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  • Huawei reports growth for 1H20
    Huawei has announced it generated CNY454 billion (US$64.9 billion) in revenue during the first half of 2020, a 13.1% increase on year, with a net profit margin of 9.2%.
  • Synaptics will acquire rights to using Broadcom's wireless IoT tech
    Synaptics has announced the signing of definitive agreements under which Synaptics will acquire certain assets and manufacturing rights associated with the wireless IoT business of Broadcom for approximately US$250 million in an all-cash transaction.
  • Chipmakers are still optimistic about 5G this year
    Though there is still uncertainty lying ahead because of the coronavirus pandemic, fabless IC designers are still anticipating a seasonal pick-up in demand from end market segments includign 5G phones. The IC designers are requesting...
  • Shipments for 5G applications are rising
    Taiwan-based optical component suppliers have seen shipments for 5G base station and other applications start gaining momentum thanks to an acceleration of 5G infrastructure construction in China, according to industry sources.
  • Gaming to be significantly changed by 5G
    The high-speed transmission of 5G will allow games to be played like streaming media and players will no longer need to wait for the contents to be fully downloaded, according to Taiwan-based game developer Winking Entertainment chairman Johnny Jan.
  • Infineon manager of digital security solution business Kuo-Yang Chiang
    Adoption of e-SIM technology is expected to be driven mainly by handset applications in the next few years as consumers can switch their telecom service providers easily with the technology, but the machine to machine (M2M) sector is where the e-SIM technology can demonstrate its full potential, according...
  • Nokia will build Taiwan Mobile's 5G network
    Nokia has announced that it has been selected by Taiwan Mobile (TWM) as the sole supplier of its 5G network in a three-year framework deal worth approximately EUR400 million.
  • Players begin conducting test for 6G
    Thin-film optical filter maker East Tender Optoelectronics has seen clients in Japan, China and the US begin testing optical filter samples for 6G communication, as optical filers for communication applications usually require 5-6 years to develop.
  • Chief Telecom chairman Joseph Wu (right) and president Yao-Yuan Liu (left)
    Taiwan-based Chief Telecom's cloud computing and Internet datacenter (IDC) businesses are expected to see growths thanks to uprising demand from the stay-at-home economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to company chairman Joseph Wu.
  • QCT joins Open RAN
    Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a datacenter solution provider, has joined Open RAN Policy Coalition, a group of companies formed to promote policies that will advance the adoption of open and interoperable solutions in the radio access network (RAN).
  • Accton is upbeat about high-speed switches
    Networking device maker Accton Technology is optimistic about high-speed switch demand for large-scale datacenter and enterprise server applications, with prospects to realize volume production of its 400G switches for commercial deployments in 2021, according to company CEO Edgar Masri.
  • C-V2X is becoming more competitive
    While DSRC (dedicated short range communication) standards have been set for years, C-V2X (cellular-vehicle to everything), mainly promoted by 3GPP and 5GAA has become competitive.
  • Optical components makers expect strong shipments
    Global production and shipments of optical transceiver modules, disrupted or delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, are expected to start picking up in the third quarter 2020 before reaching full recovery in the fourth quarter, according to sources from Taiwan's optical component supply chain.
  • Compal unveils 5G lab

    Jun 2, 15:18
    Compal pushing innovations at 5G lab
    Compal Electronics has established a 5G lab for its clients and partners to showcase their innovations, according to Sheng-Hua Peng, Compal's executive vice president of smart device business.
  • Coronavirus-triggered needs have fueled demand for a number of electronic devices
    The coronavirus pandemic has fueled demand for a number of devices, including notebooks, to support stay-at-home activities, with chip vendors expect shipments to these segments to remain strong till October. Networking ASICs will likely...
  • Devices vendors are keen to incorporate Wi-Fi 6 to enhance connectivity
    As network connectivity is growingly necceary for users of notebooks and other electronics devices in their remote work and learning activities, a new ecosystem associated with the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology is taking shape fast, with chipmakers rolling out diverse chips solutions and system makers...
  • Optical component maker Browave sees brighter prospects for 2Q20
    Optical component provider Browave expects its sales to move upward in the second quarter of 2020 thanks to deferred shipments from the previous quarter, upgrade demand for CATV networks from North America and expanding FTTH buildups in Europe.
  • Huawei's 5G deployments are picking up momentum
    Huawei has built 200,000 5G base stations so far in China and the number is set to hit 800,000 by 2020 covering over 340 cities, according to company's wireless network vice president Gan Bin.
  • Pegatron chairman Tung Tzu-hsien (front)
    Pegatron, eyeing the business opportunities in enterprise-use private networks in the 5G era, is making preparations to produce devices for use in dedicated 5G networks for enterprise use, according to industry sources.
  • Accton saw strong profits in 1Q20
    Networking device maker Accton Technology has reported net profit surged 36% on year to NT$1.032 billion (US$34.48 million) in the first quarter of 2020, while revenues grew 5% to NT$11.724 billion.
  • The company has reported strong results for 1Q20
    Active/passive optical filter maker Apogee Optocom has reported robust earnings growth for the first quarter of 2020, bolstered by increased shipments of its passive optical filters and an improvement of its products mix, according to company sources.
  • Demand for Wi-Fi 6 devices is picking up
    A number of Taiwan-based suppliers for Wi-Fi 6 chips are bullish about their shipment prospects for the second quarter 2020 and beyond, as the emerging stay-at-home economy is flaring up demand for end-market devices supporting 802.11ax, according to industry sources.
  • Sercomm and Airtel have unveiled jointly-developed virtualized TDD small cells
    Taiwan-based network equipment maker Sercomm and India-based telecom operator Bharti Airtel have announced the launch of a vRAN-based time-division duplex (TDD) small cell, according to a joint statement of the companies.
  • AirPods
    AirPods shipments have started gaining momentum though second-quarter 2020 volumes may still be unable to match the peak season levels of 2019, according to industry sources.
  • Huawei's new NB-IoT solution will support 3GPP R15
    Huawei/HiSilicon will commercialize a new NB-IoT chipset, dubbed Boudica 200, by the end of 2020, which will support 3GPP R15 standards and offer lower latencies and more integrated features in a smaller form factor, according to company sources.

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