Electronic products – Sharp TH http://sharp-th.com/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 06:06:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sharp-th.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-02T222002.614-150x150.png Electronic products – Sharp TH http://sharp-th.com/ 32 32 FAIRMAT Announces €34 Million Series A Funding Round to Make Recycling of Advanced Materials Easier and More Sustainable Through Robotic Technologies https://sharp-th.com/fairmat-announces-e34-million-series-a-funding-round-to-make-recycling-of-advanced-materials-easier-and-more-sustainable-through-robotic-technologies/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 05:33:56 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/fairmat-announces-e34-million-series-a-funding-round-to-make-recycling-of-advanced-materials-easier-and-more-sustainable-through-robotic-technologies/ ParisFairmat, a sustainability-based deep tech startup, has completed a €34m Series A funding round, co-led by Temasek and CNP, with participation from Pictet Group, Singular, The Friedkin Group International and other partners. With this investment, Fairmat aims to become a key player in the circular economy, making a technological evolutionary leap in the recycling of […]]]>
  • ParisFairmat, a sustainability-based deep tech startup, has completed a €34m Series A funding round, co-led by Temasek and CNP, with participation from Pictet Group, Singular, The Friedkin Group International and other partners.

  • With this investment, Fairmat aims to become a key player in the circular economy, making a technological evolutionary leap in the recycling of advanced materials.

  • The company’s plans for the funds include accelerating the deployment of its robotic industrial capabilities to recycle carbon fiber composites, international expansion and entering new vertical markets with its sustainability solutions.

PARIS, November 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Fairmatthe ParisThe sustainable deep tech start-up and pioneer in the recycling of advanced materials, announced today that it has completed its Series A funding round for a total of €34 million, one of the largest rounds ever. Series A for a deep tech startup in both France and Europe as a whole this year.

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This oversubscribed financing transaction was co-led by Singapore investment company, Temasek and the Belgian group Compagnie Nationale à Valeur (NOC/Groupe Frère), and with the participation of a group of investors, including an original seed financing venture capital Singularwealth and asset managers based in Switzerland, Pictet Groupand The Friedkin International Groupthe London-the investment arm of an American consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, sports and adventure companies. Prominent business angels like the CEO of Danone, Antoine de Saint-Affrique, other CEOs and founders of successful technology startups also joined this round.

Recycling advanced materials like carbon fiber composite is one of the strongest actions we can take to accelerate the decarbonization of manufacturing,” said Ben Saada, CEO of Fairmat. “Today, we are thrilled to see our vision for a new generation of materials come to life as we ramp up our production and expand our international development.

In the two years since its creation, FAIRMAT has made remarkable progress: securing more than 35% of Europe’s scrap metal supply, commercial interest in its products, opening its first factory and building a team to match its aspirations.

The company will use the funds to accelerate the deployment of its robotic industrial capabilities, including the ramp-up of its newly inaugurated automated sorting plant, which will house more than 100 robots and will be able to process up to 3,500 metric tons. of scrap per year. In addition, the company will expand internationally into new markets, starting with United States in 2023 and Spain, Germany, a little after. As part of this expansion, Fairmat will also grow its global team from 80 in 2022 to 400 by 2025, seeking to recruit top talent in robotics and data science.

Entering new verticals is also part of the plan, as Fairmat seeks to leverage its Materials business unit for greater sustainability impact in sectors as broad as consumer electronics, mobility, sports and recreation.

Fairmat’s solution is consistent with current environmental priorities (life cycle analysis achievements, ESG roadmap and certification targets). This investment will help ensure that the deep tech startup becomes a key technology player in Europe circular economy landscape – and beyond.

In line with the principle of equity that Fairmat has placed at the heart of its mission, the company has also chosen to receive participation from Phiture: the first 100% non-profit technology investment fund launched by Raising Sherpas. At the heart of its model, all the income generated will be redistributed for the benefit of projects working for the common good, responding to three challenges: environmental protection, entrepreneurship for vulnerable groups and job creation. “We are convinced that through our investment in Fairmat, the company and the success of its mission will play a vital role in reducing inequalities and promoting sustainable development,“said Noé Gersanois, co-manager of Raise Sherpas.

The new investment brings FAIRMAT’s total funding to date to €44 million after a funding round in September last year.

Fairmat developed its breakthrough technology and new materials quickly and with greater capital efficiency thanks to the team’s immense ingenuity in robotics and materials research science. Their approach is a fundamental game-changer on a large scale and aligns with CNP’s ambition to support champions of sustainable growth,” said Benoit Robertzassociated with CNP.

This investment is a clear sign of investor confidence in the growing need for decarbonization solutions, and we believe Fairmat is well positioned to become a global leader in the technology transition to a more sustainable approach to manufacturing. The company’s outstanding team demonstrated how so-called cutting-edge technology bottlenecks can be overcome at record speed,” said Raffi Kamberco-founder of Singular.

The use cases for carbon fiber composite in the automotive industry are numerous. Fairmat will fill a gap in the supply chain of sustainably produced advanced materials. We want be part of this journey and help Fairmat grow in the UNITED STATES.” said Danny FriedkinDirector of the Friedkin Group International.

Media contacts:
FAIRMAT: Alexandra Pelissero // alexandra@fairmat.tech
USA: Khloé Lewis // 1 (351) 218-3602 // khloe@lagencerp.com
Europe: Margaux Arranger // +33 6 98 62 11 56 // margaux@lagencerp.com

About Fairmat

Founded in 2020 by Benjamin Saada, FAIRMAT is a French deep tech company aiming to revolutionize the recycling of carbon fiber composites. FAIRMAT creates a more sustainable future for composites and manufacturing through a virtuous recycling process through its disruptive technology. With 3.8kg of CO2e per kilo of material produced, Fairmat Quest, our core product, is one of the highest performing and sustainable materials available for the circular economy.
More information on www.fairmat.tech

About CNP

CNP is an investment company founded by Mr. Albert Frère and controlled exclusively by the Frère family. CNP invests its permanent capital for the control or co-control of European industry leaders and acts as an active partner to stimulate the creation of sustainable value alongside the founders, the management and the families with which it associates . CNP manages net assets of approximately 3 billion euros.
For more information on CNP, please visit www.cnp.be

About the Pictet Group

Pictet is a partnership of eight owner-managers. The Group’s principles of succession and transfer of ownership have remained unchanged since its creation in 1805. It exclusively offers wealth management, asset management, alternative investments and other wealth services. The Group does not engage in investment banking and does not provide commercial loans. With €613 billion ($600 billion / CHF 591 billion / £538 billion) in assets under management or in custody at September 30, 2022Pictet is today one of the leaders Europeindependent wealth and asset managers.

The Group is headquartered in Geneva, where its activities began, and employs more than 5,000 people. With 30 offices, it is also present in: amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Brussels, dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, hong kongLausanne, London, Luxemburg, Madrid, Milano, monaco, Montreal, Munich, Nassau, NY, Osaka, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Shanghai, stuttgart, taipei, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, TorinoVerona and Zürich.

About RAISE Sherpa

RAISE Sherpas is the 1st philanthropic acceleration program dedicated to startups from Seed to Series B. We have supported and financed more than 450 companies since 2015 and recently launched Phiture (www.raise-sherpas.co), the leading non-profit technology investment fund. RAISE Sherpas is part of RAISE Group which is based on a financing mechanism combining profitability and generosity since the investment teams donate 50% of their profit-sharing to finance us. This pioneering mechanism in France allows the creation of a virtuous ecosystem, associating large groups and institutional shareholders, ETIs and start-ups. RAISE Sherpas has a budget of €60m and a team of 10 people entirely dedicated to startups.

About the singular

Singular is a European venture capital firm that partners with remarkable founders building transformative businesses. We take a highly collaborative approach and are committed to delivering tangible value to them, from their earliest moments through all stages of their growth. We help the most innovative entrepreneurs realize their potential, working side by side to create the conditions for global success.

About Temasek

Temasek is an investment company with a net portfolio value of 403 billion Singapore dollars (€268bn) at March 31, 2022. Based at Singapore, we have 12 offices in 8 countries around the world. Our purpose “For every generation to prosper” guides us to make a difference for the generations of today and tomorrow. Our Temasek Charter defines our three roles as an investor, institution and steward, and shapes our philosophy to do well, do well and do good. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to catalyzing solutions to global challenges and activating capital – financial, human, social and natural – to create a better and more inclusive world for all. For more information about Temasek, please visit www.temasek.com.sg

About the Friedkin International Group

The Friedkin Group International (TFGI) is the partnership-led investment arm of the Friedkin Group. We combine international talent with US markets and take a value-added approach with our portfolio companies. The Friedkin Group is a private consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, sports and adventure companies. These organizations include: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, AS Roma, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, NEON, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Expeditions. The Friedkin Group is headed by the Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. The TFGI team is based in London. For more information, visit https://www.friedkin.com/the-friedkin-group-international

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New nanoscale architectures could produce materials with improved electronic, optical and mechanical properties https://sharp-th.com/new-nanoscale-architectures-could-produce-materials-with-improved-electronic-optical-and-mechanical-properties/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:58:40 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/new-nanoscale-architectures-could-produce-materials-with-improved-electronic-optical-and-mechanical-properties/ November 18, 2022 (News from Nanowerk) Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new way to guide the self-assembly of a wide range of new nanoscale structures using simple polymers as starting materials. Under an electron microscope, these nanoscale structures look like tiny Lego building blocks, including parapets for miniature medieval castles and Roman […]]]>
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(News from Nanowerk) Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new way to guide the self-assembly of a wide range of new nanoscale structures using simple polymers as starting materials. Under an electron microscope, these nanoscale structures look like tiny Lego building blocks, including parapets for miniature medieval castles and Roman aqueducts. But rather than constructing fanciful microscopic fiefdoms, scientists are exploring how these new shapes might affect a material’s functions.

The team from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven Lab describe their new approach to controlling self-assembly in a paper just published in Nature Communication (“Initiation of self-assembly pathways by stacking block copolymers”). Preliminary analysis shows that different shapes have radically different electrical conductivity. The work could help guide the design of custom surface coatings with optical, electronic, and mechanical properties suitable for use in sensors, batteries, filters, and more.

“This work opens the door to a wide range of possible applications and opportunities for scientists from academia and industry to partner with CFN experts,” said Kevin Yager, project and group leader. CFN electronic nanomaterials. “Scientists interested in studying optical coatings, battery electrodes, or solar cell designs could tell us the properties they need, and we can select the right structure from our library of exotically shaped materials to meet their their needs.” Layering block copolymers and heating them for different times gave rise to a range of exotic nanoscale structures (scale bar is 100 nanometers). This image shows scanning electron micrographs and depictions of parapets (cylinders above and lamellae below), a patchwork of porous lamellae resembling Swiss cheese, and aqueducts (lamellae above the cylinders). Metals or oxides formed in these forms could have useful properties for sensors, membranes, transistors, etc.

Automatic assembly

To craft the exotic materials, the team relied on two longstanding areas of expertise at CFN. The first is the self-assembly of materials called block copolymers, including how various forms of processing affect the organization and rearrangement of these molecules. Second, a method called infiltration synthesis, which replaces rearranged polymer molecules with metals or other materials to make shapes functional and easy to view in three dimensions using a scanning electron microscope.

“Self-assembly is a really nice way to create structures,” Yager said. “You design the molecules, and the molecules spontaneously organize themselves into the desired structure.”

In its simplest form, the process begins with the deposition of thin films of long-chain molecules called block copolymers onto a substrate. The two ends of these block copolymers are chemically distinct and want to separate from each other, like oil and water. When you heat these films through a process called annealing, the two ends of the copolymer rearrange themselves to be as far apart as possible while still being connected.

This spontaneous reorganization of the chains thus creates a new structure with two chemically distinct domains. Scientists then infuse one of the domains with a metal or other substance to create a replica of its shape and completely burn off the original material. The result: a piece of metal or oxide shaped with dimensions measuring just a billionth of a meter that could be useful for semiconductors, transistors or sensors.

“It’s a powerful and scalable technique. You can easily cover large areas with these materials,” Yager said. “But the downside is that this process tends to form only simple shapes – flat, sheet-like layers called nanoscale lamellae or cylinders.”

Scientists have tried different strategies to go beyond these simple arrangements. Some have experimented with more complex branched polymers. Others have used microfabrication methods to create a substrate with tiny posts or channels that guide where the polymers can go. But fabricating more complex materials and the tools and models to guide nano-assembly can be both laborious and expensive.

“What we’re trying to show is that there’s an alternative where you can still use simple, cheap starting materials, but get some really interesting, exotic structures,” Yager said.

Stacking and quenching

The CFN method relies on the deposition of thin layers of layered block copolymer.

“We take two of the materials that naturally want to form very different structures and literally place them on top of each other,” Yager said. By varying the order and thickness of layers, their chemical composition, and a range of other variables, including annealing times and temperatures, scientists have generated more than a dozen scale-exotic structures. nanoscale that had never been seen before.

“We found that both materials don’t really want to be layered. As they anneal, they want to mix,” Yager said. “Mixing causes new, more interesting structures to form.”

If annealing is allowed to progress to completion, the layers will eventually evolve to form a stable structure. But by stopping the annealing process at different times and rapidly cooling the material, quenching it, “you can pull out transient structures and get other interesting shapes,” Yager said.

Scanning electron microscope images revealed that some structures, such as “parapets” and “aqueducts”, have composite characteristics derived from the order and reconfiguration preferences of the stacked copolymers. Others have criss-cross patterns or slats with a patchwork of holes that resemble neither the preferred configurations of starting materials nor any other self-assembled material.

Through detailed studies exploring imaginative combinations of existing materials and studying their “processing history”, CFN scientists have generated a set of design principles that explain and predict what structure will form under a certain set of conditions. They used computer molecular dynamics simulations to better understand the behavior of molecules.

“These simulations allow us to see where individual polymer chains go as they rearrange,” Yager said.

Promising applications

And, of course, scientists are thinking about how these unique materials might be useful. A material with holes can function as a membrane for filtration or catalysis; one with parapet-like pillars on top could potentially be a sensor due to its large surface area and electronic connectivity, Yager suggested.

The first tests, included in the Nature Communications article, were for electrical conductivity. After forming a set of newly shaped polymers, the team used infiltration synthesis to replace one of the newly shaped domains with zinc oxide. When they measured the electrical conductivity of differently shaped zinc oxide nanostructures, they found huge differences.

“These are the same starting molecules, and we turn them all into zinc oxide. The only difference between one and the other is how they are locally connected to each other at the nanoscale,” Yager said. “And that turns out to make a huge difference in the electrical properties of the final material. In a sensor or an electrode for a battery, this would be very important.

Scientists are now exploring the mechanical properties of the different shapes.

“The next frontier is multifunctionality,” Yager said. “Now that we have access to these beautiful structures, how can we choose one that maximizes one property and minimizes another, or maximizes both or minimizes both, if that’s what we want.”

“With this approach, we have a lot of control,” Yager said. “We can control what the structure is (thanks to this newly developed method), and also what material it is made of (thanks to our expertise in synthesis by infiltration). We look forward to working with CFN users on what this approach can lead to. »

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Interwell Health Named Winner of UCSF Digital Health Awards in Consumer Prevention Category https://sharp-th.com/interwell-health-named-winner-of-ucsf-digital-health-awards-in-consumer-prevention-category/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 18:12:00 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/interwell-health-named-winner-of-ucsf-digital-health-awards-in-consumer-prevention-category/ Company chosen by a panel of healthcare experts and venture capital leaders CAMBRIDGE, Mass., November 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Interwell Healtha physician-centric organization dedicated to reinventing kidney care, announced that it had been crowned the winner of the 2022 UCSF Digital Health Award in the Best in Class Consumer Prevention category. Now in its fourth […]]]>

Company chosen by a panel of healthcare experts and venture capital leaders

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., November 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Interwell Healtha physician-centric organization dedicated to reinventing kidney care, announced that it had been crowned the winner of the 2022 UCSF Digital Health Award in the Best in Class Consumer Prevention category. Now in its fourth year, the UCSF Digital Health Awards honor innovative companies that improve healthcare through the use of technology. The winners were selected from hundreds of applicants by a judging panel of healthcare investors, executives, innovators and academics.

“We are honored that Interwell Health has received this recognition from the UCSF Health Hub alongside so many other health changemakers,” said Robert Sepucha, CEO of Interwell Health. “This is true validation for all of our clinicians, engineers and product designers who imagine a better way to partner with nephrologists and engage kidney patients to help them live their best life. I would like to congratulate all other nominees for their work to transform healthcare, and we thank UCSF Health Hub for validating the path we are following here at Interwell Health.”

Interwell Health was recognized for its technology that helps payers and providers intervene early in chronic kidney disease, providing support to patients that helps them manage disease progression. Lark Health, Welldoc Health and Omada Health joined Interwell Health as finalists in the Best in Class Consumer Prevention category. The winners were selected by a team of expert judges in the healthcare and venture capital industries.

“As a winner in the Consumer Prevention category, Interwell Health is truly the best of the best and changing the face of healthcare,” said Mark H. Goldstein, president of the UCSF Health Hub and general partner of venture capital firm Builders VC. “This year, our submissions grew by 30% to reach over 1,250 incredible early and late-stage digital health, health IT, devices and diagnostics companies worldwide. These winners represent an elite group blazing new trails in prevention and health care delivery.

The award comes at a time when Interwell Health, the company formed in August by the three-way merger of Cricket Health, Fresenius Health Partners and Interwell Health, is enjoying significant momentum. Last month, Interwell Health announcement a joint initiative with a respected health plan to integrate care coordination services and improve education and self-management strategies for members with chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease. In September, the company improved its renal care capabilities by adding Acumen Physician Solutions, the leading provider of electronic health records and patient management software designed specifically for nephrologists caring for people living with chronic kidney disease.

Sepucha is scheduled to speak at HLTH on November 15 at 4:00 p.m. PST on the stage in the press room. Sepucha will discuss InterWell Health’s increased capacity due to the recent merger and share new company updates.

About Interwell Health

Interwell Health is a kidney care management company that partners with physicians on its mission to reinvent healthcare – with the expertise, compassion and vision to set the industry standard and help patients live a better life. The company is differentiated by its ability to deliver better clinical outcomes and quality of life to patients, reduce total cost of care for paying partners, and provide the resources physicians need to thrive in a world based on value, all on a grand scale. To learn more, visit interwellhealth.com.

About UCSF | Health Center: Digital Health Award

Produced by UCSF Health Hub, the UCSF Digital Health Awards, now in its 4th year, is the health technology industry’s premier awards show recognizing the best products and technologies in digital health. Companies from all over the world can submit their technology to have their technology reviewed and judged by our panel.

About UCSF Health Center

‍UCSF Health Hub is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization affiliated with the University of California. Our goal is to help the next best digital health companies develop ideas, validate them and scale them by connecting them with advisors, investors, mentors, clinicians and customers.

Our community of members and subscribers consists of 20,000 selected early-stage to late-stage healthcare companies and highly skilled healthcare industry experts, mentors, investors, clinicians, researchers and buyers who subscribe to our newsletters, are matched through our UCSF Health Hub Connect platform, participate in the UCSF Health Award program, and attend our monthly events (live and virtual).

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Advantages and disadvantages of the iPhone 14 Pro https://sharp-th.com/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-the-iphone-14-pro/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 16:08:00 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-the-iphone-14-pro/ When my iPhone 12 Pro started succumbing to mysterious crashes last summer, I knew I would upgrade in the fall. No matter what. That’s why I was both excited and relieved by the reveal of the iPhone 14 Pro, which seemed to have just enough significant improvements over my 2020 phone to make the over […]]]>

When my iPhone 12 Pro started succumbing to mysterious crashes last summer, I knew I would upgrade in the fall. No matter what. That’s why I was both excited and relieved by the reveal of the iPhone 14 Pro, which seemed to have just enough significant improvements over my 2020 phone to make the over $1000 drop feel nice. to taste.

Several weeks later, I can say that the investment was worth it. While it might seem like just another iPhone that fits efficiently and easily into my daily life, I often find myself enjoying the new features of the iPhone 14 Pro more and more, like when I’m taking photos or I show it to friends. At the same time, I noticed that there was a lot of room for improvement.

After two months of owning an iPhone 14 Pro, here are three things I like about it — and two things I don’t.

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If having the best cameras, a super-smooth display, and the versatile Dynamic Island are important to you, the iPhone 14 Pro is well worth the investment.

Dynamic Island is a ton of fun

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Two months later, I continue to be thrilled with Dynamic Island, which is the new animated module that surrounds the now sleeker selfie camera and can transform to provide useful, visible information. It can show everything from the song currently playing on your favorite music streaming service to the battery level of your AirPods as soon as you insert them, and it’s something I really use every day.

I love that Dynamic Island lets me see how much time is left on my timers without opening an app (super handy on laundry day), and reminds me when my personal hotspot is in use the dreaded days when Wi-Fi goes out. I also appreciate that my incoming calls now show up as a small bubble in the island, rather than taking over my entire phone screen when I’m in the middle of a major work activity on Marvel Snap game.

The feature has been further enhanced since launch with support for Live Activities, which lets you view things like your training progress in real time in the Steps app or live sports scores via Apple TV at the top of the screen. Live Activities is enabled by default once you update to iOS 16.1, so you’ll likely start noticing these benefits automatically when using your favorite apps.

The Dynamic Island has plenty of room for improvement (as I’ll discuss below), but it does enough to make my daily life easier in small ways – and just happens to be a super fun party trick that I like to show my friends.

Advantages and disadvantages of the iPhone 14 Pro 2

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Like someone who jumped last year iPhone 13 Pro series, it’s a real treat to finally own a phone with Apple’s ultra-smooth ProMotion display technology. This feature gives the iPhone up to a 120Hz refresh rate, which basically means things like swiping the home screen and scrolling through Twitter are twice as smooth as on an older iPhone or not. Pro. It’s the kind of benefit you’ll notice immediately when you switch back to a slower 60Hz display, because even newer devices like the standard iPhone 14 Where 10th generation iPad will feel sluggish in comparison. I’ve long been jealous of the high refresh rate displays that Android owners have enjoyed for years, and I’ve become quite the snob about them now that I have one on my iPhone.

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At this point, all iPhone cameras are pretty awesome, and the average person might not even notice the difference between the latest models. But the iPhone 14 Pro’s new triple camera array, led by a new 48-megapixel main lens, brings obvious benefits that even I, as the most casual photographer, can appreciate.

The real star here was the improved 3x optical zoom, which is similar to the iPhone 13 Pro but a decent improvement over the 2x zoom I got on my iPhone 12 Pro. I go to lots of events and am constantly impressed with the level of detail I was able to capture even when zooming in from a distance – whether I’m capturing a band’s set from a crowded festival or getting up close watching a professional wrestler chiseled as he enters the arena.

And I’m only scratching the surface of what this thing can do. I’ve only briefly played with Cinematic Mode, which debuted on the iPhone 13 and lets you create spectacular mixed-focus videos, and I’ve yet to take advantage of ProRAW shots at higher resolutions (which are ideal for editing in Photoshop after the fact) that the 14 Pro is capable of. But before you even dig into any of its advanced settings, the iPhone 14 Pro takes some of the best out-of-the-box photos I’ve ever seen on a phone — to the point where I’m happy to keep my DSLR put away whenever it’s time to shoot products for work. In fact, all the iPhone 14 Pro photos you see in this article were taken by…another iPhone 14 Pro.

Advantages and disadvantages of the iPhone 14 Pro 4

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One of the big new benefits of the iPhone 14 Pro is its Always On display, which is designed to keep relevant information visible (such as the time and weather) even when your phone is asleep. That’s Apple’s take on a feature Android phones have had forever, and frankly, I wish the iPhone would borrow more generously from the Google team.

Always-on displays on Android phones are sleek and minimalistic, often featuring only the time and a few key widgets in white text on a black screen. By contrast, the iPhone 14 Pro’s Always On display is an exercise in excess, showing off what is essentially a darker version of your entire lock screen — colorful wallpaper and all. In addition to causing confusion (much as my colleague Jason pointed out in our iPhone 14 Pro review, I kept thinking I forgot to put my phone to sleep when it was active), the iPhone 14 Pro’s Always On display can also drain the phone’s battery by a decent amount. I turned the feature off just a few weeks after I got my 14 Pro after realizing I wasn’t using it much, and have since noticed that I have about 10% or more battery left by the time I ends at the end of the day.

I wish Dynamic Island would do even more

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I’ve talked about Dynamic Island before, and while it’s gotten even better since the launch of the iPhone 14 Pro, I wish it did more for some of my favorite apps. For example, when I’m waiting for an Uber or I’ve set a route in Google Maps, all I get is an empty widget at the top of the screen that lets me know that a map-based app is active — the one I have to click (and open the full app in the process) to get information. It would be great to know how far my driver is at a glance, or to be able to get turn-by-turn directions via Google Maps, as I already can on Apple’s Maps app.

Uber is at least ready to get Live Activities functionality somewhere down the line, although there’s no word on third-party map apps like Google Maps getting the same. Your mileage with Dynamic Island will likely vary depending on the apps you use (MacRumors has a full list), but there are still an update or two to provide all the at-a-glance information I wish I had.

For the most part, having a iPhone 14 Pro for a few months I felt like I had any other iPhone – it does just what I need it to. It’s definitely not the same giant leap I took in 2020, when I ditched the chunky bezels and physical home button of the iPhone 8 Plus and had to rewire my muscle memory on the all-screen iPhone 12 Pro. But whenever I see a handy battery alert pop up in Dynamic Island or need to use a device that doesn’t have the 14 Pro’s smooth ProMotion display, I’m always happy with my investment.

The iPhone 14 Pro turned out to be a fantastic upgrade from the 12 Pro, and the one I’d recommend to anyone making the jump from a 2020 or older iPhone. The base iPhone 14 is still the best phone for most people considering its price, but you’ll be giving up Dynamic Island, ProMotion and better cameras; all things I can’t imagine living without.

The 14 Pro is a device I plan to hang onto for at least the next few years – barring another untimely malfunction, of course – and one that will hopefully get even better over the next few months of updates. up to date.

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Health literacy videos to clear up confusion around e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products https://sharp-th.com/health-literacy-videos-to-clear-up-confusion-around-e-cigarettes-and-heated-tobacco-products/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 09:22:02 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/health-literacy-videos-to-clear-up-confusion-around-e-cigarettes-and-heated-tobacco-products/ The tobacco industry is trying to market heated tobacco products (HTPs) and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) as less toxic and safer alternatives to conventional cigarettes. In reality, these products are not trivial. HTPs are tobacco products and may actually expose users to higher levels of certain toxic substances than conventional smoking. ENDS contain nicotine […]]]>

The tobacco industry is trying to market heated tobacco products (HTPs) and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) as less toxic and safer alternatives to conventional cigarettes. In reality, these products are not trivial. HTPs are tobacco products and may actually expose users to higher levels of certain toxic substances than conventional smoking. ENDS contain nicotine – a highly addictive substance – and other toxic chemicals.

The lines between these products are rigorously blurred by the tobacco industry to confuse users and normalize the use of HTPs and ENDS, especially among young people. In response, the WHO has developed a series of short videos that provide hard-hitting introductions to the harms of these products, clearly distinguish them, and provide guidance on how to regulate HTPs and ENDS. The objective is to inform, so that everyone can live a life without nicotine or tobacco.

Deliberate attempts by the tobacco industry to confuse HTP and ENDS

The deliberate creation of confusion about the categories of these products poses great difficulties both for the general public and for regulators. HTPs differ from ENDS. HTPs heat tobacco to generate aerosol-containing nicotine and are not so-called vaping products, as the industry often calls them. ENDS heats a liquid that contains nicotine, but does not contain tobacco. Electronic delivery systems that claim to contain no nicotine are called electronic nicotine-free delivery systems (ENNDS).

It is important to point out that HTPs are tobacco products, which means that they pose different health risks. However, where appropriate, tobacco companies are promoting HTPs as “ENDS-like” electronic products to benefit from lighter regulation. Conversely, in countries where ENDS are banned, HTPs are presented as tobacco products that do not fall into the prohibited category.

A clear distinction between products is necessary to understand both the dangers associated with their use and the different regulations they require. For example, ENDS are often used to supplement smoking, which means people become two users rather than substituting for one another. This occurs especially in smoke-free environments where the use of ENDS is not prohibited.

In some countries, up to 70% of adult ENDS users also smoke cigarettes. Dual use may be more harmful than single product use – it sustains nicotine addiction and may increase the risk of respiratory disease.

Regulation needed to prevent youth use of new tobacco and nicotine products

The prevalence of e-cigarette use among young people is increasing in the WHO European Region at an alarming rate, according to data from countries monitoring it. For example, between 2014 and 2018, the prevalence among young people increased from 8.4% to 17.5% in Italy, and between 2011 and 2019, it increased from 9.1% to 18.0% in Latvia.

The WHO/Europe videos provide a brief overview of what policy makers and regulators can do to curb the trend of increasing use of HTPs and ENDS. In line with WHO tobacco control guidelines, these approaches range from banning flavors that appeal to children to banning use in indoor spaces where smoking is prohibited to banning the sale to minors.

The tobacco industry often claims that HTPs and ENDS help people quit smoking. The evidence on the potential role of ENDS in withdrawal is still inconclusive. To date, smoking cessation is most effective with nicotine replacement therapy or nicotine-free therapies. As for HTPs – because they are tobacco products themselves, they do not help smokers quit.

Additionally, there is concern that ENDS may act as gateways to conventional smoking. A recent global systematic review found that children and adolescents who use ENDS, even experimentally, are more than twice as likely to use cigarettes later. Thus, preventing the initiation of HTP and ENDS use is a crucial strategy to protect people’s health and well-being from new products as well as traditional smoking.

“With these videos, we are sharing very clear messages for the public and decision-makers to minimize confusion and accelerate action at country level,” says Dr Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Acting Head of the WHO European Office for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. .

“We have good examples in our Region of countries adopting and implementing comprehensive tobacco control policies and expanding their scope to cover new products, including HTPs and ENDS. It is high time to disseminate these good practices and share them with other Member States.

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Man arrested on suspicion of tampering with Pueblo County voting machine in primary election https://sharp-th.com/man-arrested-on-suspicion-of-tampering-with-pueblo-county-voting-machine-in-primary-election/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 22:27:55 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/man-arrested-on-suspicion-of-tampering-with-pueblo-county-voting-machine-in-primary-election/ By James Anderson, The Associated Press A Colorado man who is a registered Democratic voter has been arrested on suspicion of tampering with voting materials by inserting a USB drive into a voting machine at a polling place during the June primary election, authorities said. No election data was accessed and the June 28 incident […]]]>

By James Anderson, The Associated Press

A Colorado man who is a registered Democratic voter has been arrested on suspicion of tampering with voting materials by inserting a USB drive into a voting machine at a polling place during the June primary election, authorities said.

No election data was accessed and the June 28 incident caused no major disruption to voting, authorities said. But it has heightened concerns among election officials and security experts about conspiracy theories linked to the 2020 presidential election. could inspire some voters to meddle with — or even attempt to sabotage — election materials.

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Experts say even unsuccessful violations could become major issues in the days leading up to and during Tuesday’s midterm elections, causing delays at polling stations or sowing the seeds for disinformation campaigns.

Richard Patton, 31, of Pueblo, was arrested Thursday by members of the Pueblo Police Department’s High Tech Crime Unit investigating felony tampering with voting materials and unauthorized access to the cybercrime, a misdemeanor, the department said in a statement.

Court records show Patton was being held without bail at the Pueblo County Judiciary Center pending a reserved hearing later Friday at which he will hear the charges pending against him. Patton was represented by an attorney with the Public Defender’s Office, who does not comment on ongoing cases.

Gilbert Ortiz, Pueblo County Clerk and Clerk, confirmed Friday that Patton has been a registered Democratic voter since 2019, when he changed his affiliation to the Green Party.

Colorado election officials use tamper-evident locks and seals on voting materials, so it becomes apparent if someone has attempted to access them. Trigger alerts render machines inoperable if someone tries to tamper with them, which happened in Pueblo, according to Ortiz and the Colorado secretary of state’s office.

On the afternoon of June 28, election officials heard noises coming from a polling booth. When a poll worker went to inspect and clean the machine, he saw an error message and notified a supervisor. The tamper-evident seals on the machine appeared to be disturbed, the secretary’s office said.

The machine was immediately taken out of service for investigation.

Activists who promote false declaration that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from former President Donald Trump traveled the country tell a story electronic voting machines are manipulated.

Secretary of State Jena Griswold said Friday it was the first arrest and potential prosecution under a new law expanding the definition of tampering with election materials and toughening the penalty for it. It is now a crime punishable by three years in prison.

“The continued spread of election conspiracies and the Big Lie fuels threats to the U.S. election, including efforts to interfere with election materials,” Griswold, a Democrat seeking reelection on Tuesday, said in a statement. “It is vital that anyone who breaks the law with the aim of subverting the will of the people or undermining elections is held accountable.”

Citing an ongoing investigation, Pueblo Police spokeswoman Officer Meagan Chapman said the department could not release further information, including an arrest warrant for Patton that could potentially suggest a possible reason for the alleged tampering.

Ortiz said Patton was identified as a suspect because he presented a driver’s license to poll workers as proof that he was eligible to vote — and had voted — before the alleged forgery was discovered.

“The atmosphere we have around elections is so rumored these days, and I feel like a lot of people feel like we are the enemy when our staff and our judges are those who protect democracy,” Ortiz said. “It just proves to me that the Colorado system has so many checks and balances that it’s just impossible for anyone to tamper with our elections.”

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DENSO, Silicon Ranch, Maryville Electric and TVA Open First of Four Solar Facilities in Tennessee | News | New https://sharp-th.com/denso-silicon-ranch-maryville-electric-and-tva-open-first-of-four-solar-facilities-in-tennessee-news-new/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 20:33:03 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/denso-silicon-ranch-maryville-electric-and-tva-open-first-of-four-solar-facilities-in-tennessee-news-new/ SOUTHFIELD, Michigan and MARYVILLE, Tennessee (November 2, 2022) – DENSOa leading mobility provider, and Silicon Ranch, one of the nation’s largest independent power producers, today broke ground on a new solar facility at DENSO’s facility in Maryville, Tennessee, alongside of the City of Maryville Electric Department and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The new solar […]]]>

SOUTHFIELD, Michigan and MARYVILLE, Tennessee (November 2, 2022)DENSOa leading mobility provider, and Silicon Ranch, one of the nation’s largest independent power producers, today broke ground on a new solar facility at DENSO’s facility in Maryville, Tennessee, alongside of the City of Maryville Electric Department and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

The new solar farm is the first of four solar generation facilities that the group plans to bring online in Tennessee. Harnessing solar energy helps DENSO advance its two great causes: ecology – achieving carbon neutrality by 2035 – and peace of mind – creating a safe and seamless world for all; strengthen its involvement in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Plants Program; and strengthen broader efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing operations and energy consumption.

When the solar projects are completed and combined with additional energy conservation initiatives, 100% of DENSO’s Maryville facility electricity needs will come from renewable energy. This will help the Maryville site, which is a manufacturing hub for DENSO electrification and security systems, support greater sustainability locally through its operations and across North America with its products.

The event included a tour of DENSO’s Maryville campus, followed by remarks from representatives of each partner who made the solar installation possible, including:

– Shinichi Nakamizo: President of DENSO’s Maryville Plant and Senior Director of DENSO Corporation
– Andy White: Mayor of Maryville
– Matt Kisber: co-founder and president of Silicon Ranch
– Carol Eimers: Regional Vice-President for the Eastern Region at TVA

“Our mission is to contribute to a better world, and as part of this, we are committed to reducing CO2 emissions, not only through our products, but also in our operations and processes,” said Shinichi Nakamizo, president of the DENSO factory in Maryville. and Senior Director of DENSO Corporation. “We are grateful to Maryville Electric, Silicon Ranch and TVA for helping us realize our commitment. We also thank our team in Maryville, whose leadership is instrumental in this project and helping to move local communities towards a clean energy future.

Through a collaboration with the City of Maryville Electric Department and Silicon Ranch, DENSO will access a portion of the 10.5 megawatts of solar energy produced under TVA’s Generation Flexibility program, beginning with the facility located at DENSO’s Maryville campus. The TVA program allows participating local power companies (LPCs) to generate up to 5% of their total energy load to meet their customers’ renewable energy goals, attract sustainability-focused businesses to their communities, and solve the individual problems of their distribution systems.

“TVA has been bringing renewable energy to the Valley for more than 20 years, and this partnership using TVA’s Greens programs extends the reach of our green renewable solutions to local communities in our region,” said Doug Perry, Vice Senior President, TVA Commercial Energy. Solutions. “With a shared mission in mind, this solar project with Silicon Ranch and others to follow will help us not only achieve our own sustainability goals, but also those of our LPCs and their customers.”

“These solar farms are an incredible opportunity for us to bring renewable energy to our community from a reliable source,” said Baron Swafford, Director of Utilities for the City of Maryville. “TVA’s Generation Flexibility program allows us to combine the unique offerings of DENSO and Silicon Ranch to develop a sustainable source of energy for our communities and those around us in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.

“Part of what makes these solar installations so special is that every partner involved shares a commitment to the success of this community and the surrounding region,” said Matt Kisber, co-founder and president of Silicon Ranch. “Silicon Ranch is very proud of our Tennessee roots, and our colleague who led our development work here is a Maryville native whose family has been here for seven generations. Every step in the process of achieving these solar farms is further proof of what is possible when people truly care about delivering positive results for the communities we serve.

Inauguration comes after DENSO EV chargers installed this spring at its Maryville plant, a move that allows employees to charge their battery-electric and hybrid vehicles while they’re at work. DENSO is committed to continuous innovation to protect the environment and society.

About DENSO
DENSO is a $45.1 billion global mobility provider that develops advanced technologies and components for nearly every make and model of vehicle on the road today. With manufacturing at the core of its business, DENSO is investing in its 198 facilities to produce an electrification system, powertrain system, thermal system, mobility electronics and advanced devices, to create directly changing jobs. the way the world moves. The company’s more than 167,000 employees are leading the way to a future of mobility that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents and preserves the environment. Headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO devoted 9.0% of its global consolidated sales to research and development during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022. For more information about DENSO worldwide, please visit https://www.denso.com/global/en/.

In North America, DENSO is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs more than 27,000 engineers, researchers and skilled workers at 51 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,700 employees in 14 states (and the District of Columbia) and 41 locations. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, DENSO in North America generated $9.5 billion in consolidated sales. DENSO is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion within the company and beyond – a principle that brings together unique perspectives, empowers innovation and drives DENSO forward. Join us and shape not only how the world moves, but also your career: densocareers.com. For more information, visit https://www.denso.com/us-ca/en/

About Silicon Ranch
Founded in 2011, Silicon Ranch is a fully integrated provider of custom renewable energy, carbon and battery storage solutions to a diverse set of partners across North America. The company is one of the nation’s largest independent power producers, with a portfolio that includes more than five gigawatts of solar and battery storage systems under contract, under construction or in operation in the United States and Canada. Silicon Ranch owns and operates every project in its portfolio and has maintained an unblemished record of project execution, having successfully commissioned every project it has contracted over its history. Silicon Ranch has the nation’s largest utility-scale agrivoltaic portfolio under Regenerative Energy®, its nationally recognized holistic approach to design, construction and land management. This model incorporates regenerative livestock and other regenerative land management practices to restore livelihoods and soil health, biodiversity and water quality. In 2021, Silicon Ranch acquired Clearloop, which helps businesses of all sizes recover their carbon footprint through direct investment in building new solar projects while helping to bring renewable energy and economic development to struggling communities. To learn more, visit siliconranch.com, regenerativeenergy.organd clearloop.us. Follow Silicon Ranch on Facebook, instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About the City of Maryville
The City of Maryville is a municipality in Blount County, Tennessee, serving more than 30,000 residents and 5,000 commercial and industrial customers. Citizens elect a five-member city council that heads a professional city manager to look after the day-to-day business of the city – carried out by more than 300 people who have dedicated their careers to public service. Drawing on the wisdom of 225 years of history, city leaders guide city policies and form innovative partnerships to provide the best options for our community. For more information, visit www.maryvillegov.com

About the Tennessee Valley Authority (VAT)
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a United States commercial agency that supplies electricity to commercial customers and local electric distributors serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding and derives virtually all of its revenue from the sale of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electrical system, TVA provides flood control, navigation, and land management for the Tennessee River system, and assists local power companies and state governments. States and locals in economic development and job creation.

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15 biggest defense contractors in the world in 2022 https://sharp-th.com/15-biggest-defense-contractors-in-the-world-in-2022/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 19:55:24 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/15-biggest-defense-contractors-in-the-world-in-2022/ In this article, we will take a look at the largest defense contractors in the world in 2022. To skip our detailed analysis, you can go directly to the 5 largest defense contractors in the world in 2022. The world appears to be heading into a recession, despite apparently being able to ride out a […]]]>

In this article, we will take a look at the largest defense contractors in the world in 2022. To skip our detailed analysis, you can go directly to the 5 largest defense contractors in the world in 2022.

The world appears to be heading into a recession, despite apparently being able to ride out a global pandemic thanks to the early development of a vaccine that saved millions of lives. Inflation has reached record highs, and while you might think that most countries would focus on their own economies and try to make life easier for the people living there, geopolitical upheaval has made a mockery of that belief. In February 2022, Russia launched an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, which eight months later is still nowhere near an end with heavy casualties on both sides, although the latter has certainly suffered the worst. , with thousands of dead civilians and major infrastructure. be destroyed by Russia. The West, to counter the growing Russian threat, united against it despite some disagreements, and provided arms and aid to Ukraine to be able to defend its territory. Whoever wins, the current geopolitical scenario bodes well for the defense industry.

The defense industry is one of the few industries to emerge largely unscathed from the pandemic and has continued to maintain modest growth in the United States, while recording significant growth in Europe, according to a PwC report. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, global military spending set a new record high of $2.1 trillion in 2021, and remember, that was before a major war that caused a significant increase military spending in 2022 by most Western countries. Although the industry has not been primarily affected by the pandemic, it has faced some challenges including worker absenteeism and supply chain shortages, after the supply chain world has faced considerable challenges.

Prior to the Russian invasion, most military spending was directed at fighting terrorism, especially in the United States and Europe. For other countries such as India and Pakistan, military spending is aimed at ensuring preparedness for rising tensions between the two countries, particularly after the Indian Air Force breached Pakistani territory and was shot by the Pakistani army. Meanwhile, China has also continued to spend heavily on its military, to cement its power even as relations with the West continue to deteriorate and skirmishes with neighboring India have also taken place. China, along with the United States, dominates the list of the largest defense contractors in the world.

The world’s largest defense contractors in 2022

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After the invasion of Russia, the priorities of Western nations changed dramatically, reverting more to Cold War-style priorities; for example, Finland and Sweden applied for NATO membership after the invasion despite threats from Russia. Meanwhile, the United States, aware of the importance of countering Russian aggression, has pledged at least $16.9 billion to Ukraine since January 2021, of which $16.2 billion has been provided after the February invasion. The member countries of the European Union also did not hold back, providing significant arms and aid to Ukraine, which is one of the main reasons that it was able to resist the invasion of Russia. so far, and this increase in defense spending benefits the largest defense contractors in the world in 2022.

According to the Business Research Company, the global defense market has grown from $475 billion in 2021 to $514 billion in 2022, at a CAGR of 8.2%, helped by the Russia-Ukraine war, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.2% at $581. billion by 2026. To determine the largest defense contractors in the world in 2022, we referred to the global Fortune 500 list and the Fortune 500 list. We then ranked each defense company according to its revenues, profits, assets and number of employees, a weighting of 40% being attributed to the first two criteria and a weighting of 20% being attributed to the last two. So let’s take a look at the companies most likely to benefit from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, starting with number 15:

15. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII)

Total revenue (millions of dollars): 9,524

Total profits (millions of dollars): 544

Total assets (in millions of dollars): 10,627

Total number of employees: 44,000

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HII) is the largest military shipbuilding company operating in the United States and also provides additional professional services in the defense industry. Responsible for more ships than any other shipbuilder in US naval history, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) was launched in 2011 as a spin-off from another company on our list, Northrop Grumman .

14. Textron Inc. (NYSE:SMS)

Total revenue (millions of dollars): 12,382

Total profits (millions of dollars): 746

Total assets (in millions of dollars): 15,827

Total number of employees: 33,000

Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) was originally founded as a textile company about a century ago, but is now a major defense company in the United States. Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is present in at least 25 countries. textron inc.

13. L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:LHX)

Total revenue (millions of dollars): 17,814

Total profits (millions of dollars): 1,846

Total assets (in millions of dollars): 34,709

Total number of employees: 47,000

L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: LHX) was formed in 2019 through the merger of L3 Technologies and Harris Corporation. Products offered by L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: LHX) include night vision equipment, wireless equipment, C6ISR systems and products, and surveillance solutions. While its revenue declines in 2021, L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: LHX) still managed to improve its operating profit.

12. South China Industries Group

Total revenue (millions of dollars): 44,374

Total profits (millions of dollars): 737

Total assets (in millions of dollars): 61,762

Total number of employees: 162,498

China South Industries Group is the first of several Chinese state-owned defense companies. It is among the Chinese companies that were sanctioned by Donald Trump in November 2020.

11. General Dynamics Corporation (NYS:GD)

Total revenue (millions of dollars): 38,469

Total profits (millions of dollars): 3,257

Total assets (in millions of dollars): 50,073

Total number of employees: 103,100

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, General Dynamics Corporation (NYS:GD) was the fifth largest defense contractor in the world in 2020, in terms of arms sales alone. While maintaining operations in more than 45 countries, General Dynamics Corporation (NYS: GD) currently has ten subsidiaries. General Dynamics Corporation (NYS:GD) is the supplier of several products in the defense segment, including but not limited to combat vehicles, communication systems, nuclear powered submarines, tanks and weapon systems.

10. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA)

Total revenue (millions of dollars): 62,286

Total profits (millions of dollars): -4,202

Total assets (in millions of dollars): 138,522

Total number of employees: 142,000

One of the world’s two best-known defense contractors for their commercial aircraft, The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) is a major US corporation and the largest exporter to the United States by dollar value . The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is involved in the production of satellites, spacecraft and military aircraft.

9. Chinese aerospace science and industry

Total revenue (millions of dollars): 40,856

Total profits (millions of dollars): -4,202

Total assets (in millions of dollars): 138,522

Total number of employees: 142,000

All of China’s entries in the list of the world’s largest contractors are state-owned enterprises engaged in the production of strategic and tactical missiles, in addition to ground investments. It is said to be the largest missile producer in China.

8. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)

Total revenue (millions of dollars): 35,667

Total profits (millions of dollars): 7,005

Total assets (in millions of dollars): 42,579

Total number of employees: 88,000

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is considered one of the largest arms producers in the world, in addition to also being a major supplier of military technology. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has won the Collier Trophy 8 times. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is known for producing the world’s only known stealth bomber, which is now superseded by the company’s latest development, the B-21 raider.

7. Chinese Aerospace Science and Technology

Total revenue (millions of dollars): 43,420

Total profits (millions of dollars): 3,099

Total assets (in millions of dollars): 95,825

Total number of employees: 180,521

While its main dominance comes from being the main contractor for China’s space program, it is also engaged in the production of strategic and tactical missiles, as well as ground equipment.

6. China Electronic Technology Group

Total revenue (millions of dollars): 55,457

Total profits (millions of dollars): 2,152

Total assets (in millions of dollars): 85,806

Total number of employees: 202,561

The China Electronics Technology Group provides technological support to the Chinese military, including communications equipment, IT infrastructure, electronic equipment and software development.

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Investors reject STMicro CEO’s growth assurances, stocks plunge https://sharp-th.com/investors-reject-stmicro-ceos-growth-assurances-stocks-plunge/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 09:29:00 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/investors-reject-stmicro-ceos-growth-assurances-stocks-plunge/ Q3 sales, gross margin above expectations Expects sales to grow 1.8% in Q4 vs. Q3 CEO confident of being on ‘growth trajectory’ in 2023 Shares fall almost 8% PARIS, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Investors brushed aside the optimistic remarks of the boss of STMicroelectronics on Thursday after the Franco-Italian chipmaker reported a slower pace of […]]]>
  • Q3 sales, gross margin above expectations
  • Expects sales to grow 1.8% in Q4 vs. Q3
  • CEO confident of being on ‘growth trajectory’ in 2023
  • Shares fall almost 8%

PARIS, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Investors brushed aside the optimistic remarks of the boss of STMicroelectronics on Thursday after the Franco-Italian chipmaker reported a slower pace of growth at the end of the year, amid the decline demand for electronics adds to fears of a global recession.

Shares of the Geneva-based company, whose biggest clients include iPhone maker Apple (AAPL.O) and car manufacturer Tesla (TSLA.O)plunged nearly 8% at 09:07 GMT, making the stock the worst performer in France’s blue chip CAC 40 index (.FCHI).

“The results are good but the outlook is disappointing,” said a Milan-based trader, noting general caution about the outlook for the sector.

Headwinds are building for the semiconductor industry, with rising tensions between Taiwan and China and the United States and China and runaway inflation that could reduce spending on cars, smartphones and other consumer products .

On a call with analysts, STMicro’s boss twice said the company had great visibility on the group’s orders for the next six to eight quarters, with its manufacturing plants operating at full capacity.

“This makes us very confident to lead the company on a growth trajectory in 2023,” said Jean-Marc Chery, confirming the group’s target of $20 billion in annual revenue by 2027 at most. late.

Biggest rival Texas Instruments Inc (TXN.O) said this week that it expects demand to decline in most of its end markets, while South Korean company SK Hynix Inc. (000660.KS) warned of an “unprecedented deterioration” in demand for memory chips.

STMicro said earlier that it expects fourth-quarter sales to grow 1.8% from the prior quarter to around $4.4 billion. This contrasts with a 12.6% jump in the three months ending September 30.

Co-controlled by the Italian and French governments, STMicro said demand increased for all of its products in the third quarter, beating market expectations, with total net sales reaching 4.32 billion.

Gross margin came in at 47.6% in the third quarter, also above analysts’ average forecast.

STMicro said it now expects annual net revenue of $16.1 billion, up 26% year-on-year, along with a gross margin of around 47.3% , in line with previous forecasts.

Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore, Clarence Fernandez and Tomasz Janowski

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French lithium mine project unveiled in electric car race https://sharp-th.com/french-lithium-mine-project-unveiled-in-electric-car-race/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 17:26:00 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/french-lithium-mine-project-unveiled-in-electric-car-race/ Imerys is targeting 34KT/year of lithium hydroxide production from 2028 Existing on-site project in central France supported by the government CEO says group will start discussions with potential partners PARIS, October 24 (Reuters) – The French mining group Imerys (IMTP.PA) on Monday unveiled plans to develop a lithium mine in central France which it says […]]]>
  • Imerys is targeting 34KT/year of lithium hydroxide production from 2028
  • Existing on-site project in central France supported by the government
  • CEO says group will start discussions with potential partners

PARIS, October 24 (Reuters) – The French mining group Imerys (IMTP.PA) on Monday unveiled plans to develop a lithium mine in central France which it says could be a major contributor to Europe’s quest for materials for electric vehicle batteries.

Electric cars like those of Renault (RENA.PA) Zoe is key to the European Union’s emissions reduction strategy and the bloc is trying to reduce reliance on battery supplies from Asia.

Imerys aims to produce 34,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide per year for at least 25 years from 2028 at an existing mine in Beauvoir, north of Clermont-Ferrand.

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It would be one of the biggest lithium mining projects in Europe, the company said, and enough to supply around 700,000 electric car batteries a year – a significant part of the government’s target of 2 million vehicles. electricity per year produced in France by 2030.

Imerys was surprised by the scale of the resource after a previous geological survey from 1960 showed a much smaller deposit, chief executive Alessandro Dazza told Reuters by telephone.

The group will now start discussions with potential industrial and financial partners, including car manufacturers, with a view to deciding on an investment model before the main construction phase which is expected to cost around 1 billion euros (983 million euros). dollars) and start mid-2025, Dazza said.

“The game starts now,” he said of the partnership talks.

Imerys is positioning the project as a low-emissions project, aided by the use of an existing mine site and underground mining aided by electric vehicles.

New mining projects can attract local opposition, as evidenced by environmental protests in Serbia that led the government to revoke permits held by Rio Tinto (RIO.L), (RIO.AX) for Europe’s largest lithium project.

Imerys does not see significant risks in building permits granted with the support of local and national authorities, Dazza said.

The mine project was welcomed by the French government, which announced it was one of five critical metals projects, also including a recycling program run by mining group Eramet. (ERMT.PA)which would receive total funding of 100 million euros.

Imerys has estimated the direct cost of lithium at 7-9 euros per kilo for the planned mine, which will be located at its Beauvoir site where it has been extracting kaolin for ceramics since the end of the 19th century.

Shares of the company closed up 5% in Paris.

The majority of the world’s lithium production and known reserves are located outside of Europe, notably in Australia, South America and China.

Eramet is developing lithium production in Argentina and is one of the companies exploring geothermal lithium extraction in the Rhine basin around the Franco-German border.

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