Infineon eyes potential of e-SIM in M2M
Adoption of e-SIM technology is expected to be driven mainly by handset applications in the next few years as consumers can switch their telecom service providers easily with the technology, but the machine to machine (M2M) sector is where the e-SIM technology can demonstrate its full potential, according...
Nokia wins Taiwan Mobile 5G deal
Nokia has announced that it has been selected by Taiwan Mobile (TWM) as the sole supplier of its 5G network in a three-year framework deal worth approximately EUR400 million.
Thin-film optical filter maker East Tender Optoelectronics has seen clients in Japan, China and the US begin testing optical filter samples for 6G communication, as optical filers for communication applications usually require 5-6 years to develop.
Chief Telecom to benefit from stay-at-home economy
Taiwan-based Chief Telecom's cloud computing and Internet datacenter (IDC) businesses are expected to see growths thanks to uprising demand from the stay-at-home economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to company chairman Joseph Wu.
QCT joins Open RAN for 5G development
Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a datacenter solution provider, has joined Open RAN Policy Coalition, a group of companies formed to promote policies that will advance the adoption of open and interoperable solutions in the radio access network (RAN).
Networking device maker Accton Technology is optimistic about high-speed switch demand for large-scale datacenter and enterprise server applications, with prospects to realize volume production of its 400G switches for commercial deployments in 2021, according to company CEO Edgar Masri.
While DSRC (dedicated short range communication) standards have been set for years, C-V2X (cellular-vehicle to everything), mainly promoted by 3GPP and 5GAA has become competitive.
Optical transceiver module shipments to rise in 2H20
Global production and shipments of optical transceiver modules, disrupted or delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, are expected to start picking up in the third quarter 2020 before reaching full recovery in the fourth quarter, according to sources from Taiwan's optical component supply chain.
Compal unveils 5G lab
Compal Electronics has established a 5G lab for its clients and partners to showcase their innovations, according to Sheng-Hua Peng, Compal's executive vice president of smart device business.
The coronavirus pandemic has fueled demand for a number of devices, including notebooks, to support stay-at-home activities, with chip vendors expect shipments to these segments to remain strong till October. Networking ASICs will likely...
Wi-Fi 6 ecosystem fast taking shape
As network connectivity is growingly necceary for users of notebooks and other electronics devices in their remote work and learning activities, a new ecosystem associated with the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology is taking shape fast, with chipmakers rolling out diverse chips solutions and system makers...
Optical component provider Browave expects its sales to move upward in the second quarter of 2020 thanks to deferred shipments from the previous quarter, upgrade demand for CATV networks from North America and expanding FTTH buildups in Europe.
Huawei has built 200,000 5G base stations so far in China and the number is set to hit 800,000 by 2020 covering over 340 cities, according to company's wireless network vice president Gan Bin.
Pegatron eyeing opportunities from 5G private networks
Pegatron, eyeing the business opportunities in enterprise-use private networks in the 5G era, is making preparations to produce devices for use in dedicated 5G networks for enterprise use, according to industry sources.
Accton sees significant profit growth in 1Q20
Networking device maker Accton Technology has reported net profit surged 36% on year to NT$1.032 billion (US$34.48 million) in the first quarter of 2020, while revenues grew 5% to NT$11.724 billion.
Active/passive optical filter maker Apogee Optocom has reported robust earnings growth for the first quarter of 2020, bolstered by increased shipments of its passive optical filters and an improvement of its products mix, according to company sources.
A number of Taiwan-based suppliers for Wi-Fi 6 chips are bullish about their shipment prospects for the second quarter 2020 and beyond, as the emerging stay-at-home economy is flaring up demand for end-market devices supporting 802.11ax, according to industry sources.
Sercomm, Airtel launch virtualized TDD small cells
Taiwan-based network equipment maker Sercomm and India-based telecom operator Bharti Airtel have announced the launch of a vRAN-based time-division duplex (TDD) small cell, according to a joint statement of the companies.
AirPods shipments have started gaining momentum though second-quarter 2020 volumes may still be unable to match the peak season levels of 2019, according to industry sources.
Huawei/HiSilicon will commercialize a new NB-IoT chipset, dubbed Boudica 200, by the end of 2020, which will support 3GPP R15 standards and offer lower latencies and more integrated features in a smaller form factor, according to company sources.
Apple likely to defer new AirPods Pro launch
Apple may have to defer the launch of its new AirPods Pro to the second half of 2020 or even 2021, according to sources at related suppliers.
Taiwan-based IC design houses have landed a pull-in of orders for 5G base-station and customer-premise equipment (CPE) from China, according to sources at Taiwan's IC distributors.
Pandemic accelerating cloud-based digital transformation: Q&A with Sysage chairman Michael Lee
The conoravirus pandemic has compelled enterprises to switch to remote operation including video conferencing and employees' working at different locations and home, offering good opportunities for them to implement cloud computing-based digital transformation, said Michael Lee, chairman for value-added...
Taiwan-based smart handheld device developer IMotion Group, founded by Asustek Computer ex-CEO Jerry Shen, has partnered with THLight, a Taiwanese indoor space positioning technology expert, to jointly develop a solution that lets companies analyze the contact histories of their employees, helping...
Many Taiwan-based networking device suppliers have posted significant revenue gains for March and the first quarter, and they remain positive about the second-quarter outlook, as pandemic control efforts such as shelter-in-place orders initiated by a number of governments have boosted demand for networking...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2020
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments in the first quarter of 2020 went down 20.5% sequentially.
Global tablet market – 1Q 2020
Global tablet shipments are forecast to climb 45.5% sequentially and 9.9% on year in the second quarter of 2020 thanks to a...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2020
Taiwan makers shipped a total of 4.65 million LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2020.
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...