Sercomm net earnings hit high in 2Q20
Networking device maker Sercomm has reported strong earnings for second-quarter 2020, driven by increased shipments of high-margin products and Wi-Fi AP devices supporting work-from-home activities.
Taiwan's IC suppliers have seen increasing demand for Wi-Fi 6 chips as device vendors have begun rolling out related devices such as routers supporting 5G networks, according to industry sources.
Taiwan's Industrial Development Bureau has teamed up with Cisco to set up the country's first 5G open networking experiment platform, gathering heavyweight server and networking firms to jointly tap the lucrative market for white-box 5G telecom network equipment.
Taiwan makers eyeing Open RAN
Open RAN (Open Radio Access Network) is one of the options for telecom operators' deployments in the 5G era. As Open RAN can adopt COTS (commercial off the shelf) or GPP (general purposed processor) hardware, such as x86 servers, Taiwan's makers may be able to seize the chance and carve out a piece...
Arcadyan boosting production capacity outside China
Networking device maker Arcadyan Technology is ramping capacity outside China, expecting non-China production to account for up to 50% of its overall output by second-half 2021, according to company president Edward Tseng.
Realtek posts record 2Q20 profit
Networking IC design specialist Realtek Semiconductor has reported net profits increased 24.3% sequentially and 9.9% on year to a record high of NT$2.03 billion (US$69.1 million) in the second quarter of 2020, with EPS reaching NT$3.97.
Shipment momentum for servers, datacenter servers, notebooks and tablets has shown signs of deceleration as many countries begin lifting coronavirus-induced lockdowns, according to Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER)
Taiwan is in a good position to develop precision healthcare, thanks to its large volumes of medical data, strong semiconductor ecosystem and ICT manufacturing capability, according to science and technology minister Wu Tsung-tsong.
PCB equipment makers see bright prospects ahead
Taiwan's PCB equipment suppliers are poised to land more orders for automation equipment from PCB clients in China in second-half 2020 as these clients are expected to accelerate their production automation after experiencing difficulties recruiting new workers due to city lockdowns for containing...
Taiwan-based MCU maker Holtek Semiconductor continues to enjoy strong shipments for healthcare applications, and expects to register record MCU shipments for over 25 million ear and forehead thermometers in 2020, according to company VP of sales and marketing JT Tsai.
Having received approval for setting up its 5G base stations recently, Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has said it will team up with network disaggregation solutions provider IP Infusion and white-box telecom equipment provider UfiSpace to build its 5G networks.
Demand for TWS earbuds may be robust, but prices for chips supporting these devices have been fallign fast, thanks to keen competition between IC design houses. Pricing for some TWS earbud chips has fallen below US$1. Apple is expected...
Optical filter makers report increased sales for June
Taiwan's optical filter makers Apogee Optocom and East Tender both have reported increased sales for June, propelled mainly by demand deferred by the coronavirus pandemic from a quarter earlier and an accleration in rollouts of 5G base stations worldwide, particularly in China, according to industry...
Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a subsidiary of Quanta Computer focusing on making datacenter servers, has partnered with the city government of Tainan to establish 5G private networks in the southern Taiwanese city.
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%.
Synaptics has announced the signing of definitive agreements under which Synaptics will acquire certain assets and manufacturing rights associated with the wireless IoT business of Broadcom for approximately US$250 million in an all-cash transaction.
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.
Infineon eyes potential of e-SIM in M2M
Adoption of e-SIM technology is expected to be driven mainly by handset applications in the next few years as consumers can switch their telecom service providers easily with the technology, but the machine to machine (M2M) sector is where the e-SIM technology can demonstrate its full potential, according...
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.
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).
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 2Q 2020
Small-to-medium-size panel shipments by Taiwan-based manufacturers soared 37.5% quarter-over-quarter and 28.9% year-over-year...
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 2Q 2020
Taiwan's large-size LCD panel shipments, after experiencing five straight quarters of on-year declines, grew 35% sequentially...
China smartphone AP shipments – 2Q 2020
Second-quarter 2020 smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors amounted to 169.9 million units, down 20.6% year-over-year...
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...