4-21: Toshiba lays off 14450 employees; Out of 300+ China phone brands, half might disappear in one year; ZTE AMOLED is supplied by Samsung, Tianma and Visionox; etc.

Toshiba lays off 14450 employees; TSMC announced in 1H17 production trial of 7nm process; Intel 1Q16 fiscal revenue is USD13.7 billion; Qualcomm 2Q16 fiscal revenue is USD5.55 billion; Korean panel vendors moving OLED business to automotive; ZTE AMOLED is supplied by Samsung, Tianma and Visionox; Out of 300+ China phone brands, half might disappear in one…

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4-20: Intel layoffs 12000; Samsung develops new CIS of 1/1.7-inch; Samsung to get back Apple’s NAND orders; Huawei to focus on IoT, VR and 5G in 2016; etc.

Intel layoffs 12000; Sony has issued a statement disclosing its manufacturing sites in the Kumamoto region; Samsung develops new CIS of 1/1.7-inch; Samsung to get back Apple’s NAND orders; Feature phones still have demand in emerging markets; Huawei to focus on IoT, VR and 5G in 2016; LeEco unveils LeSEE first car; etc. Chipset Intel…

2015/12-2016/04 OLED Quick Study Report

This quick report consolidates (most if not all) information related to OLED display (focusing on mid-to-small size) from Dec 2015 till Apr 2016 from two perspectives — OLED devices: shipments, vendors, prices, etc.; and OLED suppliers: production capacity, investment, planning, etc. Total shipment for smartphone displays in 2016 are forecast to grow 7% YoY to…

4-19: Apple iPhone 7 might be delayed; UMC expands its memory business; Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 leaks; EU could fine Google USD7.45bln for antitrust; etc.

Because of Japan earthquakes, Apple iPhone 7 might be facing the risk of delay; UMC is expanding its memory business; XMC broke ground on a new wafer fab in Wuhan to launch production of 3D NAND flash memory; Metallic low-end Samsung Galaxy C  series may be launched in China soon; 3G will become history in…

4-18: Intel planning a big scale layoff; Sony Nagasaki and Oita CIS plants fully resume operation; Apple might use all-glass enclosure with AMOLED display for 2017 iPhone; etc.

Intel planning a big scale layoff, thousands of jobs might be cut ; Sony Nagasaki and Oita CIS plants fully resume operation, but Kumamoto plant is remained suspended; Apple might use all-glass enclosure with AMOLED display for 2017 iPhone; China smart home market expects to grow to CNY132.5 billion by 2018; etc. Chipset Intel is…

4-17: TSMC 28nm has 53% share benefiting MediaTek; Apple is facing threats “3C”; The 3 main reasons to Huawei’s success; Huawei leading big 5 telecom providers; etc.

TSMC 1Q16 28nm share is 53%, benefiting MediaTek; TSMC is still the global biggest foundry vendor in 2015, revenue reached USD26.566bln; Apple is facing 3 threat 3C – China, chat bots, cheap phones; 3 big factors to Huawei success; Huawei leads big 5 telecom equipment providers; etc. Chipset United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) to held a forum…

4-16: Japan earthquake impact Sony CIS; Huawei VR announced; Tsinghua Unigroup acquires Lattice Semiconductor; Samsung to supply 100mln 5.5″ OLED to Apple yearly; etc.

Japan earthquake impact Sony CIS; Huawei VR announced; Tsinghua Unigroup acquires Lattice Semiconductor; Samsung to supply 100mln 5.5″ OLED to Apple yearly; The shipments of IGZO panels worldwide totaled 5.05 million units in 2015; Last year Apple has recovered 61,357,800 pounds of raw materials out of its discarded devices, including 2,204 pounds worth of gold;…

4-14: Samsung is intent to stretching its DRAM shares to close to 50%; Merger of Micron and Inotera is approved; Huawei aims to ship 140 million smartphones this year; BlackBerry stops supporting BB10; etc.

Samsung is intent to stretching its DRAM shares to close to 50%; Merger of Micron and Inotera is approved; Huawei aims to ship 140 million smartphones this year; BlackBerry stops supporting BB10; Greer acquires new energy companies because they want to make cars; LeEco announces LeSee super car brand; Samsung hires self-driving car experts; IMF…

4-13: SGD, LGD, JDI, JOLED all invest in an OLED startup; Half of the Chinese smartphone market, and 20% of the global smartphone market by China Big Four; etc.

Samsung Display, LG Display, Japan Display and JOLED have all invested in Japanese Kyulux Inc., an OLED startup; A new protocol to prevent non-compliant USB Type-C cables is announced; Samsung leads global standardization 5G network for 3rd Generation Partnership Project Radio Access Network 1 (3GPP RAN1); Huawei discussing their cloud strategy; LG is opening up the…

4-12: Greer wants to make chipset and involve in new energy; Hon Hai believes IGZO can help Sharp; BLU suppliers Coretronic and Radiant are having troubles; etc.

Greer wants to make chipset and involve in new energy; Hon Hai believes IGZO can help Sharp; Expects in next few years AMOLED market size would grow to USD15 billion; BLU suppliers Coretronic and Radiant are having troubles; Only 10-12% of iPhone shipment would feature dual-camera (iPhone 7 Plus premium); etc. Chipset LG has announced…

4-11: Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 is officially launched; TSMC sorta leaks Intel XMM is being adopted by Apple A10; Spreadtrum in 1Q16 market share is 25%; etc.

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 is officially launched on Snapdragon 820, 652, 625, 617, 435 and 430; TSMC sorta leaks Intel XMM is being adopted by Apple A10; Spreadtrum in 1Q16 market share is 25%; Gartner lists 6 camera technologies that define CIS; etc. Chipset Qualcomm has announced Quick Charge 3.0, provided via a number of Snapdragon…

4th China Information Technology Expo (CITE 2016) One-Day Trip

China Information Technology Expo (CITE) is jointly held by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and Shenzhen city government every year. This year the theme is “Innovation-Intelligence-Synergy”, showcasing smart machines, robotics, drones, mobile networks, Internet of Things, cloud computing, big data, wearables, smart home, smart city, integrated circuit, premium components, customized components, new energy,…

4-9: Sharp showcasing 3.4″ flexible OLED display; Apple might stop “s” model in the future; Premium phone brands selling their flagships in a lower price; Samsung reducing prices to earn market share; etc.

Sharp showcasing 3.4″ flexible OLED display; iPhone contributed 63% of revenue for Apple last year but it might show some slowdown; Apple might stop “s” model in the future; Premium phone brands selling their flagships in a lower price; Samsung reducing prices to earn market share; BlackBerry will have 2 Android phones this year; etc….

4-8: LGD to build a new OLED factory in Vietnam; Nokia announced huge global layoffs; Xiaomi Mi Fan Festival bring in sales of CNY1.87bln; Huawei wants to become global top 1 in 4-5 years; etc.

LGD to build a new OLED factory in Vietnam; Nokia announced huge global layoffs (10000-15000 employees); Xiaomi Mi Fan Festival bring in sales of CNY1.87bln; Huawei has no plan for TV and VR yet; Huawei wants to become global top 1 in 4-5 years; Apple has 18 assembly suppliers worldwide; BMW to use HTC Vive…