first_imgThe stockpiling compounds lingering issues across a global electronics industry still recovering from rolling lockdowns that snarled transport routes and cut off workers from factories earlier this year. Disruptions are expected to persist over the next two quarters, the people said.Power management is more important in the iPhone 12 than for its predecessors given additional camera features and 5G capabilities, increasing Apple’s need for these components. It recently launched four 5G models and analysts expect strong consumer demand for the devices. During a recent conference call with analysts, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook warned about supply constraints for the iPhone 12, Mac, iPad and some Apple Watch models, although he didn’t specifically mention power-management chips.Supply issues for the iPhone are “not a surprise” because Apple has just begun to ramp up production, the CEO said. “It’s hard to predict” how long the supply constraints will last, he added. An Apple spokesman declined to comment.- Advertisement – Apple has multiple power-management chip suppliers, according to a recent teardown from iFixit. The iPhone 12 Pro uses a component from Texas Instruments to control power to the camera system, along with a similar chip from STMicroelectronics NV and one from Qualcomm for the 5G modem.There’s also a power-management part designed by Apple in this handset. In 2018, Apple acquired technology and other assets from Dialog Semiconductor Plc for $600 (roughly Rs. 4,500 crores) million to build its own power-management chips.The disruption to iPhone production comes amid questions over Apple’s ability to galvanise demand for its newest gadget in China, following its worst quarterly revenue performance there since 2014. Investors are concerned the company is losing momentum to homegrown rivals like Huawei and Xiaomi in one of its most critical markets.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Apple is grappling with a shortage of vital chips that manage power consumption in iPhone models and other devices, people with knowledge of the matter said, complicating its ability to meet holiday demand for the latest version of its marquee gadget.It’s unclear to what extent the bottleneck may limit iPhone availability during its crucial launch quarter, typically Apple’s busiest. Despite the shortfall, suppliers are likely to prioritise Cupertino, California-based Apple and its power-hungry iPhone 12 over other customers lining up for scarce parts, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private matters.Increasing demand for silicon across a range of products and supply-chain disruptions from COVID-19 are the main causes of the shortage, according to the people. Main Apple chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing said in October that 5G smartphones require 30 percent to 40 percent more chip content versus 4G. That and uncertainty over the course of the pandemic is spurring customers to cache components for fear of running out, especially after major smartphone maker Huawei had stocked up massively ahead of a September deadline for US sanctions.- Advertisement – In the US, a check of Apple’s website shows that new iPhone 12 Pro orders won’t arrive to customers until the end of November or early December, while the regular iPhone 12 isn’t showing any delay. Many iPad models are showing deliveries between mid-November and the end of the month, while some Apple Watch models are showing delivery times in late November.-With assistance from Mark Gurman.© 2020 Bloomberg L.P.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

first_imgSNPF, SBMN, Nomura, Royal London Asset Management, Towers Watson, Delta Lloyd, AFMSNPF – Sjoerd Hoogterp has been appointed the new director for the €1.4bn occupational pension fund for notaries. He is to succeed Eric Uijen, who on 1 June became director of the €39bn metal scheme PME. Hoogterp has previously been interim director at the pension fund Celtona – currently in liquidation – as well as at PWRI, the €7.3bn pension fund for disabled workers and is currently assisting Pensioenfonds Mercurius Amsterdam (PMA) with its liquidation process. Following the 2016 merger SNPF and SBMN, the €1bn fund for the staff of notaries, Hoogterp is to head up the new fund’s pension bureau.Nomura Asset Management – Andreas Koerner is to become the Japanese asset manager’s new head of client relations and marketing for EMEA, following the retirement of Mark Roxburgh at the end of the month. Roxburgh leaves after 15 years with the firm, with his replacement moving over from the fund’s German business, where he has been for 12 years, lately as chief executive.Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) – John Burke is to join the UK asset manager in September as head of institutional, responsible for business development. Burke moves over from Newton Investment Management, where he held a similar role – working with the firm for 15 years. Burke will report to current head of distribution Rob Williams. Towers Watson – Ann Flynn has joined the consultancy as a senior consultant in its UK defined contribution (DC) practice, responsible for business development. Flynn left insurance company Standard Life in 2013, where she was head of workplace distribution, to set up her own consultancy. She has over 20 years experience in DC and insurance-based options, and has worked at Scottish Widows and Aegon.Delta Lloyd – Rob Ruijter has been named chairman of the insurer’s supervisory board (RvC). He is to succeed Jean Frijns, who announced his resignation as of 1 October, following a dispute between Delta Lloyd and supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank. Ruijter has been a member of Delta Lloyd’s supervisory board since 2014. Currently, he is chairman of the company’s remuneration committee and a member of both the audit and the risk committee within the RvC.AFM – Femke de Vries has been appointed to the board of the Dutch communications watchdog, a position she will take up from 1 October. She will succeed Theodor Kockelkoren, who is to leave on 15 October. Currently, De Vries is head of operational management at supervisor DNB. She has been supervisory head of pension funds at the regulator.last_img read more

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Angels’ Brian Goodwin (18) bunts safely against the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Los Angeles won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)Texas Rangers shortstop Logan Forsythe, left, puts out Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun on a fielder’s choice during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout is congratulated by Los Angeles Angels third base coach Mike Gallego (86) after hitting a two run home run off of Texas Rangers starting pitcher Joe Palumbo that scored David Fletcher during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout (27) is congratulated by Justin Upton (8) after hitting a two run home run off of Texas Rangers starting pitcher Joe Palumbo that scored David Fletcher during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 20: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts after his two-run home run in the top of the first inning during game one of a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 20, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by C. Morgan Engel/Getty Images)ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 20: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels is congratulated by his teammates after his two-run home run in the top of the first inning during game one of a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 20, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by C. Morgan Engel/Getty Images)Texas Rangers starting pitcher Joe Palumbo works against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney (28) works against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)Los Angeles Angels’ Luis Rengifo (4) is congratulated by Wilfredo Tovar (19) after hitting a two run home run off of Texas Rangers relief pitcher Phillips Valdez that scored Brian Goodwin during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)Los Angeles Angels’ Luis Rengifo (4) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a two run home run off of Texas Rangers relief pitcher Phillips Valdez that scored Brian Goodwin during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 20: Brian Goodwin #18 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates with his teammates after scoring in the top of the first inning during game one of a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 20, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by C. Morgan Engel/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Brian Goodwin (18) is congratulated in the dugout after scoring on a two run home run by Luis Rengifo during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Los Angeles won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)Texas Rangers’ Nick Solak follows through on a single off of Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney during the seventh inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. The single was Solak’s first major league hit. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)Los Angeles Angels first baseman Matt Thaiss tags out Texas Rangers’ Rougned Odor (12) on a bunt during the fourth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Los Angeles won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)A thermometer at field level shows 107 degrees fahrenheit during the third inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader between the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Los Angeles won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout cools off in the dugout during the third inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Los Angeles won 5-1 as temperatures topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)Texas Rangers shortstop Logan Forsythe receives the throw ahead of Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton on a stolen base attempt during the ninth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Upton was thrown out on the play, but Los Angeles won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)A patch honoring former Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who died suddenly before a July 1 game against the Texas Rangers, adorns the jersey of Angels’ center fielder Mike Trout during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. This game was a makeup game for the one that was canceled the day Skaggs died. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)Los Angeles Angels shortstop Wilfredo Tovar fields a groundout by Texas Rangers’ Willie Calhoun during the ninth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Los Angeles won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout (27) laughs while waiting for a decision on a disputed foul ball call as Texas Rangers catcher Jeff Mathis looks on during the fourth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Los Angeles won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 20: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches against the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the first inning during game one of a doubleheader at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 20, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by C. Morgan Engel/Getty Images)ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 20: David Fletcher #6 of the Los Angeles Angels lines out to left field against the Texas Rangers in the top of the ninth inning during game one of a doubleheader at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 20, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by C. Morgan Engel/Getty Images)ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 20: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels slides into third base for a triple against Isiah Kiner-Falefa #9 of the Texas Rangers in the top of the ninth inning during game one of a doubleheader at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 20, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by C. Morgan Engel/Getty Images)ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 20: Taylor Cole #67 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates with Anthony Bemboom #48 of the Los Angeles Angels after defeating the Texas Rangers in game one of a doubleheader at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 20, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by C. Morgan Engel/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, Mike Trout, Wilfredo Tovar (19), and Luis Rengifo (4), left to right, celebrate their victory over the Texas Rangers in the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Los Angeles won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)Los Angeles Angels’ Brian Goodwin (18) bunts safely against the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Los Angeles won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)NextShow Caption1 of 25Los Angeles Angels’ Brian Goodwin (18) bunts safely against the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Los Angeles won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)ExpandARLINGTON, Texas — Andrew Heaney got some advice before pitching in the sweltering afternoon heat on Tuesday.“Conserve energy at all costs,” Heaney recalled. “Don’t back up bases. Don’t even leave the dirt (of the mound). … Arguing with an umpire or backing up bases or just going on and off the field. … It sounds minor, but over the course of nine innings that takes a toll on you.”One other way to have an efficient outing is to simply not stay on the mound for very long, which is what he accomplished while pitching eight dominant innings in the Angels’ 5-1 victory over the Texas Rangers in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday. The Angels lost the nightcap 3-2 in 11 innings.Heaney struck out a career-high 14 and he did not walk a batter, allowing him to pitch the most innings of any Angels pitcher in a game this season. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Heaney needed 108 pitches to get through eight innings. He’s the first Angels pitcher this season to pitch at least seven innings in back-to-back games.“He gave us exactly what we needed,” Ausmus said. “He was outstanding. He was efficient. Considering the circumstances of the extra-inning game last night and the doubleheader today, he gave us exactly what we needed.”The Angels, and Heaney, would have loved to have more performances like this before the Angels fell out of the playoff race. Since coming back from his last trip to the injured list, Heaney has allowed five runs in 18-1/3 innings, with 24 strikeouts and one walk.“I want to finish strong,” Heaney said. “I understand I’ve had a disappointing season. I am trying to rectify that anyway I can. I know it’s late but better late than never.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone center_img The first game on Tuesday was sandwiched between night games, an 11-inning loss the night before and the second game of the doubleheader later on Tuesday.The afternoon half of the doubleheader Tuesday was the makeup game from the July 1 postponement in the wake of Tyler Skaggs’ death.Heaney took the mound knowing the Angels needed some innings from him and knowing that he’d have to endure upper 90s temperatures, with a heat index well over 100.His strategy was simply to fill the strike zone as much as possible, waiting until he got to two strikes or there were runners on base to worry about making perfect put-away pitches.It worked.After Heaney allowed a pair of singles in the first, he retired 16 in a row before yielding a solo homer to Willie Calhoun sixth inning.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Having an early lead helped him to be more aggressive, and Mike Trout provided that with his career-high 42nd homer, a two-run shot in the top of the first.Trout nearly hit a couple more, hitting a ball barely foul and another off the top of the left field fence for a triple.“I think this is probably his best offensive year to date,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “He’s getting into what they consider the prime years of a player’s career, so hopefully he continues that trend.”Trout, who turned 28 earlier this month, has been an offensive machine all season. Heaney, on the other hand, has failed to deliver what the Angels hoped, mostly because of two separate stints on the injured list.The pitching-starved Angels have needed this type of performance all season, and on Tuesday they had an even more acute need because of the circumstances. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more