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LPWAN offers two-way communications for data collection, remote control

Sep 20, 20:15

From the control of household electric appliances at home to the monitoring of satellites in the outer space, grasping more data and expanding management depth and width are the exact benefits scientific and network technologies have brought to the mankind.

Diverse LPWAN specs available for different IoT applications

Sep 20, 14:46

Traditional telecom is suitable for long-range coverage but involves high power consumption, and the coverage capability is also largely affected by the density of base stations deployed. Now in the IoT (Internet of Things) era, many application scenarios require transmission of small data volume,...

LPWAN reduces maintenance and operation costs of IoT devices with long life cycles

Sep 19, 11:28

The value of emerging smart IoT (Internet of Things) applications can be shown based on low power wide area networks (LPWAN) that boast high safety, low cost and easy management, and among LPWAN solutions, the LoRa technology has been kicking off.

Lin Yu-hsiung, senior product manager at Advantech

5G brings new business opportunities: Q&A with Alpha Networks chairman John Lee

Sep 18, 12:12

Taiwan-based networking device maker Alpha Networks has expanded its product lines from mainly Ethernet switches to include fixed broadband products, wireless networking devices, multimedia and smart medicare solutions over the past years. The company overhauled its strategy 2-3 years ago and made...

Alpha Networks chairman John Lee

D-Link revenues drop on year in August

Sep 12, 15:49

D-Link has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.583 billion (US$52.73 million) for August 2017, representing a 1.38% increase on month and 9.75% drop on year.

Optical module maker PCL to see revenues peak in 4Q17

Sep 12, 15:03

Optical communication component maker PCL Technologies saw its consolidated revenues grow 1.61% on month and 39.6% on year to a record high of NT$198.33 million (US$6.598 million) in August.

Sercomm to begin shipping LPWAN modules in 4Q17

Sep 12, 11:47

Networking device maker Sercomm will start shipping its LPWAN (low power wide area network) modules supporting NB-IoT technology to China and Korea in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to company CEO and president James Wang.

Sercomm CEO James Wang expects LPWAN module shipments to take off in 2018

Alpha Networks revenues up in August

Sep 11, 16:16

Alpha Networks has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.688 billion (US$56.25 million) for August 2017, representing a 25.86% increase on month and 4.67% increase on year.

Autonomous driving market to be battle between closed and open platform providers: Q&A with Jamie Fan from Neousys

Sep 11, 14:19

With autonomous driving becoming a new trend in the IT market, many first-tier IT players including Google and Nvidia have been aggressively expanding their presence in related development. Taiwan's hardware providers have played a key role in the supply chain of the emerging industry.

Taiwan-based IPC maker Neousys

Gemtek revenues down on year in August

Sep 8, 16:08

Networking device supplier Gemtek Technology has reported revenues of NT$1.006 billion (NT$33.55 million) for August, up 13.7% sequentially but down 19.53% on year.

Accton reports brisk sales for August 2017

Sep 8, 16:06

Networking device maker Accton Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.1 billion (NT$103.39 million) for August 2017, representing a 19.37% increase on month and 24.18% increase on year.

Sercomm August revenues ride higher

Sep 7, 10:56

Networking device maker Sercomm saw its consolidated revenues increase 8% on month and 10% on year to a record high of NT$3.54 billion (US$117.63 million) in August.

LandMark Opto revenues hit high in August

Sep 6, 13:08

LandMark Optoelectronics, a maker of GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers for production of laser diodes, photo detectors and other optical communication components, has reported revenues of NT$184.71 million (US$6.145 million) for August, up 2.53% month and 1.39% on year.

RF component maker EZconn wins lawsuit against PCT

Sep 5, 11:55

Fiber-optic component and RF (radio frequency) connector maker EZconn is set to receive an overdue payment US$9.46 million from US-based PCT International following a district court ruling in Arizona, according to the company.

EZconn wins lawsuit against PCT

China e-car startup Singulato to roll out smart cars in 2018, says CEO

Aug 25, 14:43

China's e-car startup Singulato Motors is scheduled to start volume production of smart cars capable of Level 3 (partial) autonomous driving in 2018, and roll out cars with Level 4 (high) automation in 2020, the firm's CEO Shen Haiyi has said.

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China AI service provider Unisound gains strategic funding of US$45 million

Aug 22, 14:25

China's AI service platform Unisound has gained CNY300 million (US$45 million) in strategic investment from an undisclosed group of investors to finance the firm's R&D on AI technologies and expansion of services to more areas, and the investors will also provide Big Data to help the company improve...

Unisound

Elite Advanced Laser conservative about 2H17

Aug 16, 14:00

Laser diode packaging firm Elite Advanced Laser (EAL) is conservative about its business outlook for the second half of 2017 due to declining demand for its 2.5G (Gigabit per second) GPON devices and high-speed externally modulated laser (EML) products.

EAL sees more data center clients withholding their orders

China has 751 million Internet users in June, says CNNIC

Aug 16, 11:43

The number of Internet users in China increased to about 751.16 million in June 2017, according to China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

Globalfoundries demos 2.5D HBM solution

Aug 16, 09:33

Globalfoundries has demonstrated silicon functionality of a 2.5D packaging solution for its 14nm FinFET FX-14 integrated design system for application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs).

Globalfoundries intros solution leveraging 2.5D packaging with low-latency

Optical component makers PCL, TrueLight report mixed results for 1H17

Aug 15, 15:57

Optical communication component makers PCL Technologies and TrueLight have reported mixed results for the first half of 2017, but both are eyeing demand from the data center sector to drive sales growths in the second half.

Arcadyan, Sercomm shipping more optical broadband devices to Europe

Aug 15, 10:03

Networking device makers Arcadyan Technology and Sercomm both have reported that demand for optical broadband devices from the telecom sector in Europe is still growing. The two companies expect sales of their respective optical broadband network products to increase significantly in 2017.

Apogee, LuxNet conservative about optical component sales for 2H17

Aug 14, 15:10

Optical telecom component suppliers Apogee Optocom and LuxNet are conservative about their business outlook for the second half of 2017 as most clients have become increasing reluctant to place new orders recently.

Sercomm looks to strong performance in 2H17

Aug 14, 13:33

Networking device maker Sercomm has experienced an influx of new orders since July, expecting its revenues and gross margin to improve significantly in the second half of 2017 as compared to those recorded in the first half, according to company president James Wang.

Sercomm chairman Paul Wang (left) and president James Wang

D-Link revenues drop 11.34% on year in July

Aug 10, 15:40

D-Link has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.561 billion (US$51.52 million) for July 2017, representing a 7.16% drop on month and 11.34% drop on year.

Gemtek appoints new president

Aug 10, 13:46

Networking device maker Gemtek Technology has appointed Kenny Su to serve as its new president, replacing Howard Chen, who will continue to serve as chairman and CEO.

Gemtek reports profits for 1H17

Accton profits soar in 1H17

Aug 9, 21:27

Networking device maker Accton Technology has reported net profits of NT$1.284 billion (US$42.5 million) for the first half of 2017, increasing 46% from a year earlier. EPS for the six-month period stood at NT$2.36.

Accton expects sales momentum to continue in 3Q17 on release of high-margin solutions

Qualcomm, ITRI collaborate on 5G small cell development

Aug 9, 15:20

Qualcomm has announced that it plans to collaborate on 5G NR-enabled small cell technologies with Taiwan government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).

Taiwan makers ready to develop 5G small cells in cooperation with Qualcomm

Alpha Networks sees profits down in 2Q17

Newswatch - Aug 2, 21:42

Networking device maker Alpha Networks saw its net profits decline 14.5% sequentially to NT$147 million (US$4.867 million) in the second quarter of 2017. EPS for the second quarter stood at NT$0.34 compared to NT$0.40 a quarter earlier.

Alpha Networks chairman John Lee

Digitimes Research: 5G networks moving toward cloud, virtualization and network slicing

Aug 1, 15:38

As some telecom operators are looking for accelerated implementation of commercial 5G networks, there emerges a choice of "non-independent" and "independent" networks in the course in which the communication networks are transforming from 4G LTE to 5G, according to Digitimes Research. Meanwhile, in...

Tight control over VPN services not affecting legal users, says China official

Jul 31, 11:10

China is tightening crackdowns on illegal internet connections, including unauthorized VPN (virtual private network) services, but the move will not affect legal users of authorized VPN technology that can help them bypass the country's "Great Firewall," according to the Ministry of Industry and Information...

Huawei ships 73 million smartphones in 1H17

Jul 28, 15:17

Huawei shipped 73.01 million smartphones in the first half of 2017, increasing 20.6% from a year earlier, according to the company's business results for the six-month period announced recently.

D-Link introduces smart plugs supporting Google Assistant

Jul 25, 15:16

D-Link has announced two new models, DSP-W215 and DSP-S110, of its mydlink Wi-Fi smart plug family products. The smart plugs are compatible with the Google Assistant on Google Home.

D-Link introduce smart plugs supporting Google Assistant

Corning acquires SpiderCloud Wireless

Jul 21, 15:44

Corning has announced it has acquired SpiderCloud Wireless, a provider of in-building wireless solutions. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

SpiderCloud will become part of the Corning Optical Communications segment

Taiwan AI Labs moving to turn Tainan into AI-backed city

Jul 17, 15:30

Just three months after jointly setting 2017 as the first year for Taiwan's AI (artificial intelligence) development, the Taiwan AI Labs and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) have worked out a major AI application project: utilizing AI drones to conduct aerial photography over the southern...

VIPs from both the government and private sectors jointly kick off the AI drone application project

Commercial 5G can be realized in 2019, says Qualcomm executive

Jul 13, 14:53

It will be possible to commercialize 5G networks in 2019 although the timetable is rather tight, and 5G standards are still being formed, according to Durga Malladi, senior vice president of engineering at Qualcomm.

Alpha Networks June revenues drop almost 24% on year

Jul 12, 14:29

Alpha Networks has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.888 billion (US$61.98 million) for June 2017, representing a 12.85% increase on month and 23.75% drop on year.

Top China telecom players stepping up NB-IoT deployments

Jul 10, 18:26

To cash in on the upcoming rapid development of global Internet of Things (IoT) applications, China's three telecom heavyweights are aggressively moving to promote IoT platforms and subsidize partners in developing relevant chips, modules and initial application platforms to accelerate multiple IoT...

China telecom firms eyeing IoT market

Sercomm revenues hit 19-month high in June

Jul 10, 09:33

Networking device maker Sercomm saw its consolidated revenues rise 6.7% on month and 2% on year to a 19-month high of NT$3.23 billion (US$105.7 million) in June.

Commentary: Merits of Cisco acquisition policy

Jul 4, 14:45

There have been diverse opinions about Cisco Systems' continued acquisition policy for over the past 25 years, with one of the opinion groups even arguing that the operating benefits derived from these acquisition projects have been limited, or less sucessful than expected. But for Cisco, this is simply...

Broadcom agrees to restrictions on access to sensitive Cisco info in Brocade deal, says FTC

Jul 4, 14:21

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that Broadcom has agreed to establish a firewall to remedy the FTC’s concerns that its proposed US$5.9 billion acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems is anticompetitive. These concerns arise because of Broadcom's current access to the...

Taiwan making all-out effort to develop AI applications

Jul 3, 13:57

With global investment fever likely to last for 20 years in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) applications, Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) is gearing up to pool available resources to support the island’s AI development, according to a press statement issued...

Taiwan AI labs gearing up for AI development

Credo partnering with Foxconn to deliver 10M 100G active copper cable solutions

Jul 3, 13:48

Credo Semiconductor, a developer of serializer-deserializer (SerDes) circuits, technology and IP cores, and Foxconn Interconnect Technology, a supplier of interconnect solutions, have partnered to deliver robust and error-free 100G QSFP28 active copper cable (ACC) connectivity solutions with reach...

ARM mbed scores growing IoT developer base in Asia-Pacific

Jul 3, 10:30

The number of Asia-Pacific IoT developers using the ARM mbed platform has grown significantly to exceed one-third of the platform’s global developer community of 250,000, prompting the UK-headquartered ARM to further deepen its cooperation with partners in the region, according to David Pan,...

Optical filter maker Apogee looks to 20% revenue increase in 2017

Jun 30, 14:25

Active/passive optical filter maker Apogee Optocom expects its revenues to expand 20% on year in 2017 as its order visibility has extended to the second half of the year.

Digitimes Research: Cellular LPWA networks get off to a slow start

Jun 27, 10:54

While the industry standards for the two types of low-power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies, NB-IoT (Narrow Band-Internet of Things) and LTE-M (LTE-MTC), were released along the latest version of the LTE Release 13 in mid-2016, only a total of six NB-IoT/LTE-M networks from five countries have...

China economy, society to fully embrace 5G

Jun 26, 20:36

China will apply 5G mobile technologies in the construction of key infrastructures needed to fully digitalize its economy and society, ushering in a new era for the nation's development of digital economy, according to a white paper issued by China Academy of Information and Communications Technology...

Sercomm draws rosy picture for 2H17

Jun 23, 16:13

Networking device maker Sercomm expects its shipments to gain momentum in the second half of 2017 after some shipments were delayed due to shortages of some key components, according to company chairman Paul Wang.

VMware NSX network virtualization solution sales booming

Jun 22, 15:13

Sales of VMware's NSX network virtualization solutions have been growing robustly since 2016 and the fast expansion of the virtualization platform products has helped push sales of the company's other products, including its Cross Cloud Architecture, according to Bruce Davie, vice president and CTO...

VMware VP Davie

Optical communication component supplier Browave expects strong sales for 2017

Jun 21, 15:28

Browave, which supplies active and passive devices, modules and sub-systems used in fiber-optic communication, expects its sales momentum to continue in 2017 thanks to the establishment of FTTx broadband networks in South America and demand from the datacenter segment.

Spreadtrum to launch 5G chip as early as 2H18

Jun 15, 20:02

Spreadtrum Communications has assigned hundreds of staff to accelerate R&D of 5G chips, according to company ATP VP Yi Kang.

Yi Kang, ATP VP of Spreadtrum
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