8-31 #Merdeka : Apple will receive all of TSMC’s first-generation 3nm process chips in 2023; Google is reportedly partnering with Garmin to bring emergency SOS via satellite to Android phones; Samsung is expected to reveal SimplyChat; etc.

Apple will receive all of TSMC’s first-generation 3nm process chips in 2023 for upcoming iPhones, Macs, and iPads, according to Digitimes. As early as May 2023, Apple was known to have booked nearly 90% of the Taiwanese pure-play foundry for Read more ›

8-26 #Headache : Huawei has been accused of building a a series of secret chip-making facilities across China; Samsung will allegedly launch a phone with a rollable OLED display sometime in 2025; Intel’s expanding fab site in Oregon will serve as a foundry for MediaTek; etc.

Huawei has been accused of building a a series of secret chip-making facilities across China, under the names of other companies, to help the technology company bypass US sanctions. Huawei reportedly moved into chip production in 2022 and was receiving Read more ›

8-24 #Congrates : MediaTek has announced it is working closely with Meta’s Llama 2; Samsung aims to proceed with an annual Galaxy S FE launch; Honor will soon launch its new smartphones in India under the brand HonorTech; etc.

Global governments are securing graphics processing units (GPUs) for AI development, with countries like UK and Saudi Arabia investing heavily. Saudi Arabia and UAE have purchased thousands of Nvidia’s H100 chips for AI research and innovation, despite the high cost Read more ›

8-20 #WhyBother : Samsung Display has showcased a bezel-less smartphone display; Samsung is reportedly working on 4 very different camera sensors; Samsung has indicated that its investment in foldable devices is only going to grow; etc.

Samsung Electronics’ Taylor, Texas chip factory will manufacture U.S.-based AI chip designer Groq’s next-generation processor using its 4nm manufacturing technology. The Taylor chip factory is Samsung’s USD17B chip manufacturing project, slated to finish construction within 2023 and start mass production Read more ›

8-13 #LegoFun : Arm allegedly plans to float its shares in an IPO on the Nasdaq in Sept; Google will soon require specific hardware quality standards for foldable phones; OnePlus new smartphone to feature new self-developed “Rainwater Touch Control”; etc.

SoftBank Group’s British chip design unit, Arm, allegedly plans to float its shares in an initial public offering on the Nasdaq in Sept 2023. The unit’s market capitalization by that time is expected to be more than USD60B, which would Read more ›

8-5 #PhD : Qualcomm invests in a new company developing RISC-V products; Nothing has announced a new brand, CMF by Nothing; India has restricted import of certain laptops and computers under HSN 8471 with immediate effect; etc.

Intel has allocated USD425M, or approximately 34%, of its inaugural USD1.25B green bond proceeds. As highlighted in its first green bond impact report, the proceeds, which support Intel’s investments in sustainable operations, have been allocated across five project categories: pollution Read more ›

8-3 #NoFear : Huawei is not launching a 5G smartphone in Oct; Apple and Google are both reportedly considering entering the foldable tablet market; vivo has partner with Sony’s Lytia for a customized of CIS; etc.

TSMC Chairman Mark Liu has announced that the new global R&D center in Hsinchu, Taiwan, aims to explore cutting-edge chip technologies below 2nm or even 1.4nm process in the next 20 years. TSMC CEO CC Wei also attended the inauguration Read more ›