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Academia Sinica sets up Taiwan AI Academy

Nov 13, 14:24

Taiwan's Academic Sinica has newly inaugurated the Taiwan AI Academy as part of its efforts to help the industrial sectors nurture AI (artificial intelligence) talent and develop AI solutions, according to James C Liao, president of the country's top academic research body.

Qualcomm and Alibaba showcase cloud-to-device integration to help drive LTE IoT in China

Nov 13, 13:43

Qualcomm has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, and Alibaba have ported Alibaba Cloud Link One to run on the Qualcomm MDM9206 global multi-mode LTE IoT modem. This effort showcases how, by pre-integrating the Alibaba Cloud Link One on to the MDM9206 modem, module manufacturers and...

Ways to ease EU GDPR impacts: Q&A with Microsoft legal counsel Neal Suggs

Nov 13, 12:05

Following a two-year buffer period, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enacted by the European Union in April 2016, will officially take effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR, touted as the world's toughest-ever data protection act, will bring great challenges to enterprises, with violators...

Neal Suggs, Microsoft VP and legal counsel

AI may reshape Taiwan role in global tech sector, says Google Taiwan chief

Nov 13, 10:40

As the world is moving into the AI First era from the Mobile First one, AI (artificial intelligence) development will be of great importance to Taiwan and likely to reshape its role in the global high-tech sector, Google Taiwan managing director LF Chien has said.

Google Taiwan managing director LF Chien

China AI unicorn SenseTime eyes new financing of US$500 million

Nov 10, 15:49

China AI unicorn SenseTime is reportedly to announce a new round of financing estimated at around US$500 million within one month, which will be the largest scale of its kind seen in the China AI industry, according to industry sources.

SenseTime and Qualcomm team up to develop AI applications

Getac to fully own WHP via stock swap

Nov 10, 11:40

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has announced that it will increase its stake in US-based WHP Workflow Solutions from 31.87% currently to 100%, making the latter a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Acer 3Q17 net income hits 27-quarter high

Nov 10, 10:16

Acer has announced its the financial results for the third quarter of 2017, with consolidated revenues rising 13% sequentially to reach NT$60.58 billion (US$2.01 billion), and net income hitting a 27-quarter high at NT$1.45 billion.

Acer to own 51% of AOpen shares to expand digital signage business

Nov 10, 10:06

Acer has announced that its participation in AOpen's private placement of shares has been approved by its board of directors. Acer said the move is a part of its strategy to expand its digital signage business, and Acer will also join the management of Aopen's operations to strengthen the cooperation...

China-based Zhaoxin Semiconductor expects CPU sales to double in 2017, 2018

Nov 9, 17:36

Zhaoxin Semiconductor, a leading China maker of x86 processors, expects its annual CPU sales to double for two consecutive years in 2017-18 due to its successful penetration into government procurement platforms and new application segments such as thin clients, AI (artificial intelligence) monitoring,...

Zhaoxin Semiconductor showcasing its KX-5000 series processors

Advantech reports 14.12% on-year rise in October revenues

Nov 7, 17:36

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.621 billion (US$119.98 million) for October 2017, representing a 8.05% drop on month and 14.12% increase on year.

Cambricon aims to take 30% of China AI chip market in 3 years

Nov 7, 15:20

China AI startup Cambricon Technologies aims to capture a 30% share of the China market for AI chips within three years, expecting more than one billion devices to adopt AI processors supplied by the company, including Huawei's new flagship smartphones, according to company sources.

Cambricon co-founder Chen Yunqi

Asustek Zenbo to be available in China November 14

Nov 7, 11:32

Asustek Computer, in a partnership with China-based Tencent, will start selling its companion robot Zenbo in China next week. The robot is expected to be also available in the US and Japan in the first quarter of 2018 at the earliest.

Digitimes Research: Global server shipments to surge 8.5% in 2018

Nov 6, 10:49

Global server shipments are estimated to surge 7.1% on year to 12.65 million units in 2017 and post a higher growth of 8.5% in 2018, due mainly to expanding demand for datacenter servers and significant growth momentum expected in the China market, according to Digitimes Research.

Server shipments are expected to grow in 2018

Wiwynn seeking new clients

Nov 3, 11:46

Wiwynn, which is scheduled to list on the emerging stock market in Taiwan on November 13, is looking to enter the supply chains of three new customers, company president Emily Hong has disclosed.

Wiwynn president Emily Hong

IoT in China: Q&A with Advantech executive

Nov 2, 14:14

Industrial computing device maker Advantech has been promoting IoT (Internet of Things) applications to the manufacturing sector and smart cities in China, according to Industrial IoT (IIoT) general manager Allan Tsay for Advantech China. Tsay will make a keynote speech "Advantech cooperates with WISE-PaaS...

Allan Tsay, IIoT general manager for Advantech China

Sesto eyeing automation business in Taiwan semi industry

Nov 2, 11:59

Singapore-based Sesto Robotics is an automated guided vehicle (AGV) and intelligent mobile robot (IMR) developer that recently participated in Semicon Taiwan 2017 to push its products into the Taiwan market.

Sesto CEO Michael Leong

Cloud server provider Wiwynn to list on Taiwan stock market

Nov 1, 15:46

Wiwynn, a cloud server subsidiary of Wistron, plans to strengthen its financial capability by listing its shares on Taiwan's Emerging Stock Board in mid-November 2017 and on the over-the-counter market in 2018, making it the first Taiwan maker of white-box cloud servers to be listed on the local bourse,...

Wiwynn looks to list on Taiwan's stock market in the near future

QCT pushing 5G development with Intel

Oct 30, 15:42

Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a cloud computing subsidiary of Quanta Computer, is cooperating with Intel to accelerate its investments in the 5G market and its establishment of partnerships with telecom equipment suppliers, and the company will focus on developing its next-generation network infrastructure...

QCT general manager Mike Yang

Quanta plans to expand server production capacity in US, Germany in 2018

Oct 30, 15:36

In a move to fulfill ever-growing orders for servers from global customers, Quanta Group is planning to expand server production capacities at its manufacturing bases in Europe and the US, with its server revenues to soar at least 20% on year in 2018, according to company sources.

QCT president Mike Yang (right) and R&D vice president Lee Chia-jui

Dynamic, smart production in China: Q&A with iSESOL GM Zhu Zhihao

Oct 30, 14:14

While the sharing economy is gaining momentum nowadays, the manufacturing sector is also utilizing cloud service platforms to materialize new business models associated with Industry 4.0 and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and applications. Established in 2015 as a joint venture by Shenyang Machine...

Smart equipment networking at iSESOL

Advantech launches smart hospital solutions

Oct 30, 11:18

Industrial computing device maker Advantech has disclosed its smart hospital solutions has won adoption from 37 hospitals around Taiwan.

Maanshan Electronics Expo focusing on AI and IoT business opportunities

Oct 27, 16:17

Maanshan Electronics Expo hosted in Maanshan, China from October 27-30 is focusing on latest technology trends including artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT), and solutions integrating the two sectors have also grown popular for IT developers that are looking to improve their pr...

Micron runs foundries smartly with AI, big data

Oct 27, 15:22

Emerging technologies, such as cloud, mobile, and social media, have driven exponential growths in global data, propelled information system reforms, and supported business transformation. To promptly respond to market developments, an increasing number of manufacturers are optimizing processes, capabilities...

Micron optimizes its overall performance through AI and big data solutions

GTC Taiwan 2017: Nvidia announces AI collaboration with Taiwan

Oct 27, 14:11

Nvidia at its GPU Technology Conference (GTC) Taiwan 2017 event on October 26 underscored its commitment to helping Taiwan jump start deep learning in an economy best known for its central role in tech's global supply chain.

Nvidia to assist on AI development in Taiwan

HPE, Wiwynn to provide Microsoft with Project Olympus servers

Oct 26, 14:45

Microsoft has released orders to Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Taiwan-based Wiwynn for making servers for its Project Olympus, a next-generation hyperscale computing hardware design for cloud datacenters, according to industry sources.

Semiconductor firms eye edge-computing opportunities

Oct 26, 14:37

With edge computing promising to become an important part of cloud systems, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is eyeing the market opportunities with its advanced 7nm process technology, according to industry sources.

Industrial IoT: Q&A with SAP Labs China head Li Ruicheng

Oct 26, 11:28

While smart manufacturing seems an unstoppable trend, Germany-based software vendor SAP SE keeps offering analytic tools to facilitate enterprises' upgrade toward Industry 4.0. Such a smart trend is also happening in China.

SAP

Backend houses expect rising memory demand for servers and datacenters

Oct 26, 10:42

IC backend houses have expressed optimism about memory demand for servers and datacenter applications, which require high-bandwidth and high-density memory devices. The memory demand growth outlook is more promising than the logic IC one.

ARM pledges cooperation with Taiwan firms in AI, IoT applications

Oct 25, 19:57

ARM has signed a letter of investment intent with Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), pledging to join the country's Asia Silicon Valley Development Plan through its global venture capital funds, and enhance cooperation with Taiwan companies in the fields of AI (artificial intelligence) and...

Digitimes Research: Development of edge computing accelerating

Oct 25, 13:21

The development of on-device edge computing technology is heating up as related makers are seeking technology breakthroughs to address the concerns of privacy and protection of sensitive date when applying deep learning under cloud applications and to lower costs for enterprises to adjust its internal...

HPE-Foxconn server JV dissolved

Oct 23, 13:58

A joint-venture server company established three years ago by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Foxconn Group (Hon Hai) has reportedly been quietly dissolved recently due to the JV's failure to generate expected synergies, and whether the dissolution will prompt Foxconn to venture into the white-box...

Intel Capital fuels innovation with new US$60 million investments in 15 data-focused startups

Oct 20, 15:13

Intel Capital has announced new investments totaling more than US$60 million in 15 technology startups. The company introduced the CEOs and founders of the startups at the Intel Capital CEO Showcase. This latest group of new portfolio companies brings Intel Capital's year-to-date investments to more...

Taiwan market: Perobot sets up first Pepper Lab

Oct 20, 10:09

Perobot, a general sales agent for Pepper service robots in the Taiwan market, has set up a Pepper Lab, the first of its kind in Taiwan, at National Chengchi University in Taipei City, according to the university.

Humanoid robot Pepper

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.

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