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 ›

7-30 #ThinkofLovedOnes : Samsung is confident the shipments of its foldables are on track to outsell the Galaxy Note in 2023; Samsung will continue to reduce semiconductor output during 2H23; Samsung’s Galaxy Ring could enter mass production as early as Aug 2023; etc.

Intel has unveiled its new ambitious plans to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) into every product it creates. Intel CEO Pat Geslinger has stated that the company would take a more comprehensive approach, with the expectation that AI will eventually become Read more ›

7-22 #BurnOut : Apple is allegedly running into difficulties with iPhone 15 big display manufacturing; Apple iPhone 16 Pro Max will allegedly feature a “Super Telephoto” periscope zoom camera; Apple’s iPhone 15 lineup will reportedly feature stacked battery technology; etc.

Qualcomm Technologies and Meta are working to optimize the execution of Meta’s Llama 2 large language models directly on-device – without relying on the sole use of cloud services. Qualcomm is scheduled to make available Llama 2-based AI implementations on Read more ›

7-18 #OffTheGrid : ASML is facing tighter restrictions on its ability to work with Chinese customers; TSMC has changed its Kaohsiung plant construction plan to 2nm process; Xiaomi is to boosting sales through official retail stores in India; etc.

South Korean AI startup Rebellions wants to launch alternatives to AI chips offered by market leader Nvidia. Rebellions CEO Park Sunghyun said the startup’s goal is to, within 1-2 years, find specific applications that it can offer AI chips that Read more ›

7-16 #UselessIdiot : The EU Council has adopted a new regulation that “strengthens sustainability rules for batteries”; China has announced export restrictions on two metals, gallium and germanium; Huawei’s licensing fee caps for 4G and 5G mobile phones are USD1.5 and USD2.5 per unit, respectively; etc.

Intel Foundry Services has introduced a broad range of tools for customers of its new 16nm-class process technology called Intel 16 that addresses mobile, RF, IoT, consumer, storage, military, aerospace, and government applications. The new technology complements Intel’s 22nm FFL Read more ›

7-13 #Rage : Foxconn has withdrawn from a semiconductor JV with Vedanta; Huawei is reportedly plotting a return to the 5G smartphone industry by the end of 2023; Micron Technology has inked a pact with the Gujarat government for setting up a semiconductor manufacturing facility; etc.

Samsung Electronics has laid out its road map to expand its chip manufacturing business, including leading-edge semiconductors, as it looks to catch up with leader Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC). Samsung said it will begin mass production of the 2nm Read more ›

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 ›