5G, Artificial IoT anticipate strong rebound
The year 2020 was expected to be a year that will experience an explosive 5G growth by a wave of phone replacements from the consumers’ end. As coverage rate increases and integrates Artificial Intelligence (AI), cloud platforms and edge computing, it will be widely used in fields such as manufacturing, medical treatment, and transportation, creating many new business opportunities. The sales in electronic products from China takes up to 25% of the world market including mobile phones, computers, and televisions. The demand and supply have been impacted shortly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; however, 5G is still an inevitable element in the development of mobile communications. Once the spread of the virus is controlled, the promising 5G and Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) developments will rebound strongly. Taiwan's advantage comes from a solid foundation of its semiconductor and ICT industries. Semiconductor wafer foundry from Taiwan takes the lead in the world with advanced high-end processes. With production capacity mainly operating in Taiwan, the impact from the epidemic has been cushioned by its high factory automation efficiency. Since the fast transmission speed of 5G is limited to short-distance transmission and the necessity to cooperate with various fields, a great demand for customizable and diverse small cells manufacturing has greatly increased. The Taiwan ICT industry, with its professional expertise, experience, and flexible manufacturing ability, is at full throttle to assist Taiwan enterprises breaking into the 5G market.