Computex 2018 to showcase IoT potential in 5G era
Computex 2018 will include 5G for the first time as one of its six exhibition themes, in light of the disruptive possibilities of the new wireless technology, according to the organizers.
Optical module maker PCL reports earnings for1Q18
Optical transceiver module maker PCL Technologies has reported net profits of NT$97 million (US$3.26 million) for the first quarter of 2018, down 17% on quarter but up 9.8% on year.
Senao reports increased sales for April
Networking device maker Senao Networks has reported revenues of NT$767 million (US$25.68 million) for April, increasing 44.79% from a year earlier. Year-to-date revenues totaled NT$3.058 billion, up 35.05% on year.
Accton sees profits down in 1Q18
Networking device maker Accton Technology has reported net profit of NT$522 million (US$17.51 million) for the first quarter of 2018, down 15% on quarter and 19% on year, affected by inventory adjustments at clients and foreign exchange transaction losses.
The upcoming 5G will be a massive accelerator on all the things going on in technology, fueling the development of all forms of AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things) applications, and the tech sector must figure out how to use AI in a responsible way, according to Michael Dell,...
GaAs and laser diode (LD) epitaxial wafer maker LandMark Optoelectronics has reported net profit of NT$181 million (US$6.096 million) for the first quarter of 2018, down 20% on quarter but up 108% on year.
US tough penalty hurts ZTE and many others
Seen as an extension to the ongoing bilateral trade spats, the US Department of Commerce has imposed a ban on ZTE for sanctions violations, prohibiting American firms from selling components to the China telecom equipment maker for seven years. The move has not only dealt a heavy blow to ZTE, but may...
The competition among wireless charging standards did not come to an end when Apple decided to choose Qi of the WPC (Wireless Power Consortium) for iPhone X and iPhone 8 devices in 2017. Instead, the move has pushed the member companies in the AFA (AirFuel Alliance) to exert efforts to develop magnetic...
Networking device maker Sercomm plans to issue either 48 million new shares or NT$3 billion (US$101.25 million) worth of corporate bonds through private placement, according to a company announcement.
Caswell lists on Taiwan OTC stock market
Taiwan-based network security equipment supplier Caswell, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group, started trading on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market on April 16 at a price of NT$101 (US$3.42).
China Mobile spearheads IoT, 5G deployments
Having secured a leading position in 4G networks, China Mobile is currently deploying its IoT and 5G networks in full swing with plans to kick off trial operations of its 5G networks in 12 cities in China, as well as to have 300 million devices connected with its IoT networks, by year-end 2018, according...
Optical transceiver module supplier PCL Technologies and epitaxial wafer maker LandMark Optoelectronics have both reported brisk sales for March.
Senao to double production capacity in 3 years
Networking device maker Senao Networks is building a new plant in Linkou, northern Taiwan aiming to double its production capacity in three years, according to company chairman Tommy Tsai.
A fully autonomous, self-driven network will be materialized in the future, and through embedded intelligence the network will be able to sense internal situations, analyze information, conduct self-learning, adapt to environments and predict what will happen, according to Hock Tan, CEO of Broadcom.
GPS tracker device maker ATrack Technology has reported revenues of NT$19.13 million (US$653,863) for March, up 17.53% on month and 0.2% on year. For the January-March period, revenues totaled NT$56.23 million, decreasing 1.16% on year.
PCL reports record high EPS for 2017
Optical transceiver module maker PCL Technologies has reported net profits of NT$283 million (US$9.72 million) or NT$5 per share on revenues of NT$2.067 billion for 2017. The EPS and revenues for 2017 were both the company's highest records.
CHT ties up with Tata to offer cross-border IoT services
Taiwan-based Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will team up with India-based Tata Communications to provide cross-border real time IoT services and technology support to enterprise clients, using Tata's global networks and cloud facilities as well as IoT platforms of the two companies, according to sources from...
Many city governments around the globe are showcasing their IoT-based smart city solutions such as those for energy saving, autonomous driving, smart traffic control and indoor positioning at the ongoing 2018 Smart City Summit & Expo being held in Taipei from March 27-30.
Foxconn to acquire Belkin to step into smart home market
Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has annouced plans to wholly acquire US-based mobile and peripheral devices supplier Belkin International for US$866 million in cash.
Alpha Networks and Qisda team up for IoT, 5G
Networking device maker Alpha Networks will be working with EMS service provider Qisda in the IoT and 5G markets, said Alpha chairman John Lee at a March 22 investors meeting. The pair has formed a strategic partnership.
Accton reports 30% hike in 2017 net profits
Networking device maker Accton Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.56 billion (US$87.91 billion) for 2017, increasing 35.6% on year. EPS for the year came to NT$4.68.
Advantech invests in AzureWave
IPC firm Advantech has announced an investment of NT$299 million (US$10.18 million) to acquire 17.5 million shares of AzureWave at a unit price of NT$17.10 via private placement.
Sercomm eyeing higher profits
Networking device supplier Sercomm will aim to ramp up shipments of higher-margin products to shore up its gross margin and net profits in 2018, according to company CEO and president James Wang.
Taiwan-based Integrated Service Technology (iST), dedicated to providing semiconductor materials analysis and IC debugging services, has lately signed a cooperation memorandum with German-based Dekra Testing and Certification to jointly test and certify Wi-Fi systems for IoT (Internet of Things) dev...
FII approved to list on SSE
Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII), an IoT arm of the Foxconn Group, has secured approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), according to media reports in China.
China smartphone AP shipments – 1Q 2018
According to surveys Digitimes Research conducted in China in March 2018, shipments of smartphone application processors (AP)...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 1Q 2018
Thanks to volume shipments of 18:9 smartphone panels from Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT), Taiwan's small- to medium-size panel...
Taiwan notebooks – 1Q 2018
Taiwan makers' notebook shipments in the first quarter of 2018 performed weaker than originally expected, slipping 17.1% sequentially...
Global AP market, 2017-2021
Digitimes Research estimates total shipments of smartphone application processors (AP) worldwide will grow 1.5% on year to 1.67...
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2018
In 2018, global server shipments will grow 8.5% to reach 13.73 million units. Digitimes Research estimates server shipments...
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers,...