11-12 #BadEyes : Samsung is reportedly working on mid-range Galaxy foldables for 2024; OPPO and Hasselblad announced next-gen HyperTone Camera System; Samsung is to expand NAND production cuts by 40-50% by 1H24; etc.

In response to the global shortage of GPUs, Fujitsu has developed “Adaptive GPU Allocator Technology”, a technology that can automatically switch between CPU and GPU computing resources in real time even during program processing. This technology can allocate GPUs in Read more ›

11-3 #TidyUp : Samsung has worked with AMD and Qualcomm to jointly develop FSR; YMTC has developed and mass-produced 232-layer 3D NAND flash; Samsung plans to unveil a smartphone with integrated generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology in 2024; etc.

Samsung Electronics has allegedly received an order for Google’s upcoming Tensor G4 SoC, which will make its way to the Pixel 9 series. The Tensor G4 will feature an improved CPU from the G3. It bears an internal project codename Read more ›

10-26 #Whatsthepoint : Nvidia and AMD are reportedly planning to launch Arm-based CPUs; Samsung is allegedly planning to apply gOLED to the low-cost smartphone; Motorola has introduced a concept device equipped adaptive display technology; etc.

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 flagship platform. It all starts with the AI Engine, which supports multi-modal generative AI models and popular large language models for speech recognition – the chip can run up to 20 tokens Read more ›

10-13 #StayBlank : MediaTek has collaborated with OPPO and ColorOS; Huawei is reportedly to increase the shipment of its smartphone sales in 2024; vivo and Transsion are allegedly to unveil rollable phone by end of 2024; etc.

Qualcomm has announced its new Snapdragon X Series platform for PC. Snapdragon X Series features Qualcomm’s in-house built Oryon CPU, created by the Nuvia team of ex-Apple engineers that Qualcomm acquired in early 2021 for USD1.4B. The Snapdragon X series Read more ›

10-9 #BeGrateful : Samsung is reportedly developing a slim foldable laptop with a unique waterdrop hinge; Samsung ring to be delayed till 3Q24 or 1Q25; VinFast Auto is planning to set up assembly units in India and Indonesia; etc.

According to IDC VP Francisco Jeronimo, Google Pixel has shipped 37.9M phones in 2016-2023 – the entire lifecycle of the Pixel lineup thus far. Jeronimo notes that sales are growing in “double digits” in recent years. While that is not Read more ›

10-7 #CestLaVie : Intel will begin mass production of 1.8nm chips in 2025; Samsung is reportedly developing two near-1″ high-res CIS; Samsung is reportedy to increase prices of NAND products over 10% during 4Q23; etc.

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced global semiconductor industry sales totaled USD44.0B during the month of Aug 2023, an increase of 1.9% compared to the July 2023 total of USD43.2B but 6.8% less than the Aug 2022 total of Read more ›

10-6 #Holiday2Short : TSMC’s 2nm chips might be delayed until 2026; SMIC has reportedly placed big orders for the raw materials of HiSilicon Kirin 9000S chip; Google Pixel 8 series will be supported with 7 years of “OS, security, and Feature Drop updates”; etc.

TSMC’s highly anticipated 2nm chips might be delayed until 2026, despite initial promises of a 2025 launch. The move to 2nm is crucial for TSMC as it plans to transition from FinFET transistors to Gate-all-around (GAA) technology, aiming for lower Read more ›

9-24 #BadCold : Apple’s 5G modem prototype is reportedly “3 years behind Qualcomm”; Nio has unveiled its first smartphone in China; Li Auto clarified that the company has no plans to launch a smartphone; etc.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has entered into a 10-year agreement with GlobalFoundries (GF) to procure U.S. chips for vital defense and aerospace applications. The initial commitment is valued at USD17.3M, with the potential to reach USD3.1B over the Read more ›

9-20 #Fatigue : Huawei is rumored developing a tri-fold display phone; Samsung is hinting at 200Mp telephoto cameras coming to phones; Tesla has announced that it has produced its 5M-th electric car; etc.

TSMC is said to be cautious about the outlook for customer demand and has notified major suppliers, including Dutch chip production equipment giant ASML, to postpone the delivery of high-end chip manufacturing equipment to TSMC, but the delay is expected Read more ›

9-14 #Headache : TSMC’s chips that will be manufactured in the Arizona fab will have to be sent to Taiwan for packaging; Qualcomm has entered into an agreement with Apple to supply Snapdragon 5G Modem for next 3 years; OPPO may announce a free 4-year battery replacement initiative; etc.

Encouraged by the American government, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), is making its first factory in the US. Apple plans to buy chips from the Arizona factory. The plant will kick off production of chips by 2024. But things have Read more ›

9-10 #PoorWeekend : Intel plans on taking the help of TSMC in the future; Samsung will allegedly equip its future mid-range chips with AMD GPU; China is reportedly set to launch a new state-backed investment fund that aims to raise about USD40B for its semiconductor sector; etc.

Intel plans on taking the help of TSMC in the future, as its foundry division becomes a victim of delays and process inefficiencies. Goldman Sachs Securities has noted that Intel has been consistently grappling with process upgrade delays since the Read more ›