Chief Telecom to build new datacenter in Taiwan
Taiwan-based telecom solution provider Chief Telecom will establish its fourth datacenter in northern Taiwan with the construction to begin in the second half of the year, according to company chairman Yan-hung Wu.
GaAs foundry Win Semiconductors expects robust power amplifier (PA) demand for 5G and Wi-Fi 6E applications to drive its revenue growth in the second half of 2021.
Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 15 countries/regions (including Hong Kong and Macau) reached total bandwidth of 4,840.613Gbps as of the end of first-quarter 2021, increasing 0.47% sequentially and 31.43% on year, according to government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
APT to launch MOCN 5G services in 3Q21
Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) is set to launch its MOCN (multi-operator core network) 5G services in the third quarter of 2021 with target download rate to be maintained at over 300Mbps, according to company chairman Fang Ming Lu.
Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) under Malaysia's Ministry of Finance has invited Ericsson, Huawei, ZTE, Cisco, NEC, Nokia, Samsung Electronics and FiberHome to participate in the bidding for constructing 5G infrastructure in the country, according to a report from The Edge Markets.
HTC to venture into Open RAN market
HTC plans to venture into the Open RAN market in cooperation with strategic partners, optimizing its expertise related to 5G private networks, communications protocols and edge computing, according to Raymond Pao, vice president of enterprise solutions.
Qualcomm has joined forces with Microsoft, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Acer, Asustek, ECS, Inventec and Taipei Computer Association (TCA) to set up "Enterprise Digital Transformation Action Front" seeking to offer total solutions for 5G private networks and 5G commercial notebooks to accelerate enterprises'...
Vietnam to accelerate 5G commercialization
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) of Vietnam is laying the groundwork of its telecom infrastructure, saying that it will accelerate 5G commercialization and kick off massive 5G service testing in 2021, according to a local media report.
Internet users took up 83.8% of the population aged 12 and above in Taiwan in 2020, according to government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
The number of Internet users in China increased to an estimated 988.99 million at year-end 2020, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
India Bharti to develop IoT devices with Dixon
India-based Bharti Enterprises is to develop IoT and other communication devices with local EMS Dixon Technologies to capitalize on the government policy designed to encourage local production, according to a media report from India.
Business opportunities in Vietnam: Q&A with Keven Cheng, Taiwan Trade Center director in Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam has joined the CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) and RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership), and has signed FTAs (free-trade agreements) with the EU and the UK. These deals have positioned Vietnam as a preferred location for manufacturers...
TIP helps Indonesian telecom carriers test Open RAN
Telecom Infra Project (TIP), a US-based non-profit organization established in 2016, is helping five Indonesian telecom carriers test Open Radis Access Network (RAN) that reduces costs for building connectivity in remote and less populated islands in the eastern parts of the cuntry.
IC testing interface solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test (CHPT) has upgraded its factory in northern Taiwan into 5G-based smart facility through cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), its parent company, according to CHPT.
EV industry bracing for long-term growth
Despite the pandemic-induced impacts, global electric vehicle (EV) shipments reached as high as 2.5 million units in 2020 - an achievement that has encouraged governments in advanced economies to accelerate policy formation that will be favorable to the advancement of the EV industry, according to...
China-based PCB maker Wus Printed Circuits will see its revenue performance for 2021 hinge largely on whether demand for 5G infrastructure applications in China will rebound, according to industry sources.
Taiwan's cabinet has decided to establish a ministry of digital development in 2022 to accelerate the country's digital transformation, promote digital economy and improve information and communications security, according to minister without portfolio Yau-hwang Kuo .
WiAdvance eyeing Southeast Asia market
WiAdvance, a subsidiary of Wistron, is looking to start expanding its presence in the 5G and AIoT solutions markets in Southeast Asia in 2022, according to company president Michael Hsia.
MediaTek likely to see March revenue hit record high
Sufficient foundry support will boost MediaTek's March revenue to a record high, according to market sources.
Third-party foundries will continue to play an important role in Intel's freshly unveiled IDM 2.0 strategy. TSMC is currently a major contract chipmaker for the US chip giant, and is expected to remain so in the foreseeable future. Chip...
A total of 25 companies in Taiwan have newly formed a 5G Smart Pole Standard Promotion Alliance, aiming to draft technological standards and tap huge smart-city business opportunities worldwide.
Apogee optimistic about 2021
Optical filter maker Apogee Optocom has expressed optimism about its outlook this year, citing a pick-up in demand for 5G and datacenter applications.
Overall components shipments for 5G infrastructure construction in China remain in low gear, but Taiwan's CCL makers are still being asked by Chinese clients to prepare for possible shipments of high speed/frequency offerings to them, according to industry sources.
Microsoft, CHT, Teco team up for Industry 4.0
Microsoft, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Teco Electric & Machinery will cooperate to promote Industry 4.0 in Taiwan by integrating Microsoft's cloud computing technology and services, CHT's ICT capability and Teco' strength in electromechanics to develop smart solutions in line with fast growing application...
Samsung releases new 5G smartphones in Taiwan
Samsung Electronics has released its new 5G smartphones, the A52 and the A72, in Taiwan and expects Taiwan's 5G users to reach more than 5.5 million or a penetration rate of over 20% by the end of 2021, according to co-vice president of Samsung Taiwan Jacob Chen.
Taiwan notebooks – 1Q 2021
Global notebook shipments not including devices with detachable keyboards went down only 8.7% sequentially in the first quarter...
Global server market – 1Q 2021
First-quarter 2021 global server shipments amounted to 3.78 million units, down only 1.6% quarter-over-quarter and up 5.2% ye...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments grew 3.7% sequentially and over 10% on year to come to 25.69 million units in the fourth quarter...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2021
Taiwan-based makers' server-related revenues are expected to climb 7.6% on year in 2021, buoyed by growing demand from cloud...
China semiconductor industry: From 13th 5-year Plan to 14th 5-year Plan, 2015-2025
China government has always attached great importance to advances of the semiconductor sector, but semiconductors' vital role...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2021 and beyond
Global large-size LCD panel shipments will fall at a CAGR of -0.3% 2020 through 2025, while shipments of small-to-medium-size...