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Nvidia ices Icera modem division, says it’s leaving mobile chips biz

It’s all about gaming, cars, and cloud from now on Mobile modem biz not making money? Let it go Nvidia has said it will wind down its Icera wireless modem business as it looks to exit the mobile computing market, … Continue reading

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Nvidia blasts sueballs at Qualcomm, Samsung – wants Galaxy kit banned

Claims its patents cover just about every mobile GPU Nvidia claims to hold patents on core graphics processor technologies found in mobile phones and tablets, and is suing Qualcomm and Samsung as a result. The graphics chip giant has filed … Continue reading

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[轉載] 手机芯片市场大洗牌,预测今后发展趋势

阿牧提醒您:道聽塗說投資太多,可能有害身心健康 | 敝小站不負任何責任 发信人: leonidas (东海兔子), 信区: Stock 标 题: 手机芯片市场大洗牌,预测今后发展趋势 发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Wed Jul 24 17:08:14 2013, 美东) 作为一个手机芯片市场上混了 N 年的软硅工,谈谈我对手机芯片市场的看法: 【声明:别买 IC 公司的股票,这个行业挣得是血汗钱,夕阳行业】 名词解释: AP: Applicaton Processor, 就是 N 个 ARM 搭起来,外加 GPU 的处理器。跑 Android BP: Baseband Processor, 所有的通讯协议,2/3/4G … Continue reading

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Broadcom Buys Renesas’ LTE Assets – IP, SoC & Engineers

TOKYO — Broadcom Corp. surprised many in the mobile industry Wednesday (Sept. 4) by announcing a definitive agreement to acquire LTE-related assets from Renesas Mobile. With the new acquisition deal, Broadcom, which has shipped no LTE products to date, will … Continue reading

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MediaTek, MStar Merger Gets China’s OK

LONDON — A previously stalled $4 billion merger between consumer electronics IC companies MediaTek Inc. and MStar Semiconductor Inc., both based in Hsinchu, Taiwan, has received approval from China’s antitrust regulator but with conditions covering the sale of LCD TV … Continue reading

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Yoshida in China: How ST and Renesas blew it on mobile

SHANGHAI – Let’s face it. All along, we knew how this movie would end. The game is over for Western chip companies — except for a sole survivor and the mobile chip industry leader, Qualcomm. Earlier this week, upon returning … Continue reading

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New Quad-Core Mobile Chip Will Mean Cheaper High-End Smartphones

Combining components on a single chip lowers the cost of manufacturing. Taiwanese chip giant MediaTek today launched the world’s first quad-core “system on a chip” for smartphones. The new chip, the MT6589, is cheaper to manufacture — which will help … Continue reading

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聯發科 不輸國際大廠

IC 設計龍頭聯發科(2454)快速搭上平價智慧型手機商機,吸引競爭對手搶進,該公司企業企劃與營運副總張垂弘表示,競爭對手不僅複製聯發科的 turnkey(公板),也用兩倍薪水挖人。市場解讀為聯發科的整體競爭力正加速趕上國際大廠。 張垂弘昨(23)日參加英商安謀(ARM)年度技術研討會時,做出上述表示。在營運基本面部分,因市場進入庫存調整期間,手機晶片供應鏈預估,聯發科 11 月智慧型手機晶片出貨量將下滑一至二成,落到 1,500 萬套上下;若庫存調整得宜,12 月隨著大陸農曆年前需求,有機會再回到 10 月水準。 今年聯發科順利在平價智慧型手機市場獲得好成績,年出貨量將較去年成長 10 倍,張垂弘在專題演講一開頭即坦言,聯發科歷經 2010 年的衰退,很多人不相信會再回來,「連我們也不敢置信」。 他認為,隨著「Smart Age」的到來,聯發科看到新的機會,有機會看到營收的成長,這不只是該公司,還包括晶圓代工廠台積電也看到成長。 張垂弘引用市調機構的數據指出,未來 5 年內,智慧型手機的成長還是很樂觀,至 2016 年,成長幅度會超過 45%。他表示,聯發科將是「價值」供應者,而不是「價格」,市場第一個降價的都不會是聯發科。 由於聯發科的 4 核心晶片將於 12 月 11 日舉行產品發表會,代表今年一口氣推出單核心 1Ghz、雙核心及 4 核心產品,不僅新產品量產時程相當快速,目前 4 核心產品亦已就位。 張垂弘表示,過去聯發科的產品一直落後競爭對手,但由 4 核心來看,已經領先競爭對手,而對手也在複製該公司的公板模式,還用兩倍薪水挖人。 市場解讀,張垂弘所指的「兩倍薪水挖人」的競爭對手應該為全球手機大廠高通。不過,目前聯發科員工前往高通的情況並不多。 … Continue reading

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Qualcomm Technologies, Bharti Airtel and Huawei Announce the First Multi-mode LTE-TDD Smartphone in India

Based on Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor, Huawei Ascend P1 LTE is CSFB Ready GURGAON, INDIA – October 16, 2012 – Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), Bharti Airtel and Huawei today announced India’s … Continue reading

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Demystify how Snapdragon processors stack up against the competition (Re: 高通自誇效能 聯發科回嗆)

我拜託台灣有夠了不起的媒體不要移花接木亂報新聞好不好…? 首先,毫無疑問地裝配有 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 的手機是 Sony Xperia Arc S(確認自機身正面下方的三顆突起按鍵所形成的飾條,及其各別圖示) 而對比機(影片中的 competition phone)則是 Intel’s Medfield-based 的 Orange San Diego(注意正面下方的觸控按鍵圖示和機身側邊的銀白亮條)。 兩支手機的身份都為大家揭曉了,其各別的硬體能力與系統配置,都有公開資訊可以查,這個影片中的評比到底有多少參考價值大家自己可以評斷。 所以我想請教工商時報偉大的記者,這個 Qualcomm 發表的影片,跟聯發科有什麼關聯?還展示在新興市場的實力以反擊高通的嗆聲勒…。不要自編自導得太誇張了,真夠自嗨的。 有在關注的「巷子內」朋友應該早就該從 Qualcomm 的 facebook 上看到這個影片了,還有那兩句嗆聲: We know mobile. Watch how Snapdragon processors stack up against mobile newbies. … Continue reading

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