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Views from Taiwan
DIGITIMES Asia president Colley Hwang offers insights into the global IT supply chain.
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Monday 9 August 2021
Views from Taiwan (10): The structure of the server sector
With manufacturing advantages inherited from Taiwan's notebook industry, Taiwan's server shipments account for over 90% of the global server market. Server suppliers such as Wistron's...
Friday 6 August 2021
Views from Taiwan (9): Taiwanese firms as IT powerhouses
The industry community is aware that Huawei has been hoarding components so as to secure supply to sustain its production line, especially high-end parts. On top of that, China is...
Thursday 5 August 2021
Views from Taiwan (8): MediaTek becomes largest supplier of handset APs to Samsung
According to DIGITIMES Research analyst Stella Weng's study, MediaTek's application processors (AP) were used in only 8% of Samsung's handsets in 2019, but the proportion shot up...
Wednesday 4 August 2021
Views from Taiwan (7): India to cash in on China's setbacks?
As the second largest handset market next to China, India sees its suppliers mainly carrying Chinese brands. Is India facing a fundamental change in market structure? Smartphone brands...
Tuesday 3 August 2021
Views from Taiwan (6): China's smartphone industry is reshuffling
Is there any way out for Huawei, which has been cornered by the US government? It used to be able to ship 200 million handsets a year, and it remains to be seen whether it can make...
Monday 2 August 2021
Views from Taiwan (5): Who is the top dog to hit a big time for 5G handsets?
Following the 5G commercial launch, 5G handsets have experienced a surge in shipments since 2020, and China is the foremost market in terms of volume, keeping other countries at ba...
Friday 30 July 2021
Views from Taiwan (4): Global handset market outlook
The tide of working from home has dramatically boosted the PC industry. The notebook industry has experienced rebounds from their past moderate years. Handset vendors instead seem...
Thursday 29 July 2021
Views from Taiwan (3): Acer, Asus ride high on record notebook sales
Given the ballpark yearly volume of about 200 million units for the notebook market, estimated worldwide shipment of 238 million units in 2021 outperforming 2020 by 19% is a rarely...
Wednesday 28 July 2021
Views from Taiwan (2): Let the notebook speak
Some 38% of semiconductor market share is contributed by computing products, and around 32% from communication products. Notebooks, desktops and servers are major categories of computing...
Tuesday 27 July 2021
Views from Taiwan (1): Insights into IT trends and dynamics
After the peak of component crunch in the second quarter along with insufficient inventory in the third quarter, stress of stagnant deliverables on the highway seems to have been...