News & Reviews: semiconductor
May 23, 2022
MediaTek has come back with two mid-range chips, Dimensity 1050 and Dimensity 930. The semiconductor company accounted for almost 50% of the market share of Android devices last year, and it seems like it's aiming to get higher than that by being more active in making new chips in 2022.
May 18, 2022
If you don't know who is Foxconn, this company from Taiwan is responsible for assembling your iPhone for Apple. Now, it seems that there are plans for Foxconn to build up a chip production facility with a local partner here in Malaysia.
Apr 15, 2022
TSMC will reportedly enter mass production for the next-generation 3nm process in the second half of 2022. According to the source, the semiconductor manufacturer is on track to supply Apple with its latest technology in 2023.
Feb 21, 2022
MediaTek is taking a huge leap for its upcoming mid-range products. According to the latest information, the semiconductor company is gearing to launch a new G-series chipset by mid-2022. The new mid-range offering will be the successor of last year's Helio G96, which is a dated 12nm chip.
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.
Dec 16, 2021
After launching the flagship 4nm Dimensity 9000 chip, MediaTek still hasn't finished its job as it has a mid-range chip pending. According to well-known tipster Digital Chat Station, the semiconductor manufacturer could soon launch the 5nm Dimesnity 8000 to power next year's mid-range devices.
Nov 24, 2021
TSMC's favourite customer is undoubtedly Apple, as most of its sales belong to the Cupertino-based company. Therefore, the semiconductor manufacturer would leave the best to the tech giant, and it might have made someone jealous. According to a recent report, AMD is considering switching to Samsung for its 3nm products due to the TSMC's special treatment for Apple.
Oct 08, 2021
Back in July 2020, it was reported that Samsung would skip the 4nm chip manufacturing node. Sources suggest that Samsung's competitor, TSMC, would launch its first 3nm chip by 2H 2022, so Samsung decided to go straight to 3nm to get ahead of its competition. And it looks like the rumour is true!
Sep 24, 2021
It looks like AMD is planning to contribute its technology to another smartphone chip maker besides Samsung. According to the latest report from DigiTimes, MediaTek could be the next to enjoy the benefits of the RDNA graphics chip. However, do note that everything is still in the discussion stage, so it's best to not get your hopes up yet.
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.