Tech firms deploy Bluetooth enabled contact tracing apps to contain spread of coronavirus

Technology companies have begun developing their own contact tracing systems to help prevent and contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreaks in their offices. The development comes in the wake of countries begining to ease lockdown measures and return to the workplace. Juniper Networks Inc plans on equipping its nearly 10,000 employees with work identification…

Samsung Electronics breaks ground for 6th domestic contract chip manufacturing facility

On Thursday, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd stated, it has broken ground for its sixth domestic contract chip production line which will produce logic chips. The development comes in the wake of Samsung’s efforts to reduce its reliance on the volatile memory chip sector. With this move, Samsung will be taking on bigger rival Taiwan Semiconductor…

U.S and Japan to collaborate on economic security including 5G technology

On Saturday, the United States and Japan agreed to start a dialogue on economic security which includes 5G mobile networks as well as the export of civilian technology that also has military use, reported Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper. On Friday, the U.S. administration moved to block the global supply of chips to Chinese 5G equipment giant…

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…

U.S. drafts new rule allowing companies to work with Huawei to set 5G standards & protocols

According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, the U.S. Department of Commerce is close to introduce a new rule that would allow U.S. companies to work with Huawei Technologies on setting standards for the next generation 5G networks. In 2019, following rhe U.S. Commerce Department blacklisting the company, engineers in some U.S. technology…

U.S. chip firm Xilinx Inc wins 5G network equipment contract from Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

In a statement, Xilinx Inc, an American semiconductor firm stated, it had won a deal to supply chips to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for 5G networking equipment. It did not disclose the financial terms of the deal. Xilinx makes programmable chips used in telecommunications equipment including those used in base stations made by Ericsson, Nokia…

China Reform Holdings attempting to seize control of British chip designer Imagination

In an exclusive news bulletin, Sky News has revealed that Imagination, which makes graphics processing units (GPUs) for customers including Samsung and Apple and is one of the UK’s most important technology companies, is scheduled to have an emergency board meeting next week in order to discuss the appointment of four representatives of China Reform…

U.S. tech firms collaborating to combat Wuhan coronavirus misinformation

In a joint statement, U.S. technology companies, including Alphabet’s Google, Microsoft Corp, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit, and YouTube are working together to quell misinformation about the coronavirus on their platforms. The companies said they were coordination with government healthcare agencies around the world to share critical updates about the Wuhan coronavirus. According to Johns Hopkins…