Taiwan-based optical component makers have reported mixed results for January, but most of them expect their shipments to begin gaining momentum at the end of the first quarter or the beginning of the second quarter.
Sercomm sales momentum continues in January
Networking device maker Sercomm has seen its sales momentum continue in Janaury 2018 when revenues went up 6% on year to NT$3.1 billion (US$106.02 million). The figure was the company's highest-ever level for the first month of a year. In 2017, the company saw its revenues hit record high for the fourth...
Accton sees bright prospects for datacenter switches
Accton Technology sees bright business opportunities ahead for its datacenter switch products as demand from datacenter clients has continued rising, while more telecom operators and enterprises are emerging as potential customers, according to company chairman Lee Yen-sung.
Alpha Networks eyes 5G opportunities
Alpha Networks will leverage its core mobile telecom technologies to tap the emerging business opportunities that come along with the advent of the 5G era and the booming IoV market in 2018, according to company chairman John Lee.
Senao expects revenues to top NT$10 billion in 2018
Wireless networking device vendor Senao Networks will begin to ship 100G switch products in the second half of 2018 expecting to boost its revenues to reach over NT$10 billion (US$341.1 million) in the year, according to company chairman Tommy Tsai.
Realtek posts record 2017 revenues
Networking IC design specialist Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$41.69 billion (US$1.43 billion) for 2017, which represented on-year growth of 7.1% and hit an annual high.
Quanta, Wiwynn moving to tap lucrative 5G server market
As the imminent arrival of the 5G era will trigger a new round of demand for cloud servers, Taiwan white-box server suppliers Quanta Computer and Wiwynn are aggressively taking different approaches to tap the lucrative demand, with Quanta seeking orders directly from telecom operators while Wiwynn...
Driven by the development of IoT (Internet of Things), cloud, big data and machine learning technologies and applications, aggregate global data volume is estimated to expand exponentially to 163ZB by 2025, which will require storage support of at least 16 billion hard disc drives (HDDs) with a unit...
Optical device maker Axcen to debut on TWSE
Taiwan-based optical device maker Axcen Photonics will debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) on January 23 with an initial price of NT$15.50 (US$0.52) per share.
Taiwan telecom operators begin offering IoT applications
Taiwan-based telecom operators including Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) have begun promoting related IoT applications as they are preparing to kick off commercial 5G operations in 2020, according to industry sources.
Despite not performing well in the era of smart mobile devices, there is no reason for Taiwan's information technology (IT) players to feel pessimistic about their future prospects, as huge opportunites from the emerging AI (artificial intelligence), smart city and IoT (Internet of Things) applications...
Artificial intelligence (AI) is deemed as a critical technology needed to boost LPWAN (low power wide area network) application values. Global tech giants including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Baidu and other software service providers are aggressively developing the AIaaS (artificial intelligence as...
Qualcomm delivers integrated far-field smart audio reference platform for Amazon Alexa
Qualcomm Technologies International has announced that the Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform has been qualified by Amazon for the Alexa Voice Service (AVS). This reference platform incorporates the hardware and software building-blocks required to facilitate rapid commercialization of smart speaker and...
Apogee reported decreased sales for December
Active/passive optical filter maker Apogee Optocom saw its revenues decline 31.69% on year to NT$39.88 million (US$1.35 million) in December. For all of 2017, revenues totaled NT$550 million, up 5.61% on year.
D-Link revenues down in December
D-Link has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.684 billion (US$56.87 million) for December 2017, representing a 2.56% drop on month and 11.17% drop on year.
Optical transceiver module maker PCL Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$180 million (US$6.07 million) for December 2017, unchanged from the previous month but down 9.2% from a year ago.
Most Taiwan-based optical component makers have reported improved sales for December 2017 due to a pick-up in demand for GPON devices in China and increased shipments to the datacenter segment.
D-Link displays networking solutions at CES 2018
D-Link is showcasing its new mydlink smart home solution at CES 2018, consisting of several new networking devices and its in-house developed mydlink app.
Sercomm 2017 revenues hit record high
Networking device maker Sercomm has reported revenues of NT$3.49 billion (US$118.28 million) for December 2017, down 1.56% on month but up 12% on year.
The IoT possibility for traditional IPCs: Q&A with Artila director of IoT Division Mike Kao
Artila Electronics is a long-term player in the IPC industry, but unlike most others that focus on developing x86 applications, Artila has chosen ARM-based systems as the main direction for its IPC road trip. Although its products are considered niche devices, the company has still managed to grow...
Axcen looks to higher sales, gross margin in 2018
Optical device maker Axcen Photonics expects its shipments and gross margin to climb higher in 2018 as it has begun shipping high-margin SFP (small form-factor pluggable) optical transceiver modules to new clients in Europe for industrial control applications, according to company chairman Vincent...
Singapore enhancing AI, FinTech to power digital economy
With AI (artificial intelligence) as a core technology to drive the development of digital economy, the Singapore government is making all-out efforts to develop AI tech innovations to accelerate the digital transformation of the city state into a smart nation by 2025, while achieving smart mobility...
Zinwell expects sales to rebound starting 2Q18
Zinwell, a maker of digital set-top boxes (STBs), LNB (low-noise block) converters and VSATs (very small aperture terminals), expects its sales to rebound in the second quarter of 2018 when its new plant kicks off commercial operations, according to company chairman Huang Chi-jui.
With the 3GPP having announced the first implementable 5G NR specifications recently, telecom operators and networking device makers are expected to accelerate the developments of 5G-enabled devices, pushing up demand for optical communication components, according to sources from Taiwan-based IC solution...
Gemtek to acquire SiP module maker Ampak
Networking device supplier Gemtek Technology plans to fully acquire SiP module maker Ampak Technology to enhance its presence in the IoT and cloud-enabled communication market.
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