2-28 #VPN : Motorola is showing off a concept phone with a rollable display; Samsung Electronics is investing aggressively in India; Apple and Google have expanded their phone production in India; etc.

IC channel manufacturers admit frankly that the current speed of destocking is still slower than originally estimated. IC channel manufacturers analyze whether the current short order in the market is a flash in the pan, inflation and Fed interest rate Read more ›

2-26 #Run : TSMC has postponed its plans for a new factory in Europe; TSMC is reportedly planning to expand its presence in Japan with a second chip plant; Samsung will allegedly use a new waterdrop-style hinge for the Galaxy Z Fold5; etc.

Google’s quantum computing department has announced a significant reduction in the error rate of quantum computers, a promising development for the future of computation. According to Google’s VP of Engineering Hartmut Neven and Director of Quantum Hardware Julian Kelly, in Read more ›

2-24 #EmbraceOld : OPPO’s self-developed AP is allegedly already in taped-out; Microsoft and Nvidia has agreed to a 10-year partnership; Meta will be collaborating with SK Hynix and LG Display to develop MicroOLED; etc.

Samsung Electronics plans to borrow KRW20T (USD15.78B) from its display unit to secure working capital as the company seeks to maintain a similar level of investment as 2022, despite the sharp industry downturn to continue into the year. In a Read more ›

2-10 #Busy : Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon X35 5G Modem-RF system; Japan will shoulder a portion of capital investments related to a variety of semiconductors; Japan may opt for milder restrictions on chip production machinery sales in China; etc.

Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon X35 5G Modem-RF system, which is the world’s first to adopt NR-Light, a new 5G standard for midtier devices that do not require the power and performance of a 5G-capable smartphone or tablet , yet can Read more ›

2-6 #Backtowork : Japan, Netherlands to join the US to abide by the additional sanctions on semiconductor export to China; India’s Union Budget 2023 includes the reduction in customs duty on the import of inputs/parts for manufacturing electronic device; etc.

Samsung Electronics’ mobile head Roh Tae-moon has said the company counts on demand for its premium smartphone devices to drive double-digit growth in sales in 2023, despite the consumers’ pent-up desire for a phone shopping and macroeconomic headwinds. Given that Read more ›