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Samsung Widens its Lead in the Smartphone DRAM & NAND Market in H1 2020

High-Density Chips Drive Market Revenue

The global smartphone memory market registered total revenue of $19.2 billion in H1 2020, according to the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service report, “Smartphone Memory Market Share Q2 2020: Revenue Up 3 Percent YoY as Samsung Leads.”

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Fig1. Left Smartphone NAND Market Revenue Share H1 2020. Fig 2. Right Smartphone DRAM Market Revenue Share H1 2020 (Photo: Business Wire)

This Strategy Analytics research finds that Samsung Memory led the smartphone memory market (DRAM & NAND) with 49 percent revenue share followed by SK Hynix and Micron in H1 2020. Samsung Memory, SK Hynix and Micron captured almost 84 percent revenue share in the global smartphone memory market in H1 2020.

NAND Market

The overall NAND flash market revenue for smartphones witnessed a growth of 5 percent year-over-year in H1 2020 due to

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Google Pixel 5 review: new phone, old tricks

The amount of effort Google seems to put into its Pixel phones while simultaneously ensuring that they look and feel mundane never ceases to astonish me. The new Pixel 5 is the epitome of this trend, though it’s been present since the beginning.

The Pixel 5 is unassuming. Instead of pushing the state of the art forward, Google has seemingly retreated to simpler, more reliable, and less expensive technology. The Pixel 4 had face unlock, squeezable sides, and a literal radar chip. The Pixel 5 has a simple rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that harkens back to Android phones from 2018, not 2020.

And yet, it’s still a very good phone for $699. It’s not impressive or flashy. By spending just a little (or a lot) more money, you can get better specs, larger camera arrays, prettier screens, and fancier designs. The Pixel 5 is trying to sell something else, sometimes to

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Boosting the efficiency of single-cell RNA-sequencing helps reveal subtle differences between healthy and dysfunctional cells — ScienceDaily

Sequencing RNA from individual cells can reveal a great deal of information about what those cells are doing in the body. MIT researchers have now greatly boosted the amount of information gleaned from each of those cells, by modifying the commonly used Seq-Well technique.

With their new approach, the MIT team could extract 10 times as much information from each cell in a sample. This increase should enable scientists to learn much more about the genes that are expressed in each cell, and help them to discover subtle but critical differences between healthy and dysfunctional cells.

“It’s become clear that these technologies have transformative potential for understanding complex biological systems. If we look across a range of different datasets, we can really understand the landscape of health and disease, and that can give us information as to what therapeutic strategies we might employ,” says Alex K. Shalek, an associate professor

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Build your digital toolkit like it’s a fintech smartphone

Despite the sophistication of today’s tech offerings, many firms and advisers face an uphill battle in building an integrated tech stack that provides everything they need. Complicating matters is that some fail to realize how an ad hoc approach to technology can impact their entire operation.

In some respects, the dynamic evokes memories of the evolution of the smartphone, which began as an effort to combine all the disparate personal tools that already existed into one consolidated platform that was sleek, easy-to-use and intuitive. Now, billions worldwide have access to a hand-held computer customized to their daily routine everywhere they go. 

Firms and advisers need to approach the construction of their tech stacks in the same way. Here’s how: 

Consider your needs. Before Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone in 2007, it was of course possible to make a call, take a photo, schedule a meeting, text with friends or send

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Action Is America’s Best Weapon

Senior policymakers have had much to say lately about the overall health of the United States’ space industry, especially about those highly innovative and competitive mavericks helping to lead the way during the pandemic. Their latest efforts involve endless requests for information that in the end only amount to piles of paper. While this mindless cycle of drawing board strategy continues to keep the lights on in many Washington consultancies, it unfortunately falls short to improve U.S. space capability, promote American entrepreneurial innovation, or accelerate government timelines. Meanwhile China, our near-peer rival, advances and is now breathing down our neck in the race for space. Our feeble, lukewarm effort to “try” with information collation and analysis paralysis might maintain the status quo, but it almost certainly guarantees we fumble the opportunity our nascent commercial space industry has laid at our feet. 

“Do or

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iPhone 12 has 5G, but Apple still has us questioning why we need it

Tim Cook Apple 5G

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday talked up the iPhone 12 lineup’s new 5G connectivity.


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Apple this week gave users plenty of reasons to want a new iPhone 12, much as it does every year. The camera is better, and so’s the processor. The display, with its “ceramic shield” technology, is more durable, and there’s even a Pacific blue iPhone 12 Pro. There are now four new models to choose from instead of three, and the overall phone’s been redesigned for the first time since 2017. Oh, and did you hear? All phones in the iPhone 12 lineup also come with 5G. 

The next-generation cellular technology was front and center in Apple’s virtual iPhone launch on Tuesday. Apple showed us its secret, padded anechoic chamber where

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Cameras that can learn what they are viewing — ScienceDaily

Intelligent cameras could be one step closer thanks to a research collaboration between the Universities of Bristol and Manchester who have developed cameras that can learn and understand what they are seeing.

Roboticists and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers know there is a problem in how current systems sense and process the world. Currently they are still combining sensors, like digital cameras that are designed for recording images, with computing devices like graphics processing units (GPUs) designed to accelerate graphics for video games.

This means AI systems perceive the world only after recording and transmitting visual information between sensors and processors. But many things that can be seen are often irrelevant for the task at hand, such as the detail of leaves on roadside trees as an autonomous car passes by. However, at the moment all this information is captured by sensors in meticulous detail and sent clogging the system with

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Ultra-Fast Charging, Ultra-Smooth Scrolling; OnePlus Launches OnePlus 8T Premium Smartphone

Premium Smartphone Features Next-generation Warp Charge 65, Industry-leading 120Hz Fluid Display and OxygenOS 11

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Global mobile technology company OnePlus today launched its newest high-end flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 8T. Following the success of the company’s OnePlus 8 series earlier this year, OnePlus is again pushing the limits by introducing a host of next-generation technologies including a newly calibrated 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display, and the company’s fastest charging solution ever – Warp Charge 65.

“With the OnePlus 8T, we’re offering pro-level capabilities for even more users across our flagship smartphone portfolio,” said Pete Lau, Founder and CEO of OnePlus. “Featuring a class-leading 120Hz AMOLED display, our upgraded 65W fast charging technology and fresh, bold software in OxygenOS 11, the OnePlus 8T offers an impressive overall package of powerful hardware and smooth software.”

Warp Charge 65 – A Day’s Power in 15 Minutes

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Festivals of the future ‘won’t be limited by time and space’: CEO

Post-pandemic music and theater performances are likely to use a hybrid model, according to the chief executive of one of Singapore’s largest arts centers.

Yvonne Tham, CEO of Esplanade, told CNBC’s “Street Signs Asia” that a mixture of in-person and streamed performances are set to be common in the future.

“Many artists are really open now to what’s known as hybrid, which (means they) may be performing in a particular space in a particular time, but how does that performance have an afterlife? And that’s a question we’ve been asking ourselves even as we’ve been producing lots of digital programs,” Tham said on Monday.

“We’re going to see festivals in future that are not just limited by time and space, therefore what goes on to complement that live experience in the digital space becomes quite important,” she added.

Pre-pandemic, around 3,000 performances took place annually at the Esplanade and it

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Intersectional Gender And Pay Parity In Tech

AnitaB.org CEO Brenda Darden Wilkerson shares top takeaways focused on driving change toward intersectional gender and pay parity for the tech industry coming out of vGHC 2020.

Where to start? This was the question that opened the annual Grace Hopper Celebration several weeks back as it has been the topic leading millions of conversations on the pandemic, social justice, political unrest, natural disaster and more. In acknowledging the many trying moments of recent months, especially within the setting of a celebration, the focus became less about what one might expect to hear, and more about what needs to be said.

When it comes to achieving intersectional gender and pay parity around the world, let alone in the tech industry, figuring out where to start is an

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