Wireless networking
  • China is speeding deployments of 5G base stations
    The Chinese government has pushed its local factories to resume production and rolled out relief measures to help industries hit by the coronavirus disease, with a heavy emphasis on the 5G sector's role to restore its growth engine.
  • Transcom eyeing 5G mmWave applications
    Taiwan-based GaAs microwave device and solution provider Transcom is developing GaAs- and GaN-based MMIC (monolithic microwave integrated circuit) devices for commercial 5G mmWave applications, according to company chairman Chang Chuan-sheng.
  • Accton faces challenges from uncertain market conditions
    Networking device maker Accton Technology is pursuing a more flexible strategy to address new challenges and to mitigate its risks along with the growing demand for localization and self-sufficiency for various industries in many countries, triggered by the US-China trade war and coronavirus pandemic,...
  • Sercomm president James Wang
    Sercomm remains positive over its business outlook for 2020 although the global economy is bracing for strong headwinds from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to James Wang, president of the networking device marker.
  • Hitron's production in China has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak
    Networking device maker Hitron Technologies will accelerate from mid-April the construction of its new plant in Vietnam looking to complete trial operations and kick of volume production there in the second quarter or third quarter 2020, according to company sources.
  • Businesses of Internet security emerging with the spreading of the coronavirus
    Acer Cyber Security (ACSI), an Internet security solution affiliate of the Acer Group, is seeing growing interest from clients in the financial industry in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Notebook component makers see slower production resumption than ODMs
    Taiwan-based cooling module makers including Power Logic, Sunonwealth Electric Machine and Forcecon Tec all saw their February revenues suffer wider declines both monthly and yearly compared to those of notebook ODMs in the wake of the coronav irus outbreak.
  • Asustek facing competitions in China gaming smartphone market
    Asustek Computer is facing fierce competition in China's gaming smartphone market in 2020 from China-based Xiaomi and Lenovo, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Handset vendors are expected to roll out more 5G phones in 2020
    The roll-outs of 5G-enabled phones in 2020 will benefit the supply chain engaging in antennas, RF modules, camera modules and batteries, according to industry sources.
  • The coronavirus outbreak has highlighted the needs to monitor people under quarantine
    Spatial Topology Technology has combined its indoor positioning system with Bluetooth trackers developed by Tracmo and smart thermometer patches produced by iWEECARE to form a solution that monitors real-time body temperatures of people who are suspected of COVUD-19 infection and isolated for quarantine...
  • Sercomm is among the firms that have adopted Qualcomm's 5G RAN platform
    Qualcomm Technologies has announced its 5G RAN platform (FSM100xx) has been adopted by many manufacturers and cellular infrastructure providers around the world, including Taiwan-based Sercomm.
  • Taiwan may not be able to achieve its IoT production goal for 2020
    Taiwan aims to hike its share of global IoT output value from 3.8% in 2015 to 4.2% in 2020, but the coronavirus outbreak is expected to make it difficult to reach the target, according to industry sources.
  • Millilab's mmWave radar sensors
    Taiwan-based startup Millilab is dedicated to development of mmWave radar sensor solutions for non-automotive use, said company founder and CEO Lin Yu-cheng.
  • Accton CEO Edgar Masri (right) and senior R&D VP Machael Lee
    Networking device maker Accton Technology has announced the appointment of Michael Lee as its senior R&D vice president responsible for all aspects of technology development and R&D strategies that will further strengthen its product development capability.
  • Corning and Qualcomm have teamed up for mmWave infrastructure systems
    Corning has announced it is working with Qualcomm Technologies to develop 5G mmWave infrastructure systems for enterprises and public venues. The 5G systems are designed to combine Qualcomm Technologies' 5G and mmWave technology leadership with Corning's industry-proven small-cell expertise to deliver...
  • Vendors are expected to rely more on online marketing
    The cancellation of the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) will prompt the ICT industry to explore and try new marketing campaigns online.
  • MWC 2020 canceled

    Feb 13, 09:19
    MWC 2020 has been canceled in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak
    Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 has been canceled out of health concerns in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the organizer has confirmed.
  • DSS to accelerate telecom carriers' standalone network deployment
    To improve 5G spectrum's usage efficiency, 3GPP has brought up several solutions with dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) being one of the major technologies expected to be used when transitioning from 4G to 5G. The technology is expected to be adopted by the enterprise market in the second half of 2020,...
  • AboCom monthly revenue performance
    Wireless networking solution provider AboCom System will be stepping up diversification efforts, putting increased focus on its newly-added semiconductor component and memory module offerings.
  • Demand for 5G infrastructure will remain strong in next 2-3 years
    Taiwan-based IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics, despite the coronavirus outbreak in China, continue to see significant demand for chips and components used in 5G base stations and infrastructures, and such momentum is expected to last at least 2-3 years, according to industry sour...
  • The 5G supply chain faces uncertainties due to the outbreak in China
    Global 5G chipmakers and networking device suppliers were ready to begin ramping up shipments at the end of 2019 to cash in on the roll-outs of 5G networks worldwide, but they now face volatile market conditions that could defer the coming of the peak season, due to the coronavirus outbreak in China...
  • 5G fixed wireless broadband CPE market to see strong growth
    As operators continue to roll out 5G networks, 5G fixed wireless broadband consumer premise equipment (CPE) shipments will hit more than two million units in 2020, and increase to almost seven million units in 2024, according to ABI Research.
  • Intel to cut PC processor prices in 2H20
    IT firms worldwide are taking aggressive actions for their businesses in 2020 with some adopting strategies to defend its market status such as Intel, which is looking to cut its PC processor prices in the second half of 2020 to attract...
  • Network device makers expects Wi-Fi 6 product demand to rise in 2H20
    The penetration rate of Wi-Fi 6 technology is set to surge starting the second half of 2020, when prices of Wi-Fi 6-based devices are expected to touch their sweet spots, according to Tommy Tsai, chairman of Taiwan-based networking device maker Senao Networks.
  • Intel CPU shortages to remain throughout 2020
    Intel CPU shortages are expected to persist through 2020, with the entry-level segment bearing the brunt. Chromebook vendors are expected to adopt more AMD processors for their devices. In the semiconductor sector, TSMC expects the...

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