TSMC eyes Germany as possible location for first Europe chip plant

HSINCHU, Taiwan — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest contract chipmaker, said on Monday it is considering building its first European semiconductor plant in Germany as the global race to onshore chip production heats up. Chairman Mark Liu said TSMC is engaging in talks with “multiple clients” about the feasibility of building a chip wafer plant in the country. “We’re in the preliminary stage of reviewing whether to go to Germany,” Liu told shareholders at the company’s annual general…
The unintended consequences of cyber attacks

The unintended consequences of cyber attacks

Article by Darktrace. In 1988, a Harvard graduate began an experiment to see how many computers were connected to the Internet. 24 hours later, 10% of all computers around the world had been taken down and the damages soared into the millions. Robert Tappan Morris had inadvertently created the first ever computer worm. Fast forward to the present day, and we’re facing the most recent example of a cyber threat miscalculation. The DarkSide ransomware group most likely only intended to…
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index closes more than 4% down as China tech and education shares plunge – CNBC

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index closes more than 4% down as China tech and education shares plunge – CNBC

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index closes more than 4% down as China tech and education shares plunge  CNBC China Tech Stocks Slump as Regulators Apply Fresh Pressure  The Wall Street Journal Hong Kong Stocks Lead Asia Sell-off As China Tuition Reforms Bite  International Business Times China tech slumps, sending a benchmark back to last year’s debut  Livemint China and Asia trusts fall as Beijing turns on online tutors  Citywire Financial Publishers View Full Coverage on Google News…
Tech support scams remain a global threat – Microsoft

Tech support scams remain a global threat – Microsoft

Tech support scams remain a threat across the world despite drop in encounters, according to a new survey from Microsoft. Microsoft unveiled the findings of its 2021 Global Tech Support Scam Research report that looks at tech support scams and their impact on consumers. The survey saw an overall fall in scam encounters three out of five consumers (59%) were found to have been targeted by a tech support scammer in the last 12 months, a drop from 64% in…
Tech support scams remain a threat globally and in Asia Pacific despite drop in encounters: Microsoft survey

Tech support scams remain a threat globally and in Asia Pacific despite drop in encounters: Microsoft survey

Globally, three out of five consumers encountered a tech support scam in the last 12 months, a five-point drop since 2018 Gen Zers and Millennials most likely to continue interactions when targeted with tech support scams India consumers three times more likely to continue with a scam interaction than the rest of the world; Japan consumers least likely to interact of all countries surveyed; Australia and Singapore saw rates of interaction close to global average Asia Pacific, 22 July 2021…

In spectator-less Olympics, hotel bust drives retail boom

TOKYO — This month’s decision to hold the Tokyo Olympics without fans at venues around the capital has dashed the hospitality industry’s hopes of a boost to business, but sales of pricey watches and TVs are on the rise instead as consumers put freed-up money elsewhere. The cost of hotel rooms has plunged since the July 8 announcement as businesses try to woo back travelers. The median price for a room for two adults on Thursday — the day before…

Schneider, Brand Energy to Develop Licensed Home Electronic Products

Schneider Consumer Group has chosen Brand Energy to help it grow its famous consumer electronics and home appliance brand, Schneider, in North America, Asia and Africa. Brand Energy will oversee recruiting regional partners to design, source, promote and market Schneider branded goods under license, including kitchen appliances, televisions, audio, computer, tablet, mobile and fixed phone equipment and accessories. More details will be released in the coming weeks.…

Examining Samsung’s decade as Asia’s top brand | Digital | Campaign Asia

Samsung has been the number one brand in Campaign Asia-Pacific and NielsenIQ’s Asia’s Top 1000 Brands report for 10 years straight. The technology chaebol, which is South Korea’s largest company by market capitilisation, is the poster child of Asian innovation. Samsung Electronics, its largest affliate, was an early pioneer of 5G and designed the world’s first foldable phone and 8K QLED TV. It has invested heavily in internet-of-things (IoT) technologies and is developing an autonomous driving chip. It is the…
Is China winning the quantum computer war?

Is China winning the quantum computer war?

A team in China recently demonstrated that it has the world’s most powerful quantum computer, leapfrogging the previous record holder, Google. Jian-Wei Pan at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei and his colleagues say their quantum computer has solved a problem in just over an hour that would take the world’s most powerful classical supercomputer eight years to crack, and may yet be capable of exponentially higher performance. That, and other recent announcements coming out…