11-1 #Quarantine : TI is rumored to have adopted a more flexible pricing strategy for PMICs; Samsung has reportedly set a target to ship 270M smartphones in 2023; Autonomous vehicle company Argo AI is shutting down; etc.

India’s smartphone shipments in 3Q22 were 44.6M units, a 6% decline from the previous year dragged by a lackluster low-end segment. Xiaomi held onto first place with 9.2M units as the brand gained traction from July’s online sales ahead of Read more ›

10-31 #VIP : Intel will begin targeted layoffs and will make other adjustments; SK Hynix would consider selling its memory chip production facilities in China; Google to focus on its core products and self-made hardware; etc.

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger has said that the company will begin targeted layoffs and will make other adjustments. These include reducing factory hours, in response to the economic downturn. According to the company, it is working to achieve USD3B in Read more ›

10-23 #Kopitiam : Samsung Display is expected to ramp up its production of QD-OLED; Qualcomm and Samsung have agreed to extend their patent license agreement to cover 6G; Google has announced Android 13 Go Edition; etc.

STMicroelectronics (ST) has revealed that it will build a silicon carbide wafer plant in Italy with an investment of EUR730M (USD728M) as part of expanding its semiconductor manufacturing. The new integrated silicon carbide (SiC) substrate manufacturing facility at its Catania Read more ›

10-20 #Wallet : Apple will likely launch an iPad with a foldable display in 2024; Nokia has announced that it has won a multi-year deal with Reliance Jio; Samsung Electronics has announced an expanded partnership with Google; etc.

According to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Forum, roughly 5.3B mobile / smartphones will drop out of use in 2022. Stacked flat atop one another at an average depth of 9mm that many disused phones would rise roughly 50,000 Read more ›

10-12 #Normalcy : TCL CSOT has showcased its new 17” foldable monitor; Apple, Google and Samsung will roll out software updates to enable 5G support on their respective handsets in India; Google partners with Acer, Lenovo, Asus on new cloud gaming Chromebooks; etc.

According to TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s global supply chain management strategy continues to change in response to the de-globalization trend, mainly to reduce the assembly business in China. The Indian company Tata Group may cooperate with Pegatron or Read more ›

10-9 #VIP : Apple’s iPhone models in 2024 to use Qualcomm Snapdragon X75 modem; Google’s foldable device is still in the pipeline for a release in 2023; AT&T is partnering with AST SpaceMobile to provide connectivity in dead zones in the U.S.; etc.

Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu expects Apple’s iPhone models released in 2024 to use Qualcomm‘s as-yet-unannounced Snapdragon X75 modem. Like the Snapdragon X70, the X75 is expected to be manufactured based on TSMC’s 4nm process, contributing to power efficiency Read more ›

10-7 #NationalHolidays : Huawei is planning a secret chip startup that can unleash it from the US Sanctions to some extent; Samsung has begun production of 89” MicroLED TVs during 3Q22; Google has reportedly requested more than 8M units for its Pixel 7; etc.

Google says the Tensor G2 processor can give the phone twice the speed of night vision processing and sharper photos (Face Unblur), as well as improved Super Resolution scaling (up to 30x on the Pixel 7 Pro). Google seems to Read more ›

10-6 #UncertaintyFear : SK Hynix will reportedly cut capital expenditures by 70-80% next year; Samsung is not considering a cut in production of its memory chips; CATL is considering a third factory in Europe; etc.

Qualcomm has announced that the Company’s automotive design-win pipeline has grown to USD30B, driven by increased adoption of its Snapdragon/ Digital ChassisTM solutions across the auto industry. The increase represents a greater than USD10B expansion since the Company’s fiscal 3Q22r Read more ›

10-5 #CleanUp : Samsung is laying out its plans of chip manufacturing for the next 5 years; Micron plans to invest up to USD100B over the next 20-plus years; Tesla is removing ultrasonic sensors from Model 3 and Model Y vehicles; etc.

Earlier 2022 Samsung announced it had already begun manufacturing chips using a 3nm process node. Now the company is laying out its plans for the next 5 years. Samsung will be further enhancing gate-all-around (GAA) based technology and plans to Read more ›

10-4 #EverythingisOK : TSMC will increase its wafer foundry quotation in 2023; India will release 5G networks in 13 cities first; Google Stadia is officially shutting down nearly 3 years after its launch; etc.

Nvidia has introduced NVIDIA DRIVE Thor, its next-generation centralized computer for safe and secure autonomous vehicles. DRIVE Thor, which achieves up to 2,000 teraflops of performance, unifies intelligent functions into a single architecture for greater efficiency and lower overall system Read more ›

9-18 #NotAlone : Intel introduces “Intel Processor”; Google is allegedly working on a compact Pixel smartphone codenamed “Neila”; Samsung may be planning to introduce the satellite connectivity feature; etc.

Intel introduces a new processor for the essential product space: Intel Processor. The new offering will replace the Intel Pentium and Intel Celeron branding in the 2023 notebook product stack. Intel Processor will serve as the brand name for multiple Read more ›

9-15 #LockDown : GM’s Cruise has developed its own chips for self-driving cars to be deployed by 2025; Foxconn and Vedanta Resources have signed a MoU; LG has successfully tested the wireless transmission and reception of 6G terahertz; etc.

According to Carl Jenkins, VP for Hardware Engineering of General Motors’ (GM) Cruise division, Cruise has developed its own chips for self-driving cars to be deployed by 2025, as they aim to bring down costs and scale up volume. Jenkins Read more ›

9-12 #MoonCake : EU antitrust regulators will not appeal a court ruling scrapping its fine against Qualcomm; TSMC 2nm process will be mass production in 2025; Royole Technology has recently been plunged into a new crisis; etc.

EU antitrust regulators will not appeal a court ruling scrapping its EUR997M (USD991M) fine against U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm because it would be difficult to convince Europe’s top court of the merits. Judges have also invalidated the Commission’s analysis that payments Read more ›

9-11 #Pray : Apple has reportedly added China’s YTMC to its list of NAND flash suppliers; Apple has announced its partnership with Globalstar; Tata Group is in talks with a Taiwanese supplier to Apple; etc.

Samsung Electronics sees the sharp downturn in chip sales extending into next year, the latest note of pessimism for a semiconductor industry reeling from a dramatic pullback in sales of PCs, smartphones and data servers. Kyung Kye-hyun, who heads Samsung’s Read more ›

9-5 #Nephew : TSMC plans to build 23 plants in 2020-2023; TSMC and UMC will see full capacity utilization for 22/28nm processes persist at least throughout 2022; Aurora may consider sell to Apple or Microsoft; etc.

OPPO announces Pantanal cross-platform system. Pantanal is claimed to be the first cross-platform system designed for different devices and systems to connect and collaborate. OPPO says that with cross-device sensing and computing capabilities, Pantanal can better understand and anticipate users’ Read more ›