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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indonesia smartphone shipments increased 11% to 40.9 million units in 2021, according to IDC, which predicts that smartphone shipments in Indonesia will rise by as much as 8% to 44 million units in 2022.
Samsung Vietnam's general director Choi Joo Ho has expressed the intention to incease investment in the country, where about one third of the vendor's products are manufactured, according to a local media report.