Apple iPhone production forecast drops from 84 to 74 million
Published in Mobiles


Panel orders drop by 20 percent, chip orders by 15 percent

On Friday, the Nikkei Asian Review journal published a story hinting that some of Appleā€™s part suppliers in the iPhone supply chain are still trying to fix low yield rates of their components. Some forecasts are now cutting total iPhone production for the July to December period by five percent, from 120 million down to 114 million.

Recent Taiwan earthquake impact larger than expected
Published in News


Damage to Fab 14 may affect iPhone 7 production

A recent 6.4-magnitude earthquake in the southern Taiwan region that killed at least 116 people was originally expected to have a less than 1 percent impact on semiconductor manufacturing in the region. TSMC now expects to have an impact above 1 percent, according to an updated report from DigiTimes.

Wearable devices could be a dead end
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 12:16

Wearable devices could be a dead end


Not enough interest

While Intel and Apple are touting the Internet of Things as the next big thing, it is starting to look like the numbers will be too small to attract the necessary economies of scale. 

Nintendo roadmap for 2016
Published in Games
Thursday, 02 July 2015 12:28

Nintendo roadmap for 2016


Wii everywhere

Nintendo has leaked the timeline of its 2016 launch of its next-generation games console and asked its supply chain partners to start pilot production in October.

Monday, 26 November 2012 11:16

Samsung audits its Chinese suppliers

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Finds 'inadequate practices'