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South Korean giant Samsung Electronics became the globe's top vendor of semiconductors in 2021, overtaking Intel for the first time since 2018 with a 31.6% rise in revenue to US$75.9 billion (A$105.2 billion), the technology analyst firm Gartner says.

Published in Hardware

American efforts to curb chip sales in China have not succeeded, according to an analysis of data for 2020 by the Semiconductor Industry Association, a lobby group for the US semiconductor industry.

Published in Hardware

The American news agency Bloomberg has claimed that Chinese telecommunications vendor Huawei used malicious code to spy on Optus in 2012, a claim that the telco has denied. The story in question is replete with dubious assertions, risible claims and quotes that do not match what the reporters say they do.

Published in Open Sauce

Chinese smartphone vendor OPPO has launched its first flagship foldable smartphone, the OPPO Find N, at its yearly innovation day.

Published in Mobility

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO has unveiled a neural processing unit known as MariSilicon X and an assisted reality device called Air Glass at an innovation event held overnight.

Published in Mobility

Queensland's CS Energy has denied that there was any indication a network attack on the company in November was by a state-based group.

Published in Security

Shipments of PCs in China have grown by 3% year-on-year in the third quarter to a record of more than 15 million units, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that this reflected growth of 10% quarter-on-quarter.

Published in Hardware

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is claimed to be licensing its smartphone designs to other vendors in order that it can get past American sanctions that have devastated its smartphone business.

Published in Technology Regulation

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO has released another 4G device into the Australian market, the A54s. Once again, this is a low-priced model, retailing for $299.

Published in Mobility

Upgraded versions of the Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021, Huawei MateBook 14 2021, and Huawei MateBook D 14 will be available for sale in Australia from 11 November, the Huawei Consumer Business Group has announced.

Published in Hardware

A partner of a venture capital firm set up by the CSIRO to help build deep tech start-ups says one of the main factors that is holding Australia back from building up a semiconductor sector is visa and travel restrictions.

Published in Strategy

Japanese automobile giant Toyota Motor Corporation has announced details of its first battery electric vehicle, which it says it plans to launch in Europe next month. The car has been jointly developed with Subaru.

Published in Automotive

Smartphone sales in China increased by 3% quarter-on-quarter in the third quarter of 2021 but this represented a drop of 9% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.

Published in Mobility

Republican members of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation have accused storage vendor Seagate Technology of violating American rules on the supply of products to Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies.

Published in Technology Regulation

Telstra's decision to acquire Digicel Pacific is a political decision, Australia's top independent telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says, adding that it would never have happened without the involvement of the government.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO, part of the giant B.B.K. Electronics group, is set to start designing its own chips for its high-end smartphones, the Nikkei Asia website claims, adding that this was understood to be a bid to rid itself of dependence on suppliers like Qualcomm and MediaTek.

Published in Mobility

The existence of sanctions did not prevent US suppliers from obtaining licences from the Commerce Department to ship billions of dollars worth of supplies to Chinese firms Huawei Technologies and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp between November 2020 and April 2021.

Published in Technology Regulation

The REvil ransomware group was taken offline by intelligence agencies and law enforcement from the US and a number of its allies, the news agency Reuters claims.

Published in Security

The Digital Transformation Agency, now vested with the responsibility for certifying cloud companies that can host government data, appears to be unwilling to state clearly whether any of the four firms given a tick on 7 October had outstanding compliance issues.

Published in Open Sauce

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