Connect with us

Top 10 Chip Design Firms Reach $ 29.8B in Q2 2021

Published

on

According to the latest research by TrendForce, the top 10 chip designers reached $ 29.8 billion in revenues in the second quarter of 2021 due to the continued lack of manufacturing capacity in the semiconductor industry and the related rise in chip prices. This indicator increased in annual terms by 60.8%. In particular, Taiwanese companies MediaTek and Novatek showed impressive growth – more than 95%. And the greatest result in the top ten was shown by AMD. Its revenue increased by almost 100% over the year.

In terms of revenue distribution, Qualcomm is the largest player in the market, providing mobile SoCs. She was able to increase revenue by 70% in a year. In second place is Nvidia, which owes its growth rate of 68.8% to the demand for GPUs. Broadcom closes the top three, and the full indicators of the top ten are shown in the table:

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Phones

Google Pixel 6 Pro vs iPhone 13 Pro Max. Which camera is better?

Published

on

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro reviews are finally allowed to be published, and a lot of them have appeared on the web. In this case, we’ll take a look at one of the fairly well-researched reviews that compare the Pixel 6 Pro’s camera to the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s camera.

The first thing the reviewer pays attention to is that the microphones in the Google smartphone work much better in the presence of strong noise in the form of wind. The iPhone 13 Pro Max does not cope, because of which the person’s speech is not heard, but the Pixel 6 Pro is able to save the situation.

The camera in the new Google also works better, providing both better approximation and better detail.

The portrait mode is different for the devices, but each has its strengths and weaknesses. For example, the Apple device is poor at detecting glass objects, with which its opponent has no problems. Macro is definitely better on the Apple flagship due to the corresponding ultra-wide-angle camera mode. The Pixel 6 Pro, on the other hand, plays out when it comes to additional camera features.

As for the most important thing, photography and video on the main camera, everything is more interesting here. In terms of photo quality, smartphones are comparable, although there are many differences. For example, Google’s new product is definitely better at working out the HDR mode. The Pixel 6 Pro also has better night photos. The iPhone still captures video better, and it also has a better front camera, both in photo quality and in video quality.

As a result, it will not be possible to choose an unambiguous winner here. Smartphones are similar in quality in general, but in a particular mode, one or another is better.

Continue Reading

News

Nikon Nikkor Z 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6 IS S first image arrives

Published

on

The source posted a photo of the Nikkor Z 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6 IS S lens. This model is featured in Nikon’s mirrorless lenses. It belongs to the S-Line.

Nikon Nikkor Z 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6 IS S first image arrives

According to reports, this lens will be unveiled on October 28th. At the same time, the manufacturer is expected to announce the development of another model highlighted in the above Nikon mirrorless lens release plan. This is a telephoto prime lens Nikkor Z 400mm f / 2.8 S.

Continue Reading

Security

Facebook Papers Sheds Light on Social Media Moderation Issues

Published

on

The media, to which the company’s internal documents were leaked, claim that the company prioritizes profits over users.

The so-called Facebook Papers (an array of documents released to the public by former Facebook product director Francis Haugen) shed light on the problems with content moderation and the fight against disinformation on the platform. Major media outlets to which Haugen handed the documents, including Reuters, Bloomberg and The Washington Post, argue that the company prioritizes profit over user safety, although Facebook employees have repeatedly warned it of the potential risks.

For example, The Washington Post accuses Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg of downplaying the importance of reports that the site contributed to incitement to hatred, while addressing the US Congress. According to the newspaper, Zuckerberg knew that the problem was actually much more serious than it was reported to the public.

According to internal company documents, the platform removes less than 5% of hateful posts, and senior management (including Zuckerberg) was well aware of the platform dividing people into opposing camps. Facebook denies the allegations and claims its internal documents were misinterpreted.

Zuckerberg is also allegedly responsible for the decision not to suppress misinformation about COVID-19 in the early stages of the pandemic, as there could be a “significant trade-off with the influence of MSI” (meaningful social interaction – an internal Facebook metric). Facebook denies this, claiming that the documents have been misunderstood.

In turn, the news agency Reuters accused Facebook of regularly neglecting developing countries, which were allowed to publish publications inciting hatred and calling for extremist action. In other words, the company did not hire enough moderators with knowledge of the language and culture of these countries to effectively remove such content. Instead, it unjustifiably relied on its automatic moderation systems, which are ineffective in non-English-speaking countries. Again, Facebook denies these allegations.

According to reports from The New York Times, Facebook was well aware that the “Like” and “Share” functions (key elements of the social network) contributed to the spread of hate speech. As stated in a document titled “What Is Collateral Damage”, Facebook’s failure to address this issue will ultimately result in the company “actively (not necessarily knowingly) promoting such activity.” Again, Facebook claims the document was misinterpreted because the company would not harm its users.

Continue Reading

Most Popular