Chip Manufacturer Stocks Fall Globally as Taiwan Tensions Mount Ahead of Expected Nancy Pelosi Visit

Semiconductor stocks fell globally on Tuesday as an expected visit by the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, which China claims as its territory, fueled a fresh escalation in tensions between Washington and Beijing. China views the visit by Pelosi, second in the line of succession to the US presidency and a long-time critic … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S23 Handsets to Mostly Use Snapdragon SoCs, Suggests Qualcomm

Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones are suggested to mostly use Snapdragon chipsets, Qualcomm has indicated. While answering a question in the Qualcomm earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2022, Cristiano Amon, President and Chief Executive Officer explained that the share of Snapdragon chips used in Galaxy S series phones has increased and will continue … Read more

Samsung, LG and Other Asian Tech Firms Warn About Sharp Slowdown in Smartphone, TV Demand

Asian tech firms from chipmaker Samsung to display panel maker LG Display warned of a sharp slowdown in demand for smartphones, TVs and gadgets as surging inflation and deepening concerns of a recession crimp consumer spending. Comments from top company executives in Asia, often called the world’s factory, echo warnings from US and European firms … Read more

Samsung, LG and Other Asian Tech Firms Warn About Sharp Slowdown in Smartphone, TV Demand

Asian tech firms from chipmaker Samsung to display panel maker LG Display warned of a sharp slowdown in demand for smartphones, TVs and gadgets as surging inflation and deepening concerns of a recession crimp consumer spending. Comments from top company executives in Asia, often called the world’s factory, echo warnings from US and European firms … Read more

Samsung Warns of Weaker Chip Demand for Phones, PCs Amid Recession Worries

Samsung Electronics cautioned chip demand from smartphone and PC makers would weaken further as people shop less, and that the more resilient demand from server clients may also see adjustments amid recession worries. While the world’s top maker of memory chips and smartphones turned in its best April-June operating profit since 2018 on strong server … Read more

Intel to Produce Chips for Taiwanese Chip Design Firm MediaTek in Boost to Foundry Business

US chipmaker Intel said on Monday it will produce chips for Taiwan’s MediaTek, one of the world’s largest chip design firms. The manufacturing arrangement is one of the most significant deals Intel has announced since it launched its so-called foundry business early last year. A foundry business builds chips that other companies design and Taiwan … Read more

TSMC Quarterly Profit Surges 76 Percent, Beats Market Estimates on Strong iPhone 13 Demand

Taiwan’s TSMC posted a 76.4 percent surge in second-quarter profit on Thursday, the biggest jump in earnings in eight quarters that handily beat market estimates, thanks to red-hot demand for its chips amid a two-year long global shortage. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chipmaker and a major Apple supplier, said … Read more

Arm Unveils New Chip Technologies for Video Games on Smartphones

Arm, the British chip technology firm owned by SoftBank Group, on Tuesday unveiled a set of new chip technologies aimed at making video games on smartphones look better while preserving battery life. The latest products are designs for graphics processing units, or GPUs, most often used for video processing in gaming. Arm makes money by … Read more

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset launch date accidentally leaked by Qualcomm

The November event was taken down from Qualcomm’s official website and could be a false alarm. However, let’s not forget that a recent leak suggests that Xiaomi 13 will launch later this year, making the November debut of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 ideal for Xiaomi and Motorola, as they are in the race to … Read more

Graphic Chip Price Drop Raises Questions on Whether End of Shortage Is in Sight

A sharp drop in graphic chip prices could presage an unexpectedly quick ending to a global chip crunch that has crippled manufacturing from smartphones to cars, and the issue will be a central one for companies reporting results this week. As Intel, Qualcomm and others report, investors will weigh how dampened consumer spending from inflation, … Read more