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Sberbank’s fourth attempt at e-commerce, Wildberries come to France and get rid of chips


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Anna Savelieva | 01/31/2021

IT Weekly review: Sber's fourth attempt at e-commerce, the arrival of the Wildberries in France and getting rid of chips

Last week Intel announced plans to partially outsource chip manufacturing, and TSMC is seriously considering a new direction. At the same time, many companies spoke about
the results of last year, carried out personnel changes, and proposed plans for 2021.

As it became known on January 26, AspenTech acquires OptiPlant – the developer of the software of the same name, which is based on AI conceptual
3D plant floor plan that includes parametric asset models and supports automatic piping design. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

At the same time, Sberbank decided to buy out 85% of the goods.ru marketplace from M.Video and invest in the project about 35 billion rubles.
rubles. As a result, M.Video-Eldorado Group will retain 10%, and 5% will remain with the founder and co-owner Alexander Tynkovan. In the future, the site will be integrated into the bank’s ecosystem,
which will be Sber’s fourth attempt to enter the e-commerce market.

While Qualcomm acquired startup Nuvia, which is a division of VINCI Construction (which, in turn,
is part of the VINCI Group), in order to strengthen its position in the microprocessor market for 5G, TSMC decides to try to actively develop
the production of automotive chips, but Intel, on the contrary, wants to transfer most of the direction to outsourcing. Note that after
As the coronavirus epidemic disrupted supplies, and conflicts between the US and China further complicated the situation, many automakers began to experience severe shortages of parts.

For many, the New Year begins with a redistribution of the state, and we see the following changes:

  • Maxim Spiridonov resigns from the post of General Director of Neotologiya-Group and leaves the structure of its shareholders. He will be replaced
    Evgeny Barulin, CEO of TalentTech.

  • Sergey Krylov has been appointed vice president for strategy of Rostelecom

  • Michelle Temer appointed as Huawei’s 5G advisor in Brazil

  • Dan Riccio steps down as vice president of Apple’s hardware division. John Ternus will take his place.

  • Rob Tribe named VP Systems Engineering for Nutanix EMEA

At the end of last year, Microsoft managed to set a new revenue record, restore sales on the LinkedIn social network and overcome
lack of microcircuits. For the first time in the history of the corporation, the gaming business exceeded $ 5 billion in annual sales, while income from content and services on the Xbox grew 40% in the quarter.

Samsung’s consolidated revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 was 61.55 trillion won and operating income was 9.05
trillion won The revenue for the whole year is 236.81 trillion won (about $ 212 billion), and the operating profit is 35.99 trillion won. Also the company presented three
flagship smartphone
: Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 Ultra, plus a new 108MP sensor and latest generation Exynos 2100 processor.

Profit was up 26.4% year-on-year due to the production of displays and memory elements, but was down 26.7% year-over-year due to
declining prices for memory and weak sales of consumer goods.

In 2020, the export turnover of Wildberries sellers increased by 95% year-on-year to 23.7 billion rubles, in pieces the growth was 138%. IN
In the near future, the international online retailer plans to enter the markets of France, Italy and Spain.

And finally, Huawei has revealed plans for the Russian market for 2021, and announced that it intends to release more than 40 products in various
categories.

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