Huawei reports revenue growth for 1H20
Huawei has announced it generated CNY454 billion (US$64.9 billion) in revenue during the first half of 2020, a 13.1% increase on year, with a net profit margin of 9.2%.
Taiwan Star to launch commercial 5G services in August
Taiwan Star Telecom has said it plans to launch its commercial 5G services in August, having already secured approval for building 5G base stations from the National Communications Commission (NCC).
Consumer MCU demand picking up
Taiwan-based MCU specialists have seen orders for TWS Bluetooth earbuds and other consumer electronics applications pick up substantially since the start of third-quarter 2020, according to industry sources.
Though there is still uncertainty lying ahead because of the coronavirus pandemic, fabless IC designers are still anticipating a seasonal pick-up in demand from end market segments includign 5G phones. The IC designers are requesting...
Taiwan-based optical component suppliers have seen shipments for 5G base station and other applications start gaining momentum thanks to an acceleration of 5G infrastructure construction in China, according to industry sources.
The high-speed transmission of 5G will allow games to be played like streaming media and players will no longer need to wait for the contents to be fully downloaded, according to Taiwan-based game developer Winking Entertainment chairman Johnny Jan.
5G upgrades IoV
5G technology's low latency and fast data transfer can help improve IoV functions and hike traffic safety, according to Wu Kun-rong, vice president for Data Communications Business Group at Chunghwa Telecom (CHT).
Taiwan handset sales to grow 25% in 2H20, says FET
Handset sales in the Taiwan market are expected to grow 25% to 3.6 million units in second-half 2020, up from 2.9 million units shipped in the first half of the year, according to Andy Tu, vice president of consumer business at Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET).
Nokia wins Taiwan Mobile 5G deal
Nokia has announced that it has been selected by Taiwan Mobile (TWM) as the sole supplier of its 5G network in a three-year framework deal worth approximately EUR400 million.
Thin-film optical filter maker East Tender Optoelectronics has seen clients in Japan, China and the US begin testing optical filter samples for 6G communication, as optical filers for communication applications usually require 5-6 years to develop.
Chief Telecom to benefit from stay-at-home economy
Taiwan-based Chief Telecom's cloud computing and Internet datacenter (IDC) businesses are expected to see growths thanks to uprising demand from the stay-at-home economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to company chairman Joseph Wu.
Chunghwa Telecom launches commercial 5G services
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will leverage its eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband) technology to offer fast 8K, AR, VR, audio/video and undamaged music streaming services as it kicked off commercial 5G services on June 30, according to company executive vice president Lin Kuo-feng.
ABF substrate supply to stay tight despite Huawei woes
Taiwan-based IC substrate suppliers including Unimicron Technology and Nan Ya PCB are expected to continue experiencing tight supply of ABS substrates throughout 2020 despite losses of orders from Huawei, but their profitability may fall slightly, according to industry sources.
FET to launch commercial 5G services on July 3
Far EasTone Telecommunications will launch its commercial 5G services in Taiwan on July 3.
QCT joins Open RAN for 5G development
Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a datacenter solution provider, has joined Open RAN Policy Coalition, a group of companies formed to promote policies that will advance the adoption of open and interoperable solutions in the radio access network (RAN).
The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting 5G deployments at chipmakers, telecom carriers and end markets. Qualcomm previously was keen on gaining an upper hand in the 5G market, but has now found it necessary to devote more efforts to defend...
Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) will cooperate with its peers in Taiwan to roll out commercial 5G services through shared spectrums and networks, according to company chairman Lu Fang-ming.
HTC launches 5G phone in Taiwan
HTC has launched its first 5G smartphone, the HTC U20 5G, in Taiwan ahead of 5G commericialization in the local market starting July.
While DSRC (dedicated short range communication) standards have been set for years, C-V2X (cellular-vehicle to everything), mainly promoted by 3GPP and 5GAA has become competitive.
Hydrocarbon and PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) materials are expected to co-exist in high-frequency antenna applications, with the latter now dominated by US-based Rogers, prompting Taiwan-based CCL makers to gear up to benefit from strong demand for hydrocarbon materials for 5G infrastructure in China...
Highlights of the day: TSMC 3nm fab project on track
TSMC is fast advancing its manufacturing processes. The foundry maintains that its 3nm fab project remains on schedule, with the technology to be ready for risk production in 2021 followed by volume production in the second half of 2022...
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), Delta Electronics and Microsoft Taiwan have teamed up to set up Taiwan's first 5G-enabled pilot smart manufacturing plant at Delta's production complex in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan seeking to integrate IT, OT and CT technologies to fully demonstrate cross-domain...
Supply of 5G optical filters becomes tight
Optical filter makers have seen their capacities become tight recently due to a pick-up in components demand for 5G base stations from a number of countries, including China, Korea and the US, where local mobile operators are stepping up their 5G base station installations, according to industry sou...
Taiwan's GaAs wafer foundry Win Semiconductors is expected to maintain strong shipments of diverse RF (radio frequency), PA (power amplifier) and FEM (frontend module) devices in the second half of 2020 thanks to persistent demand for 5G infrastructure, Wi-Fi 6, and handset applications, according...
Taiwan issues first 5G license
Taiwan has issued its first 5G commercial license to Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), which is expected to officially launch 5G services in July.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2020
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments in the first quarter of 2020 went down 20.5% sequentially.
Global tablet market – 1Q 2020
Global tablet shipments are forecast to climb 45.5% sequentially and 9.9% on year in the second quarter of 2020 thanks to a...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2020
Taiwan makers shipped a total of 4.65 million LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2020.
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...