TSMC does better than expected
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Thursday, 18 July 2024 10:59

TSMC does better than expected


Demand goes into meltdown

TSMC exceeded revenue and profit expectations in the second quarter, as demand for advanced chips used in AI applications continues to surge.

Samsung snaps up UK knowledge graph startup
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Oxford Semantic Technologies boosts AI capabilities

Samsung announced the acquisition of UK knowledge graph startup Oxford Semantic Technologies on Thursday, to boost its AI capabilities and offer more personalised experiences and content on its devices.

ASUS claims some surprising Radeon speed facts
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Radeon 880M RDNA3.5 integrated graphics 15 per cent faster than RDNA3-based Radeon 780M

ASUS claims that Radeon 880M RDNA3.5 integrated graphics are 15 per cent faster than RDNA3-based Radeon 780M.

PDS CEO no longer company director
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Thursday, 18 July 2024 09:48

PDS CEO no longer company director


Two employees were arrested suspicion of fraud, bribery, and misconduct in public office

Police Digital Service (PDS) CEO Ian Bell is no longer a director of the company, two weeks after it emerged, two of its employees were arrested on suspicion of fraud, bribery, and misconduct in public office.

People don’t want to pay extra for AI
Published in AI
Thursday, 18 July 2024 09:37

People don’t want to pay extra for AI


PC users say no

A recent poll on TechPowerUp revealed that an overwhelming majority of PC users are not interested in paying extra for hardware with AI capabilities.

GlobalWafers gets government cash
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Thursday, 18 July 2024 09:26

GlobalWafers gets government cash


Will expand 300mm wafer manufacturing facilities in Texas and Missouri

The US government is granting GlobalWafers up to $400 million in CHIPS Act funding to support its 300mm wafer manufacturing facilities in Texas and Missouri.

Steam runs with a tiny headcount
Published in Gaming
Thursday, 18 July 2024 09:16

Steam runs with a tiny headcount


Industry shocked 

A poorly redacted document in an antitrust lawsuit has revealed that Steam's Gaming outfit is run by a comparatively tiny team of a few hundred.

Nvidia could be worth $10 trillion in ten years
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Analyst who predicted Tesla and Amazon’s early success claims

Nvidia’s market capitalization has rocketed from $1.1 trillion to a staggering $3.1 trillion in just 12 months. However, according to James Anderson, a tech investor known for predicting Amazon and Tesla's early success, this is merely the beginning.

Vole faces UK antitrust investigation over inflection AI deal
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UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) not impressed

In March, Microsoft struck a $650 million deal with Inflection AI to "license and use its AI models." However, this move—commonly seen as investing in an AI company and then poaching its top talent—is now causing ripples.

Apple, Nvidia, and Anthropic stole YouTube videos to train AI
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Allegedly

Content creators are now claiming that their videos were used without their knowledge to train artificial intelligence (AI) systems by tech giants such as Apple, Nvidia, and Anthropic.