Most Read – Apple NAND, US GPS, Sparkling ASML

What are the topics covered? There’s security-enhanced RISC-V processor IP, Apple drops plans to buy NAND from Yangtze memory, US automotive GPS, Nukes return number and financial results sparkles of ASML…

5. ‘First’ RISC-V processor certified to ISO 26262
Andes Technology introduced the security-enhanced RISC-V processor intellectual property, claiming it is “the first to be certified fully compliant with ISO 26262 functional safety standards for automotive application development.” SGS-TÜV Saar has audited the core, called N25F-SE, and certified it ASIL B according to ISO 26262, including parts 2, 4, 5, 8 and 9, Andes said. It is a 32-bit RISC-V core that supports standard IMACFD extensions, integer, single-precision floating-point, and double-precision floating-point instructions, as well as Andes V5 extensions, intended to improve performance and reduce code size.

4. Apple gives up buying Yangtze NAND
Apple is dropping plans to buy NAND from Yangtze memory, the Nikkei reports. In September, US Senator Marco Rubio wrote to Tim Cook warning him not to purchase NAND flash from Yangtze Memory or face a congressional investigation. In October, the Yangtze was placed on the U.S. Commerce Department’s “unverifiable” list, meaning it has 60 days to satisfy U.S. investigations into its business practices or risk being placed on the Entity List. which will prevent American companies from supplying it with hardware and software.


3. GPS in the United States [Mannerisms]
Until a few weeks ago, I had never had a car with GPS in the United States. Rand McNally’s excellent maps and road signs had always done the job for me. Two weeks ago, rather against my better judgment, I said yes when the lady from Avis at the Houston airport asked me if I wanted a GPS. The cost was $10 a day and my fears were aroused when, at the end of the rental process, she handed over a cloth bag saying, “Here’s your GPS.”

2. Nuclear weapons [Mannerisms]
Last January, the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom and France jointly agreed that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought”. Now however, with increasingly threatening rhetoric from Russia, US President Biden has said that Putin is “not kidding when he talks about the potential use of tactical nuclear weapons”.

1. ASML flickers
ASML expects fourth-quarter sales of €6.1 billion to €6.6 billion versus third-quarter sales of €5.8 billion. For the full year, he forecasts a turnover of 21.1 billion euros with a gross margin of around 50%. Although sales to China contributed 15% of its revenue last year, ASML estimates that the latest US restrictions on sales to China will have no direct effect on financial results “Based on our assessment Initially, the new restrictions do not change the rules governing lithography equipment shipped by ASML from the Netherlands and we expect the direct impact on ASML’s overall shipping plan for 2023 to be limited,” said said CEO Peter Wennink.

Amanda J. Marsh