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SMIC semiconductor

SMIC revenue up 4.8% to $831 mn thanks to China

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) posted revenue of $831 million (+4.8 percent), gross profit of $220.2 million (--0.3 percent) and net income of $27...
MediaTek MT6739 chipset for 4G phones

Mediatek gets approval to sell components to ZTE

Taiwanese chip maker Mediatek has received an export permit from the government to sell components to ZTE, a Chinese telecoms equipment maker subjected to...
Semiconductor

Semiconductor sales surge 20% to $111 billion in Q1

Sales of semiconductors increased 20 percent year on year and dropped 2.5 percent quarter on quarter to $111.1 billion during the first quarter of 2018,...
Qualcomm for mobile chips

Qualcomm explains its new licensing model will gain customers

Alex Rogers, head of Qualcomm’s licensing division, says the chipset firm has broadened its use of a lower-cost licensing model for the next generation...
Dollar2

TSMC to invest $14 billion in R&D at Hsinchu facility

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chipmaker, is planning a T$400 billion or $13.50 billion investment to expand its research and development...
Qualcomm for IoT

Qualcomm faces setback as it’s ready to accept lower income from licensing

Chipset major Qualcomm is getting ready to accept lower income from the controversial device-level licensing model in future. The San Diego-based chipmaker calculates licensing revenue...
Semiconductor

China set to finalize $19 bn semiconductor fund

China will be finalizing an $18.98 billion investment fund to support the local chipset sector and cut reliance on imports from the United States,...
MediaTek India Anku Jain

MediaTek names Anku Jain as India head

MediaTek announced the appointment of Anku Jain as the chief representative of MediaTek India. Anku Jain has played an important role in developing MediaTek’s operations...
Qualcomm revenue Q1 2018

Qualcomm revenue growth indicates booming smartphone biz

U.S.-based chipmaker Qualcomm said its revenue rose 4.9 percent to $5.26 billion in Q1 2018. Qualcomm’s net income fell to $363 million from $749...
Semiconductor

SK Hynix echoes TSMC with warning of slower mobile chip growth

SK Hynix became Asia’s second major semiconductor maker to warn of slower growth in smartphone chip sales, but said this would be offset somewhat...
Dollar2

Apple sensor supplier AMS warns of second-quarter slowdown

Chipmaker AMS reported first-quarter sales toward the lower end of its guidance range and warned of a downturn owing to weaker orders from one...
Semiconductor

ZTE issue: China aims to boost semiconductor business

China aims to boost semiconductor manufacturing business as a long-term solution to avoid issues from the U.S. involving ZTE, Reuters reported. Read the latest...
Qualcomm for IoT

Qualcomm to cut 1,500 jobs in California

US-based chipmaker Qualcomm is reducing 1,500 jobs across multiple divisions at its offices in California. Qualcomm aims to cut annual costs by $1 billion as...
Qualcomm for 5G

Qualcomm starts job cut as part of cost reduction

US-based chipset maker Qualcomm has started cutting jobs as part of its strategy to reduce annual costs by $1 billion, Reuters reported. There is no...
ZTE Axon7d smartphone

Qualcomm to face the heat as U.S. blocks supplies to ZTE

Chipset major Qualcomm will face the music due to America’s decision to ban its local firms from selling components to the China-based ZTE, Reuters...
Samsung Galaxy S9 at MWC 2018

IDT wireless charging chipset powers Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) announced that its wireless charging chipset is powering Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. Chris Stephens, general manager of IDT's Wireless...

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