Samsung Commits Another $18 Billion to Chip Production
Samsung's new semiconductor fabrication line in Pyeongtaek, Korea has kicked off production of memory products and is shipping its first batch of modules to customers. Samsung broke ground on the plant two years ago to help expand its production capabilities of V-NAND chips. The company has invested about $13.5 billion in the plant and said it will pump another $18 billion into Pyeongtaek to ensure the facility can meet future demand for memory products. Samsung's memory chips are used by other manufacturers in devices such as smartphones and tablets. Samsung also plans to improve its manufacturing capabilities across a number of other business lines, including semiconductors, extreme ultra violet equipment, and OLED displays.
Motorola Debuts New Droid Zs with Swappable Back Modules
Jun 9, 2016
Motorola today announced two new smartphones, the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid, both of which adopt a modular design that allows users to enhance them with attachable accessories. The phones are spiritual successors to last year's Turbo 2 and Maxx 2 handsets, but take on new design language in addition to support for the Moto Mods modules.
New Qualcomm Tech Aims to Bring High-Quality AR and VR Mainstream
Aug 15, 2017
Qualcomm today announced a major expansion of Spectra, its effort to offer manufacturers a drop-in hardware and software solution for easily and affordably adding advanced camera technology to phones and other devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. The expanded Spectra suite includes three new hardware camera modules.
LG Turning to OLED for V30's FullVision Display
Aug 3, 2017
LG today said its "next flagship smartphone" — widely believed to be the V30 — will be the first to adopt a plastic OLED FullVision display. LG has used plastic OLED before, notably on the 2015 Flex 2, which was in fact curved and flexible.
MediaTek's Pump Express 3.0 to Challenge Quick Charge
May 31, 2016
MediaTek recently announced Pump Express 3.0, advanced rapid charging technology for smartphone batteries. MediaTek claims Pump Express 3.0 can charge a battery from 0% to 70% in 20 minutes, or provide four hours of talk time after charging for five minutes.
LG Display to Invest More In OLED Technology
Aug 17, 2015
LG Display today said it plans to invest about $8.5 billion in OLED displays for television sets, smartphones, and wearables. The company wants to boost its capabilities with the technology to stay ahead of the adoption curve as OLED becomes more mainstream.