The 7th amendment to the WSA (Wafer Supply Agreement) could give AMD even more freedom to tap TSMC and Samsung for fabrication
Google has sent out invites for an October 9 event that will almost certainly be the official announcement of the thoroughly leaked Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones.
Dell's latest earnings are unlikely to diffuse a brewing shareholder mutiny. The tech giant is attempting to return to public markets via a takeover of the DVMT tracking stock it created to finance its 2016 buyout of data-storage company EMC Corp.
Giving your BMW a name is going to be a bit more complicated once the company's Intelligent Personal Assistant arrives in the spring of 2019.
Chipmaker Broadcom gave a quarterly sales forecast that topped analysts' estimates on strong demand for data-center semiconductors. The stock rallied in extended trading, following an earlier sell-off in chip industry shares.
At least nine people are dead and 31 unaccounted for in Hokkaido after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake - reaching the maximum 7 on Japan's seismic intensity scale in some areas - caused landslides that engulfed houses early on Thursday.
The Japan Times
One worker was killed and two others remain unconscious after being exposed to carbon dioxide in a Samsung Electronics semiconductor factory southeast of Seoul, authorities said Tuesday.
The European Union approved Apple's planned acquisition of British music discovery app Shazam on Thursday.
Facebook's first Asian datacenter will be in Singapore
IBM and a start-up have launched a blockchain-based app that lets patients eventually sell anonymized data to pharmaceutical companies, researchers and others while retaining greater control over privacy.
IDC remains optimistic about VR--especially for the enterprise--but the data doesn't look so hot.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. "will not rule out the possibility" of buying a memory chip company, Chairman Mark Liu told the Nikkei Asian Review.
Nikkei Asian Review
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that domestic flights at Kansai International Airport, which closed down after powerful Typhoon Jebi flooded the runway and tarmac, will resume operations by the end of Friday. The announcement came as speculation was rife that the Kansai airport, one of the biggest airports in Japan, will not be able to resume operations for days or possibly weeks.
The Japan Times
Merger of Unicom with China Telecom is said to be reviewed
Intel has begun narrowing its search for a new chief executive officer and could bring in an outsider to lead the world's second-biggest chipmaker for the first time.
A promising sign for cross-platform VR
Facebook has accused BlackBerry of stealing its voice-messaging technology in its instant messaging app.
Veeco Instruments has announced that John Peeler, chairman and CEO, will transition to the role of executive chairman, effective October 1, 2018. William J Miller, currently president, will become CEO and will join the company's board of directors bringing the size of the board to eight.
Local production was also hit, with Toyota Motor halting operations at most of its group plants, and Honda Motor halting its Suzuka plant in Mie prefecture. Kyocera, Murata Manufacturing, Panasonic and Shiseido were among other manufacturers shutting some of their facilities.
Uber is to block customers in Australia and New Zealand from its ride service if they have a low passenger rating. The move is aimed at improving passenger behaviour, the company said.
Typhoon Jebi on Tuesday struck the heart of one of Japan's largest metro areas, killing 10 people and shutting down Osaka's main international airport indefinitely. The storm also shuttered shops, factories and amusement parks.
Nikkei Asian Review
The international pact - the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, known as the so-called "Five Eyes" group of nations - quietly issued the memo last week demanding that providers "create customized solutions, tailored to their individual system architectures that are capable of meeting lawful access requirements."
China's southwestern city of Chongqing plans to establish a 50 billion yuan ($7.3 billion) fund to help develop the semiconductor industry.
At the 67th International Motor Show for Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, the technology company Continental will showcase the further development of ContiConnect, its digital tire monitoring platform. The portfolio will be enhanced by a new solution that can be integrated into existing systems. With this solution, Continental is fulfilling the wishes of fleet customers to have digital tire monitoring built directly into existing fleet management systems.
TV used to be the entertainment center of the home, but as mainstream technology has evolved to include smartphones, streaming, and smart speakers, the television has become less essential for many consumers. This is something Toshiba hopes to rectify with its latest range of high-spec TVs, including its first ever 8K TV concept model.
This is the latest report from Jon Peddie Research on the GPUs used in PCs. It is reporting on the results of Q2'18 GPU shipments worldwide. Overall GPU shipments decreased -1.5% from last quarter, AMD decreased -12.3%, Nvidia decreased -7% and Intel, increased 3%.
Jon Peddie Research
Renesas Electronics is considering an acquisition of Integrated Device Technology to expand beyond the automotive sector.
LG Electronics is looking to significantly increase its global automotive component sales by targeting growth segments such as autonomous driving. Company CEO Jo Seong-jin, speaking at the IFA 2018, said he was considering joining forces with US electronics company Nvidia to expand in the self-driving sector.
The giveaway comes from GalaxyClub digging into the database of popular benchmarking software GFXBench. It discovered Samsung is already testing Android 9.0 Pie on the Galaxy S9 Plus less than a month after the software was released by Google.
Got an iPhone 8 - not iPhone 8 Plus - that's acting up on you? Maybe it's crashing, the screen is freezing, or won't even fire up? Well, you might be in luck because Apple has just kicked off a repair program.
Amazon executive Daniel Rausch stood onstage before a crowd of hundreds at Berlin's IFA tech show Saturday to share a few big numbers about Alexa.
Vodafone's Australian operations will become part of a new telecoms giant. Under a US$11bn merger Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom will create a mobile, fixed-line and broadband provider with the scale to rival Telstra and Optus.
Microsoft has announced a policy requiring its contractors to offer employees a minimum of 12 weeks paid parental leave, paying them up to US$1,000 a week.
SoftBank reportedly won't buy into next month's IPO by electric car maker Nio Inc. The Japanese electronics giant explored investing as much as US$200 million in the Chinese car maker whose US headquarters is in San Jose, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
The headline change to the Pixel 3 is the jump to a 5.5-inch 2:1 aspect ratio display, which is 10% longer than the 5-inch panel in the Pixel 2. There's also an increase in pixels from 1920 x 1080 to 2060 x 1080 to support the elongated panel.
San Francisco dealt a blow to the largest shared-scooter companies on Thursday, awarding two smaller startups exclusive rights to rent the electric-powered vehicles for a year in a decision that could change the course of the nascent market.
The Wall Street Journal
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has bought a stake in India's largest digital payments company, Paytm. Berkshire confirmed "the investment was made" in One97 Communications - the parent company of Paytm.
Reports have long suggested that Apple has been working on a trio of new iPhones for 2018, and now we know when we'll actually get to see them.
We always see major products launched at IFA and it looks like this is going to be another year absolutely packed with announcements.
Apple has acquired a startup focused on making lenses for augmented reality glasses, the company confirmed on Wednesday, a signal Apple has ambitions to make a wearable device that would superimpose digital information on the real world.