AMD unveils upcoming server strategy and roadmap
Jun 18, 15:24
AMD has publicly disclosed its strategy and roadmap to recapture market share in enterprise and data center servers by unveiling products that address key technologies and meet the requirements of the fastest-growing data center and cloud computing workloads.
Chunghwa Telecom breaks ground for data center in northern Taiwan
Jun 17, 16:18
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on June 17 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a flagship Internet and cloud computing data center located in New Taipei City, northern Taiwan, with completion scheduled for the end of 2014 and operation to begin in 2015, according to the company.
Wistron to step into medical inspection instruments
Jun 17, 10:33
Wistron will step into production of non-invasive medical examination instruments by establishing a medical business group by the end of 2013 as well as investing in or acquiring relevant businesses, company chairman Simon Lin has said.
Advantech steps into intelligent services with long-term outlook
Jun 14, 15:32
Industrial PC maker Advantech has stepped into providing intelligent services and expects the business to begin to substantially generate revenues and profits in five years, company chairman KC Liu said at the 2013 shareholders meeting on June 13.
Inventec aims to ship 30 million PC-products in 2014
Jun 14, 12:11
Inventec aims to ship 20 million notebooks and other PC-related products in 2013 and expects shipments to increase 50% to 30 million units in 2014 as the company will start shipping new tablets in the fourth quarter of 2013, while its thin-client and all-in-one PC businesses will both enjoy shipment...
Taiwan market: Server shipments in 1Q13 down, says IDC
Jun 11, 16:49
There were 14,531 servers shipped in the Taiwan market during the first quarter of 2013, decreasing 17% on quarter and 7% on year, while the corresponding shipment value of US$63.8 million slipped 18% on quarter and 0.4% on year, according to IDC Taiwan.
Lite-On Technology reports May consolidated revenues of NT$16 billion
Jun 10, 14:29
Lite-On Technology has announced May consolidated revenues of the parent company and its subsidiaries of NT$16.49 billion (US$553 million), showing a sequential growth of 1%. Consolidated May revenues of the parent company were NT$10.31 billion, representing an on-month growth of 4% compared to Apri...
Servers with 64-bit ARM processor to become popular at the end of 2013
Jun 7, 10:13
Although Intel platforms are still the mainstream in the server industry, since 64-bit products have a broader range of applications, and ARM has been aggressively promoting related products, sources from the server industry expect more 64-bit ARM-based products to appear in the market between the...
Global marketers believe online video more efficient than TV, says Be On
Jun 6, 19:31
The majority of online video spending in the last 12 months come coming from budgets previously reserved for TV advertising, according to a recent worldwide study conducted by Be On, the new AOL global branded content business. The research firm said although TV is considered a key awareness driver,...
Over 1 billion Android phones to ship in 2017, says Canalys
Jun 6, 12:03
Worldwide smartphone shipments are set to top 1.5 billion units in 2017, contributing 73% to overall mobile phone shipments, according to Canalys. Shipments of Android models will exceed one million units to account for 67.1% of the total smartphones shipped during the year, said Canalys.
MSI to push for shipment growth in all product lines in 2013
Jun 5, 20:51
Micro-Star International (MSI) expects its motherboard, graphics card, notebook and tablet shipments to grow significantly on year in 2013 as it has finalized its business organization and new product strategies for the year, according to Charles Jiang, MSI executive vice president.
Global tablet shipments to grow 62% in 2013, says MIC
May 31, 15:08
There will be 182 million notebooks shipped globally in 2013, decreasing 5.3% on year, while tablet shipments will increase 62.2% to 228 million, according to the Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) under the government-sponsored Institute for Information Industry.
InnoDisk, Aptos team up for industrial embedded use SSDs
May 31, 14:55
InnoDisk, which specializes in flash storage devices for industrial applications and embedded systems, has teamed up with backend service provider Aptos Technology to develop a new SSD lineup for industrial embedded systems.
Mobile computing devices to spur SSD market growth, says LSI
May 31, 13:48
A fundamental shift from PC computing toward computing on mobile devices will create huge demand for related devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and data centers for cloud computing. Many suppliers of NAND flash device controller ICs have expressed optimism about growth in demand coming from...
Facebook OCP creating competition for Taiwan hardware makers
May 27, 16:08
Although Facebook's Open Compute Project (OCP) is expected to benefit Taiwan-based ODMs in terms of shipping servers directly to Internet players, sources from the server industry are concerned that the ODMs will see increasing competition in the future as joining the project means that the ODMs have...
Samsung, Lenovo partner with Taiwan suppliers for cloud computing industry
May 27, 15:22
Lenovo, which is set to become a first-tier vendor in the cloud computing datacenter industry within three years, has reportedly cooperated with Inventec for related product manufacturing, while Samsung Electronics has also partnered with Taiwan-based suppliers to enter the industry; however Inventec...
Facebook sets up OCP Taiwan
May 24, 15:20
Facebook on May 23 established Open Compute Project (OCP) Taiwan in a bid to attract Taiwan-based hardware makers and promote industry standards for cloud computing data center equipment, according to the government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). ITRI said it is talking...
Asustek, Chunghwa Telecom cooperate to provide cloud computing services
May 22, 14:23
Asustek Computer on May 21 signed an MoU with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) for cooperation to set up a supply chain for cloud computing services in Taiwan and overseas markets, with the supply chain aimed to consist of about 1,000 Taiwan-based hardware and software suppliers, according to Asustek.
Ruggedized PC vendors eyeing 7- to 8-inch tablet market
May 17, 16:09
As 7- to 8-inch displays are expected to become a new specification for ruggedized tablets in 2014, vendors, such as Taiwan-based Getac Technology and Japan-based Panasonic, are eyeing the market for such devices.
Quanta adopts low profile about cloud computing business
May 15, 20:09
Quanta Computer Chairman Barry Lam, at the company's recent inventors meeting, has stopped talking about the company's cloud computing business lineup and only said that the business is a very sensitive topic at the moment.
Foxconn to become major investor in fiber-optic venture
May 13, 21:44
Taiwan-based fiber-optic cable maker Tai Tung Communication, the major shareholder of The Taiwan Intelligent Fiber Optic Network Consortium (Taifo), has announced it is giving purchasing priority of its paid-in capital increase to Hon Yun Development & Investment, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics...
Inventec acquires orders from new server clients for 2H13
May 13, 21:36
Inventec at its investor meeting on May 13 revealed that the company has acquired server orders from a new client for the second half and though Inventec refused to name the client, some market watchers believe the orders were shifted from other ODMs.
Advantech sees April revenues grow 16% on year
May 13, 15:19
Industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech has reported April consolidated revenues of NT$2.529 billion (US$84 million), an increase of 16.34% compared to NT$2.173 billion reported in April 2012. Accumulated consolidated revenues from January-April were NT$9.132 billion, up 8.4% compared to NT$8.424 billion...
Arbor Technology to tap Southeast Asia market
May 7, 19:52
Arbor Technology, a Taiwan-based maker of embedded and industrial computing devices, will extend focus marketing from the North America market currently to Southeast Asia specifically for computing devices for medical applications, according to the company.
Micron intros new PCIe SSD for data centers
May 3, 11:22
Micron Technology has announced a new PCIe enterprise solid state drive (SSD) which it claims will improve overall performance in enterprise servers, appliances and storage platforms.
Promise expects 15-30% revenue growth for cloud storage in 2013
May 3, 10:39
Promise Technology, a Taiwan-based provider of RAID storage solutions, expects its revenues from cloud computing storage solutions in 2013 to increase on year by 15-30%, company chairman and CEO James Lee said at a May 2 investors conference.
AMD announces new embedded G-series SoC
Apr 24, 14:08
AMD has announced its new embedded G-series system-on-chip (SoC) platform, a single-chip solution based on the next-generation Jaguar CPU architecture and AMD Radeon 8000 series graphics.
Lenovo seeking help from Taiwan ODMs for the server industry
Apr 23, 09:56
With Lenovo reportedly talking with IBM about the the acquisition of IBM's server business, sources from the upstream supply chain pointed out that the China-based vendor has already been seeking cooperation with Taiwan-based server ODMs to establish a joint venture for the development of server-related...
Quanta Computer lands orders for own-brand servers from Alibaba, Sina
Apr 11, 20:27
Quanta Computer has secured orders for own-brand servers for use in cloud computing data centers from Alibaba, the largest China-based e-commerce operator, and Sina, a large China-based web portal, and is talking about such orders with several China-based Internet service providers, according to Taiwan-based...
Wistron reports rising March revenues
Apr 9, 14:30
Notebook ODM firm Wistron saw March consolidated revenues reach NT$60.88 billion (US$2.02 billion), showing a sequential increase of 37.07% and an on-year increase of 11.18%. The March revenues rose due to increases in notebook and smartphone shipments, according to the firm.
Gigabyte sees growth in March revenues
Apr 9, 13:50
Gigabyte Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$4.43 billion (US$147.54 million) for March, up 30.3% on month and 8.96% on year, while revenues reached NT$12.4 billion for the first quarter, up 15.9% on year.
Intel to showcase latest technology in IDF 2013 Beijing
Mar 29, 14:00
Intel's annual IDF in Beijing, China, will be held from April 10-11 and hosted by Ian Yang, president of Intel China. Top company executives such as senior vice president Kirk Skaugen, vice president Hermann Eul and CTO Justin Rattner will give speeches about the latest platform products and business...
Arbor Technology expects growing revenues from medical applications
Mar 29, 13:56
Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) firm Arbor Technology has reported that revenues from medical applications accounted for 38% of total revenues in 2012. According to company CEO, Eric Lee, the medical application market is growing rapidly and the firm aims to increase revenues from the market to above...
Inventec sees clients asking to place server orders directly
Mar 28, 12:27
As placing orders directly to ODMs is gradually becoming a trend among large Internet players, Inventec has revealed that a few clients have been asking about directly placing orders, skipping their original server brand partners. However, Inventec pointed out that the company will continue to keep...
Embedded system makers eyeing medical applications
Mar 26, 14:05
Taiwan-based embedded system makers such as Advantech, ICP Electronics, Arbor Technology, Avalue Technology, and Unitech have been aggressive in developing the medical application market. Industry sources noted that the global medical related embedded system application market is likely to show significant...
Taiwan server firms shift into spotlight
Mar 25, 12:16
Demand growth in the global PC market continues to slow down but the server market has been maintaining steady growth. International chipmakers have noted that the server market will likely see a wave of equipment replacement in 2013 and Taiwan-based major ODM firms and developers such as Quanta Computer,...
Commentary: Taiwan cloud industrial parks to face reality check
Mar 20, 15:23
In the fourth quarter of 2012, Taiwan's government began announcing projects regarding government cloud services. In January 2013, the governments of Taipei and New Taipei City both announced plans to cooperate with international software and hardware firms to build cloud clusters and industrial par...