Will sink below 140 million global shipments in 2021
Tablet shipment volumes are tumbling faster than expected and beancounters at ABI Research think that it will have fallen to 140 million by 2021.
$3 billion investment in 12-inch fab
TSMC is building a 12-inch fab Nanjing City Government and will write a cheque for $3 billion as part of the deal.
Expected to buy 2-300 million of them
Chinese smartphone vendors will ship an estimated 200-300 smartphones featuring fingerprint-recognizing functions this year.
Could be bad news for ZTE fans
The Chinese government is cross that the Americans have slapped sanctions on telecom manufacturer ZTE.
“gifts, travel, and entertainment”
Qualcomm has settled charges with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it hired relatives of Chinese officials who could influence the selection of its mobile technology products.
30 million too high
Asustek has decided that it is unlikely to met its target shipments of 30 million ZenFone-series smartphones to all markets except China in 2016
Prepared to pay $1.2 billion
A group of Chinese investors are prepared to write a cheque for $1.2 billion to buy the Opera browser.
The little red chequebook opens
The Chinese government appears to be opening its little red chequebook and buying up chipmakers from what it calls its renegade province.
Working with the government to build ARM server chips
Qualcomm is setting up a server chipset design and sales unit with a provincial government in China.