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Lenovo reports fiscal 3Q15 revenues of nearly US$13 billion

Feb 5, 12:09

Lenovo has released its financial report for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 (April 2015-March 2016), posting revenues of US$12.913 billion, gross margin of 14.6%, operating profit of US$379 million and net profit of US$300 million.

Prospects for virtual reality, deep learning, autonomous cars: Q&A with Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

Jan 29, 15:07

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has been outspoken with his predictions about future technologies and products, and developing industry trends. Huang recently sat down with DIGITIMES to share his comments on virtual reality (VR), deep learning and autonomous cars as Nvidia looks to strengthen its deployments...

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

Enterprise demand for flash storage to pick up and help chip prices to drop, says NetApp executive

Jan 29, 12:11

Commenting on demand for flash-based storage, NetApp's vice president of Product, Solution & Services Marketing, Lee Caswell believes the adoption of flash-based storage by large enterprises will increase, helping NAND flash memory prices to drop.

Digitimes Research: Vendors showcase more applications to promote personal security at CES 2016

Jan 27, 11:02

Smart home device and service vendors were showcasing more devices and service applications dedicated to the promotion of personal security at the recently concluded CES 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

Foxconn invests in high-tech construction company Katerra

Jan 25, 15:39

Icreate Investments, an investment arm of Foxconn Electronics, has invested US$51 million to take a 10.7% stake in the US-based smart building solution vendor Katerra, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.

Ennoconn to invest in Kontron Canada

Jan 25, 14:50

Ennoconn, an industrial motherboard and all-in-one POS (point of sale/service) maker belonging to the Foxconn Group, will enhance cooperation with Germany-based embedded industrial computing solution developer Kontron AG by investing US$57.3 million for a 49% stake in Kontron's Canada-based subsidiary...

Worldwide public cloud services spending forecast to double by 2019, says IDC

Jan 25, 14:29

According to IDC, worldwide spending on public cloud services will grow at a 19.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) -- almost six times the rate of overall IT spending growth - from nearly US$70 billion in 2015 to more than US$141 billion in 2019. The new spending guide expands on IDC's previous...

Foxconn ramps up Pepper robot output in China, say reports

Jan 22, 16:13

Japan-based Softbank has announced it will begin selling its Pepper robots at 100 physical Softbank Shops on January 28, indicating that its production partner Foxconn Electronics has ramped up production, according to Japan-based media reports.

Digitimes Research: Amazon launches Alpine chips to support its entertainment services

Jan 22, 13:54

Following the acquisition of Annapurna Labs in January 2015, Amazon has recently launched its Alpine family chips for front-end network and multimedia applications. The Internet service provider aims to eliminate some transmission performance bottlenecks in front-end networks through Alpine solutions...

Inventec to see server revenues grow 5-10% in 2016

Newswatch - Jan 21, 10:07

Inventec is expected to see its server revenues grow 5-10% on year in 2016, buoyed by orders from the data center sector as well as branded server vendors, according to industry sources.

Worldwide IT spending forecast to grow 0.6% in 2016, says Gartner

Jan 19, 14:12

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total US$3.54 trillion in 2016, just a 0.6% increase over 2015 spending of US$3.52 trillion, according to Gartner. 2015 saw the largest US dollar drop in IT spending since Gartner began tracking IT spending. US$216 billion less was spent on IT in 2015 than in 2014...

Qualcomm teams up with Chinese province for server chips

Jan 18, 15:44

In a recent ceremony at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, Qualcomm and officials from the People's Government of Guizhou Province signed a strategic cooperation agreement and unveiled a joint venture - the Guizhou Huaxintong Semi-Conductor Technology. The JV, with initial registered...

More than half of major new business processes and systems will incorporate some element of IoT by 2020, says Gartner

Jan 18, 13:47

More than half of major new business processes and systems will incorporate some element of the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020, according to Gartner. The impact of the IoT on consumers' lives and corporate business models is rapidly increasing as the cost of "instrumenting" physical things...

EMEA Big Data datacenter infrastructure market to triple by 2019, reaching US$5.4 billion, says IDC

Jan 14, 22:00

IDC forecasts that Big Data-related server shipments will increase from 6% of all servers shipped in EMEA in 2015 to 16% by 2019, and server values from US$1 billion in 2015 to US$2.7 billion by 2019.

Advantech to provide IPC solutions to fabric maker Everest Textile

Jan 14, 13:45

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) supplier Advantech and fabric maker Everest Textile have announced a partnership under which Advantech will provide solutions for data gathering and transmission as well as gateway and IPC systems for better control.

Advantech reports increased revenues for December

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 15:51

Advantech Company Ltd. has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.331 billion (US$99.63 million) for December 2015, representing a 5.26% increase on month and 4.28% increase on year.

Seagate pushing non-PC storage for 2016 with focus on surveillance applications

Jan 7, 16:07

To strengthen its presence in the Asia Pacific market, Seagate is planning to continue pushing PC HDD sales and launch products for cloud computing, consumer electronics, surveillance and enterprise storage for 2016. Seagate expects surveillance-related applications such as hyper-converged systems...

Getac sees revenue growth in December

Jan 7, 13:47

Taiwan-based ruggedized PC brand vendor Getac has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.79 billion (US$53.79 million) for December 2015, up 11.5% on month and 1.79% on year, a new monthly record, while its consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter 2015 were NT$5.12 billion, up 11.66% sequentially...

Lenovo enhances partnership with Inventec to compete for server orders from Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent

Jan 6, 15:19

In order to compete with China-based vendors Inspur and Sugon Information Industry for data center server orders from Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, Lenovo will strengthen its partnership with Taiwan-based ODM Inventec, with the latter to be specifically responsible for R&D and ODM production, according...

CES 2016: Acer showcasing cloud-based health monitoring, remote diagnostics solutions

Jan 6, 11:57

IT vendor Acer is showcasing cloud computing-based health monitoring and remote diagnostics solutions through cooperation with hardware and software partners at its BOYC (build your own cloud) exhibition booth at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas, according to the co...

Lenovo sees weak server shipments in 2015; looking to ship over 1 million units in 2016

Jan 4, 15:13

Despite the acquisition of IBM's server business, Lenovo's server shipments dropped over 20% on year in 2015 and the company is pushing aggressively to land datacenter orders from clients such as Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, adding that the China-based...

Vivotek chairman optimistic about Taiwan competitiveness in surveillance market

Dec 31, 15:51

Commenting on the fierce price competition from China players, Taiwan-based surveillance product vendor Vivotek chairman Owen Chen said the company has already been in the market for a long time and competition has not been coming from China only. However, Taiwan firms' brand recognition and product...

Acer partners with Wistron to create BYOC smart classrooms in China, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 30, 15:59

Acer has partnered with Wistron to set up Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) smart classrooms in Chongqing, China and it is the company's first smart education cloud computing project in China, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Inventec buys HTC building to house business-use PC R&D headquarters

Dec 30, 11:24

Notebook ODM Inventec on December 29 announced the acquisition of a factory/office building located in Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan, at NT$6.060 billion (US$184.5 million) from smartphone vendor HTC, with the building to house R&D headquarters for its business-use PC business group.

IoT market to boost MCU shipments, says ABI Research

Dec 30, 11:16

The IoT market will be responsible for 150 million unit shipments of multicore microcontroller unit (MCU) chips in 2015, with that number to rise to 1.3 billion units by 2020, a 54% CAGR, according to ABI Research.

Internet service providers slowing down on taking in server orders

Dec 29, 13:48

Worldwide Internet service providers such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook have recently started slowing down on pulling in their server orders from ODMs as they have been expanding their datacenters too quickly during the past few years, while sales for smart handheld devices have weakened...

Thin and terminal client outlook lowered due to project delays and emerging market issues, says IDC

Dec 28, 15:27

The global thin and terminal client market deteriorated during the third quarter of 2015, declining 6.7% on year, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Client Device Tracker. Shipments continued to be hampered by strong deployments in 2014, but also ongoing economic and currency pressures...

Inventec becomes largest server ODM/OEM, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 28, 11:36

Inventec has become the world's largest server ODM/OEM with a global market share of about 30% and clients including Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Lenovo, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Foxconn to set up datacenter in Czech Republic, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 25, 15:35

Foxconn Electronics and Czech Republic-based KKCG will establish a joint venture, SafeDX, with each holding a 50% stake, specifically for setting up a datacenter in Prague to provide cloud services in the Europe market, according to the Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (

Quanta, Wiwynn to compete for orders for servers small- to medium-size datacenters

Dec 23, 11:47

As competition for orders for datacenter-use servers from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft has become intense and the companies have added suppliers, ODMs Quanta Computer and Wiwynn will shift white-box business focus to servers for small- to medium-size datacenters in 2016, according to supply...

IoT market to nearly double by 2019, says IC Insights

Dec 17, 19:02

Between 2015 and 2019, worldwide systems revenues for applications connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT) will nearly double reaching US$124.5 billion in the final year of the decade, according to IC Insights. During that same time-frame, new connections to the IoT will grow from about 1.7 billion...

Acer to find 3 partners for smart home industry and will cooperate with Asustek for cloud

Dec 17, 15:24

Acer is planning to cooperate with three partners from its BYOC Blue Sky Program to enter into the smart home device industry and may push co-brands or create a new brand to market products in 2016, according to Acer Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business president Maverick Shih.

Maverick Shih, Acer BYOC business president

Digitimes Research: Google Brillo IoT OS still lacks system hardware partners

Dec 17, 13:51

While Google has revealed more details of technology and cooperation partners for its IoT operating system Brillo, a lack of system hardware partners and specific direction for product applications may impede the promotion of the OS, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Amazon AWS IoT platform to flourish IoT cloud services

Dec 16, 15:24

The recent launch of AWS (Amazon Web Services) IoT service by Amazon symbolizes the deployment of related IoT technologies has reached out from the initial concerns on protocol, gateway and sensor nodes to cloud services, according to Digitimes Research.

ConneXionONE to carry out capital expansion project in 1Q16

Dec 16, 11:11

Interactive marketing platform operator ConneXionONE plans to raise new funds to expand its products and services in the first quarter of 2016, according to the company. FIH Mobile, a handset ODM under the Foxconn Group, is one of the major shareholders of ConneXionONE.

Public cloud services in the Middle East and North Africa to reach US$880 million in 2016, says Gartner

Dec 15, 15:15

The public cloud services market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is projected to grow to 19.3% in 2016 to total US$880 million, up from an estimated US$737 million in 2015, according to Gartner. Business Process as a Service (BPaaS), the largest segment of the cloud services market...

Adlink acquires IoT solution provider PrismTech

Dec 15, 15:05

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) vendor Adlink Technology has announced it will spend US$16.6 million acquiring UK-based PrismTech to strengthen its leadership in the industrial IoT market.

IoT spending forecast to reach nearly US$1.3 trillion in 2019 led by widespread initiatives across Asia Pacific, says firm

Dec 14, 13:44

According to IDC, worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) will grow at a 17% CAGR from US$698.6 billion in 2015 to nearly US$1.3 trillion in 2019.

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm to enter server market with 24-core CPUs

Dec 11, 15:21

Qualcomm, which announced plans to begin developing ARM-based chips for servers in November 2014, has started delivering server-use CPU samples to potential clients and has also set up a company in Guizhou, China to promote the CPUs exclusively. These moves signify Qualcomm's determination to foray...

Facebook, Google server outsourcing strategy change expected to impact profitability for ODMs

Dec 11, 11:53

Facebook is planning to add Wiwynn, a server subsidiary of Wistron, as a new datacenter server supplier, joining its primary supplier Quanta Computer in order to lower its risks and increase its bargaining ability, while Google has been doing the same. The move is expected to hurt related server suppliers'...

International enterprises inquiring about setting up data centers in Taiwan, says vice premier

Dec 9, 14:16

In addition to Facebook's plans to set up a data center in central Taiwan, other international enterprises have inquired about doing so, according to vice premier Simon Chang.

Advantech reports on-year increase in November revenues

Stockwatch - Dec 8, 15:50

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.164 billion (US$96.44 million) for November 2015, representing a 2.81% drop on month and 9.32% increase on year.

Acer considering dual-brand to promote BYOC products

Dec 8, 15:44

Acer is considering adopting a dual-brand strategy for its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business and is looking to tighten its cooperation with partners and release BYOC-based smart home devices. However, the plan is currently still in evaluation due to concerns over channels and it will not start using...

Hyperscale infrastructure and server-based storage continue to drive spending in enterprise storage, says IDC

Dec 7, 23:09

Total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenues grew 2.8% on year to US$9.1 billion during the third quarter of 2015, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker. Total capacity shipments were up 31.5% on year to 33.1 exabytes during the quarter. Revenue growth...

Acer forms beingNet Alliance

Dec 4, 12:02

Acer on December 3 announced the organization of beingNet Alliance, a bid to set up an Internet of Beings ecosystem for boosting Internet of Things (IOT) technologies to agriculture, medical care, food production and logistics, according to the company.

Taiwan players expect business opportunities from Facebook datacenter

Dec 3, 14:19

Commenting on reports Facebook is considering plans to establish a datacenter in Changhua, central Taiwan, related upstream supply chain players pointed out that Taiwan's low power prices and stable power supply could be the main reason for such a plan. However, minimizing the datacenter's power consumption...

China market: FIH Mobile sets up electric car rental service company in Hangzhou

Newswatch - Dec 2, 21:54

FIH Mobile, a mobile device maker under the Foxconn Group, has invested CNY1.2 billion (US$187.57 million) to set up an electric car rental service company in Hangzhou, China, according to media reports in China.

Quanta Storage lands orders for TM5 robots

Newswatch - Dec 2, 21:52

Quanta Storage, a subsidiary of Quanta Computer, has landed orders for its TM5 robots during the ongoing IREX 2015, an international robot exhibition currently being held in Tokyo.

The TM5 industrial robot

Wistron lands tourism-related cloud computing service orders in Southeast Asia

Dec 1, 15:15

Wistron's cloud computing service business has cooperated with outside partners and developed cloud computing services for tourism. Its airport service apps for travelers and backend services have landed procurement orders from Southeast Asia and will start operating the services in the first half...

Samsung to add IoT support in all products in 2020

Nov 27, 16:15

Samsung Electronics is looking to make 90% of its ultra-thin LCD TVs and mobile devices support Internet of Things (IoT) applications prior to 2017 and, by 2020 all of Samsung's products will feature IoT support, according to president of Samsung Taiwan's solution business Gary Wu.

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