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    IT + CE | Oct 19, 17:43

  • White-box smartphone vendors highlight innovation in their new products

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  • ProLogium, WM Motor partner to develop LCB-powered vehicle

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  • Leadframe maker SDI resumes production at China plant

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  • Backend houses expect rising memory demand for servers and datacenters

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  • UREC seeking partnerships with local silicon wafer suppliers

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  • Taiwan foundries enjoying rising orders from fabless firms

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  • White-box notebook makers showcasing ultra-thin and 2-in-1 devices in Hong Kong

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  • Taiwan analog IC firms to enjoy strong 4Q17

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Acer eDC tapping cloud management software biz in Southeast Asia

Oct 19, 16:22

Acer's wholly-owned subsidiary e-Enabling Data Center (eDC) is actively developing cloud-based management software business in Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia to pave the way for its listing on Taiwan's over-the-counter securities market, according to company sources.

Qisda scores points in smart solutions

Oct 19, 16:18

EMS provider Qisda has devoted more efforts to developing high value-added smart solutions, which contributed about 10% of consolidated revenues for first-half 2017, according to the company.

Qisda chairman and president Peter Chen

China IIoT market to see 20% CAGR in next four years

Oct 17, 15:10

In line with the advent of the Industry 4.0 era, China is aggressively gearing up for the development of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) applications to accelerate industrial upgrades and transformations, with its domestic IIoT market scale estimated to experience a CAGR of 20% during 2016-201,...

Alibaba Cloud to be top-2 cloud operator in 2-3 years, says president

Oct 17, 14:04

Alibaba Cloud under China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba Group expects to become the world's top-2 public cloud computing services providers along with AWS (Amazon Web Services) in 2-3 years, according to company president Simon Hu.

Mitac to spin off mobile communication product business

Oct 16, 16:11

Mitac Holdings has announced subsidiary Mitac International will spin off its mobile communication product business group, which will be transferred to a new entity with a capital of NT$1.5 billion (US$49.7 million).

Mitac to spin off IoT affiliate for flexibility

IoT vertical markets in Indonesia: Q&A with Indosat executives

Oct 16, 13:46

Indosat, the second largest telecom operator in Indonesia and boasting the strongest IoT (Internet of Things) technology capability, has recently launched a smart vehicle fleet integration system dubbed Nextfleet through its B2B arm Indosat Ooredoo. The system utilizes IoT devices to help corporate...

Wahyu Dwiono (center), Indosat's IoT solutions manager

Alibaba to spend over US$15 billion on global R&D

Oct 13, 14:27

China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced that it will invest over CNY100 billion (US$15.177 billion) in the next three years into a global technology research and collaboration program.

Alibaba CTO Jeff Zhang

Tyan showcasing GPU-powered servers at Nvidia GTC in Europe

Oct 12, 11:42

Tyan Computer, a server brand subsidiary of the Mitac Group, is showcasing its new GPU-powered server products including Thunder HX FT77D-B7109 at Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2017 in Munich, Germany.

Advantech reports 11% increase in September sales

Oct 11, 17:04

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.938 billion (US$130.25 million) for September 2017, representing a 2.98% increase on month and 11.14% increase on year.

PC vendors eyeing medical care market

Oct 5, 15:58

PC brand vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell have shown interests in entering the medical care device market and are partnering with their component suppliers to design related products, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Medical care devices becoming a new market for PC vendors

Nvidia partners with Gigabyte and Leadtek for AI, says paper

Oct 3, 15:55

Nvidia has been recruiting Taiwan-based hardware manufacturers such as Gigabyte Technology and Leadtek Research to join its alliance for artificial intelligence (AI), according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report.

Ways to explore Indonesia ICT market: Q&A with Aptiknas chairman Franky Christian

Oct 3, 12:07

When making forays into the Indonesia market for ICT products, Taiwan makers would curiously ask where their business opportunities are after finding that the smartphone market is getting matured and smart city and IoT (Internet of Things) applications are just beginning there. They would also wonder...

Franky Christian (right), chairman of Aptiknas in Indonesia

Ibase Gaming seeking to become system integrator

Sep 29, 12:33

Taiwan gaming machine maker Ibase Gaming, an affiliate of industrial PC maker Ibase Technology, will take a road not taken by peer makers in its future business development, with the listing expected to grant the company more resources and momentum to materialize its corporate vision, the firm's chairman...

Shanghai lab rolls out first set of NB-IoT industrial application standards

Sep 28, 14:52

The Shanghai Joint IoT Lab has worked out the first version of standards governing the NB-IoT industrial applications, which has won endorsements from 13 IoT industry associations in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Taiwan and is expected to accelerate large-scale commercialization of IoT...

Seeking to become major IoT brand: Q&A with Aaeon chairman YS Chuang

Sep 28, 14:36

As one of Taiwan's major makers of industrial PCs, Aaeon Technology was back to the capital market in late August 2017, when it was relisted on the local bourse six years after it was acquired by Asustek Computer and delisted in 2011. Over the years, the entire IPC industry has flourished remarkably,...

Aaeon chairman YS Chuang

AI and smart speaker firms keen for Computex 2018, says TCA

Sep 27, 16:12

Taipei Computer Association (TCA) has started the online registration process for exhibiting at Computex 2018 and a few hundred Taiwan firms, including those from emerging industries such as the artificial intelligence (AI) and smart speaker sectors, have already registered, according to the organiz...

Baidu releases Apollo 1.5

Sep 27, 14:38

China-based search engine Baidu has upgraded Apollo, its open-source autonomous driving platform, from the initial version 1.0 released on early July 2017 to version 1.5 by adding five core capability modules.

IoT applications may take root in Indonesia in 5 years: Q&A with Advantech executive Ramdhani Gumilar

Sep 26, 12:09

While the global development of smart manufacturing, smart medicine and smart cities is gaining momentum with the advent of the Industry 4.0 era, Indonesia is also quietly jumping on the bandwagon, with commercial and industrial elites in its capital city of Jakarta actively engaged in discussions...

Advantech Indonesia

Education IT spending in APEJ to surpass US$11.8 billion by 2020, says IDC

Sep 25, 15:07

Education IT spending in the APEJ (Asia-Pacific, excluding Japan) area will increase from US$9.8 billion in 2015 to US$11.8 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.86% for the period, according to IDC.

Machine vision will gradually expand into consumer applications: Q&A with Arbor CTO Karl Chen

Sep 25, 11:38

Taiwan-based Arbor Technology has been in the industrial PC (IPC) secor for over 20 years and has always been an important upstream partner of worldwide IPC brand vendors. With automated production lines and Industry 4.0 gradually becoming the new trends of the IPC industry, Arbor also is keenly developing...

Arbor CTO Karl Chen

China enacting law to facilitate development of self-driving cars

Sep 22, 16:06

In an effort to accelerate the development of its smart car industry, China is moving to legislate regulations governing the production and driving of smart vehicles. Its National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is mapping out a set of guidelines to steer the smart car industry development...

China IoT market scale estimated to exceed CNY1.5 trillion by 2020

Sep 22, 14:06

China's IoT (Internet of Things) market scale has posted an annual expansion of over 20% over the past few years, and the market value is estimated to exceed CNY1.5 trillion (US$227.6 billion) by 2020 from CNY900 billion in 2016, according to the China Annual IoT Development Report (2016-2017) recently...

TCA modifies exhibition shows to attract new participants

Sep 22, 14:01

Taipei Computer Association (TCA) has been making adjustments to the names of its exhibition shows for 2018 and adding more new applications in order to attract more participants from industries other than the PC sector.

TCA places AI, IoT as new spotlights of SmarTEX 2018

LPWAN ideal for managing spacious cattle farms, green houses

Sep 22, 11:09

The global animal husbandry industry is growing in economy of scale, but in the vast natural pasturelands, operators would see a certain risk of assets loss if they lack precision cattle and sheep positioning systems. Currently, most operators still rely on GPS and GPRS systems for managing their farms,...

VIA sees rising income from embedded product lines

Sep 21, 16:01

VIA Technologies has been pushing its embedded platform business and now sees 30-40% of its revenues coming from the segment, according to the company.

VIA embedded VP Epan Wu showing 720 degree panoramic cameras

Taiwan delegation exploring smart manufacturing in Germany

Sep 21, 15:43

In an effort to explore the essence of Industry 4.0 and promote technical exchanges and cooperation with German tech firms, a Taiwan smart machinery delegation is currently visiting related government units and leading automation firms in Germany, looking to better understand how German enterprises...

Taiwan and German delegates at a bilateral smart machinery forum held alongside EMO Hanover 2017

LPWAN offers two-way communications for data collection, remote control

Sep 20, 20:15

From the control of household electric appliances at home to the monitoring of satellites in the outer space, grasping more data and expanding management depth and width are the exact benefits scientific and network technologies have brought to the mankind.

Taiwan GloRIA project to connect academics with industrial resources

Sep 20, 15:35

Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has unveiled a project to connect universities' R&D capability with enterprises' resources to commercialize technologies developed by local academics.

MOST minister Chen Liang-gee introduces the GloRIA project

Diverse LPWAN specs available for different IoT applications

Sep 20, 14:46

Traditional telecom is suitable for long-range coverage but involves high power consumption, and the coverage capability is also largely affected by the density of base stations deployed. Now in the IoT (Internet of Things) era, many application scenarios require transmission of small data volume,...

FormoSat-5 sends blurry images

Sep 20, 14:20

Images transmitted from FormoSat-5, Taiwan's first satellite completely designed domestically, are blurry with light spots beside buildings in urban areas, according to National Space Organization (NSPO) under government-sponsored National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs).

LPWAN reduces maintenance and operation costs of IoT devices with long life cycles

Sep 19, 11:28

The value of emerging smart IoT (Internet of Things) applications can be shown based on low power wide area networks (LPWAN) that boast high safety, low cost and easy management, and among LPWAN solutions, the LoRa technology has been kicking off.

Lin Yu-hsiung, senior product manager at Advantech

Synology expanding network storage business in North America

Sep 19, 10:48

Network storage solution provider Synology is looking to expand in the North America market and apart from its present operations in West Coast, it plans to establish an office in the East Coast.

Synology eyes business opportunities in North America

China expected to account for over 20% of Quanta server shipments in 2018

Sep 19, 10:42

Quanta Computer is looking to expand the proportion of its server shipments to China from 15-20% currently to over 20% in 2018 via its subsidiary Quanta Cloud Technology's (QCT) partnership with VMware, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) to partner with VMware for China private cloud business

AI processor emerging as new opportunity for China, says expert

Sep 18, 16:11

Artificial intelligence (AI) processors will constitute a new opportunity for development in China, as AI applications are emerging rapidly to trigger a new round of demand in AI processors, according to Yu Kai, founder and CEO of China-based Horizon Robotics.

Yu Kai, CEO of Horizon Robotics

Application of AI to change car-making ecosystem, says TTIA

Sep 18, 12:03

AI (artificial intelligence) application to automotive design will change the automaking ecosystem with software taking the driver's seat from hardware, according to Taiwan Telematics Industry Association.

ITRI helps firm run O2O smart home services

Sep 18, 11:53

Information and Communications Research Laboratories (ICL) under government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has transferred two cloud computing technologies to Happiness Jia for it to provide O2O smart home services in Taiwan, according to the company.

Taiwan's Asia Silicon Valley plan to highlight AI, self-driving tech in 2018

Sep 15, 14:59

After scoring impressive achievements at the end of its first implementation year in early September 2017, the Taiwan government's Asia Silicon Valley Development Plan (ASVDP) is moving into a higher gear in the second year, focusing more on AI applications to transportation and air pollution control...

Asia Silicon Valley

QNAP releases entry-level NAS series for SMB and home

Sep 15, 14:36

QNAP Systems has released the TS-x31P2 (available in 2-bay and 4-bay) and TS-431X2 ( 4-bay) series with quad-core processors, providing SMB and SOHO users with NAS for their collaborative workflows and resource-demanding applications.

Nextchip licenses CEVA platform for ADAS vision system

Sep 15, 14:21

CEVA, a licensor of signal processing IP for smart connected devices, has announced that Nextchip, a fabless company specializing in embedded vision applications for ADAS systems, has licensed the CEVA-XM4 imaging and vision platform for its Apache4 vision-based pre-processor targeted at real-time...

Nextchip Apache4

Taiwan government boosting smart city solutions

Sep 15, 12:21

The Taiwan government is promoting development of smart city solutions by encouraging enterprises to develop problem-solving comprehensive smart city solutions via cooperation with local governments, according to National Development Council (NDC).

Taiwan market: Pure Storage expects surging demand for all-flash-array solutions in 2018

Sep 15, 12:10

Storage solution provider Pure Storage has been aggressively expanding its presence in Taiwan's all-flash-array market, expecting its shipments to surge in 2018, according to the company's Taiwan general manager Peter Liu.

Pure Storage Taiwan GM Peter Liu

IoT product development hinges on seamless communication among things, says UL

Sep 15, 11:45

Development of the Internet of Things (IoT) applications hinges on seamless communication among connected things, according to Underwriters Laboratories (UL), as a lack of a common standard makes it difficult to enable compatibility between products of different platforms.

Taoyuan cooperates with Microsoft Taiwan for smart city

Sep 13, 15:04

The Taoyuan government has signed an MoU with Microsoft Taiwan to recruit the latter's technological assistance to help the northern Taiwan city turn into a smart city.

Taiwan market: HDS sees expanding presence in solid-state array storage market

Sep 12, 15:01

Hitachi Data Systems' (HDS) Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) F series solutions have gained increased recognition from enterprise users, helping HDS stay as a leading player in the solid-state array storage device market in Taiwan, according to HDS Taiwan general manager Evan Sung.

HDS Taiwan general manager Evan Sung

Acer reports increased revenues for August

Sep 11, 16:07

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.056 billion (US$668.31 million) for August 2017, representing a 10.41% increase on month and 5.71% increase on year.

Denmark-based Universal Robots to see Asia revenues surge over 50% on year

Sep 11, 15:15

Denmark-based Universal Robots (UR), the world's leading maker of collaborative robots, is estimated to score revenues of DKK1 billion (US$160 million) for 2017, meeting its annual growth projection of 50%, with revenues from the Asian market to see an even higher increase, according to company sour...

Tsuyoshi Yamane, general manager of UR's Northeast Asia branch

Xilinx powers Huawei FPGA accelerated cloud server

Sep 11, 14:54

Xilinx has announced that Huawei has chosen Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs to power its first FP1 instance as part of a new accelerated cloud service. The Huawei FPGA accelerated cloud server (FACS) is a platform that enables users to develop, deploy and publish new FPGA-based services and applications on...

Autonomous driving market to be battle between closed and open platform providers: Q&A with Jamie Fan from Neousys

Sep 11, 14:19

With autonomous driving becoming a new trend in the IT market, many first-tier IT players including Google and Nvidia have been aggressively expanding their presence in related development. Taiwan's hardware providers have played a key role in the supply chain of the emerging industry.

Taiwan-based IPC maker Neousys

Huawei aims to be among top-5 global clouds

Sep 11, 11:11

Huawei Technologies has been setting up its own public cloud and will make long-term commitment to establishing a global cloud network with integration of AI (artificial intelligence) services via cooperation with partners, and aims to become one of five global public clouds, according to company rotating...

Huawei Connect 2017 conference

Advantech revenues up in August

Sep 8, 16:28

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.824 billion (US$127.54 million) for August 2017, representing a 11.17% increase on month and 6.8% increase on year.

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