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Apple Finds It Difficult to Divorce Samsung

Apple is finding that breaking up with Samsung is hard to do. For evidence, look no further than Apple Inc.’s effort to find a company other than ferocious rival Samsung Electronics Co. to make the sophisticated chip brains used in … Continue reading

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Broadcom steals MediaTek’s crown

A week after ABI Research crowned MediaTek Inc.’s MT6167 as the first 40nm and smallest multimode transceiver, the market analyst may have to backtrack its announcement. ABI Research has reported that Broadcom Corp. has put into production one of the … Continue reading

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Mediatek Trumps Qualcomm in RF with World’s Smallest Transceiver, According to ABI Research (Mediatek takes crown for tiniest RF transceiver)

ABI Research finds that Mediatek has delivered the world’s smallest multimode transceiver. Coming just a week after Qualcomm announced its intentions to produce RF front ends for high tier LTE smartphones, Mediatek releases the world’s smallest RF transceiver which is … Continue reading

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Rise of smartphone reshapes cellphone IC rankings

The tremendous growth in smartphone sales over the past five years, coupled with the rise of 4G LTE, have reshaped the cellphone chip market landscape, with Qualcomm Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. capitalizing the most, according to market research … Continue reading

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MediaTek – OmniVision tie-up to enhance phone technology

TAIPEI, Taiwan — MediaTek Inc. announced Friday it will work with OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading force in advanced digital imaging solutions, to develop new handsets with more versatile camera functions. Executives of MediaTek, a major fabless semiconductor company and … Continue reading

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Providing a Template to Challenge Apple

TAIPEI — In the China smartphone market, Apple has seen better days. Despite having reported record sales of the iPhone 5, the U.S. technology giant’s presence on the mainland flagged in 2012; it was pushed out of the top five … 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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Asia’s chip giant MediaTek reveals quad core SoC

Analysts predict another price war Taiwanese chip giant MediaTek is staking its claim to the high-end smartphone market with its first quad core offering which it hopes will give it an edge over rival Qualcomm in the high stakes China … Continue reading

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Does HTC Deal Signal End to Apple’s Thermonuclear War Against Android?

The most noteworthy piece of the just-announced Apple-HTC settlement is that the iPhone maker has a price. Until now, Apple indicated only that it wanted other companies not to copy it. It didn’t seem interested in licensing its patents. Late … Continue reading

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好酸的蘋果

Apple 必須遵守英國法院的要求,發表確認輸了 iPad 設計侵權官司的聲明,因此,以下這訊息,會持續存在至少六個月。 Samsung / Apple UK judgment http://www.apple.com/uk/legal-judgement/ 裡頭明擺著說,英國人和米國還有德國人的不同處在於,他們的品味能夠識別出:Apple iPad 酷!Samsung Galaxy Tablet 不酷! “The informed user’s overall impression of each of the Samsung Galaxy Tablets is the following. From the front they belong to the family which … Continue reading

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