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Leading smartphone screen manufacturer and iPhone supplier Japan Display (JDI) is reportedly in talks with Apple and Sharp for the sale of its primary smartphone factory in Hakusan City, western Japan.
The factory may sell for as much as $820 million USD, according to estimates from Nikkei. Japan Display said it was considering all options for the plant, which may include a sale to Apple or Sharp, or a bailout from an asset management company.
JDI also stated that it is currently running a comprehensive equipment and infrastructure assessment at the facility, in advance of a decision on the Hakusan plant’s future.
A decision on whether or not to allow the use of Huawei telecoms equipment in parts of Britain’s new 5G networks is not just technical – but also about behaviour, the Defence Secretary has said.
Ben Wallace was speaking at the defence and security arms fair DSEI, when he revealed the Government would publish a decision soon, but stopped short of providing a date.
The energy consumed by data centres in China is projected to exceed that consumed by Australia last year, a new report has claimed.
Greenpeace East Asia and the North China Electric Power University, which jointly penned the report, estimate the sector’s electricity consumption to jump to 267 terawatt-hours (TWh) by 2023, surpassing the 261 TWh consumed by Australian homes and businesses in 2018.
Keppel Corp is in discussions to construct a floating hyperscale data centre off the coast of Singapore.
Two years ago Keppel Data Centres, a subsidiary of the communications conglomerate, invested $10 million into Nautilus Data Technologies, a Californian floating data centre startup that in December filed a proposal to moor a facility at Ted Russell Dock in Ireland.
Chinese search giant Baidu has launched its cloud services in Singapore, as the company attempts to catch up with Chinese rivals Alibaba and Tencent by offering cloud services in the city-state.
The company said the services will cater towards Chinese companies expanding to the region and local companies seeking “high-performing, secure and reliable cloud services”.
Data centre giant enters into South Korea with towering new facility Digital Realty has entered into a definitive agreement to construct a multi-storey data centre in Seoul. The facility will be the first that the company has constructed in South Korea and is expected to support 12 MW of capacity. The data centre will be… Read More
Food retailer says half of its fresh meat products will be tracked on blockchain platform by 2020 Walmart China and PwC have joined forces with VeChain to create a blockchain platform that tracks the quality and safety of products and agricultural produce through the food retailer’s supply chain. The system, descriptively named “The Walmart China… Read More
Pavel Durov claimed the DDoS attack originated ‘mostly from China’ and was meant to disrupt communication between protesters in Hong Kong The founder of Telegram has claimed a cyber attack that disrupted the messaging platform was carried out to coincide with protests in Hong Kong. Pavel Durov said a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack,… Read More
Huawei is at the centre of US-Chinese tensions over technology competition and cyber-spying. Huawei is launching a US court challenge to a law that labels the company a security risk and would limit its access to the American market for telecom equipment. Huawei Technologies Ltd’s announcement comes as the biggest global maker of network equipment… Read More