Foxconn to invest NT$10 billion in Asia Pacific Telecom
Foxconn Electronics has announced that it will invest NT$10 billion (US$327.23 million) for new shares to be issued by Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) through private placement for development of 5G networks and related applications.
Samsung growing 5G network equipment biz
Samsung Electronics has managed to become a leading provider of 5G network equipment, with its global market share reaching nearly 28% in the first half of 2019, according to Daijun Zhang, president of Samsung R&D Institute China-Beijing (SRC-B).
Accton appoints Edgar Masri as CEO
Accton Technology has announced that it has appointed Edgar Masri to serve as its CEO, effective November 12, 2019. Company chairman Frank Kuo and president Lee Chih-chiang will continue playing their roles in the company.
Wi-Fi 6 to share spotlight with 5G
A recent Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) announcement saying that it has granted an Wi-Fi Certified 6 verification for Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 10 heralds the arrival of a high-speed transmission technology along with the advent of the 5G era.
AboCom ramping up revenues on VCSEL shipments
Wireless networking solution provider AboCom System has disclosed its monthly sales increased 19.78% on month and 20.55% on year to hit a record high of NT$163 million (US$5.36 million) in October, driven by shipments of its VCSEL chips.
Sercomm, Compal Broadband voice optimism for 2020
Networking device providers Sercomm and Compal Broadband Networks both have expressed optimism about their business outlook for 2020 despite posting mixed results for the most part of 2019.
LandMark Optoelectronics, a specialist for epitaxial wafers and VCSEL components, has disclosed it has begun shipping 25G products for 5G base stations, with shipment volume to expand significantly starting the first quarter of 2020.
China kicks off 5G commercial operations
China has officially kicked off commercial operations of its 5G networks starting November 1.
The emerging AI and 5G applications will be triggering the next phase of growth in the global semiconductor market, according to TSMC chairman Mark Liu.
Taiwan-based notebook ODMs have completed most of their plant relocation and their present focus is to improve production yield rates and reduce costs at the relocated facilities in a bid to retain clients, according to industry sources.
Quanta Computer chairman Barry Lam is optimistic about the development of the 5G and AI combination, likening 5G to an airplane's engine and AI the pilot. He believes the combination will help the airplane - cloud computing - take off.
Samsung sees profit improve sequentially in 3Q19
Samsung Electronics has reported KRW 62 trillion (US$53.37 billion) in consolidated revenues, rising 10.45% sequentially but dropping 5.28% on year. Its third-quarter 2019 operating profit came to KRW 7.78 trillion, up 17.8% but down 56.16% on year.
Taiwan-based telecom operators Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) and Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) have stepped up their ambitions for 5G services by tying up with convenience stores to launch smart retail solutions, according to industry sources.
Global demand for infrastructure equipment such as base stations, active antenna units, transceivers in the next-generation 5G era will increase 10-fold as compared to those required in the 4G networks, Covestro, a Germany-based supplier of specialty chemical and plastics materials, has estimated.
LG Innotek has announced it has developed an automotive communication module based on Qualcomm's 5G chip.
Huawei has announced that during the first three quarters of 2019 it generated CNY610.8 billion (US$86.05 billion) in revenues, an increase of 24.4% on year. The company's net profit margin in the period was 8.7%.
Transceiver maker PCL reports robust sales for September
Optical transceiver module maker PCL Technologies has reported revenues of NT$233 million (US$7.6 million) for September, up 25.9% on month and 59.6% on year, driven by increased shipments of 32G transceiver products.
Taiwan to auction off 5G spectrum in December
Taiwan's government will start the bidding process for the release of related frequency bands to telecom operators for 5G services on December 10, and the auctions would likely to be carried out without plans to reserve a dedicated frequency band to be available for other private enterprises or entities...
The optical communication equipment industry is expected to resume growth momentum in 2020 after three years of lackluster demand, as new 5G infrastructure construction projects kicking off in late 2019 are expected to spur upgrades in optical fiber networks, according to Taiwan-based Ezconn, a supplier...
Highlights of the day: A good year for TSMC
It is not just application processors vendors that have been scrambling to secure production capacity for making their 5G offerings at TSMC's 7nm node, which is also catering to AI processors developers, such as Nvidia, Xilinx and Bitmain...
Demand for sub-6 GHz 5G chips to gain momentum
Global demand for 5G chips supporting the sub-6 GHz standards is likely to gain momentum as telecom operators in China, which has the potential to become the world's largest market for 5G phones, have given the priority to the development of related sub-6 GHz technology instead of mmWave one, according...
Taiwan's IC-design houses including MediaTek and Realtek Semiconductors have been placing more orders for testing gauges such as IC test sockets as these IC vendors are ready to ramp up their output of Wi-Fi 6 wireless chips, according to industry sources.
Wi-Fi 6 penetration growing
The penetration rate of Wi-Fi 6 technology is expected to reach 10% in 2020, with smartphone applications pioneering the adoption, followed by notebooks and smart household devices, according to industry sources.
Qualcomm striving to excel in Wi-Fi market
Qualcomm is deepening its deployment in the Wi-Fi space as demand for IoT-related transmissions is ready for a jump-start, according to Dino Bekis, the firm's vice president and mobile and compute connectivity general manager.
While AI and 5G technologies will closely complement each other in a variety of applications, edge computing will play the most critical role in the complementarity of both technologies, prompting Qualcomm to focus its AI R&D on edge computing solutions, according to Jim Thompson, the firm's engineering...
China smartphone AP shipments – 3Q 2019
Third-quarter-2019 smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors came to 210 million units, down 1.8% on quarter and 9.4% on...
Global server market – 3Q 2019
Global server shipments grew 11.2% sequentially in third-quarter 2019 with inventory depletion that began from the second-half...
Global small- to mid-size LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to reach 1.8 billion units in 2024, falling at a negative CAGR...
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...