News & Reviews: industry
Jan 27, 2022
If you were hoping for prices to fall this year, you might be disappointed. The pandemic has caused shortages across the globe, most as a result of the lower production of semiconductor chipsets. This situation is unlikely to change in 2022, at least not until later this year.
Sep 22, 2021
The global chip shortage issue persists by having the wait time hit 21 weeks, the longest it has ever been. To put it simply, companies would now have to wait that long after placing their orders with the semiconductor manufacturers.
Apr 05, 2021
Last week, we reported that LG Electronics would quit the smartphone industry and it is now official. As posted in the company's newsroom, their mobile business unit will shut down and the decision was approved by its board of directors just earlier today.
Mar 24, 2021
According to analytical company Strategic Analytics, Sony is the one who is leading the camera sensor industry by owning 46% market share. It is reported that the global market for camera sensors for smartphones reached 15 billion USD in 2020, an increase of 13% over 2019. Therefore, you can roughly estimate how much Sony is earning in just the camera sensor industry alone from the statistics.
Sep 01, 2020
Based on a statement by Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it seems that there could be a possibility that Huawei will exit the smartphone market if the conditions between Huawei and the US does not improve. This is due to the fact that the US placed Huawei under a blacklist, which stops them from doing business with US-based companies such as Google, Qualcomm, and potentially more.
Apr 18, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to many industries and affected businesses. One of the industries that have been affected is the smartphone industry, which has seen global sales fall by about almost 14%. To counteract the negative effects, Samsung is reportedly looking to launch more affordable 5G smartphones in 2020.
Feb 06, 2020
Based on a statement by Strategy Analytics, Apple has shipped about 31 million Apple Watch in 2019, which is 10 million more than the entire Swiss watch industry combined in that year. This is due the to attractive and user-friendly nature the Apple Watch provides, which is very appealing to a lot of customers.
HTC Vive Consumer Edition and Vive Pro Starter Kit is officially available in Malaysia with prices starting from RM2999Oct 31, 2018
HTC has announced that the HTC Vive Consumer Edition and Vive Pro Starter Kit is officially available for purchase for the price of RM2999 and RM6099 respectively. The virtual reality headsets will be officially distributed by ECS ASTAR Sdn Bhd across various partners and e-commerce websites in Malaysia.