The scale of 5G commercial services will gain momentum in 2020, fueled by new business opportunities arising from the growing 5G FWA (fixed wireless access) market and significant growth in the number of end market devices in terms of product categories and styles supporting 5G communications, according...
Foxconn to invest NT$10 billion in Asia Pacific Telecom
Foxconn Electronics has announced that it will invest NT$10 billion (US$327.23 million) for new shares to be issued by Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) through private placement for development of 5G networks and related applications.
The number of 5G service subscribers in South Korea is expected to reach over five million by the end of 2019, a significant growth from four million at the end of July, according to Samsung Electronics.
Samsung growing 5G network equipment biz
Samsung Electronics has managed to become a leading provider of 5G network equipment, with its global market share reaching nearly 28% in the first half of 2019, according to Daijun Zhang, president of Samsung R&D Institute China-Beijing (SRC-B).
Power Logic seeing demand for graphics cards pick up
Cooling fan maker Power Logic has seen orders for graphics cards pick up substantially in the second half of 2019, and expects the order pull-in momentum to carry on through 2020.
Wi-Fi 6 to share spotlight with 5G
A recent Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) announcement saying that it has granted an Wi-Fi Certified 6 verification for Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 10 heralds the arrival of a high-speed transmission technology along with the advent of the 5G era.
LandMark Optoelectronics, a specialist for epitaxial wafers and VCSEL components, has disclosed it has begun shipping 25G products for 5G base stations, with shipment volume to expand significantly starting the first quarter of 2020.
China kicks off 5G commercial operations
China has officially kicked off commercial operations of its 5G networks starting November 1.
The emerging AI and 5G applications will be triggering the next phase of growth in the global semiconductor market, according to TSMC chairman Mark Liu.
Taiwan-based notebook ODMs have completed most of their plant relocation and their present focus is to improve production yield rates and reduce costs at the relocated facilities in a bid to retain clients, according to industry sources.
Quanta Computer chairman Barry Lam is optimistic about the development of the 5G and AI combination, likening 5G to an airplane's engine and AI the pilot. He believes the combination will help the airplane - cloud computing - take off.
Samsung sees profit improve sequentially in 3Q19
Samsung Electronics has reported KRW 62 trillion (US$53.37 billion) in consolidated revenues, rising 10.45% sequentially but dropping 5.28% on year. Its third-quarter 2019 operating profit came to KRW 7.78 trillion, up 17.8% but down 56.16% on year.
China Internet user base over 854 million in June
The number of Internet users in China increased to an estimated 854.49 million at the end of June 2019, according to the latest semiannual survey conducted by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
The arrival of 5G is ushering in hardware upgrades to support related applications and services. It is expected more 5G smartphones will come with displays offering high refresh rates that can enhance user experience. It remains to be...
Taiwan-based telecom operators Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) and Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) have stepped up their ambitions for 5G services by tying up with convenience stores to launch smart retail solutions, according to industry sources.
Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 12 countries/areas reached total bandwidth of 3,400.868Gbps as of the end of third-quarter 2019, increasing 2.28% sequentially and 44.56% on year, according to government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
Quanta expects 5G deployments to bear fruit in 2020
Quanta Computer has started shipping 5G x86 servers to Japan's Rakuten, and is in talks with a number of Europe- and US-based telecom carriers for shipments slated to kick off in the second half of 2020, according to company senior vice president Mike Yang.
Global demand for infrastructure equipment such as base stations, active antenna units, transceivers in the next-generation 5G era will increase 10-fold as compared to those required in the 4G networks, Covestro, a Germany-based supplier of specialty chemical and plastics materials, has estimated.
LG Innotek has announced it has developed an automotive communication module based on Qualcomm's 5G chip.
Huawei has announced that during the first three quarters of 2019 it generated CNY610.8 billion (US$86.05 billion) in revenues, an increase of 24.4% on year. The company's net profit margin in the period was 8.7%.
Google has unveiled its latest smartphones, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, and will team up with Taiwan Mobile to campaign the new lineup along with its Pixel 3a and Nest Mini smart speakers in Taiwan by the end of 2019.
Highlights of the day: TSMC 16nm lead time extended
TSMC is expected to report record sales for 2019, driven by strong demand for its advanced manufacturing processes. Its 7nm production capacity has been fully occupied, thanks to robust orders from clients eyeing the strong growth of the 5G market. Less advanced processes, including the 16nm...
Taiwan to auction off 5G spectrum in December
Taiwan's government will start the bidding process for the release of related frequency bands to telecom operators for 5G services on December 10, and the auctions would likely to be carried out without plans to reserve a dedicated frequency band to be available for other private enterprises or entities...
Intel looks to 5G, AI for future growth
The emerging 5G and AI applications will be driving Intel's growth over the next decade, market observers believe.
Qualcomm joins Taiwan 5G Alliance
Qualcomm has recently joined Taiwan's 5G Alliance and will partner with Taiwan's OEM/ODMs and academies to conduct 5G research, according to Alex Orange, senior director of Government Affairs at Qualcomm Southeast Asia&Pacific and Taiwan.
Taiwan notebooks – 3Q 2019
Taiwan's notebook shipments rise 1.8% sequentially and 8.6% on year to come to 34.14 million in the third quarter of 2019.
China smartphone AP shipments – 3Q 2019
Third-quarter-2019 smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors came to 210 million units, down 1.8% on quarter and 9.4% on...
Global server market – 3Q 2019
Global server shipments grew 11.2% sequentially in third-quarter 2019 with inventory depletion that began from the second-half...
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...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2020 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebooks, smartphones and tablets are expected to see mixed shipment performances in 2019. Notebook shipments will grow mildly...
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...