Wireless networking
  • Intel to exit 5G smartphone modem business
    Intel has announced its intention to exit the 5G smartphone modem business and complete an assessment of the opportunities for 4G and 5G modems in PCs, internet of things devices and other data-centric devices. Intel will also continue to invest in its 5G network infrastructure business.
  • Taiwanese semiconductor, communication and electronics firms have significantly increased their investments in Taiwan since the China-US trade war kicked off in 2018, but shortages in water, electricity, labor force, land and talent may affect the implementation of their investment projects, especially...
  • A surge in orders for Huawei's new smartphones and 5G base stations boosted March revenues at several Taiwan-based ecosystem partners, such as backend firm King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and wafer probe card specialist Chunghwa Precision Test Tech (CHPT), market observers believe.
  • Demand for wireless earbuds is growing
    Taiwan-based IC designers, MCU suppliers and back-end packaging and testing service providers are all optimistic about the business opportunity brought by true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds, with order visibility for the segment already reaching the end of the second quarter, according to sources from...
  • Alpha Networks chairman John Lee
    There are two breathtaking words for the networking industry in 2019 - 10Gbps and 5G - signaling that there will be comprehensive upgrades of networking technology and vast business opportunites coming along, according to John Lee, chairman of Alpha Networks.
  • An array of Samsung's products at MWC 2019
    Samsung Electronics' recent revelations of its Galaxy S10 lineup, Galaxy Fold and the presentation of its multifaceted 5G products and solutions at MWC 2019 not only demonstrated its prowess in the smartphone and 5G sectors, but also demonstrated its strategies to maintain its leadership in the fiel...
  • Networking device maker Accton Technology has reported its net profits increased 15.3% on year to hit a record high of NT$2.952 billion (US$95.81 million) in 2018. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$5.33 for the year.
  • Networking/communication device maker Alpha Networks started developing and producing automotive mmWave (millimeter wave) radar sensors about eight years ago and has seen orders rising sharply following strategic cooperation with EMS provider Qisda, according to company chairman John Lee.
  • Alpha Networks chairman John Lee
    Alpha Networks will strive to swing back to profitability in 2019, buoyed by shipments of an array of new products, including Cloud-RAN (cloud of radio access network), 5G FWA (fixed wireless access) gateway, MEC (mobile edging computing) devices and mmWave smart automotive radars, according to company...
  • Arcadyan Technology has reported net profits of NT$807 million (US$28.25 million) for 2018, increasing 43% from a year earlier. EPS for 2018 came to NT$4.61 compared to NT$3.21 a year earlier.
  • Sercomm president James Wang
    Networking device maker Sercomm has reported net profits of NT$808 million (US$26.24 million) for 2018, down 38.4% on year. EPS for the year came to NT$3.32.
  • Networking device maker Wistron NeWeb has reported net profits of NT$1.929 billion (US$62.4 million) for 2018, down 6.36% on year. EPS for 2018 came to NT$5.21, which met the company's revised guidance.
  • Linda Hui, Ruckus general manager for Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau
    Having made a major headway for promoting its cloud Wi-Fi solutions in the US since 2018, Ruckus Networks is shifting its market efforts to Asia in 2019 eyeing the growth potential for related solutions in the region, according to Linda Hui, general manager of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau at Ruckus.
  • Acer founder Stan Shih (front left) and Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen (right)
    Acer founder Stan Shih has urged Taiwan-based makers to apply Super TaiRa-based infrastructure to IoT devices.
  • Networking device maker Arcadyan Technology has reported revenues of NT$2.663 billion (US$86.44 million) for February, down 25% on month but up 104% on year.
  • Taiwan Pavilion set up by IDB at MWC 2019
    Taiwan's companies which participated in the recently concluded MWC 2019 managed to highlight an array of products, technologies, analyzing software and applications related to 5G technology that were in line with the 5G development plans showcased by the industry's major players.
  • Rakuten, an Internet services provider and soon-to-be the newest mobile network operator in Japan, and Taiwan-based Sercomm, a manufacturer and supplier of telecom equipment, have jointly announced what they call the world's first virtualized small cell.
  • HTC 5G Hub
    HTC has unveiled a dedicated 5G mobile smart hub at MWC 2019. The HTC 5G Hub, designed for use in both home and office environments, enables 4K video streaming, low-latency gaming, and 5G mobile hotspot features for up to 20 users, according to the vendor.
  • tsmc
    Chipmakers are expected to showcase their new-generation chip solutions for AI and 5G applications at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade fair, with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) being their major foundry partner thanks to the competitiveness of its EUV-based process...
  • The government in Taiwan will complete the first-stage release of 5G spectrum licenses by 2020 at the latest to embrace global explosions of 5G applications and smartphone shipments, premier Su Chen-chang has announced.
  • TMYTek founder and president SW Chang  Photo: Company, February 2019
    TMY Technology (TMYTek), founded in 2014 to develop active and passive mmWave components, has just launched 5G beamforming technology solutions that can help address problems encountered by developers of 5G devices and systems, according to company founder and president SW Chang.
  • huawei
    Despite the raging US-led campaign to boycott 5G network equipment supplied by China's leading telecom equipment maker Huawei, Taiwan PCB makers are less worried about its possible impact on their revenue performances for 2019 than the global economic slumps that may arise from lingering trade tensions...
  • As 5G applications will disrupt central office equipment at telecom operators, software suppliers and hardware makers, especially those of servers and networking switches, are aggressively proceeding with related deployments and will display their latest solutions at the upcoming MWC 2019 to tap market...
  • Some IP and patent holders of the latest communication technologies are taking the advantage of a 3GPP workshop currently being held in Taipei seeking to also accrue royalties for their patented technologies, according to sources familiar with the event.
  • Senao Networks chairman Tommy Tsai
    Taiwan-based communications equipment maker Senao Networks is planning to significantly boost monthly pays for new production workers in order to smoothen recruitment of new workforce at a planned new plant in northern Taiwan, according to company chairman Tommy Tsai.

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