Telecom service, infrastructure
  • MediaTek's Dimensity 100 is designed for sub-6GHz 5G networks
    SoC solutions supporting 5G mmWave technology are unlikely to make a meaningful presence in the 5G chip market until the second half of 2020, according to industry sources.
  • Foxconn subsidiaries target 5G business opportunity
    Now that Young Liu has taken the helm, the Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has begun a series of transformations targeting the business opportunity from 5G, with subsidiaries such as Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), FIH Mobile and Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII) all playing...
  • Telecoms are still uncertain about business models for 5G
    Taiwan's telecom operators face new challenges beginning December 10, the day when they join open bidding for securing frequency bands for the launch of 5G services: The auction will require them to put up a lump sum of capital for operating licenses, but there is no proven business model available...
  • FPCB makers eyeing 5G iPhone orders
    Apple is expected to launch 5G iPhones in 2020, and the next-generation phones may change its antenna board designs to facilitate mmWave transmission. Taiwan-based flexible PCB makers including Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect are gearing up to capture orders for flexible...
  • Taiwan has announced plans for dedicated 5G networks
    While the Taiwan government has designated frequency band of 4.8-4.9GHz with bandwidth of 100MHz for the public organizations and private enterprises to implement their dedicated 5G networks, it remains to be seen if the move will satisify their needs.
  • Taiwan has assigned dedicated 5G band
    The Taiwan government has decided to designate frequency band of 4.8-4.9GHz with bandwidth of 100MHz as a 5G band dedicated to use by the public and private sectors for special purposes distinct from and independent of general 5G communication services to be provided by telecom carriers.
  • China telecom carriers and smartphone vendors gearing up for 5G business
    With the arrival of 5G commercialization, China-based telecom carriers and smartphone vendors are expanding their services and releasing new products in pursuit of new business opportunities.
  • 5g
    As China is actively constructing its 5G infrastructure, demand is picking up for retired LFP (lithium iron phosphate) and ternary battery packs for use as reserve energy storage systems for 5G base stations, according to industry sources.
  • TL Lee, GM of MediaTek wireless communication BU
    MediaTek has released Dimensity 1000 featuring four Arm Cortex-A77 cores operating up to 2.6GHz with four power-efficient Arm Cortex-A55 cores operating at up to 2.0GHz, accelerating its deployments in the 5G market.
  • Market of RF components for telecom infrastructure to be shaken by active antenna systems
    The radio frequency (RF) front-end (FE) market for telecom infrastructure, estimated at US$1.47 billion in 2018, is forecast to reach US$2.52 billion in 2025, according to Yole Developpement.
  • Covestro CEO Markus Steilemann
    Germany-based Covestro, spun off from the Bayer Group in September 2015, is now among the world's leading makers of premium polymers with 30 production bases and around 16,000 employees worldwide, mainly engaged in supplying high-tech polymer materials and solutions for diverse applications to automotive,...
  • Chipmakers keen to increase inventory for 5G
    The prospect of 5G definitely looks promising, but players in the supply chain have to make sure they have sufficient support from one another in order to fully enjoy the opportunities promised by the arrival of 5G. Chipmakers and their partners are gearing up to build key...
  • Arcadyan president Edward Tseng
    The arrival of 5G commercialization will first boost smartphone demand, followed by customer premise equipment (CPE), with small cells to be the last to enjoy the benefits, according to president of Taiwan-based network device firm Arcadyan Edward Tseng.
  • 5G applications are bringing new demand
    With the arrival of 5G's commercialization, Taiwan- and China-based makers of components including PCB and cooling modules, are expected to see rising orders from the segment, which will also improve their operations in 2020. Meanwhile, as true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds have grown popular among...
  • PCL chairman Gene Chen
    Optical transceiver module maker PCL Technologies has begun small volume shipments of its 400G transceiver modules to clients for trial operations with prospects to ramp up shipments significantly in 2020, according to company chairman Gene Chen.
  • Commercial applications essential to Taiwan 5G development
    Smart-centric commercial applications derived and based on the traits of 5G networks such as IoT and smart manufacturing represent not only new business opportunities but also best buffers for Taiwan's telecom operators transitioning from 4G to 5G technology.
  • Taiwan's telecom operators are seeking viable business models for 5G
    Taiwan-based telecom operators including Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile and Asia Pacific Telecom have all launched their respective startup accelerator programs as they are seeking viable business models for them to expand related 5G services, according to industry sources.
  • Leland Lai, managing partner at phireGEN Advisory Group
    By virtue of high transmission speeds and low latency 5G will be able to make cities smarter, realize smart applications in many sectors, such as medical care, finance, transportation, and introduce new entertainment, according to Leland Lai, managing partner at phireGEN Advisory Group.
  • Ryan McClure, managing director of TWOMC Digital (Indonesia)
    Visualization of data will be crucial for the next-generation marketing campaigns as various types of images such as 360-degree photos, AR/VR images and holographic pictures all will become the interfaces for the dissemination of information, according to Ryan McClure, managing director of TWOMC Digital...
  • Startup investment expert
    5G-based innovative technologies will focus on user experience and feeling, according to startup investment expert Jay Onda from Orange Silicon Valley.
  • 5G/Innovation Summit
    Taiwan could play a key "technological gatekeeper" role to help global high-tech companies fine-tune their technologies to enable the delivery of a variety of localized and customized services in various countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia, according to Colley Hwang, president of Digitime...
  • Daijun Zhang, president of Samsung R&D Institute China-Beijing
    When planning the rollouts of their 5G networks, Taiwan's telecom operators should not focus on factors such as the extended cost for network coverage, but rather on whether the loading and bandwidth capacities of their networks are sufficient to meet market demand, according to Daijun Zhang, president...
  • 5G and 4G phones to jointly boost handset market in 2020
    The handset market is welcoming the arrival of 5G smartphones, shipments for which may range from 200 million to 300 million units in 2020. Such volumes for 5G smartphones mean 4G devices will still be here to stay. IC desingers believe 4G phone replacement demand from users not yet ready to upgrade...
  • Taiwan's manufacturing sector has seen three consecutive quarters of on-year declines in production
    Production of Taiwan's manufacturing industry totaled NT$3.37 trillion in the third quarter of 2019, down 7.01% on year, making the third consecutive quarter of on-year declines due mainly to the US-China trade tensions, according to figures from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
  • 5G
    5G/Innovation Summit 2019, an event focusing on empowering innovation in the 5G era organized by Taipei City's Department of Economic Development with support from Digitimes, will take place in Taipei on November 25.

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