Apple Watch Production Delayed Due to Complicated Design: Report

Production of Apple’s latest smartwatch has been delayed due to its complicated design, the Nikkei reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Apple Watch makers began small-scale production last week but struggled to achieve satisfactory production performance, the report said. Smartwatch production has been temporarily suspended while the iPhone maker and its suppliers … Read more

iPhone 13 Series May Cost More to Mitigate Rise in Chip Production Costs: Report

Prices for the iPhone 13 series may be higher than expected, a new report suggests. Apple is trying to raise the price of the iPhone 13 line to mitigate the impact of rising chip manufacturing costs. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Apple’s main chip supplier, is planning to raise chip production costs. This will affect … Read more

Taiwan is again trying to reassure the US about how to deal with the chip shortage that has affected car production

Taiwan is doing everything possible to address the global semiconductor shortage, Economy Minister Wang Mei-hua said on Tuesday after talks with the newly appointed de facto US ambassador to Taipei, a problem that has froze some automobile production lines. Democratic US senators from Michigan and Ohio last week called on the Taiwanese government to help … Read more

Electric vehicle startups looking for low-cost roads for mass production

Electric car and van startups racing to become the next Tesla all want to avoid Elon Musk’s journey through “manufacturing hell.” But electric vehicle companies like British van company Arrival SA and Fisker are taking very different paths to overcome the challenges of the profitable mass production that nearly broke Tesla. Some have found investors … Read more

Baidu says second-generation Kunlun AI chips enter mass production

Chinese tech giant Baidu said on Wednesday it has begun mass-producing second-generation Kunlun artificial intelligence (AI) chips as it races to become a key player in the chip industry that Beijing is trying to strengthen. The new generation of Kunlun AI chips, using 7nm process technology, achieved computing power two to three times the previous … Read more