Today, the leading South Korean semiconductor firm- SK Hynix shares its business financial report for the second quarter of 2021. The report discloses the company’s net profit, memory market revenue, and its future plan for the DRAM chips.
As per the information, the net profit of SK Hynix has been accounted a 100% of sequential and 57% of annual net profit increase. The company has recorded an increase of KRW1.99 trillion, which is about a 1.73billion USD in the second quarter of this year.
Furthermore, SK Hynix reported total revenue of KRW10.32 trillion for Q2 2021 with a steady growth of 22%, which is 2% more than the last year’s revenue for the same quarter. Adding to this, the overall earnings show a sequential growth of 103% and annual growth of 38%. Besides, the company accounts for KRW2.7 trillion with 26% of the operating margin.
SK Hynix’s business is growing day by day, and this growth graph proves this fact. This is the first time in the history of SK Hynix when the company’s quarterly revenue exceeded over KRW10 trillion. Also, its memory market performance has significantly improved since this year.
A memory chip vendor of the company states that finally, it’s the time when the company’s noted this much of revenue after the Q3 in 2018.
Memory Chips Market:
Coming to the memory chips market, since the start of the second quarter the laptop, graphic cards, consumer electronics, and other products are in high market demand. The company’s ace technology such as 1ynm and 1znm DRAM, and 128-layer 3D NAND flash chips, etc also made a great contribution to the revenue.
Besides, SK Hynix shares the plans about the DRAM chip supply. As informed by the company, before the end of the second quart the DRAM Chip production based on EUV 1anm process technology will be initiated. However, the DDR5 DRAM mass production is set for the second half of this year.
Simultaneously the company also informed, the 128-layer NAND Flash chip production for smartphones and SSDs will be initiate by the end of the second half of 2021, while the 176-layer NAND flash chips will take more time.
On 12th July 2021, SK Hynix officially announced the 1anm DRAM-based, 8 Gigabit LPDDR4 mobile chip production. In this line, Vice-President Cho Youngmann informed that 1anm DRAM will not only brings high profitability but also help the company to stand among the leading technology across the globe. (Read Full Story)
Huawei Notebooks score 101% in China laptop market: Report
Huawei and its products are the top-most gadgets in the world. That’s just not a dramatic phrase but a fact. In the latest information, we found that the Huawei Notebooks are the ‘high-in-demand’ products in the China market.
Recently, Canalys shared a report regarding the value of laptops in domestic merchandise. To those who are unaware, Canalys is a market research organization that shows the reality and the positions of devices as well as their brands in the real world.
As usual, this time also, the organization published its report regarding the notebooks in the China region. Five tech giants are sharing this report: Lenevo, Dell, Huawei, ASUS, and HP. In terms of unit share, Lenevo is at the top with 37%.
Thereafter the list goes as – Dell with 11 percent, Huawei with 10%, AUSU, with 9 percent, and 7% unit share of HP. However, in terms of growth rate, Huawei notebooks are leading the China market with 101% in the second quarter of this year.
Undoubtedly, Huawei laptops and notebooks have gained a lot of users’ attention in recent days. Besides, the company has introduced several huge screen products in the second quarter of 2022. Hence, it’s obvious to find Huawei with a massive growth rate.
Although, at this moment, the company is lacking behind in the market share. It is standing in the third position, but we are sure that by the end of this year, the Chinese manufacturer will be able to once again grab the first position.
On the side hand, Huawei is also making efforts to stiff its legs in the global market. The company has some high-end technologies to showcase at the global level. Yet, many competitors are in the row and it’s difficult to make a profound place instantly.
But we should not forget that Huawei is capable of bringing such features that easily drag consumers into its court. After Mate 50 series, let’s see what new automation will stand the company at the top of the world.
Huawei updates HarmonyOS 3 wallpaper and window cleanup feature
Last month, Huawei pushed a number of new software updates for all of the HarmonyOS 3 beta testers and it brings improvements for wallpapers and app window cleanup. The HarmonyOS 3 upgrade comes with firmware HarmonyOS version 184.108.40.206 and around 1Gb of OTA size.
During the time of testing, the Chinese tech maker continues to feed in new features for the consumers. Soon, we will witness the release of a stable HarmonyOS 3 rollout.
Coming back to the rollout, this HarmonyOS 3 version brings you optimizations for the display of home screen wallpapers, performance, and stability, app window cleanup feature, as well a September 2022 security patch.
Furthermore, the company poses new fixes for WiFi that may have not been connecting in some situations.
How to update:
To get this software update, HarmonyOS 3 users will have to visit System & updates settings, from here tap on Software updates, and then tap on CHECK FOR UPDATES. Now let the phone fetch the latest firmware and bring it down for your device. Although, Huawei has kept the software limited to the Chinese models but its features are also shared by EMUI 12.
There are some notes that you should know before moving with the software installation.
- This update will not erase your personal data, but we suggest you back up any important data before updating.
- The update package will be deleted automatically after the update is complete.
- The phone must have sufficient charging levels (over 50 percent recommended).
- Optimizes the display of home screen wallpapers
- Optimizes navigation performance and improves positioning stability
- Optimizes the app window cleanup function
- Integrates security patches released in September 2022 for improved system security.
Huawei improves AppGallery games section
On October 2022, Dr. Jaime Gonzalo, VP of Consumer Mobile Services Europe at Huawei, people from the global gaming industry were given insight into how they could achieve an improved return on their considerable investment in new and existing games to boost AppGallery for game distributions.
In the past few years, AppGallery is becoming a popular platform for games as it serves millions of monthly active users with new and existing gaming apps. Up until today, AppGallery now lists games from some leading titles such as PUBG Mobile, Mobile legends, Free Fire, State of Survival, and more. Hence, Huawei continues to work on the games section for AppGallery users to enrich its user engagement.
“Games developers are finding it increasingly difficult to reach new audiences. The major challenge is that customer acquisition cost has increased significantly over the years due to market saturation and inflated pricing. That’s why alternative app platforms such as AppGallery are emerging and playing their part to provide developers with improved revenue-generating opportunities,” said Jaime Gonzalo”.
Currently, 99.9% of apps downloaded via the leading app distribution platforms are losing users monthly, pushing the costs of retention higher and higher.
Gonzalo pointed out that AppGallery currently has 580 million global monthly active users, 45 million of which are in Europe. Outside China, AppGallery has increased in-app revenue by 3x year-on-year, casual game growth has increased by 20x over the same period, and monthly ad revenue for developers has doubled.
“We have a high spending audience,” Gonzalo told the Pocket Gamer audience. “In countries like Germany the ARPPU is $200, in the UK the average is $159 while in Poland it is $100, and this is coupled with very low developer effort. Existing Android games can be ready to onboard to AppGallery in just a few minutes. We also support every game with solutions, promotions, and developer kits, which accelerate distribution and boost revenue numbers.”