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Hadoren

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I found this very interesting article on EUV lithography:

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Thoughts:
  1. EUV lithography is created through a collaboration of multiple companies. SMEE itself's role should be more of integration and research. Other companies need to specialize on the machine's laser, mirrors, etc.
  2. In five to ten years, EUV lithography may be replaced by something completely different and new. This research is currently being done by universities.
 

Skywatcher

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The problem with beyond EUV lithography is that 8nm resolution (give or take a couple nm) is pretty much what you need for lithography (at that point, quantum tunneling will be a problem for anything less than 1nm processes), so beyond EUV needs to be cheaper/easier to use than EUV to have any sort of justification.
 

supercat

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Tencent is bigger than Facebook in valuation now.
Tencent grabs Facebook’s social media crown with rally that adds US$207 billion to market value this year
  • Chinese online games giant is now the world’s seventh most valuable company ahead of Facebook
  • Jefferies analyst Thomas Chong expects Tencent shares to climb up to HK$651 in the next 12 months; shares are up 45 per cent year to date
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Peter2018

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Hi hullopilllw,

Do you think Microsoft,Google and Nokia will also suffer the same fate, their CEO are all indian? And also I had seen a pattern of discrimination against EAST ASIAN in particular for high position job, the caucasian dont trust us or as our trait, we dont talk to much.
Microsoft is doing just fine, while google is showing signs of fading.
 

weig2000

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The problem with beyond EUV lithography is that 8nm resolution (give or take a couple nm) is pretty much what you need for lithography (at that point, quantum tunneling will be a problem for anything less than 1nm processes), so beyond EUV needs to be cheaper/easier to use than EUV to have any sort of justification.
Indeed, 7nm or below process nodes are really only needed by the high-end smartphones, which have the volumes to spread the huge capital cost of the corresponding fabs (EUV and all). This is also why increasingly TSMC has become the only dominant player. There is simply not enough demand to justify more players at the most advanced process nodes.

It's also difficult to see what other mass markets/applications on the horizon to match or exceed the scale of smartphones.
 

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Huawei ends 9-month battle state for HMS development
2020-07-29 18:04:53 GMT+8 | cnTechPost
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Huawei ends 9-month battle state for HMS development-cnTechPost

Huawei is pushing the HMS ecosystem with the highest priority, and with the release of HMS Core 5.0, Huawei's battle state has temporarily ceased and employees are entering a new phase of work.

Huawei recently published a speech by rotating CEO Xu Zhijun, titled "Building the world's third smartphone ecosystem, turning the impossible into possible".

Souhu Tech quoted Huawei insiders as saying that the nine-month period of state of war ended with the release of HMS Core 5.0 and the first phase of development has been completed. Employees will return to their respective geographies to continue the fight in their precious teams in next phase of the project.
Huawei's HMS is progressing rapidly, with more than 2,500 out of more than 3,000 top applications already running on the HMS, the sources said.
In the article, which was only made public internally at Huawei, Xu Zhijun argued that "building the HMS ecosystem is the fastest possible solution to end the state of Huawei's phones being unavailable overseas, which is the first and highest priority."


"Although GMS is unavailable, AOSP is open source software that is available. Building an HMS alternative to GMS based on AOSP allows developers to quickly build a global HMS ecosystem," He said.
On February 20 this year, Huawei set up a brand new department responsible for HMS ecology construction.

Called the "Global Ecological Development Department," the new division is part of one of Huawei's four business groups, the Consumer Business Group, and it has a tentative headcount of 36.
The division's president is Wang Yimin, previously president of Huawei's consumer business in Northeast Europe, reporting to Richard Yu, CEO of the consumer business.
On May 15, 2019, Google banned the pre-installation of Google GMS on Huawei's newly released phones, as required by the U.S. government.
After a few months of exploration, Huawei discovered that while it could no longer use Google's GMS, AOSP (Android Open-Source Project) was open source and could be used by anyone.
Huawei decided to build its own GMS, Huawei Mobile Service - HMS, based on AOSP.

Huawei's Songshan Lake base in Dongguan is the "main battlefield" where Huawei was running in battle mode this time, with Huawei employees from Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, and Wuhan arriving for the nine-month intensive development effort.
At the end of June 2020, Huawei HMS Core 5.0 was released, with enhancements to the original capabilities, adding a total of more than 20 new features in a variety of areas, including Graphics and Media.

Till now, the team's most important work is done.
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After Huawei was added to the export control "entity list", new models released after the Mate 30 series in September 2019 will not be able to get Google's authorized updates, and will not be able to call Google's suite of APIs.
Therefore, HMS service is imperative.
 

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BeiDou's last satellite passes final tests, core components 100% made in China
2020-07-29 18:16:58 GMT+8 | cnTechPost
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BeiDou's last satellite passes final tests, core components 100% made in China-cnTechPost

After a month of in-orbit testing, BeiDou's last satellite passed all tests, according to CCTV.

The report said that a test was completed at the Capital International Airport on July 13. The results showed that the BeiDou was used to locate the plane during flight, and that the BeiDou tracking and monitoring terminal and other on-board electronic equipment could operate normally at the same time.

Since most of China's civil aviation aircraft come from Europe and the United States, there are a number of technical incompatibilities with the BeiDou positioning and tracking devices in the Chinese civil aviation sector. But through the efforts of researchers, these problems are slowly being solved, the report said.
According to a regulatory document, by the end of 2023, all civil aviation transport aircraft will have BeiDou-based positioning and tracking capabilities, CCTV said.
In addition, the report said that Myanmar's Ministry of Fisheries has purchased 1,000 BeiDou shipboard terminals in 2019. In addition to basic navigation functions, they are most satisfied with the vessel position information and tracking services.
Globally, 137 countries have already signed cooperation agreements with BeiDou satellite navigation systems.
According to the report, after 30 years of efforts, the core components of BeiDou 1 to BeiDou 3 have been 100 percent made in China.
 

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