iPhone 14 to Be Made in India Simultaneously With China at Launch: Ming-Chi Kuo

Apple iPhone 14 series is expected to debut later this year in September. This lineup is expected to include the iPhone 14, iPhone 14, iPhone Max, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Rumours have been in abundance regarding the specifications and various design aspects of the iPhone 14 series. Industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has now shared … Read more

iPhone Maker Foxconn Partners With Chipmaker NXP Semiconductors to Develop EV Platforms

Taiwan’s Foxconn said on Wednesday it has partnered with chipmaker NXP Semiconductors to develop platforms for electric vehicles, adding to a string of such deals by the iPhone assembler as it moves into the auto market. Foxconn, best known for assembling Apple’s iPhone, has expanded into areas including electric vehicles (EVs) and semiconductors in recent … Read more

Apple Supplier Foxconn Suspends Production at 2 China Factories Due to COVID-19 Spread

Apple’s prime supplier Foxconn Technology Group halted operations at two of its factories in eastern China’s Kunshan after new COVID-19 cases were reported on site, the South China Morning Post reported on Monday. The operations at those plants have been suspended since Wednesday last week, with all employees confined to dormitories inside, the report said. … Read more

Apple Supplier Foxconn Predicts Tough Quarter Ahead Amid Low Demand, Rising Inflation in China

Apple supplier Foxconn warned that current-quarter revenue for its electronics business including smartphones could slip as growth slowed amid rising inflation and cooling demand in locked-down China, as well as escalating supply chain issues. The Taiwanese firm, the world’s largest contract electronics maker, has grappled with a severe shortage of chips like other global manufacturers, … Read more

Apple Reportedly Looking to Boost Production in India, Vietnam

Apple has told some of its contract manufacturers that it wants to increase production outside China, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. India and Vietnam, which are already sites of Apple production, are among the countries short-listed by the company as alternatives, the report added. Apple last month forecast bigger … Read more

Apple Urges Chinese Suppliers to Speed Up iPhone Development as COVID-19 Lockdown Hampers Schedule: Report

Apple has told its suppliers to speed up iPhone development after China’s strict COVID-19 lockdowns hampered schedule for at least one of the new phones, Nikkei reported on Wednesday, citing multiple sources with knowledge of the matter. Lockdowns due to China’s zero-COVID policy led iPhone assembler Pegatron to suspend operations at its Shanghai and Kunshan plants … Read more

Vedanta to Finalise Location for $20 Billion Chip, Display Plant by Mid-June, Confirms Chairman Anil Agarwal

Vedanta will finalise a location for its $20 billion (roughly Rs. 1,55,273 crore) semiconductor and display plants in India by mid-June and will have the first chip product ready in two years, its Chairman Anil Agarwal said on Wednesday. Oil-to-metals conglomerate Vedanta said in February it will diversify into chip manufacturing and announced plans to … Read more

Chip Manufacturers’ Order Books Still ‘Very Full’, Taiwan’s Economy Minister Says

Order books for both mature and advanced semiconductor nodes for Taiwanese chip firms are still very full, Economy Minister Wang Mei-hua said on Wednesday, amid concerns about a slowdown in tech-related demand. A significantly weaker-than-expected business outlook by memory-chip firm Micron Technology last Thursday raised concern that, following nearly two years of strong demand, the … Read more

Government Approves Proposed Investments Worth Rs. 86,824 Crore for Electronics Manufacturing

The Indian government’s electronics and IT ministry has approved a total of 314 applications with proposed investments of Rs. 86,824 crore under a modified special incentive package scheme till May 31, an official note said. The proposals that were approved in May included an investment of Rs. 596 crore from Bosch Automotive Electronics Private Limited, … Read more

Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo in Talks With Indian Firms to Make Phones for Global Export

Three of China’s largest smartphone brands have opened discussions with Indian manufacturers about making phones locally for global export, a concrete step toward establishing the country as a hub for electronics production. Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are holding talks with Indian contract phonemakers, hoping to take advantage of cash incentives readily available to local firms, … Read more