US jury awards $300M in damages in patent trial against Apple Inc

A U.S. jury has awarded Optis Wireless Technology LLC and several related companies $300 million in damages in a second patent trial against Apple Inc. Previously, the jury had found that Apple had infringed on five Optis wireless standard essential patents and had awarded $506 million in damages; however the U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap…

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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…

Intel, Apple are first adopters of TSMC’s latest chips

On Friday, in a report Nikkei Asia said, Apple Inc and Intel Corp have emerged as the first adopters of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co’s next-generation chip production technology ahead of its deployment in 2022. Both tech companies are testing their chip designs with TSMC’s 3-nanometer production technology, said sources briefed on the matter. These chips will be available…

House panel debate on data portability faces strong push back from Big Tech

While the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has voted to approve a bill to give antitrust enforcers more funds but it has yet to vote on four bills aimed at reining-in Big Tech. U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the Judiciary Committee, termed the bills as a “historic package of bipartisan legislation”…

Apple’s latest operating system non-compliant with EU privacy requirements: France Digitale

On Tuesday, France Digitale, the country’s leading startup lobby is preparing to file a complaint against Apple with French data privacy watchdog CNIL alleging that the iPhone maker breached European Union rules. France Digitale’s seven page complaint against Apple, is backed by most French digital entrepreneurs and venture capitalists; the complaint alleges that Apple’s latest…