8-23: Samsung is reportedly planning their own refurbished smartphone program; Apple and Samsung are the only company making any money from smartphone sales; OPPO targets 100mln and vivo targets 70mln for smartphone sales in 2016; etc.

Chipset Since 2Q16 MediaTek has been facing issue of tight-supply for its mobile phone processors. OPPO and vivo are thought to be one of the factors, thanks to their high shipment. Now there is rumor OPPO and vivo are shifting Read more ›

8-22: Renesas Electronics to acquire Intersil Corp; Mobile phone processors have been in tight-supply situation; 27.5 million units of smartphones shipped in India in 2Q16; etc.

Chipset Japan’s Renesas Electronics Corp is in the final stages of negotiations to acquire U.S. chipmaker Intersil Corp for as much as JPY300 billion. (TechNews, Yahoo, Bloomberg, 4-Traders,  Asia Nikkei) Mobile phone processors have been in tight-supply situation, and because Read more ›