Foxconn subsidiaries push into 5G businesses
Now that Young Liu has taken the helm, the Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has begun a series of transformations targeting the business opportunity from 5G, with subsidiaries such as Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), FIH Mobile and Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII) all playing...
Apple is expected to launch 5G iPhones in 2020, and the next-generation phones may change its antenna board designs to facilitate mmWave transmission. Taiwan-based flexible PCB makers including Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect are gearing up to capture orders for flexible...
Cadence to acquire AWR from National Instruments
Cadence Design Systems and National Instruments (NI) have announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for the former to acquire AWR Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the latter.
Market of RF components for telecom infrastructure to be shaken by active antenna systems, says Yole
The radio frequency (RF) front-end (FE) market for telecom infrastructure, estimated at US$1.47 billion in 2018, is forecast to reach US$2.52 billion in 2025, according to Yole Developpement.
The arrival of 5G commercialization will first boost smartphone demand, followed by customer premise equipment (CPE), with small cells to be the last to enjoy the benefits, according to president of Taiwan-based network device firm Arcadyan Edward Tseng.
Highlights of the day: 5G brings new demand
With the arrival of 5G's commercialization, Taiwan- and China-based makers of components including PCB and cooling modules, are expected to see rising orders from the segment, which will also improve their operations in 2020. Meanwhile, as true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds have grown popular among...
PCL to ramp up 400G transceiver module shipments in 2020
Optical transceiver module maker PCL Technologies has begun small volume shipments of its 400G transceiver modules to clients for trial operations with prospects to ramp up shipments significantly in 2020, according to company chairman Gene Chen.
Production of Taiwan's manufacturing industry totaled NT$3.37 trillion in the third quarter of 2019, down 7.01% on year, making the third consecutive quarter of on-year declines due mainly to the US-China trade tensions, according to figures from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
5G/Innovation Summit 2019, an event focusing on empowering innovation in the 5G era organized by Taipei City's Department of Economic Development with support from Digitimes, will take place in Taipei on November 25.
AboCom to invest more for ramping up VCSEL chips
Wireless networking solution provider AboCom System has begun shipping VCSEL chips for 100G and 200G optical transceivers and plans to ramp up output in the third quarter of 2020 with an additional investment of NT$100-200 million (US$3.279-6.559 million), according to company chairman Chi Cheng-Hsi...
The scale of 5G commercial services will gain momentum in 2020, fueled by new business opportunities arising from the growing 5G FWA (fixed wireless access) market and significant growth in the number of end market devices in terms of product categories and styles supporting 5G communications, according...
Foxconn to invest NT$10 billion in Asia Pacific Telecom
Foxconn Electronics has announced that it will invest NT$10 billion (US$327.23 million) for new shares to be issued by Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) through private placement for development of 5G networks and related applications.
Samsung growing 5G network equipment biz
Samsung Electronics has managed to become a leading provider of 5G network equipment, with its global market share reaching nearly 28% in the first half of 2019, according to Daijun Zhang, president of Samsung R&D Institute China-Beijing (SRC-B).
Accton appoints Edgar Masri as CEO
Accton Technology has announced that it has appointed Edgar Masri to serve as its CEO, effective November 12, 2019. Company chairman Frank Kuo and president Lee Chih-chiang will continue playing their roles in the company.
Wi-Fi 6 to share spotlight with 5G
A recent Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) announcement saying that it has granted an Wi-Fi Certified 6 verification for Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 10 heralds the arrival of a high-speed transmission technology along with the advent of the 5G era.
AboCom ramping up revenues on VCSEL shipments
Wireless networking solution provider AboCom System has disclosed its monthly sales increased 19.78% on month and 20.55% on year to hit a record high of NT$163 million (US$5.36 million) in October, driven by shipments of its VCSEL chips.
Sercomm, Compal Broadband voice optimism for 2020
Networking device providers Sercomm and Compal Broadband Networks both have expressed optimism about their business outlook for 2020 despite posting mixed results for the most part of 2019.
LandMark Optoelectronics, a specialist for epitaxial wafers and VCSEL components, has disclosed it has begun shipping 25G products for 5G base stations, with shipment volume to expand significantly starting the first quarter of 2020.
China kicks off 5G commercial operations
China has officially kicked off commercial operations of its 5G networks starting November 1.
The emerging AI and 5G applications will be triggering the next phase of growth in the global semiconductor market, according to TSMC chairman Mark Liu.
Taiwan-based notebook ODMs have completed most of their plant relocation and their present focus is to improve production yield rates and reduce costs at the relocated facilities in a bid to retain clients, according to industry sources.
Quanta Computer chairman Barry Lam is optimistic about the development of the 5G and AI combination, likening 5G to an airplane's engine and AI the pilot. He believes the combination will help the airplane - cloud computing - take off.
Samsung sees profit improve sequentially in 3Q19
Samsung Electronics has reported KRW 62 trillion (US$53.37 billion) in consolidated revenues, rising 10.45% sequentially but dropping 5.28% on year. Its third-quarter 2019 operating profit came to KRW 7.78 trillion, up 17.8% but down 56.16% on year.
Taiwan-based telecom operators Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) and Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) have stepped up their ambitions for 5G services by tying up with convenience stores to launch smart retail solutions, according to industry sources.
Global demand for infrastructure equipment such as base stations, active antenna units, transceivers in the next-generation 5G era will increase 10-fold as compared to those required in the 4G networks, Covestro, a Germany-based supplier of specialty chemical and plastics materials, has estimated.
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2019
Taiwan makers shipped 14.21 million handsets in third-quarter 2019, up 3% sequentially but down 34.8% on year.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2019
Taiwan's TV maker shipped a total of 7.39 million LCD TVs in the third quarter, up 3.2% sequentially.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued to grow on-year in the third quarter of 2019 at 5.8% to arrive at 23.73 million units.
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to drop from 2020 to 2024, while large-size ones will continue...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2020 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebooks, smartphones and tablets are expected to see mixed shipment performances in 2019. Notebook shipments will grow mildly...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...