Chipmakers including MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor, RF IC specialist RichWave Technology, and power management IC (PMIC) supplier M3 Technology (M3Tek) are gearing up for the industry's transition to Wi-Fi 7, which is poised to enter a period of rapid development and bring with it ample business opportunities, according to industry sources.
In response to the consecutive initiation of lunar exploration projects by countries such as the United States, China, Japan, and India, experts believe that Taiwan may find it challenging to allocate equivalent resources to lunar or interstellar exploration. However, it can choose to join a particular entity and provide critical components and systems. Industry insiders are urging Taiwanese companies to seize the opportunity of "rideshare" offered by foreign space companies, obtain flight records for their component products in a timely manner, and access firsthand lunar exploration data.
During Huawei's autumn product unveiling, in addition to the Mate 60 RS smartphone and an array of smart devices; it also shone on its latest smartwatch, equipped with dual-way BeiDou satellite communication. This marks Huawei's second venture into devices with satellite communication capabilities following their initial smartwatch launch in early 2023.
In recent years, as technology has advanced, an increasing number of nations have ventured into lunar exploration. Following the successful independent development and launch of the CubeSat "IDEASSat" by Taiwan's National Central University, Professor Loren Chang now sets his sights on Taiwan's inaugural lunar payload mission. This endeavor carries profound implications for Taiwan's position in space exploration, industry, and lunar competition.
Chinese smartphone manufacturers are currently planning to include AMOLED displays in their midrange and entry-level models to enhance their features. This development has the potential to accelerate OLED panel adoption and utilization in the midrange and entry-level smartphone market segments, according to industry sources.
A screenshot of an email written by Qualcomm to Samsung Electronics has recently been circulated, showing that the company will offer its next-generation Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in two process platforms: 4nm and 3nm.
Lari Cujko, the startup program lead at the European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC), recently visited Taiwan to share insights about the world's pioneering incubator dedicated to space resources. In the coming years, ESRIC will concentrate on developing applications for space resources on both Earth and the Moon, thereby contributing to the space economy.
Following the release of the new national aerospace policy by the United States in 2003, which signified NASA's gradual withdrawal from low Earth orbit (LEO) activities in favor of a deeper focus on aerospace science research and deep space exploration, the space industry has entered a new era marked by heightened participation and innovation from private companies. However, this transition to space commercialization was just the beginning. Even a global satellite operator giant like SpaceX, founded in 2002, only gained widespread recognition in recent years. The key to accelerating space commercialization lies in advancing rocket technology and the capacity to mass-produce satellites using modular and contract manufacturing approaches.
Although smartphones received little fanfare at Huawei's autumn launch event, sources in the smartphone supply chain in Taiwan reveal that the company still sees a steady demand from its customers. Shipments in September have remained high, while the situation in October will depend on sales numbers. Sources predict a high momentum thanks to consumers in China wishing to show their patriotism.
Huawei's autumn launch features not only new consumer devices but also a wide array of chips, like the 9000S processor chip for Mate 60 RS, A2 for its True Wireless Stereo earbuds, and Honghu 900 for its smart displays.
Huawei conducted its autumn product launch on September 25. Several new Huawei products, including HarmonyOS, smart watches, smart displays, Bluetooth headsets, smart glasses, and electric vehicles, were unveiled and introduced during the two-hour press conference. However, no information was provided regarding the release of a new smartphone.