Showing posts with label Taiwan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Taiwan. Show all posts

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Panasonic sells its semiconductor group to Taiwan's Nuvoton

Panasonic Corporation will transfer its semiconductor business to Taiwan-based Nuvoton Technology, a division of Winbond, in an all-cash transaction. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions, located in Nagaokakyo City, Kyoto, is a leading global supplier of semiconductor devices and solutions with products that focus on “Sensing” technologies such as Image Sensors, Image / Digital Signal Processors, “Microcontroller” technologies such as MCU, IC Card, Battery Management, Power Management and ”Component” technologies such as MOSFET, RF-GaN and Laser Diode.

Panasonic said it decided to exit semiconductors due to the aggressive expansion of competitors that would require huge investments to keep up.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

TSMC's fabs disrupted by virus, some shipments will be delayed

TSMC was disrupted by a computer virus outbreak on the evening of August 3 that affected a number of computer systems and fab tools in Taiwan.

As of Sunday at 14:00 Taiwan time, TSMC stated that about 80% of its impacted tools have been recovered, and the company expects full recovery on August 6.

TSMC expects this incident to cause shipment delays and additional costs. The company stated:

"We estimate the impact to third quarter revenue to be about three percent, and impact to gross margin to be about one percentage point. The Company is confident shipments delayed in third quarter will be recovered in the fourth quarter 2018, and maintains its forecast of high single-digit revenue growth for 2018 in U.S. dollars given on July 19, 2018."

TSMC also noted that data integrity and confidential information was not compromised.



Friday, May 11, 2018

Chunghwa Telecom sets off price war with Unlimited Mobile Data Plan

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom set off a price war by launching a Mother's Day promotional offer of unlimited 4G service for NT$499 (US$16.7). The offer promised unlimited mobile Internet, free calls within the Chunghwa Telecom network and 180 minutes of free calls outside its network on a 30-month contract. The promotion runs May 9-15.

Local media reported long lines at Chunghwa stores, as well as complaints from competitors.


Sunday, December 17, 2017

NTT and Chunghwa Telecom advance their white box trial

NTT and Taiwan-based  Chunghwa Telecom have successfully carried out a joint experiment to verify the service continuity and reliability of a virtual network control system.

This experiment was enabled by the combination of NTT’s Multi-Service Fabric (MSF) and Chunghwa Telecom’s orchestrator (NAPA).

The experiment was performed on a network of whitebox switches. Specifically, virtual network configuration and control technologies using white-box switches and white-box switch operating systems were verified by controlling MSF from NAPA.


Thursday, August 4, 2016

NEC and Netcracker Provide virtualized LTE core to ITRI Taiwan

NEC and its subsidiary Netcracker Technology have provided a virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution to the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a non-profit research institute working under the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan.

The NEC/Netcracker vEPC solution delivers virtualized network functions, such as the Mobility Management Entity (MME) that accommodates LTE handset authentication and handover controls, and the Serving Gateway (S-GW)/PDN Gateway (P-GW) for audio and packet processing, enabling them to run on a general-purpose IA server.

The vEPC was adopted by ITRI for an experimental network established for the Small Cell LTE Plugfest compatibility testing event. Ten Taiwanese small-cell LTE base station manufacturers participated in this event, seeking to verify functions for their base stations, enhance the competiveness of their systems and explore new business opportunities.

“We are very pleased to have recently hosted a successful Plugfest compatibility testing event, utilizing the world’s first commercially available vEPC solution from NEC and Netcracker,” said Dr. Sheng-Ching Cheng, Deputy General Director of the Information and Communications Research Laboratories of ITRI. “We will remain focused on undertaking R&D activities in cooperation with NEC, primarily with respect to Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and the Internet of Things (IoT), aiming to develop new business opportunities and increase the competitiveness of the telecommunications equipment industry in Taiwan.”

http://www.netcracker.com

Thursday, June 16, 2016

ASML to Acquire HMI for Sub-10nm Lithography

Netherlands-based ASML, a leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, agreed to acquire Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision,  a leading supplier of pattern verification systems used for advanced semiconductor devices, in a cash transaction valued at about TWD 100 billion (approximately EUR 2.75 billion).

The two companies are leaders in their respective fields and have been working together on new approaches that IC manufacturers can use to improve yields in the production of the most advanced microchips as they enter sub-10 nanometer resolutions and 3D integration. This requires very dense, high resolution metrology to measure and control device performance, whereas 3D integration requires very dense, high voltage contrast metrology for process control.

“Our over-arching goal is to serve our customers even better and offer them the tools they need to achieve higher yields at the most advanced nodes. This acquisition is intended to make a strong product offering even stronger. Our metrology technologies are complementary, and when combined offer the chance to significantly improve process control, and hence yields, for our customers. Our two companies have worked together for almost two years to see how we could best combine our capabilities, and found that we could significantly improve this constructive cooperation and better serve our customer by teaming up as one company. This also means that we expect enhanced product offerings faster,” said Peter Wennink, President and Chief Executive Officer at ASML.

http://www.ASML.com

Friday, February 26, 2016

Mediatek Unveils Ultra Power-Saving Mobile Processor

MediaTek introduced an "ultra power-saving" mobile processor for the next generation of smartphones.

The MediaTek Helio P20, which promises 25 percent better power efficiency than its predecessor, leverages 16nm process technology and is the world’s first SoC to support low power double data rate random access memory – LPDDR4X.  The processor features upgraded CPU and GPU capabilities with its True Octa-Core architecture clocked up to 2.3GHz, taking full advantage of ARM Cortex A53 cores. A new Mali T880 graphics unit is clocked at 900MHz.

The MediaTek Helio P20 integrates an LTE Cat.6 modem with 2x20 carrier aggregation for 300/50Mbps top data speeds. The SoC supports global Dual-SIM Dual Standby. For regions where GSM is no longer available, the SoC will have simultaneous standby on WCDMA network. Additionally, MediaTek Helio P20 supports LTE multimedia broadcast and multicast service. This allows mobile devices to receive HD video content over LTE.

For improved processing power and optimum battery performance, MediaTek Helio P20 integrates LPDDR4X, providing 70 percent more bandwidth than the LPDDR3 and 50 percent power savings by lowering supply voltage to 0.6v, resulting in a quicker, smoother user experience for camera, video and gaming apps.

“MediaTek designed the MediaTek Helio P20 to meet today’s consumer demand for sleek, powerful yet highly power efficient mobile devices,” said Jeffrey Ju, Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer at MediaTek.

http://www.mediatek.com

Friday, October 30, 2015

Chunghwa Telecom Launches SaaS Cloud Service with SAP

Chunghwa Telecom is working with SAP to bring enterprise clients an even more comprehensive Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud service.

The SAP Business One solution on Chunghwa Telecom's SaaS cloud service platform will significantly reduce the amount enterprises have to spend on hardware, help SMEs quickly integrate operations information, and enable them to manage ever-changing operations demands in a highly efficient way. The service is scheduled to go online at the end of the year.

“Chunghwa Telecom is transforming itself from a telecom service provider into an ICT service provider that you can rely on,” said Chunghwa Telecom’s Senior Executive Vice President Chi-Mau Sheih. “We have long been serving the enterprise solution market, meeting the needs of our enterprise clients across Taiwan, supplying everything from broadband internet, information security, and cloud services to mobile value-added services, Internet of Things, and Big Data. We have a world-class internet data center that enables us to provide a comprehensive range of cloud services.”

http://news.sap.com/press-room/


Monday, September 14, 2015

Taiwan's Chunghwa Deploys G.fast with Alcatel-Lucent

Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s leading service provider, is to commence the world’s first commercial deployment of G.fast ultra-broadband access technology.

Chunghwa Telecom is conducting a nationwide roll-out of FTTx (fiber-to-the-premises) infrastructure to residential and business customers using a combination of fiber and copper technology from Alcatel-Lucent. Specifically, CHT will use a combination of Alcatel-Lucent’s fiber and G.fast technology as part of their FTTx strategy including:

  • 7368 Intelligent Service Access Manager (ISAM) Optical Network Terminals (ONTs)
  • 7368 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) CPE with integrated reverse power
  • 5520 Access Management System to accelerate last mile fiber-to-the-home ultra-broadband connectivity while taking advantage of reduced costs and complexity.

Alcatel-Lucent said its G.fast technology has already been in trials with more than 30 operators worlwide.

https://www.alcatel-lucent.com/

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom Picks Ericsson for LTE Expansion

Chunghwa Telecom, the largest telecom operator in Taiwan, awarded a contract to Ericsson to boost its LTE coverage and capacity on the island. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ericsson will continue to serve as sole supplier for the entire core network, including a multi-access Evolved Packet Core, and as a major supplier for RAN in Taiwan's most populated areas, including Taipei city.

Jan Signell, Head of Region North East Asia at Ericsson, says: "This further demonstrates our commitment to our long term strategic business relationship with Chunghwa Telecom. As a major supplier to Taiwan's largest operator, it is our mutual interests to not only deliver a superior network to optimize customer experience, but also create new revenue opportunities for Chunghwa Telecom in the enterprise business segment."


http://www.ericsson.com/news/1932549

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Telstra Invests in Taiwan's Gorilla Tech for Video Analytics

Telstra announced an equity investment in Gorilla Technology Group, a Taiwanese-based global leader in video analytics for business intelligence, security, enterprise unified communications, education, broadcast media and entertainment. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Gorilla Technology Group’s software solutions enable their business customers to convert raw video into searchable data and real-time searchable video cataloguing. The retail, security, broadcast and government industries will benefit from Gorilla Technology Group’s solutions for scheduling and management and its video analytic software solutions in intelligent security and forensics.

“Telstra’s equity investment in Gorilla Technology Group will also allow the company to integrate its software into our network, and provide Gorilla the opportunity to resell the integrated solution to enterprise and government customers worldwide through our international connectivity and data centres. Gorilla Technology Group will also provide storage using Telstra’s Cloud solutions to its customers world-wide,” stated Tim Chen, president of Telstra International.

http://www.telstra.com.au/aboutus/media/media-releases/Telstra%20invests%20in%20Gorilla%20Technology%20Group


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom Selects Coriant for Mobile Backhaul

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has chosen Coriant's 7090 Packet Transport Platform to upgrade their mobile backhaul network.

The Coriant 7090 Packet Transport Platform enables end-to-end "any-service" transport, including Triple Play, Carrier Ethernet, and private line (TDM, Carrier Ethernet) services. In mobile backhaul applications, Coriant calculates the 7090 enables operators to save up to 40% in CapEx compared to router-centric (IP/MPLS-over-WDM) solutions.

"We are upgrading our LTE network to meet the ever-increasing expectations of our 10 million mobile subscribers," said Mr. Ruei-Chang Hsu, Vice President of Chunghwa Telecom.

http://www.coriant.com

Thursday, June 12, 2014

NTT DATA and Chunghwa Telecom Lab Collaborate on SDN

NTT DATA and Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories agreed to collaboration focused on carrier SDN technologies.

In this joint research, NTT DATA will refine the network control system for that purpose and conduct the implementation of the product as software. CHT-TL will mainly organize the requirements for what types of network services should be realized, as well as conduct the application development.

http://www.ntt.co.jp
http://www.chttl.com.tw/web/en/news/news_page_1.php

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Taiwan's FarEasTone Launches LTE on APT700 Band with Ericsson

Taiwan's FarEasTone Telecommunications (FET) is the first mobile operator to launch a commercial LTE service on the APT700 band.  Ericsson was the key supplier for the deployment.

APT700 band is a globally standardized band for LTE which is gaining momentum across Asia and Latin America and has the potential to serve over 2.1 billion people.

Yvonne Li, President of FarEasTone, says: "We are proud to roll out the first commercial LTE network in the world on the APT700 band. Through our long and successful relationship with Ericsson, we achieved another significant advancement in the telecom industry."

Jan Signell, Head of Ericsson Region North East Asia, says: "This is a ground-breaking step both for Ericsson and for FarEasTone in Taiwan, and by deploying the APT700 LTE network, FarEasTone's
subscribers can benefit from a fast, enhanced service."

http://www.ericsson.com


  • In October 2013 the Taiwanese government completed its LTE spectrum auction and six licenses were awarded on three frequencies: APT700, 900, and 1800 MHz. FET was awarded licenses on the APT700 and 1800 MHz frequencies.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Taiwan's Accton Tech Joins Open Compute Project

Taiwan-based Accton Technology has joined the Open Compute Project and announced its plans to open source a design for a 10GbE top-of-rack switch and adapter to allow standard 19” rack switches to function in an Open Rack.

Accton said its Edge-Core AS5712-54X Top-of-Rack Switch will offer forty-eight 10GbE SFP+ and six 40GbE QSFP ports in a 1U form factor. The switch is based on Broadcom’s StrataXGS Trident II Ethernet Switch silicon, and has a CPU daughter module with an Intel Atom C2538 processor.  The adapter is a mechanical sled that enables any standard 19” rack-mountable 1U network switch to slide into an Open Rack, with a means to secure the adapter to the Open Rack and provide cabling to the 12VDC bus bar.  Accton plans to contribute complete design files for the hardware, including schematics, Gerber files, and mechanical design when the designs are accepted by OCP.

http://www.edge-core.com/ShowNews.asp?t=2&sno=323

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Taiwan Mobile Picks NSN for LTE-Advanced

Taiwan Mobile has selected NSN for a rapid roll-out of its multi-band LTE-Advanced network.  The deployment will use NSN’s Liquid Radio and Liquid Core technology, along with LTE-Ad carrier aggregation technology to increase bandwidth and network performance by combining the 700 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum bands.

Specifically, NSN will implement its high-capacity Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations, Evolved Packet Core technology and NetAct network management system. The agreement covers also network planning and optimization services. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"We have a successful history of collaboration with Taiwan Mobile, which started in early 1997 with the launch of the operator’s GSM network. NSN is now the sole supplier of Taiwan Mobile’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks,” said Markus Borchert, President of NSN Greater China region. “With our innovative Carrier Aggregation solution and network planning and optimization services, the operator can combine its spectrum for significantly increased data throughput and an unmatched customer experience.”

http://nsn.com/news-events/press-room/press-releases/taiwan-mobile-selects-nsn-as-sole-supplier-for-its-lte-advanced-network

Monday, January 13, 2014

AWS CloudFront Adds Edge Locations in Taipei and Rio de Janeiro

Amazon Web Services announced two new edge locations for its CloudFront and Route 53 services - Taipei and Rio de Janeiro.  This is AWS' first edge location in Taiwan and its second edge location in Brazil (joining São Paulo).

This brings the total number of AWS edge locations to 51 worldwide. Here's the breakdown:

United States (20)
Europe (16)
Asia (12)
Australia (1)
South America (2)

http://aws.amazon.com/cloudfront/

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom Names Ericsson as Main LTE Supplier

Ericsson confirmed that it has been awarded main supplier for Taiwan's first LTE tender from leading operator, Chunghwa Telecom Co.

The island-wide LTE deployment includes the Radio Access Network (RAN) and roll-out services. In addition, Ericsson has won the tender as sole supplier for the Evolved Packet Core, which includes Mobility Management Entity and Evolved Packet Gateway on SSR 8020, as well as IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem). Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ericsson noted that Taiwan currently enjoys a mobile penetration rate of 127 percent, with close to 80 percent of subscribers already on a 3G service.

http://www.ericsson.com/news/1750428

Monday, December 16, 2013

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom Picks NSN for LTE

Chunghwa Telecom, the largest operator in Taiwan with over 10 million mobile subscribers, has chosen Nokia Solutions and Networks as a supplier for its LTE network.

NSN will implement an LTE Radio Access Network based on its Flexi Multiradio Base Stations. The company will also expand its 3G network nationwide, ensuring smooth and smart 3G and LTE interworking. As another part of the radio access deal, NSN will enable voice services for LTE smartphone users with its circuit-switched fallback (CSFB) technology. The deal also includes network planning and optimization, system integration, technical consultancy and care services. Financial terms were not disclosed.


http://nsn.com/news-events/press-room/press-releases/nsn-wins-taiwan-s-first-lte-tender

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Google Opens Data Centers in Taiwan and Singapore

Google announced the opening of two data centers serving the Asia-Pacific region:  Changhua County, Taiwan, and Singapore.

The new data center is Changhua County, Taiwan is located on 15 hectares of land.  The facility represents a total long-term investment of US$600 million. It features a nighttime cooling and thermal energy storage system.

The new data center in Singapore is located on 2.45 hectares of land in Jurong West and is Google's first multi-story facility.

http://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/changhua-county/
http://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/singapore/

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