9-23: Sorry for absent yesterday. MediaTek entering Samsung supply chain; Rumored Blackberry to close its smartphone hardware business; Rumored Smartisan to be acquired by Xiaomi; etc.

Chipset Chung Seung-eun, senior vice president and chief of Samsung’s semiconductor research and development center, visited ASLM’s headquarters to finalize the deal purchasing new chip-making systems, called extreme ultraviolet lithography, which is worth about KRW200 billion (USD178.41 million). (TechNews, XDA Read more ›

9-20: MediaTek 4G chipsets reportedly will be in tight supply till 2017; In 2016 Spreadtrum’s 3G share is believed to exceed MediaTek in the market; etc.

Chipset ARM announces Cortex-R52, the company’s first implementation of ARMv8-R aiming for IoT and autonomous automotive applications. The Cortex-R52 offers a 35% performance uplift compared to the Cortex-R5. (CN Beta, 91, My Drivers, AnandTech, article, Venture Beat) Venkata Renduchintala, president Read more ›

9-10: China-based smartphone vendors have become more conservative about placing orders for parts and components 4Q16; Xiaomi, Lenovo, OPPO, vivo have occupied 18.3% market share of Tier 2&3 cities; etc.

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 (MSM8976Pro) chipset information is leaked. It will be manufactured using the 28nm process, featuring octa-core—4×Cortex A73+4×Cortex A53. (Gizmo China, CN Beta) Taking advantage of technology developed to manipulate light on chips, a team based in Spain and Read more ›