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Taiwan makers to ship 58.15 million large-size TFT-LCD panels in 2Q17
czwartek, 18 maja 2017 10:01

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers will together ship 58.15 million large-size panels during the second quarter of 2017, increasing 3.4% on quarter but decreasing 0.4% on year and taking up 34.9% of global total. In terms of application of large-size panels, LCD TVs will account for 30.0% of the shipments, notebooks for 33.6%, desktop monitors for 21.3%, 9-inch and above tablets for 11.9%. Innolux and AU Optronics produce large-size panels used in TVs, notebooks, desktop monitors and tablets, while HannStar Display and Chunghwa Picture Tubes only produce panels used in 9-inch and above tablets.

więcej na: www.digitimes.com

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Cisco to cut 1,100 more jobs as sales weaken
czwartek, 18 maja 2017 07:53

Cisco Systems Chief Executive Chuck Robbins likes to the say the networking-equipment giant is on a “journey” as it transitions toward offering more software and subscription-based services. And there are about to be 1,100 fewer Cisco employees going on that journey. Cisco announced its latest round of job cuts deep within a statement disclosing its fiscal third-quarter results late Wednesday. Cisco said it would take pre-tax charges of $150 million related to its latest round of job cuts, in addition to the $614 million in charges it has already taken during the first nine months of its current fiscal year.

więcej na: www.siliconvalley.com

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Samsung sold over 5 million Galaxy S8 phones
środa, 17 maja 2017 20:02

Samsung was quick to crow about Galaxy S8 pre-orders, but it was easy to be skeptical without real numbers to back up the bragging. Flash forward a few weeks, though, and it's a different story. The company now reports that it has sold 5 million Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus devices worldwide since its April 21st debut - not bad for less than a month on the market, and only in a limited number of countries. It's not certain which model was the most popular, though the regular S8's lower price helps its chances.

więcej na: www.engadget.com

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Imagination sells chip design business
środa, 17 maja 2017 17:56

Imagination Technologies has agreed a deal to sell its SoC and software design business to UK-based design firm Sondrel. Design engineers employed in the IMGworks division will join with Sondrel’s existing engineering consultancy to create a combined IC design capability comprising more than 250 highly skilled employees. Imagination is in the middle of a major business overhaul following last month’s revelation that Apple, its biggest customer, will stop using Imagination’s intellectual property in new products in 15 months’ to two years’ time.

więcej na: www.electronicsweekly.com

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Delphi joins self-driving alliance with BMW, Intel
środa, 17 maja 2017 16:00

German automaker BMW AG, U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp and parts maker Delphi Automotive PLC said they would collaborate on development of a highly-automated self-driving platform for BMW, with Delphi handling integration of components and software. BMW said the new platform is intended to be sold to other vehicle manufacturers, which in turn may choose their own systems integrators to customize the platform to suit their vehicles. The cost, complexity and accelerated pace of development of self-driving vehicles continue to spark sweeping alliances between automobile manufacturers and suppliers.

więcej na: www.reuters.com

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Apple plans laptop upgrades to take on Microsoft
środa, 17 maja 2017 13:56

Apple Inc. plans to announce an update to its laptop lineup at an annual conference for app developers in early June, a move that could help offset new competition from Microsoft Corp. as well as declining iPad sales. Apple is planning three new laptops, according to people familiar with the matter. The MacBook Pro will get a faster Kaby Lake processor from Intel Corp. Apple is also working on a new version of the 12-inch MacBook with a faster Intel chip. The company has also considered updating the aging 13-inch MacBook Air with a new processor as sales of the laptop, Apple’s cheapest, remain surprisingly strong, one of the people said.

więcej na: www.bloomberg.com

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IBM unveils its most powerful quantum processor yet
środa, 17 maja 2017 11:57

IBM's two quantum computing platforms just took a leap forward in processing power. The company announced that it has successfully built and tested its two most powerful quantum computers yet. The new systems are now 16 and 17 quantum bits of quantum volume, respectively, and both are a big jump from the previous 5 qubit processor that powered the Quantum Experience platform before. By thinking beyond ones and zeroes, the platform can already solve problems that were considered too complex for classical computer systems to handle.

więcej na: www.engadget.com

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Over 35 million tablets to be shipped globally in 2Q17
środa, 17 maja 2017 10:02

There will be 35.08 million tablets shipped globally during the second quarter of 2017, decreasing 5.7% on quarter and 13.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research. Apple will be the largest vendor accounting for 25.4% of the shipments, followed by Samsung Electronics with 15.1%, Amazon with 7.4%, Huawei Technologies with 6.6%, Lenovo with 6.6%, Asustek Computer with 3.3%, TCL with 1.7%, Microsoft with 1.5% and Acer with 1.3%. Taiwan-based ODMs and OEMs will together ship 11.5 million tablets in the quarter, slipping 3.4% on quarter and 16.1% on year.

więcej na: www.digitimes.com

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HTC unveils new flagship smartphone
środa, 17 maja 2017 07:55

HTC has launched its new flagship smartphone, the U11, which comes with Edge Sense pressure-sensitive technology that allows users to kick off a number of applications by squeezing the edges of the smartphone body. The U11 features a 5.5-inch Super LCD display with a resolution of 534ppi, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core CPU, as well as a curved all-glass body. It also comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, though the company also offers a version with 6GB RAM/128GB ROM.

więcej na: www.htc.com

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Broadcom dethroned Qualcomm as top IC design house worldwide
wtorek, 16 maja 2017 20:02

Nearly all companies listed on TrendForce’s revenue ranking of the global top 10 fabless IC design houses for the first quarter posted year-on-year growth. Novatek was the sole exception and saw a slight dip in its revenue compared with the same period a year ago. For IC companies, the growing sources of end-market demand for this year come from networking equipment, data centers, servers and automotive electronics. Broadcom Limited dethroned Qualcomm as the revenue leader for the first quarter of 2017. TrendForce analyst CY Yao pointed out Broadcom Limited has remained a dominant beneficiary of the worldwide market for network infrastructure.

więcej na: press.trendforce.com

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