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Mentor Graphics CEO Walden C. Rhines named IEEE Fellow

Mentor Graphics Corporation announced that company chairman and CEO Dr. Walden C. Rhines has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Dr. Rhines is being recognized for leadership and technology innovation in integrated circuit design and automation. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

więcej na: www.mentor.com

Apple iPhone 8 to sport higher rating for water, dust resistance

Apple iPhone 8 is one of the most anticipated smartphones for the year 2017 and leaks around the device have just started to pour in. According to a report in The Investor, iPhone 8 along with Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with the highest level of dust and water resistance. The site quoted an anonymous industry source who said, "Apple’s iPhone 8 will feature the IP68 rating protection as part of drastic upgrades marking the 10th anniversary of the iPhone this year."

więcej na: indianexpress.com

Self-assembling particles brighten future of LED lighting

Princeton engineering researchers have illuminated another path forward for LED technologies by refining the manufacturing of light sources made with crystalline substances known as perovskites, a more efficient and potentially lower-cost alternative to materials used in LEDs found on store shelves. The researchers developed a technique in which nanoscale perovskite particles self-assemble to produce more efficient, stable and durable perovskite-based LEDs.

więcej na: phys.org

TSMC considers building plant in US

During TSMC conference company officials said that it has not ruled out the possibility of building a facility in the US as a response to recent nationalistic pleas to restore American manufacturing jobs. During the investors conference, company chairman Morris Chang said that fabricating chips in the US “may not necessarily be a good thing,” though the option is still under preliminary consideration.

więcej na: www.fudzilla.com

Oracle opens start-up accelerator in Israel for cloud innovation

U.S. software provider Oracle Corp said it was opening an accelerator program in Israel for startups developing cloud technologies or whose technologies are based in the cloud. Run by Oracle's research and development team, the program provides six months of mentoring from technical and business experts, advanced technology, access to Oracle's customers, and partners and investors.

więcej na: www.reuters.com

Microsoft's Nadella warns against 'Hubris' amid AI growth

Microsoft Corp. and its competitors should eschew artificial intelligence systems that replace people instead of maximizing their time, Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella said in an interview. "The fundamental need of every person is to be able to use their time more effectively, not to say, ‘let us replace you’," Nadella said in an interview at the DLD conference in Munich.

więcej na: www.bloomberg.com

E-waste levels are surging in Asia

The volume of discarded electronics in East and South-East Asia jumped almost two-thirds between 2010 and 2015. The average increase in e-waste across all 12 countries and areas analysed was 63% in the five years ending in 2015 and totalled 12.3 million tonnes, a weight 2.4 times that of the Great Pyramid of Giza. China alone more than doubled its generation of e-waste between 2010 and 2015 to 6.7 million tonnes, up 107%.

więcej na: unu.edu

NAND flash supply to remain tight throughout 2017

Global supply of NAND flash memory will be tight throughout 2017, according to Khein Seng Pua, chairman of Taiwan-based Phison Electronics, which makes controllers for NAND flash chips integrated into products such as USB flash drives and memory cards. Memory demand for handsets, PCs, servers, car-use and consumer electronics applications will be robust in 2017, said Pua.

więcej na: www.digitimes.com

Chinese tech giant's Taiwan deals unravel as Powertech calls off share pact

Taiwan's Powertech Technology Inc said it was terminating a share agreement with China's Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd, unraveling more than $2 billion in deal-making that the state-run Chinese giant had hoped to seal on the island. Powertech said the plan was being scrapped because a one-year period authorized by its shareholders to get the deal approved in Taiwan was about to lapse and local regulators had yet to give a green light.

więcej na: uk.reuters.com

Nokia could be developing a foldable smartphone

Nokia has been granted a patent for a flexible smartphone by the USPTO, reveals PhoneArena. The patent for a “Foldable device” features a device that resembles a pocket mirror. The picture in patent shows a Nokia device to have two identical sides connected by a hinge with a single screen that fold in half. It is unknown as of now if there is a Nokia smartphone with a flexible display in the works, after all a patent filing doesn’t not mean anything.

więcej na: indianexpress.com

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