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THE GHOULS

The ghouls are lining up to strip the bones of Toshiba. The usual private equity suspects KKR, Bain and CVC are already in there working...

BAT EAR BIO-MIMICRY LOCATES SOUND SOURCE TO HALF A DEGREE

A single twanged rubber bat ear, backed by artificial intelligence, is enough to locate the direction from which a sound arrived to...

 
 
 

32BIT DAC FOR HI-FI

Rohm has announced a 32bit mono/stereo Hi-Fi DAC, claiming for it a typical signal to noise ratio of 130dB and -115dB THD+noise. Called...

FABLE: THE ENGINEER WITH NOSY NEIGHBOURS

139 years ago an engineer, with a colleague, started developing engines in this summerhouse: The neighbours were extremely suspicious,...

 
 
 

WIRELESS-TO-DALI GATEWAY SPECIFICATION FROM DALI ALLIANCE

The DALI Alliance has specified wireless-to-DALI gateways to link existing DALI wired products with Bluetooth mesh or Zigbee wireless...

TSMC ON A ROLL

TSMC's Q1 profit was up 19.4% at $4.93 billion with revenues up 25.4% at $13.92 billion. TSMC expects 2021 capex of $30 billion after...

 
 
 

COMPACT AIR QUALITY PARTICULATE SENSOR DETECTS PM10, PM2.5 AND PM1

Panasonic is aiming at indoor air quality monitoring with a particulate matter sensor based on laser scattering. “SN-GCJA5 features...

Q2 SERVER SHIPMENTS TO GROW 20% Q-O-Q

Global server shipment for 2Q21 is expected to increase by 20% QoQ and remain unaffected by material shortage, says TrendForce. The...

 
 
 

GROQ RAISES $300M

Groq, which designs accelerators for AI, ML and HPC, has closed its Series C fundraising. Groq raised $300 million in new funding,...

ARIANESPACE OPENS CONTEST FOR CUBESAT LAUNCH

Arianespace, is organising a contest where first prize will be a spot on a rideshare mission for a cubesat-sized satellite. The Paris-based...

 
 
 

COTTONING ON

It's a trifle odd when a country with a world market share of 55% gets into a tizzy about the threat posed by a country with 5% market...

MORE AARDWARE WEATHER STATION

So, does the ancient Aardware weather station work? Well, yes, after a fashion. The wind vane, it transpires, operates with three reflective...

 
 
 

ARM-BASED GRACE CPU IS NVIDIA'S THIRD TECHNOLOGY FOR COMPUTING

Entering the data centre CPU arena, Nvidia has unveiled Grace, a server class processor for AI and high performance computing workloads....

VACCINE PRODUCTION

Pfizer has produced the most coronavirus vaccine doses with 119 million, ahead of Sinovac's 91 million and AstraZeneca's 83 million,...

 
 
 

MICROCHIP OPENS USB POWER DELIVERY SOFTWARE TO CUSTOMER CODE

For USB Type-C with Power Delivery, Microchip has created a framework allowing designers to add their code to the its Power Delivery...

CHINESE IC COMPANIES HAD 5% MARKET SHARE IN 2020

U.S. companies held 55% of the total worldwide IC market in 2020 followed by South Korean companies with a 21% share, says IC Insights....

 
 
 

TOSHIBA CEO RESIGNS

Earlier today, Nobuaki Kurumatani resigned as CEO of Toshiba. Chairman Satoshi Tsunakawa will take over. The move follows an internal...

5G IC PACKAGING GROWING AT 31% CAGR

The 5G packaging market will grow from $0.52 billion in 2020 to $2.6 billion in 2026, with 31% CAGR, reports Yole Developpement, with...

 
 
 

PI PFC CONTROLLER HAS 98% FULL-LOAD EFFICIENCY

Power Integrations' HiperPFS-4 power factor correction controller IC ones with an integrated Qspeed low reverse recovery charge boost...

TOP TEN GROWTH PRODUCTS

Thanks to IC Insights for this one - the Top Ten product categories for growth in 2019, 2020 and 2021: This story continues at Top...

 
 
 



YouTubers Jenna Marbles and Julien Solomita Are Engaged After 8 Years of Dating

YouTubers Jenna Marbles and Julien Solomita Are Engaged After 8 Years of Dating

Jenna Marbles and Julien Solomita are officially engaged! In a Twitch stream, Julien, 28, shared that he popped the question to Jenna, 34, after eight years of dating, casually... Read more ...

Megan Thee Stallion releases a steamy music video for her hit track Movie...

Megan Thee Stallion releases a steamy music video for her hit track Movie featuring Lil Durk

Megan Thee Stallion dropped a steamy new music video for her fan-favorite track Movie off her debut album Good News, released in December, on Thursday. Read more ...

What the papers say - April 16

Images of a grieving Prince Charles feature on many of Friday's front pages. Read more ...

Here's What You Missed at Vanity Fair's Cocktail Hour, Live! Act Three

Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Phoebe Robinson, Janet Mock, Paris Hilton, and more capped off V.F.'s inaugural pre-Oscars virtual event in style. Read more ...

Beijing hit by third sandstorm in five weeks

Dust blown in from drought-hit areas to the north sends pollution soaring to twice the hazardous level The third major sandstorm in five weeks turned Beijing's skies sepia on... Read more ...

Prince Harry set for ‘a historically freighted royal face-off' as Duke...

Prince Harry set for ‘a historically freighted royal face-off' as Duke returns to UK

PRINCE HARRY is set to have a historical "face-off" with the Royal Family after returning to the UK for his grandfather's funeral, according to a royal expert. Read more ...

Bellevue Hill: Chinese millionaire William Wu goes on $50m Sydney property...

Bellevue Hill: Chinese millionaire William Wu goes on $50m Sydney property buying spree in one year

Mayrin Group director William Wu, 28, has bought a series of high-end properties in Sydney's ritzy eastern suburbs - including a $11.08million home in Bellevue Hill in February... Read more ...

Mads Mikkelsen joins Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Indiana Jones 5

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen will reportedly join Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Indiana Jones 5. Read more ...

What the papers say - April 16

The nation's papers are led by the final preparations being made for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral. Read more ...

Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbaek joins Jason Momoa in Aquaman 2 in an...

Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbaek joins Jason Momoa in Aquaman 2 in an unknown role

Jason Momoa is getting a fellow Game of Thrones star to join him in Aquaman 2, with Pilou Asbaek signing on. Read more ...