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European Commissioner for Competition considers independence from imports of semiconductor products unattainable

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According to Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, complete independence in semiconductor manufacturing is not achievable. This is due to the fact that the development of semiconductor production requires colossal investments.

As you know, many industries are now suffering from a shortage of semiconductor products. This prompted the EU authorities to look for incentives for the development of local production. However, Vestager warns against unrealistic expectations. The EU’s strategic goal may be to increase its share in the global production of microcircuits from the current 10% to 20% by 2030. For comparison: in the 90s, the share of European manufacturers was 40%.

Now the challenge is to meet the increased demand, and this does not always mean mastering the most advanced technical processes. There is a huge demand for microcircuits produced according to relatively old technical processes. They are essential for cars, consumer electronics, and IoT devices.

Political motives play an important role. Fears that tensions between the US and China, or Germany and China could disrupt supply chains even more, are forcing the EU to act more proactively.

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The Ryzen 9 7950X will be able to run at 5.5GHz for multiple cores without any overclocking. AMD reveals demo details at Computex

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Two days ago, AMD formally unveiled the Ryzen 7000 processors without giving much away. But she showed the new CPU at 5.5 GHz and the game Ghostwire: Toyko. And now it became known that there was no talk of overclocking then.

The Ryzen 9 7950X will be able to run at 5.5GHz for multiple cores without any overclocking.  AMD reveals demo details at Computex

The company has confirmed that the 16-core processor has not been overclocked, meaning 5.5GHz is in line with the specs. It is also worth mentioning here that the demonstration stand included Asetek liquid cooling, but this does not mean at all that such a frequency for this CPU will be achievable only with similar COs.

Moreover, the frequency of 5.5 GHz was achieved not by one core, but by several, but there are no details. AMD said that under load, the frequency fluctuated between 5.2-5.5 GHz for several cores. That is, ordinary users who buy such a CPU should also count on this.

As for the name of the CPU, AMD itself, of course, does not name it in any way yet, but most sources talk about the Ryzen 9 7950X, which is logical, since AMD has not changed the principles of naming its CPUs for a long time.

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No more Exynos SoCs in Samsung’s flagship smartphones for at least two years. The company created a “dream team” to develop a new SoC

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Rumors have again appeared on the Web that Samsung may abandon its own top Exynos SoCs at least for a while. But new data reveals this question differently.

No more Exynos SoCs in Samsung's flagship smartphones for at least two years.  The company created a

According to the source, the company has created a “dream team” called Deam Platform One Team, which will develop an entirely new platform. Recall that earlier Samsung has already said that it is going to concentrate on a new approach and create SoC Exynos, designed exclusively for its own smartphones, as Apple is doing now.

It is this SoC that the new team will create. And, since this is a very complicated and long process, we will not see top Exynos platforms for the next two years. That is, the flagship Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S24 lines will rely only on Qualcomm solutions. By the way, it is not a fact that the new product will retain the Exynos brand at all.

The new team, which includes about 1000 people, has a task – to bring a new SoC to the market in 2025. That is, the devices of the Galaxy S25 line should receive it.

Given the timing, of course, there is no data on the new SoC and it is unlikely that they will appear in the near future.

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Google Imagen neural network creates insane photorealistic images from a text description

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Google Imagen neural network creates insane photorealistic images from a

Google has unveiled its new project called Imagen – an image generator based on a given text description.

Google Imagen neural network creates insane photorealistic images from a text description

According to the developers, the Imagen neural network outperforms DALL-E 2 from OpenAI, another AI-powered image generator. At the moment, Imagen is not available to the public, but the samples on display are impressive.

Google Imagen neural network creates insane photorealistic images from a text description

According to Google, the new text-to-image model is characterized by “an unprecedented degree of photorealism and a deep understanding of the language.”

Google Imagen neural network creates insane photorealistic images from a text description

Google provided images and samples of Imagen’s work, with styles ranging from simple drawings to oil paintings and computer graphics. They are accompanied by the words and phrases used in their creation.

After parsing the provided text description, Imagen generates a 64 x 64 pixel image, then performs two consecutive enhancements and converts the image to the larger 1024 x 1024 pixel size.

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Windows 11 will have an easy way to restore all applications on a new PC

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Windows 11 will have an easy way to restore all

Microsoft has finally announced the imminent arrival of support for the app restore feature in the Microsoft Store in the Windows 11 operating system.

Windows 11 will have an easy way to restore all applications on a new PC

The software maker will soon begin testing a new feature that allows you to restore apps on a new Windows 11 PC. Currently, the Microsoft Store does not offer an automatic way to restore apps, instead forcing Windows users to manually install apps from the library.

Windows 11 will have an easy way to restore all applications on a new PC

Microsoft Store General Manager Giorgio Sardo said:

To make it easier for customers to migrate to new PCs quickly and seamlessly, we’ll soon be testing a new feature in the Windows Insider channel that will help customers automatically restore their previously installed apps from the Microsoft Store to a new Windows device.

Restoring applications will be especially useful for users who frequently change computers, or for developers who regularly use virtual machines and multiple devices. Previously, Windows users had to rely on third-party package managers to perform these kinds of tasks.

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