As the auction of 5G spectrums in Taiwan has reached an end, telecom carriers' high bidding prices are expected to prompt them to accelerate the adoption of x86 servers in their equipment sets to save costs, according to sources from telecom carriers.
Taiwan's telecommunication service industry will usher in a new era starting the second half of 2020 as now the government has auctioned off spectrums for the offering commercial 5G services.
At CES 2020, many brand vendors showcased devices with support to the latest network standards such as Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, and emerging technologies such as foldable screen, but a lack of Windows' support may still hinder foldable screen devices' development.
The New Kinpo Group expects its operation to see a double-digit percentage growth on year in 2020 and many of the group's subsidiaries will be going public beginning this year, according to group CEO Simon Shen.
Huawei deepens deployment in RFFE sector
Huawei has deepened its deployment in the semiconductor component sector by committing equity investment in China-based SAW (surface acoustic wave) filter maker Shoulder Electronics, according to industry sources.
Accton Technology will deepen its transformation to become an international brand, with the goal of its global deployment to include pushing sales of its disaggregated open networking devices and solutions into the telecom sector, according to company CEO Edgar Masri.
With Wi-Fi 6 becoming a standard for notebooks using Intel's 10th Gen Comet Lake platform, penetration rate of the cooectivity technology is expected to rise from less than 5% in 2019 to over 10% in 2020, according to sources from networking device makers.
AboCom enriching semiconductor, VCSEL offerings
Wireless networking solution provider AboCom System is enhancing its deployment in the semiconductor component and memory module sectors, with plans to roll out 56G VCSEL optical chips in the second quarter of 2020, according to company sources.
Foxconn reports revenue growth in 4Q19
Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$539.51 billion (US$17.79 billion) for December, down 10.48% on month and 12.89% on year, while its revenues for the fourth quarter of 2019 reached NT$1.73 trillion, growing 25.23% sequentially to hit the...
At the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020, Quanta Computer and Wiwynn will both showcase their new x86-based servers for 5G networks.
Samsung Electronics has disclosed that in 2019 it shipped more than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones globally. As of November 2019, Samsung accounted for 53.9% of the global 5G smartphone market and offered five Galaxy 5G devices, according to the vendor.
Kinpo networking business poised for robust growth
EMS provider Kinpo Electronics is set to see its networking device business expand robustly in 2020 and beyond driven by the relocation of orders by global vendors from China to ASEAN countries such as Thailand and Vietnam as well as to Taiwan, according to industry observers.
While the number of lower-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) in commercial operations and the number of connected devices of these networks both expanded exponentially in 2019, NB-IoT networks ended the year to account for 70% of these LPWA networks, with its connected devices six times those situated...
LTCC application to 5G mmWave base stations: Q&A with Brian Laughlin and Jeffrey Wang from DuPont
While 5G mmWave-related technologies are developing rampantly, US chemical materials giant DuPont has set eyes on promoting its LTCC (low temperature co-fired ceramic) solutions to potential clients seeking to build a solid presence in the upcoming massive 5G mmWave application market with the specialty...
Taiwan-based startup KaiKuTek has developed a system-on-chip (SoC) solution that combines mmWave radar technologies, antennas and AI accelerators to realize close-distance fine gesture recognition.
With the rising business opportunity of 5G applications, orders for related technologies and components have continued to pick up and are expected to benefit TSMC over its InFO-AiP and Taiwan-based CCL makers in 2020. Meanwhile, China-based DRAM maker CXMT has been pushing its LPDDR4x memory for the...
Lite-On Technology is exerting efforts to develop 5G wireless communication modules to cash in on the growing 5G application market that is poised to boom in line with the ongoing upgrades of telecom infrastructure worldwide, according to Taylor Yang, president of the firm's smart life and application...
With related 5G and AI technologies promising significant impacts to various industries, telecom operators not only have to enhance their basic infrastructure but also need to positively undergo transformation enabling them to innovate more value-added services, according to James Lee, vice president...
Three major issues need to be taken into account for the assessment of market trends coming along with 5G: the deployment of mmWave 5G networks, the development of differentiated 5G services, and the feasibility of open networks, according to Benson Wu, an analyst at Digitimes Research.
While 5G and AI will dominate new emerging tech applications to create cash flows for enterprises in the next decade, relevant semiconductor materials and technologies will not only serve as a market enabler but also affect the positions of players in the semiconductor market, according to Tony Huang,...
Government-developed Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated NT$2,122.780 billion (US$69.60 billion) in total revenues in January-October 2019, growing 0.63% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Science...
Alpha Networks to acquire 60.8% stake in Hitron
Alpha Networks has disclosed plans to take up 200 million shares or a nearly 60.8% stake of fellow company Hitron Technologies through a private placement and a tender offer, a move which will make the company the largest shareholder of the latter firm.
Cisco unveils plan for building Internet for next decade
Cisco has unveiled further details behind its technology strategy for building a new Internet - one designed to push digital innovation beyond the performance, economic and power consumption limitations of current infrastructure.
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 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 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...
Mini/micro LED: Challenges and opportunities in the display industry
Mini LEDs and micro LEDs are expected to become improved backlighting solutions that can significantly enhance displays' quality...
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...