7-28: Samsung ends its Transparent OLED Display Panel; Samsung is likely to ship over 350 million smartphones in 2016; Samsung’s revenue for the 2Q16 KRW 50.94 trillion; etc.

Touch Display Samsung ends its Transparent OLED Display Panel, which is the base panel used in all TOLED products available on the market. (TechRadar, Inavate, CN Beta) AU Optronics (AUO) returned to profitability at the operating profit level in 2Q16, with consolidated revenues rising 12.6% sequentially to reach NTD80.09 billion (USD2.49 billion) on strong demand…

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7-27: Huawei 1H16 smartphone shipment 60.56mln units; LeEco acquires Vizio; Tsinghua Unigrou reportedly to merge with XMC; etc.

Chipset MediaTek Helio X30 will be manufactured by TSMC using 10nm manufacturing process. It features deca-core consisting of 2×A73 (2.8GHz), 4×A53 (2.2GHz) and 4×A53 (2GHz)  cores. It also supports 4 channels LPDDR4 RAM (up to 8GB RAM storage modules), and UFS2.1 technical standards. (CN Beta, Gizmo China) GlobalFoundries reportedly has been a major disappointment for…

7-26: Verizon Verizon acquires Yahoo’s operating business for USD4.83bln in cash; Cyanogen denies rumors that Cyanogen is shifting focus to apps; Huawei revenue within 1H16 is estimated at about CNY245.5bln; etc.

Chipset NVIDIA announces two Quadro models GPU that will fill out the high-end of the Quadro family, the P6000 and P5000. (AnandTech, article, OfWeek) Touch Display OLED displays for smartphones are expected to almost double from last year’s 250 million units to 450 million units in 2017, market research firm IHS predicted. IHS said this…

7-26: Apple iPhone sales are poised to hit the 1 billion mark; The transistor could stop shrinking in just 5 years; Chinese display makers are diverting investments away from LCD production and into flexible OLED production; etc.

Apple iPhone sales are poised to hit the 1 billion mark; The transistor could stop shrinking in just 5 years; Chinese display makers are diverting investments away from LCD production and into flexible OLED production; Verizon has come out as the winner of the Yahoo! sweepstakes; Facebook indicates within 5-10 years to have an AR…

7-23: India is expected to approve an exemption enabling Apple’s first retail stores in the country; Rumored Cyanogen to lay off 20% staff; Innolux working with NEXT for world’s first flexible fingerprint sensor; etc.

Touch Display Korea Display Industry Association lists the current situation of China’s AMOLED facilities based on Jan 2016. (ET News, press, OLED-Info, TechNews) Combined, this trend has seen mobile demand for OLED hit new highs of 264 million units in 2015, which is expected to increase to 339 million panels this year and up to…

7-22 Week: Enjoy the weekend, prepare for Monday. Last week information summary includes SoftBank, ARM, Google’s antitrust problem, etc.

Enjoy the weekend, prepare for Monday. Last week information summary: Headlines: SoftBank has confirmed acquiring British chip designer Arm Holdings; EU targets Google over further antitrust complaints; South Korea antitrust watchdog conducted an investigation into Google; Touch panel vendor TPK-KY’s investment subsidy Cando has announced bankruptcy; Corning has revealed Gorilla Glass 5; Toshiba to start…

7-22: Samsung sues Huawei for patent infringement in China; LG has reportedly started developing foldable displays; Cando has announced bankruptcy; etc.

Samsung sues Huawei for patent infringement in China; Samsung acquired stake in BYD for CNY3bln; LG has reportedly started developing foldable displays; Cando has announced bankruptcy; Vodafone and Huawei have successfully squeezed 23.453Gbps over the airwaves in a test of what could form part of the standard for 5G mobile tech; etc. Chipset Samsung Electronics is…

7-21: Qualcomm, Intel and ASML latest financial report; Softbank expects ARM to produce 1 trillion chips annually in 20 years; Corning has revealed Gorilla Glass 5; etc.

Qualcomm, Intel and ASML latest financial report; Softbank expects ARM to produce 1 trillion chips annually in 20 years; Corning has revealed Gorilla Glass 5; Worldwide smartphone production volume totaled around 315 million units in 2Q16; South Korea antitrust watchdog conducted an investigation into Google; Nearly 1/3 Americans would rather give up sex for 3 months…

7-20: TSMC indicates that SoftBank’s acquisition of ARM no impact on TSMC collaboration with ARM; Samsung adoption of AMOLED might lead to around 70% of its smartphones to feature AMOLED panels; etc.

TSMC indicates that SoftBank’s acquisition of ARM no impact on TSMC collaboration with ARM; Samsung adoption of AMOLED might lead to around 70% of its smartphones to feature AMOLED panels; Toshiba is planning to start the manufacturing of the world’s first 64-layer 3D NAND flash memory chip; World’s first flexible MRAM; 2 months after it…

7-19: Softbank acquires ARM; TSMC rumored to gain exclusive deals for Apple A10 and A11 processors; The strategy behind OPPO’s newfound success is staying away from e-commerce;

Softbank acquires ARM; TSMC rumored to gain exclusive deals for Apple A10 and A11 processors; The strategy behind OPPO’s newfound success is staying away from e-commerce; AMOLED penetration rate in the global smartphone market will surpass 20% by the end of this year and reach 40% in 2019;  In 2H16 Xiaomi would launch a new series of…

7-18: Qualcomm faces up to a KRW1 trillion fine in Korea for allegedly violating anti-trust regulations; Nokia hits Huawei with a Texas federal suit accusing it of infringing three patents for 4G technologies; etc.

Qualcomm faces up to a KRW1 trillion fine in Korea for allegedly violating anti-trust regulations; Nokia hits Huawei with a Texas federal suit accusing it of infringing three patents for 4G technologies; ZTE would reduce low-end products in 2016, and gradually focusing mid-to-high end handsets, operators are still ZTE’s main channels; JD.com is planning to “end…

7-16: TSMC indicates 5nm process enter MP in 2020; Infineon acquires Cree’s Wolfspeed business; OPPO R9 reported to switch platform from MTK to QCT; etc.

TSMC indicates 5nm process enter MP in 2020; Infineon acquires Cree’s Wolfspeed business; OPPO R9 reported to switch platform from MTK to QCT; Micron has announced its newest embedded SLC NAND flash optimized for the next generation of IoT and automotive applications; PureLiFi an alternative to Wi-Fi that uses modulating LED light as a way of…

7-15: TSMC has reported consolidated revenues of NTD221.81bln for 2Q16; Samsung foundry business is forecast to have earned USD613mln in sales in 1Q16; A new Apple research center in the town of Grenoble, France focusing on improving imaging technology; etc.

TSMC has reported consolidated revenues of NTD221.81bln for 2Q16; Samsung foundry business is forecast to have earned USD613mln in sales in 1Q16; A new Apple research center in the town of Grenoble, France focusing on improving imaging technology; LG Innotek is considering building a new camera module plant in Haiphong City, Vietnam; European Commission targets…

7-15 Week: A week has passed again, preparing for the weekend. This week headlines from Intel, Qualcomm, Apple, LGD, Samsung, etc.

A week has passed again, preparing for the weekend. This week: Headlines: Intel will supply Apple with 50% of LTE modems for “iPhone 7”; Qualcomm has announced a new flagship mobile processor Snapdragon 821; LG Display will boost its investment in OLED production; LG Display is reportedly set to start production of the plastic OLED…

7-14: Foxconn India re-hires Nokia’s workers at the factory; Nokia and Samsung have agreed to expand the cross license agreement covering patents; OPPO plans to achieve 120-150 million handsets shipment in 2017; etc

Foxconn India re-hires Nokia’s workers at the factory; Nokia and Samsung have agreed to expand the cross license agreement covering patents; OPPO plans to achieve 120-150 million handsets shipment in 2017; LG Display will boost its investment in OLED production; Microsoft and IBM have formed a new partnership; Future Mobility, backed by Tencent and Hon…

7-13: Intel is ambitious in smart car industry; Xiaomi will meet up Samsung executives to discuss possible component partnership; Magic Leap to mass produce their first commercial product soon; etc.

Intel is ambitious in smart car industry; Xiaomi will meet up Samsung executives to discuss possible component partnership; BlackBerry claims they are not giving up on their own BB10; Smartphone vendors might see sales of their flagship models disappoint in 2H16 due to lack of upgrades; Magic Leap to mass produce their first commercial product…