Samsung Electronics is reportedly mulling developing a new application processor series exclusively for its flagship smartphones, while having its existing Exynos chip series power midrange and entry-level phone models for other brands, according to industry sources. The Exynos series would compete against mobile APs from MediaTek and Qualcomm.
China's handset shipments came to about 21.46 million units in March 2022, down 40% from a year earlier, with 5G smartphone shipments falling 41% on year to 16.19 million units, according to data compiled by the Chinese Academy of Information and Communication Technology (CAICT).
In the first quarter of 2022, Xiaomi secured a 22% share in Vietnam's smartphone market, becoming its second-largest, according to VIR citing Canalys' latest report.
Wireless telecommunications has escaped the worst effects of the semiconductor shortage, and that semiconductors for cellular infrastructure equipment will continue to dodge significant shortages going forward. In addition, availability of chips for Wi-Fi access points and cellular phones will continue to improve through 2023, Strategy Analytics said in its recent report.
German automaker BMW is adopting Here Real-Time Traffic by Here Technologies to support its connected navigation services (CNS) and predictive routing to personalize driver's journeys by analyzing driving patterns.
Google has unveiled its latest own-brand mobile device hardware including the Pixel 6a, the Pixel 7, the Pixel Watch and the Pixel Tablet during Google I/O 2022.
Networking device assembler Wistron NeWeb expects the shortage of MCUs, MOSFETs, power management ICs (PWM IC) and other chips demanding mature process manufacturing to persist and continue disrupting its output through the first quarter of 2023.
India's smartphone shipments increased by 2% year-on-year to 38 million units in the first quarter of 2022, according to Canalys' market survey.
A leading chipmaker has kicked off its next-generation Wi-Fi SoC inspection and is expected to launch related module products as early as the fourth quarter of 2022, according to sources from IC inspection labs.
Despite being viewed as the world's last high-growth and large smartphone market, India faces supply issues resulting from COVID-19 in China, leading to declined shipments for the third consecutive quarter.
Huawei has recently launched a new flagship foldable smartphone model, Mate Xs2, at low prices, seeking to stage a quick comeback in the handset market after being forced to retreat from the high-end segment under US trade sanctions, according to industry sources.