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Falling smartphone IC ASPs discouraging device vendors from developing chips in-house
Cage Chao, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES
Device vendors including Xiaomi, LG Electronics and Sony have all expressed their intention to develop smartphone chips in-house. Nevertheless, the average selling price for smartphone SoCs has been trending down, while the cost of developing advanced...
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