SEOUL (AFP): Samsung Electronics became the first chipmaker in the world to mass produce advanced 3-nanometre microchips, the company said Thursday, as it seeks to catch up with Taiwan's TSMC. The ne chips will be smaller, more powerful and efficient, and will be used in high-performance computing applications before being put into gadgets such as mobile phones. "Compared to 5nm process, the first-generation 3nm process can reduce power consumption by up to 45%, improve performance by 23% and reduce area by 16%," Samsung said in a statement. The South Korean conglomerate last month announced a five-year plan to invest 450 trillion won (US$356 billion), saying it would "bring forward the mass production of chips based on the 3-nanometer process". The vast majority of the world's most advanced microchips are made by just two companies -- Samsung and Taiwan's TSMC -- both of which are running at full capacity to alleviate a global shortage. Samsung is the market leader in memory … [Read more...] about Samsung begins production of advanced 3nm chips
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Malaysia: * Singapore urged to halt execution of another M’sian * Large-scale ops after midnight to nab undocumented foreigners, says Hamzah * Issues relating to middlemen discussed at inflation task force meeting, says Annuar * Sabah party president nabbed for being alleged mastermind of ID scam ring, says Hamzah * Deputy CM raises plight of Sabahans in Australia in meeting with Penny Wong * Amendment for heavier penalties on environment crime to be tabled in Oct * Kiandee: Govt striving to reduce impact of rising cost of living Singapore: * Eight weeks' jail for CEO who assaulted cabby, dislocating victim's shoulder * Singapore's death penalty for drug trafficking saves lives: Shanmugam tells BBC * Singapore-Desaru ferry tickets go on sale * Malaysia, Singapore agree to further ties in digital and green economy * Singapore electricity tariffs to rise by about 8% for Q3 amid global oil, gas crunch * China officials scams: Over 277 in Singapore lose … [Read more...] about Asean News Headlines as at 10pm on Thursday (June 30)
Nowadays, Coronavirus is the most audible and searchable term on google, due to its highly contagious behavior. Coronavirus enforces the whole healthcare industry to take a strong step to fight with this life-threatening viral disease. [q]What is Coronavirus (CoV)?[/q] [ans]Coronavirus is not a single virus but a ‘family of viruses.’ According to reports, this is slightly the same as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Coronavirus is also known as “novel coronavirus (nCoV)”.[/ans] [q]How did it start?[/q] [ans]According to the WHO website, Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first reported from Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019. There are more than 27,000 individuals affected in China and approximately 30,000 are affected globally. After China, this disease has slaos spread in countries like Japan, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Hong-Kong, India and many more. [/ans] Common Signs/Symptoms of CoronaVirus Most … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Signs, Symptoms, Precautions and Treatment
India’s urban population is estimated to stand at 675 million in 2035, the second highest behind China’s one billion, the U.N. has said in a report, noting that after the COVID-19 pandemic, the global urban population is back on track to grow by another 2.2 billion by 2050. The United Nations-Habitat’s World Cities Report 2022, released on Wednesday, said that rapid urbanisation was only temporarily delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Also Read ‘Vision of T-Hub 2.0 is bigger, bolder’ The global urban population is back on track to grow by another 2.2 billion people by 2050, it said. India’s urban population is projected to be 67,54,56,000 in 2035, growing from 48,30,99,000 in 2020 to 54,27,43,000 in 2025 and 60,73,42,000 in 2030, the report said. By 2035, the percentage of population in India at mid-year residing in urban area will be 43.2%, it said. China’s urban population in 2035 is projected at 1.05 billion while the urban population in Asia will be 2.99 … [Read more...] about India’s urban population to stand at 675 million in 2035, behind China’s 1 billion: U.N.
President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the U.S. is enhancing its military presence in Europe for the long haul to bolster regional security after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine . Meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Madrid at the opening of the alliance’s annual leaders summit, Mr. Biden said “NATO is strong and united" and that steps to be taken during the gathering will "further augment our collective strength.” Mr. Biden opened his participation in the summit by announcing that the U.S. is establishing a permanent headquarters in Poland, sending two additional F-35 fighter jet squadrons to the U.K. and will send more air defense and other capabilities to Germany and Italy. “Today I’m announcing the United States will enhance our force posture in Europe and respond to the changing security environment as well as strengthening our collective security,” he said. Mr. Stoltenberg, who earlier on Wednesday said the alliance was facing its biggest challenge … [Read more...] about U.S. to bolster its military in Europe