12-2 Week: Sorry for another delay. Weekend is never enough, then already Monday. Let’s have a look at last week — MediaTek, Huawei, OPPO, vivo, etc.

Sorry for another delay. Weekend is never enough, then already Monday. Let’s have a look at last week:


  • MediaTek has announced its plans to create a family of integrated chips for the automotive market
  • MediaTek announced the launch of 2 upgraded mobile processors — Helio X23 and Helio X27
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor is allegedly still planned for release in 2H17
  • TSMC is planning to roll out a 12nm process node to further enhance its competitiveness in the 28nm
  • ChipMOS Technologies and Tsinghua Unigroup announced an agreement to form a joint-venture
  • Amazon and Intel have announced that working on reference designs for smart connected speakers
  • Mobileye and Delphi announced a partnership to build an affordable self-driving car platform and now Intel is joining
  • Huawei, OPPO and vivo have decided to form an alliance, to assure OLED panel supply via domestic production
  • Panasonic has developed LCD panels with a contrast of one million-to-one and display quality equivalent to that of OLED
  • Huawei has unveiled the world’s first long-lifespan graphene-assisted Li-ion
  • Research director of IHS Technology indicates that glass body definitely is a trend for smartphone
  • Jolla’s Sailfish OS now certified as Russian government’s first ‘Android alternative’
  • After a May 2016 announcement that the Nokia brand was returning, a formal licensing agreement has been finalized with Nokia, HMD Global which is mostly staffed by Nokia executives


  • According to Digitimes Research, China-based makers will together ship 2.4M AMOLED panels in 2016 and shipments will increase to 2.6M units in 2017, 3.5M units in 2018 and 4.8M units in 2019
  • UBI estimates that the market share of OLED technologies in the smartphone display market will rise from 16% to over 62% in 2016
  • Research director of IHS Technology Kevin Wang lists the 2017 smartphone target shipment of Huawei, OPPO and vivo—Huawei 170M, OPPO 160M, and vivo 150M
  • Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to reach 1.45B units with a YoY growth rate of 0.6% in 2016 according to the latest forecast from IDC
  • According to Counterpoint Research, global mobile handset hardware segment generated USD10.2B in operating profits during 3Q16

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