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Zoom Video Communications has agreed to acquire call center operator Five9. The $ 14.7 billion deal is the largest in Zoom history.

Zoom will use its growing shares to pay for the deal, providing Five9 investors with 0.5533 of its Class A common share. Following the takeover, Five9 will become Zoom’s operating arm. The deal still needs to be approved by the shareholders of both companies and go through the rest of the steps of the usual procedure in such cases. Its completion is expected in the first half of 2022.

The acquisition will help enter the $ 24 billion call center market and better compete with companies such as RingCentral, Zoom said. As a result of the transaction, the Zoom Phone cloud service will be formed.

Zoom’s video conferencing service has gained prominence in the face of the pandemic, as people forced to stay home due to quarantine used it to work remotely, study, and communicate with family and friends. But this year, Zoom investors have expressed doubts that growth will continue after vaccinations and restrictions are lifted.

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The US is about to block China’s access to advanced chip design software

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The US is ready to impose new restrictions on China on the software used to develop next-generation semiconductor technology, which is vital for producing the most advanced artificial intelligence chips.

The Joe Biden administration has been mulling over a possible ban for months that would block shipments of chip design software. The new cap will come into effect in the coming weeks and is currently under review by the Office of Management and Budget, although implementation details are still being worked out. The administration’s goal is to block the sale of design tools to Chinese AI application companies, the source said.

The US is about to block China's access to advanced chip design software

William Reinsch, Scholl’s senior adviser and chairman of international business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, likened the US approach to limiting China’s access to key technologies to a marathon.

What China is talking about is actually a kind of direct challenge to American technological superiority. And I think Biden figured out that the best way to do that is to run faster.

The software that will be affected by the new restrictions is being created by companies such as Cadence, Synopsys and Siemens. The software is an essential design tool for engineers working on products that will eventually be shipped to chip manufacturers such as Intel, TSMC or Samsung. It helps engineers make sure there are no problems with the design before it is turned into chips.

Cadence and Siemens did not respond to requests for comment. A Synopsys spokesperson said the company complies with all US export control regulations.

The White House and the Commerce Department did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

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MSI Introduces the World’s First Power Supply Supporting the New ATX 3.0 Standard

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MSI Introduces the Worlds First Power Supply Supporting the New

The world’s first power supply that fully supports ATX 3.0 specifications has been announced. We are talking about the model MSI MEG Ai1300P, which is designed for top-end next-generation graphics processors. It withstands power surges up to 2600W and includes high quality components.

MSI Introduces the World's First Power Supply Supporting the New ATX 3.0 Standard

The novelty supports a 16-pin 12VHPWR power connector, which can transfer up to 600W of power. At the same time, it is claimed that the block is very reliable and provides higher efficiency compared to blocks of the ATX 2.0 standard.

Note that other power supplies do not yet fully support ATX 3.0, so they require a special adapter. It allows you to combine multiple regular 8-pin PCIe power cables into one. The MSI MEG Ai1300P does not have this problem; along with 8-pin PCIe connectors, it has a 12+4 PCIe 5.0 12VHPWR connector.

MSI Introduces the World's First Power Supply Supporting the New ATX 3.0 Standard

The cost of the new proc block has not been named, it is also unknown when it will go on sale and in which countries. But at the same time, as expected, the new Nvidia graphics cards will not be too voracious.

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240 Hz, 65 inches, 4K and HDMI 2.1 for $445. TCL Thunderbird Peng 6 PRO TVs are presented in China

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240 Hz 65 inches 4K and HDMI 21 for 445

TCL, under its own Thunderbird sub-brand, has introduced the Peng 6 PRO TV line in China. The devices have interesting characteristics at a low price: for example, the younger 55-inch model is priced at $355. The 65-inch is $445, the 75-inch is $670.

240 Hz, 65 inches, 4K and HDMI 2.1 for $445.  TCL Thunderbird Peng 6 PRO TVs are presented in China

TVs are equipped with 4K panels covering 93% of the DCI-P3 color space and a frame rate of 120 Hz (240 Hz with overclocking). The audio subsystem is represented by four loudspeakers: two broadband and two high-frequency ones. The hardware platform is based on the SoC MediaTek MTK 9652 with a CPU represented by four Arm Cortex-A73 cores. The amount of RAM was 3 GB, flash memory – 64 GB. There are also Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.2 adapters. Of course, not without HDMI 2.1 ports. New items are available for pre-order, real sales will start on August 14.

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