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Thursday 19 May 2022
The rise of top 10 IC design companies in China
China, the world's leading consumer of semiconductors, is undergoing a third semiconductor shift in tandem with the development of 5G, consumer electronics, and AI. Owing to the shift of the semiconductor industry – growing downstream demand, and strong support from the government, China's IC design industry has grown rapidly in recent years.
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Thursday 19 May 2022
Renesas to reopen Kofu factory as 300mm wafer fab dedicated for power semiconductors
Renesas Electronics has announced plans to reopen its Kofu factory located in Kai City, Yamanashi Prefecture as a 300mm wafer fab capable of manufacturing power semiconductors. The facility was closed in October 2014.
Thursday 19 May 2022
Samsung reportedly mulls new AP series for flagship smartphones
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.
Thursday 19 May 2022
Quanta mulls relocating MacBook production to Chongqing plant
Quanta Computer is mulling the feasibility of relocating production of Apple's MacBook Pros to its plant in Chongqing, southwestern China, as output at its Shanghai plant in the eastern region of the country continues to be constrained by lockdown restrictions, according to industry sources.
Thursday 19 May 2022
March handset sales fall in China
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).
Wednesday 18 May 2022
Xiaomi's Poco gaming smartphones to drive shipments
Xiaomi's mid-range smartphone brand Poco launched a new model F4 GT this week in Taiwan, which is likely to provide momentum for sales of gaming smartphone and give another push to Xiaomi's shipments, according to sources at retailers.
Wednesday 18 May 2022
SMIC, Hua Hong show mixed business outlook for 2Q22
China's top foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) has estimated the Shanghai lockdown could reduce its production by 5% in the second quarter, while another major foundry Hua Hong Semiconductor has expressed optimism about second-quarter revenue gains.
Wednesday 18 May 2022
Hyundai partners with Tata Power to build EV charging facilities in India
Hyundai Motor India and Tata Power have entered into a partnership to build fast-charging facilities for Hyundai's dealer stores and customers, an important step for Hyundai's electric vehicles (EV) expansion in India.
Tuesday 17 May 2022
South Korea to start testing 5G-V2X projects in 2Q23
South Korea's 5G-V2X cooperative autonomous vehicle infrastructures and service research projects are now open for bids, according to Korean-language media ET News.
Tuesday 17 May 2022
BlueOval SK reportedly to spend KRW8 trillion on equipment for US EV plants
SK On and Ford Motor are spending KRW8 trillion (US$6.35 billion) on equipment for EV battery factories they are jointly setting up in the US states of Kentucky and Tennessee, according to South Korean media ET News.
Tuesday 17 May 2022
Xiaomi second-biggest smartphone brand in Vietnam 1Q22
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.
Tuesday 17 May 2022
Samsung reportedly begins production of microLED commercial displays in Slovakia
Samsung Electronics began to produce microLED commercial displays at its factory in Slovakia in early May 2022, according to South Korea-based ETNews.
Tuesday 17 May 2022
Renesas intros automotive ECU virtualization solution platform
Renesas Electronics has announced an integrated automotive ECU virtualization platform that enables designers to integrate multiple applications into a single ECU that are safely and securely separated from each other to avoid interference. The solution enables customers to adopt new electrical-electronic (E/E) architectures using MCU-based zone ECUs supporting multiple logical ECUs on one physical ECU, said the vendor.
Tuesday 17 May 2022
Advantech expects mild decline in 2Q22 revenues due to China lockdowns
Industrial computing solution provider Advantech expects second-quarter 2022 consolidated revenues to decrease 1.4-5.0% sequentially due to impact of COVID lockdowns in China, according to company CFO Eric Chen.
Tuesday 17 May 2022
LED firm Brightek cautious about 2Q22
LED packaging specialist Brightek Optoelectronic has expressed caution about its business prospects for the second quarter, when sales are expected to hit bottom for 2022.
Tuesday 17 May 2022
YMTC sampling 192-layer 3D NAND chips
China's Yangtze Memory Technologies (YMTC) has delivered samples of its in-house developed 192-layer 3D NAND flash memory to a few customers recently, according to industry sources.
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