Huawei, Oppo, Vivo to sell 500 million smartphones in 2017
Published in Mobiles


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 to construct new facility in South Korea
Published in News


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.

Star Citizen cans CryEngine over Amazon's Lumberyard
Published in Games


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.

Plextor to announce its M8Se SSDs at CES 2017 show
Published in Memory


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.

OLED TVs to make 68 percent of market in three years
Published in News


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.

ASUS, HTC, Acer fall short of smartphone shipment targets
Published in Mobiles


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.

Hedge fund to replace Yuppie moneymen with AI
Published in News


Couldn’t happen to a nicer breed of people


While most people are worried about blue collar jobs being replaced by robots, it looks like the white collar money men have more to fear.

Worst, most expensive, pointless, tastless smartphone appears
Published in Mobiles


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.

2017 is the year of 8GB RAM phones
Published in Notebooks


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 8 GB LPDDR4
Published in Memory


Joins Samsung

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.