Engineering

New device brings us closer to coin-sized medical labs

It sounds like a science fiction movie: Using a handheld device, a doctor draws blood from a patient and, seconds later, the device provides in-depth medical information about the patient.

Business

Computer chip shortage may leave auto sector idling

What was initially downplayed as a brief hiccup in the supply of semiconductors looks more and more like a shortage that may last throughout the year in what would be a big blow to automakers.

Business

SamsungĀ Electronics defies pandemic with profit rise

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics defied the coronavirus to report higher net profits in the second quarter Thursday, with strong demand for memory chips overcoming the pandemic's impact on smartphone sales.

Business

Taiwan processor chip maker to set up $3.5 billion U.S. arm

A Taiwanese maker of processor chips for Apple Inc. and other customers plans to invest $3.5 billion to set up its second U.S. manufacturing site amid American concern about relying too heavily on sources in Asia for high-tech ...

Business

Chipmakers' pandemic boom turns to bust as recession looms

Even in an industry famous for its rollercoaster cycles, chipmakers are bracing for a particularly severe shift in coming months, when a record-setting sales surge is threatening to give way to the worst decline in a decade ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Intel to supply self-driving systems for delivery trucks

Intel on Monday said it is supplying self-driving systems to Silicon Valley startup Udelv, which plans to have a fleet of autonomous delivery vehicles in action within two years.

Business

Samsung Electronics forecasts 11.4% rise in 2Q profits

Samsung Electronics expects operating profits in the second quarter to rise 11.4 percent, the South Korean tech giant said in a statement Thursday, despite ongoing global supply chain woes.

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