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Huawei announces OpenLab in Malaysia

Nov 14, 11:28

Huawei has announced the construction of a new OpenLab in Malaysia, which will serve as an open, flexible, and secure platform for joint innovation with local partners.

Taiwan market: NCC issues 9 million circuit numbers for IoT services

Nov 3, 11:31

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has released a total of nine million circuit numbers to three local telecom operators enabling them to offer high-speed IoT services, according to industry sources.

Qualcomm small cell chips only choice for Taiwan: Q&A with DoIT chief Lo Ta-sheng

Oct 31, 15:26

The announcement by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) in mid-October to impose an antitrust fine of NT$23.4 billion (US$775.8 million) on Qualcomm for its allegedly unfair royalty practice has not only resulted in mounting pressure from the US chipmaker but also increasing concerns from many sectors...

Lo Ta-sheng, general director, DoIT, MOEA

Taiwan telecom players can incorporate 5G NR to boost capacities, says Nokia researcher

Oct 27, 16:09

Taiwan telecom firms can take advantage of their high density of base stations deployed around the country to quickly incorporate 5G New Radio (NR) technology, the standard of which will become the most concerned one among the first set of 5G mobile network standards to be released by the end of 2017,...

NXP, Metanoia collaborate on broadband access solutions

Oct 26, 12:21

NXP Semiconductors and Metanoia Communications have announced that Metanoia's proven ADSL2/2+, VDSL2 and G.fast (referred to collectively as xDSL) technology will be demonstrated with NXP's Layerscape portfolio. The technology collaboration will deliver next generation broadband access solutions for...

Realtek 3Q17 profits hit nearly 3-year high

Oct 25, 13:30

Networking IC design specialist Realtek Semiconductor has reported net profits for the third quarter of 2017 hit a nearly 3-year high of NT$1.15 billion (US$38 million). EPS for the quarter came to NT$2.28.

Asia Pacific Telecom gearing up for 5G network deployments

Oct 20, 16:03

Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) is actively proceeding with deployments of 5G mobile communications infrastructure, with a spate of tests and certifications of network technologies scheduled to kick off by the end of 2018, according to company sources.

APT chairman Lu Fang-ming

Qualcomm announced 5G data connection on 5G modem chipset for mobile devices

Oct 18, 16:01

Qualcomm has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, has successfully achieved a 5G data connection on a 5G modem chipset for mobile devices. The 5G data connection demonstration took place in Qualcomm Technologies' laboratories in San Diego.

Sercomm to showcase AI-centric IoT solutions at BBWF 2017

Oct 18, 14:02

Networking device maker Sercomm will unveil its AI-centric smart IoT solutions at the upcoming Broadband World Forum (BBWF) 2017 to be held in Berlin from October 24-26, the company has announced.

Sercomm to showcase AI-based smart IoT solutions at BBWF 2017

IoT vertical markets in Indonesia: Q&A with Indosat executives

Oct 16, 13:46

Indosat, the second largest telecom operator in Indonesia and boasting the strongest IoT (Internet of Things) technology capability, has recently launched a smart vehicle fleet integration system dubbed Nextfleet through its B2B arm Indosat Ooredoo. The system utilizes IoT devices to help corporate...

Wahyu Dwiono (center), Indosat's IoT solutions manager

Alpha Networks revenues drop 2.45% on year in September

Oct 11, 17:05

Alpha Networks has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.809 billion (US$59.83 million) for September 2017, representing a 7.14% increase on month and 2.45% drop on year.

Sercomm sales hit record highs in September, 3Q17

Oct 11, 12:54

Networking device maker Sercomm saw its consolidated revenues grow 4.8% on month and 17% on year to a record high of NT$3.71 billion (US$122.19 million) in September.

Accton revenues up almost 20% in September

Oct 6, 15:59

Accton Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.175 billion (US$104.57 million) for September 2017, representing a 2.43% increase on month and 19.56% increase on year.

Telecom firms conservative about network virtualization for 5G, says VMware executive

Oct 6, 12:13

Despite the strong interests in 5G technologies, global telecom service providers have remained conservative about making investments in network virtualization needed to build the 5G network architectures, judging that only 80-100 out of a total of some 600 telecom carriers around the world have started...

MediaTek to conduct interoperability tests with SoftBank for NB-IoT development in Japan

Oct 3, 14:29

MediaTek has announced it will conduct a series of interoperability tests of NarrowBand IoT connectivity (NB-IoT) with SoftBank in the first quarter of 2018 to pave the way for development of NB-IoT commercial applications in Japan.

"MediaTek is proud to be at the forefront of NB-IoT...

More supply chain makers vying for growing smart speaker market

Sep 29, 15:08

More supply chains for AI-based voice assistant devices and smart speakers have begun to emerge as nearly all heavyweight tech companies including Google, Apple, Samsung Electronics, Amazon, Microsoft and China-based Alibaba, Xiaomi Technology and Tencent all have jumped on the bandwagon, according...

LPWAN ideal for managing spacious cattle farms, green houses

Sep 22, 11:09

The global animal husbandry industry is growing in economy of scale, but in the vast natural pasturelands, operators would see a certain risk of assets loss if they lack precision cattle and sheep positioning systems. Currently, most operators still rely on GPS and GPRS systems for managing their farms,...

LPWAN offers two-way communications for data collection, remote control

Sep 20, 20:15

From the control of household electric appliances at home to the monitoring of satellites in the outer space, grasping more data and expanding management depth and width are the exact benefits scientific and network technologies have brought to the mankind.

Diverse LPWAN specs available for different IoT applications

Sep 20, 14:46

Traditional telecom is suitable for long-range coverage but involves high power consumption, and the coverage capability is also largely affected by the density of base stations deployed. Now in the IoT (Internet of Things) era, many application scenarios require transmission of small data volume,...

LPWAN reduces maintenance and operation costs of IoT devices with long life cycles

Sep 19, 11:28

The value of emerging smart IoT (Internet of Things) applications can be shown based on low power wide area networks (LPWAN) that boast high safety, low cost and easy management, and among LPWAN solutions, the LoRa technology has been kicking off.

Lin Yu-hsiung, senior product manager at Advantech

5G brings new business opportunities: Q&A with Alpha Networks chairman John Lee

Sep 18, 12:12

Taiwan-based networking device maker Alpha Networks has expanded its product lines from mainly Ethernet switches to include fixed broadband products, wireless networking devices, multimedia and smart medicare solutions over the past years. The company overhauled its strategy 2-3 years ago and made...

Alpha Networks chairman John Lee

D-Link revenues drop on year in August

Sep 12, 15:49

D-Link has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.583 billion (US$52.73 million) for August 2017, representing a 1.38% increase on month and 9.75% drop on year.

Optical module maker PCL to see revenues peak in 4Q17

Sep 12, 15:03

Optical communication component maker PCL Technologies saw its consolidated revenues grow 1.61% on month and 39.6% on year to a record high of NT$198.33 million (US$6.598 million) in August.

Sercomm to begin shipping LPWAN modules in 4Q17

Sep 12, 11:47

Networking device maker Sercomm will start shipping its LPWAN (low power wide area network) modules supporting NB-IoT technology to China and Korea in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to company CEO and president James Wang.

Sercomm CEO James Wang expects LPWAN module shipments to take off in 2018

Alpha Networks revenues up in August

Sep 11, 16:16

Alpha Networks has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.688 billion (US$56.25 million) for August 2017, representing a 25.86% increase on month and 4.67% increase on year.

Autonomous driving market to be battle between closed and open platform providers: Q&A with Jamie Fan from Neousys

Sep 11, 14:19

With autonomous driving becoming a new trend in the IT market, many first-tier IT players including Google and Nvidia have been aggressively expanding their presence in related development. Taiwan's hardware providers have played a key role in the supply chain of the emerging industry.

Taiwan-based IPC maker Neousys

Gemtek revenues down on year in August

Sep 8, 16:08

Networking device supplier Gemtek Technology has reported revenues of NT$1.006 billion (NT$33.55 million) for August, up 13.7% sequentially but down 19.53% on year.

Accton reports brisk sales for August 2017

Sep 8, 16:06

Networking device maker Accton Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.1 billion (NT$103.39 million) for August 2017, representing a 19.37% increase on month and 24.18% increase on year.

Sercomm August revenues ride higher

Sep 7, 10:56

Networking device maker Sercomm saw its consolidated revenues increase 8% on month and 10% on year to a record high of NT$3.54 billion (US$117.63 million) in August.

LandMark Opto revenues hit high in August

Sep 6, 13:08

LandMark Optoelectronics, a maker of GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers for production of laser diodes, photo detectors and other optical communication components, has reported revenues of NT$184.71 million (US$6.145 million) for August, up 2.53% month and 1.39% on year.

RF component maker EZconn wins lawsuit against PCT

Sep 5, 11:55

Fiber-optic component and RF (radio frequency) connector maker EZconn is set to receive an overdue payment US$9.46 million from US-based PCT International following a district court ruling in Arizona, according to the company.

EZconn wins lawsuit against PCT

China e-car startup Singulato to roll out smart cars in 2018, says CEO

Aug 25, 14:43

China's e-car startup Singulato Motors is scheduled to start volume production of smart cars capable of Level 3 (partial) autonomous driving in 2018, and roll out cars with Level 4 (high) automation in 2020, the firm's CEO Shen Haiyi has said.

car

China AI service provider Unisound gains strategic funding of US$45 million

Aug 22, 14:25

China's AI service platform Unisound has gained CNY300 million (US$45 million) in strategic investment from an undisclosed group of investors to finance the firm's R&D on AI technologies and expansion of services to more areas, and the investors will also provide Big Data to help the company improve...

Unisound

Elite Advanced Laser conservative about 2H17

Aug 16, 14:00

Laser diode packaging firm Elite Advanced Laser (EAL) is conservative about its business outlook for the second half of 2017 due to declining demand for its 2.5G (Gigabit per second) GPON devices and high-speed externally modulated laser (EML) products.

EAL sees more data center clients withholding their orders

China has 751 million Internet users in June, says CNNIC

Aug 16, 11:43

The number of Internet users in China increased to about 751.16 million in June 2017, according to China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

Globalfoundries demos 2.5D HBM solution

Aug 16, 09:33

Globalfoundries has demonstrated silicon functionality of a 2.5D packaging solution for its 14nm FinFET FX-14 integrated design system for application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs).

Globalfoundries intros solution leveraging 2.5D packaging with low-latency

Optical component makers PCL, TrueLight report mixed results for 1H17

Aug 15, 15:57

Optical communication component makers PCL Technologies and TrueLight have reported mixed results for the first half of 2017, but both are eyeing demand from the data center sector to drive sales growths in the second half.

Arcadyan, Sercomm shipping more optical broadband devices to Europe

Aug 15, 10:03

Networking device makers Arcadyan Technology and Sercomm both have reported that demand for optical broadband devices from the telecom sector in Europe is still growing. The two companies expect sales of their respective optical broadband network products to increase significantly in 2017.

Apogee, LuxNet conservative about optical component sales for 2H17

Aug 14, 15:10

Optical telecom component suppliers Apogee Optocom and LuxNet are conservative about their business outlook for the second half of 2017 as most clients have become increasing reluctant to place new orders recently.

Sercomm looks to strong performance in 2H17

Aug 14, 13:33

Networking device maker Sercomm has experienced an influx of new orders since July, expecting its revenues and gross margin to improve significantly in the second half of 2017 as compared to those recorded in the first half, according to company president James Wang.

Sercomm chairman Paul Wang (left) and president James Wang

D-Link revenues drop 11.34% on year in July

Aug 10, 15:40

D-Link has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.561 billion (US$51.52 million) for July 2017, representing a 7.16% drop on month and 11.34% drop on year.

Gemtek appoints new president

Aug 10, 13:46

Networking device maker Gemtek Technology has appointed Kenny Su to serve as its new president, replacing Howard Chen, who will continue to serve as chairman and CEO.

Gemtek reports profits for 1H17

Accton profits soar in 1H17

Aug 9, 21:27

Networking device maker Accton Technology has reported net profits of NT$1.284 billion (US$42.5 million) for the first half of 2017, increasing 46% from a year earlier. EPS for the six-month period stood at NT$2.36.

Accton expects sales momentum to continue in 3Q17 on release of high-margin solutions

Qualcomm, ITRI collaborate on 5G small cell development

Aug 9, 15:20

Qualcomm has announced that it plans to collaborate on 5G NR-enabled small cell technologies with Taiwan government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).

Taiwan makers ready to develop 5G small cells in cooperation with Qualcomm

Alpha Networks sees profits down in 2Q17

Newswatch - Aug 2, 21:42

Networking device maker Alpha Networks saw its net profits decline 14.5% sequentially to NT$147 million (US$4.867 million) in the second quarter of 2017. EPS for the second quarter stood at NT$0.34 compared to NT$0.40 a quarter earlier.

Alpha Networks chairman John Lee

Digitimes Research: 5G networks moving toward cloud, virtualization and network slicing

Aug 1, 15:38

As some telecom operators are looking for accelerated implementation of commercial 5G networks, there emerges a choice of "non-independent" and "independent" networks in the course in which the communication networks are transforming from 4G LTE to 5G, according to Digitimes Research. Meanwhile, in...

Tight control over VPN services not affecting legal users, says China official

Jul 31, 11:10

China is tightening crackdowns on illegal internet connections, including unauthorized VPN (virtual private network) services, but the move will not affect legal users of authorized VPN technology that can help them bypass the country's "Great Firewall," according to the Ministry of Industry and Information...

Huawei ships 73 million smartphones in 1H17

Jul 28, 15:17

Huawei shipped 73.01 million smartphones in the first half of 2017, increasing 20.6% from a year earlier, according to the company's business results for the six-month period announced recently.

D-Link introduces smart plugs supporting Google Assistant

Jul 25, 15:16

D-Link has announced two new models, DSP-W215 and DSP-S110, of its mydlink Wi-Fi smart plug family products. The smart plugs are compatible with the Google Assistant on Google Home.

D-Link introduce smart plugs supporting Google Assistant

Corning acquires SpiderCloud Wireless

Jul 21, 15:44

Corning has announced it has acquired SpiderCloud Wireless, a provider of in-building wireless solutions. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

SpiderCloud will become part of the Corning Optical Communications segment
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