EU imposes tariffs on Chinese fiber optic cable, first phone with iSIM, a European chip gem – Archyde

A reporter prepares every Friday Jan Sedlak Selection of interesting news from the world of IT. What happened this week?

The European Commission has imposed import tariffs on optical cables from China. The anti-dumping measure is estimated at 5.1 to 10.3 percent. The European survey found that Chinese producers are benefiting from a range of benefits provided by their own government, including relief or soft loans from the China Development Bank Fund. The EU takes a critical view of the optics sector. It generates annual sales of one billion dollars in Europe and employs five thousand people. Above all, however, it fits into the strategy of digital sovereignty.

ASML had sales of 18.6 billion euros with a profit of 5.9 billion last year. A further 20% growth is expected for this year. The Dutch chip machine manufacturer continues to benefit from being the only supplier of EUV machines in the world. They are subscribed to by Intel, TSMC or Samsung. Last year, 42 EUV machines were sold with a turnover of 6.3 billion euros. An EUV costs about $140 million and has over a hundred thousand components. ASML is preparing a new generation of EUVs, the price is expected to rise to $300 million and drop below three nanometers. Intel was the first to order these high NA devices.

We banned Huawei on 5G networks because the Americans told us to. Those are the words of the former UK Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Vinceho Cablea. He served in the Cabinet david cameron. He added that the ban “has nothing to do with national security.”

The US campaign against Huawei also continues Joe Biden. The Trump administration had a program Clean Networks, with which she toured allies and other countries, including the Czech Republic, trying to persuade them to ban or severely restrict Chinese society. As LightReading informs, Biden’s team is preparing a new event “Alliance for the Future of the Internet”. Huawei, for example, continues to struggle with pressure invests in a number of chip companies.

Taiwan wants to manufacture the equipment needed to manufacture the chips itself. The Taiwanese President said she was 100 percent sure the country could do it. The Asian country, thanks to TSMC et al. dominates the production of chips, but requires e.g. B. necessarily EUV machines from ASML.

Qualcomm and Vodafone show the first phone with iSIM. In contrast to the eSIM, which is not yet very widespread, it is integrated directly into the processor, i.e. it is not a separate chip on the circuit board. This could help with adoption as iSIM smartphone makers put it right on the chip.

At TSMC, Intel acquires the capacity of an entire factory for 3nm manufacturing. Intel is expected to use this process for its upcoming graphics chips and 3nm processors. At least until he starts up his own production capacities again. Intel has also reached a milestone in preparing the 7nm process in Ireland.

Intel is preparing its own chip for Bitcoin mining. Therefore, it is optimized for the SHA-256 hash function. The code name is Bonanza Mine and the show is coming soon. Intel will have competition in the form of ASIC machine manufacturers, who often design their own chips and are slowly moving towards their 5nm production. According to Fox Business, Intel already has its first interesting customer.

Microsoft has stopped producing Xbox One consoles. According to the Rand this happened in late 2020. Sellers are selling off stock. The Xbox One X can be bought for eight thousand and anywhere. Sony, on the other hand, has extended production of the PlayStation 4 in response to the lack of new consoles.

According to Mizuho Securities, AMD is making Epyc server processors ten to thirty percent more expensive. Demand exceeds supply. Intel Sapphire Rapids should also play a role.

Lenovo has implemented a vendor lock-in for AMD processors. Specifically for Ryzen Pro desktops, these processors are paired to the motherboard. They cannot be used elsewhere. The processors should have an integrated security co-processor, Analysen Serve the Home.

The creator of Nginx Igor Sysoev leaves the project. He said he wanted to pursue personal activities. Nginx was founded in 2002 and the company of the same name was sold to F5 Networks in 2019. Nginx is the most widely used web server in the world.

Nvidia introduces new Deep Learning Dynamic Super Resolution (DLDSR).. It follows the increasingly popular DLSS but goes downscaling rather than upscaling. The technology is analyzed by He also writes about ray tracing games on mobile phones, thanks to the Samsung Exynos 2200 with Xclipse 920 graphics based on RDNA 2.

Only Office 7.0 is released. Tables can be password protected, presentations support animations and online forms can be created. The pack is free and now supports a dark look. Wine 7.0 was also released. Added support for VKD3D 1.2 which works better with the Apple M1 for example.

1Password Receives $620M Investment. The enterprise value rose to 6.8 billion dollars. Some Hollywood celebrities have also invested.

Trellix is ​​the new name for the McAfee and FireEye company. Last year, Symphony Technology Group bought McAfee Enterprise for $4 billion and subsequently acquired FireEye products for $1.2 billion. Trellix will have 5,000 employees and $2 billion in annual revenue.

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