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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...
Qualcomm 5G chipset

Qualcomm wins 75 5G design contracts, cementing leadership

Qualcomm has revealed that it has won over 75 5G design contracts -- more than double the number it announced last January, driven by...
Qualcomm for mobile chips

Qualcomm to book $4.5 bn revenue from Apple settlement

Qualcomm reported 5 percent drop in its revenue to $5 billion in its fiscal second quarter ended March 31, 2019. Qualcomm achieved operating income of...
Qualcomm 5G at MWC 2019

Qualcomm and Apple settle legal issues – eyeing modem supply deal

Qualcomm announced a settlement of its legal dispute with Apple that includes a supply deal paving the way for the iPhone to use Qualcomm...
Intel technology for 5G

Intel exits from 5G smartphone modem business as Qualcomm shines

Intel has exited from the 5G smartphone modem business, while assessing opportunities for 4G and 5G modems in PCs, internet of things (IoT) devices...
Apple vs Qualcomm

Apple vs Qualcomm trials start seeking to end business model

iPhone maker Apple and its allies on Monday will start a jury trial against chip supplier Qualcomm, alleging that Qualcomm engaged in illegal patent...
Semiconductor revenue

China displaces Taiwan in semiconductor equipment market

Sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment rose 14 percent to $64.5 billion in 2018 from $56.62 billion in 2017, industry association SEMI said. The report said Korea has claimed the...
Qualcomm 5G chipset

Qualcomm presents Cloud AI 100 and latest Snapdragon mobile platforms

Qualcomm on Tuesday announced the latest Snapdragon mobile platforms and Cloud AI 100 -- for speeding up artificial intelligence work. Cloud AI 100 Qualcomm announced its...
Intel CEO at Agilex FPGA launch

Intel offers Agilex FPGA and new Xeon Scalable processors

Navin Shenoy, executive vice president of Intel, has made two announcements targeting a $300 billion data-driven market opportunity. Intel’s Agilex FPGA and Intel’s 2nd-Generation Xeon...
Intel CFO George Davis

Intel hires Qualcomm veteran George Davis as CFO

Intel announced the appointment of Qualcomm veteran George S Davis as chief financial officer (CFO). George Davis will report to Intel CEO Bob Swan and...
Dialog Semiconductor iW656

Dialog Semi to buy Silicon Motion’s IoT business for $45 mn

Dialog Semiconductor is set to acquire Silicon Motion’s mobile communications business for $45 million in cash, expanding its presence in the market for low-power...
5G and 4G connections forecast

Signalchip intros chips targeting OEMs of 4G and 5G NR modems

Signalchip, an Indian fab-less semiconductor company, introduced four semiconductor chips targeting OEMs of 4G / LTE and 5G NR modems. Signalchip’s four chips SCBM3412 is a...

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