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Earlier this month, the White House hosted a meeting with corporate leaders of Samsung, Intel, and other companies to discuss how to ensure a stable chip supply in the US as its global scarcity is at the peak.

Among those companies, Samsung is the most affected OEM from chipset shortage as its Austin-based plant of semiconductors faced massive power outage due to winter halt.

However, the fab plant resumed operations in late March to stabilize the demand and supply chain but looks like the shortage transformed into a pandemic for the company, just like the ongoing COVID-19 scenario.

Now to tackle this pandemic, “the chipset one”, officials said on Thursday that they will maximize its foundry production capacity to cope up with soaring demand for chips.

“We will maximize our foundry capacity by operating our Pyeongtaek line in the second half, actively responding to increasing demand,” said Han Seung-hoon, a vice president at the Samsung’s foundry division.

The foundry is located in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul where the company will start mass production in the second half of this year to handle the rising demand for semiconductors.

Moreover, Samsung started construction for its foundry production line in the city in the month of May (2020), with plans to produce advanced 7-nanometer and 5-nanometer chips based on the company’s process technology.

The new foundry will also fulfill the chipset demand of Other Firms

The designed components of Pyeongtaek foundry will not only manage the company’s SoC demand but also help the various firms including global automakers and other manufacturers, which are also struggling with the same issue.

Besides, Samsung’s announcement comes as a stress buster for manufacturers in the automobile, technology, and other industries as now they will get enough chips for their products by meeting the rising demand.

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Dr.diary fuels Samsung Health with glycated hemoglobin algorithm

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Samsung Health app new features beta update

Samsung Health app integrated the Dr.diary (Doctor Diary) glycated hemoglobin feature. The blood sugar management platform announced the launch of its glycated hemoglobin estimation functionality on Samsung’s Health application.

According to ETNews, Dr.diary announced the integration of a glycated hemoglobin level feature in Samsung Health. Galaxy users will now be able to check the estimated glycated hemoglobin level provided by Doctor Diary.

To activate the feature, Health app users will have to permit certain conditions of data in the Blood Sugar service. It is worth noting that glycated hemoglobin is a key figure for diabetes diagnosis, which users will find worth using in the Health app.

Established in 2017, Dr.diary is a blood sugar management platform. It analyzes and predicts the changes in glycated hemoglobin using its own algorithm. Earlier this year, the firm secured a patent for “glycated hemoglobin estimation based on blood sugar data table.”

Song Je-yoon, CEO of Doctor Diary, said, “With our predicted glycated hemoglobin level prediction algorithm being installed in Samsung Health, more people will be able to recognize their glycated hemoglobin level and manage their health more efficiently.”

Samsung Health Di.Diary

Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is a standardized numerical value of the percentage of hemoglobin, such as hemoglobin, which has been glycated by glucose. Glycated hemoglobin reflects the average blood sugar level over the past 2-3 months.

Samsung Health (with Wear OS Galaxy Watch) users can conveniently check their estimated glycated hemoglobin level within the app and use this information to manage their blood sugar levels through diet and exercise.

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NVIDIA approves Samsung HBM3 for GPU made for China

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Samsung HBM3E Nvidia approval

NVIDIA approved Samsung HBM3 memory chips for GPUs made for China. Reuters revealed in their exclusive report that Samsung passed NVIDIA’s verification test for its fourth generation of high bandwidth memory chips.

According to the report, the Samsung HBM3 chip secured long-awaited approval from NVIDIA. The greenlight isn’t full-fledged as HBM3 will only be used in a less advanced processor, the H20, designed for the Chinese market, at least for now.

Reuters sources claim whether Samsung’s HBM3 memory chips will be used in other processors is unconfirmed. It’s worth noting that NVIDIA exclusively designs less sophisticated processors for China given US export sanctions.

Pay attention, the company is still verifying the fifth-gen HBM chips. The HBM3E will likely be used in NVIDIA’s latest graphic processor units, like the H200. SK Hynix already got approval and has supplied HBM3E since the beginning of the year.

First produced in 2013, HBM is a type of DRAM that contains vertically stacked chips to save space and reduce power consumption. It’s a key component for AI GPUs, which helps process massive amounts of data produced by complex applications.

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Samsung globally releases Galaxy Z Flip 6, Fold 6, Watch 7, Watch Ultra, Buds 3 Pro and Ring

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 Fold 6 Watch Ultra Watch 7 Galaxy Ring and Buds 3 Pro

Following the mega launch on July 10, Samsung today globally released the Galaxy Z Flip 6, Z Fold 6, Watch 7, Watch Ultra, Buds 3, Buds 3 Pro, and Galaxy Ring. The products are now available for purchase in around 100 countries.

Earlier this month, the Korean tech giant held a great Unpacked event in Paris. On the same day, the company announced it to put these devices on market shelves on July 24. The new products are integrated with Galaxy AI tech to further enhance user experience.

“We’ve seen significant consumer excitement following the unveiling of our latest Galaxy devices in Paris earlier this month,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics.

By integrating the power of Galaxy AI into the newly released foldable devices as well as expanding it to the Galaxy ecosystem, Samsung is continuing its commitment to putting the potential of AI into the hands of millions around the world.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 Fold 6 Watch Ultra Watch 7 Galaxy Ring and Buds 3 Pro

The new foldables from Samsung feature the Gemini Nano AI model. It fuels on-device AI capabilities, bringing tons of new useful features. The One UI 6.1.1 software also ensures seamless operations on the new Galaxy smartphones.

The Galaxy Z Fold 6, Galaxy Z Flip 6, Galaxy Watch Ultra, Galaxy Watch 7, Galaxy Buds 3 series and Galaxy Ring is available globally from July 24, 2024.

The Galaxy Z Fold 6 is available in Silver Shadow, Pink and Navy. Galaxy Z Flip6 also offers Silver Shadow, in addition to Yellow, Blue and Mint colors.

Galaxy Watch Ultra is available in a 47mm size in Titanium Gray, Titanium White and Titanium Silver. Galaxy Watch 7 is available in two sizes, 40mm and 44mm. Choose from Green and Cream color options for 40mm and Green and Silver for 44mm.

Galaxy Buds3 series is available in two colors, Silver and White.

Galaxy Ring is available in nine size options to ensure the perfect fit with three color choices — Titanium Black, Titanium Silver, and Titanium Gold.

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