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Main semiconductor companies 2017

SK Hynix to invest $3 bn for new semiconductor plant in South Korea

SK Hynix will invest 3.5 trillion won or $3.1 billion to build an additional semiconductor plant in South Korea to meet demand for memory...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 mobile platform

What’s next for Qualcomm after dropping NXP deal?

Qualcomm, a manufacturer of telecom chips and mobile processors, announced its decision to terminate the $47 billion agreement to acquire NXP due to lack...
cellular baseband processor market Q2 2018

Samsung LSI beats MediaTek in cellular processor market

The cellular baseband processor market grew 0.3 percent to $4.9 billion in the first quarter Q1 2018, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm, Samsung LSI, MediaTek, HiSilicon and UNISOC (Spreadtrum & RDA) captured...
Qualcomm chips for mobile Internet

Qualcomm drops $44 bn bid for NXP due to China

Qualcomm, the world’s biggest maker of chips for mobile phones, said on Wednesday it would drop its $44 billion bid for NXP Semiconductors, Reuters...
Intel 5G vision

Intel taps SiTime’s MEMS timing for 5G radio modems

Intel has selected SiTime, a provider of MEMS timing, to integrate timing solutions for Intel’s 5G radio modems. The Intel 5G Modem enables both sub-6Ghz and...
Qualcomm for mobile chips

Qualcomm intros first 5G NR mmWave and sub-6 GHz RF modules

Qualcomm Technologies has introduced the world’s first 5G NR millimeter wave (mmWave) and sub-6 GHz RF modules for smartphones and other mobile devices. Qualcomm believes...
Texas Instruments HQ

Texas Instruments CEO Brian Crutcher resigned after code violation

Texas Instruments CEO Brian Crutcher has resigned after assuming the new role six weeks ago as he had violated the chipmaker’s code on personal...
Broadcom aims Qualcomm

Chipmaker Broadcom to buy software firm CA in $19 bn deal

Chipset company Broadcom announced a $18.9 billion cash deal to buy US business software company CA Technologies. Four months ago, US President Donald Trump blocked...
Qualcomm for 5G

Qualcomm expands Snapdragon platforms aiming mass markets

Chipset major Qualcomm Technologies announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 mobile platforms targeting mass markets such as Africa, Latin...
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TSMC to invest $25 bn in 5 nanometer node technology

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC), a supplier to Apple, expects to invest $25 billion in 5 nanometer node technology.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich on job

Intel removes Brian Krzanich as CEO amid huge controversy

Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel, has resigned after an internal and external investigation found that he violated Intel’s non-fraternization policy following a...
Broadcom aims Qualcomm

Broadcom cuts 1,100 jobs after $5.5 bn Brocade deal

Chipset company Broadcom has cut about 1,100 jobs across its businesses to reduce costs after its merger with Brocade Communications Systems. The Singapore-based chipset maker...
Qualcomm for IoT

China approves Qualcomm-NXP Semiconductors merger deal

Chinese regulators have approved chipset maker Qualcomm’s proposed $44 billion merger deal with NXP Semiconductors, South China Morning Post reported on Thursday. Read the...
KT and 5G aspirations

5G chipset market to reach $2 bn in 2020 and $22 bn by 2026

The 5G chipset market is estimated to reach $2.03 billion in 2020 and $22.41 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 49.2 percent from 2020 to...
Qualcomm for mobile chips

Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon on data center business

Reuters has published an interview with Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon -- focusing on the media reports about the possible exit of the semiconductor company...
pSemi DSAs

pSemi presents innovative solutions at IMS 2018

pSemi Corporation (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor) made two announcements at the international microwave symposium (IMS). The company introduced four digital step attenuator (DSA) portfolios featuring attenuation accuracy at...

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