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Samsung workers are on strike for the first time in the company’s history

For the first time since the company’s founding, Samsung workers are on strike. The New York Times reports that Samsung workers in the chip division are expected to make up a majority of the employees skipping work on Friday for the one-day strike. Samsung union representatives explained that negotiations over pay increases and bonuses had…

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Samsung already leaked the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 designs

Rumors suggest Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 in about a month. It’d be right in time for the Summer Olympic Games, of which Samsung is a major sponsor. That’s probably why we’ve already seen so many rumors detailing the two devices. But the best leaks always seem to come…

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I’m ready to pay for premium AI features, but iPhone AI should always be free

I’m a longtime iPhone user who is dying to test all the artificial intelligence features Apple has built into iOS 18. I’m also excited about having ChatGPT integrated into iOS 18 and getting a smarter Siri assistant next year that will let me control iPhone apps.I’ll also add that I’m paying for ChatGPT Plus, a…

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SK hynix Reports That 2025 HBM Memory Supply Has Nearly Sold Out

Demand for high-performance processors for AI training is skyrocketing, and consequently so is the demand for the components that go into these processors. So much so that SK hynix this week is very publicly announcing that the company’s high-bandwidth memory (HBM) production capacity has already sold out for the rest of 2024, and even most…

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Samsung Tapes Out Its First 3nm Smartphone SoC, Gets A Boost From Synopsys AI-Enabled Tools

This week Samsung Electronics and Synopsys announced that Samsung has taped out its first mobile system-on-chip on Samsung Foundry’s 3nm gate-all-around (GAA) process technology. The announcement, coming from electronic design automation Synopsys, further notes that Samsung used the Synopsys.ai EDA suite to place-n-route the layout and verify design of the SoC, which in turn enabled…

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Micron Ships Crucial-Branded LPCAMM2 Memory Modules: 64GB of LPDDR5X For $330

As LPCAMM2 adoption begins, the first retail memory modules are finally starting to hit the retail market, courtesy of Micron. The memory manufacturer has begun selling their LPDDR5X-based LPCAMM2 memory modules under their in-house Crucial brand, making them available on the latter’s storefront. Timed to coincide with the release of Lenovo’s ThinkPad P1 Gen 7…

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TSMC Readies Next-Gen HBM4 Base Dies, Built on 12nm and 5nm Nodes

Of the several major changes coming with HBM4 memory, one of the most immediate is the sheer width of the memory interface. With the fourth-generation memory standard moving from an already wide 1024-bit interface to a ultra-wide 2048-bit interface, HBM4 memory stacks won’t be business as usual; chip manufacturers are going to need to adopt…

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TSMC Outlines Path to EUV Success: More Tools, More Wafers, & Best Pellicles In Industry

Although TSMC can’t claim to be the first fab to use extreme UV (EUV) lithography – that title goes to Samsung – they do get to claim to be the largest. As a result, the company has developed significant experience with EUV over the years, allowing TSMC to refine how they use EUV tooling to…

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ASUS NUC14RVHv7 and ASRock Industrial NUC BOX-155H Review: Meteor Lake Brings Accelerated AI to UCFF PCs

Intel’s Meteor Lake series of processors has had a drawn-out launch since its details were officially revealed in September 2023. The series marks Intel’s foray into the consumer market with a tile-based chiplet configuration held together with Foveros packaging. Similar to Tiger Lake, the focus of Meteor Lake has primarily been on the mobile market…

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Rapidus Adds Chip Packaging Services to Plans for $32 Billion 2nm Fab

To say that the global foundry market is booming right now would be an understatement. Demand for leading-edge process technologies driven by AI and HPC applications is unprecedented, and with Intel joining the contract chipmaking game, this market segment is once again becoming rather competitive as well. Yet, this is exactly the market segment that…

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