Tejas Networks, an optical, broadband, and data networking products company under the Indian conglomerate Tata is open to more acquisitions and partnerships. Speaking to Digitimes Asia recently, Sanjay Nayak, CEO and MD of Tejas, explained that the goal was to gain access to technologies that would enable the company to reach out to target customers.
US-based Keysight Technologies has offered precision measurement tools for 5G mmWave and satellite device applications, while being engaged in the development for next-generation 6G devices. The company also expects demand for AI/ML, quantum and other emerging technologies to boom starting the second half of 2022, according to David Lo, deputy general manager of field marketing at Keysight Taiwan.
High-performance computing technology has been widely adopted in advanced countries to facilitate technological innovation, commercial big-data analytics, and aerospace missions. Taiwan's National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC), an institution under the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), also provides important high-speed computing resources such as high-speed network infrastructure and computing capabilities to support academia and industries in Taiwan. DIGITIMES interviewed NCHC's new director-general Chau-Lyan Chang, a former senior researcher in the Computational Aeronautics Science Division at NASA Langley Research Center. He returned to Taiwan in April 2022 to lead the Center. We asked him about his vision for the center and his perspective on high-performance computing technology's future outlook.
Toyota Motor Thailand has signed an agreement with Thailand's Excise Department to receive tax incentives and a subsidy for Toyota's battery electric vehicle (BEV) model bZ4X, the Bangkok Post reported on April 29. According to the department, Great Wall Motor Thailand and MG Sales Thailand have also signed such an agreement, which brings BEV taxes down from 8% to 2% until 2026 and provides a subsidy of THB70,000-150,000 to each BEV buyer. Furthermore, import duty on BEV from Japan, South Korea, and Europe will decrease to 20%, 40%, and 40% respectively.
III-V compound epitaxial wafer maker LandMark Optoelectronics (LMOC) began to produce InP-based epitaxial wafers which are used to make photodiodes (PD) for consumer electronics, according to the company. It is also the first time in the industry to use PD for consumer electronics, like smartphones and earphones.
Flexible PCB specialist Flexium Interconnect has turned conservative about its sales prospects for the second quarter and all of 2022, due to concerns about supply-chain disruptions caused by COVID lockdowns and restrictions in the Chinese cities of Kunshan and Shanghai.
The Philippines are attracting more foreign investment in telecommunication, shipping, and railways after its parliament reformed the Foreign Investment Act and Public Service Act, which had previously discouraged foreign investors from investing in the country, according to Manila Times. Notably, Starlink will soon start operating in the Philippines.
UnaBiz, the IoT service provider and Sigfox Operator for Singapore and Taiwan, had won the bid and was appointed as the new owner of Sigfox, a French global network operator founded in 2010 that builds low-power wireless networks to connect objects such as utility meters.
Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has teamed up with metaverse platform developer XRSpace, along with over 20 players in the metaverse supply chain, to launch Taiwan's first multifunctional metaverse shared space Xland.
K-Best Technology, a subsidiary of Acer, is gearing up efforts to introduce its wireless communication technology to the world, as it sets sights on business opportunities in the global Internet of Things (IoT) market.
Indonesia smartphone shipments increased 11% to 40.9 million units in 2021, according to IDC, which predicts that smartphone shipments in Indonesia will rise by as much as 8% to 44 million units in 2022.
Samsung Vietnam's general director Choi Joo Ho has expressed the intention to incease investment in the country, where about one third of the vendor's products are manufactured, according to a local media report.
As leading chipmakers including Qualcomm, MediaTek, Broadcom and Intel are keenly developing Wi-Fi 7 core chips and 5G mmWave mobile SoCs, Taiwan's IC inspection and certification labs are poised to benefit greatly by offering related services needed to bolster the wireless communications technology upgrades, according to industry sources.
The US is preparing to launch a new Indo-Pacific economic framework (IPEF) that could strengthen trade ties with ASEAN, Nikkei Asia reported. During a recent visit to Singapore, US trade representative Kartherine Tai said the new framework aims "to work with Indo-Pacific partners, including Singapore, on establishing a high-ambition framework that will advance resilience, inclusion, sustainability, and the interests of our respective workers and middle classes."
China's mobile telecom carriers have slowed down establishment of 5G infrastructure due to COVID impacts and shortage of ICs for fiber-optic communication equipment, leading to weak demand for components used in such equipment, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers Apogee Optocom, Elite Advanced Laser (eLaser), Browave and EZconn.
Eight Taiwan companies, with the coordination of Infinio Capital, participated in Satellite 2022 conference and exhibition hosted in Washington D.C. to connect with space-tech industry companies in the U.S.
Indonesia is imposing stricter rules on Internet and social media platforms, Reuters has reported. The new rules will require companies to remove "unlawful" content within four hours after being "urgently" requested, otherwise the companies could face fines or criminal charges. Executives from online companies said the new measures are hard to comply with and could raise operation costs.
India's MInistry of Heavy Industries has disclosed in a press release that Hyundai Global Motors, Ola Electric, Reliance New Energy Solar, and Rajesh Exports have been selected under Production Linked Incentive for Advanced Chemistry Cell in a bid to boost local battery cell production in India.
Consequences of network devices overbooking by clients may start to surface in the second half of 2022, when shortages of chips and components as well as logistic problems are expected to ease gradually, according to sources at equipment vendors.
Mobile telecom carrier FarEasTone Telecommunications (FET) has won several projects using its IoT-based energy management system (EMS) to save power from local governments, according to company president Ching Chee.
Samsung Electronics reportedly plans to apply for the telecom investment incentive scheme and manufacture 4G and 5G gear in India, where Nokia and Ericsson are dominant and Chinese vendors have little chance to expand their businesses.