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Samsung Galaxy A8+ in India

Samsung wins order to make Qualcomm’s chipset for 5G smartphones

Samsung is reported to have won an order to manufacture Qualcomm’s mobile application processor (AP) for 5G budget smartphones, reports Yonhap news agency. Samsung is...
Broadcom chipset

Broadcom shines thanks to acquisitions of CA and Symantec

Broadcom has posted a 5.6 percent rise in third-quarter revenue to $5.82 billion thanks to acquisitions of software major CA and Symantec. Net income...
MediaTek Helio G95 chip

MediaTek Helio G95 chipset targets gaming smartphone market

MediaTek has introduced MediaTek Helio G95, a chipset for gaming smartphone market. MediaTek Helio G95 features enhanced MediaTek HyperEngine game technology, multi-camera support, unrivalled connectivity, and...
Top 10 IC design companies 2020

Top ten IC design companies for Q2 2020

Research firm TrendForce has revealed revenue ranking of top ten IC design companies for Q2 2020. Broadcom has captured the number one position by surpassing...
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...

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