Internet users took up 83.8% of the population aged 12 and above in Taiwan in 2020, according to government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
The number of Internet users in China increased to an estimated 988.99 million at year-end 2020, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
India Bharti to develop IoT devices with Dixon
India-based Bharti Enterprises is to develop IoT and other communication devices with local EMS Dixon Technologies to capitalize on the government policy designed to encourage local production, according to a media report from India.
Business opportunities in Vietnam: Q&A with Keven Cheng, Taiwan Trade Center director in Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam has joined the CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) and RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership), and has signed FTAs (free-trade agreements) with the EU and the UK. These deals have positioned Vietnam as a preferred location for manufacturers...
TIP helps Indonesian telecom carriers test Open RAN
Telecom Infra Project (TIP), a US-based non-profit organization established in 2016, is helping five Indonesian telecom carriers test Open Radis Access Network (RAN) that reduces costs for building connectivity in remote and less populated islands in the eastern parts of the cuntry.
IC testing interface solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test (CHPT) has upgraded its factory in northern Taiwan into 5G-based smart facility through cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), its parent company, according to CHPT.
EV industry bracing for long-term growth
Despite the pandemic-induced impacts, global electric vehicle (EV) shipments reached as high as 2.5 million units in 2020 - an achievement that has encouraged governments in advanced economies to accelerate policy formation that will be favorable to the advancement of the EV industry, according to...
China-based PCB maker Wus Printed Circuits will see its revenue performance for 2021 hinge largely on whether demand for 5G infrastructure applications in China will rebound, according to industry sources.
Taiwan's cabinet has decided to establish a ministry of digital development in 2022 to accelerate the country's digital transformation, promote digital economy and improve information and communications security, according to minister without portfolio Yau-hwang Kuo .
WiAdvance eyeing Southeast Asia market
WiAdvance, a subsidiary of Wistron, is looking to start expanding its presence in the 5G and AIoT solutions markets in Southeast Asia in 2022, according to company president Michael Hsia.
MediaTek likely to see March revenue hit record high
Sufficient foundry support will boost MediaTek's March revenue to a record high, according to market sources.
Third-party foundries will continue to play an important role in Intel's freshly unveiled IDM 2.0 strategy. TSMC is currently a major contract chipmaker for the US chip giant, and is expected to remain so in the foreseeable future. Chip...
A total of 25 companies in Taiwan have newly formed a 5G Smart Pole Standard Promotion Alliance, aiming to draft technological standards and tap huge smart-city business opportunities worldwide.
Apogee optimistic about 2021
Optical filter maker Apogee Optocom has expressed optimism about its outlook this year, citing a pick-up in demand for 5G and datacenter applications.
Overall components shipments for 5G infrastructure construction in China remain in low gear, but Taiwan's CCL makers are still being asked by Chinese clients to prepare for possible shipments of high speed/frequency offerings to them, according to industry sources.
Microsoft, CHT, Teco team up for Industry 4.0
Microsoft, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Teco Electric & Machinery will cooperate to promote Industry 4.0 in Taiwan by integrating Microsoft's cloud computing technology and services, CHT's ICT capability and Teco' strength in electromechanics to develop smart solutions in line with fast growing application...
Samsung releases new 5G smartphones in Taiwan
Samsung Electronics has released its new 5G smartphones, the A52 and the A72, in Taiwan and expects Taiwan's 5G users to reach more than 5.5 million or a penetration rate of over 20% by the end of 2021, according to co-vice president of Samsung Taiwan Jacob Chen.
Taiwan Mobile will expand its business deployments in Southeast Asia through cooperation with partners in e-commerce, digital ads, gaming and other services, as part of its efforts to implement its "super 5G" strategy - "Gift," "Group," "Grit," "Green" and "GSEA" (Greater Southeast Asia), according...
FET initiates multiple approaches to promote 5G services
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) will take multiple approaches other than aggressive pricing to expand and differentiate its commercial 5G services in 2021, according to company president Chee Ching.
LCD panel makers have seen orders picking up, in turn boosting their demand for driver ICs. But supply of LCD driver ICs has fallen far short of demand, prompting vendors to consider raising prices. Many other components are also in short...
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has launched a 5G small cell IoDT (interoperability development testing) network designed to help local networking device makers develop and test their equipment and solutions.
5G optical component demand picking up
Taiwan-based optical component suppliers expect their shipments for 5G network applications to gain momentum starting second-quarter 2021, bolstered by a pick-up in demand from China and other markets, according to industry sources.
MWCS 2021 focuses on 5G vertical applications
A strong focus at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2021 (MWCS 2021) was on how the telecom industry will transform and how communication technologies can be upgraded to meet the needs of 5G vertical applications, Digitimes Research has observed.
Wistron accelerating foray into value-added services
Major Taiwan-based ODM Wistron is stepping up its foray into the value-added service sectors by leveraging diverse business tentacles of its subsidiaries and forging strategic alliances with cross-industry partners, as part of its major transformation efforts, according to company vice chairman Robert...
The number of 5G service subscribers in China, Korea and the US has reached 315 million recently, Digitimes Research has found.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments grew 3.7% sequentially and over 10% on year to come to 25.69 million units in the fourth quarter...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's TV shipments went up 9.8% sequentially and 12.3% on year to come to 9.52 million units in the fourth quarter of 2020...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments plunged 25.3% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2020 due to a significant...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2021
Taiwan-based makers' server-related revenues are expected to climb 7.6% on year in 2021, buoyed by growing demand from cloud...
China semiconductor industry: From 13th 5-year Plan to 14th 5-year Plan, 2015-2025
China government has always attached great importance to advances of the semiconductor sector, but semiconductors' vital role...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2021 and beyond
Global large-size LCD panel shipments will fall at a CAGR of -0.3% 2020 through 2025, while shipments of small-to-medium-size...