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After three consecutive years of growth, semiconductor revenue set for slump

Fall in demand centring around China will pinch semiconductor revenues through 2019, IDC says After back-to-back years of strong growth, semiconductor revenues will decline this year, according to IDC’s latest update to its semiconductor forecaster. The IT market research specialist predicts worldwide semiconductor revenue to decline to $440 billion (£342 billion), a 7.2 percent drop… Read More


Trump issues order to protect US communications from “foreign adversaries”

The US, which is embroiled in an escalating trade war with China, has sounded warnings about Huawei’s efforts to expand into Europe President Donald Trump has issued an executive order aimed at stopping foreign adversaries from taking advantage of technological vulnerabilities to threaten US communications systems. The order, which declared a national emergency in response… Read More


San Francisco bans police use of facial recognition technology

The Californian city is the first in the US to outlaw the technology San Francisco officials have voted to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments. The decision by the legislative Board of Supervisors makes the Californian city the first in the US to outlaw a rapidly developing technology… Read More


Is Facebook hiding behind Siculus shell for new US data centre?

Facebook appears to be donning the Siculus mask for a 1m sq. ft extension to its Altoona campus in Iowa A company working behind the name Siculus Inc. is set to construct a 1 million-square-foot data centre directly north of Facebook’s 1 million-square-foot data centre campus in Altoona, Iowa, according to local reports. The massive… Read More


Huawei launches court challenge to US security law

Huawei is at the centre of US-Chinese tensions over technology competition and cyber-spying. Huawei is launching a US court challenge to a law that labels the company a security risk and would limit its access to the American market for telecom equipment. Huawei Technologies Ltd’s announcement comes as the biggest global maker of network equipment… Read More



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