2-14 #ValentinesDay : Samsung and Huawei are reportedly ramping up efforts to create new foldable designs; Some smartphone manufacturers are reportedly preparing to stop making exclusive partnerships for imaging systems; etc.

Facebook owner Meta Platforms allegedly plans to deploy into its data centers in 2024 a new version of a custom chip aimed at supporting its artificial intelligence (AI) push. The chip, a second generation of an in-house silicon line Meta Read more ›

2-11 #Drama : SMIC is said to have set up a new semiconductor production line in Shanghai; TSMC is said to take monthly production from 60K to 100K monthly wafers; Wingtech has reportedly received a major smartphone order from Samsung; etc.

Google is allegedly testing the Tensor G4 chip paired with a whopping 16GB of RAM in the Pixel Fold 2. Earlier prototypes of the foldable featured Google’s Tensor G3 chipset, codenamed “zuma”, but recent prototypes have shifted to the rumored Read more ›

2-6 #RunRunRun : Huawei is rumored to be developing a tri-foldable smartphone; Nokia and vivo have signed a multi-year 5G patent license agreement; Qualcomm is expecting a modest recovery for the industry in 2024; etc.

Qualcomm is expecting a modest recovery for the industry in 2024, with phone shipments getting stronger but the market for internet-connected appliances remaining sluggish. Phone shipments, which declined in 2023, will be “flat to up slightly” in 2024, the company Read more ›

2-5 #DisplayUpFace : Qualcomm has signed a multiyear deal with Samsung; MediaTek is reportedly offering Samsung a discounted deal on its chips for use in budget-friendly phones; Apple is reportedly considering launching its first foldable in the next few years; etc.

Qualcomm has revealed that it has signed a multiyear deal with Samsung to supply Snapdragon processors for future flagship Galaxy smartphones. The agreement starts in 2024 and talks about the Galaxy S24 series. So, we can expect at least a Read more ›

1-27 #Tired : Samsung is allegedly working on an entry-level model of its flagship foldable phone; Samsung has showcased the world’s first transparent MicroLED display; Google and AT&T have joined a strategic investment in AST SpaceMobile; etc.

Foxconn will partner with tech firm HCL Group for a semiconductor assembly and testing facility in India. The firms will set up an outsourced assembly and testing (OSAT) unit in the south Asian nation. An OSAT plant packages, assembles and Read more ›

1-17 #InFear : Samsung Display has unveiled display that can be easily folded in and out; TCL has announced NXTPAPER 3.0; Samsung has announced that its partnership with Microsoft is set to bring “Intelligent Connectivity”; etc.

Samsung Display has unveiled a new generation of products that can be easily folded in and out, as well as rollable and slidable display technologies. The “Flex In&Out Flip” is a foldable device with a flip-phone design. Its unique in-and-out Read more ›

1-5 #SoWhat : ASML’s export license for the shipment of some chip-making equipment to China has been partially revoked; Huawei has reportedly issued a “purchasing order” for the foldable phone supply chain; Huawei allegedly will not launch a 5G phone below CNY3,000 in 2024; etc.

Dutch semiconductor equipment company ASML said that an export license for the shipment of some chip-making equipment to China has been partially revoked by the Dutch government. A license for the shipment of NXT: 2050i and NXT: 2100i lithography systems Read more ›

12-31 #Happy2024 : ADI has recently issued a price increase notice to its Chinese distributors; Royole Technology has defaulted on its employee wages for a year; Samsung and SK hynix are making strides in commercializing “On-sensor AI” technology for image sensors; etc.

Analog Devices Inc (ADI), a major analog IC manufacturer, has recently issued a price increase notice to its Chinese distributors. The notice indicates an estimated price increase of 10-20%, set to take effect in Feb 2024. ADI stated in the Read more ›

12-21 #Freezing : Huawei’s new nova will allegedly feature a new Kirin 5G chipset; Samsung has unveiled two new ISOCELL Vizion sensors; LG will unveil its transparent antenna for automobiles; etc.

Huawei has released a new 5nm chip, the Kirin 9006C SoC. Earlier 2023, Huawei achieved a breakthrough with their 7nm ARM processor, the Kirin 9000S. The processor was manufactured by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and powers the Huawei Mate Read more ›

12-17 #Meaningless : Samsung and ASML have committed to jointly invest KRW1T; Samsung allegedly has its foldable capacity strengthened for Apple; Samsung is allegedly considering a smaller phone than the Galaxy S Ultra; etc.

TrendForce’s research indicates a dynamic third quarter for the global foundry industry, marked by an uptick in urgent orders for smartphone and notebook components. This surge was fueled by healthy inventory levels and the release of new iPhone and Android Read more ›

12-9 #Turbulance : Huawei is allegedly testing two image sensors; LG Innotek has begun development of under panel camera; Tecno has showcased 3 innovative camera technologies; etc.

Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) chip company Shanghai Biren Intelligent Technology has recently received a commitment of CNY2B (about USD280M) from investors backed by the Guangzhou government. The support comes after the company faced blacklisting by the U.S. government. The US Read more ›

12-5 #Humanity : Samsung Galaxy S25 and S25 Plus will allegedly drop ISOCELL; Samsung is reportedly readying a proper 200Mp 1” ISOCELL camera for smartphones; Apple is reportedly planning to include the Action button on the entire iPhone 16 range; etc.

Siemens AG has announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Intel on cooperation in the field of digitalization and sustainability in microelectronics manufacturing. The companies will focus on developing future manufacturing, improving factory operations and cybersecurity, and Read more ›

11-30 #TooOld : Samsung is allegedly rebranding its Exynos to “Dream Chip”; Samsung reportedly will increase prices of its CIS in early 2024; Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has said that AI will be “fairly competitive” with humans in 5 years; etc.

Chinese chip company Loongson Technology has unveiled its latest self-developed central processing unit (CPU) 3A6000, which can be used in multiple applications across different platforms. It has 4 physical cores / 8 logic cores, main frequency 2.0-2.5GHz. Loongson 3A6000 adopts Read more ›