Thursday 23 May 2024
Samsung reportedly invests in 2nm mobile AP development
Samsung Electronics is reportedly investing in developing 2nm mobile Application Processors (AP), a technology that has yet to be commercialized.
Tuesday 21 May 2024
As AI smartphone era arrives, 3nm mobile AP war poised to heat up
The advent of the AI smartphone era has marked a new chapter in the competition for Application Processors (AP) that determine smartphone performance, with the 3nm mobile AP war already...
Monday 20 May 2024
Synopsys and Samsung collaborate on 3nm GAA mobile SoC design for 2025 Galaxy smartphones
EDA giant Synopsys has completed the tape-out of a high-performance mobile SoC design using Samsung Electronics' 3nm GAA (Gate-All-Around) wafer foundry process. This chip is set...
Friday 10 May 2024
China smartphone AP shipments, 1Q 2024


Monday 22 April 2024
Samsung doubles AP developers, introduces Google's Gemini Nano 2 into Galaxy S25
Samsung has announced plans to double the number of software developers for mobile Application Processors (APs) within the next 2-3 years.
Friday 19 April 2024
Samsung's mobile AP market share falls behind Apple and MediaTek
In the mobile application processor (AP) market, MediaTek secured the top spot in terms of shipment volume, while Apple held on to its spot as the sales leader. In contrast, Samsung...
Tuesday 2 April 2024
Samsung Galaxy S25 to sustain dual-track AP system with Exynos 2500 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 4
Samsung Electronics is expected to maintain the dual-track application processor (AP) system for its next-generation Galaxy S25 series of smartphones in 2025, entailing the use of...
Friday 15 March 2024
Samsung launches new mid-to-low priced smartphones, with Exynos AP seeing increased presence
Samsung Electronics has launched new mid-to-low-priced smartphone models, the Galaxy A35 and Galaxy A55. The aim is to reclaim the top market share spot in the global smartphone market...
Friday 16 February 2024
Samsung hopes 2nm AP orders from Qualcomm can be key to overtaking TSMC
Qualcomm has reportedly commissioned Samsung Electronics to develop a trial product for its 2nm application processor (AP). Although mass production still has a considerable way to...
Thursday 15 February 2024
AP shipments to Chinese smartphone brands unpleasant in 4Q23, but to stay flat in 1Q24, says DIGITIMES Research
DIGITIMES Research's findings show that application processor (AP) shipments for Chinese smartphones were sluggish during the traditional peak season in fourth-quarter 2023, with...
Tuesday 23 January 2024
Samsung hopes 2nd-gen 3nm process help narrow gap with TSMC
Although Samsung Electronics was the first to mass produce 3nm chips, they are not as profitable as TSMC since they have not secured big customers yet. Samsung Electronics is trying...
Thursday 4 January 2024
Semiconductor probe card suppliers guardedly optimistic about 2024
Semiconductor probe card makers like Chunghwa Precision Test Tech (CHPT) are cautiously bullish about 2024's market prospects, counting on demand for HPC chips, application processors...
Thursday 28 December 2023
HiSilicon regaining smartphone AP market share
Huawei subsidiary HiSilicon has regained market share by supplying its Kirin chips for Huawei's midrange and high-end smartphones, according to market observers.
Tuesday 7 November 2023
CHPT sees IC test board sales account for over 40% of revenue
Chunghwa Precision Test Tech (CHPT), a provider of IC test interface solutions, saw IC test board sales climb as a proportion of company revenue to 41.4% in October from 22.7% in...
Thursday 15 June 2023
High-end handset AP demand unlikely to pick up until 2024
High-end handset application processor (AP) demand is unlikely to pick up until next year, and it will return to a normal growth track in 2024-2025, according to sources at backend...