Most Read Articles – Quantum Advantage, RF Detection, Samsung Fab

What are the topics covered this week? There’s a hydrogen project near Glasgow, IBM’s take on quantum advantage, DARPA contracts for military antennas, booming smartphone production, and Samsung building a $ 17 billion foundry plant. dollars in Texas …

5. Glasgow to host hydrogen energy storage project
The government is investing £ 9.4million for a one-of-a-kind hydrogen project at the UK’s largest onshore wind farm near Glasgow. The project will aim to produce hydrogen to store energy and provide carbon-free fuel. Whitelee’s green hydrogen project will develop the UK’s largest electrolyser, a system that converts water into hydrogen gas as a way to store energy. Developed by ITM Power and BOC, it will be located next to Scottish Power’s Whitelee wind farm and will produce and store hydrogen to supply local transmission providers.

4. IBM: the quantum advantage is looming
The quantum advantage, the point at which a quantum computer outperforms conventional computers in certain tasks, might be only two years from now if improvements in error rate and qubit counts continue as they have over the course of time. the last two years. The figures were presented by IBM at a quantum computing event held today at its Zurich research center, which followed its Quantum Summit in the United States last week, when the Eagle computer from 127 qubits was announced.

3. DARPA Engages BAE Systems in Quantum Technology for Military Antennas
DARPA – the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – has awarded BAE Systems several contracts to develop quantum technology for radio frequency (RF) detection. The goal is to break the constraints on antenna designs that have persisted for more than a century, says BAE Systems, by reducing size and increasing sensitivity and accessible bandwidth by orders of magnitude. According to the company, a quantum approach to aperture development can decouple the antenna size from the wavelength of the incoming signal.

2. 2022 smartphone production will return to pre-pandemic levels
1.39 billion smartphones will be built next year, 3.8% more than in 2021, according to TrendForce, bringing production numbers back to pre-pandemic levels. Samsung’s smartphone production for 2022 is expected to reach 276 million units, up 1.1% year-on-year. Apple is expected to manufacture 243 million units, representing 5.4% year-over-year growth and the second-highest volume among all smartphone brands. Xiaomi is expected to manufacture 220 million units, which is 15.8% year-over-year growth and the third highest volume among all brands.

1. Samsung to Build $ 17 Billion Foundry Plant in Taylor, Texas
The governor of Texas is expected to announce that Samsung will build a $ 17 billion foundry plant near the town of Taylor. Samsung is believed to hold a board meeting today to sign the deal. Samsung already has a fab site in Texas – in Austin – and Samsung had considered building the fab at the Austin site as well as in Arizona or New York. Samsung is also increasing its foundry capacity at its manufacturing site in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul.

Amanda J. Marsh