ASE unveils plans for world’s first 5G mmWave NR-DC SA Smart Factory


Taipei, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc (ASE, a member of ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. TAIEX: 3711, NYSE: ASX) attended a project launch event on August 23approx To unveil plans for a 5G mmWave NR-DC SA (New Radio-Dual Connectivity Standalone) intelligent smart factory, backed by the Industrial Development Bureau and Qualcomm Technologies Inc., developed through a strategic collaboration between multiple organizations, the Institute for Information Technology includes, Asia Pacific Telecom, DEVCORE Security Consulting and the Intelligent Manufacturing Research Center of National Cheng Kung University.

With the increasing complexity of global competition, characterized by rapid shifts in market supply and demand and workforce shortages, companies continue to face unprecedented challenges in modernizing and transforming their business operations. To address skill shortages and adapt to diverse customer needs, ASE is accelerating the adoption of intelligent manufacturing technologies, including automation, and the integration of OT (Operational Technology) security to increase the efficiency of its equipment and productivity. In line with the company’s vision to build advanced and resilient smart factories, ASE has partnered with leading industry players and key government, academic and research institutions to converge AI applications with 5G technologies.

Overview of the 5G cooperation

The collaboration will focus on enabling the digital transformation of factory processes that are highly secure and highly reliable by facilitating 5G wireless infrastructure integration, intelligent heterogeneous device integration and OT security system integration. Areas covered include developments in:

  • AI-assisted detection of anomalies from the SOP (standard operating process), improving the ability of operators and maintenance personnel to ensure consistent yield quality and a safe operating environment

  • Increasing productivity and yield improvement through data analysis of both current and newly acquired equipment in operation and optimization of model parameters

  • Intelligent material handling solutions that enable real-time inventory forecasting through to delivery, resulting in an overall reduction in production cycle time

  • Generate high-resolution, real-time AOI images using high-bandwidth mobile streaming to improve quality inspection accuracy and efficiency

  • the use of 5G mmWave NR-DC-SA technology that provides network stability and speed to improve connectivity, and in the case of a machine relayout, the reduction in setup time will also improve overall equipment efficiency (OEE).

  • OT safety technology to ensure the reliability, safety and functionality of machines and tasks in a digitized manufacturing environment

Snapdragon® X65 5G modem RF system and new radio dual connectivity for standalone 5G

The smart factory will use Snapdragon X65 5G modem RF system and 5G NR-DC software with uplink four-component carrier aggregation (UL 4CC CA), combining four contiguous carriers of 100MHz with 2.6GHz ( middle band) can be combined. and 28 GHz (high band) to achieve an uplink speed of 600 Mbit/s. The low latency and higher data speeds are critical for semiconductor manufacturing environments for advanced processes and, in turn, will accelerate the adoption and evolution of smart manufacturing.

Joining forces with the best in their class to set the course for the next generation of 5G Smart Factory

Asia Pacific Telecom’s extensive experience in enterprise wireless networks will be critical in deploying the next-generation 5G network architecture in a production environment. Today marks an important milestone as leading players from industry, government, academia and research have come together to advance the development of smart factory technologies. Such a commitment will contribute to more innovation in digital transformation and intelligent automation, and strengthen the global competitiveness of the semiconductor industry.

‘The success of Taiwan’s semiconductor industry and its importance in the global supply chain is the result of many factors, of which strategic initiatives led by the Ministry of Commerce have laid a strong foundation for the industry to grow and prosper. At ASE, partnerships are key to increasing our competitiveness and embracing new opportunities across disciplines, generations and global borders. To this end, we are collaborating with best-in-class from government, industry, academia and research organizations to create a 5G Smart Manufacturing Blueprint that optimizes technologies in 5G mmWave NR-DC SA and establishes an open platform with integrated software/hardware and intelligent systems. We hope to lead by example and inspire more industry players to help build a resilient global smart manufacturing and equipment cluster and foster the development of semiconductor talent.’

– Tien Wu, CEO, ASE Inc

“As a global leader in 5G technology, we believe the next step in the 5G evolution is to move to standalone mode and enable industry growth in areas such as industrial IoT and cloud services. This announcement once again highlights the importance of Taiwan’s comprehensive ICT supply chain and its technological advantages, so Qualcomm Technologies has always attached great importance to Taiwan’s industry and ecosystem. We look forward to driving much-needed development of technologies in a changing industry. We will continue to support Taiwan’s development of mmWave technology and work together to strengthen Taiwan’s 5G ecosystem.’

– ST Liew, Vice President, QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies Asia-Pacific Pte. ltd and President, Qualcomm Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

“Asia Pacific Telecom is committed to technological innovation and the development of the 5G industry. Our strengths in 5G private enterprise network integration and vertical applications have led to the completion of Taiwan’s first 5G NR-DC-SA network with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies. The mid-to-high frequency band network architecture provides excellent data speeds with ultra-low latency, creating a more flexible, intelligent, secure and reliable environment for building a 5G mmWave NR-DC SA intelligent factory. We are proud to set the next milestone in the deployment of 5G enterprise networks and participate in accelerating Taiwan’s industry upgrade.’

– Peng Chen, Chairman and General Manager, Asia Pacific Telecom

In addition to Qualcomm Technologies, the Institute for Information Technology, Asia Pacific Telecom, DEVCORE Security Consulting and the Intelligent Manufacturing Research Center of National Cheng Kung University, other members of the cooperation team are Askey, Ericsson and FHNet.

About ASE

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc (a member of ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. TAIEX: 3711, NYSE: ASX) is the world’s leading provider of semiconductor assembly and test manufacturing services. In addition to a broad portfolio of well-established assembly and test technologies, ASE also delivers innovative, advanced packaging and system-in-package solutions to meet growth dynamics in a variety of end markets including 5G, automotive, high performance computing and more. To learn more about our advances in SiP, fanout, MEMS and sensor, flip chip and 2.5D, 3D and TSV technologies, all ultimately leading to lifestyle improvement applications and efficiency, please visit: or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn @aseglobal.

About Asia Pacific Telecom

Asia-Pacific Telecom Co., Ltd., a leading company serving wireless telecommunications needs in Taiwan, was established in 2000 as a subsidiary of Asia-Pacific Telecom Group, formerly Eastern Broadband Communications Co., Ltd. From 2007 to 2011, the parent company conducted internal mergers to conform with the company’s corporate strategy. The result – fixed broadband, wireless broadband and broadband internet – enabled the company to move forward towards greater operational efficiency and competitiveness, in line with three core values ​​- integration, innovation and speed. The company was officially renamed Asia Pacific Telecom Co., Ltd. in 2007. (APT) and had its IPO in 2013. In July 2014, Ambit Microsystems acquired a stake in Asia-Pacific from Hon Hai Technology Group (Ambit was fully acquired by APT). December 31, 2015). At the end of 2014, APT launched the 4G brand “Gt Smart Life”. Asia Pacific Telecom will officially launch 5G service in 2020 and provide premium services by leveraging its ICT experience and importing Hon Hai Technology Group’s manufacturing, platform and terminal resources to provide comprehensive telecom, ICT, To provide IoT solutions and digital application services. For more information, visit

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