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Intel in talks to produce chips for automakers within six to nine months -CEO

Intel in talks to produce chips for automakers within six to nine months -CEO

By (Reuters) - The chief executive of Intel Corp told Reuters on Monday the company is in talks to start producing chips for car makers to alleviate a shortage that has idled automotive factories.Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger said the company is talking to companies that design chips for automakers about manufacturing those chips inside Intel’s factory network, with the goal of producing chips within six to nine months. Gelsinger earlier on Monday met with White House officials to discuss the semiconductor supply chain.Intel is one of the last companies in the semiconductor industry...

April 12, 2021
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As Biden works to fix chips shortage, Intel promises help for hurting automakers

As Biden works to fix chips shortage, Intel promises help for hurting automakers

By , WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden met with executives from major companies on Monday to discuss the global chip shortage that has severely hurt U.S. automakers and spurred Intel Corp to announce it plans to make chips for car plants at its factories in the next six to nine months.During the meeting, Biden said he has bipartisan support for legislation to fund the semiconductor industry. He previously announced plans to invest $50 billion in semiconductor manufacturing and research as part of his broader focus on rebuilding U.S. manufacturing included in his $2 trillion...

April 12, 2021
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Apple argues it faces competition in video game market as 'Fortnite' trial nears

Apple argues it faces competition in video game market as 'Fortnite' trial nears

By , Slideshow (Reuters) -Apple Inc plans to argue that it faces abundant competition in the market for video game transactions to defend itself against antitrust allegations by “Fortnite” maker Epic Games, the iPhone maker said on Thursday.In a federal trial scheduled to begin May 3, the companies will fight over whether Apple’s 15% to 30% commissions for use of its in-app payment systems, and its longstanding practice of exercising control over which apps users can install, amount to anticompetitive behavior.Epic and Apple filed dueling position statements with the court on Thursday in...

April 8, 2021
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Apple to argue it faces competition in video game market in Epic lawsuit

Apple to argue it faces competition in video game market in Epic lawsuit

By Slideshow (Reuters) - Apple Inc said it plans to argue that it faces abundant competition in the market for video game transactions to defend itself against antitrust allegations by “Fortnite” maker Epic Games, the iPhone maker said on Thursday.Epic sued Apple last year in federal court in California, alleging the 15% to 30% commissions that Apple charges for the use of its in-app payment systems and Apple’s longstanding practice of exercising control over which apps can be installed on its devices amount to anticompetitive behavior. The dispute arose after Epic tried to implement its...

April 8, 2021
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Microsoft wins $21.9 billion contract with U.S. Army to supply augmented reality headsets

Microsoft wins $21.9 billion contract with U.S. Army to supply augmented reality headsets

By , (Reuters) -Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it has won a deal to sell the U.S. Army augmented reality headsets based on its HoloLens product and backed by Azure cloud computing services.The contract could be worth up to $21.88 billion over 10 years, a Microsoft spokesman told Reuters.Over the past two years, Microsoft has worked with the Army to on the prototyping phase of what is called the Integrated Visual Augmentation System, or IVAS. The company said Wednesday that the Army had moved into the production phase of the project.In a blog post, Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman...

March 31, 2021
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Arm Ltd debuts new chip technology aimed at overtaking data centers

Arm Ltd debuts new chip technology aimed at overtaking data centers

By (Reuters) - Arm Ltd, the British technology firm whose chip technology powers most of the world’s smartphones, on Tuesday released a new generation of technology aimed at taking over data centers and artificial intelligence applications ahead of its planned $40 billion merger with Nvidia Corp.Arm released a new version of what is called its instruction set architecture, the most fundamental recipe for a chip that defines what kind software it can run. Arm makes major updates to the architecture only about once a decade, and its major rival is Intel Corp, which supplies the so-called x86...

March 30, 2021
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Microsoft targets 50,000 jobs with LinkedIn 're-skilling' effort

Microsoft targets 50,000 jobs with LinkedIn 're-skilling' effort

By (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday that it aims to place 50,000 people in jobs that require technology skills as part of a broader push being undertaken with its professional networking website LinkedIn to help workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic move into new fields.The jobs will be in what Microsoft calls its “ecosystem” of companies that use or help sell its products.The effort started last year as pandemic-related business closures hit service workers much harder than technology workers and other white-collar employees who could work from home. LinkedIn made free...

March 30, 2021
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Qualcomm struggles to meet chip demand as shortage spreads to phones: sources

Qualcomm struggles to meet chip demand as shortage spreads to phones: sources

By , , SAN FRANCISCO/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc is struggling to keep up with demand for its processor chips used in smartphones and gadgets, as a chip shortage that first hit the auto industry spreads across the electronics business, industry sources told Reuters.Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world’s largest smartphone maker, is experiencing a shortage of Qualcomm’s application processors, the heart of smartphones, two people at suppliers for the South Korean giant told Reuters.Demand for Qualcomm’s chips has soared in the past months as Android phone makers seek to win over...

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March 11, 2021
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Volkswagen taps Microsoft's cloud to develop self-driving software

Volkswagen taps Microsoft's cloud to develop self-driving software

By (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG on Thursday said it will use Microsoft Corp’s cloud computing services to help it streamline its software development efforts for self-driving cars.Volkswagen, which owns brands such as Audi and Porsche, is working on both self-driving cars for the future and driver-assistance features such as adaptive cruise control in current vehicles. But the company’s brand had been developing those features independently.Last year, Volkswagen consolidated some of those development efforts into a subsidiary called Car.Software to better coordinate among the makers, with each...

February 11, 2021
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U.S. senators question Apple and Google on app store dominance

U.S. senators question Apple and Google on app store dominance

Welcome to the Reuters.com BETA. Read our Editor's note on how we're helping professionals make smart decisions.Apple unveils AirTag, in this still image from the keynote video of a special event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, April 20, 2021. Apple Inc./via REUTERS. A panel of U.S. senators questioned officials from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday about the dominance of their mobile app stores and whether the companies abuse their power at the expense of smaller competitors.Amy Klobuchar, the top Senate Democrat on antitrust issues, said Apple and Google can use...

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April 21, 2021
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