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Digitimes Research: ZigBee to unveil ZigBee 3.0 standard to take on Thread

Dec 17, 23:23

The ZigBee Alliance has announced that it will officially unveil ZigBee 3.0, aiming to integrate a total of six applications developed based on the ZigBee PRO network layer protocol. Digitimes Research believes that ZigBee 3.0 is also aiming to take on the newly developed protocol, Thread.

Alpha Networks posts on-month increase for November revenues

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 15:24

Alpha Networks has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.036 billion (US$65.68 million) for November 2014, representing a 12.83% increase on month and 2.9% drop on year.

Standardization of 5G begins as firms lay royalties groundwork, says ABI Research

Dec 9, 15:58

Work on new technologies that will form the foundation of 5G standards has been occurring for the last few years; however, the formal standard process has just begun.

Will Xiaomi get caught in the antitrust crossfire between China and Qualcomm?

Dec 5, 17:40

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is investigating Qualcomm's alleged monopolization of patents concerning smartphones through alleged unreasonable licensing terms dictated to China-based smartphone vendors and, according to China-based media reports, the investigation is focusing...

China Unicom to procure 50,000 4G base station equipment

Dec 5, 10:10

China Unicom has held an open bid to procure equipment for deploying nearly 50,000 4G base stations in 143 cities around China. Competitors include Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Huawei Technologies and ZTE, according to China-based tech.sina.com.

Gemtek Technology to adopt Cloud Foundry operational model

Nov 28, 15:05

Wireless networking/communication device maker Gemtek Technology, in order to transform its business operation, will adopt Cloud Foundry, a business operational model of integrating its hardware products with internally-developed cloud computing service platforms to provide cloud computing application...

Foxconn to cooperate with Alibaba, 21 Vianet to set up Wi-Fi network in southwestern China

Nov 28, 11:19

Foxconn Electronics, Alibaba and 21 Vianet Group on November 26 jointly signed with the city government of Guiyang, southwestern China, to set up a citywide network of Wi-Fi hot spots to provide free Internet-access services, according to Foxconn.

D-Link to launch Home Talk smart home platform

Nov 19, 11:32

Networking/communication device vendor D-Link will launch internally-developed Home Talk, a smart home software platform to connect its cloud computing devices including IP cameras, wireless routers, motion sensors, gateways and smart plugs in late 2014 or early 2015, according to company chairman...

Installed base of 802.15.4-enabled devices to exceed 2 billion by 2019, says ABI Research

Nov 14, 15:11

The installed base for 802.15.4-enabled devices is forecast to increase almost five-fold over the next five years, rising from just under 425 million in 2014 to over 2.1 billion in 2019, according to ABI Research. "The low-power, low-cost, mesh networking capabilities of 802.15.4 networks make...

Taiwan IC design houses developing IC parts for smartphone peripheral applications

Nov 14, 14:43

Taiwan-based IC design houses are foraying into the development of IC parts for smartphone peripheral applications such as wireless, rapid and mobile charging kits as well as wearable and multimedia devices, according to industry sources.

Alpha Networks revenues decline in October

Stockwatch - Nov 12, 12:38

Alpha Networks has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.805 billion (US$60.17 million) for October 2014, representing a 10.02% drop on month and 7.35% drop on year.

Digitimes Research: Tablet-use AP shipments in China grow slower than expected in 3Q14

Nov 11, 22:35

Shipments of application processors for tablets in the China market grew at a lower-than-expected 5.9% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as sales of white-box tablets were affected by the roll-outs of low-priced models by brand vendors, according to Digitimes Research.

D-Link reports revenues for October 2014

Stockwatch - Nov 11, 16:25

D-Link has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.744 billion (US$91.47 million) for October 2014, representing a 0.75% increase on month and 2.85% drop on year.

Worldwide IoT market forecast to grow from US$1.3 trillion in 2013 to US$3.04 trillion in 2020, says IDC

Nov 10, 13:12

The worldwide IoT market is forecast to grow from US$1.3 trillion in 2013 to US$3.04 trillion in 2020 with a CAGR of 13%, according to IDC.

Digitimes Research: Thread to compete with ZigBee ZHA initially

Nov 6, 14:15

Thread, a new networking protocol for household appliances initiated by Google's Nest Labs, looks to compete with the ZHA (ZigBee Home Automation) standard, but there is a possibility for the two technologies to integrate together as they share some basic standards, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Tsann Kuen pushing Bluetooth technology to advertise and provide mobile payments

Nov 5, 22:19

Taiwan-based IT retail chain Tsann Kuen will adopt iBeacon technology in its stores nationwide to promote products and provide mobile payment services. iBeacon technology is able to wake the retailers app via Bluetooth as consumers walk into the system's signal coverage.

Intel Capital invests US$62 million in 16 innovative companies

Nov 5, 15:19

Intel Capital, Intel Corporation's global investment organization, has announced at the Intel Capital Global Summit investments in 16 technology companies. Totaling approximately US$62 million, the investments cover a broad spectrum of innovative technologies.

Digitimes Research: Global LTE user base to grow to nearly 380 million in 4Q14

Nov 3, 11:12

The total number of LTE, consisting of FDD-LTE, TD-LTE and FDD/TD-LTE dual-mode, subscribers around the world will increase to 379.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, growing on quarter by 14.9% and on year by 89.6%, according to Digitimes Research.

Connected devices driving strong growth in gateway investments by ISPs, says IHS

Oct 17, 15:46

The global market for broadband consumer premises equipment (CPE) will end 2014 with the highest growth in revenues since 2010, increasing by 20% from 2013 to reach nearly US$11 billion, according to IHS.

ZyXEL aims to hike revenue proportion from retail sales to 50% in 3 years, says president

Oct 15, 11:33

Networking/communication device vendor ZyXEL Communications has been making efforts to promote own-brand business-use devices through retail chains and sales agents, and aims to increase this segments' revenue proportion from 22% currently to 50% in three years, according to company president Gordon...

XyXEL president Gordon Yang

Accton reports revenues for September

Stockwatch - Oct 13, 14:45

Accton has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.921 billion (US$64 million) for September 2014, representing a 4.49% increase on month and 3.17% drop on year.

D-Link September revenues rise on month

Stockwatch - Oct 13, 14:28

D-Link has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.724 billion (US$90.8 million) for September 2014, representing a 13.72% increase on month and 11.18% drop on year.

SerComm 3Q14 revenues hit record

Oct 6, 21:48

Networking/communication device maker SerComm on October 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.153 billion (US$204 million) for the third quarter of 2014, hitting a quarterly record for the second consecutive quarter, with growth hitting 2.15% on quarter and of 21.22% on year.

802.11ac Wi-Fi CPE shipments to capture 18% of the total 176 million access points in 2014, says ABI Research

Sep 26, 15:43

The worldwide Wi-Fi customer premises equipment (CPE) market is expected to grow 11% in 2014. According to ABI Research, total shipments of Wi-Fi access points, routers, and residential gateways are set to surpass 176 million units by the end of 2014. "Growth is expected in all regions, driven...

IDF 2014: Intel unveils new developer tools, future technologies spanning tablets, analytics, wearable devices and PCs

Sep 10, 15:24

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich kicked off Intel's annual technical conference with a set of computing initiatives and projects showing how the company is going to enable new market segments where everything is smart and connected. Krzanich and other executives announced new hardware and software developer...

Worldwide WLAN market shows continued growth in 2Q14, says IDC

Sep 4, 16:07

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments grew 9.2% on year in the second quarter of 2014. According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker, the enterprise segment continued to grow at a steady rate and increased 7.7% over the same period last...

PCL Technologies to begin shipments of LTE-A optical transceiver modules

Sep 4, 11:46

PCL Technologies, a Taiwan-based optical component and module maker registered in Cayman Islands with production base in China, will begin shipping optical transceiver modules for use in LTE-A (LTE-Advanced) base stations to Japan-based NTT DoCoMo and KDDI through Japan-based partner NEC in fourth-quarter...

PCL chairman Gene Chen

SerComm tops networking/communication device makers in 1H14 net EPS

Aug 20, 15:44

SerComm, among Taiwan-based networking/communication device makers, posted the highest net EPS at 2.05 (US$0.068) for the first half of 2014.

Digitimes Research: Japan household appliance makers rolling out HEMS compatible products

Aug 18, 15:44

While major Japan-based household appliance suppliers, including Toshiba, Sharp, Panasonic and Mitsubishi Denki, have already made the controls and operations of their smart household appliance systems through smartphones as standards, sales of smart household appliances compatible with home energy...

Arcadyan aims to ship 2 million STBs in 2015, says CEO

Aug 15, 15:10

Networking/Communication device maker Arcadyan Technology has begun small-volume shipments of STBs (set-top boxes) based on the Google TV platform to telecom carriers in Europe and stands a chance of shipping one million units in 2015, and therefore aims to ship two million STBs of all models in 2015,...

SerComm looks to IoT business opportunities

Aug 14, 12:01

Networking/communication device maker SerComm expects Internet of Thing (IoT) applications to bring business opportunities to support its business growth over the next few years, according to company CEO and president James Wang.

Alpha Networks reports small 2Q14 profit

Aug 12, 11:47

Networking/communication device maker Alpha Networks has released its second-quarter 2014 financial report, posting net EPS of NT$0.20.

Wireless connectivity semiconductors maintain double-digit growth in health and fitness, says IHS

Aug 6, 15:44

Semiconductors providing wireless connectivity in health and fitness devices are set for solid double-digit growth in 2014 and beyond, especially as a clutch of wireless technologies make their way into a growing number of wearable devices, according to IHS.

Digitimes Research: ASEAN countries have potential in mobile handset market, but pre-paid services may be an issue

Aug 5, 11:01

Countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had a total of 700 million mobile handset users and 20 million fixed-line broadband users in 2013, and compound annual growth rates (CAGR) for handset users and fixed-line broadband users from 2003-2013 were 24% and 40%, respectively,...

LG Innotek signs cooperation to focus on Li-Fi business, says report

Jul 29, 14:43

LG Innotek and Korea-based TV power module and LED maker Yuyang D&U have recently signed a MOU to cooperate on visible light communications (VLC) and Li-Fi business, which uses fluorescent lamps or LEDs to transmit data, according to a Korean ET News report.

China market: Mainstream pricing for smart wireless routers stands at CNY100-200

Jul 25, 10:46

In the China market, mainstream retail prices for smart Wi-Fi routers fall between CNY100 (US$16.1) and CNY200, according to China-based reports.

China-based HiWiFi unveils OS for smart routers, say reports

Jul 17, 14:03

China-based router maker HiWiFi has announced an in-house developed operating system, HiWi-Fi OS, designed specifically for smart routers. The OS features three major applications: HiCloud for cloud computing services, HiMobile for mobile terminals and HiStore for plug-ins.

Cumulative shipments of 300Mbps smartphone modems to exceed 700 million by 2019, says ABI Research

Jul 15, 16:09

Shipments of second-generation LTE basebands, commonly called Cat4, enabling mobile users to enjoy up to 150Mbps bandwidth, barely exceeded 42 million in 2013. However, key chipset suppliers are stretching their muscles for next-generation basebands that will enable speeds of up to 300Mbps, namely...

Samsung finishes LTE-A solution development for mobile processors, says report

Jul 15, 11:53

Samsung Electronics reportedly has finished developing an LTE-A modem chip solution, the Exynos Modem 300, and will integrate it into the company's quad-core processors to compete against Qualcomm, according to a Korean-language D-Daily report.

SerComm June, 2Q14 revenues hit records

Jul 8, 11:53

Taiwan-based networking/communication device maker SerComm on July 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.090 billion (US$69.6 million) for June, hitting monthly record for the second consecutive time with growth of 0.47% on month and of 24.54% on year.

Worldwide IT spending on pace to grow 2.1% in 2014, says Gartner

Jul 1, 14:43

Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total US$3.7 trillion in 2014, a 2.1% increase on year, however, the grow rate is down from earlier projections of 3.2% growth, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The slower outlook for 2014 is attributed to a reduction in growth expectations for devices,...

Foxconn to invest in Korea-based SK Group

Jun 30, 22:03

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced it will invest KRW380.98 billion (US$376.49 million) in SK C&C, an affiliate of Korea-based SK Group, to acquire 2.45 million shares or a 4.9% stake in the company.

Digitimes Research: Wi-Fi chipmakers taking different paths for growth

Jun 30, 15:43

In the first half of 2014, Wi-Fi chipmakers can be divided into two groups: one focusing on developing Wi-Fi chip solutions with better specifications and higher speed, and the other that is no longer interested in increasing the number of antenna or transmission speed, but instead focusing on meeting...

Digitimes Research: LTE broadcast to become a new area for growth in the long term

Jun 24, 15:29

In mature telecom markets, most carriers have faced saturation in customer bases and slow revenues growths in the past five years. The top-4 carriers in the US, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, together only achieved total revenues growth of US$24.4 billion from 2008-2012 with a CAGR of 2.28%,...

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm far ahead of Marvell and MediaTek in China LTE market

Jun 19, 12:38

Qualcomm, a leading player in terms of LTE technologies, started supplying LTE solutions to markets worldwide including China in 2013. But because of regulations and issues over licensing issues, China's LTE service started later than most of the developed countries.

Digitimes Research: Southeast Asia looks to strong replacement demand for smartphones

Jun 16, 15:56

The ratio of 3G/4G subscribers to total mobile phone users in Southeast Asia remains relatively low despite the fact that most countries in the region have already set up their 3G networks, while some cities in Singapore and Malaysia have begun offering 4G services, according to Digitimes Research.

SerComm May revenues hit record

Jun 9, 10:23

Taiwan-based networking/communication device maker SerComm on June 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.080 billion (US$69.0 million) for May, hitting a monthly record with growth of 12.29% on month and of 22.76% on year, and those of NT$8.603 billion for January-May, rising 14.36% on year.

Cellular network jam spurs rising use of MIMO Wi-Fi technology in smartphones, says IHS

Jun 5, 15:49

With their cellular networks strained to the breaking point by the deluge of data traffic generated by smartphones, wireless operators are striving to offload traffic to Wi-Fi networks by using next-generation 802.11 2x2 Multiple-In Multiple-Out (MIMO) technology, according to IHS.

What works in telecom can work in high-speed manufacturing: Leveraging IoT with Vitesse

Jun 4, 14:35

Until recently, Vitesse Semiconductor saw its core market as being the carrier Ethernet market, particularly what it calls the IP edge, which is anything from base stations to picocells to backhaul microwave/milliwave small cells, as well as routers and switches in the aggregation network. However,...

Vitesse CTO Martin Nuss

Smart solutions for smart devices: How Carry is expanding its business model

Jun 4, 14:11

Carry Technology, a leading developer and manufacturer of portable multimedia and storage products, will highlight its new Apotop products, including its wireless snapshot for iPhone device, the i-Selfie, in addition to Wi-Copy personal cloud services at Computex 2014. The company also plans to exhibit...

Taron Chang, Carry president
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