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Japan Asks Sony and TSMC to Build Fabs in the Country

Japanese authorities have proposed that Sony Group and TSMC invest $9.2 billion in a fab that will produce chips using a 20nm process technology, reports Reuters citing a report by Nikkan Kogyo newspaper. Just 15 years ago, Japanese companies like Panasonic and Renesas had leading-edge process technologies that could challenge those from Intel. Today, Japanese developers outsource…

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USB-C To Get 240W Power Boost

If you charge a device via USB Type-C today, the maximum you’re getting is 100W. This is set out in the specification from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), but the 2.1 update, released today, punches that up to 240W.    Known as Extended Power Range, or EPR, the new spec does not mean you’ll need…

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3D Printed RP2040 Powered Ring Measures CO2

Sometimes a little ingenuity is all it takes to solve a potentially life-threatening problem—such is the case with Guido Burger’s Raspberry Pi RP2040 CO2-detecting ring. This isn’t Burger’s first rodeo with RP2040, we previously covered his homemade Adafruit Feather RP2040 which he managed to assemble before the board officially released. While precise details on the…

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Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL DDR4-3600 C18 2x8GB Review: Short On Height, High On AMD Performance

Today’s best Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL DDR4-3600 C18 2x8GB and deals Products don’t always go through modifications because there’s a defect; sometimes manufacturers revamp successful products because they see an opportunity for improvement. That was probably the idea behind Corsair’s reworking of its thriving Vengeance RGB Pro memory, which already holds a spot on…

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