TSMC reports gas contamination at its most advanced chip making facility

On Friday, Apple Inc’s chip supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co said, a few of its production lines in southern Taiwan have been hit by a contamination of gases that are used in the chipmaking process. The incident is unlikely to significant impact its operations, said TSMC. In a report, Japanese news agency Nikkei reported, TSMC’s most advanced…

South Korean game developer Krafton Inc prices IPO at top of indicative range, to raise $3.75 billion

On Thursday, South Korean game developer Krafton Inc said, it had priced its initial public offering (IPO) at the top of its indicative range to raise $3.75 billion (4.3 trillion won). Krafton’s shares were priced at 498,000 won compared with a range of 400,000-498,000 won per share. Despite the target cut, it is the second-biggest…

India-focused messaging startup Gupshup raises $240M in Tiger Global Management led funding round

Ahead of its potential IPO in 2022, India-focussed Silicon Valley messaging startup Gupshup said, it had raised $240 million in a funding round that was led by Tiger Global Management and others. While investment from venture capitalists is typically used for hiring engineers or expanding sales and marketing, buy-back deals allow investors, in the startup,…

Ed-tech startup Class Technologies Inc raises $105M in latest funding round

On Wednesday, in a statement Class Technologies Inc said, it has raised $105 million in a funding round that was led by SoftBank Group Corp’s Vision Fund 2. Class Technologies Inc makes tools for Zoom Video Communications Inc’s platform to enhance online classes. Class Technologies Inc, an educational tech startup was created by Michael Chasen…

Scotch whisky maker Glenfiddich uses whiskey waste to fuel trucks, cuts CO2 emissions by more than 95%

On Tuesday, in a statement scotch whisky maker Glenfiddich said, it has started to convert its delivery trucks to run on low-emission biogas made from waste products from its own whisky distilling process as part of a “closed loop” sustainability initiative. The company has installed fueling stations at its Dufftown distillery in north-eastern Scotland using…

Crypto broker CoinBurp does not full FCA registration: Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority

In a development that marks Britain latest crackdown on crypto trading, the country’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said, CoinBurp, a crypto broker, is not fully authorised to continue operations. The development comes at a time when CoinBurp planned on launching its $BURP token and initial exchange offering (ICO). CoinBurp could start business under its temporary…

IBM and Amadeux collaborate on easing air travel as tourism industry rebounds

In a joint statement Amadeus and IBM said, the former will integrate IBM’s digital health pass into its Traveler ID platform. The move will simplify the verification of passengers’ health credentials during the boarding process, said the companies on Thursday. Ever since the pandemic began, the tourism industry, along with the aviation and tech sectors…