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5-16 #EmbraceMondays : Apple has allegedly teamed up with E Ink; Micron has announced the industry’s first 3D NAND memory device featuring 232 layers; SpaceX has announced its satellite internet service Starlink is now available in 32 countries around the world; etc.

Apple assembly partner Pegatron has advised production at a factory in Shanghai has been impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown, a warning that could harm the manufacturing of iPhones and other products. Pegatron assembles between 20% to 30% of all iPhone Read more ›

5-14 #PerfectFriday : Samsung Electronics is reportedly talking with foundry clients about charging as much as 20% more; Samsung Display has demonstrated a wide range of new innovative display; Xiaomi’s Surge C2 ISP has allegedly appeared in the code related to the Xiaomi Mi 12 Ultra; etc.

According to TrendForce, global smartphone production volume in 1Q22 was 310M units, a QoQ decrease of 12.8%, primarily attributed to ongoing inventory adjustments in various distribution channels performed by a number of brands and the cyclical off-season, which led to Read more ›

5-11 #NoWar : TSMC will allegedly raise the wafer foundry quotation in an all-round way from 2023; Apple has begun the development of an OLED panel that does not use a polarizer; Panasonic is allegedly considering building a new battery plant in the U.S. to supply electric car maker Tesla; etc.

Apple frequently introduces new offerings to its collection of services, as well as expanding the features of existing products. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has indicated that two of the most immediate services Apple could offer are a potential iPhone hardware subscription Read more ›

5-7 #AfterHoliday : ISMC plans to invest USD3B in a chip fab in Karnataka, India; Applied Materials plans to invest over INR1,800 crore in India; Google has acquired microLED startup Raxium; etc.

SoundCloud has announced it has acquired Musiio, the artificial intelligence company at the forefront of machine learning technology. Musiio will amplify SoundCloud’s existing music intelligence capabilities and allow the company to further leverage its vast data to identify what’s next Read more ›

5-1 #LaborDay : Intel CEO expects the semiconductor industry to suffer supply shortages until 2024; Samsung Display CEO has allegedly met with Apple CEO; The Indian Enforcement Directorate has annoucned that it has seized bank accounts of Xiaomi India; etc.

Apple plans to increase the production of the iPhone 13 Pro and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max by 10M units for 2Q22, according to Digitimes. The report suggests an improving situation with Apple’s supply chain, which has been struggling to meet Read more ›