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Clevo chairman to invest in development of innovation park in northern Taiwan

Apr 16, 14:55

Kent Hsu, chairman for Taiwan-based notebook maker Clevo, will invest about NT$5.8 billion (US$192 million) to develop an international innovation park in northern Taiwan, on a 50-year BOT (build-operate-transfer) contract with New Taipei City, the municipal government has revealed.

Mitac Information Technology becomes Asia Pacific partner for Google Cloud Platform

Apr 16, 11:55

Mitac Information Technology has announced that it is an Asia Pacific partner for Google Cloud Platform, providing support for system integration services mainly in the Taiwan and China markets.

Google Cloud Platform launched in Taiwan

Apr 16, 11:28

Google has announced the launch of Google Cloud Platform in the Taiwan market, with its Compute Engine, Cloud Storage and Cloud SQL to be available initially.

Cloud-managed Wi-Fi market to reach US$2.5 billion by 2018, says IDC

Apr 11, 14:59

As the traditional worldwide enterprise wireless local area network (WLAN) market experiences relative maturation and the lofty gains of the past two years begin to flatten, the WLAN market for cloud-managed Wi-Fi presents notable growth opportunities in both hardware and services. According to IDC,...

Microsoft may release server orders to Taiwan ODMs

Apr 10, 15:49

Microsoft will set up four additional Azure data centers in 2014 and is expected to expand its procurement orders to server ODMs such as Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, according to Taiwan-based server supply chain makers.

Acer to open cloud computing center in Taiwan; will see over 50% gross margins from related licensing

Apr 9, 21:12

Acer's cloud computer experiencing center will open in Taoyuan, Taiwan at the end of May. The company hopes to use the facility to provide more details on its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) project, according to company chairman Stan Shih, adding that Acer's recent contracts with international clients...

Media managed service market sees increase thanks to video transport, says IHS

Apr 9, 15:36

The global market for media managed services reached US$24 billion in 2013, up nearly threefold from US$9 billion in 2006, driven by the need for online and digital video, according to IHS.

Professional video market expands 55% from 2007-2013 as pay TV goes digital, says IHS

Apr 7, 16:01

Culminating a six-year period of growth, the global market for professional broadcast equipment and services reached US$63 billion in 2013, up 52% from US$41 billion in 2007, according to IHS.

Intel CEO outlines new opportunities, investments and collaborations with China technology ecosystem

Apr 3, 12:15

As the computing industry landscape undergoes rapid transformation, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has outlined the company's plans to build upon its nearly 30-year history in China, and collaborate with the growing technology ecosystem, particularly in Shenzhen, to accelerate new innovation and reshape...

Worldwide IT spending on pace to grow 3.2% in 2014, says Gartner

Apr 3, 11:18

With the global economy showing signs of a gradual recovery, worldwide IT spending is on pace to total US$3.8 trillion in 2014, a 3.2% increase from 2013 spending, according to Gartner.

Taiwan ODMs seeing increased direct-account orders for data center servers

Apr 3, 10:53

Quanta Computer and Wiwynn have seen large increases in direct-account orders for data center servers from Facebook and Microsoft, with production capacities already fully utilized, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Middle East IT spending to reach US$211 billion in 2014, says Gartner

Apr 2, 15:43

Middle East (ME) IT spending is projected to total US$211 billion in 2014, an 8% increase from 2013, according to Gartner.

Mitac International nets NT$0.40 per share for 2013

Stockwatch - Mar 28, 14:42

Mitac International posted net EPS of NT$0.40 for 2013, the company announced at a March 27 investors conference.

Nvidia launches new high-speed GPU interconnect, helping pave the way to exascale computing

Mar 27, 11:35

Nvidia has announced that it plans to integrate a high-speed interconnect, called NVLink into its future GPUs, enabling GPUs and CPUs to share data five to 12 times faster than they can today. This will eliminate a longstanding bottleneck and help pave the way for a new generation of exascale supercomputers...

HPC server market growth dips in 2013, says IDC

Mar 26, 15:09

Worldwide factory revenues for the high performance computing (HPC) technical server market declined 7.2% to US$10.3 billion for the full year 2013, down from a record US$11.1 billion in 2012, according to IDC. IDC said it expects the worldwide HPC server market to enjoy a healthy compound annual growth...

Western Digital expects growth in surveillance HDD demand

Mar 25, 14:42

Western Digital expects demand for surveillance hard disc drives (HDD) to grow 10% within the next 3-5 years and the growth will be contributed mainly by the Asia Pacific market, indicating that HDD makers will try to expand their cooperation with system integrators and surveillance product vendors...

IoT will include 26 billion units installed by 2020, says Gartner

Mar 21, 10:55

The Internet of Things (IoT) will include 26 billion units installed by 2020, and by that time, IoT product and service suppliers will generate incremental revenues exceeding US$300 billion, mostly in services, according to Gartner.

Middle East & Africa IT infrastructure spending will reach US$3.5 billion in 2014, says Gartner

Mar 20, 14:14

IT infrastructure spending, comprising storage, server, and enterprise networking equipment, in the Middle East and Africa is forecast to reach US$3.47 billion, a 4.1% increase from 2013, according to Gartner.

Digitimes Research: Google, Apple extend to automobile electronics industry

Mar 19, 15:10

In addition to the smart mobile device markets, Apple and Google have also been expanding their presence in other industries such as automobile electronics.

Digitimes Research: Comcast to push into new digital home market

Mar 17, 21:08

In addition to its existing Xfinity Triple-Play services, US-based Comcast has recently announced it will cooperate with US-based NRG Energy to offer electricity services. The move is expected to add an additional service to Comcast's packages and help bring in more revenues to the company.

Adlink Technology nets NT$2.43 per share for 2013

Mar 17, 11:31

Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology generated net EPS of NT$2.43 (US$0.081) for 2013, the company announced at a March 14 investors conference.

Security appliance revenues jump 6.8% in 4Q13, says IDC

Mar 14, 15:26

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, factory revenues and units rose in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. Worldwide factory revenues were up 6.8% on year to US$2.4 billion, as shipments increased 0.6% to 546,384 units. For the full year...

Inventec to launch cloud computing-based storage solutions in Southeast Asia

Mar 13, 16:12

Inventec will launch cloud computing-based storage solutions for SMBs in the Southeast Asia market in the third quarter of 2014 through cooperation with the Taiwan government-sponsored Institute for Information Industry and independent software developers, according to company senior advisor George...

Adlink Technology to acquire Germany-based Penta

Mar 13, 14:30

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) player Adlink Technology on March 12 announced the investment of US$7.4 million to acquire a 100% stake in Germany-based Penta GmbH to enhance its product line for medical applications. Additionally, Adlink's board of directors has decided to distribute a dividend per...

ASRock expects growing server business

Mar 13, 11:34

After one year in the server industry, ASRock is looking to achieve break-even operations in 2014 and expects the profitability of the business to rise significantly in 2015, according to company COO Hsu Lung-luen.

Ennoconn aims to become 3rd largest Taiwan-based industrial PC maker

Mar 13, 11:18

Ennoconn has set a short-term goal of becoming the third largest industrial PC maker in Taiwan and will list on the Taiwan Stock Exchange on March 28 at an initial price of NT$120 (US$3.96) per share, according to the company.

Direct supply orders account for 90% of Quanta server shipments

Mar 12, 21:30

As orders for cloud computing servers continue to increase, Quanta Computer is expected to achieve its sales goal for the first quarter of 2014 and see further growth in the second, helping its direct supply orders account for 90% of its server shipments, up from 80% in 2013, according to sources from...

BenQ Medical Technology steps into implant dentistry through joint venture with AB Dental Devices

Mar 12, 15:37

BenQ Medical Technology, a medical equipment and material supplier under the BenQ Group, has announced the establishment of a joint venture, BenQ AB DentCare, with Israel-based AB Dental Devices to provide 3D implant dentistry integrated services.

The developments of the security solutions market in Greater China: Q&A with EverFocus product marketing manager Tony Lin

Mar 12, 11:28

The security solutions market is an increasingly important market as the IT industry develops and security concerns strengthen. In Taiwan, security solutions providers such as EverFocus Electronics have watched the market develop for nearly 20 years and have witnessed not only how demand has developed,...

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ARM to see pricing advantages against Intel in micro-server industry

Mar 10, 21:21

With AMD ready to release an ARM-based server platform in the fourth quarter, sources from server players expect micro-server products based on the platform to have advantages in terms of price against Intel and should help the development of the micro-server industry

HP, Dell in talks with server makers about cooperation

Mar 7, 15:46

Server vendors Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell, in view of the unfavorable situation created by Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and others directly ordering data center equipment from ODMs/OEMs, have begun talks with suppliers about cooperation to minimize the impact, according to Taiwan-based server...

Taiwan ODMs seek server talent from brand vendors

Mar 6, 13:37

Taiwan-based server ODMs have been headhunting talent from first-tier server brand vendors such as Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell recently as their orders from large Internet players have been growing, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Flytech extends to telematics

Mar 6, 11:08

Taiwan-based POS (point of sale/service) system and peripheral maker Flytech Technology has extended to telematics by acquiring a 60% stake in neoVideo Technology, a Taiwan-based maker of in-car navigation/entertainment digital TVs and vehicle tracking recorders, for NT$60 million (US$1.98 million).

ITRI OCP Global Certification Testing Center opens in Taiwan

Mar 5, 14:09

The Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on March 4 hosted an Open Compute Project (OCP) Taiwan Forum and announced the opening of the ITRI OCP Global Certification Testing Center.

Twitter CTO expected to visit Taiwan to discuss server supplies

Mar 5, 14:03

Twitter CTO Adam Messinger reportedly will come to Taiwan later in the week to talk with Taiwan-based ODMs including Quanta Computer, Wiwynn, Inventec, Foxconn Electronics and Mitac International about direct-account supplies of data center servers, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. Twitter...

Wiwynn expects 2014 revenues to double on year

Mar 5, 13:59

Wiwynn, Taiwan-based ODM Wistron's subsidiary specifically operating direct-account sales for cloud computing, expects revenues for 2014 to double on year, according to company president Emily Hong. Wiwynn has become a direct-account supplier of servers for Amazon and of storage equipment for Facebook...

Quanta expects significant growth in server business in 2014

Mar 4, 20:21

Quanta Computer has produced servers for cloud computing data centers for direct-account supply for three years and expects total server shipments in 2014 to increase on year by 20% in volume and 40% in value, according to the company.

ASRock to showcase server and workstation products at CeBIT 2014

Mar 3, 21:33

ASRock is set to exhibit its latest server and workstation products at the CeBIT 2014 hosted from March 10-14 in Hannover, Germany, hoping to attract clients worldwide especially those in Europe. ASRock is also the only motherboard player to have rented a booth at the show.

Worldwide server shipments up 2.1%, revenues down 4.5% in 2013, says Gartner

Feb 27, 15:51

In the fourth quarter of 2013, worldwide server shipments grew 3.2% on year, while revenues declined 6.6% from the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Gartner. In all of 2013, worldwide server shipments grew 2.1%, and server revenues declined 4.5%.

Worldwide server market revenues decline 4.4% in 4Q13, says IDC

Feb 27, 15:26

According to IDC, factory revenues in the worldwide server market decreased 4.4% on year to US$14.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013. This was the fourth consecutive quarter of on-year revenue decline, as server market demand remained weak ahead of a forthcoming refresh cycle, which is expected...

Flytech aims at net profit of NT$1 billion for 2014

Feb 27, 12:29

Taiwan-based POS (point of sale/service) system and peripheral maker Flytech Technology aims at net profit of NT$1 billion (US$32.9 million) for 2014, according to company chairman Thomas Lam.

MWC 2014: One market focus will be Atom and LTE combo for Intel

Feb 24, 22:01

At an Intel news conference for Mobile World Congress (MWC), Intel president Renee James introduced two Intel Atom processors, an LTE-Advanced communications platform, and announced multiyear agreements with Lenovo, Asustek Computer and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to expand the...

Inventec lands smartphone orders from Sony Mobile, x86 server orders from Lenovo, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 21, 10:47

Inventec has landed smartphone orders from Sony Mobile Communications as well as x86 server orders from Lenovo, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report.

Twitter to release server orders to Taiwan ODMs, say Taiwan makers

Feb 20, 21:15

Twitter will place orders for servers directly with Taiwan-based ODMs instead of vendors such as Hewlett-Packard, Dell and IBM, according to server supply chain players.

Advantech hits record net EPS for 2013

Feb 19, 15:52

The largest Taiwan-based industrial computing device maker Advantech posted net EPS of NT$7.26 (US$0.24) for 2013, an annual record, the company announced at a February 18 investors conference.

Taiwan ODMs shipping more servers to end clients

Feb 14, 13:55

Taiwan-based ODMs Quanta Computer, Inventec and Wistron have been shipping more servers to direct accounts such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Facebook despite the fact that the server market is still being dominated by the leading players including Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM and Dell, according to...

Computer storage industry declines in 2013 despite robust growth of SSDs, says IHS

Feb 11, 14:54

A near-doubling of the market for solid-state drives was unable to help the computer-related storage industry in 2013, which slid 5% in shipments because of continuing contractions in the hard-disk drive and optical disk drive segments, according to IHS.

Quanta to showcase battery backup system at Facebook OCP Summit

Jan 28, 13:21

Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, Wistron's subsidiary provider of cloud computing system integration services, will participate in Facebook's Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit to take place in San Jose, the US during January 28-29, and Quanta will showcase its new battery backup system (BBS) for servers,...

Commentary: Is time ripe for Lenovo to acquire IBM x86 server business?

Jan 27, 12:29

Lenovo has signed a definitive agreement with IBM for the acquisition of IBM's x86 server hardware and maintenance business for US$2.3 billion. It is an important step for Lenovo moving toward the deployment of its cloud computing-based business, but it remains to be seen if Lenovo will be able to...

Lenovo to buy IBM x86 server business for US$2.3 billion

Jan 24, 11:09

Lenovo and IBM have entered into a definitive agreement in which Lenovo plans to acquire IBM's x86 server business. This includes System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking...

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  • Taiwan notebook ODMs

    Taiwan notebook Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) account for more than 90% of global notebook production and Digitimes is there to provide daily...

  • HDD makers pushing new applications

    Hard disc drive (HDD) makers have been launching products for many different applications, hoping to attract demand from segments outside of the standard...

  • Android

    The early success Google's Android platform has achieved in the handset market has caused system makers, software developers and semiconductor players...

  • Tablet vendors going large with panel sizes

    Seeing the 7-inch tablet market suffering from fierce price competition, several vendors are turning to focus on 8-inch and above segments to avoid profit...

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