Wednesday 5 July 2017
Commentary: Proximity benefits China IC designers in tapping domestic market
The geographic proximity advantage has proved the most powerful weapon for China IC design houses to develop the vast domestic market, as they can respond to local customers' needs...
Thursday 15 June 2017
Spreadtrum to launch 5G chip as early as 2H18
Spreadtrum Communications has assigned hundreds of staff to accelerate R&D of 5G chips, according to company ATP VP Yi Kang.
Wednesday 14 June 2017
Global 2016 handset baseband market increases 5%, says Strategy Analytics
The global handset baseband processor market grew 5% on year to reach US$22.3 billion in 2016, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung LSI, Spreadtrum and HiSilicon...
Thursday 1 June 2017
Tsinghua Unigroup chair criticizes Qualcomm for forming JV with local chipmaker
Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Weiguo has criticized Qualcomm's intention of forming a joint venture with fabless chip firm Leadcore Technology and two local investment firms in...
Monday 15 May 2017
Digitimes Research: China smartphone-use AP shipments to grow over 10% sequentially in 2Q17
Shipments of smartphone-use application processors (APs) in the China market are expected to grow 10.5% on quarter but decline 10.8% on year to 129.85 million units in the second...
Wednesday 19 April 2017
Intel to build second Spreadtrum chip
Intel and Spreadtrum Communications have extended their foundry ties under which Intel will start making another 14nm chip for the China-based mobile SoC supplier, according to industry...
Monday 17 April 2017
UMC Xiamen fab obtains orders from MediaTek, Spreadtrum
United Microelectronics' (UMC) recently-opened 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, China has obtained 40nm chip orders from MediaTek and Spreadtrum Communications, according to industry...
Friday 3 March 2017
China market: Xiaomi mobile SoC to heat up competition in AP market
While the performance and market acceptance of Xiaomi's recently released Surge S1 application processor still remains to be seen, the roll-out of the Surge S1 will certainly heat...
Friday 3 March 2017
Competition in China mobile SoC market growing
During the 2017 Mobile World Congress, there are many announcements relating to cellular modems and mobile SoC - with two major ones coming from Xiaomi and Spreadtrum, according to...
Tuesday 24 January 2017
Solution vendors to start rolling out 5G chips in 2H17, say sources
While business opportunities related to 5G equipment and services are expected to start emerging in 2018, 5G chipset suppliers will begin to release 5G chips to vie for the market...
Monday 12 December 2016
RDA striving to provide 4G RF PA modules across all key platforms
RDA Microelectronics, a provider of radio-frequency and mixed-signal chips in China, has been working closely with key chipset providers in the mobile handset market to certify its...
Wednesday 23 November 2016
Spreadtrum places 40nm chip orders with UMC Xiamen fab
Spreadtrum Communications has placed 40nm chip orders with United Microelectronics' (UMC) recently-opened 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, China, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 22 November 2016
Market for 10nm mobile chips to heat up in 2017
Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, MediaTek, Apple and Spreadtrum Communications are gearing up to roll out their 10nm mobile chips which will be shipped in smartphones during 2017.
Monday 3 October 2016
Intel building 14nm chips for Spreadtrum
Intel is making 14nm application processors for Spreadtrum Communications with sample shipments starting in October, and the pair is eyeing orders from Samsung Electronics, according...
Monday 29 August 2016
Digitimes Research: China mobile AP shipments to growth over 18% in 2H16
Shipment of mobile application processors for smartphones and tablets in the China market are expected to grow 18.6% in the second half of 2016 from those shipped in the first half...