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Friday 3 February 2023
Taiwan-based listed electronics firms record US$953 billion in total 2022 sales
All firms with considerable business scales in Taiwan's electronics industry are publicly traded. When they release their tentative annual financial indicators, we can already grasp the growth momentum of the industry, as well as the interactions between different industry sectors and the medium- and long-term outlook. DIGITIMES has again collected data on the ICT product manufacturing, semiconductors, optoelectronics, IC distribution and components sectors, providing readers with a comprehensive picture of the electronics industry and an outlook of the industry trends in 2023.
Friday 3 February 2023
MediaTek to see headwinds challenge sales in 1H23
Mobile SoC specialist MediaTek will still see headwinds from the handset market challenge its operations in the first half of 2023, according to market sources.
Thursday 2 February 2023
Epi-wafer firm LandMark expects revenue growth in 2023
Taiwan-based LandMark Optoelectronics, which specializes in GaAs and InP epi-wafers for optical communications, expects to post another on-year revenue increase in 2023, when the company will start shipping 800G silicon photonics components.
Wednesday 1 February 2023
UMT optimistic about LEO satellite product shipments in 2023
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.
Tuesday 31 January 2023
Realtek remains focused on high-end ICs
Realtek Semiconductor will remain focused on its high-end offerings to avoid price competition from peers focusing on mass-market device applications, according to the Taiwan-based network IC specialist.
Wednesday 25 January 2023
Network device makers post record revenues for 2022, upbeat about 2023
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.
Thursday 19 January 2023
Wi-Fi 6E penetration in PCs to rise on new MacBook Pro adoption
The new 14-and 16-inch MacBook Pro models just unveiled by Apple both support the newest Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) wireless communication standard, which is expected to notably drive up the penetration of the upgraded spec in notebooks, according to industry sources.
Thursday 19 January 2023
Senao mulls production in Vietnam
More Taiwan-based network device manufacturers, including Senao Networks, are looking to relocate production to Vietnam for manpower and cost reasons, according to Tommy Tsai, chairman of Senao.
Thursday 19 January 2023
IC inspection labs positive about wireless device demand
As the industry upgrades to faster connectivity technologies, such as 5G NR and Wi-Fi 6/6E, IC inspection labs remain optimistic about wireless communication device demand in 2023.
Wednesday 18 January 2023
VividQ partners with Dispelix to improve AR interaction with 3D objects
VividQ, a Cambridge-based holographic display technology company, announced on January 17 that it is partnering with Dispelix, a Finnish waveguide supplier, to produce a breakthrough augmented reality (AR) technology that will bring AR experience to the next level.
Wednesday 18 January 2023
Cisco Systems to add 1-2 partners for 5G ORAN testing in Taiwan
Cisco Systems will continue participation in 5G ORAN (open radio access network) testing in Taiwan in 2023 through selecting 1-2 local enterprises as additional partners, according to Greater China vice president and Taiwan general manager Steven Lin for the company.
Tuesday 17 January 2023
Suppliers become more cautious about Open RAN, according to DIGITIMES Research
In the 5G era, Open RAN is expected to form an emerging market. However, according to a survey conducted by DIGITIMES Research, the industry is still cautious about when the market will take off.
Tuesday 17 January 2023
Pegatron looks to automotive, communication devices for 2023 growth
Pegatron expects sales generated from automotive and communication devices will drive overall revenue growth in 2023, according to president and co-CEO Johnson Deng.
Monday 16 January 2023
Networking solution provider Planet Technology optimistic about growth for 2023
Networking solution provider Planet saw record revenue growth in 2022 and has remained optimistic about its outlook toward 2023. In response to the strong wireless communication demand of smart IoT, PLANET also released a new router to take full advantage of this business opportunity.
Monday 16 January 2023
Arcadyan Technology, Alpha Networks 2022 revenues hit records
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.
Friday 13 January 2023
Qualcomm kickstarts 2023 QITC startup competition
Qualcomm Technologies Inc. announced on January 13 the launch of its 5th Qualcomm Innovate in Taiwan Challenge (QITC) to support Taiwan startups in developing innovative solutions using Qualcomm's mobile platforms in the areas of 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Edge AI, Machine Learning, Smart Cities, Robotics and Multimedia.
Tuesday 10 January 2023
Taiwan 'Chips Act' is not all about chips, it's about innovation
The so-called "Taiwan version of Chips Act" was passed in the Legislative Yuan on January 7, but the amended statutes are not all about chips, nor was it only for "protecting TSMC's processing technologies", and will only be effective until December 31, 2029.
Tuesday 10 January 2023
MA-tek, Sporton report record 2022 revenues
Taiwan-based IC inspection labs Materials Analysis Technology (MA-tek) and Sporton International have both reported record-high revenues for 2022.
Tuesday 10 January 2023
Satellite communication competition heats up as Qualcomm joins the fray
At CES 2023, Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon Satellite solution. This further escalated the already heated competition in the mobile phone satellite communication sector.
Monday 9 January 2023
Trend Micro establishes CTOne for 5G private network cybersecurity
Anti-virus software developer Trend Micro has established CTOne, a subsidiary developer of cybersecurity solutions mainly used in enterprise 5G private networks, O-RAN (open radio access network) and IoT devices, with smart manufacturing, smart medical care, transportation and energy management being targeted scenarios of application, according to CTOne CEO Jason Huang.
Monday 9 January 2023
Qisda sees record sales in 2022; conservative about 1Q23
Qisda saw its consolidated revenues hit a new annual record in 2022, reaching NT$239.8 billion (US$7.75 billion), up 6% or NT$13.9 billion from a year ago, according to company chairman Peter Chen.
Thursday 5 January 2023
Thought Technology helps athletes reach peak performance with biofeedback
Human body produces various physiological signals. Analyzing the information can help people better deal with stress or enable athletes to reach peak performance, besides many other applications. Canada-based Thought Technology has been manufacturing instruments monitoring vital signs for over 45 years. Its products have been distributed to over 100 countries.
Thursday 5 January 2023
MediaTek and Federated Wireless join forces to complete AFC testing on Wi-Fi 7 and 6E chipsets
MediaTek, announced that it has successfully completed interoperability testing for Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) on MediaTek Filogic Wi-Fi 7 and Wi-Fi 6E chips, in collaboration with Federated Wireless, the leading innovator of private wireless and shared spectrum services. Federated Wireless is conditionally approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to operate an AFC system, which manages access to spectrum by standard-power indoor and outdoor unlicensed devices in the 6 GHz band.
Wednesday 4 January 2023
AI tech, own design architectures to steer Qualcomm future chips development
Qualcomm has laid out its future development roadmaps with focuses on AI technology and solutions, in-house developed Oryon CPU and AR glasses discrete architecture, all among forward-looking technologies and applications shared at the vendor's Snapdragon Summit 2022, according to industry observers.
Wednesday 4 January 2023
Taiwan chipmakers eye high-end IC opportunities
Taiwan-based fabless chipmakers have enhanced their efforts to develop high-end chips such as mobile application processors (AP), OLED display driver ICs (DDI), ASICs, wireless communication chips, and high-speed transmission chips, according to industry sources.