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    Green energy | 6h 41min ago

  • Taiwan August manufacturing production index up on month, year, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | 8h 53min ago

  • Nvidia CEO denies competing with partnering graphics vendors with Founder Edition

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  • Digitimes Research: IoT devices to reach cumulative volume of 38-50 billion units in 2020

    Before Going to Press | 7h 4min ago

  • Taiwan August manufacturing production index up on month, year, says MOEA

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  • IC distributors look to brisk 4Q16 results

    Before Going to Press | 7h 6min ago

  • PTI buys equipment for wafer-level packaging

    Before Going to Press | 7h 8min ago

  • China polysilicon makers lower prices to below CNY90/kg

    Before Going to Press | 7h 9min ago

  • Taiwan market: Asustek Computer to launch ZenBook 3 series

    Before Going to Press | 7h 11min ago

  • Japan market: JDI may release shares to Sharp

    Before Going to Press | 7h 33min ago

  • TSMC orders equipment for NT$2.32 billion

    Before Going to Press | 7h 35min ago

  • Asustek , Gigabyte expected to ship around 17.5 million motherboards in 2016

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  • India market: Foxconn to produce smartphones for OnePlus in India in 4Q16

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Worldwide security appliance market growth driven by strong UTM performance in 1H16, says IDC

Sep 27, 12:39

The total security appliance market showed positive year-over-year growth in both vendor revenues and unit shipments for the second quarter of 2016, according to IDC. Worldwide vendor revenues in the second quarter increased 5.8% year over year to US$2.75 billion, and shipments grew 15.2% year over...

Digitimes Research: China starts tightening up control on third-party payment service companies

Sep 26, 16:51

The enactment of the administrative measures on non-financial institutions by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) in 2010 has since then resulted in a proliferation of more than 200 third-party payment service companies in China. However, a number of financial risk indexes in China have climbed along...

Digitimes Research: Shipments of VR video-enabled smartphones, bundled VR devices to soar in 4Q16

Sep 23, 12:29

The penetration rate of VR-enabled smartphones and tablets, as well as shipments of VR devices bundled with gaming consoles or PCs will continue to soar in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

ITRI cooperates with Nvidia to develop self-driving technology

Sep 22, 22:13

The government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on September 21 signed an MoU with Nvidia for technological partnership to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technology, and will initially apply the technology to autonomous driving and smart robots, according to ITRI.

Advantech subject to US ITC patent infringement probe

Sep 22, 14:39

US-based Rockwell Automation has recently filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against Germany-based Smart Software Solutions (3S) and Taiwan-based industrial computing device maker Advantech alleging 3S's CoDeSys software, used in industrial automation control, infringes...

Server shipments expected to pick up as Internet service providers place orders

Sep 22, 14:27

With Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon ready to pull in their new datacenter server orders for the second half, sources from the server-related upstream supply chain expect server shipments to enjoy growth in the last half of 2016 and competition between server players will also start heating...

Mitac to see revenues soar 15-20% sequentially in 3Q16

Newswatch - Sep 22, 14:22

Mitac International is expected to see its revenues grow 15-20% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016, buoyed by increasing server orders from brand vendors and datacenter clients, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

China market: Huawei striving to develop cloud datacenter business

Sep 21, 10:57

Huawei plans to inject an annual R&D expenditure of US$1 billion in the next few years to develop its cloud datacenter products, aiming to generate revenues of US$10 billion from cloud-related business by 2020.

EMEA server spending decreases by 3.7% on year in 2Q16, says IDC

Sep 20, 15:32

As reported in IDC's EMEA Server Tracker, in the second quarter of 2016 the EMEA server market reported a moderate on-year decline in vendor revenues of 3.7% to EUR3 billion (US$3.37 million) and a slight on-year increase of 0.8% in units shipped to just over 530,000.

Digitimes Research: Collaborative robots to drive Industry 4.0 smart manufacturing

Sep 20, 14:16

Buoyed by increasing investments by makers and rising popularity in use, collaborative robots, which are designed to promote collaborative operations between human being and machines, are expected to become a major force to push forward Industry 4.0 smart manufacturing, according to Digitimes Resear...

Worldwide public cloud services market to grow 17% in 2016, says Gartner

Sep 19, 15:50

The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.2% in 2016 to total US$208.6 billion, up from US$178 billion in 2015, according to Gartner. The highest growth will come from cloud system infrastructure services or infrastructure as a service (IaaS), which is projected to grow 42.8%...

Business planning in the cloud: Q&A with Anaplan

Sep 14, 17:09

Silicon Valley based Anaplan, a cloud-based planning and performance management platform provider, recently announced it has surpassed a US$100 million revenue run-rate and reached cash flow break-even for the first time since going to market four years ago. This year, the company's revenues have grown...

Anaplan chief marketing officer Grant Halloran

Inspur starts price war for servers in Europe, say Taiwan makers

Sep 14, 15:46

China-based server vendor Inspur Technologies has triggered price-cut competition for servers used in cloud data centers in Europe, looking to expand in Europe's cloud computing server market. Inspur's action has alarmed server vendors worldwide and vendors have been checking with upstream suppliers...

Advantech revenues rise in August

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 16:08

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.581 billion (US$114.06 million) for August 2016, representing a 8.93% increase on month and 15.64% increase on year.

Western Digital, Unisplendour form joint venture

Sep 9, 13:53

Western Digital and Unisplendour, a part of China's Tsinghua Unigroup, have announced the launch of their previously-announced joint venture.

IC Insights cuts IoT semiconductor market forecast

Sep 9, 10:54

IC Insights has trimmed back its semiconductor forecast for Internet of Things system functions over the next four years by about US$1.9 billion, mostly because of lower sales projections for connected cities applications (such as smart electric meters and infrastructure), according to the market research...

Quanta Storage pushing robotic arm products for different applications

Sep 7, 22:44

Taiwan-based IT manufacturers including Delta Electronics, Quanta Storage, a subsidiary of Quanta Computer, Foxnum, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Compal Electronics, showcased their latest innovations during Taipei International Industrial Automation 2016, and...

BMC chip provider Aspeed reports record revenues for August

Newswatch - Sep 7, 14:22

Baseboard management controller (BMC) chipset provider Aspeed Technology saw its revenues grow 15.4% on month and 41% on year to a record high of NT$132 million (US$4.21 million) in August.

IPC maker Ennoconn reports increased sales for August

Newswatch - Sep 5, 16:04

Industry PC supplier Ennoconn has reported revenues of NT$1.254 billion (US$39.61 million) for August, increasing 4.56% on month and 41.21% on year.

Nexcom International lands order for Industry 4.0 solution from China, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 1, 22:22

Industrial computing device maker Nexcom International has obtained an order for an in-house-developed Industry 4.0 solution from OptimumNano Energy, a China-based maker of lithium iron phosphate batteries used in electric vehicles, through cooperation with China-based maker Shenzen Jiayi Precision,...

China manufacturing IoT spending to hit US$128 billion by 2020 as industry shifts from production to services, says IDC

Sep 1, 12:10

Chinese manufacturing enterprises' spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to reach US$127.5 billion by 2020, with a compound average growth rate of 14.7% during 2016 to 2020, according to IDC. Software and services will lead the way for the fast growth of IoT spending in the manufacturing...

Acer invests in 2 startups to expand cloud-based service business

Aug 31, 14:21

Acer has made investments in two startups as it strives to continue expanding its cloud service business.

Enterprise private, public cloud use on the rise, says VMware CEO

Aug 31, 12:01

Enterprises' internally operated IT workloads are decreasing due to increasing use of private and public cloud computing services, and the proportion of IT workloads for internal operation will drop from 75% in 2016 to 50% in 2021 and to 19% in 2030, while private clouds will rise to 20% in 2021 and...

IBM Taiwan expects growth potential in Taiwan, says executive

Aug 30, 14:53

IBM Taiwan hardware business general manager Nelson Lee expects the company to still have a lot of room for growth in the Taiwan hardware market; however, instead of purely selling hardware, IBM Taiwan is focusing mostly on hardware/software-integrated solutions.

Nelson Lee, IBM Taiwan hardware business general manager

Google to use renewable energy in Taiwan datacenter

Aug 26, 11:59

Google will use renewable energy to power a datacenter in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, central Taiwan, the company's global energy policy and strategy director Marsden Hanna said a forum in Taipei recently.

Digitimes Research: Japan IT vendors stepping into IoT business

Aug 25, 10:06

Due to stagnant growth in the Japan IT market, many Japan-based IT vendors have stepped into developing cloud computing-based IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for the Japan market, including Hitachi-developed M2M Traffic Solution, Toshiba-developed Toshiba INdsutry IoT, Fujitsu-developed Fujitsu...

IEI Integration sees increased orders for lottery terminals from Gtech

Stockwatch - Aug 24, 12:26

Industrial computer maker IEI Integration has seen inceases in orders for lottery terminals from US-based vendor Gtech. Shipments, which have already started, will peak in fourth-quarter 2016, company president Jordan Jiang said at an August 23 investors conference.

Digitimes Research: Japan to focus on developing self-driving, medicare and smart-factory industries

Aug 23, 14:57

The Japan Revitalization Strategy 2016 calls for the development of key technologies related to the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), including IoT, robot and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and also aims to push Japan's GDP to reach JPY600 trillion (US$5.992 trillion) by 2021...

IPC maker Parpro reports improved earnings for 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 16, 14:02

Taiwan-based industrial PC maker Parpro has reported net profits of NT$37 million (US$1.18 million) for the second quarter of 2016, increasing 60% from a quarter earlier. Second-quarter EPS stood at NT$0.55.

Apple adds new server suppliers to reduce costs

Aug 16, 11:23

In addition to cutting component quotes for notebooks and smartphones, Apple is planning to reduce its costs from servers. The company has been seeking new server suppliers with lower quotes and expects the move to give its existing server partners pressure on reducing their prices, according to sources...

Aliyun forms strategic cooperation with HTC to develop VR solutions based on cloud computing technology

Aug 9, 21:00

Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun), a cloud service provider belonging to the Alibaba Group, on August 9 announced a strategic cooperation agreement with HTC to develop VR (virtual reality) solutions based cloud technology.

Hiwin July sales affected by seasonal factors

Newswatch - Aug 9, 12:20

Mechanical component and robot maker Hiwin Technologies has reported revenues of NT$1.487 billion (US$47.22 million) for July, down 4% on quarter but up 12.39% on year. The sequential decline in July's sales was a result of seasonal factors, the company said

Advantech revenues rise on year in July

Stockwatch - Aug 8, 15:50

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.287 billion (US$104.39 million) for July 2016, representing a 15.48% drop on month and 3.75% increase on year.

IPC maker Ennoconn sees profits up sharply in 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 8, 11:33

Industry PC supplier Ennoconn saw its net profits increase 16% on quarter and 31% on year to NT$267 million (US$8.46 million) in the second quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$3.78 for the quarter.

IPC maker Ennoconn sees revenues up on-year in July

Newswatch - Aug 4, 15:28

Industry PC supplier Ennoconn has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.199 billion (US$37.79 million) for July, down 8.74% on month but up 36.68% on year.

Chunghwa Telecom inaugurates cloud data center

Aug 1, 15:38

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on July 29 held an inaugural ceremony for a cloud data center in New Taipei City, northern Taiwan, the largest of its kind in Taiwan, according to CHT.

Adlink Technology nets NT$0.70 per share for 1H16

Stockwatch - Jul 29, 10:49

Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology posted net EPS of NT$0.70 for the first half of 2016, CFO Jeff Chou said at a July 28 investors conference.

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...

Taiwan to be flexible in allocating frequency band for IoT, says minister

Jul 27, 11:29

The Taiwan government, specifically for IoT application, will allocate frequency band units based on flexibility and application-oriented considerations, according to minister of transportation and communications Ho-Chen Tan.

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.

Adlink-invested measurement product firm JYTek to push into China, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 25, 15:55

JYTek, a firm with investments from Taiwan-based IPC maker Adlink, will begin operation on July 26. It will focus on measurement products in China and will establish an open platform for measuring, according to a Chinese-language CNA News report.

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...

IPC maker Parpro expected to see strong contribution from aerospace and military businesses in 2017, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 20, 15:34

Taiwan-based industrial PC maker Parpro is expected to see its revenues from the aerospace and military businesses grow significantly in 2017, increasing their combined revenue contribution to 50% in 2017, up from 35% in 2015 due to a replacement trend for airplanes, 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.

Former Acer executive to helm optical fiber sensor startup

Jul 19, 16:43

Former Acer Taiwan's president Towny Huang has recently joined Internet of Things (IoT) startup Citpo Technologies and become the chairman of the firm.

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...

Inventec lands more short lead-time server orders from Alibaba, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 18, 16:20

Inventec has landed more short lead-time server orders from the Alibaba Group and has begun shipping from its new plant in Nanjing, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

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...

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