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  • Last update: Monday 21 July 2014 [312 news items]

Shortage of smartphone and tablet PC components emerging

May 12, 01:20

Despite both upstream and downstream PC and smartphone players claiming to have not seen any component shortages and that they will see normal supplies until the end of May 2011,...

Asustek to launch 2 tablet PCs in May-July

May 4, 01:15

Having launched two tablet PCs, Asustek Computer plans to launch two more, the 10-inch Eee Pad Slider EP102 and 7-inch Eee Pad MeMo EP71 in the next three months. The EP102 will be...

Baseband processors still essential, says Petrov Group

May 3, 17:02

With the proliferation of tablets and smartphones application processors are in the limelight, but another group of mobile processors, basebands, deserve attention too, according...

TSMC utilization rate drops to 85-90% in 2Q11

Apr 25, 14:03

With orders from the communications sector slowing down, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to generate a 5% drop sequentially in total wafer starts in...

MediaTek 3Q11 sales to show substantial rebound, says president

Apr 7, 11:55

MediaTek stands a better chance of generating a substantial rebound in revenues and profits in the third quarter of 2011, company president Hsieh Chin-chiang said at a recent analysts...

Integrated mobile processors to challenge standalone application processors, says Petrov Group (part 2)

Mar 16, 12:19

Recently several handset IC companies have announced integrated mobile processors – products that integrate baseband processor and application processor together with graphics...

Standalone application processors are wining in mobility markets, says Petrov Group (part 1)

Mar 8, 15:40

Several years ago there was a widely accepted expectation that application mobile processors would be fully integrated with baseband processors on a single chip. However, today we...

TSMC sales target for 2011 unchanged, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 8, 15:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated that its target of 20% growth in 2011 sales, and earnings-before-tax growth of 20% on a long-term basis remain unchanged,...

More handset makers to launch dual-core models

Jan 27, 01:20

Most major handset makers all plan to launch dual-core smartphones in 2011 as Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, Texas Instruments (TI) and Broadcom have come out with dual-core...

Smartphone under US$100 will help open up China market, says Qualcomm exec

Jan 24, 14:15

With the Chinese government aiming to exceed 100 million in 3G users, the market should soon see smartphones under US$100, and generous subsidies from telecom carriers is important...

Qualcomm, China Mobile and top-five Taiwan carriers to exchange views on 4G development in seminar

Jan 20, 15:06

High-profile representatives from Qualcomm, China Mobile and the top-five Taiwan-based telecom service providers Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM), Far EasTone Telecommunications...

IC vendors set to cut prices as notebook, DRAM and PCB makers mull hikes

Jan 19, 13:48

While the entire electronics industry supply chain is currently set in a price spiral with notebook makers already successfully raising their OEM quotes for the first quarter of 2011,...

Commentary: Broadcom-Ralink merger rumors reflect history of relentless consolidation of Taiwan wireless industry

Jan 14, 16:12

News of Ralink being targeted for acquisition has never stopped ever since the company's preparation to go public to its being actually listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE)....

Broadcom approaches Ralink for acquisition talks, say sources

Jan 13, 01:20

Industry sources have revealed that Broadcom approached Ralink Technology for preliminary acquisition talks in November 2010 with a final decision expected to be made in March or...

CES 2011: Microsoft announces support of SoC architectures for next-generation Windows

Jan 6, 14:41

Microsoft has announced at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011, that the next version of Windows will support system on a chip (SoC) architectures, including ARM-based systems from...

Steven Sinofsky, president, Microsoft Windows and Windows Live Division, announces the next version

TSMC reportedly sees Nvidia orders increase by 60%

Jan 6, 01:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reportedly has seen its Nvidia orders increase by 60% mainly because of strong demand for Tegra 2 processors. TSMC declined to comment...

Qualcomm all set for a 4.5G Mirasol plant in Taiwan

Jan 4, 01:20

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies (QMT) is expected to install equipment at its new Mirasol plant in Taiwan in October 2011, and start volume production at the beginning of 2012, according...

Qualcomm gets approval to build Mirasol plant in Taiwan

Newswatch - Jan 3, 12:23

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has announced that Qualcomm will construct a production plant for small- to medium-size Mirasol displays at the Longtan site of the Hsinchu...

Thirteen fabless IC suppliers 2010 sales top US$1 billion, says IC Insights

Dec 22, 14:05

There are 13 fabless IC companies expected to register more than US$1 billion in sales this year, compared to 10 companies in 2009 and eight in 2008, according to IC Insights.

The e-book reader market: Q&A with E Ink chairman Scott Liu and Hanvon chairman Liu Yingjian (Part I)

Dec 20, 11:10

Developing color e-book readers using e-paper has been a challenge for makers. But Hanvon, at this year's FPD International in Japan in November, announced what is considered to be...

Scott Liu and Liu Yingjian

TSMC to fabricate more Qualcomm chips in 2011

Dec 7, 01:20

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will likely allocate capacity of 1.8 million wafers for production of Qualcomm chips in 2011, compared to the 1.1 million units reserved...

China market: Many smartphones at below US$100 to be available in 2011

Dec 1, 01:10

As Qualcomm, ST-Ericsson, MediaTek and China-based IC design houses have offered cheap Android-compatible IC solutions for China-based smartphone vendors, many entry-level Android...

Taiwan market: Linkmedia gives up MediaFLO mobile TV business

Nov 29, 12:51

Linkmedia, a Taiwan-based company preparing to provide MediaFLO mobile TV services in the Taiwan market through technological cooperation with Qualcomm, has decided to give up the...

TSMC to benefit from Qualcomm orders for baseband chips

Nov 15, 16:20

Qualcomm is set to significantly raise wafer starts at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the first quarter of 2011, for its baseband chips used in the next-generation...

MediaTek executive VP to resign

Oct 20, 01:15

Hsu Ji-Chang, executive vice-president of MediaTek, has reportedly handed in his resignation but the request has not been approved, according to industry sources. Hsu vacated his...

Taiwan hardware partners not much affected by Qualcomm decision to suspend FLO TV serivces, say makers

Oct 6, 11:34

Qualcomm has decided to suspend its direct-to-consumer FLO TV services but this may not have much impact on its Taiwan-based hardware partners, according to industry sources in Tai...

Apple to switch to Qualcomm chips, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 13, 14:53

Apple reportedly is dropping Infineon solutions from its iPhone devices in favor of those made by Qualcomm, according to a recent report in the Chinese-language Commercial Times...

Qualcomm to invest US$2 billion to set up Mirasol display plant in Taiwan, say sources

Aug 20, 12:02

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies plans to invest a total of US$2 billion to set up a 4.5G production plant for Mirasol displays at the Longtan site of Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP),...

Taiwan market: FET, Qualcomm to cooperate in MediaFLO mobile TV service

Jul 14, 11:43

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) on July 13 signed an MOU with Qualcomm for cooperation to set up a joint venture to operate mobile TV service based on Qualcomm-developed MediaFLO...

Prices for LTE cards expected to fall to US$50 at end of 2011, say Taiwan makers

Jul 13, 11:59

Due to efforts from chip developers such as Qualcomm and ST-Ericsson to move from 3G/3.5G to LTE (Long Term Evolution) and efforts to minimize production costs by system makers such...

Baseband chip sales growth driven by 2.5G solutions in 1Q10, says iSuppli

Jul 8, 12:39

Momentarily defying the conventional wisdom that 3G technology is driving growth in the cell phone business, it turns out that suppliers focusing on 2.5G were the best performers...

TSMC and UMC see orders increase for 3Q10

Jun 24, 11:51

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) have seen some major clients, including Qualcomm, Integrated Memory Logic (iML), Microsoft...

Smartbook: What's in a name?

Jun 4, 12:52

During Computex Taipei 2010, Qualcomm is showcasing its Snapdragon-based smartbook platform. But does the company even have the right to use the smartbook name? Earlier published...

Flo TV outsources mobile TV receivers to HTC

Jun 4, 11:32

Flo TV, the mobile TV subsidiary of Qualcomm, has launched a portable mobile TV receiver without mobile phone functionality. The device, outsourced to HTC, is priced at US$200.

Mobile TV receiver by Flo TV and HTC
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    Photo: Company, Oct 23.

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