Innolux showcasing LC metasurface antenna products
Innolux is showcasing its LC (liquid crystal) metasurface antenna products, co-developed with Kymeta, a startup for satellite communication devices, at the OPTO Taiwan tradeshow being held in Taipei from October 21-23.
Telecom operators in China, after slowing down construction of 5G base stations in fourth-quarter 2020, are expected to reactivate new infrastructure projects in 2021 with focus placed on small stations, and optical communications equipment with 10G and 25G specs to become the mainstream, according...
The market for system-in-package (SiP) substrates is already tight and will become tighter as Apple is looking to adopt SiP technology in more of its AirPods series, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC substrate suppliers.
Apple's decision of not providing wired earphones for its iPhone 12 series is expected to create a wave of Bluetooth earphone demand, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Taiwan's network device makers have managed to ramp up their shipment volumes of Wi-Fi 6-based networking devices, such as access points (AP) and routers, to a meaningful scale, according to Digitimes Research.
5G notebook development gains momentum
First-tier chip designers and PC brand vendors have begun cooperation to develop notebooks with integrated antenna-in-package (AiP) modules to support both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G technologies, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Taiwan's network equipment vendor Accton Technology will kick off volume production of 400G switches in late 2020 or early 2021, and will soon move to develop 800G models in cooperation with hyperscle datacenter clients, according to the firm's president Edgar Masri.
Sercomm gains FCC validation for 5G mmWave small cells
Networking device maker Sercomm has announced that its 5G enterprise mmWave small cell, the SCE5151C-B261, has been granted FCC Part 30 validation.
Emerging markets have always been behind developed countries in adopting the latest generation mobile networks, with a few exceptions. While it would be safe to assume that emerging markets would also lag in 5G adoption, ABI Research finds that emerging countries will have faster than expected 5G subscriber...
Comtrend gearing up for DPU business
Networking solution provider Comtrend is striving to expend its integrated DPU (distribution point unit) and CPE (customer premise equipment) solutions for FTTH applications to Europe and North America, having established a foothold for related products in the Asia-Pacific region, according to company...
Taiwan exports hit record in August
Taiwan's exports totaled US$31.17 billion in August 2020, the highest-eve monthly level with growths of 10.6% sequentially and 8.3% on year, while imports reached US$24.71 billion, rising 8.2% sequentially and 8.5% on year, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
Handset shipments in the fourth quarter of 2020 are likely to slip from the third quarter as Huawei is said to have cut 30% of its component orders for the upcoming Mate 40 series flagship smartphones, having anticipated troubles for...
Unizyx gross margin improving
Networking device provider Unizyx Holding saw its gross margin improve in the first half of 2020 and expects its earnings to continue moving upward in the second half of the year thanks to improving operating efficiency, according to company CEO Golden Yang.
AMD and MediaTek reportedly will start their collaboration with the development of customized Wi-Fi 6 ASIC chips for notebook applications seeking to break the dominance of the Wi-Fi chips segment by Intel and Realtek Semiconductor and further strengthen its competitiveness in notebook chips platforms,...
MediaTek intros new SoC for 5G CPE wireless devices
MediaTek has announced its T750 5G chipset designed to power next-generation 5G CPE wireless products, such as fixed wireless access routers (FWA) and mobile hotspots.
The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments rose 7.1% on year in the second quarter of 2020, according to IDC. The enterprise segment declined 9.5% on year in the second quarter of 2020 with US$1.4 billion in revenues.
TWS earbud shipments picking up
Shipments of true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds have started picking up with order visibility stretched through the end of 2020, according to industry sources.
Aeon Motor developing tricycle electric scooter
Taiwan-based motorcycle maker Aeon Motor is developing the Ai-2 Gather, a tricycle electric scooter mainly for business use, and plans to launch it in 2021, according to company CEO Tony Lin.
Highlights of the day: Huawei slows down handset output
Huawei, hit hard by the US trade ban that is depriving it of support from various semiconductor companies, including TSMC, has slowed down its pace of orders to its handset ODMs. Huawei now stands to lose a major portion of its shares...
ONF announces 5G SD-RAN project
The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) has announced a SD-RAN (software defined radio access network) project to pursue the creation of open source software platforms and multi-vendor solutions for mobile 4G and 5G RAN deployments. Initially, the project will focus on building an open source near real-time...
Global shipments of end-market devices supporting the latest Wi-Fi 6E standards are expected to reach 310-320 million units in 2021, according to industry observers.
MediaTek has announced a successful field trial that transfers data through Inmarsat's Alphasat L-band satellite in Geostationary Orbit (GEO) 35,000 kilometers above the equator. The results of MediaTek and Inmarsat's IoT field test will be contributed to the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)'s...
AboCom sets up subsidiary to expand VCSEL business
Networking devices and semiconductor component provider AboCom System has set up a wholly-owned subsidiary to enhance the development of its VCSEL chip business, according to company chairman Cheng-hsiao Chi.
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), ASE Technology Holding and Qualcomm Technologies will join forces to build Taiwan's first smart factory based on 5G mmWave designated enterprise networks in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, according to a joint announcement of the companies.
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2021 and beyond
Notebook shipments are expected to grow over 20% on year in 2020 thanks to demand from stay-at-home activities in the wake of...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2020
Taiwan's second-quarter 2020 PC monitor shipments grew 24.8% sequentially.
Global tablet market – 2Q 2020
Second-quarter 2020 global tablet shipments amounted to 39.65 million units, surging 60.5% from a quarter ago and 21.4% from...
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...