Taiwan's five leading telecom operators have said that they will stop selling new smartphones made by Huawei due to concerns of after-sale services after Google stopped providing the Chinese smartphone vendor with vital software updates for its Android phones, according to a Chinese-language Economic...
Mobile device testing and certification service company Sporton International is already engaged in conducting tests and certification for 5G sub-6GHz and mmWave smartphones, and expects demand for these devices to pick up substantially starting the second half of 2019.
Huawei well-prepared for US trade ban, says CEO
Huawei's revenue growth will likely slow to less than 20% for the whole 2019 from 39% in the first quarter of the year, due to the US trade ban, company CEO Ren Zhengfei has been quoted as saying in a SinaTech report. But Huawei has no plans to change its management or accept supervision from the US,...
Huawei development of sub-6GHz 5G chips remains on track
Despite the escalating US-China trade war and US ban on the transfer of technology to Huawei, the Chinese firm's development of application processors and modem chips for sub-6GHz 5G networks may not be affected as much as expected, according to industry sources.
Taiwan suppliers of servers and network communication modules have seen orders mount significantly as their clients in the US and Europe have moved to boost ratios of shipments from Taiwan and reduce those for China-sourced shipments amid the escalating US-China trade war, according to industry sour...
Some Taiwan-based optical communication module makers are expected to land windfall orders after the US government imposed a 25% punitive tariffs covering US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports, according to industry sources.
Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 12 countries/areas (including Hong Kong and Macau) reached total bandwidth of 2,979.743Gbps as of the end of first-quarter 2019, increasing 7.48% sequentially and 25.27% on year, according to the government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
TSMC obtains orders for 5G modem from fabless firms
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly grabbed orders for all the 5G modem chips that have been introduced by fabless chipmakers, such as Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50 and HiSilicon's Balong series.
China Internet users over 828 million at end of 2018
The number of Internet users in China increased to 828.51 million at year-end 2018, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
The developments of related key technologies and solutions for the ultra-high definition (UHD) 8K/4K video services will be accelerated and realized by optimizing 5G networks, according to Dai Jeng-wu, president and CEO of Sharp.
Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Facebook are five major Internet service providers of the US. Their relationships with China have gradually turned from collaborations to confrontations, as the country has been citing national security or the need to grow local enterprises to bar the US firms from...
Sporton positive about demand for 5G related devices
Demand for testing, inspection and certification will continue ramping up in the mobile device and other wireless communication sectors in the second quarter of 2019, as the industry is gearing up for the era of 5G commercialization, according to Sporton International.
Asian Edge: From PC to 5G
The PC market used to cater mainly to white-collar workers, with manufacturers relying mostly on HP and Dell. The traditional PC and handset assembly sector remains a stable supply chain with the US still being the largest market. Currently, Taiwan still accounts for 80% of the worldwide notebook manufacturing,...
Taiwan moving to develop B5G, 6G tech
Despite 5G applications still at a budding stage, Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) is actively seeking B5G (beyond 5G) and 6G academic research projects aiming to meet tech demand by 2030, according to ministry sources.
CHT to appoint new chairman
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) president Sheih Chi-mau will be promoted to serve as new chairman, replacing incumbent David Cheng, who is retiring due to age limit, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report.
Ventec International, a supplier of copper clad laminates (CCL), has officially got listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) on April 17 as the fourth listed Taiwanese CCL supplier, and the company is poised to reap fruits from deployments in developing 5G and niche products.
Taiwan Mobile will make a broader strategy that will leverage its prevailing strengths, available resources within the group and its determination to build an ecosystem that will expand its market value 10 times to over US$100 billion in the next 10-15 years, according to the company's newly appointed...
Seeing many Taiwan-based ICT companies planning to move their production lines back home or to Vietnam from China to avoid US tariffs on China-exported products, the Ministry of Economic Affairs has provided one-stop services since January to help the returning firms obtain resources and information...
Alpha Networks pins hopes on 5G, Wi-Fi 6
There are two breathtaking words for the networking industry in 2019 - 10Gbps and 5G - signaling that there will be comprehensive upgrades of networking technology and vast business opportunites coming along, according to John Lee, chairman of Alpha Networks.
Microsoft launches Azure ExpressRoute service in Taiwan
Microsoft Taiwan has teamed up with four local telecom carriers - Chunghwa Telecom, Far EasTone Telecommunications, Taiwan Mobile and Chief Telecom - to offer localized Azure ExpressRoute service.
Google to build new R&D center in Taiwan
Google will expand its operation in Taiwan by building a new R&D center, making it an innovative engineering hub to support its hardware development strategy, according to Rick Osterloh, SVP, Devices and Services at Google.
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) will push for faster growth through further transformation into an integrated telecom and digital service provider, optimizing the availability of IoT, AI and big data technologies, according to company president Chee Ching.
Samsung demonstrates ambitious strategies for boosting smartphone sales, 5G ecosystem deployment
Samsung Electronics' recent revelations of its Galaxy S10 lineup, Galaxy Fold and the presentation of its multifaceted 5G products and solutions at MWC 2019 not only demonstrated its prowess in the smartphone and 5G sectors, but also demonstrated its strategies to maintain its leadership in the fiel...
Smart LED streetlamps, already a multipurpose fixture that can monitor environment, traffic, public security, and display public information, may be given one more job in smart city developments: 5G base station equipment can be installed on lamp posts.
Alpha Networks will strive to swing back to profitability in 2019, buoyed by shipments of an array of new products, including Cloud-RAN (cloud of radio access network), 5G FWA (fixed wireless access) gateway, MEC (mobile edging computing) devices and mmWave smart automotive radars, according to company...
China smartphone market and industry – 1Q 2019
Smartphone shipments to China slid to 71.7 million units, down 31.3% on quarter and 16.7% on year in first-quarter 2019.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments plunged 35.5% sequentially to reach only 6.26 million units in the first quarter of 2019 due mainly...
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's large-size panel shipments dropped 12.8% sequentially and 7.5% on year to come to 54.4 million units in the first quarter...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2019 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
This Digitimes Research Special Report offers global shipment forecasts for three major mobile device market segments - smartphones,...