Asian Edge

Digitimes president Colley Hwang sheds light on the importance of Taiwan, Korea and Japan in the wake of the US-China trade war.

Video: On the Frontline of the ICT World

Video: The center of the US-China competition and confrontation

  • During the Industrial Age, the US was the world's leader in the automotive industry, but that is no longer the case now. In 2018, 370,000 units of electric cars were sold in the US, but the sales in China were as high as 1.255 million units.
  • Asian Edge: From PC to 5G

    Thursday 2 May 2019
    The PC market used to cater mainly to white-collar workers, with manufacturers relying mostly on HP and Dell. The traditional PC and handset assembly sector remains a stable supply chain with the US still being the largest market. Currently, Taiwan still accounts for 80% of the worldwide notebook manufacturing, and for...
  • The worldwide ICT industry is formed by supply chains that cooperate with each other. Prior to 2000, the ecosystem was structured simply in linear partnerships between upstream and downstream sectors with US-based first-tier vendors dictating the standards and specifications, and outsourcing manufacturing orders to their...
  • I call the first island chain in East Asia the "Asian Edge," which carries a double reference: cutting-edge technologies in an IT context, and the peripheral in geopolitics. In the ICT market, the US is the first superpower, while China, which has been catching up fast, comes in second. Following the two dominating forces,...
  • Asian Edge: On the Frontline of the ICT World
    How is the trade war between the US and China affecting Taiwan, Japan and South Korea? Why are semiconductors and 5G becoming the key issues of their brawls? 5G technologies are bringing revolutionary changes to the ICT industry's operation and ecosystem. Apart from the economic benefits, they have strong implications...
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