7-12: Xiaomi wants to open 2nd flagship store in Hong Kong and cover 5000 shops in India; Qualcomm officially announces Snapdragon 821; Microsoft to close down its Finland mobile division; etc.

Xiaomi wants to open 2nd flagship store in Hong Kong and cover 5000 shops in India; Qualcomm officially announces Snapdragon 821; Microsoft to close down its Finland mobile division; Big 3 operators in China have all planned to commercialize 5G network in 2020; Truly might be buying Samsung 7G TFT-LCD production equipment; Intel will supply Apple…

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7-11: Xiaomi announced Redmi has reached 110 million units shipment within 3 years; LG is expected to lower its smartphone shipment target for 2Q16 to 15 million; etc.

Xiaomi announced Redmi has reached 110 million units shipment within 3 years; LG is expected to lower its smartphone shipment target for 2Q16 to 15 million; Apple new devices in 2017 might be all-glass devices; 3D glasses are provided by Hon Hai (Foxconn), Biel Crystal and Lens Technology; IC Insights to lower its semiconductor market growth forecast…

7-10: Samsung Display reportedly will start internal re-org on 15 July; LeEco will start selling products in U.S. within 3 months; Xiaomi puts their focus on retail shops instead of online channel; etc.

  Samsung Display reportedly will start internal re-org on 15 July; Toshiba will expand the production of flash memory, aiming to increase production to 3 times the size of 2015 (in terms of capacity); LeEco will start selling products in U.S. within 3 months; Lenovo will not do low-end products for operators from 1Q16; Xiaomi…

7-8: Taiwan Media apologized to LeEco for the alleged news LeEco delayed payment to suppliers; Huawei sues Samsung China; etc.

Taiwan Media apologized to LeEco for the alleged news LeEco delayed payment to suppliers, Compal and Pegatron noted they have received the payment; Huawei sues Samsung China; MediaTek has announced consolidated revenues of NTD24.87 billion (USD768 million) for June 2016; LG Display is reportedly set to start production of the plastic OLED (POLED) display; Samsung…

7-8 Week: It is already July, have you completed your new-year resolution now? This week summary from Huawei, Google, Samsung, and of course Apple, etc.

July already. Have you fulfilled your dream? This week summary: Headlines: Huawei sues Samsung, T-Mobile for patent infringement, separately; LG mobile division to have a major shake-up of senior executives; Google officially names Android N, Android Nougat, Android 7.0; Sony Mobile has will be lessening their focus in markets such as India, China, and the…

7-7: Xiaomi wants to focus on high-end products; Lenovo Wuhan factory is surrounded by flood; Alibaba and SAIC launches YunOS-powered Roewe RX5; etc.

Xiaomi wants to focus on high-end products; Lenovo Wuhan factory is surrounded by flood; HTC is to manufacture 2 Nexus smartphones; Google is reportedly making 2 Nexus-branded Android Wear smartwatches; Samsung is reportedly making a new Gear VR; Alibaba and SAIC launches YunOS-powered Roewe RX5; etc.   Chipset Angstrem has contacted a private Indian company working…

7-6: Samsung Display claims not spinning off OLED business; Huawei sues Samsung for patent infringement; Huawei sues T-Mobile for patent infringement; LeEco has changed their payment to suppliers time from 90 days to 180 days; etc.

Samsung Display claims not spinning off OLED business; Huawei sues Samsung for patent infringement; Huawei sues T-Mobile for patent infringement; LeEco has changed their payment to suppliers time from 90 days to 180 days, affecting MediaTek, Compal and Pegatron; Apple to add new assemblers and suppliers to maintain its high gross profit margin; Xiaomi to…

7-5: Samsung is spinning off its OLED business; Samsung is working on developing QLED; Lenovo says bendable smartphones could be a reality in 5 years; etc.

Samsung is spinning off its OLED business, to protect the lucrative division; Samsung is working on developing QLED; Lenovo says bendable smartphones could be a reality in 5 years; Indian government has made it clear that Apple do not have to submit a fresh application for reconsideration under new norms; Samsung annual sustainability report revealed its…

7-4: OLED smartphone penetration in 2018 to reach 33%; 5” FHD rigid OLED has reached cost parity with LCD; Apple to ship 25mln iPhone SE in 2016; etc.

OLED smartphone penetration in 2018 to reach 33%; 5” FHD rigid OLED has reached cost parity with LCD; Apple to ship 25mln iPhone SE in 2016; Samsung to ship 43mln Galaxy S7 series this year; 29% of Americans feeling anxious when they do not have immediate access to their smartphone; etc. Chipset Advanced Semiconductor Engineering…

7-3: Chinese brand iuni rumored bankrupt; LG announced a major shake-up of senior executives in its mobile business division; Sony to defocus US, India, China and Brazil; etc.

  Chinese brand iuni rumored bankrupt; CLSA estimates in 2016 smartphones with dual-camera would be shipped with 77 million units; Rumored BlackBerry 10 smartphones stop production; LG announced a major shake-up of senior executives in its mobile business division; Sony to defocus US, India, China and Brazil; etc. Chipset The security researcher Gal Beniamini has…

7-1: Android Nougat is the official name of Android N; Qualcomm indicates that it has for more than a year negotiated in good faith with Meizu; ASE and SPIL have officially entered into a merger agreement reached on May 26; etc.

Android Nougat is the official name of Android N; Qualcomm indicates that it has for more than a year negotiated in good faith with Meizu; ASE and SPIL have officially entered into a merger agreement reached on May 26; Samsung reportedly plans to shut down its L7-1 (7G LCD) line by the end of 2016;…

7-1 Week: Let’s cut the crap, this week headlines have MediaTek entering Samsung supply chain, Samsung Huawei rumored lower their targets, Huawei denies, Qualcomm sues Meizu, OPPO to sign deal with Qualcomm, etc.

Let’s cut the crap! This last week: Headlines: Reportedly MediaTek MT6737 and MT6750 to be used by Samsung J and A series; Qualcomm is suing Meizu; OPPO is reportedly entering patent licensing deal with Qualcomm; Samsung and Huawei both reportedly have lowered their shipment targets for 3Q16 by 10-20%; Huawei indicates it has not lowered…

6-30: MediaTek MT6737, MT6750 reportedly will be used by Samsung J and A series; Samsung project to build memory chip plant in Pyengtaek is facing obstacles; Huawei reiterates has no problem to reach 140mln sales in 2016; etc.

MediaTek MT6737, MT6750 reportedly will be used by Samsung J and A series; By 2020 estimates there would be 1.4bln smartphones in use in China; Samsung project to build memory chip plant in Pyengtaek is facing obstacles; Huawei reiterates has no problem to reach 140mln sales in 2016; Xiaomi might go IPO in 2025; LG Innotek’s…

6-29: Tsinghua Holdings plans to invest CNY50 billion; Huawei Kirin 960 leaks; Kunshan GVO 2nd phase AMOLED start construction; etc.

Tsinghua Holdings plans to invest CNY50 billion; Qualcomm said that future Snapdragon 800 series and 600 series processors will support Google Tango; Huawei Kirin 960 leaks; Kunshan Govisionox Optoelectronics (GVO) 2nd phase AMOLED start construction;  IC design houses have allocated more of their 28/40nm chip orders to UMC and SMIC due to tight supply from…

6-28: Samsung and Huawei both reportedly have lowered their 3Q16 shipment targets by 10-20%; Shenzhen Huaxuchang Telcom Technology (HTT) announced dissolve; OPPO is reportedly entering patent licensing deal with Qualcomm; etc.

Samsung and Huawei both reportedly have lowered their 3Q16 shipment targets by 10-20%; Shenzhen Huaxuchang Telcom Technology (HTT) announced dissolve; OPPO is reportedly entering patent licensing deal with Qualcomm; Intel will reportedly start its third wave of layoffs at the end of June 2016; Sony is likely to ship 1-3 million PS VR headsets in fiscal 2016; Acer and…