The main reason why 5G cannot be deployed quickly is not the lack of killer applications, but the lack of sufficient sensors, according to Foxconn Group (Hon Hai) chairman Young-Way Liu.
D-Link mulls production in India
D-Link is mulling plans to outsource production of its network devices designed for sale in India to local OEMs to benefit from the country's PLI (Production-Linked Incentives) scheme.
Wi-Fi 6 chip shipments to be robust in 2021
Taiwan-based IC vendors expect their shipments of Wi-Fi 6 chips to continue growing in 2021 thanks to continued demand from end-market device clients, according to industry sources.
Accton AI accelerator card shipments to take off in 2021
Network device maker Accton Technology has seen shipments of its AI accelerator cards begin to pick up momentum, expecting related revenues to grow by double-digit in 2021.
More and more Taiwan-based IT companies are developing networking solutions for the emerging 5G designated enterprise networks dedicated to vertical applications, according to industry sources.
Alpha Networks upbeats about 2021
Networking device maker Alpha Networks has seen positive outlook for 2021, bolstered by clear order visibility, improving sales of its new product lineups and growing synergies with parent company Qisda, according to company chairperson April Huang.
Cavli partners Orange Business Services to offer LTE-M connectivity for IoT applications
Cavli Wireless, a cellular IoT module manufacturer, has disclosed it is partnering with Orange Business Services, a network-native digital service company, to bundle Cavli's IoT modules with LTE-M connectivity.
Gemtek optimistic about 2021
Networking device supplier Gemtek Technology is optimistic about its business prospects for 2021, citing robust demand for 5G and Wi-Fi 6 devices and improving market conditions in Europe, according to company chairman Howard Chen.
Connectivity has become an essential commodity that determines how people live, work and play, according to John Mathew, co-founder and CEO/CTA of Cavli Wireless, an Internet of Things (IoT) module company that works with telecom operators to provision local IoT data in LTE/LPWAN technologies like...
Global optical transceiver module market rebounding
Global demand for optical transceiver modules has rebounded recently as capital spending at large-scale datacenters worldwide has returned to a growth track, according to Gene Chen, chairman of optical transceiver maker PCL Technologies.
Accton 3Q20 sales and profit lower than expected
Accton Technology saw sequential growth of its revenues and profit in the third quarter of 2020, fueled by rebounds in orders from some clients, although the overall performance for the quarter was lower than expected, according to company CEO Edgar Masri.
Hitron moving production capacity from China to Vietnam
Networking device maker Hitron Technologies, in response to North America-based clients' demand, is moving production capacity from China to Vietnam, which will become its main production base after second-quarter 2021, according to company chairman and president Davis Cheng.
A growing number of Taiwan-based IT companies are showing great interest in catering to the network equipment market, aiming to roll out related solutions for the 5G Open RAN sector, according to industry sources.
A growing number of Taiwan-based network equipment suppliers have ramped up shipments of 5G CPE (customer premise equipment) products to the markets in Europe and the US starting third-quarter 2020 and are poised to further expand their shipments in 2021, according to Digitimes Research.
Compal, Cisco form alliance to explore 5G AIoT mark
Taiwan's Compal Electronics and US networking specialist Cisco Systems have newly formed a strategic alliance to explore the 5G AIoT market and serve enterprise clients with diverse integrated network solutions.
Asia Optical is gearing up its R&D efforts developing new products such as optical modules to tap business opportunities in the 5G, datacenter, cloud and smart medical care sectors, according to company optical business chief Chen Cheng-yu.
Innolux showcasing LC metasurface antenna products
Innolux is showcasing its LC (liquid crystal) metasurface antenna products, co-developed with Kymeta, a startup for satellite communication devices, at the OPTO Taiwan tradeshow being held in Taipei from October 21-23.
Telecom operators in China, after slowing down construction of 5G base stations in fourth-quarter 2020, are expected to reactivate new infrastructure projects in 2021 with focus placed on small stations, and optical communications equipment with 10G and 25G specs to become the mainstream, according...
The market for system-in-package (SiP) substrates is already tight and will become tighter as Apple is looking to adopt SiP technology in more of its AirPods series, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC substrate suppliers.
Apple's decision of not providing wired earphones for its iPhone 12 series is expected to create a wave of Bluetooth earphone demand, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Taiwan's network device makers have managed to ramp up their shipment volumes of Wi-Fi 6-based networking devices, such as access points (AP) and routers, to a meaningful scale, according to Digitimes Research.
5G notebook development gains momentum
First-tier chip designers and PC brand vendors have begun cooperation to develop notebooks with integrated antenna-in-package (AiP) modules to support both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G technologies, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Taiwan's network equipment vendor Accton Technology will kick off volume production of 400G switches in late 2020 or early 2021, and will soon move to develop 800G models in cooperation with hyperscle datacenter clients, according to the firm's president Edgar Masri.
Sercomm gains FCC validation for 5G mmWave small cells
Networking device maker Sercomm has announced that its 5G enterprise mmWave small cell, the SCE5151C-B261, has been granted FCC Part 30 validation.
Emerging markets have always been behind developed countries in adopting the latest generation mobile networks, with a few exceptions. While it would be safe to assume that emerging markets would also lag in 5G adoption, ABI Research finds that emerging countries will have faster than expected 5G subscriber...
Global tablet market – 3Q 2020
Global tablet shipments amounted to 43.83 million units in third-quarter 2020, up 10.5% on quarter and 0.4% on year.
China smartphone AP shipments – 3Q 2020
Smartphone application processor shipments to China-based vendors amounted to 192.6 million units in third-quarter 2020, up...
China smartphone market and industry – 3Q 2020
Smartphone shipments to the China market in third-quarter 2020 plunged 25.2% on quarter and 26.2% on year due to the US government...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2021 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebook and tablet shipments are both expected to increase from a year ago in 2020 due to demand from stay-at-home activities,...
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...