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Quanta Computer exclusively supplies VCE with servers used in VxRack System, say Taiwan makers

May 19, 22:00

Quanta Computer has become VCE's exclusive supplier of servers used in its VxRack System, a hyper-converged rack-scale system for private cloud applications unveiled by VCE in early May, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

US companies seize greater control over key technologies in robot-assisted surgery, says MIC

May 19, 15:04

Vendors from the US and Europe have strong R&D capabilities in medical robot development, and out of the top 30 vendors, 21 are based in the US, four in Europe and five in the rest of the world, according to MIC.

Acer to showcase IoT solutions for car in 3Q15 with ATS

May 18, 13:58

Acer is set to showcase its new Internet of things (IoT) solutions for cars that it has developed jointly with Germany-based Advanced Telematic Systems (ATS) in the third quarter, said Maverick Shih, head of Acer's BYOC and tablet businesses.

Worldwide PELS market declines in 1Q15, says IDC

May 15, 16:20

Worldwide personal and entry-level storage (PELS) shipments declined 6.4% on year and 13.6% sequentially, finishing the first quarter of 2015 with 17.6 million units, according to the IDC Worldwide Personal and Entry Level Storage Tracker. Shipment values declined along with shipments, down 11.6% from...

Compal to establish holding company for IPC business

May 12, 16:09

Compal Electronics chairman Ray Chen stated during an investors conference on May 11 that the company will accelerate its pace for acquiring or investing in industrial PC (IPC) players and the company will also establish a holding company for the acquired or invested in industrial PC companies. The...

Taiwan server players look to expand into China

May 12, 15:42

Taiwan server players such as Inventec, Mitac International and AIC are optimistic about China's server market and have been accelerating their expansion into the market, while Quanta Computer is reportedly planning to form a deeper relationship with China-based server vendor Inspur and Wiwynn will...

Acer targeting China, India, Malaysia and the Philippines for BYOC business

May 11, 15:30

Taiwan-based Acer is looking to export its cloud computing services to other countries and has targeted China, India, Malaysia and the Philippines as it looks for local system integrators for cooperation. Acer's president of Pan-Asia Pacific Regional Operation Oliver Ahrens noted that the company is...

Mitac Holdings April revenues hit record

May 11, 11:03

Mitac Holdings brought in consolidated revenues of NT$5.905 billion (US$192 million) for April, hitting a monthly record and increasing 15.39% on month and 41.03% on year, according to the company.

Advantech reports revenues for April

Stockwatch - May 8, 15:51

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.27 billion (US$106.56 million) for April 2015, representing a 3.52% drop on month and 3.77% increase on year.

Microsoft to release server orders, say Taiwan makers

May 8, 15:00

Microsoft, in line with increasing cloud computing services, has been setting up data centers and is expected to soon release new orders for related hardware for the second half of 2015, according to sources with Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Dialog, Foxconn SiP subsidiary to invest in Dyna Image

May 6, 21:58

Dialog Semiconductor, which focuses on power management IC solutions, has announced plans to acquire a 40% stake in Taiwan-based Dyna Image, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lite-On Semiconductor.

The mbed IoT ecosystem: Q&A with ARM CEO Simon Segars

May 6, 11:16

Through intensified cooperation with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and MediaTek, semiconductor IP provider ARM performed well in 2014, seeing its clients ship over 12 billion units of ARM-based SoCs and over 550 million units of Mali-based GPUs, mostly to mobile devices such as...

ARM CEO Simon Segars

Quanta pushing into private cloud solutions for revenue growth

May 4, 21:47

White-box server vendor Quanta Computer has recently started accelerating its private cloud computing solution development, looking to expand its sales in 2016 and the move is expected to directly affect Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell.

Tencent partners with Bank of Beijing, says report

Apr 29, 21:44

China-based Tencent has signed contracts with Bank of Beijing for a strategic partnership. The bank will provide CNY10 billion (US$1.61 billion) to support Tencent's Internet+ project in Beijing, China, according to reports from China media.

Digitimes Research: Networking chipset vendors to focus on ARM-based server processors

Apr 29, 11:16

Networking chipset vendors including Broadcom, Cavium and Applied Micro Circuit (AMCC) have taken the initiative to replace PowerPC and MIPS architectures with ARM's for developments of server processor solutions for new networking communication equipment, including SDN (software-defined networking)...

Communications and computer systems to drive IC sales across all regions, says IC Insights

Apr 27, 15:05

Communication and computer systems are forecast to account for the greatest percentage of IC sales in every geographic region – Americas, Europe, Japan and Asia-Pacific – in 2015, according to IC Insights.

Acer showcases range of new products in New York

Apr 24, 15:40

Acer has unveiled more than 40 new products, including smart bracelets, smartphones, tablets, PCs, projectors and cloud application products at a product presentation held in New York recently.

Acer CEO Jason Chen

IoT to drive semiconductor growth, says TSMC co-CEO

Apr 22, 10:52

Internet of Things (IoT) will be the semiconductor industry's next growth driver, spurring demand for chip components for use in applications particularly automotive, medical/healthcare and smart family, according to TSMC president and co-CEO CC Wei.

CC Wei

Worldwide cloud IT infrastructure market grows 14.4% in 4Q14 as service providers continue to expand their datacenters, says IDC

Apr 20, 16:08

According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, total cloud IT infrastructure spending (server, disk storage, and Ethernet switch) grew by 14.4% on year to US$8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, accounting for approximately 30% of all IT infrastructure spend, up from about...

Delta showcasing industrial solutions at Hannover Messe

Apr 16, 16:01

Delta Electronics is showcasing its industrial automation, energy management and smart grid solutions as well as demonstrating its Scara industrial robot at the Hannover Messe show, in Hannover, Germany, from April 13-17. Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has also sent executives to...

China data center server standard project 3.0 to announce at year-end 2015

Apr 14, 14:08

The third version of China's data center server technology standard project led by China-based Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent are set to be announced at the end of 2015 and the project will cover more standards and adopt a modularized design to help reduce China data centers' server purchasing costs, according...

Tencent to partner with Shanghai government to establish smart IoT city, says report

Apr 13, 21:58

The government of Shanghai, China and China-based Internet service player Tencent have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly push Shanghai's Internet of things (IoT) infrastructure and enhance the city's smart services. The two firms are looking to help the city to feature a friendly environment...

Asia Pacific becomes frontline for IoT with US$583 billion market opportunity by 2020, says IDC

Apr 13, 16:00

The Asia Pacific Internet of Things (IoT) industry will continue its strong growth, with the number of units, or "things," connected to increase from 3.1 billion to 8.6 billion by 2020. Over this same period, the total Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) market size will increase from US$250...

Notebook ODMs partnering with IoT startups

Apr 13, 15:32

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs have been accelerating their paces building partnerships with Internet of things (IoT) startup companies and are providing financial, production and technological support to these players, looking to enhance their presence in the industry. The ODMs are expected to achieve...

Mitac, AIC see strong March revenue thanks to cloud computing datacenter demand

Apr 10, 15:48

Thanks to rising cloud computing server shipments, Taiwan-based server players Miatc International and AIC both announced strong revenue performances for March 2015, with Mitac's revenues growing 16.42% on month to NT$5.12 billion (US$164.08 million) and AIC rising 10.43% on month to NT$688 million.

Advantech revenues increase in March

Stockwatch - Apr 9, 16:04

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.393 billion (US$109.04 million) for March 2015, representing a 43.95% increase on month and 9.5% increase on year.

Acer partners with Taiwan venture fund AppWorks for IoT business

Apr 9, 11:51

Acer has announced it will cooperate with Taiwan-based venture fund AppWorks, combining Acer's Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform with AppWorks' resources to incubate start-up companies for the Internet of Things (IoT). Acer's general manager of BYOC business Robert Wang said that Acer has already...

Tapping into OTT video growth key for pay TV, says ABI Research

Apr 7, 16:15

The pay TV market has been struggling with increasing customer churn and maintaining ARPU, and is forecast for only 3.7% CAGR through 2020, according to ABI Research. In contrast, OTT video continues its strong growth, and should see around 26% total revenue growth in 2015, with 24% CAGR through 2019...

Santa Fe cellular-enabled smart water meter project is first of its kind, IHS says

Apr 2, 14:59

The city of Santa Fe recently chose Badger Meter's BEACON smart water meter solution, for full installation across all their water meter endpoints, including both residential and commercial customers. The foundation for the project is a cellular-enabled smart meter, which can be installed and immediately...

HP-Foxconn partnership to fuel competition in datacenter market in 2H15

Apr 2, 11:32

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has recently unveiled its new Cloudline series cloud computing servers, manufactured and developed by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and the two firms' cooperation is expected to fuel competition in the datacenter server industry in the second half of 2015, according...

HP-Foxconn partnership to fuel competition in the datacenter industry

Growth of solar and wind industry to increasingly rely on IoT-based technologies and services, says ABI Research

Apr 1, 15:59

According to ABI Research, growth of the solar and wind industry will increasingly rely on adoption of IoT-based technologies and services. ABI Research expects IoT connected wind and solar installations to grow at a CAGR of 21% between 2014-2020 with the total number of connections growing from the...

Wistron invests in Arbor Technology

Apr 1, 15:20

Wistron has announced an investment of NT$246 million (US$7.8 million) in Arbor Technology for a 10.69% stake to become the largest corporate shareholder. Arbor makes industrial embedded/networking computing devices and ruggedized computing devices.

Inventec to build server plants in Southeast Asia and Japan, says chairman

Mar 31, 14:52

In addition to India, Inventec is also planning to establish plants in Southeast Asia and Japan for server production, mainly to serve its clients' demand, according to company chairman Richard Lee.

Worldwide integrated infrastructure and platform revenues rise 19.4% in 4Q14, says IDC

Mar 27, 15:40

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Integrated Infrastructure and Platform Tracker, vendor revenues for the worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms market increased 19.4% on year to US$2.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014. The market generated 1.2EB (exabytes) of new capacity during...

Chicony achieves net profits of NT$4.08 billion in 2014; sees growing contribution from IoT products

Mar 27, 15:13

Chicony Electronics reported revenues of NT$80.11 billion (US$2.56 billion) for 2014 with gross profits reaching NT$12.55 billion, operating profits NT$4.68 billion, net profits NT$4.08 billion and EPS NT$6.22. The company will distribute dividends totaling NT$4.70 for 2014 with NT$0.05 in stock and...

Avalue Technology aims at medical applications

Mar 27, 10:44

Embedded computing and industrial computer maker Avalue Technology aims to become a leading provider of industrial computing solutions for medical applications, the company said at a March 26 investors conference.

Getac chairman expects over 15% on-year growth in rugged PC shipments in 2015

Mar 26, 22:20

Rugged PC vendor Getac Technology, an affiliate of the Mitac Group, is expected to achieve on-year shipment growth of at least 15% in 2015, higher than the rugged PC market's average growth of 5-10%. The company recently started shipping products to new clients and expects rugged PC products to contribute...

Foxconn teams up with Tencent, China Harmony Auto to tap into smart electric vehicle market

Mar 24, 15:09

Foxconn Electronics has signed a strategic agreement with China-based Internet service provider Tencent Holdings and luxury auto dealer China Harmony Auto Holding for tapping the Internet-connected smart electric vehicle market.

Google, AOpen to release solutions for IPC products

Mar 24, 15:08

Google and Taiwan-based AOpen have jointly developed solutions for digital signage and industrial PC applications, and they are expected to be released in the second quarter.

Acer Octon seeking cooperation with top-3 telecom carriers in North America

Mar 23, 11:50

Acer Octon, a joint venture established in November 2014 by Taiwan-based IT vendor Acer and US-based multimedia application developer Octon, will soon announce the outcomes of talks it has been holding with the three largest telecom carriers in North America about cooperation, according to company...

Taiwan market: Server shipments in 2014 valued at NT$11.11 billion, says IDC

Mar 20, 14:10

Servers shipped in the Taiwan market in 2014 were worth NT$11.11 billion (US$352 million), growing 18.3% on year. NT$8.88 billion or 79.9% was due to brand vendors and NT$2.23 billion or 20.1% to direct-sale white-box ODMs, according to IDC Taiwan.

Asustek recruiting new blood for emerging businesses

Mar 19, 13:32

Asustek Computer is planning to hire 1,000 new employees in 2015 starting March as the company has been aggressively expanding its emerging businesses such as Internet of things (IoT) and wearable devices. Asustek currently has about 10,000 employees worldwide.

Asustek recruiting new blood for emerging businesses

Taiwan white-box server makers land orders from Apple

Mar 18, 15:32

Apple has joined the Facebook-established Open Compute Project in line with its plans to set up new cloud data centers and replace servers used in existing data centers. Some Taiwan-based white-box server makers have obtained orders from Apple and will begin shipments soon, according to Taiwan-based...

Compute and data hungry applications drive EMEA server spending growth of 3.4%, says IDC

Mar 16, 16:15

In the fourth quarter of 2014 the EMEA server market continued the strong growth seen in the past few quarters, reporting US$3.7 billion in revenues and 630,000 units shipped, for on-year growth of 1.2% and 4.4% respectively, according to IDC. For the full year 2014, revenues were US$128 billion and...

Advantech revenues drop in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:13

Advantech Company has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.357 billion (US$74.7 million) for February 2015, representing a 22.77% drop on month and 0.64% drop on year.

Server demand from emerging markets rising

Mar 9, 15:41

Demand from emerging markets such as Russia and China for white-box servers directly supplied from ODMs has been increasing, pushing related ODMs to accelerate their paces on establishing full product lineups, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Adlink reports strong profit growth for 2014

Mar 9, 11:11

Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology has posted net EPS of NT$3.21 for 2014 and will distribute a dividend per share of NT$2.80.

MWC: Acer Octon promotes SDN-based business communication solutions

Mar 6, 10:59

Acer Octon, a joint venture between Acer and US-based multimedia application developer Octon, demonstrated its new cloud-based PBX business-use communication solution at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015.

Acer Octon president James Sha

Mitac expected to see growing cloud computing sales in 2015

Mar 5, 14:26

Mitac Computing Technology, a cloud computing affiliate of the Mitac Group, is expected to achieve a double-digit percentage growth on year in 2015. In addition to increased cooperation with system integrator clients, the company also sees its server and storage OEM business growing, according to sources...

The Mitac Group is expected to see growing sales in 2015

Nvidia invites Tesla CEO to chat on smart automobile industry at GTC 2015

Mar 5, 14:07

Nvidia has invited Telsa CEO Elon Musk to participate in its upcoming GPU Technology Conference (GTC), hosted from March 17-20 and join with its CEO Jen-Hsun Huang to have an in-depth talk over the future of the smart automobile industry.

Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia CEO
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    The Computex show will host from June 2-6 and will focus on three major topics: IoT, mobile applications and cloud computing technology.

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