Baidu starts mass producing 2nd generation Kunlun AI chips

On Wednesday, Chinese tech giant Baidu said, it has started mass-producing its second-generation Kunlun artificial intelligence (AI) chips, as it races to become a major player in the chip industry with Beijing’s backing. In a statement Baidu said, the second-generation Kunlun AI chips, using 7 nm process technology, produced computational speeds of two-to-three times faster…

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Ericsson grabs Nokia’s market share in China

According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, Ericsson has won a 3% share in a joint 5G radio contract from China Telecom and China Unicom. Tender documents published by these Chine companies show, Nokia, which was expected to grab Ericsson’s market share in China, did not receive any share. The tender document doesn’t disclose percentage wins,…

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…

Britain cuts off funding to microchip factory after its sale to China’s Nexperia

In a report the Telegraph said, British ministers have cut off funding to Britain’s biggest microchip factory following its sale to a Chinese-owned technology company. UK Research and Investment (UKRI) has suspended funding to Newport Wafer Fab following government instructions after it was sold to China’s Nexperia. Earlier this month, when asked whether the sale…

Toyota acquires US map and driverless data provider Carmera

On Thursday Toyota Motor Corp’s research arm said, it had acquired US based map and driverless vehicles data provider Carmera. The acquisition underscores Toyota’s push to bulk up its self-driving arsenal as traditional automakers compete with tech giants in the emerging autonomous vehicles sector. The acquisition will provide Toyota access to real-time, high-definition maps and crowdsourced…

Chemicals giant INEOS to help develop Scotland’s first carbon capture storage system

On Friday, chemicals giant INEOS said, it will collaborate with the Acorn carbon capture and storage project to help develop Scotland’s first carbon capture storage system. According to scientists, technology to capture and store carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will be key in meeting climate goals set by the Paris agreement designed to limit global warming…

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…

China-based WeRide deepens tech partnership with Nissan Motor

On Wednesday, in a statement, China-based autonomous driving startup WeRide, said will deepen its autonomous driving technology partnership with Nissan Motor and aims to raise $310 million in a new funding round which chasing a valuation of $3.3 billion. Guangzhou-headquartered WeRide, which is testing vehicles in California, did not disclose details on the size of the…