Comodo Cybersecurity has unveiled a partner program that will support the company's revenue growth as well as allow partners to lead threat intelligence and malware cyberdefense. "Comodo will seek to become the most trusted partner for protecting organizations from the increasing threat of cyberbreaches," said Vice President Rebecca Myrick.
Micron Technology is in volume production of 1y-nanometer DRAMs at two of its wafer fabs in Taiwan, will start commercial production of 1ynm DRAM chips during the latter half of this year and plans for volume production of 1znm DRAMs in 2020, said KC Hsu, Micron Memory Taiwan's chairman. The chipmaker plans to hire 1,000 people this year, boosting its Taiwan-based workforce to 8,000 by year's end.
Supply of 200-millimeter silicon wafers remains constrained in 2019, while sales for 300mm wafers in some segments are cooling off and this year is likely to see rising prices for silicon substrates, Mark LaPedus writes. Damian Thong of Macquarie Securities says, "The 300mm wafer market is likely to be flat this year."
SK Hynix is looking to build a cluster of four new wafer fabrication facilities in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, not far from its corporate headquarters, budgeting about $107 billion over 10 years for the new complex. The company also intends to spend $49 billion on expanding and upgrading two existing wafer fabs in South Korea.
Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark encapsulated graphene within hexagonal boron nitride, a 2D insulating material, then poked nanoscopic holes measuring 10 nanometers across in the layer with electron-beam lithography. "Looking solely at electronics, this means that we can make insulators, transistors, conductors and perhaps even superconductors, as our nanolithography can preserve the subtle inter-layer physics that was recently shown to lead to superconductivity in double-layer graphene," said Peter Boggild of DTU.
At the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, SK Hynix provided details of a synchronous DRAM design based upon JEDEC's DDR5 specification. Samsung Electronics in the same session detailed its work on a process for LPDDR5 SDRAMs.
Arm debuted a new version of its Neoverse server processor designs, meant to go into chips for general-purpose cloud-based computing and edge computing. The company said these designs will provide a significant increase in performance compared with its previous offerings.
Chip designers now have the option of implementing in-memory computing and near-memory computing technology to resolve the bandwidth bottleneck in systems, this analysis notes. "The growing trend of near-memory computing and in-memory computing will drive new architectures that are integrating logic (digital and analog) and new memories," said Yang Pan of Lam Research.
An app called Market Kurly lets consumers in South Korea order eggs, produce and other fresh groceries the night before for home delivery by 7 a.m. About 300,000 shoppers currently use Market Kurly, which was created by 35-year-old former Goldman Sachs banker Sophie Kim.
Chevrolet has added a "vehicle locate" feature to its app, letting users mark the location of their parked cars on mobile maps or receive notifications if a vehicle leaves or enters a geofenced area. The feature doesn't keep track of a moving car, but could spare people the effort of trying to recall where their parking space is.