Qualcomm continues to accelerate their RFFE business by filling more gaps in their product line and building out more capabilities for 5G. With ultraSAW, ultraBAW, and other innovations in filters, modules, envelope trackers, and switches, Qualcomm will likely grow RFFE to $8B in 2025.Read more
Intel touted huge wins with Qualcomm and Amazon for their foundry business, but a deeper investigation reveals there are no chips deals penned. Intel will only package for Amazon, and Qualcomm is only evaluating the technology.Read more
MediaTek is targeting the flagship mobile world next year by shipping the highest density node, TSMC 4nm before anyone else. They will utilize the best standard Armv9 cores with X2, A710, and A510. It will also bring 5G GPP Release 16 support. MediaTek may snatch the Android CPU crown away from Qualcomm and Samsung!Read more
Apple has long been considered the primary TSMC partner as the first mover to new process technologies, but this is changing.
Based on comments from TSMC’s CEO, Qualcomm and/or MediaTek will be releasing a N3 smartphone SOC before Apple!
Samsung Foundry 3nm Gate All Around Process Node, 3GAE, Delayed to 2024! This would arrive in a similar time frame to TSMC’s denser 2nm GAA technology.
Samsung and Intel continue to slip further behind TSMC in leading edge technology. Will they ever be able to catch up?
Qualcomm is changing the game in network infrastructure hardware with their 4nm FSM200 for small cells and the 5G Distributed Unit X100 Accelerator Card. Furthermore, their new features in 5G enable brand new use cases in automotive, factories, and supply chain!Read more
Qualcomm has hit a home run with the Cloud AI 100 because they truly understand the hardware and software co-design required in the AI space.
According to SemiAnalysis, this combo has landed Qualcomm a Super 7 Hyperscaler win in addition to a myriad of wins in the edge market.
SemiAnalysis total phone sales projections for the year have dropped by roughly 50 million units! Not everything is peachy keen in the year 2021, for the darling semiconductor industry.Read more
iFixit’s teardown of the iPhone 12 has revealed that there are 3 mmWave antenna modules built by USI. USI is a Shanghai based SiP design and manufacturing company. This would be their first design win in the space. Apple ditching Qualcomm on this component despite using the rest of the Qualcomm X55 5G Modem RF system is quite the shocker. To emphasize the magnitude of this design win, every US phone shipment which included 5G mmWave to date has used antennas from Qualcomm.Read more