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UK innovation

However the UK government responds to the proposed acquisition of Arm by Nvidia, it raises questions about its plans to boost innovation in the UK.

Arm sold to Nvidia

In a move that could re-shape the semiconductor industry Arm is set to be be sold, by current owners Softbank, to Nvidia for $40bn.

Splitting down the middle?

After 40 years of engagement divisions between the US and China are becoming more obvious and acrimonious, and China is certainly less willing to accept US leadership than it was at the turn of the century.

SMIC in the firing line

SMIC, China’s biggest chipmaker, is facing potential US sanctions in an escalation of the on-going trade clash between the US and China.

Navigating lengthy component lead times

Lengthy component lead times have been a problem since before the global pandemic of COVID-19. Component shortages, political tensions and manufacturing limitations are just a few of the factors that have contributed to these extended, and often frustrating, lead times.

State of Wireless WAN Report

A newly published report –‘State of Wireless WAN’ - has found that 78% of companies use or plan to use LTE to provide WAN or internet connectivity, while 82% said that they believe 5G will deliver increased WAN speeds over the coming 12 months.

'One world. two systems'

?With the confrontation between China and the US continuing to escalate, are we seeing the beginnings of two separate global supply chains?

Why strategic sourcing is the way forward

A reliable source of components is essential in the electronic components industry, but with global shortages on some of the most in-demand components, as well as the many challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses need a solid sourcing strategy

Up for sale, again

The rumours that Nvidia is in talks with SoftBank to buy Arm Holdings are gaining traction, so the current radio silence from both could be a clear indication that something is afoot.

Automation and IoT

Clem Robertson, a tech veteran and founder of R4DAR Technologies, explains how automation can play a key role in healthcare in the wake of Covid-19, so long as the fidelity and integrity of the captured data can be guaranteed.

Prospects for a V-shaped recovery look bleak

Research, by accountants Deloitte, has found that almost two thirds of companies are planning to cut investment spending over the next three years due to Covid-19. It also appears that most are planning for a slow recovery that will not see the economy recover until well into 2021.

Growing costs of cyber attacks laid bare

Last month the Australian government revealed that firms, including steel maker BlueScope, logistics firm Toll Group, and the state government agency Services New South Wales had been victims of state-backed cyber-security attacks.

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