August 29, 2020
China is still in need of foreign capital and technology in the IC and …

On August 4, 2020, China’s State Council released the Policies of Promoting High-quality Development of Integrated Circuit Industry and Software Industry (Guo Fa [2020] No.8). The document lays out a wide range of policies to shore up the development of the integrated circuit (IC) and software industries, applying to all companies registered in China, regardless of nationality. […]

August 29, 2020
Elon Musk’s inaugurate about Neuralink, his human brain computer inf…

While the science was front-and-center in Elon Musk’s  presentation about Neuralink, his human brain computer inference company, the surgical robot the company debuted made a splash of its own. The rounded polycarbonate sci-fi design of the brain surgeon bot looks like something out of the Portal franchise, but it’s actually the creation of Vancouver-based industrial design firm Woke Studio. […]

August 28, 2020
Apple’s future AirPods might come with simple touch sensors

According to a series of filed patents, Apple’s future AirPods could come with simple touch sensors instead of force detection for control. The documents reason that this would provide an improved control with a wider variety of gestures.   For more details check the US Patent $ Trademark Office For example, the touch sensors will […]

August 28, 2020
Future of Quantum Cascade Laser technology; Expert opinion on industry …

These are opinions of Tim Day, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Daylight Solutions: Career into the photonics field: The laser was still relatively young in 1980, but it had found its way into educational settings, including my high school physics classroom in San Diego. My teacher, Mr. Harris, was always very welcoming to […]

August 27, 2020
Chinese government provide higher tax reliefs to local semiconductor in…

Beijing has introduced new tax incentives for domestic semiconductor players in the latest effort to boost an industry that has become a key battleground in the tech war between China and the US. Under the new policy introduced by the State Council, qualifying integrated circuit (IC) projects and enterprises that have operated for more than […]

August 27, 2020
Multiple hacking incidents took place on Taiwan’s Electronic Indu…

Researchers from the Taiwanese cybersecurity firm CyCraft plan to present new details of a hacking campaign that compromised at least seven Taiwanese chip firms over the past two years. The series of deep intrusions—called Operation Skeleton Key due to the attackers’ use of a “skeleton key injector” technique—appeared aimed at stealing as much intellectual property […]

August 26, 2020
Semiconductor race is new competition between US and China tension

What a difference two months can make. In May, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest chipmaker, lost the business of Huawei Technologies—its biggest Chinese customer and the source of 13% of its revenue—as a casualty of geopolitical jockeying between superpowers. But TSMC shareholders took the loss in stride. And by late July, after a stumble by rival Intel, […]

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