1-28 #HappyWorking : Google lays off about 12,000 jobs; Apple has allegedly halted the development of its own Wi-Fi chip for a while; Samsung and Qualcomm have struck a deal and the upcoming S23 series will use an exclusive chipset; etc.

Japanese government-backed chipmaker Rapidus plans to set up a prototype production line for cutting-edge 2nm semiconductors by 1H25, according to the President Atsuyoshi Koike. Rapidus plans to officially decide by Mar 2023 on a site for the prototyping facility, which Read more ›

1-19 #CNY : Unigroup has discussed initial public offerings (IPOs) for 3 subsidiaries; Samsung and SK Hynix are planning to procure fewer silicon wafers; LGD may continue to scale down its LCD TV panel production; etc.

Worldwide semiconductor revenue increased 1.1% in 2022 to total USD601.7B, up from USD595B in 2021, according to Gartner. The combined revenue of the top 25 semiconductor vendors increased 2.8% in 2022 and accounted for 77.5% of the market. Samsung Electronics Read more ›

1-18 #Nightmare : Samsung has introduced its latest 200Mp ISOCELL HP2; Google is rumored to be working on a Bluetooth tracking tag; Meituan has announced that it has completed more than 100,000 drone deliveries by 2022; etc.

Google is rumored to be working on a Bluetooth tracking tag similar to Tile, Apple’s AirTag, and Samsung’s Galaxy SmartTag. The device is currently in development under Google’s Nest team, which is generally the smart home division of Google’s hardware. Read more ›

1-14 #LowBattery : Production costs for a TSMC 3nm wafer are estimated to exceed USD20,000; BOE is allegedly planning to build 2 new factories in Vietnam; Samsung seems to have shown interest in adopting a new mobile strategy; etc.

Alphabet’s Google has agreed to pay USD23M to resolve a long-running lawsuit brought by consumers who claimed its search engine shared their queries with advertisers or other third parties without their permission. The proposed settlement also requires Google to provide Read more ›

1-8 #Tired : Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon Satellite; realme has detailed its new 240W charging standard; Motorola has announced that it has enabled Jio’s 5G on its 10 eligible devices sold in India; etc.

Google has filed a legal challenge in India’s Supreme Court to block a ruling by the country’s antitrust watchdog that will force the U.S. company to change how it markets its Android platform. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) in Read more ›

1-4 #MyVIP : NVIDIA and Foxconn have announced a strategic partnership; LG Display showcases new foldable display; The Indian government is set to sweeten the deal to kickstart the coveted manufacturing of MacBooks and iPad; etc.

India and Vietnam are to become the biggest beneficiaries of smartphone supply chain migration out of China, according to DIGITIMES Research analyst Luke Lin, who estimates that India will produce 45-50% of Apple’s iPhones by 2027, on a par with Read more ›

1-3 #My2022 : Huawei reportedly planning to make new chips that are based on the 12nm and 14nm process; OPPO is allegedly developing a smartphone application processor; Verizon finished shutting down its 3G network, 31 Dec 2022; etc.

Samsung is expecting its annual operating profit from semiconductor sales in 2023 to be around KRW13.1T. If Samsung’s own expectations are met, its operating profit in 2023 would be around half of its annual operating profit in 2022, which is Read more ›