Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Google and Deutsche Bank developing $1.1 billion cloud-computing deal

July 7 – Google and Deutsche Bank signed a nonbinding letter of intent to ink a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) cloud services contract. The...

TSMC to issue $473.3 million in bonds to expand production capacity

Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to issue NT$13.9 billion ($473.3 million) in unsecured bonds to expand its output capacity, reports DigiTimes. The corporation...

Report: Global semiconductor revenue up by 5.8 percent in May

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization recently reported global component sales rose by 5.8 percent in May year-over-year. The group’s findings came from...

Microsoft’s xCloud gaming service gets a mini Xbox controller

Later this year, Microsoft will launch its xCloud game streaming service as part of Xbox Game Pass. Part of the service’s allure is the...

A 3D-printed ‘egg’ could be home to future Mars colonists

Mars colonization might still be decades away. That doesn’t mean humans aren’t planning for a seemingly inevitable journey to the Red Planet. Of course,...

Rocket Lab’s 13th Electron flight ends in failure, loss of payload

Rocket Lab is an ambitious spaceflight startup with hopes of delivering affordable payloads to orbit. Unfortunately, it recently suffered a setback. The company’s 13th mission...

NXP’s HoverGames 2 competition seeks ways for drones to help humans during a pandemic

Drones are becoming a regular part of life in today’s world. Their emergence has only been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. NXP Semiconductors wants...

How to write the best resume for Artificial Intelligence and robots

More and more job applicants need to persuade Artificial Intelligence (AI) of their qualities before they can reach the interview stage for a vacant...

SMIC looks to raise $6.55 billion with Shanghai stock exchange offering

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) plans to raise ¥$46.29 billion ($6.5 billion) in a forthcoming share sale on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Last month, the...

Going Driverless: A look into the future of the trucking industry

Automation is a trend of the future for many industries, not the least of these being trucking. Cross-country driving to deliver goods is a...

Report: Uber agrees to acquire Postmates for $2.65 billion

Uber’s board of directors approved the acquisition of food delivery brand Postmates for $2.65 billion, reports Bloomberg. Late last month, the New York Times...

Samsung inks new sourcing deals to localize chip supply chain

July 6—Samsung is working on localizing its semiconductor supply chain within its home country of South Korea, reports Tech Wire Asia. The world’s second-largest...

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Industry & Market Watch

TSMC to issue $473.3 million in bonds to expand production capacity

Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to issue NT$13.9 billion ($473.3 million) in unsecured bonds to expand its output capacity, reports DigiTimes. The corporation...

Report: Global semiconductor revenue up by 5.8 percent in May

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization recently reported global component sales rose by 5.8 percent in May year-over-year. The group’s findings came from...

NXP’s HoverGames 2 competition seeks ways for drones to help humans during a pandemic

Drones are becoming a regular part of life in today’s world. Their emergence has only been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. NXP Semiconductors wants...

SMIC looks to raise $6.55 billion with Shanghai stock exchange offering

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) plans to raise ¥$46.29 billion ($6.5 billion) in a forthcoming share sale on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Last month, the...

Science & Tech News

Google and Deutsche Bank developing $1.1 billion cloud-computing deal

July 7 – Google and Deutsche Bank signed a nonbinding letter of intent to ink a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) cloud services contract. The...

A 3D-printed ‘egg’ could be home to future Mars colonists

Mars colonization might still be decades away. That doesn’t mean humans aren’t planning for a seemingly inevitable journey to the Red Planet. Of course,...

Rocket Lab’s 13th Electron flight ends in failure, loss of payload

Rocket Lab is an ambitious spaceflight startup with hopes of delivering affordable payloads to orbit. Unfortunately, it recently suffered a setback. The company’s 13th mission...

How to write the best resume for Artificial Intelligence and robots

More and more job applicants need to persuade Artificial Intelligence (AI) of their qualities before they can reach the interview stage for a vacant...

Gadgets & Gaming

Microsoft’s xCloud gaming service gets a mini Xbox controller

Later this year, Microsoft will launch its xCloud game streaming service as part of Xbox Game Pass. Part of the service’s allure is the...

Next-gen console games might get a $10 price hike

At this point, there is plenty of excitement about the next-gen consoles which arrive in just a few months. The PS5 and Xbox Series...

Apple cancels in-development Arcade games in strategy pivot

Apple launched its Arcade video games subscription service to great fanfare last September. However, the Silicon Valley giant has reportedly canceled several in-development titles...

Cox’s ‘Elite Gamer’ add-on promises to decrease game lag

All gamers know the pain of dealing with lag. A few milliseconds can be a matter of win-or-loss in a highly competitive game. Sometimes,...