Tag: U.S.

Intel claims Aurora will be the first U.S. supercomputer to hit 1 exaflop

Intel today announced that it and subcontractor Cray will build the first supercomputer with of one exaflop of performance — equivalent to one quintillion floating point computations (“flops”) per second, where a flop equals two 15-digit numbers multiplied together — for the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago. It’s expected to be delivered […]

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U.S. jury finds Apple infringed 3 Qualcomm patents

(Reuters) — Mobile phone chip supplier Qualcomm on Friday won a legal victory against iPhone maker Apple, with a jury in federal court in San Diego finding that Apple owes Qualcomm about $31 million for infringing three of its patents. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Qualcomm last year sued Apple alleging […]

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FCC opens 24GHz mmWave 5G auction, includes deals for rural bidders

Nearly two months after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) concluded its lengthy auction of 28GHz millimeter wave spectrum, the agency will today begin a similar auction for 24GHz millimeter wave spectrum. For major and smaller carriers alike, today’s auction represents the last opportunity to obtain early rights to transmit on 5G’s high-bandwidth but short-distance frequencies […]

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Qualcomm-Apple U.S. patent trial begins, foreshadowing antitrust case

(Reuters) — Qualcomm on Monday kicks off a patent challenge to Apple, capping off a two-year legal strategy to put pressure on the iPhone maker before a major antitrust lawsuit between the two goes to trial in April. Qualcomm, the world’s biggest maker of mobile chips, alleges in federal court in San Diego that Apple […]

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Huawei racks up 5G network deals at MWC 2019 despite U.S. pressure

The United States spent 2018 mounting a historic international lobbying effort to stop Huawei hardware from being used in 5G network build-outs, but cellular carriers appear to be sending a message at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: Huawei is here to stay. For now. As the mobile industry’s top annual event for carriers […]

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Intel kills 5G deal with China’s Unigroup over U.S. security concerns

Intel has halted a long-term plan to share 5G modem technology with a Chinese government-backed chipmaker, due in part to concerns over recent U.S. tensions with China, Nikkei reports. The deal was previously expected to expand Intel’s opportunities in China’s growing market, while aiding the Chinese government’s plans to develop its own chip industry. Following […]

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U.S. deems EU allies ‘top priority’ in cutting Huawei out of 5G networks

(Reuters) — The United States sees the European Union as its top priority in a global effort to convince allies not to buy Huawei equipment for next-generation mobile networks, a U.S. State Department Official said on Tuesday. After meetings with the European Commission and the Belgian government in Brussels, U.S. officials are set to take a […]

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U.N. says the U.S. and China ahead of competition for artificial intelligence patents

(Reuters) — China and the United States are ahead of the global competition to dominate artificial intelligence (AI), according to a study by the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published on Thursday. The study found U.S. tech giant IBM had by far the biggest AI patent portfolio, with 8,920 patents, ahead of Microsoft with […]

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Long-awaited Qualcomm antitrust trial begins, probing key cellular patent practices

(Reuters) — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case accusing Qualcomm of abusing a monopoly on mobile chip technology is expected to head to the courtroom on Friday for a trial whose outcome could have a major impact on the smartphone industry. If the government prevails in the non-jury trial before U.S. District Judge Lucy […]

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T-Mobile unexpectedly launches commercial 5G network — in Poland

Launching a new 5G network isn’t easy, requiring plenty of new cellular tower hardware, regulatory approvals, and consumer devices. Having previously promised to turn on its first U.S. 5G towers in 2019, T-Mobile surprisingly announced today that it has launched a live commercial 5G network in Poland — the country’s first. Like all of the […]

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More iPhone order cuts and Trump tariffs threaten Apple’s holiday season

Normally, Apple’s prediction of a record holiday quarter — with revenues between $89 to $93 billion — would be more than enough to thrill investors, as the company historically hits or exceeds the high end of its sunny estimates. But new reports of further iPhone order cuts and additional U.S. tariffs on Chinese-made products are casting […]

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U.S. lobbies Germany, Italy, and Japan to ban Huawei 5G equipment

The U.S. campaign to block Huawei hardware from being used in 5G networks expanded from domestic to international early this year, as American officials asked the Australian, Canadian, and South Korean governments to freeze out the Chinese company. Now the effort is expanding, as the U.S. has asked Germany, Italy, and Japan to avoid Huawei gear, […]

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U.S. accuses China of violating cyber espionage agreement

(Reuters) — China has been violating an agreement with the United States aimed at stopping cyber espionage through the hacking of government and corporate data, a senior U.S. intelligence official said on Thursday. When asked if China was violating the 2015 agreement between then President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, National Security Agency […]

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Huawei won’t bid to build New Zealand 5G network core, citing ‘hassle’

Following highly publicized bans by the U.S. and Australian governments, Huawei has opted not to pitch New Zealand’s government on building the “core” of the country’s 5G networks, saying that “it’s not worth the hassle.” The Chinese company’s conclusion accompanies an apparent shift in its 5G bidding strategy, the New Zealand Herald reports, which will […]

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Trump directs U.S. Commerce Department to set 5G wireless spectrum strategy

(Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a presidential memorandum directing the Commerce Department to develop a long-term comprehensive national spectrum strategy to prepare for the introduction of next-generation 5G wireless networks. Trump is also creating a White House Spectrum Strategy Task Force and wants federal agencies to report on government spectrum needs […]

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Trump disputes China-Russia cellular spying story in tweet from iPhone

Spy services around the world routinely surveil foreign politicians, so a N.Y. Times report that both China and Russia have been monitoring U.S. President Donald Trump’s cellphone calls isn’t particularly surprising. But Trump brought additional attention to the story this morning, claiming in a tweet that “I rarely use a cellphone” — the latest in […]

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Apple brings EU data privacy features to U.S., tightens app and web privacy rules

Spurred by the European Union’s heightened data privacy requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation, Apple debuted more conspicuous privacy notifications in March, and in May rolled out a Data and Privacy section of its website that enables European users to automatically access and delete collected personal data. Apple promised to roll the feature out worldwide […]

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U.S. legislators urge Canada to block Huawei from 5G networks

(Reuters) — Two leading U.S. lawmakers, both sharp critics of China, urged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday to consider dropping China’s Huawei from helping to build next-generation 5G telecommunications networks. Senators Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, said they had “grave concerns” about the prospects of Huawei equipment […]

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