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Tuesday 23 November 2021
Industry watch: How we may see the business environments 10 years from now
Facebook may be lucrative today, but not necessarily so tomorrow, according to Hsi-Peng Lu, a professor at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Facebook's name change to Meta has demonstrated its forward-looking strategy to embrace the future digital world. If we consider all the applications and technologies, perhaps metaverse is just a transition in tech development, rather than the end.
Monday 22 November 2021
Highlights of the day: What hinders 8-inch wafer capacity boost?
8-inch wafer foundries are experiencing challenges in boosting 8-inch wafer capacity. Now, most of the foundries still spend most of their efforts on their new 12-inch wafers online in 2023. Some sources said WiFi 6/6E is a transitional technology and global major WIFi chipmakers are preparing for WiFi 7 SoCs, which may be rolled out in 2023-2034. Episil Precision has a 200% revenue growth from SiC epi-wafer shipments alone.
Monday 22 November 2021
Taiwan ODMs bracing for looming metaverse boom
Taiwan's electronic devices ODMs including Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron, and Inventec are all stepping up preparations to embrace the upcoming boom of metaverse applications.
Monday 22 November 2021
Major US chipmakers gearing up for 6nm Wi-Fi 7 SoCs
Leading Wi-Fi chipmakers Qualcomm, Broadcom and even Intel are keenly developing Wi-Fi 7 SoCs, and may have their chips manufactured at TSMC using 6N RF process, looking to meet the Wi-Fi 7 boom likely to emerge in 2023-2034, according to industry sources.
Monday 22 November 2021
8-inch fabs to enjoy robust business growth through 2026, says VIS chair
Eight-inch wafer foundry business will continue to enjoy robust growth momentum through 2026 due to limited increase in new capacity, despite market concerns that aggressive capacity expansions by foundry houses may lead to a capacity glut, according to Leuh Fang, chairman of Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS).
Monday 22 November 2021
Arm boosts development of software-defined EVs via joining MIH
Arm in October 2021 joined the MIH Alliance in a bid to promote the development of software-defined electric vehicles (EVs), according to senior director Simon Teng for Asia Pacific Automotive Partnership under Arm.
Monday 22 November 2021
Industry watch: Maximize your strength by vertical integration
India is the world's fifth-largest automotive market, with annual sales of 2.71 million cars, and it is even the biggest market for motorcycles. In a few years, India's population will outpace China's. How can we redefine and understand the characteristics of the Indian market?
Friday 19 November 2021
Industry watch: Will the elites today still be elites 10 years from now?
The industry is in desperate need of talents to usher in booming businesses. Each enterprise's HR has been exerting relentless effort, hoping to win the hearts of the young elites. For young people who are new to the workplace need to consider whether 10 years' working experience and expertise will guarantee another "job-hopping" chance when he or she gets to 35-40 years old.
Thursday 18 November 2021
Global server shipments to grow 4.5% to nearly 17 million units in 2021, says Digitimes Research
Global server shipments are forecast to grow 4.5% on year to nearly 17 million units in 2021, according to Digitimes Research, which estimated previously a higher 5.1% increase.
Thursday 18 November 2021
Industry watch: Ups and downs in the pandemic era
In the past, two-thirds of Taiwan's airline revenues came from passenger traffic and one-third from freight. But during the outbreak, ticket prices were soaring as a result of "rigid demand" since some people still had to fly, coupled with the increasing difficulty of transit. But even so, global airlines that rely heavily on airfares are struggling, except Taiwan's and South Korea's airline companies.
Wednesday 17 November 2021
Asia Venturing V: Global capital market flat? New trends emerging in Asia
Is the global capital market getting flat? Are late-stage investors chasing early-stage startups a new trend or a fad? Is Rivian SPAC reasonably valued? Experts discussed these questions at the fifth round of Asia Venturing, a monthly event co-powered by Anchor Taiwan and DIGITIMES.
Wednesday 17 November 2021
Industry watch: How to convince IT elites
The Chinese name of DIGITIMES has often been mixed up with another Chinese publication in Taiwan. During one recent event, a friend of mine asked if DIGITIMES would consider changing the Chinese name in order to clear the confusion.
Tuesday 16 November 2021
China's fixed prices for lithium batteries is preventing the competition from growing
The price of lithium batteries continued to increase through the end of the third quarter due to the shortage of key materials and material prices skyrocketing. Coupled with China's power restriction, many China-based lithium battery factories announced price increases during the country's 11-day holiday. Seeing as the price of raw materials continues to soar, analysts are now wondering to what extent it will affect the rising price of batteries for electric vehicles (EV) in the future.
Tuesday 16 November 2021
Industry watch: Is the information and consulting service industry a buyer's or seller's market?
Is the information and consulting service industry a buyer's or seller's market? The answer depends on the mentality of buyers and sellers and the current industrial environment. Nevertheless, I believe the next 10 or even 20 years will be a golden period of professional information service industry. With increasing diversity of business opportunities, companies that can provide professional services are getting fewer. But it eventually depends on the mentality of both sides to characterize it as a buyer's or seller's market.
Monday 15 November 2021
NATEA US Taiwan High-Tech Forum: Dawn of new blockchain era
New trends and tech advances are emerging from the horizon of blockchain technology. On the second day (Nov.13th, Taipei time) of the 2021 U.S. Taiwan High-Tech Forum (UTHF) hosted by the North America Taiwanese Engineering and Science Association (NATEA), Blockchain experts including Edward Chang, adjunct professor at Stanford University, Andrew Tang, chair of the executive committee at Draper University, Clara Tsao, founding officer and director of Filecoin Foundation shared insights in new technologies and latest trends.