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Damage from fire at Renesas factory turned out to be more than initially thought

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Japan’s Renesas Electronics said today that the damage from a recent fire at its chip factory was greater than previously thought. The fire damaged not 11, but 17 installations used in semiconductor production.

Recall that a fire at a factory in Naka, Japan, broke out on March 19. As a result, the production lines used for serial production of microcircuits using semiconductor wafers with a diameter of 300 mm were damaged.

On March 21, Renesas management assured that the company will make every effort to resume production within a month. At that time, damage to 11 vehicles was confirmed, but subsequent inspections showed that more equipment was damaged by combustion products. According to the manufacturer, it is already trying to purchase replacement equipment – both new and used. In this he is assisted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan. An updated estimate of the amount of damage should be published tomorrow.

According to various estimates, Renesas occupies 20-30% of the world market for microcontrollers, including those used in cars. The fire will exacerbate the chip shortage, already forcing many automakers to suspend assembly of cars.

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US regulator approves deliveries of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for the first time since May 2021

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Reuters, citing its sources, writes that the US Federal Aviation Administration has approved the delivery of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner since May 2021. It is expected that the aircraft will be delivered to American Airlines tomorrow, August 10, and the operation of the liner will begin in the coming weeks.

US regulator approves deliveries of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for the first time since May 2021

In September 2020, the US Federal Aviation Administration launched an investigation into manufacturing defects identified in several Boeing 787s, and in May 2021, Boeing stopped deliveries of the Dreamliner after the regulator raised doubts about the aircraft’s quality control system.

US regulator approves deliveries of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for the first time since May 2021

American Airlines is one of the largest customers of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. By the end of the year, the company expects to receive nine such aircraft, but in general, Boeing received an order from American Airlines for 42 Dreamliners.

US regulator approves deliveries of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for the first time since May 2021

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, wide-body, twin-engine, turbojet passenger aircraft. He became the first passenger aircraft of the company, in the design of which composite materials were widely used. The flight range is about 14,000 km, it is able to take 250-296 passengers on board (depending on the version).

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AMOLED LTPO display, eSIM, NFC, heart rate and SpO2 sensors, ECG. Oppo Watch 3 Pro is now available for pre-order

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AMOLED LTPO display eSIM NFC heart rate and SpO2 sensors

Oppo is preparing to introduce several new devices at once this week, while the manufacturer has already announced the start of accepting pre-orders for the Oppo Watch 3 in its Chinese online store.

In addition, the specifications of the device were confirmed on the order page. The Oppo Watch 3 Pro will feature a 1.91-inch curved AMOLED LTPO display with Always-on Display (AoD). At the same time, the characteristics of the screen of the regular Oppo Watch 3 model have not yet been disclosed.

AMOLED LTPO display, eSIM, NFC, heart rate and SpO2 sensors, ECG.  Oppo Watch 3 Pro is now available for pre-order

Both models will be based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 single-chip system and will receive the Oppo Apollo 4 Plus coprocessor. They will support heart rate, SpO2, ECG, eSIM, NFC and offer water resistance (5ATM). The watch will run Oppo ColorOS Watch. The Oppo Watch 3 series will be available in black and silver.

The presentation will take place on August 10th.

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Not all F-35 fighters show the detected defect. All Israeli aircraft have been tested

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All IDF F-35I Adir multirole combat aircraft have been inspected and returned to missions. Flights were suspended after the emergence of information about a possible malfunction of the pilot’s ejection seat.

Concerns about malfunctioning ejection seats arose within the US military. The American side informed all F-35 operators abroad about these concerns, including the Israel Defense Forces Air Force.

Lockheed Martin, which is engaged in production, has published detailed instructions for conducting a technical check. It was recommended to pay special attention to the squib, after which the seat is pushed out of the cab. All Israeli planes were tested, no faults were found.

Not all F-35 fighters show the detected defect.  All Israeli aircraft have been tested

The Lockheed Martin press service said that the manufacturer is in constant contact with F-35 operators in the US and abroad, in an effort to ensure a high level of safety in the operation of aircraft of this type, and assists in technical inspections.

Earlier it was reported that two of the six F-35 aircraft delivered to the Danish Air Force by the American company Lockheed Martin had malfunctions in the catapult mechanism.

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