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Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is claimed to be licensing its smartphone designs to other vendors in order that it can get past American sanctions that have devastated its smartphone business.

Published in Technology Regulation

The new flagship smartphone produced by Honor Device, formerly the budget unit of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, will use Google's proprietary apps for its international models.

Published in Mobility

The OPPO A94 5G is the third low-budget model from this Chinese vendor released this year, and also the most expensive of the lot, the others being the A54 5G and A74 5G.

Nokia and MediaTek announced that they have achieved a world’s first by successfully aggregating 5G Standalone (5G SA) spectrum using 3 Components Carrier (3CC) aggregation. This increases the sub-6Ghz 5G spectrum utilisation by combining 210MHz of FDD and TDD spectrum more efficiently to reach 3.2Gbps peak downlink throughput.

Published in 5G

Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek has emerged as the top company in its sector in the second quarter, grabbing a 43% share of the smartphone application processor/system on chip chipset shipments, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.

Published in Mobility

Nokia and Taiwan Mobile (TWM) announced that it has achieved what they claim is the world’s first New Radio Carrier Aggregation (NR CA) by combining spectrum in the 700MHz and 3500MHz bands.

Published in 5G

Global revenue from the sales of semiconductors in 2020 reached US$466.2 billion, an increase of 10.4% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Gartner says.

Published in Development
Thursday, 18 February 2021 09:57

TSMC scrambles to meet soaring 5nm chip demand

The world's biggest contract chip manufacturer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, has shifted 1000 engineers to its facilities in Tainan's Southern Taiwan Science Park to meet the massive demand for its 5nm chips.

Published in Hardware

Global revenue from semiconductors rebounded from a drop of 12% in 2019 to register an increase of 7.3% or US$449.8 billion (A$578 billion) in dollar terms in 2020, the technology research group Gartner says.

Published in Hardware

Budget smartphone vendor Aspera Mobile has launched its new ultra-rugged R9 4G device which is claimed to be able to take the shock from heavy knocks and drops.

Published in Mobility

American firm Qualcomm Technologies, with 29%, remained top of the market for smartphone application processors - also known as system-on-chip - during the second quarter of the year, despite losing three percentage points year-on-year.

Published in Mobility

China plans to invest up to US$1.4 trillion (A$1.9 trillion) to build up its semiconductor industry so that it can achieve self-sufficiency and not be subject to the kind of sanctions that the US has imposed on Huawei, a report claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The US obsession with Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies may be well-intentioned, but could end up seriously harming the country's economy and national security, a senior adviser and trustee chair in Chinese Business and Economics at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC, says, in an article written as a brief for the Centre and sent to subscribers of The China Wire website in its weekly email titled "What we're reading this week".

Published in Government Tech Policy

Application processor chipsets from Samsung Electronics used in smartphones took the third spot globally in 2019 for the first time, passing Apple, the tech analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that the company and Huawei Technologies were the only two to increase their market share last year.

Published in Mobility

Telstra and Ericsson claim to have completed Australia's first end-to-end 5G standalone call at the 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast, over the 3.6GHz spectrum and using Ericsson's Baseband 6630, Radio AIR6488 and a 5G SA device based on a MediaTek chipset.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Mobile vendor ecosystem group Global mobile Suppliers Association has released the first database that tracks the launch of 5G devices globally.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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