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  • [New] LG Chem plans to invest 6 trillion South Korean won ($5.3 billion) in battery materials by 2025, including efforts in anode materials, separation membranes, cathode binders, radiant adhesives and carbon nanotubes. / Electric Cars Daily
  • [New] The Nanosonics AuditPro's first application will be in the ultrasound market, with the product being expected to rollout in the US this month. / Mobihealthnews
  • The Siryn chip is the first 5 nanometer Ampere Computing part and will be codenamed Polaris for future 2023 chips. / Illinois News Today
  • The SpaceJLTZ payload will be onboard the D2 / Atlacom-1 high-performance nanosatellite, developed by the Hyperactive Consortium, launching on SpaceX's Transporter-2 mission via the Falcon 9 rocket. / GISCafe
  • A new study in ACS Nano supports increasing evidence that people who had COVID-19 need only one vaccine dose, and that boosters could be necessary for everyone in the future. / Medical Xpress
  • In a slide presentation, IBM states that its nanosheet transistors will reduce power consumption by 75% and boost chip performance by 45%, compared to 7 nm processors of today. / Future Timeline
  • The World Health Organization recommends that breastfeeding people be vaccinated, and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine has said there is little risk of vaccine nanoparticles or mRNA entering breast tissue or being transferred to milk, which theoretically could affect infant immunity. / Medical Xpress
  • Available in IBM Power Systems starting in the second half of 2021, the new 7 nanometer technology is expected to deliver up to a 3 x improvement in energy efficiency over its 14 nm predecessor. / Internet of Things blog
  • There is little plausible risk that vaccine nanoparticles or mRNA would enter breast tissue or be transferred to milk, which could theoretically result in priming of infant immune responses that could alter childhood immunity. / JAMA
  • SMIC has been reportedly ramping up the production of critical 28-nm chips since last year, which will be highly significant in the process of developing a more complete Chinese domestic semiconductor industry chain, and eliminate the need to rely on foreign foundries. / Global Times
  • In about two to three years, China will be able to produce 7-nanometer chips on its own, and it might become the largest chip producer first in low- to mid-range chips. / Global Times
  • Physical SIM card: All Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad models have a physical nano-SIM tray that will hold a network provider nano-SIM card. / Apple (UK)
  • Intel's smaller rival, AMD, whose market share for notebook processors rose from 11% in 2019 to more than 20% last year, is set to adopt TSMC's 5-nanometer chip production technology for its notebook processors in 2022. / Nikkei Asia
  • Apple and Intel could launch chips based on cutting-edge 3-nanometer production as soon as 2022, industry sources claim, with both companies said to have jumped on TSMC's next-gen processes. / SlashGear
  • Shortages of high-end 5 - and 7-nanometer chips have increased Taiwan Semiconductor's pricing power and should keep its plants operating at high capacity through at least 2022. / WTop
  • Nano fertilisers offer the potential to target crop fertility, enhance nitrogen use efficiency and reduce nitrous oxide emissions, which could help support the net zero greenhouse gas emission by 2050 targets under the UK Climate Change Act. / Euronews.com
  • University of Michigan researchers have created a new nanotech OLED electrode that might assist prolong the battery lifetime of smartphones and laptops, or make next-gen televisions and shows rather more vitality environment friendly. / The Hack Posts
  • From one of the Chinese insiders, information came that the Taiwanese chipmaker intends to present a flagship processor, created using 4-nanometer technology, in the first half of 2022. / Gizchina.com
  • OQ Technology is gearing up to the launch of its first nanosatellite, Tiger-2, which is expected to be launched aboard the SpaceX Transporter-2 mission via Spaceflight by Q3 2021 and will be the first of a constellation of more than 60 shoe-box-sized satellites. / Reddit
  • The workhorse of semiconductor applications is the previous generation of chips in the 14 to 28 nanometer range, which will provide the bulk of chip demand during the next five years, especially for wireless connectivity. / Asia Times

Last updated: 01 August 2021


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