11-26 #FU : EU to unlock the EUR43B funding intended to boost research and development; Qualcomm has announced a name for its custom Arm cores, Oryon; Micron will reduce wafer production for DRAM and NAND memory by about 20%; etc.

EU ambassadors gave their unanimous backing to an agreement that could unlock the EUR43B (USD44.8B) funding intended to boost research and development and deliver greater self-reliance in semiconductor supplies for European nations. This is the latest move in the saga Read more ›

11-25 #Thanksgiving : OPPO to continue to invest in the underlying technology of chipsets; OPPO claims they do not have inventory problem in 2022; Xiaomi has revealed that the current inventory in China has returned to the health level; etc.

SuperGaming, a Pune-based game development firm, has announced that it is collaborating with Google’s cloud unit Google Cloud to bring its game engine SuperPlatform to developers worldwide, allowing them to create better games. The platform will be available to game Read more ›

11-15 #VIP : TSMC’s plan to build an advanced 7nm fab in Kaohsiung is delayed; Samsung will continue to diversify its global production bases; Samsung will reportedly complete the construction of its new P3 foundry fab in 2023; etc.

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market grew 26% to USD8.9B in 2Q22. Strategy Analytics estimates that Qualcomm, MediaTek, Apple, Samsung LSI and Unisoc captured the top-5 revenue share rankings in the smartphone applications processor (AP) market in 2Q22. Qualcomm Read more ›

11-6 #Suggest : Xiaomi invests in Aoxin Technology; AUO and Innolux pay attention on Mini-LED and Micro-LED; Tianma introduces the latest LCD CUP full-screen solution; etc.

China’s high-reliability automotive chip design company Aoxin Technology has announced to add Xiaomi as a new investor with revised registered capital, according to Tianyancha, China’s corporate information platform. Founded in 2021, Aoxin Technology focuses on high-reliability automotive chips, covering digital-analog Read more ›

11-3 #Thankful : Qualcomm will continue to provide the modem chips for the “vast majority” of Apple iPhones in 2023; Xiaomi unveils concept phone with an interchangeable lens camera; Samsung believes the foldable smartphone market will have a CAGR of 80% up to 2025; etc.

Samsung has shared with suppliers that it believes the foldable smartphone market will have a CAGR of 80% up to 2025. Samsung has also shared its expectation that Apple will join the foldable space in 2024 but with notebooks and Read more ›

11-1 #Quarantine : TI is rumored to have adopted a more flexible pricing strategy for PMICs; Samsung has reportedly set a target to ship 270M smartphones in 2023; Autonomous vehicle company Argo AI is shutting down; etc.

India’s smartphone shipments in 3Q22 were 44.6M units, a 6% decline from the previous year dragged by a lackluster low-end segment. Xiaomi held onto first place with 9.2M units as the brand gained traction from July’s online sales ahead of Read more ›