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  • Iteq to buy back 10 million shares as treasury stock

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  • Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to drop in 4Q14

    Before Going to Press | Oct 20, 21:25

  • China has no way to enter DRAM industry, says Inotera chairman

    Before Going to Press | Oct 20, 21:24

  • UMC to purchase equipment from Applied materials

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  • Foxlink chairman to quit attempt to acquire Taiwan cable service provider CNS

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  • China handset camera module makers cut pricing 15-20%

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  • Intel to stop providing subsidies for mobile solutions; but expected to provide support through different methods

    Before Going to Press | Oct 20, 20:28

  • Digitimes Research: Smartphone AP shipments in China in 3Q14 estimated at 115.1 million units

    Before Going to Press | Oct 20, 20:16

  • Taiwan market: 4G user base to grow to 3.0 million at end of 2014, says CHT chairman

    Before Going to Press | Oct 20, 20:15

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Connected devices driving strong growth in gateway investments by ISPs, says IHS

Oct 17, 15:46

The global market for broadband consumer premises equipment (CPE) will end 2014 with the highest growth in revenues since 2010, increasing by 20% from 2013 to reach nearly US$11 billion, according to IHS.

ZyXEL aims to hike revenue proportion from retail sales to 50% in 3 years, says president

Oct 15, 11:33

Networking/communication device vendor ZyXEL Communications has been making efforts to promote own-brand business-use devices through retail chains and sales agents, and aims to increase this segments' revenue proportion from 22% currently to 50% in three years, according to company president Gordon...

XyXEL president Gordon Yang

Accton reports revenues for September

Stockwatch - Oct 13, 14:45

Accton has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.921 billion (US$64 million) for September 2014, representing a 4.49% increase on month and 3.17% drop on year.

D-Link September revenues rise on month

Stockwatch - Oct 13, 14:28

D-Link has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.724 billion (US$90.8 million) for September 2014, representing a 13.72% increase on month and 11.18% drop on year.

SerComm 3Q14 revenues hit record

Oct 6, 21:48

Networking/communication device maker SerComm on October 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.153 billion (US$204 million) for the third quarter of 2014, hitting a quarterly record for the second consecutive quarter, with growth hitting 2.15% on quarter and of 21.22% on year.

802.11ac Wi-Fi CPE shipments to capture 18% of the total 176 million access points in 2014, says ABI Research

Sep 26, 15:43

The worldwide Wi-Fi customer premises equipment (CPE) market is expected to grow 11% in 2014. According to ABI Research, total shipments of Wi-Fi access points, routers, and residential gateways are set to surpass 176 million units by the end of 2014. "Growth is expected in all regions, driven...

IDF 2014: Intel unveils new developer tools, future technologies spanning tablets, analytics, wearable devices and PCs

Sep 10, 15:24

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich kicked off Intel's annual technical conference with a set of computing initiatives and projects showing how the company is going to enable new market segments where everything is smart and connected. Krzanich and other executives announced new hardware and software developer...

Worldwide WLAN market shows continued growth in 2Q14, says IDC

Sep 4, 16:07

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments grew 9.2% on year in the second quarter of 2014. According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker, the enterprise segment continued to grow at a steady rate and increased 7.7% over the same period last...

PCL Technologies to begin shipments of LTE-A optical transceiver modules

Sep 4, 11:46

PCL Technologies, a Taiwan-based optical component and module maker registered in Cayman Islands with production base in China, will begin shipping optical transceiver modules for use in LTE-A (LTE-Advanced) base stations to Japan-based NTT DoCoMo and KDDI through Japan-based partner NEC in fourth-quarter...

PCL chairman Gene Chen

SerComm tops networking/communication device makers in 1H14 net EPS

Aug 20, 15:44

SerComm, among Taiwan-based networking/communication device makers, posted the highest net EPS at 2.05 (US$0.068) for the first half of 2014.

Digitimes Research: Japan household appliance makers rolling out HEMS compatible products

Aug 18, 15:44

While major Japan-based household appliance suppliers, including Toshiba, Sharp, Panasonic and Mitsubishi Denki, have already made the controls and operations of their smart household appliance systems through smartphones as standards, sales of smart household appliances compatible with home energy...

Arcadyan aims to ship 2 million STBs in 2015, says CEO

Aug 15, 15:10

Networking/Communication device maker Arcadyan Technology has begun small-volume shipments of STBs (set-top boxes) based on the Google TV platform to telecom carriers in Europe and stands a chance of shipping one million units in 2015, and therefore aims to ship two million STBs of all models in 2015,...

SerComm looks to IoT business opportunities

Aug 14, 12:01

Networking/communication device maker SerComm expects Internet of Thing (IoT) applications to bring business opportunities to support its business growth over the next few years, according to company CEO and president James Wang.

Alpha Networks reports small 2Q14 profit

Aug 12, 11:47

Networking/communication device maker Alpha Networks has released its second-quarter 2014 financial report, posting net EPS of NT$0.20.

Wireless connectivity semiconductors maintain double-digit growth in health and fitness, says IHS

Aug 6, 15:44

Semiconductors providing wireless connectivity in health and fitness devices are set for solid double-digit growth in 2014 and beyond, especially as a clutch of wireless technologies make their way into a growing number of wearable devices, according to IHS.

Digitimes Research: ASEAN countries have potential in mobile handset market, but pre-paid services may be an issue

Aug 5, 11:01

Countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had a total of 700 million mobile handset users and 20 million fixed-line broadband users in 2013, and compound annual growth rates (CAGR) for handset users and fixed-line broadband users from 2003-2013 were 24% and 40%, respectively,...

LG Innotek signs cooperation to focus on Li-Fi business, says report

Jul 29, 14:43

LG Innotek and Korea-based TV power module and LED maker Yuyang D&U have recently signed a MOU to cooperate on visible light communications (VLC) and Li-Fi business, which uses fluorescent lamps or LEDs to transmit data, according to a Korean ET News report.

China market: Mainstream pricing for smart wireless routers stands at CNY100-200

Jul 25, 10:46

In the China market, mainstream retail prices for smart Wi-Fi routers fall between CNY100 (US$16.1) and CNY200, according to China-based reports.

China-based HiWiFi unveils OS for smart routers, say reports

Jul 17, 14:03

China-based router maker HiWiFi has announced an in-house developed operating system, HiWi-Fi OS, designed specifically for smart routers. The OS features three major applications: HiCloud for cloud computing services, HiMobile for mobile terminals and HiStore for plug-ins.

Cumulative shipments of 300Mbps smartphone modems to exceed 700 million by 2019, says ABI Research

Jul 15, 16:09

Shipments of second-generation LTE basebands, commonly called Cat4, enabling mobile users to enjoy up to 150Mbps bandwidth, barely exceeded 42 million in 2013. However, key chipset suppliers are stretching their muscles for next-generation basebands that will enable speeds of up to 300Mbps, namely...

Samsung finishes LTE-A solution development for mobile processors, says report

Jul 15, 11:53

Samsung Electronics reportedly has finished developing an LTE-A modem chip solution, the Exynos Modem 300, and will integrate it into the company's quad-core processors to compete against Qualcomm, according to a Korean-language D-Daily report.

SerComm June, 2Q14 revenues hit records

Jul 8, 11:53

Taiwan-based networking/communication device maker SerComm on July 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.090 billion (US$69.6 million) for June, hitting monthly record for the second consecutive time with growth of 0.47% on month and of 24.54% on year.

Worldwide IT spending on pace to grow 2.1% in 2014, says Gartner

Jul 1, 14:43

Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total US$3.7 trillion in 2014, a 2.1% increase on year, however, the grow rate is down from earlier projections of 3.2% growth, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The slower outlook for 2014 is attributed to a reduction in growth expectations for devices,...

Foxconn to invest in Korea-based SK Group

Jun 30, 22:03

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced it will invest KRW380.98 billion (US$376.49 million) in SK C&C, an affiliate of Korea-based SK Group, to acquire 2.45 million shares or a 4.9% stake in the company.

Digitimes Research: Wi-Fi chipmakers taking different paths for growth

Jun 30, 15:43

In the first half of 2014, Wi-Fi chipmakers can be divided into two groups: one focusing on developing Wi-Fi chip solutions with better specifications and higher speed, and the other that is no longer interested in increasing the number of antenna or transmission speed, but instead focusing on meeting...

Digitimes Research: LTE broadcast to become a new area for growth in the long term

Jun 24, 15:29

In mature telecom markets, most carriers have faced saturation in customer bases and slow revenues growths in the past five years. The top-4 carriers in the US, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, together only achieved total revenues growth of US$24.4 billion from 2008-2012 with a CAGR of 2.28%,...

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm far ahead of Marvell and MediaTek in China LTE market

Jun 19, 12:38

Qualcomm, a leading player in terms of LTE technologies, started supplying LTE solutions to markets worldwide including China in 2013. But because of regulations and issues over licensing issues, China's LTE service started later than most of the developed countries.

Digitimes Research: Southeast Asia looks to strong replacement demand for smartphones

Jun 16, 15:56

The ratio of 3G/4G subscribers to total mobile phone users in Southeast Asia remains relatively low despite the fact that most countries in the region have already set up their 3G networks, while some cities in Singapore and Malaysia have begun offering 4G services, according to Digitimes Research.

SerComm May revenues hit record

Jun 9, 10:23

Taiwan-based networking/communication device maker SerComm on June 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.080 billion (US$69.0 million) for May, hitting a monthly record with growth of 12.29% on month and of 22.76% on year, and those of NT$8.603 billion for January-May, rising 14.36% on year.

Cellular network jam spurs rising use of MIMO Wi-Fi technology in smartphones, says IHS

Jun 5, 15:49

With their cellular networks strained to the breaking point by the deluge of data traffic generated by smartphones, wireless operators are striving to offload traffic to Wi-Fi networks by using next-generation 802.11 2x2 Multiple-In Multiple-Out (MIMO) technology, according to IHS.

What works in telecom can work in high-speed manufacturing: Leveraging IoT with Vitesse

Jun 4, 14:35

Until recently, Vitesse Semiconductor saw its core market as being the carrier Ethernet market, particularly what it calls the IP edge, which is anything from base stations to picocells to backhaul microwave/milliwave small cells, as well as routers and switches in the aggregation network. However,...

Vitesse CTO Martin Nuss

Smart solutions for smart devices: How Carry is expanding its business model

Jun 4, 14:11

Carry Technology, a leading developer and manufacturer of portable multimedia and storage products, will highlight its new Apotop products, including its wireless snapshot for iPhone device, the i-Selfie, in addition to Wi-Copy personal cloud services at Computex 2014. The company also plans to exhibit...

Taron Chang, Carry president

LTE broadcast may be widely adopted for mobile TV services, say Taiwan makers

Jun 3, 13:38

LTE (Long Term Evolution) broadcast technology using eMBMS (enhanced multimedia broadcast multicast service) standard is likely to be widely adopted for delivering mobile TV services, as Verizon Wireless in the US, Vodafone in Europe, Telstra in Australia and Korea Telecom in South Korea have undertaken...

Computex gets smart

Jun 3, 13:26

Asia's biggest ICT procurement exhibition and the world's second largest show is set to kick off today and run for the next five days, and Computex Taipei 2014 is expected to highlight a wide variety of IT products and solutions, from the latest mobile devices and computer peripherals, to the newest...

Handling the ever-increasing demand for wireless: Q&A with Broadcom VP Rahul Patel

Jun 3, 12:36

With the IT market shifting from PCs to mobile devices, there has been an increased appetite for support for Wi-Fi and wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and near field communication (NFC). Mobile users are not only looking at emails and texting though; mobile devices are increasingly being used...

Rahul Patel, VP and general manager, wireless connectivity combo, Mobile and Wireless Group

Tapping the power of mobile devices through connectivity: Silicon Image on HDMI, MHL and Wireless HD

Jun 3, 12:34

Silicon Image is a semiconductor IP company whose expertise is connecting boxes to displays. The company develops semiconductor IP based on industry standards it has helped develop. For example, it is one of the inventors of HDMI, DVI technology (in association with the Digital Display Working Group)...

David Kuo, senior director of marketing, mobile devices at Silicon Image

Nearly 9 billion wireless connectivity chipsets to ship during 2019 alone, says ABI Research

May 23, 14:31

Annual wireless connectivity chipset shipments across Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, and ZigBee show no sign of slowing down, and are expected to reach almost nine billion annual shipments in 2019, according to ABI Research. Had it not been for combo chipsets and integrated platforms the number of chipsets...

Kinpo Electronics to start production at Philippines factory

Stockwatch - May 20, 14:27

Taiwan-based consumer electronics, STB (set-top box) and networking device maker Kinpo Electronics is constructing a factory on a site of 140,000 square meters (34.6 acres) in the Philippines and will begin volume production in September 2014, company president Simon Shen said at a May 19 investors...

Digitimes Research: LTE users to reach 335 million in 2014

May 20, 11:55

Japan- and Korea-based operators have been aggressively promoting their LTE services. Their counterparts In Latin America and Europed have also been accelerating the process towards commercialization for LTE. The number of LTE users worldwide surpassed 200 million in 2013, up 130 million from 2012...

Senao Networks ranks 3rd in March WLAN AP sales in North America, says chairman

May 13, 21:19

Wireless communications device maker Senao Networks ranked third in terms of WLAN AP device sales by volume in the North America market in March 2014, next only to Cisco Systems and Aruba Networks, company chairman Tsai Wen-ho said at a May 13 investors conference.

Digitimes Research: 10G Wi-Fi unlikely to become popular in the short term

May 12, 21:38

Wi-Fi chip designer Quantenna Communications has recently announced it will invest in the R&D of 10G Wi-Fi chipsets to develop 8x8 antenna technology for a mass production in 2015, but Digitimes Research believes the company's move is unlikely to make mainstream Wi-Fi chipmakers pursue 8x8 Wi-Fi,...

Bridge M2M alliance forms to aid multinational deployment in Asia, said IHS

May 8, 15:05

With cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) connections in Asia expected to more than triple in the coming years, local wireless operators have banded together in a group dedicated to facilitating M2M deployments in the region.

Huawei Device aims to ship 80 million smartphones in 2014

Apr 25, 11:50

China-based vendor Huawei Device has set a goal of shipping 80 million smartphones globally in 2014, growing 53.8% on year, according to the company.

Huawei has preliminary ideas for 5G mobile, says vice chairman

Apr 24, 11:53

China-based ICT solution provider Huawei Technologies has preliminary ideas of 5G mobile communication standards although the technology has yet to be definied, company vice chairman and rotating CEO Xu Zhi-jun said at the company's 11th Annual Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, southern China, on...

Taiwan networking device makers transforming operational models

Apr 22, 11:38

Main Taiwan-based networking/communication device makers, including D-Link, Gemtek Technology and Accton Technology, have been transforming their operational models, combining hardware ODM/OEM production with software and/or related services to meet fast growing demand for cloud computing and Internet...

Intel, MediaTek become favorites in China white-box tablet industry

Apr 21, 11:04

China's white-box tablet players have been turning to adopt application processor (AP) solutions from Intel and MediaTek for their 3G and LTE-enabled models because of Intel's subsidies for tablet products and MediaTek solutions' pricing advantages, according to sources from China's white-box supply...

Intel, MediaTek become new favorites of China white-box tablet industry

Taiwan market: WLAN device sales total US$17.9 million in 4Q13, says IDC

Apr 16, 11:15

WLAN device sales in the Taiwan market in fourth-quarter 2013 totaled US$17.9 million, decreasing 7% sequentially but increasing 49% on year, according to IDC. Sales for 2013 totaled US$66.9 million, growing 33% on year.

Taiwan battery module makers eye orders from China 4G base stations

Apr 14, 21:57

Taiwan-based battery module makers are looking to enter the supply chain of China's telecom carriers for backup battery orders for their 4G base stations. However, since the China government is trying to nurture local lithium battery players, Taiwan makers have little chance of landing related order...

Accton sees March revenues increase

Apr 11, 10:53

Networking/communication device maker Accton Technology has reported NT$2.202 billion (US$72.5 million)in March consolidated revenues, growing 48.06% sequentially and 11.01% on year, and January-March consolidated revenues reached NT$5.252 billion, up 8.39% on year.

Packet core to see US$18 billion in mobile broadband market through 2017, says ABI Research

Apr 10, 15:06

Worldwide traffic in 3G and 4G will reach new highs as consumers everywhere strive to satisfy their craving for mobile broadband. Operators will meet this demand with expanded network capacity, and mobile packet core spending will total US$18 billion through 2017, according to ABI Research.

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