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Tesla buys up autonomous manufacturing specialist

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Tesla has purchased one of the companies that helped it develop the Model 3 affordable electric car, Grohmann Engineering. The German firm is well known for its pedigree in automation and electronics manufacturing and will form the basis for the newly announced Tesla Advanced Automation Germany headquarters. Although Tesla has …

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Apple may start making its own smartphone chips

Right now, Apple designs all of its processors for its iOS devices, though the manufacturing and fabrication is outsourced to other companies, like Samsung or TSMC. However, that could change in the future as Apple just purchased what used to be a semiconductor manufacturing plant. The building measures in at …

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Samsung to supply displays for next iPhone and Apple Watch

While rumours are suggesting that Samsung may have lost Apple’s business when it comes to the manufacturing of its A-series SoCs, the company is still interested in its rival’s displays. According to new reports, Samsung is now in talks with Apple to get its displays on to the next iPhone …

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Samsung to build robots for South Korean factories

Samsung and South Korea are aiming to cut down on manufacturing costs for electronics by building robots to replace factory workers. The idea is to replace human employees with cheap to run robots, to deal with plenty of tasks, including those that currently require a more delicate touch. The South …

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Apple downplays iPhone 6s A9 chip power draw concerns

Yesterday news spread that one version of the iPhone 6s seemingly greatly outperforms the other. The A9 chip inside of the new iPhone could be manufactured by either TSMC or Samsung, with the former’s version expanding battery life by as much as 20 per cent. This news has since reached …

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Prices of DDR3 and DDR4 continue to drop, set to decline further

Contract prices of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) modules dropped in August and September, despite peak season and anticipated stock-up demand on China, according to DRAMeXchange. Analysts believe that the launch of Microsoft Windows 10 this summer did not catalyse rise of demand, whereas the free Windows 10 upgrade program …

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Samsung putting pressure on DRAM prices – analyst

Some market observers believe that prices of dynamic random access memory are about to increase, which will significantly improve profitability of DRAM producers. While this is essentially correct, there are reports that Samsung Electronics is dropping prices of memory in a bid to boost revenues, which could hurt other manufacturers’ …

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Be quiet! shows how its PSUs are made

Be quiet!, a leading producer of power supply units, cooling systems and other similar devices, has decided to show its customers how its products are made in a bid to demonstrate why its quality is higher compared to that of its rivals. Manufacturing of microprocessors and computer memory requires state-of-the-art …

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will be in short supply at launch

Samsung has come out and admitted that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge may well be in short supply when it finally goes on sale tomorrow. This is mostly down to difficulties in manufacturing the ambitious curved display. The company is currently expecting demand to exceed supply at launch, according to …

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DRAM will remain in short supply this year – analyst

Even though Samsung Electronics plans to increase its manufacturing capacities for dynamic random access memory later this year, analysts believe that this will not create an oversupply on the DRAM market. The reasons for that are transitions to bigger memory dies as well as growing demand for higher memory capacities …

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Exclusive interview with Alvin Chan from Antec

Today we are interviewing Alvin Chan, Product Development Manager from Antec, gives us his take on why Japanese capacitors are the only choice for him, the importance of energy efficiency in 2015 and where the market will be heading next. Established in 1986, Antec has been a favourite with enthusiasts for …

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Apple orders 70 million iPhones ahead of launch

Earlier this month, KitGuru got an exclusive image of what we believe to be the iPhone 6 and now we have news that Apple has reportedly ordered 70 million iPhone units to be manufactured ahead of the device’s launch in September this year. The iPhone 6 will sport a larger 4.7 Inch …

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SanDisk announces 15 nanometer NAND Flash

SanDisk announced the availability of its 15 nanometer technology today, making it the most advanced NAND Flash manufacturing process in the world. The 15nm technology will be available in both two bits-per-cell (X2) and three bits-per-cell (X3) architectures. “We are thrilled to continue our technology leadership with the industry’s most advanced …

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Foxconn considering US fabrication plant

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While it might seem a little unbelievable and unlikely, Foxconn is apparently thinking about setting up some fabrication facilities in the USA. However if this turns out to be true it would certainly need to improve its labour practices, considering the recent problems it’s had with child labour and worker fatalities. According …

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