One week passes again, some of the information that worth attention:
- Some interesting headlines – LG Display to build an OLED display module factory in Vietnam; Samsung is intent to stretching its shares of DRAM to close to 50%; Merger between Micron and Inotera is approved; Huawei plans production of phones in India with Foxconn; , Samsung Electronics is winning back customers in emerging markets by slashing prices; etc.
- Other information – Greer is currently studying chipsets, also developing new energy and making cars; Sharp has developed a prototype flexible OLED using the company‘s IGZO; Hon Hai strongly believes that Sharp could turn profitable by developing an IGZO business; Samsung Display, LG Display, Japan Display and JOLED have all invested in Japanese Kyulux Inc., an OLED startup; Samsung Electronics will lead the global standardization of 5G network technologies for 3GPP RAN1; etc.
- Some numbers – Worldwide semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment revenue totaled USD33.6 billion in 2015; Spreadtrum in 1Q16 global market share has reached 25%; There were an estimated 371.360 million handset-use touch panels shipped globally during 1Q16; 9 out of global top 12 smartphone vendors are from China, which have occupied 1/3 smartphone market share globally; Half of the Chinese smartphone market, and 20% of the global smartphone market, is controlled by Huawei, Xiaomi, vivo and OPPO; Estimates 12.8 million units virtual reality headset market shipped this year; etc.
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