TSMC forecasts 45% Q1 revenue rise

TSMC has forecast a 45% y-o-y rise in Q1 recenue. 5G is one reason given for the spike. The company  expects revenue over January-March to reach $10.2 billion-$10.3 billion, versus $7.1 [...]

2020-01-17T23:02:10+00:00January 17th, 2020|Sector news|

Apple buys Xnor

Apple has bought Xnor.ai - a Seattle startup pursuing tools for edge AI, according to geekwire.con. Apple is said to have paid around $200 million for Xnor  which has raised $14.6 [...]

2020-01-16T19:02:09+00:00January 16th, 2020|Sector news|

CommScope adds triple-play 5G support

CommScope has added support for sub-6 GHz and mmWave 5G New Radio (NR) wireless connectivity on its NVG558 fixed wireless access (FWA) gateway platform. Combined with the platform's existing support for 4G LTE and [...]

2020-01-14T16:50:02+00:00January 14th, 2020|Sector news|

Plextek RF partners Sanan IC for GaAS MMIC fab

Plextek RFI of Saffron Walden has entered a foundry relationship with Sanan IC of Xiamen City, China for fabbing GaAs MMIC chips. Plextek RFI has just had a single-chip surface mount [...]

2020-01-08T23:00:12+00:00January 8th, 2020|Sector news|

Proprietary phone processors taking over

Samsung and Huawei both expanded their in-house smartphone application processor shipments by more than 30% during Q3 compared to Q3 2018 while Qualcomm's Q3 marketshare fell by 16.1%, says IHS Markit [...]

2020-01-08T23:00:11+00:00January 8th, 2020|Smartphone brands|

CES: SK Telecom positions itself as global ICT player

At CES, SK Telecom is introducing  '5G-8K TV', 'Callar for Sero TV' (AR video call), '5GX Multiview', 'Jump AR Aquaworld' (Interactive cinematic AR), 'Watch & Play' (Interactive game platform), and 'ATSC [...]

2020-01-07T19:02:10+00:00January 7th, 2020|Sector news|