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The Dawn of the SoC 2.0 Era: The TSMC Perspective

From its companion post The Dawn of the SoC 2.0 Era: The ARM Perspective Regarding TSMC itself the April 8 conclusion in TSMC Outlines 16nm, 10nm Plans article by EE|Times is: “It’s not completely clear who is ahead at 16/14 but I think TSMC is … Continue reading

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Leading PC vendors of the past: Go enterprise or die!

Nov 5, 2013: Acer Chairman and CEO J.T. Wang Tenders Resignation … J.T. Wang, chairman and CEO of Acer, said, “Acer encountered many complicated and harsh challenges in the past few years. With the consecutive poor financial results, it is … Continue reading

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Phablet competition in India: $258 Micromax-MediaTek-2013 against $360 Samsung-Broadcom-2012

Allwinner in mainland China moved first to quad-core Cortex-A7 with the A31 SoC introduced with the launch of the first two tablet products, Onda V972 and V812, on December 5, 2012 (and delivered from December 24, 2012 on in mainland … Continue reading

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Linux client market share gains outside the Android? Instead of gains will it shrink to 5% in the next 3 years?

The Linux Foudation quite proundly referred to ReadWriteMobile: The ‘Year of the Linux Desktop’? That’s So 2012 [Feb 3, 2013] For those Linux enthusiasts still pining for the mythical “Year of the Linux Desktop,” the wait is over. In fact, … Continue reading

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STMicroelectronics and Texas Intruments are exiting the mobile market as there is no chance to compete with aggressive SoC vendors from PRC and the market #2 MediaTek from Taiwan

STMicroelectronics sees no future for itself in ST-Ericsson’s strategy of Fundamental repositioning for modem, APE and ModAps spaces as it announces new strategic plan [Dec 10, 2012] “Today we are announcing the new ST, aligned with the new market environment,” … Continue reading

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E Ink strategic value proposition: displays on every smart surface

Updates:  Reflective OutLook: Shades of Gray or Colorful? [Touch and Display-Enhancement Issue of Information Display, Sept 21, 2012] … E Ink and SiPix Meanwhile, could color have anything do to do with E Ink’s recent announcement of its intention to … Continue reading

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VIZIO’s two pronged strategy: Android based V.I.A. Plus device ecosystem + Windows based premium PC entertainment

The VIZIO Internet Apps® Plus (“V.I.A. Plus”) ecosystem of devices was launched on June 28, 2011 with the introduction of VIZIO’s first tablet. Each VIZIO V.I.A. Plus product features a VIZIO-designed user interface that is not only intuitive but also … Continue reading

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