Friday 17 November 2023
Apple's effort to replace Qualcomm chip in iPhone falls further behind
Apple Inc. has fallen further behind in its multibillion-dollar effort to make a modem chip for the iPhone, stymied by the complexity of replacing an intricate Qualcomm Inc. compon...
Monday 2 October 2023
Huawei's SoC layout and hidden efforts: examined through the lens of 'chip peace'
After Huawei's Mate 60 Pro, featuring the 7nm Kirin 9000S processor produced by SMIC, caused a stir, Dr. Burn-Jeng Lin, dean of the College of Semiconductor Research under Taiwan's...
Wednesday 13 September 2023
Qualcomm to continue supplying 5G chips to Apple through 2026
Qualcomm said Monday that it will continue to supply Apple with 5G modem chips through 2026, raising concerns about the progress of Apple's in-house developed 5G chip.
Tuesday 12 September 2023
Apple extends modem deal with Qualcomm, highlighting challenges in building in-house alternatives
Despite years of development for in-house modem chips, Apple agreed to extend its procurement agreement to source them from Qualcomm by three years, showing how challenging it is...
Thursday 11 May 2023
MediaTek posts decreased April revenue
Mobile SoC specialist MediaTek has reported April revenue fell 34% sequentially to NT$28.35 billion (US$924 million). Revenue for the first four months of 2023 totaled about NT$124...
Wednesday 19 April 2023
OSATs see handset IC demand remain sluggish
ASE Technology and other OSATs continue to experience low production utilization rates for flip-chip (FC) packaging, due to sluggish demand for handset ICs, according to industry...
Tuesday 18 April 2023
MediaTek gearing up for deployment in automotive sector to counter rival Qualcomm
This week, MediaTek introduced Dimensity Auto, an automotive chip platform consisting of its existing automotive chips as well as future planned product lines, signaling the company's...
Tuesday 14 March 2023
ASEH, Amkor reportedly eyeing orders for 5G modem from Apple
Apple will reportedly have its own 5G modem chip, with OSATs such as the ASE Technology Holding (ASEH) and Amkor Technology competing for orders, according to market sources.
Thursday 2 March 2023
Qualcomm to remain sole modem chip supplier for iPhone in 2023
Qualcomm reportedly will remain the sole supplier of modem chips for Apple's iPhones this year. However, in a recent interview, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon said he expects Apple's...
Friday 24 February 2023
Samsung introduces 5G NTN modem for smartphone-satellite communication
Samsung Electronics has secured standardized 5G non-terrestrial networks (NTN) modem technology for direct communication between smartphones and satellites, especially in remote areas,...
Thursday 17 November 2022
Amkor, SPIL share orders for new Qualcomm smartphone SoC
Qualcomm has contracted both Amkor Technology and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) to provide backend services for its just-unveiled flagship smartphone SoC, according to industry...
Thursday 20 October 2022
China chipmakers enter volume production of 5G RF chip solutions
Chinese IC design houses are entering commercial production of 5G RF filters, power amplifiers (PA) and related modules, marking a step forward in boosting the self-sufficiency for...
Friday 22 July 2022
MediaTek denies breaking into supply chain for Apple Watch
Speculation has been circulating in the chipmaking market that MediaTek will provide 4G modem chips for the Apple Watch with shipments slated to kick off in the second half of 2023...
Tuesday 24 May 2022
MediaTek unveils 6nm Wi-Fi 7 chip solutions
MediaTek has unveiled a series of Wi-Fi 7 chip solutions, reportedly built using TSMC's 6nm process technology.
Wednesday 13 April 2022
Strong shipments for AIoT devices boost MediaTek 1Q22 revenue
MediaTek enjoyed strong shipments for AIoT device applications, as well as shipments of its power management ICs and ASIC solutions, which helped offset weakness in its mobile SoC...
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