Both MediaTek and Realtek Semiconductor believe that a wave of Wi-Fi 6/6E upgrades is still in progress and that basic demand has not abated. Wi-Fi chip sales can still contribute to their overall operations in 2023 if the customer purchase pattern returns to normal.
Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has set aside a capital expenditure budget of NT$35.31 billion (US$1.18 billion) for 2023 mainly for expanding IDC (Internet data center) capacity, investment in additional submarine cable systems and continued deployment of fiber-optic networks, according to the company.
On January 31, Belgium-based semiconductor research hub Imec announced that it demonstrated co-integration of its high-quality silicon nitride waveguide technology with its silicon photonics platform—without performance degradation of the high-bandwidth active devices. An important upgrade for imec's silicon photonics platform, the result enables the synthesis of high-quality wavelength-selective devices and other optical passive functions that benefit from accurate optical phase control, meeting market demands for optical transceivers for datacom, LiDAR, and other applications.
Samsung Electronics has reported record high revenues of KRW302.2 trillion (US$245.7 billion) for 2022, a growth of 8% compared to 2021. But a lot of troubles are brewing behind these impressive figures.
Ehiway Microelectronics Technology has raised an undisclosed amount of funding through Series B+ round of financing. The proceeds will be utilized for the development of the company's 14nm heterogeneous chip designs, according to industry sources in China.
High-frequency microwave device maker Universal Microwave Technology (UMT) is optimistic about its prospects for 2023, buoyed by the continued growth of the global telecommunication industry driven by 5G infrastructure.
Most network device makers in Taiwan, including Sercomm, Arcadyan, Accton Technology, Alpha Networks and Hitron Technologies, experienced a fruitful year in 2022 with annual revenues hitting new highs, and they are optimistic that growth momentum will persist in 2023 with order visibility clear for 2-3 quarters ahead, according to industry sources.
The business of reusing batteries retired from electric vehicles (EVs) and telecom infrastructure in energy storage systems has grown popular as the number of batteries retired is growing every year and the emerging business opportunity can prolong these batteries' product life and reduce waste, according to industry sources.
Networking/communication device makers Arcadyan Technology and Alpha Networks have reported consolidated revenues of NT$47.168 billion (US$1.58 billion) and NT$33.634 billion respectively for 2022, with each being the historically highest annual level, according to the companies.
Delegation from Telangana state government met with Foxconn's chairman Young Liu and Foxconn Interconnected Technology (FIT)'s CEO Sidney Lu in Taiwan on Jan 4. The delegation has visited Taiwan twice within six months to connect with Taiwanese businesses.
Artificial intelligence (AI) can be implemented in many fields and in the future, robots will be able to do a lot of things for humans. Dr. Hwang Jenq-neng, professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) and director of the Information Processing Lab (IPL) at the University of Washington (UW, USA), Seattle, has partaken in many AI projects from electronic monitoring of fisheries (NOAA, USA), autonomous driving (Cisco, USA), smart transportation and smart city (ETRI, Korea), automated golf swing analysis (Sportsbox AI, USA), multi-camera multi-person tracking for long-care center surveillance (Quanta Computer, Taiwan), to wafer defect classification (Vanguard International Semiconductor, Taiwan), etc.
Malaysia expects "some kind of finality" in its review of the 5G mobile services contract by this quarter, said communications minister Fahmi Fadzil, amid fears that it would delay the rollout of the high-speed network.
According to DIGITIMES Research, South Korea has built a common standard platform for 500kg next-generation mid-size satellites, suitable for various payloads such as electro-optical cameras, high-spectral resolution instruments, imaging radar, and microwave sensors. This will be advantageous in shortening development time and reducing costs.
Government-sponsored Vehicle Safety Certification Center (VSCC) and Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) are jointly undertaking a pilot project of IoV (Internet of vehicle) and information security certification administration, according to a CHT department head.
Wireless communication and power management device maker Billion Electric focuses on products for niche-market application to avoid competition with giant fellow makers, according to company president Greg Chen.
The year 2030 will enter the era of 6G, which means that wherever you go, there will be full network coverage on the land, sea and air, and by that year there will be 97.2 billion M2M (machine to machine) connections, according to DIGITIMES Research analyst Ashely Huang.
D-Link is making changes to its structure and products, mainly launching vertical market solutions and focusing on its subscription platforms to differentiate itself from its competition. The move is expected to drive both revenue and profit growth, according to D-Link CEO CJ Chang.
As the Indian government is promoting locally-made telecom and communication devices and equipment, Ericsson said it would ramp up manufacturing in India and build a technology center to reduce time-to-market.
Despite the recent fallout in the crypto industry and some of the negative connotations derived from speculations on non-fungible tokens (NFT), entrepreneurs and developers of the novel technology gathered last week at the Taipei Blockchain Week to share some of the practical use cases and what Web3 and blockchain can bring to the table for the future.
The number of mobile broadband services users worldwide has seen a slower increase than that of fixed network users in the past three years because of the stay-at-home economy induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and the trend prompted several 5G telecom operators to commercialize their fixed wireless access (FWA) services to compete for customers with fixed networks, according to DIGITIMES Research's latest study.