Why we need multiple cameras on a smart phone and who makes them? And, Hong Kong has something to do with this?

by: Jack Lau

For some who have good memories, you may recall that when Nokia still reigned the mobile phone world, it was such a “wow” moment when they first introduced a phone with a camera.   Yes, it was the Nokia 7650 which became available in 2002.  The phone featured a VGA camera. 

We still remember people asking around, what is the use of such a silly small camera!  (Well, apparently, Nokia spent a ton of resources trying to convince you the usefulness of having a built-in phone camera. Check out this Nokia 7650 commercial!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xidvxCBdvhs

Fast forward to 2019, only seventeen years later, people are now changing phone “because” of the cameras.  The latest Huawei P30 has actually 4 cameras built in. 

Why so many cameras?  And, who makes them?

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Why is it so hard to win the Semiconductor Fabrication War?

by: Jack Lau

SMIC, which stands for  Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, was established in 2000 —just 19 years ago. It was then positioned as the answer to counter the dominance of TSMC, and was the sign of China taking semiconductor manufacturing seriously. 

Since then, SMIC has listed on both the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, under the stock code 981, and the New York Stock Exchange, under the stock code of SMI.

Currently, it has a 8% world market share in semiconductor manufacturing.  Q42018 revenue  hit US$778M.  Marvelous. 

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Latest Stock Price Movement Signals – Apr 19

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