niedziela, 19 lutego 2017 15:58
Taiwan has 4 graphics card vendors among global top-5 in 2016
Of the global top-five graphics card vendors in 2016, four were based in Taiwan, namely, Palit Microsystems, the largest shipping about seven million cards, Asustek Computer, second-largest with 4.75 million units, and Micro-Star International and Gigabyte Technology, ranking third with 4.3 million units and fifth with 3.8 million units. China-based Colorful Technology and Development ranked fourth with four million units, according to industry sources.
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niedziela, 19 lutego 2017 11:48
S&P downgrade warning sends Toshiba shares falling
S&P Global Inc said in a report on Friday it could cut its rating of Toshiba Corp credit by several notches should the Japanese firm receive financial support that includes debt restructuring, sending Toshiba stock down 9 percent. S&P rates Toshiba credit as junk, at CCC+, following downgrades in December and January, after the conglomerate flagged a multi-billion dollar writedown in its nuclear power business.
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niedziela, 19 lutego 2017 08:08
Scientists are building an army of tiny cancer-fighting robots
Researchers at Phillips Innovative Technologies in Hamburg, Germany have created a way to manipulate each robot in a swarm individually and assign them specific tasks using magnetic fields. Previously, it was difficult to precisely control the microscopic devices because they would all behave the same way when controlled by the same magnetic field. "Our method may enable complex manipulations inside the human body," study lead author Jürgen Rahmer told Live Science.
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sobota, 18 lutego 2017 19:52
iPhone 8 to feature new 'function area'
According to a new investor note from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 will adopt a new “function area” at the bottom the display. This feature is possible due to the near bezel-less design of the iPhone 8 and subsequent bump in screen size to 5.8-inch. The function area is said to be located in the same area as the current Home button and will thus replace Touch ID.
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sobota, 18 lutego 2017 15:55
European parliament calls for robot law, rejects robot tax
European lawmakers called for EU-wide legislation to regulate the rise of robots, including an ethical framework for their development and deployment and the establishment of liability for the actions of robots including self-driving cars. But they rejected a proposal to impose a so-called robot tax on owners to fund support for or retraining of workers put out of a job by robots.
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sobota, 18 lutego 2017 11:59
Prices of NOR flash will continue to rise
Macronix President Chih-Yuan Lu at the conference stated that supply and demand for NOR Flash is tight and it will be in short supply with prices continuing to rise. Macronix announced that their consolidated revenue for 2016 Q4 was NT$6.766 billion, with a quarterly reduction of 5%, a gross margin of 32%, and earnings valued at NT$0.2 per share.
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