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…

Big impact expected from new U.S. export control rule targeting Huawei’s chip division HiSilicon

In the latest U.S. move that strategically targets Huawei, the U.S. government is targeting the Chinese company’s HiSilicon chip business, which is key to Chinese ambition of dominating the semiconductor sector. With the latest U.S. strategic move, Huawei is set to lose access to chip making tools. In what could be the most damaging move…

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…

Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC stops taking new orders from Huawei following U.S. restrictions

On Monday, as per a report from Japan’s news daily the Nikkei which cites multiple sources familiar with the matter at hand, the world’s biggest chip maker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, has stopped taking new orders from Huawei Technologies following Washington’s move aimed at further cutting off supplies to the Chinese company. Huawei’s orders…

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…

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings joins Facebook-backed Libra digital currency project

Despite facing intense scrutiny from global regulators, Facebook’s Libra project saw Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings joining the cryptocurrency project. Financial regulators are worried that the Libra project when launched could erode national control over money. Late on Thursday, Switzerland-based Libra Association, which manages the Facebook-backed digital currency project, announced Temasek entry into the project.…