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Delivery times for equipment for the production of chips stretched for years

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Chipmaking equipment suppliers — Applied Materials, KLA, Lam Research and ASML — are warning their customers that they will have to wait up to 18 months for delivery of ordered machines, according to the Nikkei. The delays are caused by the lack of numerous components (from lenses, nozzles and pumps to microcontrollers, plastic and other electronics).

At the same time, the demand for such equipment continues to grow. TSMC, UMC, Intel and Samsung are planning to launch new factories, but they are already worried that the delay could interfere with these plans. Lead times for equipment orders have increased dramatically. Before the coronavirus epidemic, it averaged 3-4 months. Last year it grew to 10-12 months. Some of the equipment that American KLA makes now has to wait over 20 months. Customers will have to wait 30 months for equipment for the production of substrates, compared to 12-18 last year.

Delivery times for equipment for the production of chips stretched for years

Last month, the parts supplier told me that the waiting period would be about six months. Last week they said he would be eight months old and this week he has grown to 10 months.

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Liu Chi-tung, chief financial officer of the world’s fourth-largest custom chip maker, Taiwan’s UMC, said the situation will only begin to improve in the second half of 2022. A Dutch ASML spokesman told the Nikkei that the chip shortage could last another two years.

According to some sources, the situation in the chip manufacturing industry is beginning to resemble a protracted crisis in the supply of microcircuits for the automotive industry. Ultimately, all delays will affect the production of microcircuits, including for equipment manufacturers.

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In at least one way, the Galaxy S23 is definitely inferior to the iPhone 14 and Huawei Mate 50. The latest Samsung flagships do not support satellite communications

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In at least one way the Galaxy S23 is definitely

According to rumors, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 phones were supposed to be the first in the company’s range to support satellite communications. A few hours ago, the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra were officially presented – not a word was said about satellite communications support. Later, the situation was explained by the mobile division of Samsung, Tae Moon Ro (TM Roh).

In at least one way, the Galaxy S23 is definitely inferior to the iPhone 14 and Huawei Mate 50. The latest Samsung flagships do not support satellite communications

According to the top manager, satellite communication technology is not yet mature enough for its mass implementation. “When the time is right and the infrastructure and technology is ready, then of course for Samsung Galaxy, for our mobile division, we will also actively consider implementing this feature.“, – he said.

It is not clear what technology should be in order for it to be worthy of Samsung phones, but neither Apple nor Huawei were embarrassed by the limited data transmission capabilities in the satellite communication channel. Moreover, according to rumors, Huawei will soon introduce Mate X3 with support for second-generation satellite technology – much more functional.

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The latest Galaxy S23 flagships smash the Galaxy S22 in the first 3DMark test

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Very quickly after the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S23 phones, the first comparative test appeared, in which the flagships of the Korean company of two generations converged. It is noteworthy that they were tested not in Geekbench or AnTuTu, but in 3DMark, a graphics performance test.

The latest Galaxy S23 flagships smash the Galaxy S22 in the first 3DMark test

And in it, the new flagships Galaxy S23 did not leave a stone unturned from the Galaxy S22. Thus, the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus scored 3811 and 3799 points respectively, showing an average frame rate of 22.8 FPS, while the Galaxy S22 Plus scored 1689 points, and the average frame rate was half that of 10.10 FPS.

The latest Galaxy S23 flagships smash the Galaxy S22 in the first 3DMark test

The situation in the tests of Ultra models is approximately the same: Galaxy S23 Ultra scored 3874 points at a frame rate of 23.2 FPS, Galaxy S22 Ultra scores 1912 points at 11.4 FPS.

The latest Galaxy S23 flagships smash the Galaxy S22 in the first 3DMark test

Recall that the Galaxy S23 is built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC with the Adreno 740 GPU, and they were compared with their predecessors on the Exynos 2200 SoC with the Xclipse 920 GPU.

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Poco X5 5G live images days before official announcement

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Poco X5 5G live images days before official announcement

The Poco brand will officially unveil the Poco X5 5G and Poco X5 Pro 5G phones on February 6, but live images have already been published on the Web – screenshots from the unboxing video of the device.

Poco X5 5G live images days before official announcement

The pictures show the phone in green, this is the version with 256 GB of flash memory. It received the MIUI 13 interface based on Android 12. The phone has one speaker, the SIM card slot is combined, there is a standard headphone jack and an IR emitter on the top edge.

Poco X5 5G Live Images Days Before Official Announcement

Poco X5 5G Live Images Days Before Official Announcement
Poco X5 5G Live Images Days Before Official Announcement

The film wrapped around the phone confirms the use of a Snapdragon 695 SoC in the device, the presence of a Full-HD + AMOLED screen and a 48-megapixel camera.

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