AMD was revealed to be negotiating with TSMC on 2nm chip production capacity
Recently, according to foreign media reports, according to people familiar with the matter, AMD Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Su Zifeng will visit TSMC and discuss with TSMC CEO Wei Zhejia the use of N3 Plus (N3P) and 2nm (N2) manufacturing technologies and the short-term future. and long-term orders.
AMD’s Su Zifeng and other company C-level executives reportedly hope to travel to Taiwan in late September or early November to explore collaborations with local partners.
However, the main reason for Su’s trip to Taiwan seems to be to meet with TSMC to discuss possible future collaborations with TSMC CEO Wei Zhejia, with the aim of getting AMD enough wafer allocations based on future nodes such as the 3nm and 2nm classes.
In addition to TSMC, Su Zifeng also plans to meet with several partners in Taiwan, such as Asus, Acer, and perhaps more importantly ASMedia. (Source: TechWeb)
Huawei Mate 50 Pro dismantling: the motherboard reserves the location of the 5G RF chip
It is understood that the Huawei Mate 50 series does not support 5G networks, but the dismantling of the Mate 50 Pro shows that the flagship machine has a place on the motherboard for the 5G radio frequency chip, suggesting that the machine is designed according to 5G mobile phones.
According to the dismantling of the blogger “Bogota Review”, the components of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro are roughly the same as the Mate 40 Pro, with the camera and SoC module at the top, the battery and wireless charging coils at the bottom, and the input and output modules at the bottom.
The motherboard of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro adopts a double-layer design, and all the components and chips are covered by metal covers, and the Snapdragon 8+ chipset is also under these metal covers.
With further dismantling, it was found that the Huawei Mate 50 Pro has a place reserved for the 5G RF chip on the PCB. Interestingly, the filter capacitor resistors close to the RF chip were not removed. It shows that this mobile phone has been designed with 5G in mind, and it may also be used by the “TD Bridge Edition” in the future. (Source: IT House)
Gates Foundation: Plan to operate for another 25 years to make sure all the money is spent
Recently, at the 2022 Forbes 400 Philanthropy Summit, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced that his private foundation may run for another 25 years and spend all its money in the meantime. Gates said in a keynote conversation with Forbes chief content officer Randall Lane: “My goal for the Gates Foundation is to run for another 25 years. During that time, we will try to eradicate the contagion. disease and all diseases that make the world unfair, at least reduce their incidence to very low levels.”
Just two months ago, Gates donated $20 billion to his private foundation, one of the largest donations in philanthropy history. He also pledged to donate another $20 billion “sometime in a few years” and continue to donate after that until he disappears from the billionaire list. (Source: NetEase Technology)
Samsung applies for dual-screen camera patent: support for face recognition
Samsung may be working on an in-display facial recognition system that includes two under-display cameras.
Samsung filed a patent application with KIPRIS (Korea Intellectual Property Information Service) back in March 2021, which was made public last week and was picked up by a Dutch publication.
According to the patent, the method takes multiple images of the user from two angles to better build a 3D model of the face and use it for authentication. However, Samsung specifically mentioned the use of an under-screen camera.
So far, Samsung has only experimented with an in-display camera on its Galaxy Z Fold line, without a wider rollout.
Judging from the patent, it may be necessary to place a camera near the bottom of the phone, close to where the fingerprint is located under the screen, or even combine the two into an optical module. (Source: IT House)
Getty Images announces ban on uploading and selling AI-generated images
Getty Images recently announced a ban on the upload and sale of illustrations generated using AI art tools like DALL-E, Midjourney and Stable Diffusion. This is the latest and largest user-generated content platform to introduce such a ban, following similar decisions by sites like Newgrounds, PurplePort and FurAffinity.
Getty Images chief executive Craig Peters said the ban was motivated by concerns over the legality of AI-generated content and a desire to protect the site’s customers.
“There are real concerns about the copyright of the output of these models and the unresolved rights of the images, the image metadata and those individuals contained in the images,” Craig Peters said. Given these concerns, selling AI artwork or illustrations could expose Getty Images users to legal risk. “We’re being proactive about the benefit of our customers,” he added. (Source: IT House)
SEMI: The market size of semiconductor materials is expected to exceed $70 billion next year
As the semiconductor process continues to move towards the single-digit nanometer node, advanced materials play an indispensable and key role in affecting process yield and product stability. A few days ago, according to Taiwan media reports, SEMI estimates that the market size of semiconductor materials is expected to exceed US$70 billion in 2023.
Chen Mingde, Chairman of the SEMI Materials Committee and Director of TSMC, said that the most common goal of the semiconductor industry at this stage is to take into account sustainable development while continuing to move towards advanced manufacturing processes through innovative materials. TSMC attaches great importance to the impact of material quality on the yield rate of advanced processes. Last year, it established Taiwan’s first advanced material analysis center to check the material evaluation and selection of advanced process and system integration chips, continuously optimize the process yield, and expand with Taiwan as the center. To the world, continue to promote the sustainable development of global industries. (Source: Aijiwei)
Wuling Hongguang MINI EV Convertible officially launched
On the evening of September 25, the much-anticipated Wuling Hongguang MINI EV convertible version was officially launched, priced at 99,900 yuan. Wuling Hongguang MINIEV convertible version is known as “China’s first pure electric convertible”. Wuling Hongguang MINIEV convertible version is available in three colors: sea blue, emerald, and modern black, and the top cloth is available in red/black.
In terms of power system, Wuling Hongguang MINIEV convertible version is equipped with a 30kW motor, with a maximum torque of 110N m and a maximum speed of 100km/h. Equipped with a 26.5 kWh lithium iron phosphate power battery pack with a range of 280 kilometers.
In terms of safety, Wuling MINI EV Convertible provides main/passenger airbags, tire pressure alarm, driver’s seat belt not fastened reminder, automatic driving lock, low-speed pedestrian warning, ABS anti-lock braking, EBD brake force distribution system. (Source: Fast Technology)
Framework launches Chromebook version of DIY notebook
Framework notebooks are loved by many gamers for their unique self-configuring and DIY upgradeable designs. Even Linus, the top Internet celebrity in the PC DIY world, has invested in becoming one of their shareholders. Now Framework has also won a partnership with Google to launch a Chromebook version of the Framework notebook.
The Chromebook version of Framework, which is currently pre-sold, starts at $999 (about 7132 yuan). It comes standard with Core i5–1240P, 8GB DDR4–3200 memory and 256GB SSD. This configuration is placed in the Chromebook market. It is a high-end configuration, but Buyers also can’t choose a higher CPU on their own. The screen is 13.5 inches, 2K, 3:2 ratio, the body defaults to 4 USB-C interface modules and so on. (Source: Super Energy Network)
Mars has become a “garbage heap” and humans have left more than 7,000 kilograms of waste
According to research by American scientists, in the past 50 years, humans have left more than 7,000 kilograms of discarded hardware and dead spacecraft on Mars, and Mars has become a garbage dump. Scientists fear the junk could contaminate samples being collected by NASA’s Perseverance rover, which is currently searching for ancient life on Mars.
According to reports, Cagri Kilic, a postdoctoral researcher in robotics at West Virginia University, calculated the mass of all rovers and orbiters sent to Mars and came up with about 22,000 pounds (9,979 kilograms); minus the weight of the spacecraft currently orbiting the surface of Mars, 6,306 pounds ( 2860 kg), which gives the mass of human waste on Mars at 15,694 lbs (7119 kg).
This junk includes discarded hardware, inactive spacecraft and those that crashed on the surface of Mars. (Source: Southern Metropolis Daily)