Is Foxconn Ready for Cars?

Never underestimate the power of an industrializing nation with the will to succeed. We’ve seen it happen in Japan, followed by Korea, and we’ve also observed Taiwan as it pioneered the semiconductor foundry business and mastered PC and mobile ecosystems. It’s still an open question, though, whether Taiwan can replicate in the auto market the…

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Single-Pixel Camera Mimics Human Eye

LAKE WALES, Fla. — The smart single-pixel camera mimics the human eye by focusing on the important details in images, such as faces, and allotting lower-resolution to areas of unimportance such as backgrounds. The invention made by researchers at the University of Glasgow (Scotland, U.K.) appears in Science Advances  titled Adaptive foveated single-pixel imaging with dynamic supersampling.…

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Environmental Concerns to Boost Growth in Metal Oxide Varistor Market

A new study by Transparency Market Research (TMR) states that the global metal oxide varistor (MOV) market is highly competitive. The leading companies are focusing aggressively on research and innovation for the development of new products. As, the companies are concentrating more on utilizing automation for the production of varistor, the competition within this market is…

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NXP Sells Stake in China Foundry ASMC

SAN FRANCISCO—NXP Semiconductors NV said Wednesday (April 19) it sold its 27% remaining stake in Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. Ltd. (ASMC), a chip foundry based in China. ASMC began as a joint venture in the late 1980s between the Chinese Government and Royal Philips Electronics NV , the Dutch giant that eventually spun off NXP.…

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