Demand for 5G mmWave chips not picking up until 2H20
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 push into 5G businesses
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...
Taiwan telecoms face challenges bidding for 5G bands
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...
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...
Is designated 5G band feasible in Taiwan?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, says Yole
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.
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,...
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...
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.
Highlights of the day: 5G brings 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 to ramp up 400G transceiver module shipments in 2020
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.
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 telecoms eyeing startups
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.
5G can make cities smarter, says phireGEN executive
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.
Visualized data to promote interaction in 5G environment, says TWOMC Digital executive
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...
Experience and feeling to be core of 5G innovations, says Onda from Orange Silicon Valley
5G-based innovative technologies will focus on user experience and feeling, according to startup investment expert Jay Onda from Orange Silicon Valley.
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...
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...
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...
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/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.
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2019
Taiwan makers shipped 14.21 million handsets in third-quarter 2019, up 3% sequentially but down 34.8% on year.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2019
Taiwan's TV maker shipped a total of 7.39 million LCD TVs in the third quarter, up 3.2% sequentially.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued to grow on-year in the third quarter of 2019 at 5.8% to arrive at 23.73 million units.
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to drop from 2020 to 2024, while large-size ones will continue...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2020 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebooks, smartphones and tablets are expected to see mixed shipment performances in 2019. Notebook shipments will grow mildly...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...