Smartphone chips
Qualcomm and MediaTek are major suppliers of smartphone chips. But they face challenges from China-based competitors.
Friday 16 June 2017
Digitimes Research: Qualcomm APs adopted in popular smartphone devices in China
Of China's top-25 best-selling smartphones sold at the country's physical stores (excluding Apple and Samsung devices) in the first quarter of 2017, 52% adopt Qualcomm's application...
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...
Thursday 1 June 2017
Intel may benefit from Apple's fight with Qualcomm
To avoid over-relying on baseband chip supply from Qualcomm, Apple added Intel as a second baseband chip supplier for its iPhone 7 series smartphones in 2016, with Intel receiving...
Thursday 1 June 2017
MediaTek to enter mass production of 12nm mobile chips by end of 2017
MediaTek is expected to start mass production of 12nm mobile chips manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company around the end of 2017, according to industry sources...
Friday 26 May 2017
Qualcomm pursuing Apple manufacturers over royalty row
Qualcomm has filed a complaint in the US District Court for the Southern District of California against FIH Mobile and Hon Hai Precision Industry (together known as Foxconn), Pegatron,...
Thursday 18 May 2017
Oppo, Vivo to adopt MediaTek Helio P30 chips in new smartphones
Oppo and Vivo have both decided to use MediaTek's Helio P30 series chips in their upcoming models slated for launch in the second half of 2017 - an encouraging sign for the mobile...
Thursday 18 May 2017
MediaTek reportedly to roll out 12nm P30 mobile SoC
MediaTek plans to roll out a new Helio P30 series later in 2017, according to Taiwan's media reports. The chips designed for mid-range smartphones will be built by Taiwan Semiconductor...
Thursday 6 April 2017
MediaTek smartphone-chip shipments to fall below 100 million units in 1Q17
MediaTek will see its smartphone-chip shipments fall below 100 million units in the first quarter of 2017 and rebound only slightly to 110-120 million in the second quarter, according...
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.
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...
Friday 29 July 2016
Spreadtrum LTE chipset adopted for new Samsung smartphone
Spreadtrum Communications has announced that its quad-core LTE mobile chipset, the SC9830i, has been adopted for a new Samsung smartphone slated for launch shortly.