Taiwan-based Asia Pacific Telecom (APTG) has diclosed its 5G accelerator program is incubating 15 startups developing innovative services covering application of smart city solutions and AI, IoT technologies, gaming and entertainment, AR/VR, traffic monitoring and retail operation.
The ban on the use of 5G equipment from Huawei by US-led allies and telecom operators on concern of information security is casting shadows on the near-term prospects of Taiwan-based optical component suppliers as orders from Huawei currently account for 10-15% of their annual sales, according to industry...
TMYTek launches 5G beamforming solutions
TMY Technology (TMYTek), founded in 2014 to develop active and passive mmWave components, has just launched 5G beamforming technology solutions that can help address problems encountered by developers of 5G devices and systems, according to company founder and president SW Chang.
Taiwan Mobile appoints new president
Taiwan Mobile has named Jamie Lin, co-founder of AppWorks Venture, as its new president, with the appointment to take effect on April 1.
CHT warns of slow profit growth for 2019
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will see slow profit growth for 2019 citing increasing operating costs and expenses for new ICT expansion projects, according to company chairman David Cheng.
Despite the raging US-led campaign to boycott 5G network equipment supplied by China's leading telecom equipment maker Huawei, Taiwan PCB makers are less worried about its possible impact on their revenue performances for 2019 than the global economic slumps that may arise from lingering trade tensions...
Taiwan Mobile has recently teamed up with Nokia to demonstrate "real 5G" equipment and VR/AR applications and carry out relevant 5G connection tests, seeking to jointly develop 5G, video and Industry 4.0 business opportunities.
As 5G applications will disrupt central office equipment at telecom operators, software suppliers and hardware makers, especially those of servers and networking switches, are aggressively proceeding with related deployments and will display their latest solutions at the upcoming MWC 2019 to tap market...
Huawei makes early preparations for 5G
As China's leading smartphone and telecom equipment maker, Huawei is moving at full throttles to strengthen its capabilities for the upcoming 5G commercialization era by placing orders with supply chain partners earlier than other international competitors, according to industry sources.
While chipmakers and brand vendors of smartphones are striving to seek a preemptive presence in the segments of 5G IPs, patents and AP chips, the most critical 5G modem chip solutions are now still a space dominated by three leading chipmakers Qualcomm, Intel and MediaTek.
Some IP and patent holders of the latest communication technologies are taking the advantage of a 3GPP workshop currently being held in Taipei seeking to also accrue royalties for their patented technologies, according to sources familiar with the event.
Japan to kick off 5G commercial pre-service in 2019
Japan is pushing its development of 5G networks at full throttle, with its top-three telecom operators - NTT Docomo, KDDI au and SoftBank - set to kick off 5G commercial pre-service in 2019 and full 5G service in 2020.
CHT completes 5G NSA network architecture
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has announced that the company has successfully demonstrated its 5G NSA (Non-Standalone) network architecture through over-the-air interface in collaboration with Nokia carrying out seamless connections between end-to-end device, base stations and 4G/5G dual-mode networks.
The next generation of mobile connectivity, 5G, is moving out of its testing stage and will take off in 2019, according to MediaTek chairman MK Tsai.
Demand for 5G infrastructure materials will grow exponentially in the next few years, generating many business opportunities for smaller suppliers of copper-clad laminates (CCL), which may change the competition scenario of the entire CCL sector, according to industry sources.
K-Best promoting new LoRa technology
K-Best Technology, a subsidiary of Acer, is gearing up efforts to develop new IoT devices and applications based on its newly developed new LoRa technology, dubbed Super Taiwan Radio (Super TaiRa), that is able to address the current LoRa equivalents' major shortcoming of being easily to be interfered,...
The market of low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) expanded robustly in 2018 with its global connections growing 109% on year to 78.9 million units last year, driven by a solid expansion of cellular LPWA (mainly NT-IoT/eMTC) technology, according to an estimate of Digitimes Research.
FET launches new smart speakers in Taiwan
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has launched two models of smart speakers with an attempt to boost its subscriber base and business dynamics.
As millimeter wave (mmWave) is likely to serve as the first frontier technology to mobilize Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) applications in the 5G commercial market from 2019-2020, Qualcomm is actively deploying in the mmWave sector in order to maintain its technology advantage, according to Digitimes...
Intel made several announcements spanning PCs and new devices to diverse growth segments including artificial intelligence (AI), 5G and autonomous driving, at a pre-CES show.
CHT to recruit talent for AI, IoT, big data
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) plans to launch a large-scale recruitment drive in 2019 as it expects to see an unprecedented wave of up to 5,000 of its employees applying for retirements over the next five years.
Optical communications supply chain warming up for 5G
Firms in the optical communications supply chain have already started small-volume shipments catering to telecom carriers building 5G infrastructures, according to industry sources.
While being positive about the medium- and long-term prospects of the 5G industry, most Taiwan's compound semiconductor makers, with respect to the short-term outlook, expect stronger demand for power amplifiers for various types of base stations in 2019 than handset related applications.
IC vendors keen to expand 5G R&D teams
Major IC vendors are fast expanding their 5G chip R&D teams seeking to roll out optimal solutions for customers as soon as possible, and Taiwan has become one of their favorite talent sourcing destinations, according to industry sources.
While global telecom operators are seeking to lower installation costs for 5G networks, inexpensive x86 servers are expected to replace traditional central office equipment bearing high prices and special specs, prompting Quanta Computer to step up promoting sales of its servers adopting Intel x86...
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 4Q 2018
With weak seasonal demand, Taiwan's large-size LCD panel shipments dropped 3.7% sequentially to arrive at 62.38 million units...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 4Q 2018
Taiwan's small- to medium-size panel shipments slipped 22.1% sequentially and 23.1% on year to arrive at only 240.55 million...
China smartphone market and industry - 4Q 2018
China smartphone market experienced a sluggish fourth-quarter in 2018 amid a weakening economy, instead of strong domestic demand...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2019 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
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iPhone shipment analysis and forecast, 2H18
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