The cancellation of the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) will prompt the ICT industry to explore and try new marketing campaigns online.
MWC 2020 canceled
Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 has been canceled out of health concerns in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the organizer has confirmed.
To improve 5G spectrum's usage efficiency, 3GPP has brought up several solutions with dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) being one of the major technologies expected to be used when transitioning from 4G to 5G. The technology is expected to be adopted by the enterprise market in the second half of 2020,...
AboCom remains focused on diversification
Wireless networking solution provider AboCom System will be stepping up diversification efforts, putting increased focus on its newly-added semiconductor component and memory module offerings.
Taiwan-based IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics, despite the coronavirus outbreak in China, continue to see significant demand for chips and components used in 5G base stations and infrastructures, and such momentum is expected to last at least 2-3 years, according to industry sour...
Global 5G chipmakers and networking device suppliers were ready to begin ramping up shipments at the end of 2019 to cash in on the roll-outs of 5G networks worldwide, but they now face volatile market conditions that could defer the coming of the peak season, due to the coronavirus outbreak in China...
5G fixed wireless broadband CPE market to reach nearly 7 million units in 2024, says ABI Research
As operators continue to roll out 5G networks, 5G fixed wireless broadband consumer premise equipment (CPE) shipments will hit more than two million units in 2020, and increase to almost seven million units in 2024, according to ABI Research.
Highlights of the day: IT firms gearing up for 2020
IT firms worldwide are taking aggressive actions for their businesses in 2020 with some adopting strategies to defend its market status such as Intel, which is looking to cut its PC processor prices in the second half of 2020 to attract...
The penetration rate of Wi-Fi 6 technology is set to surge starting the second half of 2020, when prices of Wi-Fi 6-based devices are expected to touch their sweet spots, according to Tommy Tsai, chairman of Taiwan-based networking device maker Senao Networks.
As the auction of 5G spectrums in Taiwan has reached an end, telecom carriers' high bidding prices are expected to prompt them to accelerate the adoption of x86 servers in their equipment sets to save costs, according to sources from telecom carriers.
Taiwan's telecommunication service industry will usher in a new era starting the second half of 2020 as now the government has auctioned off spectrums for the offering commercial 5G services.
At CES 2020, many brand vendors showcased devices with support to the latest network standards such as Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, and emerging technologies such as foldable screen, but a lack of Windows' support may still hinder foldable screen devices' development.
The New Kinpo Group expects its operation to see a double-digit percentage growth on year in 2020 and many of the group's subsidiaries will be going public beginning this year, according to group CEO Simon Shen.
Huawei deepens deployment in RFFE sector
Huawei has deepened its deployment in the semiconductor component sector by committing equity investment in China-based SAW (surface acoustic wave) filter maker Shoulder Electronics, according to industry sources.
Accton Technology will deepen its transformation to become an international brand, with the goal of its global deployment to include pushing sales of its disaggregated open networking devices and solutions into the telecom sector, according to company CEO Edgar Masri.
With Wi-Fi 6 becoming a standard for notebooks using Intel's 10th Gen Comet Lake platform, penetration rate of the cooectivity technology is expected to rise from less than 5% in 2019 to over 10% in 2020, according to sources from networking device makers.
AboCom enriching semiconductor, VCSEL offerings
Wireless networking solution provider AboCom System is enhancing its deployment in the semiconductor component and memory module sectors, with plans to roll out 56G VCSEL optical chips in the second quarter of 2020, according to company sources.
Foxconn reports revenue growth in 4Q19
Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$539.51 billion (US$17.79 billion) for December, down 10.48% on month and 12.89% on year, while its revenues for the fourth quarter of 2019 reached NT$1.73 trillion, growing 25.23% sequentially to hit the...
At the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020, Quanta Computer and Wiwynn will both showcase their new x86-based servers for 5G networks.
Samsung Electronics has disclosed that in 2019 it shipped more than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones globally. As of November 2019, Samsung accounted for 53.9% of the global 5G smartphone market and offered five Galaxy 5G devices, according to the vendor.
Kinpo networking business poised for robust growth
EMS provider Kinpo Electronics is set to see its networking device business expand robustly in 2020 and beyond driven by the relocation of orders by global vendors from China to ASEAN countries such as Thailand and Vietnam as well as to Taiwan, according to industry observers.
While the number of lower-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) in commercial operations and the number of connected devices of these networks both expanded exponentially in 2019, NB-IoT networks ended the year to account for 70% of these LPWA networks, with its connected devices six times those situated...
LTCC application to 5G mmWave base stations: Q&A with Brian Laughlin and Jeffrey Wang from DuPont
While 5G mmWave-related technologies are developing rampantly, US chemical materials giant DuPont has set eyes on promoting its LTCC (low temperature co-fired ceramic) solutions to potential clients seeking to build a solid presence in the upcoming massive 5G mmWave application market with the specialty...
Taiwan-based startup KaiKuTek has developed a system-on-chip (SoC) solution that combines mmWave radar technologies, antennas and AI accelerators to realize close-distance fine gesture recognition.
Global server market – 4Q 2019
Global server shipments went up 13.4% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2019 thanks to rising demand from US large datacenter...
China smartphone market and industry – 4Q 2019
Falling 1.5% sequentially and 7.2% annually, fourth-quarter 2019 smartphone shipments to China remained weak mainly because...
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2019
Taiwan makers shipped 14.21 million handsets in third-quarter 2019, up 3% sequentially but down 34.8% on year.
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...
Mini/micro LED: Challenges and opportunities in the display industry
Mini LEDs and micro LEDs are expected to become improved backlighting solutions that can significantly enhance displays' quality...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to drop from 2020 to 2024, while large-size ones will continue...