture have already signed on with the company, thanks to the efforts of Dawn Ostroff, an executive who’s made her career tackling the next big thing in media.11-08-2020
PMIC startup hits 50 million smartphone landmark
Switched-capacitor PMIC startup Lion Semiconductor Inc. (San Francisco, Calif.) has announced its ICs have been used in 50 million smartphones. The company has achieved this level of penetration two years after the start of production shipments and eight years after the founding of the company in 2012. Lion's switched-capacitor ICs have been used for wireless charging in Xiaomi smartphones and fo…11-08-2020
Uber, Lyft Ordered to Classify Drivers as Employees
A California judge said ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft shouldn’t classify their drivers as independent contractors, citing the state’s gig-worker law that went into effect this year.11-08-2020
A new approach to separate hydrogen from carbon dioxide using graphdiyne-like membrane
Vanishing fine structure splitting in highly asymmetric InAs/InP quantum dots without wetting layer
White House to Retool Pentagon Airwaves for 5G Networks
The Trump administration on Monday outlined a plan to commercialize a broad swath of military radio frequencies for use in next-generation 5G networks, yielding to cellphone carriers that have sought the spectrum.11-08-2020
Match Group Looks to Capitalize on Video Dating During the Pandemic
Online-dating firm Match Group is giving users new features to woo each other via video call, providing the company with additional income streams as the coronavirus pandemic changes courtship behavior.11-08-2020
Kodak Shares Fall as Planned $765 Million Loan Is Put on Ice
Kodak shares lost more than a quarter of their value after news that a planned $765 million loan to the company was put on hold amid congressional and regulatory scrutiny.10-08-2020
Nikola Wins Order for 2,500 Electric Garbage Trucks
Nikola says it secured an order to make at least 2,500 electric garbage trucks for refuse giant Republic Services, fulfilling one of the electric-vehicle startup’s three major business goals for the year.10-08-2020
MRAM vendor makes turnaround progress
MRAM component vendor Everspin Technologies Inc. (Chandler, Arizona) made a net loss of $1.3 million on sales revenue of $11.8 million in 2Q20. Sales were up 17 percent from the $10.1 million in the previous quarter and 37 percent over the $8.6 million reported in 2Q19. The net loss was down from a net loss of $1.7 million in the previous quarter and down from $3.7 million in the same quarter in …10-08-2020
Seven customers get TSMC's 5nm production
Seven companies – of which one is Chinese – have been assigned the bulk of TSMC's 5nm production, according to a report out of GizmoChina in Shenzhen, China. The report confirms Intel as a major customer and calls into question whether Qualcomm has moved orders back from Samsung to TSMC. A further question is how long a Chinese customer can remain on the customer list, given US government antipat…10-08-2020
Would You Trust a Lawyer Bot With Your Legal Needs?
Artificial intelligence can help write small-claims court filings, leases and more, but some law professors urge caution.10-08-2020
How the pandemic will affect 33 chip product categories in 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic is going to cause decreased annual sales in 25 of 33 IC product categories in 2020, according to IC Insights.However, because of exceptional turnaround in the market for NAND flash memories and a forecast year-on-year market growth of 27 percent, the overall IC market will show 3 percent growth, the market researcher predicts. The 33 IC product categories are those defined b…10-08-2020