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  • 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 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 chairman Tommy Tsai
    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 expects revenues to rebound in June
    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.
  • Dell
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 chief scientist Chih-Lin I
    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 chairman Tommy Tsai
    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.
  • Broadcom CEO Hock Tan
    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.
  • ATrack is ramping up its presence in the US, Japan and China
    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.
  • 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 gearing up for 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...
  • Smart City Summit & Expo
    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.
  • FIT chairman and CEO Sidney Lu
    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 Network to partner with Qisda
    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.
  • 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 tightens up its partnership with 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 CEO and president James Wang
    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...
  • 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.

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