Recently, the market research firm – Yole Developpement has revealed that Sony is not able to continue the supply of CMOS image sensors to the Chinese tech giant – Huawei and facing major business loss. However, Samsung is taking this situation as an opportunity and wants to lead the sensor market itself.
The reason behind this is the US sanctions on Huawei that banned the use of American technology and components in its devices. Additionally, it restricts US-based companies to do business with Huawei in the same manner.
In the past few years, the demand for smartphones furnished with a multi-camera system and support high-quality pictures has increased. Following this, major smartphone makers started making efforts in order to satisfy the consumers.
So, the requirement for a high-definition smart camera system and CMOS image sensors also seen a big hike. The result of this became a boom in the business of Sony image sensors and shipments as well.
To be mentioned, Huawei was one of the biggest customers of Sony image sensors for a long time. However, almost all Huawei devices equipped with Sony’s high-end mobile image sensors especially flagship Mate and P-series smartphones.
According to the information, Sony’s market shares decreased as compared to last year’s statistics. The US sanctions on Huawei also side by side effects the companies, which had Huawei as a major customer.
Moreover, Huawei has a spends a lot of money to customize special sensors from Sony. After losing large amount image sensor orders from Huawei, the market sales of Sony CMOS image sensors started declining.
Sony Market Share:
According to the Yole Development data report, amid problems in the semiconductor business, Sony still leads the market share in 2020 with 20.7 billion USD accounted for 40% of the total market share. To be mentioned, the share was slightly lower than the share of 2019, which was 42% of the market.
Samsung secured second place in the market, but its share rose from 21% in 2019 to 22% in 2020. Additionally, Sony’s CFO said that it is expected that the sensor business will not recover completely until 2023.
Aside from Yole Developpement market researchers mentioned that there will be a slight rebound in 2021 with an annual growth rate of 12%. It is estimated that the market share in 2021 will reach 21.4 billion USD with an increase of 3.2% over 2020. Also, there will be stronger chances of growth in 2022 and 2023.
Samsung wants to lead the image sensor market share:
It is revealed that Samsung’s global image sensor market shares with 20% less than Sony’s. But Samsung’s sensor market seems to be more stable than Sony because most Samsung products use self-produced image sensors.
Moreover, CMOS image sensors produced by Samsung are more favored by mid-range smartphones and can attract more mid-range customers to stabilize their growth momentum.
On the other hand, it was reported that Samsung is planning to use its 13th DRAM wafer fab in Hwaesong to produce CMOS image sensors. This year, Samsung’s monthly image sensor wafer production capacity may increase by about 20,000 to 30,000 pieces, which will also help Samsung further increase its sensor market share.
Sony reconstructing its business strategy:
To cope up with this situation, Sony Group is now reconstructing its semiconductor business strategy and planning and trying to jump into the automobile sensor business to overcome the losses and avoid the impact of the sharp drop of Huawei image sensor orders.
In this segment, Sony has signed a business agreement (MOU) with South Korea’s Autonomous a2z company in January this year. An Autonomous company representative said: “We will apply Sony’s advanced image sensor to our autonomous driving cognitive system so that we will have world-class autonomous driving technology.”
(Via | zhidx)
Android turns purple from green
Android turned its social media accounts into purple color, rooming out from its traditional green. But why? Why does Google decide to switch from green to purple?
On August 10, Samsung launched its latest foldable devices on August 10, packed with the latest Android 12L. As a large screen device, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 promotes some new unique features derived from Android 12L such as the new multitasking taskbar.
This new taskbar has an app layout similar to a computer and allows you to access the recent apps in an instant to make multitasking an instant. It also supports gestures and could turn an app to full screen or shrink a full screen with ease.
With this launch, Samsung enabled purple as its default color instead of black and DPs to purple.
Since Samsung has been so far the biggest promoter of Android and a big player in the Android world. It’s obvious that Android will support Samsung in return for hiking up its sales volume and promoting its products.
In support, Android has changed covers and logos on Twitter and Facebook and also posted the following statement onboard.
“Android is goin’ Purple today. Shoutout to Samsung – big things coming. #SamsungUnpacked”
— Android (@Android) August 10, 2022
What does it show?
In the past few years, Samsung’s uprising has brought this Korean phone maker closer to Android and its integration for Google Mobile Services as well as new features have been dropped first in Samsung devices.
Hence, it has been so far, the first case user of the latest features powered by the Android ecosystem. On the b-side, Google also purchases new technologies through Samsung such as chipsets and display panels for pixel devices.
Is it temporary?
Yes, it’s temporary, Android will turn green as the day passes or when Google decided to wear back the traditional green.
Huawei MatePad Paper HarmonyOS update optimizes display effect
Huawei’s first e-ink paper tablet – the Huawei MatePad Paper tablet introduced to let you experience writing on paper in real aspects on it. And to give a fluent writing experience, Huawei recently released a new August 2022 HarmonyOS update for MatePad Paper, that optimizes the system software.
The latest August 2022 update for the Huawei MatePad Paper optimizes the display effect of some interfaces to improve text clarity, and also it added a virus scanning engine to enhance system security.
Although, the display optimization help to make text sharper and easier to read on screen. Update customer the text and display fount more likely to provide you an eye chatting experience.
This optimization is essential for the Huawei MatePad Paper table, as it uses no background light that directly affects to user’s eye in a dark environment. Also, the text is not show clear and visible to the users.
But thanks to the August 2022 update, its resolved all the user’s concerns and other issue related to display and fount clarity and visibility. We recommend you download and install it as soon as possible to experience new and better services.
Furthermore, the new HarmonyOS version for the Huawei MatePad Paper optimizes the user’s experience with some scenarios of notes, also it brings optimization for the default brightness of different lighting modes.
Below you can check the overall details regarding the update mentioned below:
- Huawei MatePad Paper HMW-W09
- New version number:
- HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168
- Running version:
- HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124
- Added virus scanning engine to enhance system security
- Optimization of the user’s experience of some scenarios of notes
- Optimize the display effect of some interfaces and improve text clarify
- Optimize the default brightness of different lighting modes
Huawei achieves 96th position in Annual Fortune Global 500 list
Huawei is one of the leading tech giants across the world. Several times, the company has flourished its name and fame on the global platform. With constant efforts and innovative techniques, Huawei has attained its place in the 2022 Fortune Global 500 list.
Recently, the business inspection cooperation – Fortune announced the 2022 Global list of companies that includes the top organizations of the world, including Huawei. The inspection firm is well-known to showcase the overall growth of companies around the globe.
Over the past few years, the pandemic has ruptured many sectors around the world. Consequently, there is a need to understand the growth of the digital economy on a global basis. Hence, Fortune has the responsibility of providing an accumulated and accurate report of sales and profits that has broken record levels in the year 2021.
Favorably, Huawei managed to secure its position among the top 100 companies in the Fortune Global 500 list. Approx 145 Chinese companies came under the list category. Among them, the Chinese manufacturer is standing at the 96th rank.
Speaking of the revenue details of Huawei, the company has slightly come down over the past year. It has fallen from 44th rank directly to 96th. Besides, the revenue has also decreased to 23.6 percent. But it does not mean that the company is playing at the loss.
A good profit of 88.2%
Alternatively, the Chinese tech maker has hyped its profit percent to 88.2. Well, that gets equal to 17.62 billion USD. Hence, we cannot say that the company has declined in any manner. Concerned with the tiny step back, Huawei knows how to tackle the obstacles on its way.
Moreover, we should not forget that the company is playing the lead role in the foldable smartphone market. Huawei is consistent regarding new upbringings in the market. And soon, the firm will be able to recover its loss with a good amount of profit.