Christina Wilkie / CNBC:
Biden admin announces steps to bolster US supply chains, including for chips and rare earth metals, and a “strike force” to combat unfair trade practices — - The Biden administration announces new actions designed to strengthen critical U.S. supply chains.
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Senate passes bill providing $52B for domestic semiconductor manufacturing, a 30% NSF funding bump, and $29B for science directorate; bill now heads to House — The funding is on track to meet Biden´s chip goals — This story is part of a group of stories called
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Hackers stole and posted 70GB of data from LineStar Integrity Services, a compliance tech provider to pipeline clients, on dark web around time of Colonial hack — LineStar Integrity Services was hacked around the same time as Colonial Pipeline, but radical transparency activists have brought the attack to light.
Douglas Busvine / Reuters:
Bosch opens a €1B chip plant in Germany to start making chips for power tools in July and automotive chips in Sep., as the auto industry battles a chip shortage — Robert Bosch (ROBG.UL) opened a 1 billion euro ($1.2 billion) chip plant in Germany on Monday, a record investment …
Oliver Haslam / iMore:
Apple introduces Object Capture, an API on macOS Monterey that enables developers to turn 2D images of real-world objects into 3D models optimized for AR — Apple announced a ton of new software updates today and they all need new tools to allow developers to do what they need to if they want to make great apps.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple says the App Store sees 600M users per week from 175 countries and that it has paid $230B to devs to date; devs can now test multiple custom product pages — Apple today announced a number of coming changes and improvements to the App Store that will help developers better target their apps to users …
Sources: US investigators have recovered millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency that the Colonial Pipeline paid in ransom to hackers last month — Washington .US investigators have recovered millions of dollars in cryptocurrency paid in ransom to hackers whose attack prompted …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
A better metaphor to describe Apple than “walled garden” is as a carrier, like Verizon, with an intense focus on increasing average revenue per user — As we await the beginning of Apple´s latest WWDC keynote and all of the new software products it will unveil, let´s talk about metaphors.
Sam Shead / CNBC:
Chip factories use a lot of water, but AZ attracts them with an established chip ecosystem, seismic stability, and pro-business stance, despite its arid climate — - The Grand Canyon State may not seem like the most obvious place for a chip “foundry” or “fab” since the high-tech manufacturing …
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Researcher: Twitter Super Follow to be limited to users over 18, with 25+ tweets posted in the last 30 days and 10K+ followers; categories include adult content — The company teased the Patreon-like subscription service earlier this year — Twitter announced earlier this year it was working …