Digitimes Research: Launch of Android-based Pepper to ramp up market size
Jul 27, 15:15
SoftBank's launch of Android-based Pepper service robots will encourage Android software developers to develop applications for Pepper, which in return will help ramp up Pepper's market size and its ecosystem, according to a Digitimes Research report on the latest market trends in Japan's digital home...
Pepper enters Taiwan service market
Jul 26, 11:03
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has started selling its Pepper robot in Taiwan via its subsidiary and will initially focus on the B2B market mainly. Several Taiwan-based telecom carriers, banks and hypermarts have placed orders with a total volume of over 100 units.
Panasonic to enter robot control industry
Jul 21, 12:39
Panasonic has announced plans to cross into the robot control equipment market as the company is optimistic about demand for robots from they factory and medical care segments and the company expects the market's scale to reach several tens of billions of yen by 2020, according to a Japan-based Kyodo...
Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to introduce Pepper into local market
Newswatch - Jul 21, 12:29
Asia Pacific Telecom, one of the five 4G mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will officially introduce Pepper, a service robot jointly developed by SoftBank and Foxconn Electronics, into the Taiwan market on July 25, with the availability of the robot to begin in September, according to a Chinese-language...
HTC to participate in US-sponsored AWRI program
Jul 20, 14:13
HTC has announced that it will participate in the Advanced Wireless Research Initiative (AWRI) program launched jointly by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and National Science Foundation of the US.
VIA joins 3rd-party payment market in Taiwan, says paper
Newswatch - Jul 19, 16:12
VIA Technologies' subsidiary Chander Electronics will invest in Taiwan-based third-party payment solution provider Neweb Technologies and will spend NT$690 million (US$21.58 million) to purchase 18.14 million shares at a price of NT$38 per share. The investment will allow Chander to hold a 58.88% stake...
Huaxintong Semiconductor licenses ARMv8-A architecture
Jul 15, 11:07
Huaxintong Semiconductor Technology of China has licensed ARM's v8-A architecture to accelerate advanced server chipset technologies in China's server market, according to ARM. The multi-year license will enable China-based companies to deliver ARM-based server technologies in their home market, enabling...
Microsoft, Google, Amazon pushing new datacenter establishments in 2H16
Jul 14, 11:55
Microsoft, Google and Amazon have been aggressively pushing the cloud computing service market and are expected to establish more datacenters in the second half of 2016. Microsoft is particularly aggressive and is planning to announce five new datacenter locations in the near future, raising its number...
Lenovo reportedly to supply servers to Microsoft datacenters
Jul 11, 22:04
Lenovo reportedly has become a server supplier of Microsoft's datacenters and is the software giant's fifth supplier following Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, a server subsidiary of Wistron. However, related players all declined to comment on their orders.
Advantech reports increased revenues for June
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:12
Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.889 billion (US$120.76 million) for June 2016, representing a 10.44% increase on month and 4.25% increase on year.
Air compressor maker Lida optimistic about Industry 4.0
Jul 7, 14:58
Air compressor maker Lida Machine Equipment has been selling its products via in-house brands such as Lida and Louwei in China and expects the Industry 4.0 concept to bring more business opportunities and help it to expand overseas.
Acer to partner with Taiwan university to push BeingNet learning
Jul 7, 13:49
Acer has announced it will cooperate with Taiwan's Fo Guang University to include Acer's BeingNet learning system as compulsory courses. Acer founder Stan Shih said the US has been pushing the Hour of Code activity to help students build a basic understanding of computer science and Taiwan should also...
Lenovo plans to have joint venture produce servers
Jul 5, 22:06
Lenovo plans to have LCFC (Hefei) Electronics Technology, a notebook joint-venture established with Taiwan-based ODM Compal Electronics, undertake production of servers, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
EMEA cloud IT infrastructure revenues grow 17.6% in 1Q16, says IDC
Jul 5, 16:05
According to the IDC WW Quarterly Cloud Infrastructure Tracker, IT infrastructure spending (server, disk storage, and Ethernet switch) for public and private cloud in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) grew by 17.6% on year to EUR1.3 billion (US$1.45 billion) in the first quarter of 2016.
BeingNet Alliance establishes medical application wing
Jul 5, 12:10
Acer founder Stan Shih on July 4 announced the establishment of a medical application net for BeingNet Alliance and has invited Taiwan's ex-premier Simon Chang to be the chairman of the alliance. Prior to the medical application net, the alliance already established an application net for agriculture...
Meaningful use cases help spur spending on IoT in CEE, says IDC
Jun 27, 15:58
In a new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide, IDC forecasts that organizations in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) will invest more than US$11.2 billion in Internet of Things (IoT) hardware, software, services, and connectivity this year. And IDC expects IoT revenues...
Acer achieves breakthroughs in non-PC businesses, says chairman
Jun 24, 15:59
Acer chairman George Huang has said the company's new business development is heading to the right direction and has achieved breakthroughs in areas including virtual reality (VR), medical care and robot. However, the company's transformation will still need some more time to be completed.
Google plans to use renewable energy for data center expansion in Taiwan
Jun 23, 14:50
Google has not changed plans to expand its existing data center in central Taiwan, but plans to purchase renewable energy instead of constructing a power plant, and hopes to help the Taiwan government set up a renewable energy certification system, according to the company's Director of Operations,...
Inventec to ship drones and service robots in 2H16
Jun 21, 21:58
Inventec will begin shipping drones and service robots in the second half of 2016, but these new product lines will only have a limited contribution to revenues, according to David Ho, general manager of Inventec Appliances.
Wistron expects strong 2016, say executives
Jun 16, 16:05
Wistron chairman Simon Lin is optimistic the company's 2016 operations will improve significantly and its revenue ratio for the first and second halves of 2016 will reach 45:55, changing from 50:50 in 2015 because of seasonality and strong revenue contribution from the smartphone and server business...
Lenovo Taiwan eyes growth in PC and server businesses
Jun 16, 14:40
Lenovo is aiming to increase its PC sales in Taiwan by 10% on year in 2016 and is also looking to raise its share in Taiwan's server market by 10pp, according to Lenovo Taiwan's general manager Ted Chen. Sources from channel retailers believe Lenovo is likely to begin price competition in order to...
Taiwan notebook ODMs look to strong shipments in June, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 13, 16:24
The top-four Taiwan-based notebook ODMs, Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec, are expected to see their notebook shipments remain strong in June after posting strong gains in May, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Advantech revenues increase in May
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:00
Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.521 billion (US$109.36 million) for May 2016, representing a 6.68% increase on month and 17.2% increase on year.
ASRock expects growing performance in 2016
Jun 8, 10:58
ASRock had an unsatisfactory performance in 2015 due to decreased motherboard shipments in China and increased expenses on server and industrial PC (IPC) investments; however, the company expects its operation to be stable in 2016 as its motherboard team in China has been completely reorganized, while...
Internet services players eye digital signage opportunity
Jun 6, 22:56
The competition in the consumer-level cloud computing application market is growing fierce and several players have turned to strengthening their digital signage products for the business opportunity, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Insyde intros flagship UEFI BIOS
Jun 1, 12:05
Insyde Software has announced that its flagship UEFI product, InsydeH2O, is now ready for system and device manufacturers to test the Windows 10 Anniversary Update targeted to be released this summer by Microsoft.
Computex looks to take on new identity
May 31, 08:51
This year's Computex Taipei 2016 will mark a turning point for Asia's biggest tradeshow, as Taiwan begins asserting itself as being not only the center of the global ICT supply chain but also as a key partner for building the global technology ecosystem and driving innovation. This new positioning...
Computex 2016: Nvidia promotes Pascal GPUs
May 30, 16:07
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, at the company's pre-Computex 2016 press conference on May 30, talked about its latest Pascal-based GPUs, which have been broadly adopted in applications including datacenters, car-use electronics and deep-learning platforms.
Computex 2016: Quanta, Wiwynn to showcase OCP- and RSA-based rack servers
May 27, 11:27
Quanta Computer and Wiwynn will exhibit 19-inch rack servers compatible with OCP (Open Compute Project) standards, as well as other server models based on Intel's Rack Scale Architecture (RSA), in a bid to tout direct-sale orders from enterprise users during Computex 2016, according to industry sour...
Server management SoC provider Aspeed to see revenues grow 25-30% in 2016
Newswatch - May 25, 21:53
Taiwan-based remote server management SoC provider Aspeed Technology is expected to see its revenues grow 25-30% on year in 2016 after it completes the acquisition of Broadcom's Emulex Pilot chipset business unit in September, according to company chairman and CEO Chris Lin.