Strategy this year is to sell high-end smartphone SoCs
MediaTek, the fabless semiconductor company from Taiwan that provides SoCs for HDTVs, Blu-ray players and wireless products, saw its revenues jump by 29.2 percent year-over-year to a record high of $8.6 billion (¥$275.51 billion), according to the latest industry reports.
Literally uses a curtain
Last week at CES 2017 we noticed that Intel felt so unsecure about itself that it used a big curtain to hide the Qualcomm logo from the booth next door. This really happened and we were lucky to document it.
Very high interest
Qualcomm shared with us a few interesting facts about the Snapdragon 835. You can expect that many high-end smartphones will end up with this chip inside, as industry players are very interested.
Snapdragon 835 vs Snapdragon 820
Keith Kressin, senior VP of product management at Qualcomm, told the world that the Snapdragon 835 has 25 percent better graphics compared to Snapdragon 820.
Eight core, 1Gbit modem and Adreno 540, Bluetooth 5.0
The Snapdragon 835 is officially released with a few more details and as Fudzilla first revealed, this 10nm SoC will rock most of the high-end phones in 2017.
First Snapdragon and many Helios
Meizu has just announced that it reached a licensing agreement with Qualcomm and the leaked roadmap shows a few unannounced MediaTek SoCs as well as the company’s first Qualcomm powered phone.
Teasing its new 10nm SoC
Judging by the latest teaser, Qualcomm will reveal more information on its 10nm Snapdragon 835 SoC at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas, kicking off on January 5th.
SK Hynix has joined Samsung with its ability to deliver LPDDR4 8GB memory for future phones and tablets. Fudzilla expects to see quite a few phones with 8GB or RAM in the high end market next year, but we think that 8GB is pure marketing and unnecessary for most phone tasks.
TSMC needs to improve yield rates on 10nm first
The folks at Boston-based BlueFin Research Partners have recently given some much-needed commentary on the state of 10nm chip production at TSMC for Apple’s next-generation iPhone units.
TSMC on track to fulfill chip orders in Q1 2017
A recent report from Chinese-based Economic Daily News claimed that MediaTek would be slashing orders for its upcoming ten-core, 10-nanometer chips by at least 50 percent. Now, the company has publicly dismissed the rumor, saying it was not the source.