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  • 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 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.
  • With 5G use cases placing more demanding requirements on the networks, Ericsson is strengthening its end-to-end mobile transport solutions by building on its radio expertise and adding transport technologies from Juniper Networks and ECI Telecom.
  • The number of Internet users in China increased to 801.66 million as of June 2018, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
  • Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1,249.810 billion (US$40.84 billion) in January-June 2018, growing 8.48% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
  • Aruba Taiwan genera manager Magic Hsu
    Aruba Networks, a data networking arm of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), expects to maintain a double-digit growth momentum for revenues from the Asia Pacific market in 2018, bolstered by lingering network establishment spree among enterprises in the region, according to Magic Hsu, general manager...
  • Taoyaun mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (right) at an interview by Digitimes president Colley Hwang
    Taoyuan City has been selected by Intelligent Community Forum as one of the global top-7 smart cities for two consecutive times. Cheng Wen-tsan, mayor of the northern Taiwanese city, pointed out during a recent interview by Digitimes that the core mission for a smart city is to solve problems by virtue...
  • Hsing Kung, LuxNet chairman
    LuxNet chairman, Hsing Kung, has founded three companies. Among them, SDL was established in 1983, specializing in manufacturing optical communication devices. It was sold for US$41.1 billion 16 years later, awarding early investors a 10,000 times return on their investment. Then, Kung soon started...
  • Shipments of 5G-enabled end devices, including smartphones, CPE (consumer premise equipment) and Wi-Fi devices, are unlikely to ship in large-scale until 2021 after initial shipments kick off in 2019 with the volume reaching barely one million units, Digitimes Research estimates.
  • Sercomm president James Wang
    Networking device maker Sercomm has said that it is adjusting its product mix and marketing strategy to maintain its gross margin and shore up profits.
  • Samsung has announced plans to invest KRW25 trillion (US$22.38 billion) over the next three years in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, automotive electronics components and biopharmaceuticals.
  • Accton Technology has reported revenues of NT$3.114 billion (US$101.83 million) for July, down 13.5% but up 19.91% on year. For the first seven months, revenues amounted to NT$21.918 billion, increasing 9.67% from a year earlier.
  • Networking device maker Alpha Networks has reported net losses of NT$163 million (US$5.32 million) or NT$0.31 per share on revenues of NT$3.95 billion for the second quarter of 2018.
  • Chun P Chiu, senior advisor of InnoBridge Capital
    Technology only accounts for 25% of what makes a startup successful while the CEO's leadership can contribute to 50% of its success, said Chun P Chiu, national policy advisor to the president of Taiwan, InnoBridge Capital's Senior Advisor and an angel investor, who has funded more than 100 startups...
  • Bob Lin, co-founder of Acorn Campus
    Co-founder of Acorn Campus Ventures Bob Lin started six businesses, three of which succeeded and the others failed. In addition to being an angel investor, Lin is also the author of top-selling books. Lin has been through it all, from making a fortune to losing every penny. He put his thoughts and...
  • As a leading player in IIoT (industrial IoT), Taiwan-based Blutech has established the world's first commercialized IIoT service platform and is applying its LoRa LPWAN system to work out a smart aquaculture monitoring solution to help fishing farmers boost fish survival rates, according to the firm's...
  • Senao chairman Tommy Tsai
    Networking device maker Senao Networks has reported revenues of NT$4.653 billion (US$152.38 million) for the first half of 2018, increasing 31.28% from a year earlier. The company attributed the revenue growth to its growing OEM/ODM businesses, which currently account for 70% of its total sales.

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