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Now silicon is also in short supply. Prices in China quadrupled

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Silicon has now been added to the total deficit of everything. According to the source, the reduction in silicon metal production in China has led to a 300% increase in raw material prices in less than two months.

The decline in production is due to China’s large-scale policy to reduce energy consumption in the country. In particular, in Yunnan province, manufacturers were ordered to reduce production by 90% from the August level. Moreover, companies should have such volumes from September to December.

Such an impressive rise in the price of silicon, as well as its shortage, led to the fact that some companies have already suspended the production of their products. For example, the Norwegian Elkem ASA did so.

At the same time, silicon is used in a wide variety of areas, from concrete production to microcircuits. And although it is made primarily from ordinary sand, the decline in production in China has been so dramatic that it is now affecting the world. And given the dependence of various industries on silicon, the situation may worsen significantly in the near future.

For example, in the automotive industry, silicon is actively used in the manufacture of cylinder blocks for modern engines and other parts. And the auto industry is already under the blow of chip shortages.

According to the source, for most of the last century, the price of metallic silicon fluctuated between $ 1200-2600 per ton. Now the price has risen to $ 10,500.

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Adata overclocked DDR5 RAM to 8118 MT / s

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Adata proudly shared the result of overclocking DDR5 memory: the company’s specialists managed to achieve a speed of 8118 MT / s. No technical specifications for the experiment were announced, but there is no doubt that the Intel Alder Lake platform was used – this is the first custom system with support for DDR5. There is no doubt that the overclocking used a motherboard based on the Intel Z690 chipset.

Adata claims to have achieved 8118 MT / s as the first RAM manufacturer. But it is possible that after the official premiere of Alder Lake next week, other DDR5 memory manufacturers will mark similar records.

It should be noted that back in August, Adata promised DDR5 memory with a speed of 8400 MT / s, but then a reservation was made that it would not be included in the number of modules of the first wave. That is, faster DDR5 memory will most likely appear in a year or two.

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Tesla Model 3 is the fastest selling electric car in the world

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Tesla Model 3 has already won many titles and titles in the automotive world, and then another one arrived in time: LeaseLoco named the Model 3 the fastest selling electric car in the world. According to the company’s analysts, an average of 24.5 Model 3s are sold per hour worldwide. No other electric vehicle can achieve similar sales rates.

In second place is the Chinese bestseller Wuling Hongguang Mini EV – the company sells about 14.4 of these cars per hour. But at the same time, the difference in price is indicative: the Model 3 is 10 times more expensive than the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV. And it diverges almost twice as fast.

Tesla Model 3 is the fastest selling electric car in the world

Another Tesla model, Model Y, entered the Top 3 fastest-selling electric vehicles in the world. The American company’s crossover sells for about 11.4 per hour. Better than the Nissan Leaf.

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Modern hybrid crossover with 245 hp. with two large screens, acceleration to 60 km / h in 3.7 seconds and a consumption of 4.9 liters per 100 km for $ 21,750. Haval H6S sales start in China

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Haval has announced the start of pre-orders for the new H6S crossover in China. The cost starts at $ 21,750, and the maximum price is $ 25,825. Auto retail sales in China will start on October 30.

Haval H6S is built on the Great Wall Lemon platform. The length, width and height of the car are 4727, 1940 and 1729 mm, respectively, the length of the wheelbase is 2738 mm (just like the regular H6). The main differences between the H6S and the H6 are concentrated inside: the H6S received a transmission mode switch washer, a differently arranged interior and two displays – 10.25 inches in the dashboard and 12.3 inches in the multimedia and entertainment system.

Modern hybrid crossover with 245 hp.  with two large screens, acceleration to 60 km / h in 3.7 seconds and a consumption of 4.9 liters per 100 km for $ 21,750.  Haval H6S sales start in China

Modern hybrid crossover with 245 hp.  with two large screens, acceleration to 60 km / h in 3.7 seconds and a consumption of 4.9 liters per 100 km for $ 21,750.  Haval H6S sales start in China

The Haval H6S has two engines, both turbocharged. The purely petrol version uses a 2.0 liter internal combustion engine, and the hybrid version uses a 1.5 liter internal combustion engine. The power of the first variant is 210 hp, the second – 245 hp. The hybrid accelerates to 60 km / h in 3.7 seconds and consumes 4.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers.

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