SK Hynix DRAM memory industry invested heavily in the expansion of wafer fab

Global memory industry is already an oligopoly of the state, a Samsung accounted for more than 50% of the share, or the second largest South Korean companies, SK Hynix accounted for a quarter of the shares, although the ratio is much stronger third Micron But SK Hynix and reconciled years the second, the company plans to invest 46 trillion won over the next decade (US $ 38.2 billion) expansion of Korea’s fab in the coming years the memory market appears to be bloody ʱ??

Before SK Hynix, Samsung also announced in May this year, a large-scale semiconductor investment, will invest 15.6 trillion won ($ 14.3 billion) in Pyeongchang Ze City to build a new fab, once completed will be the largest of Samsung’s fab. Although Samsung did not announce what products the plant specific, but Samsung mentioned mobile and server markets, speculation is associated with DRAM memory.

SK Hynix is ​​now the scale of investment is greater than the Samsung, 46 trillion won about $ 38.2 billion, the scale of investment is more than twice as Samsung, one of the 15 trillion won will be invested in Lichuan City recently completed M14 fab, with for amplifying memory chip production. The remaining 31 trillion will be used to build two fabs, one located in Icheon, a city located in Cheongju, but these two new plants specifically what products has not been released.

After a few good days, the memory industry is now also due to intense competition and continue to lower prices, today’s memory prices going back down to the level of the previous two years 4GB single $ 199, and even the latest DDR4 memory prices also close to the people ʱ?? The mobile market the memory market is fairly decent, but now also increasingly saturated mobile market, the growth speed is not so fast before.

In such an environment, Samsung, SK Hynix also generous expansion memory factory, fears continue to expand DRAM capacity will lead to a greater risk of excess DRAM, DRAM prices will fall further.


British companies push iPhone hydrogen fuel cell future life of one week

Recently, the British company Intelligent Energy announced a breakthrough in smart phone technology research, they developed a hydrogen fuel cell, after implantation iPhone, battery life up to one week.

Intelligent Energy companies have tried to put their own study of this battery in a iPhone 6, all without changing the shape or size of the phone up and running no problems. It is reported that this technology is actually from the reaction of hydrogen and oxygen, it will produce a little bit of water and heat.

British companies push iPhone hydrogen fuel cell future life of one week

So the only difference with other ordinary phone is back to the opening so that the steam can drain, but is said to be almost imperceptible in.

Intelligent Energy might be in close contact with Apple. The company is currently considering specific price battery products. Company executives believe that the market value may reach 300 billion pounds a year. CEO Henri Winand Intelligent Energy for Apple declined to comment on rumors involved.

He said: “For us, it is never in the past people had to do that we are now able to be made very thin fuel cells, without making any changes to existing shape rechargeable battery can be placed in existing. phone to go. This technology really has taken a big step, because the new technology is to make people feel really easy to use. ”

According to foreign media reports, has headquarters in Loughborough saw the Intelligent Energy fuel cell loading of the iPhone, but by adjusting the hydrogen supply is ever charged in the headphone jack.

For future business, now the company is developing a disposable gadget – it can be inserted into the bottom of the phone, which contains a sufficient amount of electricity a week may support the release of hydrogen powder (hydrogen-releasing powder).

Company CFO Mark Lawson-Statham said: “Our plan is shaping few years, but it really is about time to market is our partner when it intends to do so.”

In response, Apple has declined to comment.

The new display material analysis of market trends in the second half 2015

Recently, according to the IHS study showed that with LG Display increased white organic light-emitting diode (WOLED) TV panel production, from the second half of 2015, the active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) materials consumption will surge. The first half of 2015, WOLED organic materials market reached 58 million US dollars, while the second half, IHS predict the market will surge threefold, reaching 100 million 65 million US dollars. 2014 2019, WOLED organic materials market compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 79%.

IHSTechnology shows the chemical and material KihyunKim senior analyst, said:. “Although WOLED organic materials market is still in start-up stage, but with the growth of WOLED panel production, starting the second half of 2015 WOLED organic materials market will grow rapidly technology is mainly due WOLED for large-size AMOLED panels, especially television, therefore the rapid growth WOLED organic materials market will result in an overall AMOLED materials market continues to grow. ”

WOLED panel as the market leader, LGDisplay from the fourth quarter of 2012 to begin production WOLED TV panels at its Paju (Paju) of E3 lines. WOLED panel for mass production, LG Display in February 2014, in its eighth E4 mother glass processing line installed. Although this production line in the fourth quarter of 2014, became operational, but the yield has been low. However, LG Display from the second quarter of 2015 the production line in full production. Kim said: “Most of AMOLED TV panel makers, especially Chinese manufacturers, are currently focused on WOLED technology, which will promote future growth WOLED materials market.”

According to the latest edition of IHS OLED materials market tracking report shows that in 2015 the overall AMOLED materials market, including micro metal mask RGB OLED (FMM RGB) and type WOLED will grow 54 percent over last year, reaching 600 million 58 million US dollars ʱ?? 2019, AMOLED materials market size is expected to reach 20 billion US dollars, 2014-2019 year CAGR of 37%.

LG To throw $ 8.5 billion OLED field force

According to Reuters, LG Display said on Monday that the future will focus on investments in OLED screen, betting the next generation of display technology will make it get rid of the price war, the upper hand in the competition. LG Display said in a statement that the three-year period ending in 2018, the company plans to invest at least 10 trillion won (US $ 8.47 billion), mainly for television and other large-size products, OLED screen and intelligent machines and wearable devices products with the production of flexible screens. LG Display will OLEfaD application seeking to identify the product and expand the automotive sector, and part of the investment allocated to the advanced LCD production.

LG Display and LG Electronics has been the biggest supporter of OLED technology, the technology has been improved in color reproduction and power consumption. As the world’s largest LCD screen maker, LG Display hope that when OLED technology to become mainstream, early investment to help it dominate the market.

Since the liquid crystal display sluggish growth, and Chinese rivals price war erode profits, LG Display is not to be optimistic about the future of investors, the company’s share price has fallen 34 percent this year, marking the lowest level since 2012. However, the market research firm Display Search predicts that by 2022, the size of OLED market jumped from $ 8.7 billion to $ 28.3 billion last year.

OLED displays are being more and more high-end smart watches and smart use, such as Samsung Electronics and Apple models. However, television and other large-size, price and high-margin products, OLED screens are still far higher than the same LCD models. The world’s largest TV maker Samsung also said that the production of television with OLED screen is still too expensive.

Since LG Display and LG Electronics is a rare two OLED technology to television promotion of major vendors, analysts and investors doubt their own strength alone can create economies of scale, which is significantly lower OLED prices, Let the technology popular in the mass market need.

Qualcomm released Xiaolong 820 graphics performance by 40%

According to foreign media reports, Qualcomm said on Wednesday that the company’s next-generation flagship chip Xiaolong (Snapdragon) 820 would overturn the mobile device to take pictures, shoot video and play games. Qualcomm hopes the chip can help yourself win back lost smartphone processor market.

Qualcomm Xiaolong mouth of the killer 820, will be available in the first half of next year. Adreno graphics system which will significantly increase 40%. And for the first time this week show. Vice president of Qualcomm Tim Leland said, “We will make sure a photo or video without blurring section, the user can always get want to see.”

However, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 is not a failure of the product. Xiao Long before the 810 is Samsung to abandon in favor of its own chips. While others use Xiaolong 810 handset manufacturers lackluster sales. Due to the loss of orders and a decline in Samsung’s patent licensing revenue last quarter, Qualcomm has released five years of the most dismal earnings, and plans to cut 15% of staff.

National University of Singapore, the new study found that: blue LED can be fresh food

A recent study of the National University of Singapore research team found that the blue LED may be a chemical-free method of food preservation.

Scientists said the best conditions of using this method is at 4-15 ℃, pH 4.5 is acidic environment. Freshly cut fruit and other acidic foods ready to eat meat at low temperatures and blue LED’s environment, no further chemical treatment can be fresh.

Although often used as energy-saving LED light source, but they also have antibacterial effects. Bacterial cells contain light-sensitive compound, will absorb the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum (400-430 nm) and this part is mainly blue LED light. Exposure under the blue LED will trigger a series of reactions inside the cell, eventually leading to his death.

In the past, the LED light antibacterial research mainly by the addition of a photosensitizer in food samples, or to verify the results in the case of the light source in close proximity (less than 2 cm). These conditions can not really be applied to food preservation. Scientists from the National University of Singapore for the first time shows the factors associated with food temperature and pH, the impact on the inhibitory effect of LED light.

The research team will be three major foodborne pathogens – Listeria (Listeria monocytogenes), E. coli O157: H7 (Escherichia coli O157: H7) and Salmonella typhimurium (Salmonella Typhimurium) is placed under the blue LED, and were adjusted to different pH values.

It was found that under acidic or alkaline conditions, better antibacterial effect than neutral. Listeria inhibition acidic conditions stronger, and for E. coli O157: H7 and Salmonella typhimurium, the alkaline environment the best, but the acidic environment can achieve effectively suppressed. The research team in 2013, a study found that at low temperatures the blue LED on bacteria strongest inhibition.

Head of Research Associate Professor Yuk Hyun-Gyun said: “The combination of these results, we found no chemical treatment may be a method at a low temperature to preserve acidic foods that may satisfy people’s growing demand for natural food without. We need to rely on sour agents and artificial preservatives and other chemicals to the preservation of food. ”

These findings on food storage cabinets and food supplies have potential value for fresh cut fruit, ready to eat seafood such as sushi and smoked salmon and cold meat products. This technology can also be used for the retailer, such as food court and supermarket.

Yuk said: “Next, we want to put this LED technology to the real food samples including fruits, seafood and meat, take a look at the case without damaging the food, whether it can effectively kill pathogens.” Team at the same time Study LED technology with fresh vegetables or increase the storage of nutrients.

MediaTek launch Helio X30 10 core processor to the Xiaolong 820 under a high

With the development in recent years, MediaTek has been basically out of the low-end image, and launched Helio series with Qualcomm and Samsung and other competitors to compete in the high-end processor. Helio Helio X10 is the top processor family is now applied, with the eight frequency up to 2.2GHz of processing core Cortex-A53 architecture and PowerVR G6200 graphics processor, it has been used in the Sony Xperia M5, HTC One ME, One E9, One M9 +, the One E9 + and Meizu MX5 other high-end models.

In the release, while Helio X10, MediaTek has also introduced the first use of three 10 core processor architecture Helio X20. Helio X20 is equipped with four 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 processor cores, four 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 processing cores and two 2.5GHz Cortex-A72 processor core, graphics processors chose to adopt the Mali-T880MP4. Although equipped with Helio X20 models did not yet listed, but recently the Internet has been exposed on the next-generation flagship processor MediaTek Helio X30 messages.

Helio X30 and Helio X20 are the same as a 10 core processor, but it contains four processor cores. According to leaks, Helio X30 will be equipped with two 1.0GHz Cortex-A53 processor cores, two 1.5Hz Cortex-A53 processor cores, two 2.0Hz Cortex-A53 processing cores and four 2.5GHz Cortex-A72 processor cores. Graphics processors, Helio X30 will still choose Mali-T880, but may be upgraded to MP6 or MP8. In addition, Helio X30 will also support up to 1600MHz 4GB LPDDR4 memory and 40 million pixels / 24fps, 1600 million pixels / 60fps and 800 million pixels / 120fps recording.

Process technology aspect, Helio X30 will use 16nm FinFET technology, superior Xiaolong 820 20nm technology, but Samsung’s 14nm process technology and the latest generation of its flagship processor Exynos 7420 also uses a little gap.

It is reported that Helio X30 sample will be ready before the end of this year, and with Helio X30 mass production of the new machine you might want to wait until 2016 before debut.

Apple wants to be operators build a private network for the iPhone

In 2005, Apple’s Steve Jobs is still in charge, he would have been with the US wireless communications and Internet Association (CTIA), former chairman John Stanton discussed it on unlicensed spectrum to set up their own wireless networks, for the first generation iPhone to establish a dedicated mobile network so that Apple can kick carriers to provide their own network services.

Now, according to foreign media reports, Apple is planning to regain the Joe closer unfinished wish – their own when the operator, but because Apple did not have much accumulation telecommunications infrastructure facilities, so most likely hire operator’s network base stations When the virtual operators.

Allegedly, Apple has begun testing the service in the United States, and is working with a number of American and European business operators to negotiate, consider iPhone, iPad users with a virtual operator (MVNO) services. Then, insert the SIM card Apple phone will automatically access the best network signal.

Apple CEO Tim Cook (Tim Cook) 2012 years when it comes to investment in the operator’s network, said the company does not need to “own pipeline.” He pointed out that Apple is committed to producing high-quality equipment, network operations will complete by the partners.

However, the fruit powder is still not too expect this service, because the virtual operators as a long-term goal of Apple, at least in the next five years, the child will not launch.

Also, want to do it more than Apple, Google earlier this year announced the MVNO service called “Project Fi” is.