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Samsung Pyeongtaek line 2

Samsung starts production of 16 Gb LPDDR5 mobile DRAM

Samsung Electronics announced that its second production line in Pyeongtaek, Korea, has commenced production of the industry’s first 16-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR5 mobile DRAM, using...
MediaTek at MWC 2019

MediaTek seeks US permission to supply chips to Huawei

MediaTek has applied to the U.S. government for permission to continue supplying China’s Huawei after new U.S. curbs take effect in mid-September. The Donald Trump...
Analog Devices at CES 2020

Analog Devices retains revenue target despite 5G slowdown

Chipmaker Analog Devices (ADI) forecasts fiscal fourth-quarter revenue of $1.44 billion, plus or minus 10 percent – despite its client Huawei facing turbulent business...
MediaTek in IoT 5G satellite communications

MediaTek and Inmarsat conduct IoT field test using satellite

MediaTek and Inmarsat have conducted IoT field test transferring data through Inmarsat’s Alphasat L-band satellite, in Geostationary Orbit (GEO) 35,000 kilometers above the equator. MediaTek said...
Altair IoT

Skylo selects Sony to deploy Narrowband-IoT connectivity over satellite

Skylo announced a partnership with Sony Semiconductor Israel (formerly known as Altair Semiconductor) to develop and deploy cellular IoT chipsets (branded Altair) that can...
MediaTek 5G chip Dimensity 800U

MediaTek’s Dimensity 800U targets mid-tier 5G smartphones

MediaTek announced its 5G chip called Dimensity 800U targeting manufacturers of mid-tier 5G smartphones. Currently, Qualcomm is the #1 chip maker for 5G smartphone suppliers. An Ookla...
Qualcomm 5G chipset

Qualcomm demos 5G data call in 700MHz spectrum band

Qualcomm Technologies and China Broadcasting Network (CBN) achieved the world’s first large-bandwidth 2x30MHz 5G data call demonstration in the 700MHz (Band n28) FDD spectrum...
SMIC semiconductor

SMIC floats wafer production JV with $7.6 bn investment

China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) will set up a joint venture company to develop wafer production units in Beijing to enhance its semiconductor...
Analog Devices in 5G

Analog Devices to buy Maxim for $21 bn to boost semiconductor revenue

Semiconductor maker Analog Devices has agreed to buy rival Maxim Integrated Products for about $21 billion, aiming to boost its market share in automotive and 5G chipmaking. The deal,...
Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform

Qualcomm Technologies unveiled the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform. Devices based on Snapdragon 865 Plus are expected to be announced in the third...
Qualcomm base band revenue share Q1 2020

Cellular baseband processor market grew 9% to $5.2 bn

The cellular baseband processor market grew 9 percent to $5.2 billion in Q1 2020, according to Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service report. Qualcomm, HiSilicon, MediaTek, Intel and Samsung LSI are...
Snapdragon 690 Reference Device

Launch of cost-effective 5G smartphones powered by Qualcomm in second half

Qualcomm said its latest 5G chips will soon power cost-effective 5G smartphones that will be priced at nearly $300 and available during the second...
Fab spending forecast

Fab equipment spending to grow at 24% in 2021 to $67.7 bn

Fab equipment spending is forecast to achieve 24 percent growth in 2021 to $67.7 billion, according to SEMI World Fab Forecast report. Memory fabs will lead semiconductor...
Semiconductor revenue

US plans $28 bn incentive to semiconductor manufacturers

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has introduced a bill to provide more than $22.8 billion in aid for semiconductor manufacturers, aiming to boost...
Samsung Galaxy A8+ in India

Samsung to start new contract chip production in Seoul

Samsung Electronics said on Thursday that it has begun work on a sixth contract chip production line in Seoul to make logic chips for...
TSMC for iPhones

iPhone supplier TSMC to build $12 bn chip factory in Arizona

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC), a major supplier to Apple, announced it will build a $12 billion chip factory in Arizona. The move by the world’s...

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