|Apple to delay new iPad|
three iOS powered tablets rumored to arrive in the second quarter this year, might not show up until the second half of the year. In fact, the trio of tablets might not even be unveiled until the second half of 2017. It appears that Apple is still mulling over its plans.
|China see the the importance of memory industry|
On one front, three multinational companies—Intel, Samsung and SK Hynix—are expanding their memory production in fabs within China. On a second front, China hopes to get its own domestic memory sector off the ground, and for good reason.
|Hope on Trump to balance Chinese semiconductor agression|
The U.S. government will need to identify areas in which the diffusion of particular semiconductor technologies, or control of particular companies, poses intolerable national-security risks that cannot be mitigated through steps short of stopping their acquisition
|FTC sued Qualcomm on antitrust|
The FTC complaint accused Qualcomm of refusing to license some standard essential patents to rival chipmakers, and of entering into an exclusive deal with Apple Inc.
|Crossbar ReRAM is worth notice|
Imagine a 1T1R scheme would be used in embedded memory applications, involving caching, with the 1TnR design used in storage drives such as SSDs in formats such as M.2 or even NVDIMMs.
|Samsung: Note 7 fault is in the battery|
The smartphone maker is expected to release the results of its investigation on January 23. Samsung will reveal that the battery was the main reason for the fires—not a design flaw or firmware issue.
|SMIC rated "fastest growing foundry"|
Shanghai-based SMIC saw its annual sales in 2016 surge by 31 percent while the top-ten foundry players had growth averaging 11 percent during the same period, according to IC Insights.