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  • Sercomm CEO and president James Wang
    Networking device supplier Sercomm will aim to ramp up shipments of higher-margin products to shore up its gross margin and net profits in 2018, according to company CEO and president James Wang.
  • Taiwan-based Integrated Service Technology (iST), dedicated to providing semiconductor materials analysis and IC debugging services, has lately signed a cooperation memorandum with German-based Dekra Testing and Certification to jointly test and certify Wi-Fi systems for IoT (Internet of Things) dev...
  • Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII), an IoT arm of the Foxconn Group, has secured approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), according to media reports in China.
  • sercomm
    Global demand for broadening network bandwidths is still maintaining substantial growth momentum, particularly bolstered by active deployments of optical fiber transmission networks in Europe and China, and India is expected to emerge as a new growth driver in the next few years, according to James...
  • EMS service provider Qisda will invest NT$2.3 billion (US$78.59 million) to take up an 18.37% stake in networking device maker Alpha Networks through a private placement, Alpha has announced.
  • China's three web giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, collectively dubbed as BAT, are actively exploring the blockchain-based applications although the blockchain technology is still at a nascent stage of development, with Baidu and Tencent already launching their blockchain-based BaaS (backend as a...
  • Kbro president Steve Wang
    Kbro, the largest cable TV operator in Taiwan, will step up efforts to expand its smart home, building and community surveillance services using IoT applications, and it also plans to offer voice-controlled services through its STBs, according to company president Steve Wang.
  • The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) recorded US$6.9 billion in revenues in the fourth quarter of 2017, an increase of 3.2% on year. For the full year 2017, the market recorded more than US$25.7 billion in revenues for an on-year growth rate of 5.4%, according to IDC. Meanwhile, the worldwide...
  • Atrack chairman Frank Tang
    GPS tracker device maker ATrack Technology expects its revenues to expand by 50% on year in 2018 driven by growing sales of its 4G LTE satellite positioning devices and the introduction of diverse and innovative products in Japan and China, according to company chairman Frank Tang.
  • With the global IoT (Internet of Things) chipset markets, particularly in China, expected to grow sharply in 2018 along with the rapid development of diverse terminal devices and increasing realization of IoT applications, Taiwan IC design houses are ready to enjoy explosive orders from terminal IoT...
  • Networking device maker Sercomm has teamed up with telecom operator Orange to roll out an array of LTE-M IoT solutions that address the needs of innovative IoT and long-distance transmission services, according to company's CEO James Wang.
  • Networking device vendor Senao Networks has reported net profits of NT$468 million (US$15.97 million) for 2017, decreasing 16.5% from a year earlier. EPS for 2017 stood at NT$9.54, the highest among fellow companies in Taiwan.
  • Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA has announced it is teaming up with Intel to develop a 5G smartphone platform designed for the China market.
  • Taiwan-based optical component makers have reported mixed results for January, but most of them expect their shipments to begin gaining momentum at the end of the first quarter or the beginning of the second quarter.
  • Networking device maker Sercomm has seen its sales momentum continue in Janaury 2018 when revenues went up 6% on year to NT$3.1 billion (US$106.02 million). The figure was the company's highest-ever level for the first month of a year. In 2017, the company saw its revenues hit record high for the fourth...
  • Accton chairman Lee Yen-sung (left) and president Lee Chih-chiang
    Accton Technology sees bright business opportunities ahead for its datacenter switch products as demand from datacenter clients has continued rising, while more telecom operators and enterprises are emerging as potential customers, according to company chairman Lee Yen-sung.
  • Alpha Networks chairman John Lee
    Alpha Networks will leverage its core mobile telecom technologies to tap the emerging business opportunities that come along with the advent of the 5G era and the booming IoV market in 2018, according to company chairman John Lee.
  • Senao chairman Tommy Tsai
    Wireless networking device vendor Senao Networks will begin to ship 100G switch products in the second half of 2018 expecting to boost its revenues to reach over NT$10 billion (US$341.1 million) in the year, according to company chairman Tommy Tsai.
  • Networking IC design specialist Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$41.69 billion (US$1.43 billion) for 2017, which represented on-year growth of 7.1% and hit an annual high.
  • 5G promises great business opportunities for various sectors
    As the imminent arrival of the 5G era will trigger a new round of demand for cloud servers, Taiwan white-box server suppliers Quanta Computer and Wiwynn are aggressively taking different approaches to tap the lucrative demand, with Quanta seeking orders directly from telecom operators while Wiwynn...
  • seagate
    Driven by the development of IoT (Internet of Things), cloud, big data and machine learning technologies and applications, aggregate global data volume is estimated to expand exponentially to 163ZB by 2025, which will require storage support of at least 16 billion hard disc drives (HDDs) with a unit...
  • Axcen to ramp up optical transceiver shipments for industrial control applications
    Taiwan-based optical device maker Axcen Photonics will debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) on January 23 with an initial price of NT$15.50 (US$0.52) per share.
  • FET promoting its NB-IoT network for smart applications
    Taiwan-based telecom operators including Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) have begun promoting related IoT applications as they are preparing to kick off commercial 5G operations in 2020, according to industry sources.
  • TH Tung
    Despite not performing well in the era of smart mobile devices, there is no reason for Taiwan's information technology (IT) players to feel pessimistic about their future prospects, as huge opportunites from the emerging AI (artificial intelligence), smart city and IoT (Internet of Things) applications...
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) is deemed as a critical technology needed to boost LPWAN (low power wide area network) application values. Global tech giants including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Baidu and other software service providers are aggressively developing the AIaaS (artificial intelligence as...

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