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  • Google to incorporate NFC functionality into Android

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  • TPCA urges Taiwan government to upgrade PCB industry

    Bits + chips | 1h 5min ago

  • TSMC to offer more wafer starts to MediaTek in 3Q14

    Bits + chips | 3h 1min ago

  • TPK sees 2Q14 gross margin drop sequentially

    Before Going to Press | 1h 41min ago

  • O-film Tech to acquire Shenzhen Temobi Science & Tech

    Before Going to Press | 1h 43min ago

  • PCB maker Apex completes capital expansion

    Before Going to Press | 1h 56min ago

  • Handset solution vendors may roll out 10-core CPUs in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 2h 7min ago

  • TPK posts 1H14 net EPS of NT$1.37

    Before Going to Press | 2h 7min ago

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

    Before Going to Press | 2h 8min ago

  • More IC vendors to engage in merger or acquisition deals

    Before Going to Press | 2h 10min ago

  • Intel to launch Core M for use in notebook/tablet 2-in-1 models in 4Q14

    Before Going to Press | 2h 10min ago

  • Notebook thermal module makers eye business opportunities from electric vehicles

    Before Going to Press | 3h 19min ago

  • Career expects sales to peak in 4Q14

    Before Going to Press | 3h 20min ago

  • Acer sees booming sales of Chromebooks, says CEO

    Before Going to Press | 3h 28min ago

  • China PV module makers expected to ask Taiwan solar cell makers to offer incentives

    Before Going to Press | 3h 41min ago

  • LG launches cloud-based monitors

    Before Going to Press | 3h 42min ago

  • AUO able to produce 42- to 75-inch WCG curved Ultra HD TV panels

    Before Going to Press | 3h 44min ago

  • Touch Taiwan 2014 to take place in late August

    Before Going to Press | 3h 45min ago

  • Global Ultra HD TV penetration to reach at least 6-8% in 2014

    Before Going to Press | 3h 45min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Japan promoting service robots

    Before Going to Press | 3h 46min ago

  • Small- to medium-size China smartphone component makers under pressure of being forced out in 2H14

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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.

Networking device makers see March revenues grow

Apr 10, 15:02

Taiwan-based networking/communication device makers Alpha Networks, Arcadyan Technology, Gemtek Technology, SerComm and Senao Networks saw their consolidated revenues for March grow.

Arcadyan expects to ship 1.7 million IP STBs in 2014

Mar 31, 14:59

Networking/communication device maker Arcadyan Technology expects to ship 1.7 million IP set-top boxes(STBs) in 2014, about 70% of which will be based on Ericsson Mediaroom and the remaining hybrid models, according to company president Lee Hong-yuh.

Gemtek expects LTE to be main source of revenue growth in 2014

Mar 28, 15:15

Taiwan-based networking/communication device maker Gemtek Technology expects LTE products to be the main source of growth in 2014 consolidated revenues, with shipments to mobile telecom carriers to begin in the second half of 2014, the company said at a March 27 investors conference.

Hitron Technologies to deal out 2013 dividend per share of NT$0.4346

Mar 21, 10:35

Taiwan-based networking/communication device maker Hitron Technologies will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$0.4346 (US$0.014) for 2013, 24.17% more than the corresponding net EPS of NT$0.35.

China market: Second-tier China handset vendors plan to request anti-trust probe into Android licensing

Mar 18, 14:38

Some second-tier and small China-based handset vendors feel that Google has unreasonably high charges for some applications under the Android platform, and therefore plan to request the China government launch an anti-trust probe into Google's unfair competition, according to industry sources in Tai...

Accton Technology 2013 EPS at NT$1.06

Mar 18, 11:49

Taiwan-based networking/communication device maker Accton Technology has released its 2013 financial report, posting net EPS of NT$1.06.

Digitimes Research: Comcast to push into new digital home market

Mar 17, 21:08

In addition to its existing Xfinity Triple-Play services, US-based Comcast has recently announced it will cooperate with US-based NRG Energy to offer electricity services. The move is expected to add an additional service to Comcast's packages and help bring in more revenues to the company.

Alpha Networks developing 24GHz sensors for use in car collision prevention

Mar 17, 11:28

Taiwan-based networking/communication device maker Alpha Networks has been developing 24GHz-based radar sensing technology to help prevent cars from colliding, and has been in talks with automobile makers, according to company chairman John Lee.

MWC 2014: One market focus will be Atom and LTE combo for Intel

Feb 24, 22:01

At an Intel news conference for Mobile World Congress (MWC), Intel president Renee James introduced two Intel Atom processors, an LTE-Advanced communications platform, and announced multiyear agreements with Lenovo, Asustek Computer and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to expand the...

Sporton posts EPS of NT$5.25 for 2013

Feb 21, 15:05

Taiwan-based Sporton International, which provides mobile device testing and certification services, has reported net profits of NT$432 million (US$14.2 million) on consolidated sales of NT$2.3 billion for 2013. EPS for the year came to NT$5.25.

SerComm nets NT$4.19 per share for 2013

Feb 21, 11:18

Taiwan-based networking/communication device maker SerComm posted net EPS of NT$4.19 for 2013, according to its financial report released at a February 20 investors conference.

China market: D-Link cooperates with Qihoo 360 to launch smart WLAN router

Feb 7, 14:18

D-Link has cooperated with China-based information security software solution provider Qihoo 360 Technology to launch a smart WLAN router, the D-Link 360Mini, for co-branded sale in the China market, according to D-Link.

Mobile PCs and smartphones to be top revenue opportunities for IC suppliers in emerging high-speed wireless device market, says IHS

Jan 27, 15:50

Mobile PCs and smartphones will represent the top revenue opportunities for high-speed wireless integrated circuit (IC) suppliers by 2018, as these devices are projected to be the highest-volume applications in this market over the next five years, according to IHS.

SerComm expects to ship 3 million PON units in 2014, says president

Jan 24, 11:06

Taiwan-based networking/communication device maker SerComm shipped nearly two million units of PON (passive optical network) broadband equipment in 2013 and expects to ship three million units in 2014, with China, Japan and Russia to be major markets, according to company president James Wang.

Arcadyan to see growth in 2014 revenues, gross margin, says president

Jan 23, 11:19

Taiwan-based networking/communication device maker Arcadyan Technology is likely to see increases in consolidated revenues and gross margin for 2014 operations due to growth in LTE device shipments, according to company president Lee Hong-yuh.

Huawei Technologies 2013 revenues up 8% on year

Jan 16, 10:57

China-based communication and IT solution provider Huawei Technologies has reported unaudited revenues of CNY238-240 billion (US$39.3-39.6 billion) for 2013 operation, increasing 8% on year.

Supply of specialty DRAM falls short of demand

Jan 7, 10:51

The global supply of specialty DRAM chips has fallen short of demand, due to SK Hynix' reduced output for the memory coupled with a pick-up in demand for industrial PCs, servers as well as networking applications, according to industry sources.

DRAM demand

Taiwan market: Over 60% of population have used wireless Internet services, say TWNIC

Jan 2, 16:10

Of the population aged 12 and above in Taiwan, 60.26% have used wireless Internet services in the past half year, growing by 13.03 percentage points on year, according to government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).

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