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

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

EXFO to acquire InOpticals for 400G/800G oscilloscopes

EXFO has acquired InOpticals Inc., a Taiwanese supplier of sampling oscilloscopes, bit-error rate testers (BERTs) and other critical test instruments to manufacturers of optical transponders, components and network equipment. Financial terms were not disclosed.

InOpticals' product portfolio specifically addresses 400G/800G high-growth sectors like silicon photonics-based transceivers, active and passive components as well as integrated test systems for R&D and manufacturing use cases.

InOpticals' solutions will be combined with EXFO's advanced optical test offering, bolstered by the Yenista Optics acquisition in October 2017. This latest acquisition, which is expected to close by the end of October, will increase EXFO's global test and measurement (T&M) addressable market by approximately US$150 million to more than US$1 billion. The amount of the transaction, mostly valued in EXFO shares, was not disclosed.

"EXFO has intensified its focus on the research, development and manufacturing market as demonstrated by strong growth in this segment in recent years," said Germain Lamonde, EXFO's founder and Executive Chairman. "InOpticals brings to EXFO a remarkable product portfolio that is highly complementary and strategic. This synergistic acquisition will allow EXFO to leverage InOpticals' innovative test solutions across global sales channels and expand market share."

"We're excited to be joining EXFO, truly a global leader in optical testing," said Jones Huang, CEO of InOpticals. "Combining EXFO's global reach and market knowledge with our proven innovation capability will allow us to jointly have a more significant impact in this high-growth market."

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

MediaTek intros 5G chip supporting dual SIM

MediaTek introduced its Dimensity 800U 5G SoC, designed for multi-core high performance and leading 5G+5G Dual Sim Dual Standby (DSDS) technology.

The 7nm SoC has an octa-core CPU with a dual cluster consisting of two Arm Cortex-A76 processors with a clock speed of 2.4GHz and six Arm Cortex-A55 processors with a clock speed of 2.0GHZ. Dimensity 800U integrates an Arm Mali-G57 GPU, an independent AI processing unit (APU) and LPDDR4x RAM.

In addition, the integrated 5G modem in MediaTek's Dimensity 800U not only supports sub-6Ghz SA and NSA networks, but also supports 5G+5G dual SIM dual standby (DSDS), dual Voice over New Radio (VoNR), and 5G two carrier aggregation (2CC 5G-CA).

"MediaTek has always focused on enhancing the user experience with our leading semiconductor technology, whether consumers are streaming, gaming or taking photos," said Dr. Yenchi Lee, Deputy General Manager of MediaTek's Wireless Communications Business Unit. "MediaTek's Dimensity 800U brings cutting-edge, next-gen technology to the Dimensity SoC series, bringing MediaTek's advanced 5G, imaging and multimedia technologies to high-performance 5G smartphones that deliver incredible 5G experiences."

Key features

  • Support for 120Hz FHD+ displays with high refresh rates for faster and smoother gaming and media streaming.
  • Support for the HDR10+ standard for enhanced visual quality, plus the integrated MediaTek MiraVision PQ engine with HDR optimization for various types of videos.
  • Support for flexible camera placement with up to 64MP cameras and quad camera capabilities.
  • Integrated APU and ISP to provide a series of AI camera-enhancing functions.
  • Support for voice on wakeup (VoW) and dual-mic noise reduction technology, lowering the standby power consumption of a voice assistant, and enabling it to hear clear sound regardless of external noise interruptions.


Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Taiwan's APT picks Nokia as sole 5G (NSA/SA) vendor

Taiwanese mobile operator Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has selected Nokia as its single vendor for 5G New Radio (NR). APT will deploy high-band 28 GHz mmWave in Taiwan.

The deal also encompasses 5G core (non-standalone and standalone), security and monetization. Financial terms were not disclosed.

As part of the deal, APT will also deploy Nokia software spanning Core Network, monetization and security. The cloud-native Cloud Mobile Gateway (CMG) and Cloud Mobility Manager (CMM) appliance solutions, from Nokia’s Cloud Packet Core (CPC) portfolio, will deliver a highly scalable and flexible Control/User Plane Separation (CUPS) architecture.

Nokia said its CPC cloud-native design also gives APT the capability to rapidly launch 5G services to its customers without making significant changes to the network. Additional virtual network functions and applications to be deployed on Nokia CloudBand and NetAct will manage these along with the physical network elements. This will allow APT to shift its network and operations to cloud-native automated efficiency and to rapidly launch and monetize new 5G experiences and enterprise services. NetGuard Certificate Manager will, in turn, ensure efficient and secured management of digital entities.

Nokia will also provide its Nokia AirFrame data center solution to support cloud-based applications necessary for future telco and IT networking and service delivery, and digital design and deployment for a faster time to market, as well as optimization and technical support services.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Taiwan's Far EasTone launches 5G with Ericsson

Far EasTone (FET) has launched commercial 5G across Taiwan’s metropolitan cities, using radio access network (RAN) and 5G core technology provided solely by Ericsson.

Far EasTone’s 5G network is powered by Ericsson Radio System and Ericsson Cloud Packet Core products and solutions. Offerings include Massive MIMO AIR 3239, Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, Uplink Booster and AI-powered 5G management. The communications service provider has also deployed Ericsson Radio Dots on the 3.5GHz band to boost indoor coverage. Ericsson has been sole supplier of FET's EPC network since 2015.

Chee Ching, President, Far EasTone, says: “FET is determined to navigate through Big Data, AI, IoT, and other digital applications in the new 5G era to not only bring people closer together in mind, but also to reduce the gap between people and new technology. We see this 5G launch is an important milestone for us to lead the service innovation journey in Taiwan.”

Monday, June 29, 2020

Taiwan awards EUR 400m 5G contract to Nokia

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) selected Nokia to be its sole vendor for 5G RAN, Core and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS).

Under the exclusive three-year deal, which was valued at EUR 400 million, Nokia will deliver:

  • 5G RAN portfolio, including Noka’s AirScale Radio Access products, enabling market-leading 5G experiences with ultra-low latency, connectivity and capacity
  • Multiple Nokia Software products spanning cloud and security services, as well as network optimization and management. These include Nokia’s CloudBand Infrastructure Software, NetAct Network Management, EdenNet Self-Organizing Networks, and more
  • Nokia’s Cloud Packet Core portfolio, with signaling and network functions such as Access and Mobility Management, Network Slice Selection, Policy Control, etc.

Nokia said its 5G Core portfolio will provide TWM with a solid foundation to run at scale within dynamic cloud environments, with a sharp focus on scalability, automation and performance to quickly deliver new digital services that leverage the full capabilities 5G has to offer. 5G standalone core network functions selected by TWM include Unified Data Management, Signalling and network functions provided by Nokia’s Cloud Packet Core portfolio, including the Access and Mobility Management Function, User Plane Function, Session Management Function, Network Function Repository Function and the Network Slice Selection Function and Policy Control Function. Nokia is providing its Traffica analytics solution for 5GC. Network Exposure function is also included for future 5G application innovation and business mode evolution.

Taiwan Mobile was awarded 60MHz in the 3.5GHz band and 200MHz in the 28GHz band in the country’s spectrum auction in January.

Jamie Lin, President at Taiwan Mobile said: “We are pleased to join forces with Nokia again in the 5G era. After the successful launch of 5G, both sides will continue to advance deployment and provide the best coverage and connectivity experiences in the market. More importantly, the two companies will work together to promote our "Super 5G Strategy," which integrates multiple vertical applications including smart e-commerce, smart stadium, smart healthcare and smart manufacturing. This approach is designed to build a thriving ecosystem that will create new possibilities for every user and enterprise in the 5G era!”


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom secures 5G license

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has been awarded the first 5G spectrum license in Taiwan.  The island-wide license includes 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) and 28GHz spectrum.

CHT already has 250 cell sites ready for 5G. The company is now expected to launch its first commercial 5G service in the coming weeks.

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom picks Ericsson and Nokia for 5G

Chunghwa Telecom, the incumbent operator in Taiwan, has selected Ericsson and Nokia for its5G network.

Ericsson's 5G platform for CHT will include Ericsson Radio System base stations that will operate on 3.5GHz for the mid-band and 28GHz for the high band. The 5G solution will also include active antenna products while supporting beam-forming functions that reduce wireless signal interference and improve 5G speed. Ericsson will also supply the 5G core.

Nokia said it is responsible for 5G radio network deployment in the Central and Southern Region of Taiwan. Nokia will leverage Chunghwa Telecom’s existing LTE base stations and rich spectrum resources to launch 5G non-standalone (NSA) involving multiple bands, paving the way to 5G standalone (SA) in the near future.

The rollout is already underway, as Chunghwa Telecom targets July for the launch of its 5G services, including 4K and VR.

Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, said: “Our technology will assist  Chunghwa Telecom in its early launch of 5G services in Taiwan, while also allowing it to explore new revenue generators across consumer and enterprise markets. As one of the pioneering members of Chunghwa Telecom’s Taiwan 5G Alliance, we will jointly promote the digital transformation for public and private sectors to accelerate 5G momentum in Taiwan.”

Monday, May 18, 2020

Taiwan Star Telecom picks Nokia for 5G

Taiwan Star Telecom (TST) has selected Nokia's end-to-end AirScale Radio Access network portfolio to launch 5G non-standalone (NSA) networks that will lay the foundations for 5G standalone (SA) in the future. Nokia is the only supplier in this deal.

Nokia previously installed TST’s LTE network, which will now be migrated to 5G services utilizing Nokia’s AirScale BTS and AirScale Radio Access solutions. Nokia said it will also supply its AirScale massive MIMO solution. Nokia Global Services will execute rollouts, network design and optimization along with technical software and hardware support using digital and automated services delivery. Nokia’s end-to-end 5G solution ensures a simple migration path and a fast deployment for TST to support its requirements. The deal also includes multiple Nokia Software products, including the NetAct mobile network management system, Smart Plan Suite (a cloud-native solution for the needs of 5G and IoT), and  the Nokia Subscriber Data Management (SDM).

TST recently secured 40 MHz of bandwidth and is already underway with the initial phase of network deployment. Early deployment will see 126 commercial districts and retail zones covered which is expected to be completed by Q320 with 80 percent of metropolitan areas covered by 2023.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

NTT forms partnership with Taiwanese smart device manufacturer

NTT Ltd. announced a partnership with a leading smart device manufacturer in Taiwan to support a client's digital transformation journey and enhance business performance with hybrid cloud adoption.

Over the next six years, NTT Ltd. will act as a single point of contact between a local cloud provider and a SAP managed service provider, to simplify IT operations for the client as it optimizes operations in a hybrid cloud environment. As a result, the client will be able to move and manage data, services and workflows across multiple clouds with increased flexibility and speed, strengthening the organisation’s competitiveness in today’s fast-paced digital economy.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom picks Ericsson and Nokia for 5G

Chunghwa Telecom, the incumbent operator in Taiwan, has selected Ericsson and Nokia for its5G network.

Ericsson's 5G platform for CHT will include Ericsson Radio System base stations that will operate on 3.5GHz for the mid-band and 28GHz for the high band. The 5G solution will also include active antenna products while supporting beam-forming functions that reduce wireless signal interference and improve 5G speed. Ericsson will also supply the 5G core.

Nokia said it is responsible for 5G radio network deployment in the Central and Southern Region of Taiwan. Nokia will leverage Chunghwa Telecom’s existing LTE base stations and rich spectrum resources to launch 5G non-standalone (NSA) involving multiple bands, paving the way to 5G standalone (SA) in the near future.

The rollout is already underway, as Chunghwa Telecom targets July for the launch of its 5G services, including 4K and VR.

Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, said: “Our technology will assist  Chunghwa Telecom in its early launch of 5G services in Taiwan, while also allowing it to explore new revenue generators across consumer and enterprise markets. As one of the pioneering members of Chunghwa Telecom’s Taiwan 5G Alliance, we will jointly promote the digital transformation for public and private sectors to accelerate 5G momentum in Taiwan.”

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