Caswell lists on Taiwan OTC stock market
Taiwan-based network security equipment supplier Caswell, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group, started trading on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market on April 16 at a price of NT$101 (US$3.42).
China Mobile spearheads IoT, 5G deployments
Having secured a leading position in 4G networks, China Mobile is currently deploying its IoT and 5G networks in full swing with plans to kick off trial operations of its 5G networks in 12 cities in China, as well as to have 300 million devices connected with its IoT networks, by year-end 2018, according...
Optical transceiver module supplier PCL Technologies and epitaxial wafer maker LandMark Optoelectronics have both reported brisk sales for March.
Senao to double production capacity in 3 years
Networking device maker Senao Networks is building a new plant in Linkou, northern Taiwan aiming to double its production capacity in three years, according to company chairman Tommy Tsai.
A fully autonomous, self-driven network will be materialized in the future, and through embedded intelligence the network will be able to sense internal situations, analyze information, conduct self-learning, adapt to environments and predict what will happen, according to Hock Tan, CEO of Broadcom.
GPS tracker device maker ATrack Technology has reported revenues of NT$19.13 million (US$653,863) for March, up 17.53% on month and 0.2% on year. For the January-March period, revenues totaled NT$56.23 million, decreasing 1.16% on year.
PCL reports record high EPS for 2017
Optical transceiver module maker PCL Technologies has reported net profits of NT$283 million (US$9.72 million) or NT$5 per share on revenues of NT$2.067 billion for 2017. The EPS and revenues for 2017 were both the company's highest records.
CHT ties up with Tata to offer cross-border IoT services
Taiwan-based Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will team up with India-based Tata Communications to provide cross-border real time IoT services and technology support to enterprise clients, using Tata's global networks and cloud facilities as well as IoT platforms of the two companies, according to sources from...
Many city governments around the globe are showcasing their IoT-based smart city solutions such as those for energy saving, autonomous driving, smart traffic control and indoor positioning at the ongoing 2018 Smart City Summit & Expo being held in Taipei from March 27-30.
Foxconn to acquire Belkin to step into smart home market
Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has annouced plans to wholly acquire US-based mobile and peripheral devices supplier Belkin International for US$866 million in cash.
Alpha Networks and Qisda team up for IoT, 5G
Networking device maker Alpha Networks will be working with EMS service provider Qisda in the IoT and 5G markets, said Alpha chairman John Lee at a March 22 investors meeting. The pair has formed a strategic partnership.
Accton reports 30% hike in 2017 net profits
Networking device maker Accton Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.56 billion (US$87.91 billion) for 2017, increasing 35.6% on year. EPS for the year came to NT$4.68.
Advantech invests in AzureWave
IPC firm Advantech has announced an investment of NT$299 million (US$10.18 million) to acquire 17.5 million shares of AzureWave at a unit price of NT$17.10 via private placement.
Sercomm eyeing higher profits
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...
FII approved to list on SSE
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.
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...
Qisda to invest in Alpha Networks
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...
Cable TV operator Kbro eyeing IoT market
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...
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...
Sercomm launches new LTE-M IoT solutions with Orange
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.
Senao Networks reports high EPS for 2017
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.
Global server market – 4Q 2017
Worldwide server shipments reached 3.66 million units (based on motherboards shipped) in the fourth quarter of 2017, accounting...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 4Q 2017
Taiwan makers share of worldwide monitor shipments rose slightly in 2017, as their Korea-based competitors became less interested...
Taiwan handsets – 4Q 2017
Taiwan's handset shipments grew significantly in 2017 because of strong orders from HMD Global for Nokia-branded devices. HMD's...
Global AP market, 2017-2021
Digitimes Research estimates total shipments of smartphone application processors (AP) worldwide will grow 1.5% on year to 1.67...
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2018
In 2018, global server shipments will grow 8.5% to reach 13.73 million units. Digitimes Research estimates server shipments...
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers,...