|$4 smartphone to start shipment next week|
The announcement follows its earlier commitment of shipping the Freedom 251, a 4-inch entry level Android-powered smartphone priced at 251 rupees (roughly $3.70, £2.70, AU$5), by the end of June.
|NASA to use ARM processor for spacecraft|
This project is expected to deliver a next-generation rad-hard space processor based on the ARM processor architecture to provide optimal power-to-performance for upgradeability, software availability, ease of use, and cost.
|Beijing to expand Semiconductor Park|
A total investment of CNY4 billion (US$608 million) will be poured into the establishment of a new IC industrial park at the Zhongguancun (Haidian) Science Park in Beijing with IC design at its core.
|BlackBerry to exit smartphone business|
For the three months to end of May, the company reported a $670m (£450m) loss, compared to a $73m profit a year earlier and and a $256m loss in the previous quarter.
|MediaTek: 5G networks will be commercialized in 2020|
MediaTek will continue to expand its R&D workforce for its 5G chip development to more than 200 people or even top 300 people, the sources said. The company is targeting a 2018 launch for its 5G product line.
|IBM to open Power Server|
A Power-based OpenCompute server will be an alternative to open server designs based on x86 chips. One target for such Power servers is hyperscale vendors, who may be looking for an alternative to Intel chips, which now dominate data centers.
|New designs will boost DRAM usage and prices|
The market release of iPhone 7/7 Plus will also generate strong stock-up demand. Respectively equipped with 2GB and 3GB of memory, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will effectively consume a large portion of the total DRAM capacity.
|Autonomus car will require lots of advanced SRAM|
A large amount of SRAM configured as high-performance internal buffer memory is essential for fast and accurate processing of video data. It's also critical to enable multi-port operation allowing simultaneous read and write accesses, which fetch video processing data for operations and store the data after operations finish.
|NASA tests electrically propelled aircraft|
It will essentially eliminate the increased fuel usage needed to cruise at higher speeds. The agency estimates that small aircraft could save as much as 40 percent in overall operating costs.