Telecom Chips


Deutsche Telekom certifies UNISOC’s NB-IoT chipset

Deutsche Telekom announced certification of UNISOC’s NB-IoT chipset, IVY8908A as one of the recommended Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) solutions. NB-IoT is a standards-based low power wide...
Qualcomm 5G chipset

Qualcomm signs 5-year license deal with LG Electronics

Qualcomm has entered into a new 5-year patent license deal with LG Electronics to develop, manufacture and sell 3G, 4G and 5G smartphones. LGE in...
Semiconductor revenue

Sale of semiconductors drops 14.5% in first half

Worldwide sales of semiconductors during the first half of 2019 fell 14.5 percent, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Sales of semiconductors reached $98.2 billion during...
Qualcomm 5G chipset

Qualcomm revenue to take hit due to Huawei gains in China

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf revealed that Huawei Technologies’s strong gains in the China smartphone market will be negatively impacting the company’s chipset business in...
MediaTek MT6739 chipset for 4G phones

MediaTek launches Helio G90 chipset targeting gaming smartphone

MediaTek announced the launch of its Helio G90 series chipsets -- Helio G90 and G90T – for offering better gaming experience to smartphone customers. “Our combination...
Xilinx for Huawei

Xilinx resumes supply to Huawei, but faces business pressure

Xilinx reported revenue of $850 million (+24 percent) with net income of $241 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020. Xilinx generated 39 percent of...
Qualcomm for mobile chips

What went wrong for Qualcomm to face fine of $272 mn?

The European Commission on Thursday announced a fine of 242 million euros or $272 million on Qualcomm, the world’s no.1 chipmaker, for blocking a...
semiconductor manufacturing equipment forecast

Taiwan to dethrone Korea in semiconductor manufacturing market

Sale of semiconductor manufacturing equipment is forecast to dip 18.4 percent to $52.7 billion in 2019 from $64.5 billion in 2018. The global sales of semiconductor manufacturing...
Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem

Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem for IoT wins 16 deals in 6 months

Qualcomm announced design wins from sixteen companies for its next-generation Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem, which was announced in December of 2018. The device will enable...
Semiconductor revenue

Semiconductor sales forecast to drop 12% to $412 bn: SIA

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) said the global semiconductor sales will drop 12.1 percent to $412.1 billion in 2019 from $468.8 billion in 2018. The...
Infineon chipset

Infineon to buy Cypress Semiconductors for $10 billion

Germany-based Infineon is set to buy Cypress Semiconductors in a deal valuing the U.S. maker of microchips used in cars and electronic devices at...
NXP chip for automotive market

NXP to buy Marvell’s wireless business for $1.76 billion

Chipmaker NXP Semiconductors is set to buy Marvell Technology Group’s wireless connectivity business for $1.76 billion in cash. NXP Semiconductors aims to sell Marvell’s connectivity...
MediaTek 5G chipset for smartphones

MediaTek 5G chipset will be ready in Q3 conceding lead to Qualcomm

MediaTek today announced the launch of its MediaTek 5G chipset at Computex 2019, one of the largest IT conferences in Asia. The current MediaTek 5G chipset...
Apple iPhone in Japan

Pegatron to invest $1 bn to produce chips for Apple

Taiwan electronics company Pegatron has signed a letter of intent to invest 10 trillion to 15 trillion rupiah or $695 million to $1 billion...
Semiconductor revenue

Semiconductor revenue to drop 7.2% to $440 bn in 2019: IDC

Semiconductor revenue will decline 7.2 percent to $440 billion in 2019 from $474 billion in 2018, according to a research report from IDC. Semiconductor revenues...
SMIC semiconductor

SMIC revenue and profit dip in first quarter

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) announced a decrease in revenue and profit for the three months ended March 31, 2019. SMIC revenue was $668.9 million in Q1 209...



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