Wireless networking
  • Intel to cut PC processor prices in 2H20
    IT firms worldwide are taking aggressive actions for their businesses in 2020 with some adopting strategies to defend its market status such as Intel, which is looking to cut its PC processor prices in the second half of 2020 to attract...
  • Network device makers expects Wi-Fi 6 product demand to rise in 2H20
    The penetration rate of Wi-Fi 6 technology is set to surge starting the second half of 2020, when prices of Wi-Fi 6-based devices are expected to touch their sweet spots, according to Tommy Tsai, chairman of Taiwan-based networking device maker Senao Networks.
  • Intel CPU shortages to remain throughout 2020
    Intel CPU shortages are expected to persist through 2020, with the entry-level segment bearing the brunt. Chromebook vendors are expected to adopt more AMD processors for their devices. In the semiconductor sector, TSMC expects the...
  • Taiwan telecom carriers may turn to adopt more x86 solutions
    As the auction of 5G spectrums in Taiwan has reached an end, telecom carriers' high bidding prices are expected to prompt them to accelerate the adoption of x86 servers in their equipment sets to save costs, according to sources from telecom carriers.
  • 5G smartphone adoption is expected to grow fast in Taiwan
    Taiwan's telecommunication service industry will usher in a new era starting the second half of 2020 as now the government has auctioned off spectrums for the offering commercial 5G services.
  • Foldable-screen notebooks becoming a new trend
    At CES 2020, many brand vendors showcased devices with support to the latest network standards such as Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, and emerging technologies such as foldable screen, but a lack of Windows' support may still hinder foldable screen devices' development.
  • The New Kinpo Group executives expect strong 2020
    The New Kinpo Group expects its operation to see a double-digit percentage growth on year in 2020 and many of the group's subsidiaries will be going public beginning this year, according to group CEO Simon Shen.
  • Huawei deepens deployment in RFFE sector
    Huawei has deepened its deployment in the semiconductor component sector by committing equity investment in China-based SAW (surface acoustic wave) filter maker Shoulder Electronics, according to industry sources.
  • Accton CEO Edgar Masri
    Accton Technology will deepen its transformation to become an international brand, with the goal of its global deployment to include pushing sales of its disaggregated open networking devices and solutions into the telecom sector, according to company CEO Edgar Masri.
  • Penetration of Wi-Fi 6 to rise with Intel's assistance
    With Wi-Fi 6 becoming a standard for notebooks using Intel's 10th Gen Comet Lake platform, penetration rate of the cooectivity technology is expected to rise from less than 5% in 2019 to over 10% in 2020, according to sources from networking device makers.
  • AboCom will introduce 56G VCSEL optical chips in 2Q20
    Wireless networking solution provider AboCom System is enhancing its deployment in the semiconductor component and memory module sectors, with plans to roll out 56G VCSEL optical chips in the second quarter of 2020, according to company sources.
  • Foxconn saw 2019 revenues grow on year
    Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$539.51 billion (US$17.79 billion) for December, down 10.48% on month and 12.89% on year, while its revenues for the fourth quarter of 2019 reached NT$1.73 trillion, growing 25.23% sequentially to hit the...
  • QCT to showcase new 5G equipment at MWC 2020
    At the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020, Quanta Computer and Wiwynn will both showcase their new x86-based servers for 5G networks.
  • Samsung has disclosed that in 2019 it shipped more than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones globally
    Samsung Electronics has disclosed that in 2019 it shipped more than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones globally. As of November 2019, Samsung accounted for 53.9% of the global 5G smartphone market and offered five Galaxy 5G devices, according to the vendor.
  • Kinpo is stepping deployments in the networking sector
    EMS provider Kinpo Electronics is set to see its networking device business expand robustly in 2020 and beyond driven by the relocation of orders by global vendors from China to ASEAN countries such as Thailand and Vietnam as well as to Taiwan, according to industry observers.
  • IoT
    While the number of lower-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) in commercial operations and the number of connected devices of these networks both expanded exponentially in 2019, NB-IoT networks ended the year to account for 70% of these LPWA networks, with its connected devices six times those situated...
  • Brian Laughlin (left) and Jeffrey Wang (right) from DuPont
    While 5G mmWave-related technologies are developing rampantly, US chemical materials giant DuPont has set eyes on promoting its LTCC (low temperature co-fired ceramic) solutions to potential clients seeking to build a solid presence in the upcoming massive 5G mmWave application market with the specialty...
  • KaiKuTek founder Mike Wang
    Taiwan-based startup KaiKuTek has developed a system-on-chip (SoC) solution that combines mmWave radar technologies, antennas and AI accelerators to realize close-distance fine gesture recognition.
  • Business opportunities of 5G to benefit Taiwan IT firms in 2020
    With the rising business opportunity of 5G applications, orders for related technologies and components have continued to pick up and are expected to benefit TSMC over its InFO-AiP and Taiwan-based CCL makers in 2020. Meanwhile, China-based DRAM maker CXMT has been pushing its LPDDR4x memory for the...
  • The 5G applications market is expected to grow in 2020
    Lite-On Technology is exerting efforts to develop 5G wireless communication modules to cash in on the growing 5G application market that is poised to boom in line with the ongoing upgrades of telecom infrastructure worldwide, according to Taylor Yang, president of the firm's smart life and application...
  • FET VP James Lee
    With related 5G and AI technologies promising significant impacts to various industries, telecom operators not only have to enhance their basic infrastructure but also need to positively undergo transformation enabling them to innovate more value-added services, according to James Lee, vice president...
  • Digitimes Research analyst Benson Wu
    Three major issues need to be taken into account for the assessment of market trends coming along with 5G: the deployment of mmWave 5G networks, the development of differentiated 5G services, and the feasibility of open networks, according to Benson Wu, an analyst at Digitimes Research.
  • Digitimes Research deputy director Tong Huang
    While 5G and AI will dominate new emerging tech applications to create cash flows for enterprises in the next decade, relevant semiconductor materials and technologies will not only serve as a market enabler but also affect the positions of players in the semiconductor market, according to Tony Huang,...
  • Taiwan science parks generate revenues of NT$2,122 billion in January-October
    Government-developed Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated NT$2,122.780 billion (US$69.60 billion) in total revenues in January-October 2019, growing 0.63% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Science...
  • Alpha Networks to acquire an over 60% stake in Hitron
    Alpha Networks has disclosed plans to take up 200 million shares or a nearly 60.8% stake of fellow company Hitron Technologies through a private placement and a tender offer, a move which will make the company the largest shareholder of the latter firm.

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