2-26 #YellowToGreen : Qualcomm allegedly to have TSMC make all of its next-gen 3nm processors; Visionox has announced China’s first 1Hz low-power AMOLED display; LG Electronics is exiting the global solar panel business; etc.

TSMC is allegedly ready to take all of Apple’s 5G modem orders for its upcoming iPhone 14 series. The related chips will be produced using TSMC’s 6nm process, and the annual demand is expected to exceed 150,000. It will be Read more ›

2-22 #Home : OPPO allegedly plans to commercialize rollable display in 2023; OLED DDI suppliers have never let up their efforts in winning more 28nm process capacity support; etc.

Arm has introduced a design for an automotive image signal processor to enhance driver assistance and automation technologies. The Arm Mali-C78AE image signal processor (ISP) is part of Arm’s AE line of safety-capable intellectual property suitable for advanced drivers assistance Read more ›

2-15 #LanternFestival : Intel is to buy Tower Semiconductor; Harman has announced that it has acquired Apostera; Luxshare Precision has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Chery Group; etc.

According to Knometa Research, China’s share of the world’s capacity for fabricating IC wafers continued to grow in 2021. The country ended the year having 16% of global capacity, based on normalized installed monthly capacity amounts. Worldwide IC wafer capacity Read more ›

2-6 #HappyCNY : Toshiba will invest about JPY125B to more than double production of power management semiconductors; Volvo Cars and Northvolt will build their joint battery plant in Gothenburg; Sony has announced a deal to acquire Bungie for USD3.6B; etc.

The vast majority of the current headlines regarding the auto industry revolve around the semiconductor device shortage that began in earnest in 2021 and has carried over into 2022. The commonly accepted reason for this shortage is as follows: In Read more ›