6-23 #DragonBoat : Qualcomm has announced significant job cuts; Intel will spend USD25B on a new factory in Israel; BOE, CSOT, Tianma, and Visionox have teamed up and filed a trial for patent invalidation of Samsung; etc.

Qualcomm has announced significant job cuts as it aims to reduce expenses in light of a persistent slowdown in smartphone sales. As per the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) paperwork, the company has not only eliminated 415 positions Read more ›

6-18 #Appreciation : Intel plans to invest up to USD4.6B in Poland; Huawei could launch a more affordable foldable phone in the near future; Micron plans to invest over CNY4.3B in its packaging and testing factory located in Xi’an city; etc.

SoftBank’s Arm is allegedly in talks with some of its biggest customers and end users about bringing on one or more anchor investors in the chip designer’s initial public offering (IPO). Arm is talking to at least 10 companies, including Read more ›

6-15 #Aging : Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued show-cause notices to Xiaomi India; Vodafone and CK Hutchison are planning to merge their UK businesses; Google apps have reportedly been “optimized” for Samsung’s new Flip; etc.

According to a lawsuit filed back in Nov 2022, Apple and Amazon allegedly joined forces to artificially inflate the prices of iPhones and iPads sold on the platform, effectively eliminating over 98% of all Apple resellers. Now, in a recent Read more ›

6-10 #Driving : TSMC’s 3nm process is currently quoted at USD19,865 per wafer; TSMC is planning price rises for its chip fabs as soon as Jan 2024; Samsung plans to increase the price of NAND wafers; etc.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and Apple A16 Bionic are mass produced on TSMC’s N4 (4nm) process. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is allegedly priced higher than what Qualcomm’s clientele would like to pay because, for USD160, flagship smartphone makers Read more ›

6-7 #Future : TSMC has reportedly initiated preparatory work for 2nm trial production; Xiaomi is allegedly working on a clamshell foldable phone; The authorized distributor for vivo in Poland is pulling out of the country; etc.

Cybersecurity experts at Dr. Web have discovered a new strain of spyware, dubbed “SpinOk,” in more than 100 Android apps. The spyware, which is disguised as an advertising software development kit (SDK), has been downloaded over 400M times from the Read more ›

6-3 #MorePraises : Qualcomm may exclusively use TSMC’s N3E for 8 Gen 4; Qualcomm reportedly discusses with Nintendo and Sony to develop hardware; Dixon Technologies is partnering with Xiaomi’s Indian; etc.

Tenstorrent and LG Electronics have announced that they are collaborating to build a new generation of RISC-V, AI, and video codec chiplets to potentially power LG’s premium TV and automotive products of the future and Tenstorrent’s data center products. Through Read more ›