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Thursday 11 April 2024
Taiwan's satellite industry poised for breakthrough with OneWeb collaboration
In the wake of a recent seismic event in Taiwan's eastern region, the Ministry of Digital Affairs (MODA) has forged an unprecedented alliance with Chunghwa Telecom. To leverage low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites for urgent communication needs, marking a significant milestone in Taiwan's disaster response capabilities.
Wednesday 10 April 2024
SpaceX contract to supply Starlink in Ukraine worth US$23 million
The Pentagon revealed that its contract to deploy Elon Musk's Starlink terminals in Ukraine is worth $23 million, finally putting a dollar figure on a deal that has embroiled one of the world's richest men in the Russia conflict — sometimes to his own chagrin.
Wednesday 10 April 2024
Starlink connects Southeast Asia's skies
SpaceX's satellite communication service, Starlink, has embarked on an ambitious expansion journey, with a keen focus on penetrating the lucrative Southeast Asian market. The service has already established a footprint in nations such as the Philippines and Malaysia and now sets its sights on Indonesia.
Tuesday 9 April 2024
Taiwan showcases satcom prowess amidst earthquake crisis
In a dramatic display of preparedness, Taiwan swiftly responded to a powerful earthquake that rattled Hualien, east Taiwan, on April 3rd, showcasing the efficacy of its digital resilience strategy. The global spotlight turned to Taiwan's strategic investments in satellite communications infrastructure, particularly in partnerships with industry leaders like SES and OneWeb, as the island nation navigated the aftermath of the seismic event.
Monday 8 April 2024
Satellite industry embraces multi-orbit integration in response to LEO demand surge
In response to a surging demand for low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite services, satellite operators traditionally focused on geosynchronous orbit (GSO) or medium-Earth orbit (MEO) satellites are making a strategic shift towards the burgeoning LEO business landscape. No longer confined to singular investments in proprietary satellite constellations, operators are now forging collaborative alliances and embracing business integration to capitalize on the multi-orbit integration trend sweeping the satellite industry.
Wednesday 3 April 2024
Taya Group's bold ventures: from wire and cable to space satellites
In the ever-evolving landscape of corporate innovation, Taya Group emerges as a standout player, transcending its origins in wire and cable to advance ventures in satellite technology. Its recent foray into the burgeoning Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite market signifies a strategic shift towards high-stakes investments beyond its traditional energy domain.
Wednesday 3 April 2024
AI, EVs, satellite communications to boost Taiwanese PCB industry this year; review of 2023
The output value of Taiwan's PCB industry is anticipated to be propelled by emerging market applications, such as AI servers, EVs, and satellite communications this year.
Monday 1 April 2024
AI and satellites spark hope for PCB renaissance
Despite ongoing geopolitical tensions and inventory adjustments, the global PCB industry is poised for a resurgence, buoyed by robust demand for AI and HPC.
Monday 1 April 2024
T-Motor: The Chinese drone maker making a killing on global conflict
When T-Motor sends its deadly drones into global conflict zones we all pay the price.
Friday 29 March 2024
Taiwanese IC designers target satellite market
In the burgeoning Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite market, Taiwanese manufacturers have traditionally found their niche in subcontracting component assembly and antenna integration, rather than carving out a presence in chip design.
Friday 29 March 2024
PCB makers see high demand for satellite, auto applications
According to industry sources, PCBs for satellite communication and automotive applications are in high demand, prompting Taiwanese PCB makers to scale up their production capacity for High Density Interconnect (HDI) boards to meet the growing market need.
Thursday 28 March 2024
Taiwan and US to jump light years ahead of photonics curve
Taiwan and the US have a long tradition of technical cooperation.
Wednesday 27 March 2024
Chinese chipmaker puts AI chips into remote sensing micro-satellites
Zhuhai Aerospace Microchips Science & Technology Co. (Aero-Chips), formerly known as Zhuhai Orbita Aerospace Science & Technology Co., is deploying its AI chips into space. Founded in 2000, and became listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) ChiNext ten years later, the company launched and operated China's first commercial remote-sensing micro-satellites since 2017.
Wednesday 27 March 2024
Quartz and other passive component demand promising for AI device applications
The market outlook for quartz crystal and other passive components, such as inductors and capacitors, is positive amid rapidly expanding AI device applications.
Tuesday 26 March 2024
As passive components enter new cycle, manufacturers don't want to miss out on AI
The passive component sector expects a significant recovery period to start after the second quarter of 2024, possibly even in the second half of 2024.
Tuesday 26 March 2024
Taiwanese tech titans eye satellite market expansion
In the aftermath of Satellite 2024, Taiwan emerges as a formidable contender in the satellite market, with its highest-ever representation at the prestigious event.
Tuesday 26 March 2024
Space weather's intensifying threat to satellite systems
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced severe geomagnetic storms impacted Earth on March 24.
Monday 25 March 2024
Weekly news roundup: Google to redefine smartphone connectivity with satellite integration in Pixel lineup
These are the most-read DIGITIMES Asia stories in the week of March 18 – March 22.
Friday 22 March 2024
Taiwan's wartime communications network under magnifying lens
Communications technology has long been integral to warfare, and the wartime resilience of telecommunications infrastructure is especially critical as it underpins military Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities. For instance, the US Department of Defense believes that the joint force has to be commanded across all warfighting domains and throughout the electromagnetic spectrum, and a Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) was laid out to guide and implement this vision.
Thursday 21 March 2024
Airoha's centimeter-level AI satellite positioning chip solution adopted by Segway
Airoha Technology, a subsidiary of leading IC-design company MediaTek, announced on March 20 that its dual-frequency, multi-constellation satellite positioning chips, were adopted by Segway's Navimow i series robotic lawnmower. It is the only robotic lawnmower in the industry equipped with AI-assisted mapping functionality.
Wednesday 20 March 2024
China launches satellite critical for mission to Moon's far side
China launched a lunar satellite designed to play a critical role in its competition with the US to be the leader in the exploration of the moon.
Wednesday 20 March 2024
Satellite 2024 zooms on how GEO companies adapt to LEO challenges
The Satellite 2024, the world's largest satellite event, is held grandly in Washington from March 18 to 21. Over the past year, the satellite industry has matured, with an increasing number of satellite launches and advancing launch technologies. Meanwhile, the launch costs are decreasing, driving the satellite industry into the next phase and attracting more market participants.
Monday 18 March 2024
Taiwan's PCB industry set to capitalize on LEO satellite boom
In the midst of the global Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite fervour, Taiwan's PCB industry is emerging as a pivotal player, mirroring the supply chains seen in the mobile phone and laptop sectors. As international satellite operators drive demand, Taiwan's leading component manufacturers are leveraging their expertise to enter the supply chain for satellite-to-ground services.
Monday 18 March 2024
Taiwan strengthens satellite comms in preparation for war
Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom signed a satellite deal with UK government-invested OneWeb.
Monday 18 March 2024
Foxconn highlights five growth pillars for 2024
Foxconn (Hon Hai) will see its revenue growth momentum for 2024 come from five main development axes – namely AI servers, three major smart platforms, Electrical Vehicles (EVs), IC design, and Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites – as unveiled by chairman Young Liu at the company's recent investors conference.
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