Mobile, telecom, computing trends
Intel expected to fully advance to 10nm in 2021Friday 15 January 2021
Intel is expected to see strong growths in sales and profits in 2021 thanks to the releases of new-generation 10nm CPUs, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Foxconn appoints Jack Cheng to MIHFriday 15 January 2021
Foxconn Electronics has selected Jack Cheng, former executive president and co-founder of China-based electric vehicle (EV) vendor NIO, to be in charge of planning for its MIH alliance...
Seagate to expand HDD storage capacityFriday 15 January 2021
With the amount of global data expected to grow over 40% over the next two years, Seagate has recently launched its latest 20TB hard disc drive (HDD) and is set to expand the storage...
Zyxel lands orders for 5G NR FWA routers from Telenor NorwayFriday 15 January 2021
Taiwan-based Zyxek Communications has announced its entry into the equipment supply chain of Telenor Norway and will offer 5G NR7101 outdoor routers to support the construction of...
Protective component maker PTTC enjoys substantial ramp-up in orders for smartphonesFriday 15 January 2021
Polytronics Technology (PTTC) has seen orders placed by China-based smartphone vendors ramp up substantially since the first quarter of 2021, according to the Taiwan-based protective...
Sunny Optical sees growth in 2020 shipmentFriday 15 January 2021
China-based Sunny Optical Technology has disclosed it shipped nearly 1.53 billion smartphone-use lens modules in 2020, increasing 13.9% on year.
Switching iPhone orders is not easyFriday 15 January 2021
The riot at a Wistron plant in India may result in Apple looking for alternative makers of the iPhones that the Taiwanese ODM has been handling, but switching orders among suppliers...
AI-based AOI, AMRs adopted for smart manufacturingFriday 15 January 2021
Many manufacturers have generally adopted AI-based AOI (automated optical inspection) solutions and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) as initial subsystems on their way to installing...
Highlights of the day: Bright outlook for TSMCThursday 14 January 2021
TSMC has reported strong sales and profits for 2020, and the world's top pure-play foundry house expects to post another record...
ASRock, ASMedia post profit surges in 2020Thursday 14 January 2021
Motherboard and graphics card maker ASRock and ASMedia Technology, a fabless chipmaker specializing in high-speed transmission chips, both enjoyed revenue surges in 2020 with promising...
China smartphone vendors step up chips, components procurementThursday 14 January 2021
Chinese handset vendors Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi (OVX) have stepped up their purchases of ICs and basic components for their smartphones as part of their efforts to expand presence in...
Synnex posts strong December revenuesThursday 14 January 2021
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$37.463 billion (US$1.31 billion) for December, the second...
Highlights of the day: Wireless applications and servers to see strong 2021Wednesday 13 January 2021
As 5G and Wi-Fi 6 are becoming the mainstream specifications for the IT market in 2021, Taiwan's III-V IC companies...
Server makers turn optimistic about 2021 on Intel new processorsWednesday 13 January 2021
With Intel ramping up its 10nm Ice Lake Xeon server processor output, Taiwan's server makers have turned optimistic about their shipment prospects for 2021 and may embrace the strongest-ever...
Oppo launches Reno 5 in Taiwan, as shipments not affected by component shortagesWednesday 13 January 2021
China-based handset vendor Oppo has launched its 5G-enable Reno 5 series products in the Taiwan market with the availability to begin on January 16.
Global smartphone shipments dip 8.8% in 2020, says Digitimes ResearchWednesday 13 January 2021
Global smartphone shipments suffered an annual 8.8% decline to 1.24 billion units in 2020, as the rampage of the coronavirus pandemic crippled handset demand and shipments, Digitimes...
VIA, Shuttle see growing profitability from non-PC businessTuesday 12 January 2021
VIA Technologies and Shuttle are both expected to see rising profits in the next few years thanks to contribution by their non-PC businesses.
New iPhone sales in China reach nearly 18 million units in 4Q20Tuesday 12 January 2021
Sales of the iPhone 12 lineup in the China market were higher than expected in the fourth quarter of 2020, reaching 18 million units for an over 20% market share, according to data...
MediaTek sees 2020 revenue top NT$300 billionTuesday 12 January 2021
MediaTek has reported revenue climbed 30.8% on year to a record high of NT$322.15 billion (US$11.5 billion) in 2020.
Customized 5G private networks: Q&A with Quanta Cloud Technology president Mike YangTuesday 12 January 2021
Following years of deployments in 5G-based ORAN (open radio access network), Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a subsidiary of Quanta Computer, has set sail on a new journey to help...
Taiwan yet to release spectrum for private 5G networksTuesday 12 January 2021
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has yet to set a timetable for releasing a portion of the 5G spectrum supporting private 5G network applications.
5G private networks to help Taiwan makers step into Open RANMonday 11 January 2021
5G private networks dedicated will become a stepping stone for Taiwan-based electronics and ICT makers to obtain orders for devices in the Open RAN (radio access network) market.
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2021Monday 11 January 2021
Taiwan-based makers' server-related revenues are expected to climb 7.6% on year in 2021, buoyed by growing demand from cloud service operators, while global server shipments will...
Arcadyan to double capex in 2021 to boost production in VietnamMonday 11 January 2021
Networking device maker Arcadyan Technology expects to double its capex this year to boost substantially production at its factory site in Vietnam.
Highlights of the day: TSMC suppliers to see strong 2021Friday 8 January 2021
TSMC is expected to allocate a record capex budget for 2011 as it fast advances its manufacturing processes. The foundry house's equipment...
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