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  • 5G commercial service to gain momentum in 2020
    The scale of 5G commercial services will gain momentum in 2020, fueled by new business opportunities arising from the growing 5G FWA (fixed wireless access) market and significant growth in the number of end market devices in terms of product categories and styles supporting 5G communications, according...
  • Foxconn to invest NT$10 billion in Asia Pacific Telecom
    Foxconn Electronics has announced that it will invest NT$10 billion (US$327.23 million) for new shares to be issued by Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) through private placement for development of 5G networks and related applications.
  • 5G service subscribers in South Korea is expected to reach over five million by the end of 2019
    The number of 5G service subscribers in South Korea is expected to reach over five million by the end of 2019, a significant growth from four million at the end of July, according to Samsung Electronics.
  • Samsung
    Samsung Electronics has managed to become a leading provider of 5G network equipment, with its global market share reaching nearly 28% in the first half of 2019, according to Daijun Zhang, president of Samsung R&D Institute China-Beijing (SRC-B).
  • Power Logic chairman Vincent Hsu
    Cooling fan maker Power Logic has seen orders for graphics cards pick up substantially in the second half of 2019, and expects the order pull-in momentum to carry on through 2020.
  • Wi-Fi 6 is expected to see growing popularity
    A recent Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) announcement saying that it has granted an Wi-Fi Certified 6 verification for Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 10 heralds the arrival of a high-speed transmission technology along with the advent of the 5G era.
  • LandMark has disclosed it has begun shipping 25G products for 5G base stations
    LandMark Optoelectronics, a specialist for epitaxial wafers and VCSEL components, has disclosed it has begun shipping 25G products for 5G base stations, with shipment volume to expand significantly starting the first quarter of 2020.
  • China has officially kicked off commercial operations of its 5G networks starting November 1
    China has officially kicked off commercial operations of its 5G networks starting November 1.
  • TSMC chairman Mark Liu
    The emerging AI and 5G applications will be triggering the next phase of growth in the global semiconductor market, according to TSMC chairman Mark Liu.
  • Taiwan ODMs looking to improve yield rate and costs in non-China production lines
    Taiwan-based notebook ODMs have completed most of their plant relocation and their present focus is to improve production yield rates and reduce costs at the relocated facilities in a bid to retain clients, according to industry sources.
  • Quanta chairman Barry Lam
    Quanta Computer chairman Barry Lam is optimistic about the development of the 5G and AI combination, likening 5G to an airplane's engine and AI the pilot. He believes the combination will help the airplane - cloud computing - take off.
  • Samsung Electronics has reported KRW 62 trillion in consolidated revenues
    Samsung Electronics has reported KRW 62 trillion (US$53.37 billion) in consolidated revenues, rising 10.45% sequentially but dropping 5.28% on year. Its third-quarter 2019 operating profit came to KRW 7.78 trillion, up 17.8% but down 56.16% on year.
  • The number of Internet users in China increased to an estimated 854.49 million at the end of June
    The number of Internet users in China increased to an estimated 854.49 million at the end of June 2019, according to the latest semiannual survey conducted by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
  • 5G smartphones will come with displays offering high refresh rates
    The arrival of 5G is ushering in hardware upgrades to support related applications and services. It is expected more 5G smartphones will come with displays offering high refresh rates that can enhance user experience. It remains to be...
  • Taiwan telecom operators have stepped up their ambitions for 5G services
    Taiwan-based telecom operators Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) and Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) have stepped up their ambitions for 5G services by tying up with convenience stores to launch smart retail solutions, according to industry sources.
  • Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 12 countries/areas reached 3,400.868Gbps
    Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 12 countries/areas reached total bandwidth of 3,400.868Gbps as of the end of third-quarter 2019, increasing 2.28% sequentially and 44.56% on year, according to government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
  • Quanta partners with Asustek, Taiwan Mobile and NCHC to build a cloud computing platform
    Quanta Computer has started shipping 5G x86 servers to Japan's Rakuten, and is in talks with a number of Europe- and US-based telecom carriers for shipments slated to kick off in the second half of 2020, according to company senior vice president Mike Yang.
  • A display of mobile phones' back covers made of Covestro's co-extrusion films
    Global demand for infrastructure equipment such as base stations, active antenna units, transceivers in the next-generation 5G era will increase 10-fold as compared to those required in the 4G networks, Covestro, a Germany-based supplier of specialty chemical and plastics materials, has estimated.
  • LG Innotek's 5G communication module for automotive
    LG Innotek has announced it has developed an automotive communication module based on Qualcomm's 5G chip.
  • Huawei has announced that during the first three quarters of 2019 it generated CNY610.8 billion
    Huawei has announced that during the first three quarters of 2019 it generated CNY610.8 billion (US$86.05 billion) in revenues, an increase of 24.4% on year. The company's net profit margin in the period was 8.7%.
  • Google to team up with Taiwan Mobile to sell Pixel 4
    Google has unveiled its latest smartphones, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, and will team up with Taiwan Mobile to campaign the new lineup along with its Pixel 3a and Nest Mini smart speakers in Taiwan by the end of 2019.
  • TSMC is expected to report record sales for 2019
    TSMC is expected to report record sales for 2019, driven by strong demand for its advanced manufacturing processes. Its 7nm production capacity has been fully occupied, thanks to robust orders from clients eyeing the strong growth of the 5G market. Less advanced processes, including the 16nm...
  • Taiwan's government will start the bidding process for the release of related frequency bands
    Taiwan's government will start the bidding process for the release of related frequency bands to telecom operators for 5G services on December 10, and the auctions would likely to be carried out without plans to reserve a dedicated frequency band to be available for other private enterprises or entities...
  • 5G and AI applications will be driving Intel's growth over the next decade
    The emerging 5G and AI applications will be driving Intel's growth over the next decade, market observers believe.
  • Qualcomm has recently joined Taiwan's 5G Alliance
    Qualcomm has recently joined Taiwan's 5G Alliance and will partner with Taiwan's OEM/ODMs and academies to conduct 5G research, according to Alex Orange, senior director of Government Affairs at Qualcomm Southeast Asia&Pacific and Taiwan.

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Global server market – 3Q 2019

Global small- to mid-size LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond

Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond

Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2020 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets

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