League Of Legends: Wild Rift Releases For iOS This Year, Uses iPhone 12’s A14 Chip And 5G

Riot Games appeared on stage during Apple’s iPhone 12 event to announce that League of Legends: Wild Rift will arrive on iPhone devices later this year.

An official release date for League of Legends: Wild Rift was not confirmed; we just know it will release sometime in 2020. The announcement was made while Apple officially unveiled the iPhone 12, the company’s latest flagship phone. The exact phones that support Wild Rift were not shared, but we do know it’ll take advantage of the iPhone 12’s new A14 Bionic chip and 5G functionality. How exactly it will utilize the new chip was not shared in great detail, but Riot touted the “fast speeds” that the new line of iPhones will allow for when playing Wild Rift.

An Android version of Wild Rift is also planned for release. You can sign up for an iOS beta now or pre-register for the Android

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The chip advance set to make smartphones smarter

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Apple’s new iPhones are set to be the first consumer gadget powered by 5nm chip technology

When Apple unveils its new iPhones, expect it to make a big deal of the fact they’re the first in the world to be powered by a new type of chip.

This, we’ll likely be told, will let owners do things like edit 4K video, enhance high-resolution photos and play graphically-intensive video games more smoothly than was possible before while using less battery power.

The “five nanometre process” involved refers to the fact that the chip’s transistors have been shrunk down – the tiny on-off switches are now only about 25 atoms wide – allowing billions more to be packed in.

Effectively it means more brain power.

Travel back just four years, and many industry insiders doubted the advance could be delivered so soon.

That it has been, is in large part down to

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Apple’s Tim Millet discusses A14 architecture, future chip designs

In an interview published on the eve of Apple’s “iPhone 12” launch event, Apple VP of platform architecture Tim Millet has explained some of the work that went into the A14 Bionic system-on-chip, and what it means for the future of Apple’s chip designs.

Revealed in the iPad Air launch during Apple’s first special event, the A14 is widely anticipated to make an appearance during Tuesday’s “Hi, Speed” event, where Apple is expected to unveil its 2020 iPhone lineup. Millet offered more details about the A14’s design and creation.

Made using a 5-nanometer process, the A14 packs in 11.8 billion transistors onto the chip, up from the 8.5 billion of the A13, with the changes enabling Apple to be more precise in how it uses the chip to shape the user’s experience.

“One of the ways chip architects think about features is not necessarily directly mapping [transistors]

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New self-erasing chip could be used to detect counterfeit or tampered products

A team of academics from the University of Michigan has developed self-powered and self-erasing chips that they hope could be used as an anti-counterfeit or tamper-detection system.

The new chips have been built with the help of a new material that changes its color while it temporarily stores energy.

The material consists of a three-atom-thick layer of semiconductor laid on top of a film of azobenzene molecules.

The semiconductor is known as “beyond graphene,” and has a special property that it can emit light when its molecules vibrate at certain frequencies.

When the two are combined, the azobenzene molecules pull on the “beyond graphene” semiconductor, causing it to vibrate in its special frequency range and emit light.

This reaction effectively allows academics to “write” visible messages on the chip itself.

However, azobenzene molecules also naturally shrink when in contact with ultraviolet light, such as the one found in normal sunlight,

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Synopsys’ Digital Design Technology Symposium to Showcase Latest Innovations for AI, Automotive, HPC and 5G Chip Design

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is hosting its first Digital Design Technology Symposium, featuring Synopsys’ Fusion Design Platform solutions to help digital designers and engineering management, CAD managers and SoC architects meet their digital design goals.

What: Digital Design Technology Symposium

When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pacific

Event Details: Attendees will gain new insights from Synopsys R&D experts, users and partners on integrated, end-to-end solutions being used to achieve industry-leading quality of results (QoR) and productivity gains in key areas such as machine learning/AI, low power, FuSa automation, HPC and advanced node, test innovations, and silicon lifecycle management.

Register at: https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/fusion-design-platform/digital-design-technology-symposium.html?cmp=dg-pr-ddts

Presenting companies include: Advanced Micro Devices, Cerebras Systems, Juniper Networks, Nvidia, NXP Semiconductors, Microsoft, Samsung Electronics, Samsung Foundry and STMicroelectronics.

To learn more about the Synopsys Fusion Design Platform, please visit https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/fusion-design-platform.html. 

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Samsung Elec profit likely at 2-year high after Huawei chip orders, phone recovery

By Joyce Lee and Hyunjoo Jin

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s third-quarter profit likely jumped 58% to its highest in two years, beating estimates from analysts who pinned the rise on smartphone sales recovery and a rush order of chips from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

The South Korean tech giant said on Thursday operating profit was likely 12.3 trillion won ($10.6 billion) for the three months ended September. That compared with a Refinitiv SmartEstimate of 10.5 trillion won and would be the highest since the 17.57 trillion won of the third quarter of 2018.

Revenue likely rose 6% from the same period a year earlier to 66 trillion won, the company said.

Samsung released only limited data in Thursday’s regulatory filing ahead of the release of detailed earnings figures later this month.

“It seems Huawei’s impact on Samsung’s chip business was bigger than the market expected, and there

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Nvidia spans AI from $59 Jetson Nano robots to massive datacenters on a chip

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang is delivering the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) keynote address this morning as he spotlights the company’s strategic platforms that span all of computing, from a $59 Jetson Nano robot brain to massive data processing units that are part of its datacenter-on-a-chip strategy.

Nvidia’s big event is expected to draw 30,000 attendees for more than 1,000 online sessions timed to accommodate a worldwide audience. The event is also coinciding with the Arm DevSummit, which starts tomorrow with a keynote chat between Huang and Arm CEO Simon Segars. (Nvidia has recently agreed to buy Arm for $40 billion.) The whole effort is aimed at winning over the hearts and minds of more than 15 million developers worldwide.

Huang said that Nvidia has shipped more than a billion graphics processing units (GPUs) to date, and its CUDA software development kit has had six million downloads in 2020. He said

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A lot of older Macs won’t be able to watch 4K Netflix this fall because of a missing chip

macOS Big Sur, Apple’s upcoming release of its Mac operating system, will finally let you watch 4K HDR Netflix content, but it turns out it’ll only work on 2018 or later Macs with Apple’s T2 security chip, according to a new Netflix support document (via Apple Terminal).

That means the full list of Macs that can watch 4K content on Netflix, at least for now, is as follows:

  • iMac (2020)
  • iMac Pro
  • Mac Pro (2019)
  • Mac mini (2018)
  • MacBook Air (2018 or later)
  • MacBook Pro (2018 or later)

There’s an easy way to check whether your Mac has a T2 chip, as Apple points out on its website.

Disappointingly, older iMacs and pre-2018 Mac laptops that could theoretically play Netflix 4K content, whether on their built-in displays or via an 4K or 5K external monitor, won’t be able to. It’s not clear why the T2 security chip is required:

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Macs Need T2 Security Chip to Play 4K HDR Netflix in macOS Big Sur

Apple’s upcoming macOS Big Sur operating system introduces HDR video support and allows Netflix users to watch content in 4K HDR for the first time. However, it turns out that only Macs with an Apple T2 Security chip are compatible with Ultra HD streaming.


Apple Terminal spotted a recently updated support document on Netflix’s Help Center that now includes hardware requirements for viewing 4K HDR content in Safari on macOS Big Sur.

According to the web page, viewing Ultra HD content can only be achieved on a “select 2018 or later Mac computer with an Apple T2 Security chip.” In addition to that, every monitor connected to the computer on which Ultra HD is streamed must be a 60Hz 4K capable display with a HDCP 2.2 connection.

It’s not clear why Macs need a T2 security chip to play back 4K HDR content, given that Windows machines obviously don’t, but

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Mac with T2 Security Chip required to play 4K Netflix streams in macOS Big Sur

Those looking forward to streaming Netflix content in 4K HDR with the upcoming macOS Big Sur operating system will need a Mac with Apple’s T2 Security Chip, limiting the feature to recently released hardware.

Netflix recently updated a Help Center webpage with new guidance on viewing 4K HDR content in Safari on macOS Big Sur, noting both operating system and hardware requirements, reports Apple Terminal.

According to the support document only “[s]elect 2018 or later Mac computer[s] with an Apple T2 Security chip” are compatible with Ultra HD streaming. Further, all external monitors must feature 60Hz 4K capabilities and an HDCP 2.2 compliant connection.

Netflix fails to explain why Macs need a T2 chip to play back 4K HDR streams when comparable Windows machines do not. The chip does integrate a number of critical controllers like the system’s image signal processor and audio controller, which have been

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