Wireless networking
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) is deemed as a critical technology needed to boost LPWAN (low power wide area network) application values. Global tech giants including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Baidu and other software service providers are aggressively developing the AIaaS (artificial intelligence as...
  • Qualcomm Technologies International has announced that the Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform has been qualified by Amazon for the Alexa Voice Service (AVS). This reference platform incorporates the hardware and software building-blocks required to facilitate rapid commercialization of smart speaker and...
  • Active/passive optical filter maker Apogee Optocom saw its revenues decline 31.69% on year to NT$39.88 million (US$1.35 million) in December. For all of 2017, revenues totaled NT$550 million, up 5.61% on year.
  • D-Link has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.684 billion (US$56.87 million) for December 2017, representing a 2.56% drop on month and 11.17% drop on year.
  • Optical transceiver module maker PCL Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$180 million (US$6.07 million) for December 2017, unchanged from the previous month but down 9.2% from a year ago.
  • Most Taiwan-based optical component makers have reported improved sales for December 2017 due to a pick-up in demand for GPON devices in China and increased shipments to the datacenter segment.
  • D-Link pushing new Wi-Fi devices
    D-Link is showcasing its new mydlink smart home solution at CES 2018, consisting of several new networking devices and its in-house developed mydlink app.
  • Sercomm heading for long-term growth
    Networking device maker Sercomm has reported revenues of NT$3.49 billion (US$118.28 million) for December 2017, down 1.56% on month but up 12% on year.
  • Artila director of IoT Division Mike Kao
    Artila Electronics is a long-term player in the IPC industry, but unlike most others that focus on developing x86 applications, Artila has chosen ARM-based systems as the main direction for its IPC road trip. Although its products are considered niche devices, the company has still managed to grow...
  • Axcen chairman Vincent Chen
    Optical device maker Axcen Photonics expects its shipments and gross margin to climb higher in 2018 as it has begun shipping high-margin SFP (small form-factor pluggable) optical transceiver modules to new clients in Europe for industrial control applications, according to company chairman Vincent...
  • With AI (artificial intelligence) as a core technology to drive the development of digital economy, the Singapore government is making all-out efforts to develop AI tech innovations to accelerate the digital transformation of the city state into a smart nation by 2025, while achieving smart mobility...
  • Zinwell looks to increasing business opportunities from smart home applications
    Zinwell, a maker of digital set-top boxes (STBs), LNB (low-noise block) converters and VSATs (very small aperture terminals), expects its sales to rebound in the second quarter of 2018 when its new plant kicks off commercial operations, according to company chairman Huang Chi-jui.
  • The release of the first 5G NR standards to accelerate 5G solution developments
    With the 3GPP having announced the first implementable 5G NR specifications recently, telecom operators and networking device makers are expected to accelerate the developments of 5G-enabled devices, pushing up demand for optical communication components, according to sources from Taiwan-based IC solution...
  • Networking device supplier Gemtek Technology plans to fully acquire SiP module maker Ampak Technology to enhance its presence in the IoT and cloud-enabled communication market.
  • China-based drone player Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology (DJI), which currently has two-thirds of the worldwide consumer drone market, is planning to expand into the commercial sector to cover applications including agriculture, green energy, film and television, construction, media and...
  • Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has decided to list its subsidiary Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII) for common A-shares trading on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  • Sercomm introduces NB-IoT solutions
    Networking device maker Sercomm has unveiled an array of NB-IoT solutions complied with 3GPP newly released wireless technology, according to company president James Wang.
  • China Mobile has announced the winning bidders for the optical communication components it plans to purchase in 2018, which will help boost shipments of Taiwan-based optical component makers starting the first half of 2018, according to industry sources.
  • MediaTek and the Taiwan government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) have jointly developed a LWA (LTE/Wi-Fi Link Aggregation) prototype system and other technologies to accelerate the development of commercial applications for 5G networks, according to a joint statement by the...
  • UnlimiterHear chairman Dr. Kuo Ping Yang (right) and CEO Tony Huang (left)
    With the growing popularity of smart speakers and voice assistance tools offered by first-tier Internet service providers, many have focused on the development of emerging home devices. But for UnlimiterHear, which develops audio solutions, it sees the potential of integrating voice assistance functionality...
  • FET is pushing 5G developments
    Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has showcased its 28GHz 5G base station prototype system with Ericsson in Taiwan, the world's eighth such demonstration following similar events held in the US, Japan, South Korea and Singapore.
  • Taiwan-based optical communication products maker EZconn expects a significant revenue growth in 2018, as it will start mass shipments of 10G PON (passive optical networks) devices in the first quarter and ship its 100G PON modules for use in datacenters in the second half of the year, while continuing...
  • Aruba Taiwan general manager Magic Hsu
    Aruba Networks, a subsidiary of HPE, has seen its sales so far in Taiwan surpass its guidance set for 2017 and expects its business in the local market to remain bullish in 2018, according to Magic Hsu, Aruba's sales director and general manager for Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam and Asia emerging...
  • Active/passive optical filter maker Apogee Optocom has reported revenues of NT$41.13 million (US$1.37 million) for November, up 22.39% on month but down 27.6% on year.
  • Marvell has introduced what it claimed to be the industry's most complete 802.11ax wireless product portfolio. Marvell said it is the first to offer a full MU-MIMO and OFDMA uplink and downlink based on the latest IEEE 802.11ax standards which will help the next generation of high-end users with real-time...

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