Childhood dreams don’t always evolve into reality, but for Hong Konger “Queenie” Hoi Shan Chan, the calling was always science, and that’s how her journey has proceeded. After a glamorous-sounding spell as a “Fellow” at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC), she’s now back in academe, teaching at universities in the UK, namely the Open University..
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As reported in Reuters on 8th Feb 2021, the global chip shortage is being acutely felt in particular by automotive manufacturers, from General Motors to Stellantis and Honda Motor, who are shutting assembly lines due to the shortages. Some auto firms have also furloughed staff. Eight-inch chip manufacturing plants owned mostly by Asian firms, which..
Says the report, which was also cited in the China Economic Review, the Shanghai government is aiming to achieve “scaled production” of 12-nanometer semiconductors this year, as part of the nationwide effort to strengthen domestic production. Underpinning this strategy appears to be a move to cut reliance on imported chips amid ongoing US sanctions that..
Lisa Su, currently CEO and President of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), has an impressive versatility that allows her to be both an electrical engineer and a successful businessperson. Born in Tainan, Taiwan, Su emigrated to the US aged three, later studying at the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), majoring in Electrical Engineering. Her focus..
The scale and potential of this deal is immense. It is one of the biggest free-trade deals in history, covering 2.2 billion people and 30% of the world’s economic output. The partners include Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea, plus the 10 member states of ASEAN, which include Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand…
Put simply, set against the backdrop of US-China tensions, amongst other global challenges, news of this deal has not just piqued the interest of specialist technology journalists, but has quickly sparked the imaginations of global commentators, broadcasters, and consumers alike. What we know Nvidia’s co-founder Jensen Huang clearly sees the extended value in the..
The satellite was launched into orbit by a Long March 3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China’s Sichuan province. “Beidou” is China’s name for the “Big Dipper” or Ursa Major constellation, a traditional navigational aid for locating the North Star in the nighttime sky. China’s progressive development in aerospace The..
On June 4, Taiwan announced a programme that would attract international enterprises to partner with local ones for joint investment in the R&D of next-generation technologies. The scheme is to be driven by government subsidies. Clearly it’s to be a classic win-win arrangement, with foreign companies benefitting financially, and Taiwan’s extensive network of electronics and..
By early April, it was clear that China had, however painfully, “flattened the curve”, and the worst of the crushing COVID-19 crisis in China was over. Now it was “back to work”, if only in fits and starts. In mid-April, The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) observed that, “China’s manufacturing sector appears to be..
Founded in 1995, China Electronic Market (CEM) was one of the first publications in China to focus on the electronics and semiconductor industries. It is held in high regard by China’s design engineering community and enjoys a wide circulation. The annual CEM Editor’s Choice Awards are much coveted, and entrants face intense competition. It’s with..