TSMC to drop 16nm and 20nm pricing
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:58

TSMC to drop 16nm and 20nm pricing


Helping out its contract chip makers

TSMC is thinking about dropping contract prices for its handset-IC clients to help ease the pressure of their declining ASPs and gross margins.

MediaTek talks about 4K and HDR
Published in News
Monday, 16 May 2016 08:04

MediaTek talks about 4K and HDR


In 2016, streaming Ultra HD is the key

On Thursday, MediaTek executives took part in a 2016 Futuresource New Content Horizons conference together with Samsung, Sony and DTS in the heart of the entertainment industry, in West Hollywood, California.

MediaTek partners with NavInfo
Published in News
Friday, 13 May 2016 16:20

MediaTek partners with NavInfo


Digital mapping service and 82.9% stake in AutoChips

Rumors that MediaTek might acquire Intel’s mobile division spiked a lot of conversations all over tech industry which, as we said, were  wrong. But MediaTek did announce a strategic partnership with NavInfo which is a Chinese-based digital mapping service provider and now an automotive chip manufacturer. 

MediaTek isn't buying Intel mobile
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 13 May 2016 01:33

MediaTek isn't buying Intel mobile

But is planning something big

One of our industry contacts told us a rumor that MediaTek might acquire Intel’s mobile division. We asked a few people within the mobile department, and it appears this is not happening.

MediaTek expects profits to rise
Published in News
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 11:33

MediaTek expects profits to rise


But margins will fall

MediaTek expects to post revenue growth of 24-32 percent in the second quarter of 2016, but also thinks its gross margins for the quarter will fall.

Samsung cranks up third gen FinFET process
Published in Processors


Lower electricity and cheaper

Samsung Electronics is introducing a third 14-nano FinFET system semiconductor process that has lower electricity consumption and production cost than previous cost.

UMi Touch 2 comes with Helio X25
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 25 April 2016 09:01

UMi Touch 2 comes with Helio X25


Helio X25 not just for Meizu

UMi is one of the strongest performing Chinese brands which becamse popular because of its sub $200 phones. Recently the outfit announced its UMi Touch phone powered with MTK6753 octa core and now it seems that its successor, UMi Touch 2 is a Helio X25 phone.

Meizu Pro 6 does well against 2015 SoCs
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 10:40

Meizu Pro 6 does well against 2015 SoCs


Helio X25 vs Exynos 7420 vs Snapdragon 652

The first benchmarks of the Meizu Pro 6 have surfaced with Gizchina testing it against the Samsung Note 5 with Exynos 7420 and the 2016 Oppo R9 Plus with the Snapdragon 652.

100K Meizu M3 Notes sold in seven minutes
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 14 April 2016 08:49

100K Meizu M3 Notes sold in seven minutes


More arriving in few days

Meizu M3 Note is a great deal for 799 Yen (109.85 EUR or $123 USD) and the sales in China proved that. Meizu managed to sell 100,000 phones within seven minutes.

Meizu Pro 6 is officially out
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 13:14

Meizu Pro 6 is officially out


Three colours, 32GB and 64GB

The wait for the most significant Helio X25 design is over. The Meizu Pro 6 is out with its 5.2 inch phone, pressure sensitive screen, USB Type-C with 3.1 speeds, HiFi lite and fast charging.