Alpha Networks picks Qisda chairman as vice chair
The board of networking device maker Alpha Networks has elected Peter Chen, chairman of EMS provider Qisda, to serve as its vice chairman, as the two firms seek to jointly explore the growing business opportunity in 5G and AIoT.
Sercomm sees profit up 30% on year in 2Q19
Networking device maker Sercomm has reported net profit of NT$180 million (US$57.34 million) for the second quarter of 2019, up 30% on year. EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.73, with a gross margin of 17.6% compared to 13% a year ago.
IT product developments in 5G era
The recent unveiling of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 10 lineup and Huawei's Harmony OS seems to have pointed out a direction for IT products' development in the 5G era.
The deployment of 5G networks in Taiwan will be faster than those in most countries in Europe once the nation's 5G spectrums are auctioned, according to Chafic Nassif, president of Ericsson Taiwan.
Despite lackluster memory demand likely to persist till the end of 2019, the memory industry is expected to see a brighter prospect starting 2020 when 5G services kick off commercial runs driving the popularity of 5G terminal devices that will in turn generate strong growth for memory products, according...
There have been signs that the impact of the US trade ban on Huawei may be waning, as the Chinese vendor has recently set an even more ambitious goal for its handset shipments for 2019. Huawei has also resumed orders for notebooks and 5G...
TSMC gearing up for another semiconductor supercycle
The global semiconductor market is set to enter a dynamic new phase of growth, as the era of 5G network looms around the corner. TSMC, the world's largest pure-play foundry, is also eyeing opportunities arising from 5G with its competitive 7nm and more advanced process technologies.
Huawei has resumed pulling in new orders for notebooks and also restarted the development of 5G-enabled notebook models, according to sources from the vendor's Taiwan-based supply chain.
Accton reports strong earnings for 2Q19
Networking device maker Accton Technology has reported net profit of NT$1.381 billion (US$44.1 million) in the second quarter of 2019, up 81.9% on quarter and 73.34% on year. EPS for the quarter came to NT$2.48.
High-end CCL demand from Huawei ramping up
High-end CCL demand from Huawei has been rising due to a major redesign of its 5G base station infrastructure, prompting Taiwan CCL makers to upgrade their CCL specs to meet the demand, according to industry sources.
5G deployments, availability of 5G phones to drive demand for power semiconductor components
The ongoing deployments of 5G infrastructure and promising demand for 5G-focused phones that will come along with the commercial runs of 5G networks will continue to spur demand for semiconductor components including RF ICs, networking chips and power amplifiers (PAs), according to industry sources.
Accton, Sercomm poised for strong sales in 2H19
Networking device makers Accton Technology and Sercomm are expected to maintain their sales momentum in the second half of 2019, buoyed by equipment upgrades at telecom operators worldwide.
RichWave swings to profit in 2Q19
RF component specialist RichWave Technology returned to profitability in the second quarter of 2019, when the company reported revenues surged 56.7% sequentially to NT$666 million (US$21.05 million) with gross margin reaching a record-high 38.6%.
Highlights of the day: 5G+8K
The Foxconn Group's 5G+8K business strategy eyeing the synergy of the next-generation network technology and Ultra HD applications is gaining momentum, as an affiliated LCD maker in China is set to start volume production at its 10.5G line...
The Taiwan government-backed Information and Telecommunications Research Laboratories (ITRL) is working with a number of local companies to develop 5G small-cell base stations, with an aim to sell devices directly to telecom operations in the global market in 2020.
With HiSilicon, Broadcom and other fabless chip vendors gearing up to tap growing demand for 5G infrastructure chipsets, their Taiwanese silicon-based or compound semiconductor foundry and packaging partners are fully revving up their capacity utilization and expansion, according to industry sources...
Huawei reports 1H19 revenue growth of 23.2%
Huawei has announced that its first-half 2019 reenues came to CNY401.3 billion (US$58.28 billion), up 23.2% over the same period last year, despite a US trade ban on the Chinese vendor. But Huawei warned of "difficulties ahead."
Highlights of the day: Cloud remains over Huawei
The US and China have restarted trade talks, but the cloud hanging over Chinese vendor Huawei remains. The latest news coming out of the supply chain is that Huawei has cut components orders for true wireless stereo (TWS) devices. But...
Senao Networks kicks off expansion project
Network equipment maker Senao Networks has broken ground for the second phase expansion of its plant in Huaya Industrial Park in northern Taiwan, as the company seeks to deepen its root in the local market and expand its operating scale.
Apple and Intel have signed an agreement for Apple to acquire the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business. Approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases. The transaction, valued at US$1 billion, is expected to close in the fourth quarter...
High-frequency microwave device maker Universal Microwave Technology (UMT) has reported net profit of NT$96.73 million (US$3.112 million) for the second quarter of 2019, up 36% on quarter. EPS for the quarter came to NT$1.44.
Covestro developing material solutions for 5G devices
Polymer and high-tech materials supplier Covestro is developing innovative material solutions for 5G devices, such as base stations, active antenna units and other equipment, according to company sources.
Poseidon Network sees more opportunities from CDN
Content distribution network (CDN), which has been around for over 20 years, is still enjoying strong growth every year, as consumers' demand for digital content's quality has grown from HD to Full HD and then 4K and now the latest 8K, according to Light Lin, founder of Poseidon Network, a provider...
Tsinghua Unigroup's chipmaking arm Unisoc expects to have its Ivy 510-series 5G solution featured in customers' terminal devices that are slated for launch by the end of 2019.
Networking device makers to see strong sales in 2H19
Most of Taiwan's networking device makers will see strong sales in the second half of 2019 along with the build-ups of 5G networks, expanding IoT applications and demand for high-speed transmission devices, according to industry sources.
China smartphone market and industry – 2Q 2019
Smartphone shipments by China-based vendors in second-quarter 2019 topped 180 million units, soaring 26.7% on quarter and 5.6%...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 2Q 2019
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments grew 14.4% sequentially, but dropped 6.4% on year to arrive at 7.16 million units in the second quarter...
Global tablet market – 2Q 2019
Global tablet shipments amounted to 32.66 million units in second-quarter 2019, down 8.7% on quarter and 11.9% on year due to...
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...