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  • CHT has teamed up with Thunder Tiger to complete the establishment UAS
    Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has teamed up with RC (remote-controlled) device and drone developer Thunder Tiger to complete the establishment of unmanned air systems (UAS) in Taiwan for emergency relief communication applications.
  • Security issue will become more important and complicated
    The recent unveiling of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 10 lineup and Huawei's Harmony OS seems to have pointed out a direction for IT products' development in the 5G era.
  • Ericsson Taiwan president Chafic Nassif
    The deployment of 5G networks in Taiwan will be faster than those in most countries in Europe once the nation's 5G spectrums are auctioned, according to Chafic Nassif, president of Ericsson Taiwan.
  • Memory supply chain is aggressively proceeding with relevant deployments
    Despite lackluster memory demand likely to persist till the end of 2019, the memory industry is expected to see a brighter prospect starting 2020 when 5G services kick off commercial runs driving the popularity of 5G terminal devices that will in turn generate strong growth for memory products, according...
  • It is uncertain when Huawei may introduce its 5G notebooks
    There have been signs that the impact of the US trade ban on Huawei may be waning, as the Chinese vendor has recently set an even more ambitious goal for its handset shipments for 2019. Huawei has also resumed orders for notebooks and 5G...
  • tsmc
    The global semiconductor market is set to enter a dynamic new phase of growth, as the era of 5G network looms around the corner. TSMC, the world's largest pure-play foundry, is also eyeing opportunities arising from 5G with its competitive 7nm and more advanced process technologies.
  • Huawei has resumed pulling in new orders for notebooks
    Huawei has resumed pulling in new orders for notebooks and also restarted the development of 5G-enabled notebook models, according to sources from the vendor's Taiwan-based supply chain.
  • Networking device makers Accton Technology and Sercomm are expected to maintain their sales momentum in the second half of 2019, buoyed by equipment upgrades at telecom operators worldwide.
  • Apple saw disappointing iPhone sales during its fiscal third quarter 2019, and its component suppliers see weak order visibility for the vendor's upcoming iPhones. And things seem to be heading for the worse for Apple following US President...
  • The Foxconn Group's 5G+8K business strategy eyeing the synergy of the next-generation network technology and Ultra HD applications is gaining momentum, as an affiliated LCD maker in China is set to start volume production at its 10.5G line...
  • 5g
    The Taiwan government-backed Information and Telecommunications Research Laboratories (ITRL) is working with a number of local companies to develop 5G small-cell base stations, with an aim to sell devices directly to telecom operations in the global market in 2020.
  • Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 12 countries (including Hong Kong and Macau) reached bandwidth of 3,325.170Gbps as of the end of second-quarter 2019, increasing 11.59% sequentially and 38.01% on year, according to the government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
  • Commercialization of 5G services is expected to accelerate in 2020, with TSMC planning to expand its 2019 capex to meet robust growth in 5G chip demand. And 5G smartphone shipments next year may be much higher than many market observers...
  • Taiwan-based III-V compound semiconductor supply chain players are expected to play a critical role in the 5G application market, thanks partly to their close partnerships with major chipmakers in the US and China and partly to increasingly extensive application of compound semiconductors such as GaAs,...
  • 5G
    With HiSilicon, Broadcom and other fabless chip vendors gearing up to tap growing demand for 5G infrastructure chipsets, their Taiwanese silicon-based or compound semiconductor foundry and packaging partners are fully revving up their capacity utilization and expansion, according to industry sources...
  • Samsung Electronics, hit hard by a weak memory market, has posted KRW5.18 trillion (US$4.39 billion) in net profit for the second quarter of 2019, down sharply from KRW11.04 trillion for the same period of a year ago.
  • Liang Hua, chairman of Huawei
    Huawei has announced that its first-half 2019 reenues came to CNY401.3 billion (US$58.28 billion), up 23.2% over the same period last year, despite a US trade ban on the Chinese vendor. But Huawei warned of "difficulties ahead."
  • Apple gearing up
    Apple is said to be looking to boost its in-house IC design capability in a bid to stay competitive and its moves are expected to benefit TSMC. At the same time, the company is also set to release a new...
  • Huawei is gearing up its 5G development
    Despite suffering hiccups in obtaining advanced 5G base stations chips from US suppliers, Huawei is still aggressively taking a three-pronged approach in carrying out its 5G deployments, namely 5G base stations, 5G smartphones and 5G CPE (customer premise equipment) series devices, according to industry...
  • Taiwan Mobile is aggressively expanding its domestic telecom ecosystem integrating equipment suppliers and terminal application service providers while seeking to export solutions created by the ecosystem through overseas partners, according to the firm's chief operating officer CH Wu.
  • Compal eying edge computing server orders
    Compal Electronics' server team has shifted its operation focus from cloud to edge computing, and is vying for orders for edge computing servers from China's top-3 telecom carriers, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • The development team of Poseidon Network
    Content distribution network (CDN), which has been around for over 20 years, is still enjoying strong growth every year, as consumers' demand for digital content's quality has grown from HD to Full HD and then 4K and now the latest 8K, according to Light Lin, founder of Poseidon Network, a provider...
  • networking
    Most of Taiwan's networking device makers will see strong sales in the second half of 2019 along with the build-ups of 5G networks, expanding IoT applications and demand for high-speed transmission devices, according to industry sources.
  • Nokia has announced that TST (Taiwan Star Telecom) has chosen the equipment vendor's end-to-end (E2E) solution to expand the coverage and capacity of its LTE network to support subscriber growth. The new solution will also enable TST to offer narrowband Internet of Things (IoT) services, as well as...
  • Canalys has forecast that 5G-enabled handsets will reach nearly 800 million units in 2023, accounting for 51.4% of all smartphone shipments, passing 4G smartphones five years after 5G's global commercial launch. The CAGR between 2019 and 2023 will be 179.9%, while vendors will ship nearly 1.9 billion...

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