Highlights of the day: TSMC expanding 5nm capacity
TSMC is fast expanding capacity for 5nm process to meet strong demand from a host of heavyweight clients, including Apple, AMD and MediaTek. The foundry house's capacity for 5nm process is expected hike by one third in second-half 2021...
Wistron Group has forged a strategic alliance with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to jointly tap business opportunities arising from proliferating 5G and AI applications.
MWC Shanghai 2021 kicks off
MWC Shanghai 2021 has kicked off today with the exhibition being presented partly online and partly in physical venues in the wake of the pandemic. The organizers expect some 20,000 patrons to visit the showground in the 3-day event.
O-RAN applications gaining momentum worldwide
The application of Open RAN (O-RAN) networks is gaining popularity worldwide, offering plenty of opportunities for Taiwan-based makers to tap into the niche market by optimizing their capabilities in the manufacture of semiconductor and electronics products.
Highlights of the day: Handset sales recovering in China
The handset market in China is recovering, with shipments staging a strong rebound in January ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays. January handset shipments in China almost doubled compared to the same month last year. Mobile SoC vendor...
Competition in 5G mmWave SoC market to heat up in 2H21
MediaTek's recently announced mmWave-enabled M80 5G modem chip is likely to fuel competition in the mmWave SoC solution market in the second half of 2021.
Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has cooperated with Foxconn Global Network (FHnet) to develop smart robots that operate via a 5G private network under SA (stand-alone) architecture, with such robots specifically used in a branch of Taipei City Hospital for disinfecting wards of coronavirus patients and...
Taiwan-based telecom operators, including Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Taiwan Mobile, have enhanced their deployments in the IoV market to cash in on the increasing availability of AIoT platform products and expanding 5G networks, according to industry sources.
5G optical transceiver demand rebounding
Demand for optical transceiver modules for 5G base station applications has rebounded along with the continued buildups of 5G infrastructure in China, according to sources at the Taiwan-based optical component supply chain.
APAC mobile communications market to grow at 6.11% CAGR during 2020-2025, forecasts GlobalData
Total revenue of mobile communications services market in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.11% between 2020 and 2025, supported by conducive government policies and growing demand for 5G services, according to GlobalData.
A Taiwan-based startup is ready to launch terminal simulation systems and 5G vertical applications to help local companies accelerate related efforts to develop, build, operate and maintain the 5G private networks.
Telecom operators in Taiwan expect 5G services' penetration rate in the local market to be at least 20% in 2021 and the percentage will go higher with competitive subscription deals for mid-range to entry-level 5G smartphones.
Backend firms upbeat about demand for MediaTek chips
Backend houses in the supply chain of MediaTek have expressed optimism about demand for the fabless client's 5G, Wi-Fi 6 and automotive chip solutions in 2021, and are ramping up capacity support for the chipmaker, according to industry sources.
MediaTek has announced it has reached a 5G carrier aggregation (CA) and voice over new radio (VoNR) milestone in collaboration with Swisscom, Ericsson and Oppo, advancing 5G networks across Europe.
RFID specialist SAG to tap 5G opportunities
Taiwan-based RFID specialist Securitag Assembly Group (SAG) expects the commercialization of 5G networks will be instrumental in boosting sales of its products, including RFID labels and tags, according to company president Chiang Hung-yu.
Taiwan CCL suppliers are expected to see shipments of high-frequency, high-end offerings for 5G base stations ramp up through at least the first-quarter of 2021, as clients are turning positive pulling in shipments, according to industry sources.
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has announced a NT$300 million (US$10.71 million) investment project that will establish basic telecom infrastructure, cloud servers and 5G networks in an AIoT base, dubbed Asia New Bay Area, in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan.
FET to ramp up 5G penetration rate to 20-30% in 2021
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) expects to see the user number of its 5G services to top one million or 20-30% of its total mobile subscribers by year-end 2021, after having already secured 400,000 subscribers since its 5G launch in July 2020.
Inventec has said that it is developing 5G smart manufacturing solutions in cooperation with Affirmed Networks, a Microsoft subsidiary, which plays a platform and application software provider role.
Taiwan-based Zyxel 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 what the telecom carrier claims is the world's fastest and biggest 5G FWA (fixed wireless access) network.
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 enterprises fulfill digital transformation with software-hardware integrated solutions, some of which were unveiled to system...
Taiwan yet to release spectrum for private 5G networks
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 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.
Networking device maker Arcadyan Technology expects to double its capex this year to boost substantially production at its factory site in Vietnam.
Global tablet market – 4Q 2020
Fourth-quarter 2020 global tablet shipments amounted to 51.56 million units, soaring 17.6% from a quarter ago and 19.3% from...
China smartphone AP shipments – 4Q 2020
Fourth-quarter 2020 smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors amounted to 211.6 million units, up 9.9% quarter-over-quarter...
China smartphone market and industry – 4Q 2020
Fourth-quarter 2020 smartphone shipments to the China market amounted to 86.7 million units. The volume represented 19.3% growth...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2021
Taiwan-based makers' server-related revenues are expected to climb 7.6% on year in 2021, buoyed by growing demand from cloud...
China semiconductor industry: From 13th 5-year Plan to 14th 5-year Plan, 2015-2025
China government has always attached great importance to advances of the semiconductor sector, but semiconductors' vital role...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2021 and beyond
Global large-size LCD panel shipments will fall at a CAGR of -0.3% 2020 through 2025, while shipments of small-to-medium-size...