Digitimes reports that despite a sizable drop in fourth-quarter 2018 revenues and operating profits for lens-supplier Largan Precision, the company remains confident about „adoption of 3-lens or more modules for flagship smartphone models“.
Rendering of possible 3-camera system in future iPhone As a result, Largan is continuing to expand their production capacity, despite this recent dip in revenue.
Largan has also become a lens module supplier for China-based smartphone vendors including Huawei, Oppo and Vivo, and Korean giant Samsung Electronics. Among lens module makers, Largan stands a better chance of obtaining orders for 3-lens modules in 2019 due [...]
Apple will launch its first 5G iPhone in 2020, according to an unnamed source that spoke to Fast Company.
Apple is said to be planning to use Intel’s 8161 modem chip in the 2020 iPhone lineup, with Intel set to be the sole provider of 5G chips for Apple devices. The upcoming 8161 chip will be fabricated using Intel’s 10-nanometer process.
Right now, Intel is said to be testing a precursor to the 8161, the 8060, which will be used for prototyping the 5G iPhone.
Fast Company’s source says that Apple has „been unhappy“ with Intel as of late because of Intel’s failure to solve heat dissipation and battery life issues with [...]
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company or TSMC is set to remain one of Apple’s most important suppliers in the years to come, according to a note to investors shared today by reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who now works for TF International Securities.
TSMC manufactures the A-Series chips that are used in Apple’s iPhones. The company has been Apple’s sole supplier for iPhone chips for a few years, and will continue to be Apple’s only supplier in 2019 and 2020 for the A13 and A14 chips Apple is expected to use in those devices.
According to Kuo, Apple will become increasingly dependent on TSMC in the years to come due to [...]
Russia-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab today said that while „hardware supply chain attacks are a reality,“ evidence suggests Bloomberg Businessweek’s report about Chinese intelligence tampering with server motherboards manufactured by Apple’s former supplier Supermicro is „untrue.“
Apple data center Kaspersky Lab said the report „should be taken with a grain of salt“ in its 14-page analysis of the alleged attack, obtained by MacRumors:
The stories published by Bloomberg in October 2018 had a significant impact. For Supermicro, it meant a 40% stock valuation loss. For businesses owning Supermicro hardware, [...]