Tuesday 21 May 2024
Demand divided for smartphone specs in 2024; flagship models to stand out
AI-driven growth will propel flagship mobile phones to a singular position in 2024, despite a fragmented demand for mobile phone specifications, according to market sources.
Tuesday 21 May 2024
Mobile AMOLED panel prices rise in May, while LCD prices slide
As demand in the mobile phone market recovers, panel makers have seen related AMOLED panel prices increase slightly in May, while prices for mobile LCD panels continue to fall.
Monday 29 April 2024
Foldable phones and AI: the driving forces behind 2024's smartphone demand
In the second quarter outlook for 2024, MediaTek has projected a return to normalcy in shipments after inventory restocking by clients in preceding quarters. Anticipating a decline...
Thursday 1 February 2024
Huawei Mate 70 expected to launch in September
The follow-up to Huawei's Mate 60 smartphone, tentatively named Mate 70, is rumored to be released on schedule in September, putting it in a head-to-head competition against the upcoming...
Friday 12 January 2024
Mobile phone IC shipments slowing down to begin 2024
Mobile phone IC shipments have already passed through the seasonal peak and are slowing down, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.
Monday 25 December 2023
Sony expands CIS capacity to meet Chinese smartphone demand
Japanese electronic giant Sony has just opened a new factory in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, and has purchased land in Kumamoto Prefecture, intending to build another CMOS Image Sensor...
Thursday 16 November 2023
Semiconductor industry to pick up as early as 3Q24, says Edom
IC distributor Edom Technology expects demand in the semiconductor industry will pick up as early as the third quarter of 2024.
Thursday 2 November 2023
Generative AI to reignite mobile phone growth says MediaTek CTO
Generative AI is expected to play a major role in the revival of mobile phone growth and may also create a paradigm shift, according to Kevin Jou, CTO of MediaTek.
Friday 20 October 2023
Chipmakers continue digesting inventory
Fabless chipmakers continue to reduce inventories in the fourth quarter of 2023, as they remain concerned about the visibility of mobile phone and PC demand, according to industry...
Friday 13 October 2023
Android smartphone makers begin to restock their chip inventories
Android smartphone makers have recently resumed stockpiling, primarily of old-generation chips from first-tier SoC suppliers such as MediaTek, according to industry sources.
Monday 2 October 2023
MediaTek, Qualcomm to challenge Apple with new 4nm mobile SoCs
MediaTek and Qualcomm are expected to launch new flagship mobile SoCs in October, marking the last time both SoC makers will use the 4nm process before switching to 3nm in 2024.
Monday 2 October 2023
IC design firms to see better-than-expected 3Q23
Although September revenue data has yet to be released, IC design houses are expected to see better-than-expected numbers in the third quarter of 2023, based on their performance...
Tuesday 12 September 2023
DDI backend firms see lackluster demand in 2H23
The sluggish sales of TVs and notebooks have prompted display driver IC (DDI) backend houses and related backend materials suppliers to be cautious about demand in the second half...
Thursday 31 August 2023
Notebook demand outlook for 2H23 remains cloudy
Despite the traditional peak season, the outlook for notebook demand in the second half of this year remains unclear, with order pull-ins for consumer electronics also sluggish, according...
Friday 21 July 2023
Competition intensifying in stagnant Chinese smartphone market
Recent developments by Huawei in the Chinese 5G smartphone market have increased competition among processor suppliers and device manufacturers, according to industry sources.
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