Google Cloud Platform launched in Taiwan
Apr 16, 11:28
Google has announced the launch of Google Cloud Platform in the Taiwan market, with its Compute Engine, Cloud Storage and Cloud SQL to be available initially.
Cloud-managed Wi-Fi market to reach US$2.5 billion by 2018, says IDC
Apr 11, 14:59
As the traditional worldwide enterprise wireless local area network (WLAN) market experiences relative maturation and the lofty gains of the past two years begin to flatten, the WLAN market for cloud-managed Wi-Fi presents notable growth opportunities in both hardware and services. According to IDC,...
Microsoft may release server orders to Taiwan ODMs
Apr 10, 15:49
Microsoft will set up four additional Azure data centers in 2014 and is expected to expand its procurement orders to server ODMs such as Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, according to Taiwan-based server supply chain makers.
HPC server market growth dips in 2013, says IDC
Mar 26, 15:09
Worldwide factory revenues for the high performance computing (HPC) technical server market declined 7.2% to US$10.3 billion for the full year 2013, down from a record US$11.1 billion in 2012, according to IDC. IDC said it expects the worldwide HPC server market to enjoy a healthy compound annual growth...
Western Digital expects growth in surveillance HDD demand
Mar 25, 14:42
Western Digital expects demand for surveillance hard disc drives (HDD) to grow 10% within the next 3-5 years and the growth will be contributed mainly by the Asia Pacific market, indicating that HDD makers will try to expand their cooperation with system integrators and surveillance product vendors...
Digitimes Research: Comcast to push into new digital home market
Mar 17, 21:08
In addition to its existing Xfinity Triple-Play services, US-based Comcast has recently announced it will cooperate with US-based NRG Energy to offer electricity services. The move is expected to add an additional service to Comcast's packages and help bring in more revenues to the company.
Security appliance revenues jump 6.8% in 4Q13, says IDC
Mar 14, 15:26
According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, factory revenues and units rose in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. Worldwide factory revenues were up 6.8% on year to US$2.4 billion, as shipments increased 0.6% to 546,384 units. For the full year...
Inventec to launch cloud computing-based storage solutions in Southeast Asia
Mar 13, 16:12
Inventec will launch cloud computing-based storage solutions for SMBs in the Southeast Asia market in the third quarter of 2014 through cooperation with the Taiwan government-sponsored Institute for Information Industry and independent software developers, according to company senior advisor George...
Adlink Technology to acquire Germany-based Penta
Mar 13, 14:30
Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) player Adlink Technology on March 12 announced the investment of US$7.4 million to acquire a 100% stake in Germany-based Penta GmbH to enhance its product line for medical applications. Additionally, Adlink's board of directors has decided to distribute a dividend per...
ASRock expects growing server business
Mar 13, 11:34
After one year in the server industry, ASRock is looking to achieve break-even operations in 2014 and expects the profitability of the business to rise significantly in 2015, according to company COO Hsu Lung-luen.
Direct supply orders account for 90% of Quanta server shipments
Mar 12, 21:30
As orders for cloud computing servers continue to increase, Quanta Computer is expected to achieve its sales goal for the first quarter of 2014 and see further growth in the second, helping its direct supply orders account for 90% of its server shipments, up from 80% in 2013, according to sources from...
ARM to see pricing advantages against Intel in micro-server industry
Mar 10, 21:21
With AMD ready to release an ARM-based server platform in the fourth quarter, sources from server players expect micro-server products based on the platform to have advantages in terms of price against Intel and should help the development of the micro-server industry
HP, Dell in talks with server makers about cooperation
Mar 7, 15:46
Server vendors Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell, in view of the unfavorable situation created by Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and others directly ordering data center equipment from ODMs/OEMs, have begun talks with suppliers about cooperation to minimize the impact, according to Taiwan-based server...
Taiwan ODMs seek server talent from brand vendors
Mar 6, 13:37
Taiwan-based server ODMs have been headhunting talent from first-tier server brand vendors such as Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell recently as their orders from large Internet players have been growing, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Flytech extends to telematics
Mar 6, 11:08
Taiwan-based POS (point of sale/service) system and peripheral maker Flytech Technology has extended to telematics by acquiring a 60% stake in neoVideo Technology, a Taiwan-based maker of in-car navigation/entertainment digital TVs and vehicle tracking recorders, for NT$60 million (US$1.98 million).
Twitter CTO expected to visit Taiwan to discuss server supplies
Mar 5, 14:03
Twitter CTO Adam Messinger reportedly will come to Taiwan later in the week to talk with Taiwan-based ODMs including Quanta Computer, Wiwynn, Inventec, Foxconn Electronics and Mitac International about direct-account supplies of data center servers, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. Twitter...
Wiwynn expects 2014 revenues to double on year
Mar 5, 13:59
Wiwynn, Taiwan-based ODM Wistron's subsidiary specifically operating direct-account sales for cloud computing, expects revenues for 2014 to double on year, according to company president Emily Hong. Wiwynn has become a direct-account supplier of servers for Amazon and of storage equipment for Facebook...
Quanta expects significant growth in server business in 2014
Mar 4, 20:21
Quanta Computer has produced servers for cloud computing data centers for direct-account supply for three years and expects total server shipments in 2014 to increase on year by 20% in volume and 40% in value, according to the company.
ASRock to showcase server and workstation products at CeBIT 2014
Mar 3, 21:33
ASRock is set to exhibit its latest server and workstation products at the CeBIT 2014 hosted from March 10-14 in Hannover, Germany, hoping to attract clients worldwide especially those in Europe. ASRock is also the only motherboard player to have rented a booth at the show.
Worldwide server market revenues decline 4.4% in 4Q13, says IDC
Feb 27, 15:26
According to IDC, factory revenues in the worldwide server market decreased 4.4% on year to US$14.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013. This was the fourth consecutive quarter of on-year revenue decline, as server market demand remained weak ahead of a forthcoming refresh cycle, which is expected...
Flytech aims at net profit of NT$1 billion for 2014
Feb 27, 12:29
Taiwan-based POS (point of sale/service) system and peripheral maker Flytech Technology aims at net profit of NT$1 billion (US$32.9 million) for 2014, according to company chairman Thomas Lam.
MWC 2014: One market focus will be Atom and LTE combo for Intel
Feb 24, 22:01
At an Intel news conference for Mobile World Congress (MWC), Intel president Renee James introduced two Intel Atom processors, an LTE-Advanced communications platform, and announced multiyear agreements with Lenovo, Asustek Computer and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to expand the...
Advantech hits record net EPS for 2013
Feb 19, 15:52
The largest Taiwan-based industrial computing device maker Advantech posted net EPS of NT$7.26 (US$0.24) for 2013, an annual record, the company announced at a February 18 investors conference.
Taiwan ODMs shipping more servers to end clients
Feb 14, 13:55
Taiwan-based ODMs Quanta Computer, Inventec and Wistron have been shipping more servers to direct accounts such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Facebook despite the fact that the server market is still being dominated by the leading players including Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM and Dell, according to...
Quanta to showcase battery backup system at Facebook OCP Summit
Jan 28, 13:21
Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, Wistron's subsidiary provider of cloud computing system integration services, will participate in Facebook's Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit to take place in San Jose, the US during January 28-29, and Quanta will showcase its new battery backup system (BBS) for servers,...
Commentary: Is time ripe for Lenovo to acquire IBM x86 server business?
Jan 27, 12:29
Lenovo has signed a definitive agreement with IBM for the acquisition of IBM's x86 server hardware and maintenance business for US$2.3 billion. It is an important step for Lenovo moving toward the deployment of its cloud computing-based business, but it remains to be seen if Lenovo will be able to...
Lenovo to buy IBM x86 server business for US$2.3 billion
Jan 24, 11:09
Lenovo and IBM have entered into a definitive agreement in which Lenovo plans to acquire IBM's x86 server business. This includes System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking...