MediaTek is on track to enter volume production of its first 5G SoC for sub-6GHz networks in January 2020, having begun sampling the chips in the third quarter of 2019, according to company CFO and spokesman David Ku.
Qualcomm acquires remaining interest in RF360 Holdings
Qualcomm Incorporated has announced it has completed the acquisition of the remaining interest in RF360 Holdings Singapore, a joint venture with TDK Corporation. Together with Qualcomm Technologies, the joint venture has produced RF front-end (RFFE) filters which enable Qualcomm Technologies to deliver...
PCL Technologies will team up with Malaysia-based Inari Amertron Bhd to set up a joint venture to manufacture optical transceiver products in Malaysia, according to a PCL filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
Accton revenues hit high in August
Networking device maker Accton Technology saw revenues increase 29.6% on month and 37.02% on year to an 8-month high of NT$5.918 billion (US$189.68 million) in August.
Global demand for 5G CPE (customer premise equipment) is expected to grow rapidly to 120 million units in 2025 from 100,000 units in 2019, prompting chipmakers such as Qualcomm and Huawei HiSilicon to step up rolling out relevant chip solutions, which in turn will provide new business opportunities...
The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) recorded revenues of US$7.07 billion in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 4.8% on year. Meanwhile, worldwide total enterprise and service provider (SP) router market revenues grew 3.4% on year in the second quarter of 2019 to US$3.96 billion,...
Taiwan-based networking devices and solutions provider Unizyx Holding has adjusted its operations over the past two years and also expanded its business scopes spanning telecom, end-market devices, information security and IoT solutions.
Taiwan-based component makers, despite seeing shrinking demand for notebooks, have found new opportunities from emerging businesses such as foldable smartphones, foldable-screen notebooks and 5G applications, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Wus Printed Circuit posts sharp profit rise for 1H19
PCB manufacturer Wus Printed Circuit saw its net profits shoot up over 100% on year in the first half of 2019, thanks mainly to sharp increases in PCB demand for networking equipment, according to company sources.
Highlights of the day: Huawei and 5G edge
Development of 5G technologies and products has become a key direction for Huawei's operation with its orders for 5G-related chips to upstream suppliers expected to rise dramatically over the next two years, while Huawei's chipmaking...
Hisilicon likely to be biggest client of TSMC
Huawei's chipmaking arm Hisilicon is expected to become not only the largest Asia-based fabless chipmaker but also TSMC's biggest client in 2020, according to industry sources.
Testing demand for high-end 5G SoCs has emerged and that for memory chips is set to pick up in early 2020, which will drive revenue increases at Advantest, a major Japan-based supplier of semiconductor testing equipment, according to company sources.
Huawei ramping up chip demand for 5G base stations
Huawei has been ramping up orders for chips used in its 5G base station equipment, according to sources at backend houses, which expect the China-based player's chip demand to remain robust over the next two years.
Global sales of 5G smartphones will reach 160 million in 2020 if 5G takes off as expected in China, according to Strategy Analytics. Huawei is best positioned to capture the majority of China's 5G smartphone sales and could leverage that success to regain its global smartphone standing.
Highlights of the day: Chipmakers pushing up production
TWS earbud chip prices falling
Unit prices for SoC chips used in true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds have been falling, due mainly to stiff competition among chip suppliers, according to industry sources.
MediaTek has started delivering samples of its first single-chip 5G solution designed for sub-6GHz networks, and expects volume production of the chip to kick off in the first quarter of 2020, according to company president Joe Chen.
Worldwide 5G network infrastructure revenues to reach US$4.2 billion in 2020, says Gartner
In 2020, worldwide 5G wireless network infrastructure revenues will reach US$4.2 billion, an 89% increase from 2019's US$2.2 billion, according to Gartner.
Unizyx eyeing strong sales ahead
Networking device provider Unizyx Holding expects its sales to head for sustained growth in the near future as its broadband networking business has been developing steadily and its new product lines such as information security and indoor coverage solutions are expected to expand rapidly in the next...
Alpha Networks picks Qisda chairman as vice chair
The board of networking device maker Alpha Networks has elected Peter Chen, chairman of EMS provider Qisda, to serve as its vice chairman, as the two firms seek to jointly explore the growing business opportunity in 5G and AIoT.
Sercomm sees profit up 30% on year in 2Q19
Networking device maker Sercomm has reported net profit of NT$180 million (US$57.34 million) for the second quarter of 2019, up 30% on year. EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.73, with a gross margin of 17.6% compared to 13% a year ago.
IT product developments in 5G era
The recent unveiling of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 10 lineup and Huawei's Harmony OS seems to have pointed out a direction for IT products' development in the 5G era.
The deployment of 5G networks in Taiwan will be faster than those in most countries in Europe once the nation's 5G spectrums are auctioned, according to Chafic Nassif, president of Ericsson Taiwan.
Despite lackluster memory demand likely to persist till the end of 2019, the memory industry is expected to see a brighter prospect starting 2020 when 5G services kick off commercial runs driving the popularity of 5G terminal devices that will in turn generate strong growth for memory products, according...
There have been signs that the impact of the US trade ban on Huawei may be waning, as the Chinese vendor has recently set an even more ambitious goal for its handset shipments for 2019. Huawei has also resumed orders for notebooks and 5G...
Taiwan handsets – 2Q 2019
Taiwan's handset shipments arrived at 13.8 million units in the second quarter of 2019, a level similar to that of the previous...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued their on-year growth momentum in the second quarter of 2019, but the increase slowed to...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 2Q 2019
Although second-quarter 2019 was the traditional peak season for the small- to medium-size panel industry, Taiwan's shipments...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...