Impressive gains this year behind Samsung and Apple
According to the latest estimates within the smartphone supply chain, China’s top-three vendors are expected to ship a combined total of 500 million devices in 2017, or roughly one third of all global smartphone shipments.
SK Hynix is runner-up in NAND flash next to Samsung
SK Hynix announced on Friday that it will be constructing a new fabrication facility at its factory in Cheongju, South Korea to meet increasing demand for NAND flash components.
Chris Roberts says cloud computing is the way to go
Cloud Imperium Games has announced that it has switched from Crytek's CryEngine to Amazon's Lumberyard game engine for its anticipated crowdfunded Star Citizen and Squadron 42 games.
Based on 15nm Toshiba TLC NAND
Plextor has announced that it will be showing both the final version of its M8Se performance mainstream SSD as well as future SSDs based on 3D NAND flash at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas.
370 million units sold by the end of 2016
A new report from the Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association (PIDA) says that worldwide purchases of OLED panels are on the rise, with the proportion of market share in high-end televisions expected to reach 68 percent in 2020.
Shipment delays, price competition, slower sales
According to the latest claims from industry sources, the three leading Taiwan-based smartphone vendors Asustek, HTC and Acer have all missed their target smartphone shipments for 2016 due to price competition and lower-than-expected sales in certain countries.
Iphone 7 compresses more suck than a Dyson
If you had to come up with the world’s worst phone you would have to put the money trapping iPhone 7 close to the top of the list.
But laptops / tablets might benefit
It looks like 2017 is going to be a year of 8GB RAM with high-end phones. Most manufacturers support 8GB with their phones and there is a clear trend to add more Random Access Memory to them. Tablets and laptops will benefit, as well.
SK Hynix has joined Samsung with its ability to deliver LPDDR4 8GB memory for future phones and tablets. Fudzilla expects to see quite a few phones with 8GB or RAM in the high end market next year, but we think that 8GB is pure marketing and unnecessary for most phone tasks.