Wireless networking
  • QCT
    As 5G commercialization shifts into high gear, ICT hardware makers including Foxconn Technology and Quanta Computer are eyeing business opportunities that are emegring significantly in the open radio access networks (O-RAN) segment, according to industry sources.
  • Wi-Fi
    Imagination Technologies has announced the sale of its Ensigma Wi-Fi development operations and Wi-Fi IP tech assets to Nordic Semiconductor, which specializes in low-power wireless communications technology.
  • 5G
    More Taiwan-based IT companies, including Quanta Cloud Technology, Wistron and Accton Technology, are gearing up to develop network devices and solutions for the emerging 5G open RAN (O-RAN) market, according to industry sources.
  • Foxconn chairman Young-Way Liu
    The main reason why 5G cannot be deployed quickly is not the lack of killer applications, but the lack of sufficient sensors, according to Foxconn Group (Hon Hai) chairman Young-Way Liu.
  • D-Link mulls local production in India
    D-Link is mulling plans to outsource production of its network devices designed for sale in India to local OEMs to benefit from the country's PLI (Production-Linked Incentives) scheme.
  • Wi-Fi 6
    Taiwan-based IC vendors expect their shipments of Wi-Fi 6 chips to continue growing in 2021 thanks to continued demand from end-market device clients, according to industry sources.
  • Accton
    Network device maker Accton Technology has seen shipments of its AI accelerator cards begin to pick up momentum, expecting related revenues to grow by double-digit in 2021.
  • 5g
    More and more Taiwan-based IT companies are developing networking solutions for the emerging 5G designated enterprise networks dedicated to vertical applications, according to industry sources.
  • Alpha Network president Yuchin Lin (left) and chairperson April Lin
    Networking device maker Alpha Networks has seen positive outlook for 2021, bolstered by clear order visibility, improving sales of its new product lineups and growing synergies with parent company Qisda, according to company chairperson April Huang.
  • IoT
    Cavli Wireless, a cellular IoT module manufacturer, has disclosed it is partnering with Orange Business Services, a network-native digital service company, to bundle Cavli's IoT modules with LTE-M connectivity.
  • Gemtek chairman Howard Chen
    Networking device supplier Gemtek Technology is optimistic about its business prospects for 2021, citing robust demand for 5G and Wi-Fi 6 devices and improving market conditions in Europe, according to company chairman Howard Chen.
  • John Mathew
    Connectivity has become an essential commodity that determines how people live, work and play, according to John Mathew, co-founder and CEO/CTA of Cavli Wireless, an Internet of Things (IoT) module company that works with telecom operators to provision local IoT data in LTE/LPWAN technologies like...
  • Global optical transceiver module market is returning to growth
    Global demand for optical transceiver modules has rebounded recently as capital spending at large-scale datacenters worldwide has returned to a growth track, according to Gene Chen, chairman of optical transceiver maker PCL Technologies.
  • Accton
    Accton Technology saw sequential growth of its revenues and profit in the third quarter of 2020, fueled by rebounds in orders from some clients, although the overall performance for the quarter was lower than expected, according to company CEO Edgar Masri.
  • Hitron Technologies chairman and president Davis Cheng
    Networking device maker Hitron Technologies, in response to North America-based clients' demand, is moving production capacity from China to Vietnam, which will become its main production base after second-quarter 2021, according to company chairman and president Davis Cheng.
  • 5G Open RAN
    A growing number of Taiwan-based IT companies are showing great interest in catering to the network equipment market, aiming to roll out related solutions for the 5G Open RAN sector, according to industry sources.
  • 5G
    A growing number of Taiwan-based network equipment suppliers have ramped up shipments of 5G CPE (customer premise equipment) products to the markets in Europe and the US starting third-quarter 2020 and are poised to further expand their shipments in 2021, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Compal smart devices EVP SH Peng (left) and Cisco Taiwan GM George Chen
    Taiwan's Compal Electronics and US networking specialist Cisco Systems have newly formed a strategic alliance to explore the 5G AIoT market and serve enterprise clients with diverse integrated network solutions.
  • Asia Optical
    Asia Optical is gearing up its R&D efforts developing new products such as optical modules to tap business opportunities in the 5G, datacenter, cloud and smart medical care sectors, according to company optical business chief Chen Cheng-yu.
  • Innolux showcasing LC metasurface antenna and micro/mini LED display products
    Innolux is showcasing its LC (liquid crystal) metasurface antenna products, co-developed with Kymeta, a startup for satellite communication devices, at the OPTO Taiwan tradeshow being held in Taipei from October 21-23.
  • China to spend more effort in building small cells in 2021
    Telecom operators in China, after slowing down construction of 5G base stations in fourth-quarter 2020, are expected to reactivate new infrastructure projects in 2021 with focus placed on small stations, and optical communications equipment with 10G and 25G specs to become the mainstream, according...
  • IC substrate suppliers expects increasing SiP orders from Apple
    The market for system-in-package (SiP) substrates is already tight and will become tighter as Apple is looking to adopt SiP technology in more of its AirPods series, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC substrate suppliers.
  • The iPhone 12 series will boost demand for Bluetooth earphones
    Apple's decision of not providing wired earphones for its iPhone 12 series is expected to create a wave of Bluetooth earphone demand, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Wi-Fi 6
    Taiwan's network device makers have managed to ramp up their shipment volumes of Wi-Fi 6-based networking devices, such as access points (AP) and routers, to a meaningful scale, according to Digitimes Research.
  • IT companies pushing into the 5G notebook market
    First-tier chip designers and PC brand vendors have begun cooperation to develop notebooks with integrated antenna-in-package (AiP) modules to support both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G technologies, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

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