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SMIC at a trade event

US adds China’s top chipmaker SMIC to blacklist

The Donald Trump administration has added SMIC, China’s top chipmaker, to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies, Reuters reported. The move by the Department...
Snapdragon 888 5G for smartphones

Qualcomm ties-up with major OEMs for Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform

Qualcomm has revealed more details about the Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform and tie-up with some of the high-end 5G smartphone makers. Smartphone OEMs such...
SK Telecom to expand LTE speed

SK Telecom reveals AI semiconductor business plan

SK Telecom unveiled its self-developed artificial intelligence (AI) chip named SAPEON X220 and shared its AI semiconductor business plan. SAPEON X220 is designed to process...
Semiconductor leaders in 2020

Ranking of semiconductor suppliers in 2020: IC Insights

Research firm IC Insights has revealed the ranking of leading global semiconductor firms in 2020. Samsung Electronics is expected to retain second place in the...
MediaTek 5G chip Dimensity 800U

MediaTek buys Intel Enpirion power management chip business

Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company MediaTek has acquired Intel Enpirion power management chip product line-related assets, via its subsidiary Richtek, for approximately $85 million. MediaTek is...
Apple vs Qualcomm

Qualcomm gets US permission to sell chipset to Huawei

Qualcomm has received a license from the U.S. government to sell 4G mobile phone chips to China’s Huawei Technologies, an exemption to U.S. trade...
SMIC semiconductor

SMIC faces delays in getting semiconductor equipment from US

China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is facing delays in getting U.S.-made equipment, parts and materials, after Washington imposed export restrictions against the firm. SMIC, China’s...
DISH 5G business

Dish Network selects Qualcomm’s 5G RAN platforms

U.S. satellite TV provider Dish Network has signed up Qualcomm as its latest technology partner in efforts to build its 5G network using open...
MediaTek 5G chipset

MediaTek chipset aims to put 5G in lower-cost smartphones

MediaTek on Tuesday announced a new smartphone chip that aims to bring 5G connectivity to lower-priced devices and a new chip for Chromebooks to...
TSMC for iPhones

TSMC okays $3.5 bn investment in Arizona

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), the world’s biggest contract chipmaker, said its board approved an investment to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in Arizona...
Samsung Exynos

Samsung may supply Exynos-based smartphone AP to Xiaomi, Vivo, OPPO

Samsung Electronics may supply Exynos-based smartphone application processor (AP) to Xiaomi, Vivo, and OPPO in 2021. US-based Qualcomm is the leader in the worldwide...
MediaTek Helio P90 with AI

Micromax taps MediaTek for In smartphones in India

Micromax has partnered with Taiwan-based MediaTek to start design and development of smartphones in India under the in mobiles brand. Micromax would unveil its in...
Qualcomm 5G chipset

Qualcomm jumps into 5G infrastructure market with base station chips

Qualcomm Technologies announced 5G infrastructure semiconductor platforms targeting mobile network suppliers. Qualcomm is introducing three new 5G RAN platform offerings: Qualcomm Radio Unit Platform, Qualcomm...
Broadcom chipset

Broadcom scraps exclusivity deals with TV and modem makers

Broadcom will scrap its exclusivity deals with TV and modem makers for seven years in a deal with EU antitrust regulators aimed at ending...
NXP New Gallium Nitride Fab in Arizona

NXP starts manufacturing chips for 5G equipment in Arizona

Netherlands-based chipmaker NXP Semiconductors has opened a factory in the U.S. state of Arizona to manufacture chips used in 5G equipment. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC)...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G mobile platform

Qualcomm brings Snapdragon 750G 5G mobile platform

Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 750G 5G Mobile Platform revealing that commercial devices based on Snapdragon 750G are expected to be available by the end of...

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