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The San Jose, California-based company will be churning out 25,000 to 30,000 ventilators a month by May or June, according to John Carlson, Flex’s head of medical solutions.

Apple supplier targets production of 30,000 ventilators a month

The San Jose, California-based company will be churning out 25,000 to 30,000 ventilators a month by May or June, according to John Carlson, Flex’s head of medical solutions.
In a sign that the self-reliance is working, Huawei in the fourth quarter sold more than 50,000 of these next-generation base stations that were free of U.S. technology

Huawei makes end-run around US ban by turning to its own chips

Attempts by the U.S. to persuade European and other allied countries to ban Huawei equipment have not succeeded, and chipmakers in Asia and Europe continue to supply it.
After revolutionizing software, the open-source movement is threatening to do same to the chip industry.

Intel, Softbank beware: Open source is coming to the chip business

After revolutionising software, the open-source movement is threatening to do same to the chip industry.
Cerebras Wafer Scale Engine features 1.2 Trillion transistors and 400,000 AI-optimised cores.

Meet Cerebras Wafer Scale Engine, the world’s largest processor

The processor has 1.2 Trillion transistors and 400,000 AI-optimised cores. By comparison, the largest GPU has 21.1 billion transistors.
Samsung may be trying to use AMD to make its products stand out in graphics-intensive applications such as mobile games.

Samsung to use AMD’s graphics chip technology in its smartphones

Samsung now gets access to the designs of one of the top two makers of graphics chips used in PCs, technology that could elevate the performance of its devices.
The Huawei ban came on the heels of the Trump administration raising tariffs and taxes on imports from China, including clothing, shoes, handbags and electronics.

US chipmakers preparing for China trade fight fear that all will ‘suffer’

The US government’s blockade of business with Huawei, which it accuses of aiding Beijing in espionage, cuts off the world’s largest networking-gear maker and No. 2 smartphone vendor from the US semiconductors and software it needs to make its products.
While 4G brought mobile high-speed internet to consumers, there was little effort to make it work with WiFi and that reduced its potential to transform business, according to Gordon Thomson, a Cisco VP.

Cisco says 5G’s success will depend on new Wi-Fi technology

A new version of the ubiquitous short-range connection technology is being rolled out this year, called WiFi 6. It will bring the ability to connect many more devices to one access point, much faster data speeds and quicker response times.
Apple, Qualcomm end legal battle.

Apple puts need for 5G ahead of legal fight in Qualcomm deal

Apple needs chips that will connect the iPhone to the new, fifth-generation wireless networks being introduced now or risk falling behind its rivals.
Nvidia’s biggest-ever acquisition is aimed at accelerating momentum for one of Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang’s most successful initiatives.

Nvidia to buy Mellanox for $6.9 billion in data centre push

The deal may signal a resumption of consolidation in the $470 billion semiconductor industry, which has been reshaped over the past five years as companies combined to gain scale while battling rising costs and shrinking customer lists.
International CES 2019: Qualcomm’s technology dominated the mobile industry during the last two generational advancements, giving it market share leadership and huge profits

CES 2019: At least 30 5G smartphones powered by Qualcomm chips to launch this year

Leading the rush to get the new 5G phones in the hands of consumers this year will help Qualcomm profit from the widespread adoption of the technology in 2020, President Christiano Amon said at CES 2019.

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