Wednesday 24 January 2018
Qualcomm to see smartphone AP shipments decline in 2018
Qualcomm's smartphone application processor (AP) shipments are expected to decline slightly in 2018, as top-tier smartphone vendors' in-house-developed APs - which cater to their...
Friday 12 January 2018
Spreadtrum and OmniVision introduce turnkey active stereo 3D camera reference design for smartphones
OmniVision Technologies and Spreadtrum Communications have jointly announced what they call the industry's first turnkey active stereo 3D camera reference design for smartphones....
Tuesday 9 January 2018
Third-party smartphone AP vendors to face growing hardship in 2018
With smartphone brands including Apple, Samsung Electronics and Huawei already moving to advanced 5nm and 7nm processes for their in-house developed application processors (APs),...
Wednesday 6 December 2017
Smartphone chips suppliers to see gross margins rebound in 2018
Smartphone chip solution providers including MediaTek, Spreadtrum Communications and Qualcomm are expected to see their gross margins rebound in 2018, as smartphone vendors are incorporating...
Monday 27 November 2017
ASE, SPIL to set up joint holding company in May 2018
Taiwan IC packaging and testing specialists ASE and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) will convene provisional shareholders meetings in February 2018 and set up a joint holding...
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments to grow mildly in 4Q17
Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to reach 179 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, up 4.1% on quarter and 1.4% on year, according to...
Thursday 9 November 2017
Spreadtrum chips adopted by Accent for smartphones sold in North Africa
Spreadtrum Communications, a China-based fabless chipmaker specializing in mobile SoCs, has announced its solutions have been selected by Accent, an IT brand based in Morocco, for...
Tuesday 24 October 2017
Qualcomm gains further share of smartphone AP market in 1H17, says Strategy Analytics
The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market declined 5% on year to reach US$9.4 billion in the first half of 2017, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm maintained...
Monday 18 September 2017
MediaTek to unveil 5G prototype chip by end-2017
MediaTek is expected to complete development of its 5G prototype chip by the end of 2017, and is gearing up for trials of its 5G solutions in 2018, according to industry sources.
Friday 18 August 2017
Dialog looking to extend partnership with Spreadtrum
Dialog Semiconductor is looking to extend its partnership with Spreadtrum Communication, and does not rule out forming a joint venture with the China-based mobile SoC provider, said...
Thursday 17 August 2017
Tsinghua Unigroup chief pledges firm support for Spreadtrum against mobile chip rivals
China's state-backed tech conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup will render persistent support to its subsidiary Spreadtrum Communications to counter increasingly fierce competition in the...
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Spreadtrum to roll out 12nm AI chips in 2018
Spreadtrum Communications plans to launch its 12nm mobile chips for artificial intelligence (AI)-based smartphones in 2018, according to company CEO Leo Li.
Friday 14 July 2017
Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum to remain top handset IC suppliers in 2017
Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum will remain the top-3 handset IC suppliers in 2017, with Qualcomm dominating the high-end market, and MediaTek and Spreadtrum sharing the mid-range...
Wednesday 12 July 2017
MediaTek IoT chips expand presence in China bicycle-sharing market
Specializing in smartphone SoC chips, MediaTek has been aggressively developing its highly-integrated SoC offerings for wearable and IoT applications. With its IoT solutions, MediaTek...
Thursday 6 July 2017
Wireless charging demand promising: Q&A with Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli
As a global leader in providing rapid charging solutions, Dialog Semiconductor has demonstrated its prowess in power management for smartphones and other applications. But the market...