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Intel itself can’t handle it? Meteor Lake GPU tiles to be manufactured by TSMC

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Despite updating its roadmap, changing the names of technical processes and promises to catch up and overtake TSMC and Samsung in a few years, Intel seems to be preparing to transfer the production of certain products to TSMC.

According to the source, TSMC could manufacture a GPU for Intel, which will be used in Meteor Lake processors.

Recall that these processors will receive a tiled (or chiplet) configuration, and not a single crystal. And the GPU tiles will be manufactured by TSMC, while the rest of the tiles will be manufactured by Intel. Interestingly, the source claims that the GPU will be manufactured using the 3nm process technology, while in general, the Meteor Lake CPU, as we know, will be manufactured using the Intel 4 (7nm) process technology.

Considering that the graphics core in Meteor Lake will be very large (up to 192 computing units), it is not surprising that Intel wants to make it as energy efficient as possible, for which, apparently, its own technical processes at the time of the product’s release will not work.

By the way, according to the available data, Meteor Lake as a whole will be a kind of Frankenstein’s monster, since it will be created using three technical processes at once: Intel 4 for the processor part, TSMC N5 or N4 for the I / O unit and TSMC N3 for the GPU.

Meteor Lake processors will be released in 2023, replacing Raptor Lake. They will bring new architectures for large and small CPU cores, new GPUs and new process technology.

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Nissan and Renault are the electric car brands that have the most breakdowns

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Although the two are manufacturers of great importance in the market, both Nissan and Renault electric car users have seen their models suffer more breakdowns over time. That is what emerges from the information of a study that shows which cars have been the ones that more times they have visited the workshop last year 2021. And in those, the breakdowns with Nissan and Renault are noticeable.

Electric cars can break down

We have always stressed that electric cars are less complex than combustion ones. This is done because they are vehicles that have elements that are less susceptible to wear, which makes them much simpler in terms of maintenance, which translates into savings of up to 30%.

However, these are still mechanical at their best, where electric cars are still suffering from own faults of its nature… something that the brands and users of Nissan and Renault have verified. It’s more; while the combustion engine typically has about 30,000 parts, an electric engine reduces these components by 60%.

Keep in mind that the prices of this type of vehicle are still high, so drivers look for those figures that the cars can be more than reliable. But that is not what happens with these brands, according to the report prepared by AutoData. This report takes into account both visits by maintenance such as breakdown, although it is this second aspect that makes the difference between them.

The Nissan, the ones that step on the workshop the most

In this sense, the problems that most can be affected in these vehicles they occur in relation to their batteries and those that affect the brake system, with certain cases in what includes the electrified propeller. Likewise, although reliability is an important factor, the vehicles that break down the least are not always the ones that provide the greatest satisfaction.

Electric car breakdowns Autodata

We see it with brands like Fiat, which are the ones with the greatest difference between the score obtained in reliability and that given by satisfaction. Getting into the report, it is pointed out how the Leaf first generation the one that goes to the workshop the most times and the one that presents the most problems, what to do is to see that, even if it is a car suitable for most users, it is not the one that can provide us with the most facilities.

However, its alliance partner, Renault, is also observed, who also has a place that is less proud in this ranking that AutoData has prepared. With it it is indicated that, despite being an interesting manufacturer (his Zoe is one of the best-selling vehicles), it has faults in its electrical systems with more frenquency than expected.

The behavior that we give to the car also influences

Because, as we say, these electric cars are not exempt from breakdowns. It is true that, the older it is, the more prone it can be to suffer some other complication (the one that heads the list is). But it is also proper to indicate that no brand is safe since BMW or Tesla also suffer.

The key question is how many times have they had to take their car to the workshop in the last twelve months. It is true that these problems do not occur in all cases, since generally the use we give the car influences its behavior more or less.

The analysis also states that the harsh winter of last year had a severe effect, since several drivers went to the workshop to check problems events in the batteries. Finally, according to Chris Wright, general director of the report, “the increasing complexity of vehicles in the aftermarket will be one of the biggest challenges that independent technicians will face. Until now, technicians did not need to also be electricians or computer repair specialists; however, this is changing as more and more vehicle functions become computerized.”

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iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will receive a periscope camera: Lante Optics can ship 100 million modules

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According to 9to5Mac, citing analyst Jeff Pu, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature a periscope camera with 5x optical zoom.

Analyst Jeff Pu indicated that the Cupertino-based company is now in talks with Lante Optics, a company that is expected to become the main lens supplier for iPhone periscope cameras next year. Apple has reportedly already received lens samples from the firm, with a final decision due by May 2022.

If Apple decides that the components meet its quality standards, it will use them in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. In the event that the companies close the deal on these components, Lante Optics will receive an order for more than 100 million modules. Obviously, this will have a positive impact on Lante Optics’ revenues.

iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will receive a periscope camera: Lante Optics can ship 100 million modules

Earlier, another analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also said that the company is considering including a periscope camera in the 2023 iPhone. After Jeff Pu’s post, the likelihood of Apple improving the iPhone’s scaling capabilities in 2023 becomes even greater.

It is worth noting that Samsung and Huawei have already implemented such technology in their smartphones, which can provide zoom levels from optical 10x to combined 100x zoom.

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Useful Xiaomi accessory for $15. The company introduced a flash drive with 64 and 128 GB of memory, as well as USB-A and USB-C ports.

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Xiaomi has expanded its range of flash drives with a compact model with two connectors – USB-C and USB-A. Due to this, the novelty is equally suitable for computers (PCs and laptops running Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11, MacOS version 10.6 are compatible), and for smartphones with tablets running Android version 4.4 or higher.

Useful Xiaomi accessory for $15.  The company introduced a flash drive with 64 and 128 GB of memory, as well as USB-A and USB-C ports.

The device is protected from dust and water, the body is made of zinc alloy. The drive uses TLC memory with an SLC buffer, supports USB 3.2 Gen 1, and has a maximum read speed of 150MB/s.

Useful Xiaomi accessory for $15.  The company introduced a flash drive with 64 and 128 GB of memory, as well as USB-A and USB-C ports.

The drive is offered in two configurations – with 64 and 128 GB of memory. The cost of the first option is $15, the second one is $27.

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