Tag: supplier

Apple supplier TSMC counter-sues GlobalFoundries as patent fight intensifies

Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in a series of patent lawsuits lodged on Monday claims segment competitor GlobalFoundries infringes on owned patents, with the filings representing the latest volley… Read more »

iPhone LCD supplier Japan Display scrambling as future high-end iPhones adopt OLED displays

While many believe that the iPhone X’s display is best in class for adopting OLED, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are still popular phones, even with an LCD… Read more »

iPhone chip supplier TSMC anticipates drop in premium phone shipments, Bitcoin to fuel growth

Chip manufacturer TSMC is anticipating a decline in shipments for premium smartphones this year, advising during its fourth-quarter earnings briefing that orders relating to cheaper mobile devices will rise slightly,… Read more »

Apple supplier Finisar to scale VCSEL production, suggests Face ID coming to all iPhones in 2018

Apple’s second largest supplier of vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays, Finisar, announced the acquisition of a 700,000-square foot plant on Thursday, a move that suggests TrueDepth and Face… Read more »

Apple supplier Japan Display discusses $703M bailout from Japanese government

Japan Display, a major Apple LCD display supplier, is reportedly in advanced talks to receive a 75 billion yen ($ 703 million) bailout from the government-backed fund Innovation Network Corp…. Read more »

Real world iPhone 6s adoption data contradicts Apple supplier channel check rumors

The product mix of iPhone models in Apple’s real world installed base of users shows smooth adoption of iPhone 6s models and no evidence of a decline in demand that… Read more »

Apple supplier Pegatron accused of excessive overtime, low wages & unsafe conditions at Shanghai factory

Despite pledges by Apple to improve labor conditions at its suppliers, a Pegatron factory in Shanghai is still paying low wages, allowing excessive amounts of overtime, and housing workers in… Read more »

Apple supplier NXP to merge with rival Freescale Semiconductor in $11.8B deal

Dutch chipmaker NXP — which provides near-field communications and motion processing hardware for Apple — announced on Monday that it would spend $ 11.8 billion to acquire rival firm Freescale… Read more »