Technology news you can’t miss this month

ARM invests in the future of IoT connectivity: ARM acquires Swedish Mistbase and English NextG-Com to bring NB-IoT compliant technology to ARM-based chips

Taiwan maintains largest share of global IC wafer Fab capacity: South Korea narrows gap with Taiwan; China shows biggest increase, accounts for nearly 11%. The Global Wafer Capacity report shows that South Korea accounted for 20.9 percent of global wafer capacity in 2016, slightly more than the 20.5 percent share it held in 2015.

New iPhone production volume to exceed 100M units in 2017: The next major iPhone release will certainly be one of the most anticipated events in the global consumer electronics market in the second half of 2017.

Intel accounted for 36% of top-10 R&D spenders in 2016: Intel continued to top all other chip companies in R&D expenditures in 2016 with spending that reached USD 12.7 billion and represented 22.4% of its semiconductor sales last year.

Sharp acquires majority stake in Skytec UMC: Sharp Corporation has acquired a 56.7 percent stake in Skytec UMC Ltd. This creates a new subsidiary to promote the manufacturing and sale of Sharp branded products in Europe.