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  • Optical transceiver module maker PCL Technologies expects its sales to rebound strongly in the fourth quarter of 2018 following a slump a quarter earlier when some of its shipments were delayed due to labor shortages at its plant in China.
  • Security software developer Trend Micro and industrial communication/networking device maker Moxa have signed an MoU to establish TXOne Networks, a joint venture for developing information security solutions for smart manufacturing, smart city, smart energy and other industrial IoT areas, according...
  • Taiwan Mobile touting its NB-IoT networks
    Most Taiwan-based telecom operators have set up respective NB-IoT networks optimizing their established telecom infrastructures, and have begun offering related IoT services, according to industry sources.
  • Network equipment maker Cameo Communications is bracing for brisk sales in the fourth quarter of 2018 as more of its clients are shifting orders to Taiwan amid the escalating US-China trade dispute, according to company CFO and COO Victor Lee.
  • Sercomm has reported net profits of NT$184 million (US$5.95 million) for the third quarter of 2018, up 33% on quarter but down 53% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.75.
  • The global ecosystems of SigFox, a France-based provider of IoT services, can serve as the platform for Taiwan IoT hardware makers to access international markets, according to Robin Chen, managing director at UnaBiz Taiwan, which operates the country's first nationwide public SigFox low-power wide-area...
  • Arcadyan president Edward Tseng
    Networking device maker Arcadyan Technology, a subsidiary of Compal Electronics, plans to set up a production base in Vietnam to minimize its operational risks amid escalating trade disputes between the US and China, according to company president Edward Tseng.
  • Samsung unveils Infinity Flex Display
    Samsung Electronics has unveiled a flexible display along with new developer tools for its Bixby and SmartThings platforms.
  • Networking device makers Accton Technology and Sercomm have both reported sequential revenue gains for October, driven by peak-season effects.
  • Compal Broadband Networks making ground in global cable gateway market
    Cable gateway device maker Compal Broadband Networks, a subsidiary of Compal Electronics, is enriching and optimizing its product portfolios to further expand its market share in the European market, according to company president and CEO Alex Wang.
  • CEATEC
    The birth of Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) can be dated back to 1962, when Japan's consumer electronics industry was beginning to take off. Following suit, emerging economies in Asia, including Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong, started to hold electronics trade shows in the 1970s...
  • Ericsson has taken a step to drive 5G commercial readiness by contracting Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) to deliver 5G mobile devices for use in customer trials from the fourth quarter of 2018.
  • Lite-On at Sigfox Connect 2018 annual event
    Lite-On Technology has rolled Sigfox Monarch-certified wireless module, the WSG309S, built based on STMicroelectronics' ST S2-LP ultra-low-power sub-1 GHz RF transceiver and BlueNRG-2 Bluetooth low energy SoC chipset for seamless global long-range wireless IoT connectivity, according to a company an...
  • Asustek Computer has recently launched a new lineup of business, home and gaming innovations, including Zenbo Junior robot, ROG Maximus XI Apex motherboard and ROG Strix XG49VQ gaming monitor, which are expected to inject new growth momentum to the firm's revenue and profit performances for 2019.
  • 5g
    As 5G commercialization is set to kick off in 2019, global chipmakers including Qualcomm, Intel, MediaTek and UNISOC (Spreadtrum & RDA) are looking to expand their 5G solutions to include non-handset applications, while smartphone vendors Apple, Samsung Electronics and Huawei are actively developing...
  • Qualcomm Technologies has announced a family of 60GHz Wi-Fi chipsets, the QCA64x8 and QCA64x1, delivering 10+ gigabit-per-second (Gbps) network speeds and wire-equivalent latency.
  • CEATEC
    CEATEC Japan 2018 opened on October 16, with the four-day event showcasing the country's growth strategies and Society 5.0, its vision of a super-smart community of the future in which IoT, robots and AI will all play important roles, according to th eorganizers.
  • Accton expects sales to remain strong in 4Q18
    Accton Technology has reported revenues of NT$3.828 billion (US$123.9 million) for September, down 11.3% from a record high of NT$4.319 billion recorded in the previous month. On a yearly basis, September's figures were up 20.57% from a year earlier.
  • Networking device maker Accton Technology expects its production of 400G switches for datacenter applications to start gaining momentum in the second quarter of 2019, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report, citing company president Lee Chih-chiang.
  • ATrack's 4G LTE satellite positioning tracker
    GPS tracker device maker ATrack Technology has landed orders for its newly developed 4G LTE plug-and-play satellite positioning trackers from SoftBank with shipments to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to industry sources.
  • Paul Wang, chairman of Sercomm
    With the US government imposing a 10% tariff on China-imported goods including network communication equipment, several Taiwan-based server and network communication product makers have begun expanding their production lines in Taiwan to minimize the impact.
  • Starwing's indoor positioning device (left)
    Bluetooth low-energy indoor positioning solution developer Starwing Technology has reached a high technological accuracy level of 10-30cm in positioning error, much lower than a general level of 3-5m, according to the company.
  • Gemtek is set to see better performance in 2H18
    Networking device supplier Gemtek Technology saw its revenues rally 12.47% on month and 52.36% on year to NT$1.53 billion (NT$49.7 million) in August, buoyed by the roll-outs of new products and shipments to new clients, according to company sources.
  • James Huang, chairman of Taiwan External Trade Development Council
    By combining Israel's innovation dynamics and Taiwan's IT manufacturing infrastructure, a brand new supply chain and cooperation paradigm could be created in the new era of autonomous driving. To this end, at the "Taiwan+Israel Hi-Tech Forum," which was jointly organized in late August by the Bureau...
  • Networking device maker Accton Technology saw its revenues hit a milestone of reaching over the NT$4 billion-mark for the first time in August 2018, buoyed by increased shipments of 100G switch products for datacenter applications.

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