What are the topics covered this week? There is an LCD display with Arduino, a Japanese consortium that wants to reduce power consumption in the data center, Apple is suing to start a processor, complete the alignment of the James Webb Space Telescope and plans to build a $ 3 billion analog IC factory. Indian state of Karnataka…

5. Part 2: An easy way to manually set a 16-bit number in an Arduino [Engineer In Wonderland]
I can’t figure out how easy it is to run an Arduino code, which allows me to write the code to try to connect to a 20-character x 4-line LCD (carrying an I2C-parallel backpack). All of this is part of my personal challenge of quickly and accurately manually setting 16-bit numbers for microcontrollers. Thanks to the earlier hard work of others, writing libraries and practical instructions, it worked immediately (pictured). In this case, it was the library and sample code for that library from the Arduino uno guy.

4. The Japanese consortium aims to reduce energy consumption in the data center by 40%
The consortium is: Fujitsu, NEC, AIO Core, Fujitsu Optical Components, Kyocera, Zeon and Kioxia. Fujitsu’s role is to develop processors that deliver 10x performance using the same power as today. The task of NEC is accelerators. Zeon’s contribution is NRAM – CNT-based memory. Kyocera needs to develop fiber optic connectivity.

3. Apple is suing for chip launch
Apple is suing a startup for misappropriating semiconductor technology, Reuters reports. The case is Apple Inc. v. Rivos Inc., 22-cv-2637, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Jose). Rivos, which is still in stealth mode, is said to have hired “dozens” of Apple engineers since last June. The lawsuit alleges that Apple engineers hired by Rivos took Apple’s own information about the M1 laptop and iPhone A15 processors.

2. The James Webb Space Telescope is fully focused in space
The alignment of the James Webb Space Telescope has already been completed, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). An international partnership between NASA, ESA and CSA, the system has already undergone a full review and is considered capable of capturing well-focused images with each of its four onboard scientific instruments. Apparently, the telescope’s optical characteristics are better than the engineering team’s most optimistic forecasts, says ESA. “Webb mirrors now direct fully focused light collected from space downward onto each instrument.”

1. India fab kit
Indian Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Digital Fab (ISMC Digital Fab) – a joint venture between Intel’s subsidiary Tower Semiconductor and Abu Dhabi’s Orbit Ventures – will build a $ 3 billion analog integrated circuit plant in the Indian state of Karnataka. The company has applied for a $ 10 billion grant subsidy from the Indian government’s chip incentive scheme. If adopted, jv could qualify for incentives worth up to $ 900,000. The plant is expected to create 1,500 direct jobs and 10,000 indirect jobs. “A new world order is being formed and we must seize this opportunity,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a conference of technology entrepreneurs.

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