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  • 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.
  • Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.8% during a 5-year forecast period
    Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.8% during a 5-year forecast period from 2019~2024, driven by replacement demand for entry-level smartphones in emerging markets and commercialization of 5G networks, according to Digitimes Research.
  • China-based handset vendors are expected to be able to ramp up their 5G phone shipments
    China-based handset vendors are expected to be able to ramp up their 5G phone shipments significantly in the first quarter of 2020, outracing combined shipments from rival Korean brands, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, according to industry sources.
  • The optical communication equipment industry is expected to resume growth momentum in 2020
    The optical communication equipment industry is expected to resume growth momentum in 2020 after three years of lackluster demand, as new 5G infrastructure construction projects kicking off in late 2019 are expected to spur upgrades in optical fiber networks, according to Taiwan-based Ezconn, a supplier...
  • Global demand for 5G chips supporting the sub-6 GHz standards is likely to gain momentum
    Global demand for 5G chips supporting the sub-6 GHz standards is likely to gain momentum as telecom operators in China, which has the potential to become the world's largest market for 5G phones, have given the priority to the development of related sub-6 GHz technology instead of mmWave one, according...
  • HTC Vive senior vice president Raymond Pao
    In addition to benefiting system operators, handset vendors and other players, the commercialization of 5G networks will help drive a fast development of VR applications, which could become killer applications of the 5G era, according to Raymond Pao, senior vice president of VR products and strategy...
  • Notebook brand vendors asking their ODMs to accelerate the relocation
    Notebook brand vendors who hesitated about moving production out of the China in the wake of the trade war are now determined that they need to do so, as the disputes between the two superpowers are unlikely to end anytime soon. The vendors are now asking their ODMs to accelerate...
  • qualcomm
    Qualcomm is deepening its deployment in the Wi-Fi space as demand for IoT-related transmissions is ready for a jump-start, according to Dino Bekis, the firm's vice president and mobile and compute connectivity general manager.
  • Qualcomm CTO Jim Thompson
    While AI and 5G technologies will closely complement each other in a variety of applications, edge computing will play the most critical role in the complementarity of both technologies, prompting Qualcomm to focus its AI R&D on edge computing solutions, according to Jim Thompson, the firm's engineering...
  • Qualcomm
    Construction of 5G mmWave base stations has been slow worldwide except in the US due to some major challenges affecting the development of related technologies, but Qualcomm has come up with solutions to address the challenges and expects to fast develop 5G mmWave business in the US, Japan and Korea...
  • Shipments of 5G smartphones from Chinese and Korean vendors to reach about 10 million units in 2019
    Combined shipments of 5G-enabled smartphones from Chinese and Korean vendors are expected to reach about 10 million units in 2019 - a result of collaboration between telecom operators and handset makers, according to market observers.
  • CHT is teaming up with electronic map and navigation software provider Kingwaytek
    Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is teaming up with electronic map and navigation software provider Kingwaytek Technology to build a local government-backed 5G test field in northern Taiwan for the development of IoV and autonomous solutions, according to Tsai Min-hung, a section chief of CHT's mobile business...
  • The entry-level to mid-tier SoC solution segment has become the main battlefield for winning 5G SoC
    The entry-level to mid-tier SoC solution segment has become the main battlefield for winning 5G SoC orders as major chip players including Qualcomm, MediaTek and Unisoc are gearing up efforts to enhance their deployments in the segment, according to industry sources.
  • MediaTek chairman Tsai Ming-kai showcasing its first 5G SoC
    MediaTek is on track to enter volume production of its first 5G SoC for sub-6GHz networks in January 2020, having begun sampling the chips in the third quarter of 2019, according to company CFO and spokesman David Ku.
  • An alliance formed by Taiwanese companies aiming at promoting 5G vertical applications
    Successful development of technology concerning 5G, which pomises considerable growth potential, will be key to catapulting Taiwan into a digital economy and smart island, according to TH Tong, chairman of the Taipei Computer Association (TCA).
  • Components suppliers are naturally eyeing the business opportunities arising from 5G developments
    Components suppliers are naturally eyeing the business opportunities arising from 5G developments, with heat-sink solution providers expecting VC-based cooling solutions to become a mainstream for smartphones in 2020. For PCB makers,...
  • PCL Technologies will team up with Malaysia-based Inari Amertron Bhd
    PCL Technologies will team up with Malaysia-based Inari Amertron Bhd to set up a joint venture to manufacture optical transceiver products in Malaysia, according to a PCL filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
  • Optical communication components makers believe their shipments of 5G devices will grow steadily
    Most Taiwan-based makers for optical communication components believe that their shipments of 5G devices will grow steadily starting the third quarter of 2019 before booming in the first half of 2020, despite mixed results for individual companies seen in August.
  • Global demand for 5G CPE is expected to grow rapidly to 120 million units in 2025
    Global demand for 5G CPE (customer premise equipment) is expected to grow rapidly to 120 million units in 2025 from 100,000 units in 2019, prompting chipmakers such as Qualcomm and Huawei HiSilicon to step up rolling out relevant chip solutions, which in turn will provide new business opportunities...
  • The worldwide telecom equipment market grew 6% on year
    The worldwide telecom equipment market grew 6% on year in the past 12 months, according to Dell'Oro Group. The majority of growth was driven by mobile RAN and optical transport sales. Equipment manufacturer revenues in these two technology areas grew 10% and 8%, respectively.
  • High-frequency and high-speed CCL demand for 5G AAU applications will rise sharply
    Demand for high-frequency and high-speed CCL will rise sharply to support production of multi-layer backboards for AAU (active antenna unit) application at 5G base stations, prompting CCL makers to step up upgrading specs of their products to meet the demand, according to industry sources.
  • Taiwan-based component makers have found new opportunities from 5G and foldable devices
    Taiwan-based component makers, despite seeing shrinking demand for notebooks, have found new opportunities from emerging businesses such as foldable smartphones, foldable-screen notebooks and 5G applications, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Wus enjoyed a strong profit growth in 1H19
    PCB manufacturer Wus Printed Circuit saw its net profits shoot up over 100% on year in the first half of 2019, thanks mainly to sharp increases in PCB demand for networking equipment, according to company sources.
  • Development of 5G products and technologies is a key direction for Huawei
    Development of 5G technologies and products has become a key direction for Huawei's operation with its orders for 5G-related chips to upstream suppliers expected to rise dramatically over the next two years, while Huawei's chipmaking...

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