|Consumer product recall at its highest|
Index found that recall activity increased over the second quarter of 2016 across sectors, highlighting the continued importance of recall preparedness, communication and execution.
|Rumor - Apple iPhone will have curved display next year|
Next year's lineup of iPhones could include three different and distinct variants: a "4.7-inch model, another that will be 5.5-inches and a premium handset that will be either 5.5-inches or larger equipped with a screen bent on the two sides."
|Nvidia announced mobile processor for autonomous cars|
The Drive PX 2 uses two Parker processors and two Pascal-based graphics processing units (GPUs) to power deep-learning applications for self-driving cars. Such cars have to be smart enough to recognize visual obstacles, such as bikers or pedestrians.
|Samsung is setting up to refurbish smartphones|
The world's top smartphone maker will refurbish high-end phones returned to the company by users who signed up for one-year upgrade programs in markets such as South Korea and the United States. Samsung would then re-sell these phones at a lower price.
|Cypress offer complete USB 3 power delivery interface solution|
USB PD 3.0 provides a number of key enhancements over the current version of the spec, USB PD 2.0 improving the robustness of power sources, sinks and cables. Cypressís EZ-PD CCG3 and CCG4 USB-C port controllers are believed to be the first solutions to support the USB PD 3.0 specification from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).
|Renesas wants to buy Intersil|
Intersil makes chips essential to regulating power in such products as automobiles, industrial machinery and smartphones. It supplies automakers in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and more of its offerings are expected to find their way into electric cars and fuel cell vehicles.
|Galaxy Note 7 pre-sale broke all record|
Judging from the successful pre-order of Galaxy Note 7, itís estimated that the total shipments of the model will reach up to 18 million units by the end of 2016.
|Mobile DRAM business is good|
Global sales of mobile DRAM increased 17.2% sequentially to US$3.93 billion in the second quarter of 2016. Rising smartphone shipments from China-based vendors including Huawei, Oppo and Vivo, as well as the overall bit supply, led to the revenue increase.
|Altera Stratix 10 to sell under Intel label by year end|
Krzanich pledged to ship before the end of the year Alteraís flagship, the Stratix 10 FPGAs. It will wear the Intel brand and use both Intelís 14nm process technology and be the first chip to use its embedded multi-die interconnect packaging technology.
|DDR5, the next generation DRAM|
Specifications for DDR5 memory will be released this year, and deployment of the DRAM will begin in 2020, according to a slide deck presented at the Intel Developer Forum this week.
|Merger on major wafer suppliers|
GlobalWafers Co. says greater market share can be achieved in the silicon-wafer market after the Taiwanese supplier to chipmakers agreed to buy SunEdison Semiconductor Ltd. for $683 million including debt, adding new customers and production facilities.
|SK Hynix debutes UFS 2.1 memory|
It provides more than three times faster sequential read performance compared to that of the existing embedded Multi Media Card (eMMC) 5.1, reading and writing sequentially at 800 megabytes and 200 megabytes per second, respectively.