Demand for 5G infrastructure materials will grow exponentially in the next few years, generating many business opportunities for smaller suppliers of copper-clad laminates (CCL), which may change the competition scenario of the entire CCL sector, according to industry sources.
K-Best promoting new LoRa technology
K-Best Technology, a subsidiary of Acer, is gearing up efforts to develop new IoT devices and applications based on its newly developed new LoRa technology, dubbed Super Taiwan Radio (Super TaiRa), that is able to address the current LoRa equivalents' major shortcoming of being easily to be interfered,...
The market of low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) expanded robustly in 2018 with its global connections growing 109% on year to 78.9 million units last year, driven by a solid expansion of cellular LPWA (mainly NT-IoT/eMTC) technology, according to an estimate of Digitimes Research.
FET launches new smart speakers in Taiwan
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has launched two models of smart speakers with an attempt to boost its subscriber base and business dynamics.
As millimeter wave (mmWave) is likely to serve as the first frontier technology to mobilize Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) applications in the 5G commercial market from 2019-2020, Qualcomm is actively deploying in the mmWave sector in order to maintain its technology advantage, according to Digitimes...
Intel made several announcements spanning PCs and new devices to diverse growth segments including artificial intelligence (AI), 5G and autonomous driving, at a pre-CES show.
CHT to recruit talent for AI, IoT, big data
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) plans to launch a large-scale recruitment drive in 2019 as it expects to see an unprecedented wave of up to 5,000 of its employees applying for retirements over the next five years.
Optical communications supply chain warming up for 5G
Firms in the optical communications supply chain have already started small-volume shipments catering to telecom carriers building 5G infrastructures, according to industry sources.
While being positive about the medium- and long-term prospects of the 5G industry, most Taiwan's compound semiconductor makers, with respect to the short-term outlook, expect stronger demand for power amplifiers for various types of base stations in 2019 than handset related applications.
IC vendors keen to expand 5G R&D teams
Major IC vendors are fast expanding their 5G chip R&D teams seeking to roll out optimal solutions for customers as soon as possible, and Taiwan has become one of their favorite talent sourcing destinations, according to industry sources.
While global telecom operators are seeking to lower installation costs for 5G networks, inexpensive x86 servers are expected to replace traditional central office equipment bearing high prices and special specs, prompting Quanta Computer to step up promoting sales of its servers adopting Intel x86...
FET appoints new president
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has appointed its chief transformation officer Chee Ching as new president to help the firm accelerate its transformation into an integrated provider of telecom and digital services. The new appointment will take effect on January 7.
FET, CHT competing for 5G/IoV services
Taiwan's telecom operators Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) and Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) have kicked off competition for related services integrating 5G and IoV applications, according to industry sources.
Component, material suppliers cautious about installation of 5G base stations in China
The arrest of Huawei's CFO Meng Wangzhou by the authorities of Canada could undermine the deployments of 5G base stations and networks in China, delaying demand for related components and materials for 5G equipment, according to sources at Taiwan's supply chain.
The arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wangzhou threatens to further escalate the US-China trade tensions, significantly dimming business prospects for the China firm's supply chain partners in Taiwan.
MediaTek showcased at the China Mobile Global Partner Conference in Guangzhou on December 6 its first 5G baseband chipset Helio M70, which was launched in mid 2018.
The commercialization of 5G communications will be realized starting in early 2019 with mobile device launches and network rollouts across North America, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Australia and China, according to Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon.
Applications of 5G will generate only symbolic rather than substantive economic benefits to suppliers of wireless compound semiconductor components devices such as radio frequency (RF) and power amplifier (PA) devices, with the devices most likely to be applied to low frequency band of sub-6GHz and...
It will take years for 5G applications to become popular, and business opportunities for 5G hardware supply chains are not visible for the moment, according to Frank Huang, chairman of Taiwan IoT Technology and Industry Association (TwIoTA).
Qualcomm intros 7nm, 5G-ready chip
Qualcomm has unveiled its Snapdragon 855 mobile platform to enable commercial 5G networks and mobile devices in early 2019.
Copper-clad laminate (CCL) specialist Iteq expects demand for CCL products for 5G infrastructure to come in the first quarter of 2019 as telecom operators in China are likely to accelerate the installation of their 5G base stations, according to company CEO Audrey Tsai.
Although PC sales in the second half of 2018 have been seriously undermined by Intel's CPU shortages, the cloud computing server market has been little affected, with Quanta Computer and Wiwynn both saying they have not seen any impact on their white-box server businesses.
Optical communication products maker EZconn expects the arrival of the 5G era will help maintain its sales momentum in the next 3-5 years, as significantly more base stations will be constructed compared to those needed in the 4G age, according to company sources.
Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 12 countries (including Hong Kong and Macau) reached total bandwidth of 2,352.583Gbps in third-quarter 2018, decreasing 2.36% sequentially but increasing 5.17% on year, according to the government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
Taiwan Mobile to offer Microsoft Azure Stack services
Microsoft Taiwan has partnered with telecom carrier Taiwan Mobile to provide its Azure Stack cloud computing services and assist local enterprises to transform their systems digitally.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD monitor shipments grew 6.3% sequentially and 7.5% on year to reach 22.35 million units in the third quarter.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments increased 11.4% sequentially, but down 3.1% on year to arrive at 8.52 million units in the third quarter...
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2018
Taiwan's handset shipments increased 5.5% sequentially, but dropped 6.8% on year to come to 21.8 million units in the third...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2019 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
This Digitimes Research Special Report offers global shipment forecasts for three major mobile device market segments - smartphones,...
iPhone shipment analysis and forecast, 2H18
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