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Chairman of Inotera Memories Could Give a Big Boost to China’s Semiconductor Sector by Joining Tsinghua Unigroup, Says TrendForce

6 Oct

In the latest development in China’s aggressive entry into the DRAM industry, Charles Kao, chairman of Inotera Memories and president of Nanya Technology, is rumored to join the Chinese technology conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup after leaving his current positions. (more…)

Taiwan’s Inotera Memories Chairman Reportedly Poached by Chinese Rival Tsinghua Unigroup

6 Oct

Charles Kau, chairman of Taiwan’s leading DRAM chip maker Inotera Memories, has reportedly been poached by China’s state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup to serve as its global executive vice president, Chinese semiconductor consulting firm ICwise said Oct. 5. (more…)

China’s Tsinghua Unigroup Suspends Trading, Rumors of Micron Takeover Reemerges

2 Oct

China’s state-owned chip maker Tsinghua Unigroup announced on Sept. 29 to suspend trading due to major asset restructuring, reviving rumors of a possible takeover of U.S. semiconductor firm Micron Technology. (more…)

Intel May Receive iPhone Orders: Northland Capital Markets

15 Aug

U.S. investment firm Northland Capital Markets said in a recent report that Intel may receive half the orders for modems in the new iPhone, a deal that will likely generate up to US$1.25 billion in revenue for Intel. (more…)

Datang’s Leadcore Technology Mulls Purchase of Marvell for US$1 billion

14 Aug

At the end of 2014, the top 6 chip designer Marvell valued its chip business at US$3 to US$4 billion. Yet just six months later, Marvell is considering selling its chip business for the considerably lower price of US$1 billion. (more…)

Fresh Apple Patents Hint Towards Company’s Continued Research Into LiquidMetal

12 Aug

By Deepanshu Khandelwal, The Tech Portal

Even though Liquidmetal (a bulk metal glass which can be cast into any shape and then let to harden like a metal) is currently used by Apple only for its SIM ejector tool, the company hasn’t stopped experimenting in that domain. And a couple of fresh patents, received by Apple today (via AppleInsider), hint towards Cupertino giant’s continued research in the field. (more…)

Samsung To Launch Galaxy Note 5 And S6 Edge+ In Mid-August

15 Jul

News source: Jeet Suthar, The Tech Portal

Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, which is also continuing to reel under the pressure of its own balance sheet and competition from others, is said to be launching its upcoming smartphone in the ‘Note’ series, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on 12th August. (more…)

iPod Is Still Alive, New Models With More Colours Reportedly Arriving Next Week

13 Jul

News source: Mir Juned Hussain, The Tech Portal

Rumours have it that the Apple iPod is not going to die without a fight. According to a report by a French website iGen, new models of Apple’s proprietary jukeboxes are set to arrive next week, the 14th of July to be precise. (more…)

Xiaomi Note Pro Obtains Network License

10 Jul

Information from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology showed that a device by Xiaomi with a serial number 2015022 has obtained the network license. The device reportedly supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks from all three major carriers and is believed to be the premium version of the Xiaomi Note Pro. (more…)

Exclusive: iPhone OEM Pegatron Ramps up Hiring for iPhone 6S Production

7 Jul

Protek, a subsidiary of Taiwanese contract manufacturer Pegatron Corp., recently announced to hire 40,000 people in its Shanghai location to prepare for the production of the upcoming iPhone 6S, which is scheduled for mass production in August. Pegatron’s hiring on a large scale suggests it may have snatched a higher percentage of the iPhone orders compared to Foxconn. (more…)