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    Last update: Monday 30 November 2015 [312 news items]

Digitimes Research: MediaTek hikes turn-key value by virtue of Hotknot

Jan 29, 17:16

Why has MediaTek stepped into NFC (near field communication) technology? Digitimes Research thinks that there are two main motivations, one to increase the exclusiveness of its platforms...

Digitimes Research: Xiaomi to see strong competition at home, unlikely to achieve 2014 shipment target

Jan 21, 12:03

China-based Xiaomi has announced that the company plans to ship 40 million smartphones in 2014. But Digitimes Research believes the vendor is unlikely to achieve the goal as many...

China white-box makers add extra value to tablets as cost reduction is no longer possible

Jan 16, 15:31

China white-box players have not been able to lower their Wi-Fi-based tablets' prices since the third quarter of 2013 because there is no room for further reductions in their BOM...

Amazon sees weaker-than-expected Kindle Fire HDX shipments in 4Q13

Jan 15, 11:42

Thanks to falling prices and satisfactory functionalities, entry-level tablets from brand vendors has been undermining demand for mid-range and high-end models, and they formed a...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments from China vendors to grow slightly on quarter in 4Q13

Jan 3, 15:50

After a visit to some of the handset supply chain players in China at the end of 2013, Digitimes Research found that China-based vendors' smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter...

10 technology predictions for 2014

Dec 31, 15:38

The year 2013 saw the rise of Ultra HD TVs, larger-size smartphones, increased competition from mobile device makers in China, as well as a decline in the monitor market in addition...

Hotknot technology makes touchscreen no longer just touchscreen

Dec 30, 13:54

At the end of November 2013, MediaTek announced a new near field communication technology called Hotknot, which does not require NFC chips or antennas to work, and the technology...

Digitimes Research: Shipments of iPad mini with Retina to rise to 5-6 million in 1Q14

Dec 19, 12:04

With aggressive promotions by retailers, iPad sales during the year-end shopping season have grown strongly. Promotions - such as Best Buy's US$100 price cut for iPad 2, Walmart's...

Focus on enterprise SSD: Q&A with OCZ CMO Alex Mei

Nov 14, 15:59

OCZ Technology shifted its corporate focus away from legacy DRAM memory modules in 2011, and has since built on its expertise in high-speed memory to become a leader in the design...

OCZ CMO Alex Mei

Apple-GTAT partnership to drive sapphire demand

Nov 6, 15:43

GTAT has signed a multi-year sapphire materials agreement with Apple.

Digitimes Research: Standard DRAM bit demand to fall 3.5% in 4Q13

Sep 24, 14:31

Standard DRAM bit demand is set to decline 3.5% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013, due to stagnant sales of desktops and notebooks and slowing growth in PC memory content,...

Why Apple should make a 2-in-1 notebook

Sep 6, 14:40

As competition in the tablet segment continues to increase and as notebook vendors are either seeing stagnant or in some cases declining sales of notebooks, vendors such as Apple...

A walkthrough at Touch Taiwan 2013

Aug 30, 14:57

The Touch Taiwan 2013 exhibition featured more key players in the industry than it has in the past, with major panel makers such as AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux in attendance to...

China market: Rumors and speculation for cheap TD-SCDMA iPhone for China

Aug 5, 22:12

The latest gossip and speculation floating around the supply chain, with none of the news being substantiated, is that Apple's plans for an inexpensive iPhone will focus on the China...

When will consumers make use of their 4K TVs?

Jul 19, 15:51

Following declining on-year TV sales in 2012, vendors have looked to various strategies to bring a turnaround in 2013, including increasing the value-added features and sizes of their...

The pros and cons of Apple building its own chips

Jul 17, 11:26

If Apple builds its own silicon at its own chip fab, the risk it will face will be greater than the benefits for the company, according to Nobunaga Chai, analyst for semiconductors...

Rumors flying over Apple's next chip partner/s

Jul 15, 22:08

Following speculation that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) already struck a deal with Apple to supply foundry services for the next A-series chips built using 20nm,...

Commentary: NAND flash controller industry headed for consolidation

Jul 3, 14:40

With more NAND flash memory chips designed into embedded applications, such as eMMC devices and solid-state drives (SSD), memory controller IC firms incapable of providing technologies...

Blue-collar processing: Q&A with Tensilica founder Chris Rowen

Jun 28, 16:12

Based in Santa Clara, Tensilica has been around the semiconductor industry for around 15 years, providing customers with what it calls configurable dataplane processors (DPUs). The...

Chris Rowen, chief technology officer and founder of Tensilica<br>

Commentary: Taiwan to benefit from common LED lighting standards in Greater China

Jun 25, 15:36

A common set of standards for LED lighting firms in Greater China was announced recently and as the China government plans to expand the LED lighting market, this common set of standards...

Commentary: Foxconn faces more labor problems

Jun 21, 14:07

To show the importance of labor rights, Apple became the first IT company to join the Fair Labor Association (FLA) in 2012 and through the association, Apple began inspections of...

Commentary: China telecom market dominated by local firms

Jun 21, 14:02

In the past 2-3 years, Taiwan-based telecom firms have been seeking business opportunities in the growing wireless hotspot and broadband network market in China. However, only a small...

Reed switches and MEMS: A conversation with Coto Technology

Jun 21, 12:23

One of the oldest companies in the electronics industry, Coto Technology has been designing and developing small signal switching solutions for over 90 years. These days, the 93-year...

Stephen Day, VP of technology, Coto Technology

Lose the switch, lose the loss: Cavendish Kinetics leverages MEMS for tunable RF components

Jun 14, 23:58

Cavendish Kinetics recently announced the availability of production samples of its tunable RF capacitors to key strategic partners. Shipped as a chip scale package (CSP), the Cavendish...

Dennis Yost, president and CEO of Cavendish Kinetics and Larry Morrell, executive vice president, C

Cavendish Kinetics announces RF MEMS technology for improving wireless performance

Jun 13, 19:07

Cavendish Kinetics has announced availability of production samples of its tunable RF capacitors to key strategic partners. Shipped as a chip scale package (CSP), the Cavendish Digital...

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