Global smartphone production sets highest QoQ growth in recent years
December 02, 2020In 3Q20, the smartphone industry benefitted from the gradual easing of pandemic containment measures worldwide, the arrival of year-end holiday season, and the expanded production targets by smartphone brands looking to capture Huawei’s lost market shares, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
NAND Flash revenue for 3Q20 up by only 0.3% QoQ due to weak server sales
November 26, 2020Total NAND Flash revenue reached USD 14.5 billion in 3Q20, a 0.3% increase QoQ, while total NAND Flash bit shipment rose by 9% QoQ, but the ASP fell by 9% QoQ, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Wafer acpacity by feature size shows strongest growth at <10nm
November 25, 2020IC capacity for leading-edge (<10nm) processes is expected to grow and become the largest portion of monthly installed capacity across the industry beginning in 2024, based on information in IC Insights’ Global Wafer Capacity 2020-2024 report.
Huawei confirms – will sell Honor business
November 17, 2020As the company confirms the news, Huawei says that its consumer business has been under “tremendous pressure” as of late. This is very much due to a “persistent unavailability of technical elements needed for the groups mobile phone business.”
Qualcomm receives government ‘Ok’ to supply 4G chips to Huawei
November 16, 2020The US chip company has received a license from the US government to sell, among other products, 4G mobile phone chips to Huawei.
Huawei to sell Honor unit to Shenzhen government
November 10, 2020The Chinese company is reportedly planning to sell its Honor smartphone unit in a RMB 100 billion (USD 15.2 billion) deal.
Huawei looking to beat US sanctions with Shanghai facility
November 02, 2020The Chinese company is reportedly working on plans for a new chip plant in Shanghai which would not use American technology – something that would enable it to secure supplier for its telecom infrastructure business even with the US sanctions.
DRAM price erosion expected through the end of 2020
October 30, 2020Price jump that typically coincides with the introduction of new smartphone models in 3Q and 4Q is not expected due to disrupted buying patterns and cautious discretionary spending.
Fingerprint finds its way into another PC
October 27, 2020Swedish biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards, says that the company has been awarded a design win by an unnamed, but described as a top tier, PC manufacturer, with a product launch planned for Q1 2021.
Huawei opens new R&D centre in Hungary
October 22, 2020The Chinese telecom company opened the R&D Center in Budapest as it’s celebrating its 15th anniversary in Hungary.
Chinese panel makers expected to occupy more than 50% share in monitor panel market in 2021
October 15, 2020Chinese manufacturers are expected to raise their market share from 39% this year to 52% next year in the monitor panel market, and 36% to 39% in the notebook panel market, according to TrendForce’s preliminary shipment forecast of panel makers for 2021.
Taiwanese PCB manufacturer to lay off 600 employees
October 09, 2020In a response to slow demand, Taiwanese PCB manufacturer Mutual-Tek industries Co., is reportedly lay off about 600 employees in Taiwan and close all of its production lines in the country.
China's semiconductor industry to brace for impact as SMIC assesses export restrictions
October 05, 2020On October 4, 2020, SMIC made formal announcements assessing the Commerce Department’s notification to SMIC's suppliers that they will be restricted from shipping certain U.S.-originated equipment, components, and raw materials to the Chinese foundry, according to TrendForce's latest investigations.
The US tightens control of export to China’s SMIC
September 28, 2020Back in early September, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) found itself in the news regarding a potential US ban, much like the one experienced by Huawei. Fast forward until now and by the looks of it, SMIC is out in the cold.
Huawei opens 5G test centre in SerbiaLoad more news
September 15, 2020The company has officially opened its latest European centre for innovation and digital development and 5G test lab in Belgrade, Serbia.