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Arm joins with GM, Toyota to find common ground on car chips

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Arm Holdings, the British chip technology firm owned by Japan's Softbank Group Corp, is joining with automakers General Motors Co and Toyota Motor Corp to establish common computing systems for self-driving cars, an effort the companies hope will speed development of the technology. Arm supplies the underlying technology for the… Read

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S Korea's Hanwha likely to win from surveillance rivals' blacklisting

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South Korean video surveillance provider Hanwha Techwin stands to gain the most from the U.S. blacklisting of China's Hikvision and Dahua, an industry expert and insider said, as rivals sit poised to snatch share from the besieged market leaders. Hanwha Techwin is a subsidiary of Hanwha AeroSpace Co Ltd, whose… Read

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Apple supplier Japan Display aims to seal $468 million bailout deal by end of Oct: CEO

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Apple Inc supplier Japan Display Inc aims to seal a revised bailout deal by the end of this month for at least 50 billion yen ($468 million) in vital funding, its new chief executive said on Monday. Minoru Kikuoka also told Reuters in an interview that liquid crystal display (LCD)… Read

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Samsung Electronics flags 56% fall in Q3 operating profit

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Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it expected operating profits to drop more than 50 percent in the third quarter amid a continued slump in the global chip market. Operating profit for July to September was expected to reach 7.7 trillion won ($6.4 billion), down 56.2 percent from a year earlier, the… Read

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Docomo achieves world's first 5G communication between bullet train and experimental base stations

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NTT Docomo Inc says it has achieved what is believed to be the world's first 28 GHz-band 5G mobile communications between base stations and a high-speed bullet train during experimental trials to verify further enhancement of 5G in collaboration with Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central). Ultra-high-speed data and high-quality… Read

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Vietnamese roll out 'Transformers'-inspired robot with green message

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There is more than meets the eye to the towering robot resembling a character from the "Transformers" movie franchise -- it speaks Vietnamese and is made from spare motorbike parts. "Hello everyone ... I am from Vietnam," the hulking Robot One says as it swivels side to side in a… Read

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NEC face recognition tech ranks first in U.S. test

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NEC Corp says that its face recognition technology achieved the highest matching accuracy in the Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) 2018 performed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with an error rate of 0.5% when registering 12 million people. NEC’s technology ranked No. 1 in NIST… Read

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SoftBank's plans for second mega-fund hit by WeWork debacle

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SoftBank Group founder and CEO Masayoshi Son is struggling to raise money for a second massive technology investment fund in the wake of the failed public offering of office-rental company WeWork and sliding valuations of other major investments, according to two people familiar with the situation. Son is still determined… Read

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Officials push Facebook for way to peek at encrypted messages

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Officials are calling on Facebook not to use encryption in its messaging services that does not provide authorities a way to see what is being sent. The request was made in a letter signed by U.S. Attorney General William Barr, British home secretary Priti Patel and Australian minister for home… Read

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Apple raises iPhone 11 production by about 10%: Nikkei

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Apple Inc has asked suppliers to increase production of its iPhone 11 models by up to 8 million units, or about 10%, Nikkei Asian Review reported on Friday, citing better than expected demand. "Previously, Apple was quite conservative about placing orders", which were less than for last year's new iPhone,… Read

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