Tue, May 17, 2022
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Tuesday 17 May 2022
Tata-owned Tejas Networks open to more acquisition and partnership
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.
Tuesday 17 May 2022
Xiaomi second-biggest smartphone brand in Vietnam 1Q22
In the first quarter of 2022, Xiaomi secured a 22% share in Vietnam's smartphone market, becoming its second-largest, according to VIR citing Canalys' latest report.
Thursday 5 May 2022
Keysight sees promising demand for 5G mmWave, quantum, AI/ML
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.
Tuesday 3 May 2022
Taiwan's new recruit from NASA aims to enhance tech innovation and industrial transformation through HPC
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.
Tuesday 3 May 2022
SEA roundup: Toyota Thailand receives subsidies for BEV
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.
Thursday 28 April 2022
LandMark Optoelectronics begins to produce InP-based epitaxial wafers for PD in consumer electronics
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.
Wednesday 27 April 2022
FPCB maker Flexium turns cautious about sales prospects for 2022
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.
Wednesday 27 April 2022
Corning reports strong 1Q22 sales
Corning has disclosed its first-quarter 2022 net sales grew 12% year-on-year, reaching US$3.68 billion, but net income for the period dropped 3% to US$581 million.
Monday 25 April 2022
SEA roundup: Philippines reforms restrictive old laws to attract foreign investment
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.
Friday 22 April 2022
UnaBiz appointed as new owner of Sigfox SA
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.
Friday 15 April 2022
Asia Pacific Telecom launches Xland metaverse platform
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.
Friday 15 April 2022
K-Best eyeing opportunities in global IoT market
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.
Wednesday 13 April 2022
Indonesia smartphone shipments to grow 8% in 2022, says IDC
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.
Tuesday 12 April 2022
Samsung to expand investment in Vietnamese city Da Nang
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.
Monday 11 April 2022
IC inspection labs see growing demand for Wi-Fi 7, 5G mmWave chips
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.
Wednesday 6 April 2022
SEA roundup: US to strengthen trade ties with ASEAN through IPEF
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."
Wednesday 6 April 2022
China 5G infrastructure establishment slowing down
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.
Wednesday 30 March 2022
FET recruits startups to its metaverse accelerator
Taiwan-based Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has selected 20 startup teams for its 5G metaverse accelerator, aiming to dig up more virtual application opportunities.
Tuesday 29 March 2022
Eight Taiwan aerospace technology firms attend Satellite 2022
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.
Monday 28 March 2022
SEA roundup: Indonesia to impose stricter rules on Internet content
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.
Monday 28 March 2022
India roundup: Hyundai, Reliance, Ola approved for batteries incentive scheme
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.
Friday 25 March 2022
Network devices overbooking fallouts likely to surface in 2H22
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.
Friday 25 March 2022
FET develops IoT energy management system
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.
Thursday 24 March 2022
Samsung reportedly plans to manufacture telecom gear in India
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.
Thursday 24 March 2022
5G to revolutionize user experience, says Pegatron chair
5G technology provides innovative opportunities for Taiwan's ICT suppliers and is triggering smart applications in various sectors, Pegatron chairman TH Tung has said.