|Qualcomm put IIoT projects in Taiwan on hold|
Qualcomm temporarily suspend its cooperation with Taiwan-based IT players on the development of related Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications after it had decided to stop a 5G small cell collaboration project with Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) over to an antitrust ruling against it.
|Samsung: "Data is new oil,|
“Samsung’s ultimate goal is to provide solutions for storing and managing data in an efficient manner in terms of space and power consumption,”
|Founder of SMIC to establish pure play CIDM in China|
CIDM model will help China-based foundry houses better compete with international IDM foundry and pure-play foundry companies. The concept of CIDM is to line up several company partners with similar target markets and customers to pursue common manufacturing technology and production goals.
|Marvell to buy rival Cavium |
Marvell Technology plans to purchase smaller rival Cavium for roughly $6 billion. Marvell will use $1.75 billion in debt financing to make the purchase and will pay $40 per share in cash plus 2.1757 of its shares for each Cavium share.
|Major DRAM suppliers revenue up 25%|
The contract prices of server memory modules for the year’s final quarter are projected to increase by 6% to 10% on average compared with the third quarter. Suppliers therefore can expect to see their revenue and profit margins coming to a new high for the year.
|Intel committed to provide 5G modem chip by 2019|
“Today’s wireless networks are the equivalent of data driving down a single-lane highway; tomorrow’s will need to serve as a multi-lane superhighway as data moves at warp speed with 5G networks,”
|Samsung outspent competitors on Capex|
Samsung Electronics' annual facility investment for this year is estimated at $26 billion, accounting for more than 20 percent of the total investments planned by all other semiconductor companies.
|Oil use to decrease|
Although OECD countries are forecast to have 46 million more cars come 2040, oil demand from these vehicles is going to fall by 4.8 million barrels per day. In contrast, demand in developing countries will increase by 6.5 million.
|Manufacturing has room to grow|
U.S. manufacturing output growth has been concentrated in a few standout areas such as pharmaceuticals, electronics, and aerospace, while most other manufacturing industries have seen slower growth or real declines in value added.