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DSCC experts talk about strong growth in OLED display production

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Experts from the analytical company DSCC have studied the dynamics of the flat panel market over the past few years, estimated the growth of the market in the current year and gave a forecast for 2022. According to them, there is a steady growth in the production of OLED displays. Specifically, shipments of OLED displays on flexible substrates are forecast to grow 36% this year and 42% on rigid substrates.

At the same time, the utilization of OLED production lines is still relatively low. This is especially true for Samsung’s and BOE’s lines of flexible OLED displays. In the case of BOE, according to the DSCC, this is due to the fact that Huawei, the main customer, came under US sanctions and reduced purchases.

As of the end of 2021, the capacity utilization rate for flexible OLED panels is estimated at about 70%, and the capacity utilization rate for the production of rigid OLED panels is about 77%. Against this background, the capacity for the production of OLED TV panels, allocated in a separate category, is more loaded. Strong demand and the release of new 48-inch and 83-inch OLED TVs have resulted in LG factories operating at nearly full capacity this year. However, LG is expected to reduce capacity utilization in the current and next quarter to keep prices from falling.

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FTC Seeks To Block Nvidia’s Purchase Of Arm In Court

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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit seeking to block the US $ 40 billion acquisition of British Arm by Nvidia. According to the American antitrust regulator, “the vertical deal will give one of the largest chip manufacturers control over the technology and development that rival firms rely on to create their chips.” The FTC’s lawsuit alleges that the combined firm “will have the means and incentives to suppress next-generation innovative technologies, including those used to power data centers and driver assistance systems in cars.”

The plaintiff recalls that the Californian company Nvidia is one of the largest and most expensive computer companies in the world. It designs and markets chips and devices, best known as the dominant supplier of GPUs for personal computers and data centers. Nvidia also develops and markets products for today’s networks and cars. In these areas, both Nvidia and its main competitors rely on Arm technology.

In turn, Arm, owned by Tokyo-based Softbank Group, does not supply or sell off-the-shelf chips or devices. He designs and licenses microprocessor architectures to other technology companies, including Nvidia. These companies rely on Arm’s developments to produce processors used in a wide range of modern devices, from smartphones and tablets to driver assistance systems and servers in large data centers.

Since Arm technology is a critical factor that allows competition between Nvidia and its competitors in multiple markets, the lawsuit alleges that the proposed merger will give Nvidia an opportunity and incentive to use its control over the technology to undermine its competitors. The lawsuit alleges that declining product quality, less innovation, higher prices and fewer choices “will hurt the millions of Americans who benefit from Arm-based products.” The lawsuit also alleges that the acquisition will harm competition by giving Nvidia access to the confidential information of Arm licensees, which include Nvidia’s competitors, and that it could reduce Arm’s incentive to innovate so as not to run counter to Nvidia’s business interests.

The process is scheduled to begin on August 9, 2022.

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The side wall of the Chieftec Stallion 3 case is made of tempered glass, while the front and top are made of mesh

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The Chieftec catalog has expanded its Stallion 3 chassis, which will begin shipping in February 2022. Housing with catalog index GP-03B-OP. In the description of the case, the manufacturer emphasizes the fact that a removable mesh is installed on top and on the front panel. The chassis ships with four factory-installed 120mm ARGB fans and a backlight controller. The side wall of the case is made of tempered glass.

The side wall of the Chieftec Stallion 3 case is made of tempered glass, while the front and top are made of mesh

The 572 x 210 x 520 mm case is designed for mini-ITX, microATX or ATX motherboards. There are seven slots in the case. The maximum permissible length of expansion cards is 430 mm. As for other restrictions, the height of the processor cooling system should be no more than 160 mm, and the length of the block should not be more than 200 mm. The chassis accommodates two 3.5-inch drives and four 2.5-inch drives.

The side wall of the Chieftec Stallion 3 case is made of tempered glass, while the front and top are made of mesh

The side wall of the Chieftec Stallion 3 case is made of tempered glass, while the front and top are made of mesh

Instead of fans on the front wall, you can install an LSS radiator up to 360 mm long, and on the top plane there is enough space for two 120 or 140 mm fans or a radiator up to 240 mm long.

The I / O panel has two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, a headphone and mic-in jack, lighting and fan control buttons.

The manufacturer does not name the price of the novelty.

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Xiaomi has completed work on MIUI 13. Xiaomi 12 received the final assembly of the new interface based on Android 12

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A developer from Poland and an active user of the XDA-Developers thematic forum, Kacper Skrzypek, shared an interesting observation: judging by the MIUI code, Xiaomi has completed work on the MIUI 13 firmware – stable versions for Xiaomi 12 have already been released in China. This is further proof that MIUI 13 will debut alongside Xiaomi 12, and the smartphone itself will receive this firmware based on Android 12 right out of the box.

We will remind, the official premiere of Xiaomi 12 is expected on December 28. The smartphone is credited with a completely new design (meaning the execution of the camera unit on the rear panel), a Samsung AMOLED screen of the latest generation E5, a 5000 mAh battery and a multi-module camera with a main sensor with a resolution of 50 megapixels. The hardware platform will be based on the recently announced SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

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