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Wednesday 18 May 2022
Xiaomi's Poco gaming smartphones to drive shipments
Xiaomi's mid-range smartphone brand Poco launched a new model F4 GT this week in Taiwan, which is likely to provide momentum for sales of gaming smartphone and give another push to Xiaomi's shipments, according to sources at retailers.
Wednesday 18 May 2022
New Qualcomm flagship mobile AP to increase competition for MediaTek
Qualcomm will soon roll out an enhanced version of its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile SoC built using TSMC's 4nm process technology, according to industry sources. Many are wondering if using TSMC's 4nm process will solve the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1's issues with overheating and performance.
Wednesday 18 May 2022
Datacenters to become biggest consumer of NAND flash in 2023-2024
NAND flash demand for datacenter applications will be rising robustly, with bit shipments likely to outpace those for handsets between 2023 and 2024, according to Wallace Kou, president and CEO for flash device controller specialist Silicon Motion Technology.
Tuesday 17 May 2022
Xiaomi second-biggest smartphone brand in Vietnam 1Q22
In the first quarter of 2022, Xiaomi secured a 22% share in Vietnam's smartphone market, becoming its second-largest, according to VIR citing Canalys' latest report.
Thursday 12 May 2022
Google unveils new-generation mobile devices
Google has unveiled its latest own-brand mobile device hardware including the Pixel 6a, the Pixel 7, the Pixel Watch and the Pixel Tablet during Google I/O 2022.
Tuesday 10 May 2022
India 1Q22 smartphone shipments up 2%
India's smartphone shipments increased by 2% year-on-year to 38 million units in the first quarter of 2022, according to Canalys' market survey.
Tuesday 10 May 2022
Components shortage, longer replacement cycle hitting India's smartphone demand
Despite being viewed as the world's last high-growth and large smartphone market, India faces supply issues resulting from COVID-19 in China, leading to declined shipments for the third consecutive quarter.
Friday 6 May 2022
Huawei launches new flagship foldable phone at low prices
Huawei has recently launched a new flagship foldable smartphone model, Mate Xs2, at low prices, seeking to stage a quick comeback in the handset market after being forced to retreat from the high-end segment under US trade sanctions, according to industry sources.
Thursday 5 May 2022
HaiLa ultra-low-power RF technology aims to eliminate batteries in Wi-Fi-enabled IoT devices
We all live in a connected world with ubiquitous sensors and connected devices. These connected devices are often powered by batteries without direct access to a power supply, which makes power consumption a top concern when choosing the appropriate wireless communication technology for IoT devices.
Wednesday 4 May 2022
AI accelerator IP in hot demand: Q&A with US startup Expedera
US AI accelerator IP startup Expedera successfully raised their series A funding of US$18 million in December 2021 to accelerate product development and market expansion for meeting the market's robust demand for deep-learning accelerator (DLA) semiconductor IP. DIGITIMES talked to VP Engineering and co-founder Siyad Ma and VP of Marketing Paul Karazuba to get to know the company, and understand the latest market trend and their expansion plans.
Wednesday 4 May 2022
HTC posts smaller loss in 1Q22
HTC saw its net losses narrow substantially on-year in the first quarter of 2022, but gross margin grew for the 18th consecutive month to 37.8%, thanks to robust sales of its VR and other products for the metaverse.
Wednesday 4 May 2022
Handset component suppliers remain under pressure to clear inventory
With handset sales in China still sluggish, inventory adjustments for related mobile phone component suppliers may be extended to the end of 2022, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 3 May 2022
India roundup: ISMC to set up 65nm fab in southern India
Semiconductor consortium ISMC, a joint venture between Tower Semiconductor and Next Orbit Ventures, has announced to invest US$3 billion to set up a 65nm chip-making plant in Mysuru, Karnataka, the first and largest semiconductor fab in India, according to The Economic Times.
Friday 29 April 2022
Samsung claims advanced foundry yields stabilizing
Samsung Electronics' foundry business achieved its highest-ever first-quarter sales, thanks to solid demand from all applications and improvements in the yields of the advanced process, the vendor has claimed when announcing its financial results for the first quarter of 2022.
Friday 29 April 2022
iPhone production in India expected to grow by five times in FY2023
Taiwan-based iPhone contract manufacturers are expected to expand their capacity in India in the current fiscal year and produce iPhones almost five times the output produced in the previous fiscal year, according to The Economic Times.
Wednesday 27 April 2022
CleanSlate UV offers IoT sanitizers for mobile devices in healthcare
Following the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, global emphasis on hand hygiene has never been stronger. However, while people understand the need to wash their hands, many often neglect to sanitize their mobile devices, which are proven to be up to 18 times dirtier than a public toilet.
Tuesday 26 April 2022
Handset sales in Taiwan drop further in March
Taiwan's handset sales have further declined due to the lack of killer apps for 5G and a spike of COVID cases, according to market sources. Handset shipments into the Taiwan market declined to 380,000 units in March, the lowest in 2022, as end-demand remains weak and shortage of iPhone 13 Pro Max persists.
Monday 25 April 2022
SEA roundup: Philippines reforms restrictive old laws to attract foreign investment
The Philippines are attracting more foreign investment in telecommunication, shipping, and railways after its parliament reformed the Foreign Investment Act and Public Service Act, which had previously discouraged foreign investors from investing in the country, according to Manila Times. Notably, Starlink will soon start operating in the Philippines.
Monday 25 April 2022
TSMC chip shipments for Apple devices to top NT$500 billion in 2022
TSMC is estimated to rake in revenues of NT$500 billion (US$17.024 billion) from fulfilling Apple orders in 2022, up from NT$405.4 billion in 2021, with the US tech giant expected to start in the first half of June pulling in chip shipments for new iPhones and other devices, according to semiconductor industry sources.
Friday 22 April 2022
UnaBiz appointed as new owner of Sigfox SA
UnaBiz, the IoT service provider and Sigfox Operator for Singapore and Taiwan, had won the bid and was appointed as the new owner of Sigfox, a French global network operator founded in 2010 that builds low-power wireless networks to connect objects such as utility meters.
Thursday 21 April 2022
Foxconn says production at Zhengzhou site remains normal
As the Chinese city of Zhengzhou locked down some areas near Foxconn's main iPhone manufacturing base, the key Apple supplier has said production at the site remains normal.
Thursday 21 April 2022
TSMC fan-out packaging to attract orders for Android smartphone SoCs
Apple will no longer be the exclusive customer of TSMC adopting the foundry's advanced integrated fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging, which is expected to attract orders for Android smartphone application processors (AP) by 2024, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 19 April 2022
Foxconn's India plant reportedly looks to expansion for local demand
Part of Foxconn's plant near Chennai has reportedly received India's clearance to denotification, allowing Foxconn to ramp up its workforce to meet rising iPhone demand in India.
Monday 18 April 2022
India roundup: Apple begins making iPhone 13 in India
Apple has confirmed manufacturing of iPhone 13 in India, according to The Economic Times, which means with the help of Wistron and Foxconn, Apple currently makes iPhone 11-13 in India, and Pegatron's India plant is expected to start production in April and initially will manufacture iPhone 12Still, the Pro series of iPhone 11-13 is not assembled in India.
Thursday 14 April 2022
Samsung focuses on smartphones, TVs in 2022
Samsung Electronics' recent release of its flagship Galaxy S22 smartphone series and successive launch of home appliances and monitors is giving the world a clearer picture of the company's 2022 hardware product promotion and sales strategy.