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Friday 27 May 2022
Maxscend to commercialize production of SAW filters
China-based Maxscend Microelectronics, dedicated to supplying RF frontend chips such as RF switches and low-noise amplifiers, is set to kick off trial production of SAW (surface acoustic wave) filters as a new offering later in 2022, according to industry sources.
Friday 27 May 2022
Vivo intros MediaTek-powered Vivo X80 in Taiwan
Vivo has introduced its new flagship smartphone, the Vivo X80, in the Taiwan market, targeting the high-end segment with a price tag of NT$27,990 (US$952).
Friday 27 May 2022
Qualcomm, MediaTek cut back 5G smartphone chip orders for 2H22
Qualcomm and MediaTek have both scaled back 5G smartphone chip orders with their manufacturing partners for the second half of 2022, according to industry sources.
Thursday 26 May 2022
Apple reportedly considers having more suppliers in Vietnam
Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple will consider increasing suppliers in Vietnam after meeting Vietnamese prime minister Pham Minh Chinh last week, according to Saigon Times and Vietnam Express.
Thursday 26 May 2022
BOE likely to keep place in Apple supply chain despite OLED design issue
BOE Technology is unlikely to be excluded from Apple's OLED panel supply chain although it has had issues with the design of OLED panels for the iPhone 13, according to supply sources in Taiwan.
Wednesday 25 May 2022
Topco debuts Vishare video codec chips with HDMI-like performance
Topco Scientific, a distributor of semiconductor and optoelectronics products and solutions, is showcasing the latest video codec chips of ViShare Technology at Computex 2022, providing low-latency, high video quality and highly stable wireless transmission solution with performance on a par with HDMI (high definition multimedia interface) cable.
Wednesday 25 May 2022
Qualcomm upbeat about Arm-based PC processors
Qualcomm has expressed optimism about the market for Arm-based PC processors despite recent notebook slowdowns.
Monday 23 May 2022
MediaTek launches mmWave 5G chipset Dimensity 1050
MediaTek has announced the Dimensity 1050 system-on-chip (SoC), its first mmWave 5G chipset. Through dual connectivity using mmWave and sub-6GHz, the Dimensity 1050 will deliver the speeds and capacity required to provide smartphone users, said the vendor.
Friday 20 May 2022
Smarter Micro approved for Shanghai STAR listing
China RF front-end module startup Smarter Micro has secured approval to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the science and technology innovation board (STAR) of China's Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE).
Thursday 19 May 2022
The rise of top 10 IC design companies in China
China, the world's leading consumer of semiconductors, is undergoing a third semiconductor shift in tandem with the development of 5G, consumer electronics, and AI. Owing to the shift of the semiconductor industry – growing downstream demand, and strong support from the government, China's IC design industry has grown rapidly in recent years.
Thursday 19 May 2022
Samsung reportedly mulls new AP series for flagship smartphones
Samsung Electronics is reportedly mulling developing a new application processor series exclusively for its flagship smartphones, while having its existing Exynos chip series power midrange and entry-level phone models for other brands, according to industry sources. The Exynos series would compete against mobile APs from MediaTek and Qualcomm.
Wednesday 18 May 2022
New Qualcomm flagship mobile AP to increase competition for MediaTek
Qualcomm will soon roll out an enhanced version of its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile SoC built using TSMC's 4nm process technology, according to industry sources. Many are wondering if using TSMC's 4nm process will solve the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1's issues with overheating and performance.
Wednesday 18 May 2022
Datacenters to become biggest consumer of NAND flash in 2023-2024
NAND flash demand for datacenter applications will be rising robustly, with bit shipments likely to outpace those for handsets between 2023 and 2024, according to Wallace Kou, president and CEO for flash device controller specialist Silicon Motion Technology.
Thursday 5 May 2022
HaiLa ultra-low-power RF technology aims to eliminate batteries in Wi-Fi-enabled IoT devices
We all live in a connected world with ubiquitous sensors and connected devices. These connected devices are often powered by batteries without direct access to a power supply, which makes power consumption a top concern when choosing the appropriate wireless communication technology for IoT devices.
Wednesday 4 May 2022
Goodix struggling amid supply chain pressure
China-based Goodix Technology, a supplier of fingerprint and touch ICs, saw its revenue and net profit continue to drop in the first quarter, saying its margins were affected by a combination of internal and external factors.
Wednesday 4 May 2022
Handset component suppliers remain under pressure to clear inventory
With handset sales in China still sluggish, inventory adjustments for related mobile phone component suppliers may be extended to the end of 2022, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 27 April 2022
FPCB maker Flexium turns cautious about sales prospects for 2022
Flexible PCB specialist Flexium Interconnect has turned conservative about its sales prospects for the second quarter and all of 2022, due to concerns about supply-chain disruptions caused by COVID lockdowns and restrictions in the Chinese cities of Kunshan and Shanghai.
Wednesday 27 April 2022
Corning reports strong 1Q22 sales
Corning has disclosed its first-quarter 2022 net sales grew 12% year-on-year, reaching US$3.68 billion, but net income for the period dropped 3% to US$581 million.
Thursday 21 April 2022
TSMC fan-out packaging to attract orders for Android smartphone SoCs
Apple will no longer be the exclusive customer of TSMC adopting the foundry's advanced integrated fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging, which is expected to attract orders for Android smartphone application processors (AP) by 2024, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 19 April 2022
IC design houses see more order cutbacks from China phone brands
Chinese brand mobile phone vendors have further cut chip orders for the second quarter, casting a shadow over the demand prospects for the second half of the year, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.
Tuesday 19 April 2022
BOE expanding smartphone-use OLED panel capacity
China-based BOE Technology has been actively expanding production capacity for smartphone-use OLED panels, aiming to ship more than 100 million units of them in 2022, according to company chairman Chen Yanshun.
Friday 15 April 2022
Oppo reportedly to launch in-house AP in 2023
Oppo is reportedly working on an in-house application processor (AP) to power its future smartphones, and the chipset is expected to enter volume production in 2023.
Friday 15 April 2022
Largan to complete new plant in mid-2023
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision expects to complete a new factory in mid-2023, with production to kick off in the second half of that year if installation of equipment is smooth, according to company CEO Lin En-ping.
Thursday 14 April 2022
Samsung focuses on smartphones, TVs in 2022
Samsung Electronics' recent release of its flagship Galaxy S22 smartphone series and successive launch of home appliances and monitors is giving the world a clearer picture of the company's 2022 hardware product promotion and sales strategy.
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 shipments during the first quarter of 2022, according to market sources.