Monday 27 November 2023
Huawei, Sharp sign long-term patent cross-licensing
Huawei and Sharp have struck a new long-term global patent cross-licensing agreement covering cellular standard essential patents, including 4G and 5G, according to the companies...
Thursday 26 October 2023
5G smartphones catalyze 4G progress: 2024 foresees increased 5G adoption and satellite communication interest
The mobile communication industry is experiencing a sustained surge in the popularity of 5G technology. Telecommunications companies report that the widespread adoption of 5G smartphones...
Friday 15 September 2023
Asustek sues Samsung over patent infringement on its cell phone technologies
Asustek is taking legal action against Samsung Electronics, contending that Samsung has infringed on its wireless communication patents. The firm is taking the offensive while it...
Wednesday 5 July 2023
Reliance looking to accelerate India's 4G transition by launching US$12 handset
Reliance Jio, India's largest wireless carrier by subscriber numbers, launched one of the cheapest feature phones in the country, aiming to lure more low-income consumers into switching...
Tuesday 4 July 2023
China to impose export restrictions on compound semi materials
China will begin enforcing export restrictions on gallium and germanium-related materials used to manufacture compound semiconductors next month.
Monday 19 June 2023
Chinese service providers can flourish with 5G and cloud
After constructing the world's largest 5G network with 2.3 million 5G base stations by the end of 2022, China is expected to add more than 600,000 5G base stations to reach 2.9 million...
Tuesday 23 May 2023
China 5G network penetration rate rising rapidly
In China, 5G network penetration is fast expanding and is expected to surpass 4G by 2024, according to market observers.
Tuesday 2 May 2023
MediaTek cuts 2023 global smartphone shipment projection
MediaTek has cut its global smartphone shipment forecast for 2023 to 1.1 billion units from 1.4 billion units, due to a longer replacement cycle.
Monday 10 April 2023
With 5G still in transition period, mobile phone sales continue to be dominated by 4G
Affected by factors like high smartphone penetration rates, inflation, and longer contract terms with telecom service providers, Taiwan's mobile phone market demand has been weak...
Friday 24 February 2023
Growth of 4G over 5G in 2022 raises concern for 5G evolution, says Omdia
Fifth-generation (5G) subscriptions increased by 446 million in 2022 versus 592 million for 4G, thirteen years after 4G's initial launch. Omdia research conducted ahead of the Mobile...
Tuesday 7 February 2023
Excess 4G handset chip inventories hit foundries
Excess 4G handset chip inventories, including application processors and power amplifiers (PA), are dragging down fab utilization rates at related foundries, according to industry...
Friday 13 January 2023
Rohm to supply 4G SiC MOSFET for EV inverters for Honda
Rohm Semiconductor announced on Jan 10 that it is supplying its new fourth-gen SiC MOSFETs and gate driver ICs for EV inverters made by automotive parts supplier Hitachi Astemo.
Friday 2 December 2022
China smartphone industry - 3Q 2022


Wednesday 14 September 2022
Indian smartphone brands to fight back amid 4G-to-5G transition
India is waiting for its long-awaited 5G rollout by October, and Indian brands are hoping for a counter-strike in the smartphone market. The key is whether Indian brands have learned...
Wednesday 27 July 2022
MediaTek mulls price increase for 3G, 4G mobile chips
MediaTek is mulling raising its 3G and 4G mobile chip prices, aiming to mitigate the impact of disappointing 5G chip sales on its sales performance this year, according to industry...