Trump Administration in talks with chipmakers on building semiconductor factories in the U.S.

May 10, 2020 – On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported, the Trump’s administration is holding talks with semiconductor companies on building chip factories in the United States. As per the WSJ report, which cites sources familiar with the matter at hand, the Trump administration is in talks with Intel Corp and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing…

ZecOps discovers working remote exploit against fully patched Apple iOS devices

A computer bug, discovered by San Francisco-based ZecOps, a mobile security forensics company while it was investigating a sophisticated cyberattack against a client that took place in late 2019, has left 500M iphone and iPad users vulnerable to cyberattacks. Zuk Avraham, ZecOps’ CEO said, he found evidence that the vulnerability has been exploited in at…

Samsung Display working to exempt engineers from Vietnam’s 14-day quarantine program

South Korea’s Samsung Display, a supplier for Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc, has requested Vietnam to exempt 700 South Korean engineers from its mandatory quarantine requirement saying they are needed to prepare for the production of screens for new smartphones. South Korea is Vietnam’s biggest foreign investor. In an effort to contain the outbreak of…

Apple, Netflix pull out of South by Southwest music and tech festival

Apple Inc and Netflix Inc stated, they are pulling out of the South by Southwest music and tech festival which is scheduled to be held later this month midst China’s coronavirus outbreak. As of Wednesday, the U.S. death toll from coronavirus infections stands at 11 with California Governor Gavin Newsom declaring a state emergency. Earlier…

Apple Inc to pay $440M to VirnetX Inc for patent infringements

In a blow to Apple Inc, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Cupertino cannot avoid paying $440 million in damages for using VirnetX Inc’s patented internet security technology without permission. Apple uses VirnetX Inc’s technologies in its FaceTime video calling features. Supreme court justices rejected Apple’s appeal in the long-running case concurring with a…

U.S. mulls changes to Foreign Direct Product Rule to cut off Huawei from global chip supply chain

According to two sources familiar with the matter at hand, the Trump administration is mulling options, which includes changing U.S. regulations to allow it to block shipments of chips to Huawei Technologies from companies such as Taiwan’s TSMC, the world’s largest contract chipmaker. These are among the many proposal the U.S. Administration is looking at…

Samsung unveils Galaxy S20 phone and Galaxy Z Flip smartphones

Samsung Electronics unveiled its latest foldable 5G capable flagship as it surges ahead to maintain its market position in an increasingly competitive phone market. The development marked Samsung’s second attempt at a folding phone, following a delayed rollout in 2019, as it fends off traditional rival in the premium smartphone market, which includes Apple Inc…