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;…

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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…

A Quick Visit to 2016 Smart World Expo

Smart World 2016 is themed with “Smart Network, Change Life!” Building a smart living is the core exhibition, covering smart wearables, smart appliances, personal smart health, smart home, innovative smart hardware segments. It collaborates a number of corporations to build China’s most influential smart hardware exhibition. After a short and quick visit to the expo,…

6-27: Brexit might impact LG, Samsung and Huawei; Brexit on 24 June almost all technology stocks took a hit, the world’s billionaires lost a total of USD99 billion; etc.

Google will reportedly release a smartphone with tighter controls over “design, manufacturing and software” before the end of 2016; HTC to launch 2 new Nexus models with 5” and 5.5” AMOLED panel in late 3Q16; Google says that adaption of VR is going to be slower than many had hoped for; Brexit might impact LG,…

6-26: China government subsidy reached 20-50% of companies recurring net income in the latest 3 years; Xiaomi 2Q16 monthly shipment reached 6mln; This year wearables ASP reached USD218; etc.

China government subsidy reached 20-50% of companies recurring net income in the latest 3 years; Xiaomi 2Q16 monthly shipment reached 6mln; This year wearables ASP reached USD218; Ignis will provide LGD with access to its circuit technology to enhance the performance of OLED displays; etc. Chipset According to Digitimes, the amount of government subsidies received…

6-24: Qualcomm sues Meizu; A total of 90.8 million OLED panels were sold in 1Q16; , Largan Precision is expected to maintain its leading market status of smartphone-use dual-lens modules; etc.

Qualcomm sues Meizu; A total of 90.8 million OLED panels were sold in 1Q16; , Largan Precision is expected to maintain its leading market status of smartphone-use dual-lens modules; Huawei CEO Richard Yu says as long as Google Android keeps the platform open, Huawei will not stop using it; Brexit, Samsung is also reported to considering…

6-24 Week: This weekly summary, we see some industry leaders making some announcements from Samsung, Huawei, BBK, Nokia, etc.

This weekly summary, we see some industry leaders making some announcements: Headlines: Beijing IPR court handed down verdict that Apple iPhone 6 series has infringed design patent of a Shenzhen company; Economists think that the current macroeconomic environment has a number of significant similarities with the 1930s; The easy growth days for e-commerce may be…

6-23: Lenovo to revamp its current manufacturing supply chains and beef up its global campaign; Sony will no longer manufacture smartphones in Brazil; Huawei has reportedly reduced its target to 120 million for 2016; etc.

Lenovo has announced a reviving plan to revamp its current manufacturing supply chains and beef up investment in its global campaign; Huawei is reportedly working on a proprietary mobile OS; Huawei has reduced its target to 120 million for 2016 from previously set target 140 million; Sony has announced that it will no longer manufacture smartphones in Brazil; Apple…

6-22: Economists estimate that the probability of a recession starting next year is at 21%; BBK Electronics has launched a new brand in China imoo; Wal-Mart and Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com have reached a strategic partnership; etc.

Economists estimate that the probability of a recession starting next year is at 21%; BBK Electronics has launched a new brand in China imoo; Wal-Mart and Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com have reached a strategic partnership; Samsung new strategy is to maintain about 400 million smartphone shipments per year, and focus on profit margins; Samsung announced…

6-21: LeEco is the biggest shareholder of Coolpad; Nubia has announced expansion plans for Europe and Latin America; Nokia has absolutely no interest to go back into the mobile business; etc.

LeEco is the biggest shareholder of Coolpad; Nubia has announced expansion plans for Europe and Latin America; Nokia has absolutely no interest to go back into the mobile business; Indian government has announced it will relax the local sourcing requirements that have prevented foreign companies, including Apple, from entering the nation; Mobile phones can lose…

6-20: Global semiconductor revenue fell by 2% in 2015 totaled USD347.3bln; Rumored Apple iPhone 7 to feature dual-SIMs support; etc.

Global semiconductor revenue fell by 2% in 2015 totaled USD347.3bln; Rumored Apple iPhone 7 to feature dual-SIMs support; The easy growth days for e-commerce may be over;  The global e-commerce deal activity is headed for a decline globally in 2016; There will be about 52.3mln VR headsets in U.S. by 2020; etc. Chipset According to Gartner and Seeking…

6-18: LGD started its KRW1 trillion investment to increase OLED production; LG has reportedly accelerated the development of foldable phones; Samsung plans to increase production display panels by more than 50% in 2016; etc.

6-18: LGD started its KRW1 trillion investment to increase OLED production;  LG has reportedly accelerated the development of foldable phones; Samsung plans to increase production display panels by more than 50% in 2016; Study shows that , the industry trend is for disappointing battery life; Economists think that the current macroeconomic environment has a number of…

6-17: Analysts say rumor of Apple canceling dual-camera iPhone cannot be trusted; ASML acquires Hermes Microvision Inc.; Samsung reportedly plans to invest heavily to bolster its 3D NAND manufacturing capacity by 2017; etc.

Analysts say rumor of Apple canceling dual-camera iPhone cannot be trusted; ASML acquires Hermes Microvision Inc.; Samsung Display and LG Display to expand OLED market application; Samsung’s “Smart Glow”; Samsung reportedly  plans to invest heavily to bolster its 3D NAND manufacturing capacity by 2017; Synaptics to lay off 9% of workforce; etc. Chipset ASML, which…