Worldwide Ethernet switch and router market sees strong 3Q13 results, says IDC
Dec 6, 14:09
The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) reached US$5.66 billion in the third quarter of 2013, representing an on-year increase of 6.5%. On a sequential basis the third quarter of 2013 increased 5.2%. Meanwhile, the worldwide router market jumped 7.8% on year, which was the highest annual growth...
Worldwide server market revenues decline 3.7% in 3Q13, says IDC
Dec 5, 16:35
Factory revenues in the worldwide server market decreased 3.7% on year to US$12.1 billion in the third quarter of 2013, according to IDC. This was the third consecutive quarter of on-year revenue decline, as server market demand remained soft ahead of a forthcoming refresh cycle, which is expected...
Posiflex starts construction of factory in northern Taiwan
Dec 3, 21:49
POS (point of sale) system and peripheral maker Posiflex Technology on December 3 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a factory located in suburban Taipei, Taiwan, with completion scheduled for the first half of 2015, according to the company.
Samsung executive talks about IoT strategy
Nov 28, 14:14
Samsung Electronics has developed SAMI (Samsung Architecture for Multimodal Interactions), a system central to Samsung's Internet of Things (IoT) strategy, according Luc Julia, vice president, Open Innovation Center at Samsung.
Server and storage vendor AIC expects a good 4Q13
Nov 28, 14:11
Taiwan-based cloud computing server and storage vendor AIC expects its revenues in the fourth quarter to grow strongly after enjoying an on-year growth of 30.79% in consolidated revenues for the first three quarters of 2013. Market watchers also believe the company's revenues have a chance to achieve...
Advantech to acquire UK-based GPEG
Nov 18, 10:27
Taiwan-based industrial computing solution provider Advantech will acquire a 100% stake in GPEG International, a UK-based provider of in-house-developed intelligent display solutions, for US$9.41 million, as it aims to tap the Europe market for embedded intelligent display solutions, according to Ad...
Advantech to adjust Intelligent Services business model
Nov 8, 11:18
Taiwan's largest industrial computing solution developer Advantech, in view of fast growing demand for devices and services related to the Internet of Things and smart cities, will adjust its intelligent service business model from Application Ready Platforms (ARP) to Solution Ready Platforms/Packages...
Quanta Cloud Technology cooperates with VMware to offer Rackgo V, VDIBlock
Nov 7, 21:14
Quanta Cloud Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quanta Computer which provides business-use cloud computing solutions, on November 7 unveiled Rackgo V, a rack server integrated with VMware vCloud Suite and other software, and VDIBlock, a desktop virtualization server, through cooperation with...
AIC holds rosy 4Q13 outlook
Oct 31, 16:07
Server chassis OEM/ODM AIC is optimistic about its business operations in the fourth quarter of 2013 mainly due to expected orders for cloud computing data center server chassis, according to the company.
Cloud computing will become the bulk of new IT spend by 2016, says Gartner
Oct 25, 16:43
The use of cloud computing is growing, and by 2016 this growth will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend, according to Gartner. 2016 will be a defining year for cloud as private cloud begins to give way to hybrid cloud, and nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments...
Intel Capital unveils US$65 million in new investments
Oct 23, 14:08
Intel Capital, Intel's global investment and M&A organization, has announced investments in 16 new technology companies totaling US$65 million. Spanning nine countries, the investments will help drive innovations in the cloud, datacenter, mobile technologies and consumer-related services.
Taiwan IPC makers look to orders arising from gambling machine replacements
Oct 23, 13:45
As the life-cycles of gambling machines are decreasing due to increasing competition among casinos, Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) makers, including Advantech, IEI Integration, Ibase Technology, Axiomtek, Firich Enterprise and Astro, are looking to potential orders arising from the replacement of...
Inventec looking to form new company for its cloud computing business
Oct 21, 22:16
Inventec has recently integrated its cloud computing center, IT department and information center and established a new business unit, the cloud computing information and solution center. The new business unit will focus mainly on seeking partnerships with Taiwan-based software designers to either...
IPC maker PEC expects revenue growth in 2014
Oct 21, 21:59
Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker PEC expects its revenues to grow in 2014 due to orders from new clients and the fact that the company's existing clients will finish their merger in the near future.
Japan SMB IT market to remain virtually flat in 2013, says IDC
Oct 17, 13:41
IDC has published a forecast for the Japan small and medium-sized business (SMB) IT market from 2013 to 2017. The weaker yen and higher share prices have helped improve Japan's economy, but small and medium-sized businesses have been slow to recover, and 2013 experienced a backlash from the hardware...
Server ODMs see changes in product shipments to cloud computing clients
Oct 16, 21:48
Server ODMs are seeing their product shipments to cloud computing clients gradually leaning toward shipping only motherboards instead of whole servers due to the cloud computing industry's unique business model. As a result, ODMs will see their shipments increase, but revenues drop as motherboards,...
Ibase Gaming to apply for listing on OTC
Oct 14, 13:58
Taiwan-based gambling machine player Ibase Gaming Technology, a subsidiary of industrial PC player Ibase, is set to apply for listing on the local over the counter (OTC) stock market and is aiming to officially list by the end of 2014.
Internet firms diversify server supplies
Oct 11, 14:37
Google and Facebook have started dividing their server orders between different ODMs to avoid placing all their eggs in one basket. Inventec will start supplying servers to Google in the second half of 2014, Quanta has recently become a supplier of Facebook's storage devices, and Mitac International...
Microsoft unveils enterprise cloud solutions
Oct 8, 15:23
Microsoft has announced a wave of new enterprise products and services. Complementing Office 365 and other services, these new offerings deliver on Microsoft's enterprise cloud strategy.
IPC firms aggressive about listing
Oct 1, 14:33
Taiwan-based Industrial PC (IPC) firms have been aggressively applying for listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) with PEC, Aewin and AIC set to be listed in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to sources from the IPC industry.
Embedded players see great potential in ARM systems
Sep 26, 14:25
Taiwan-based embedded product makers such as Advantech, Adlink Technology, IEI Integration, Avalue Technology and Ibase Technology have started placing more resources on developing ARM-based products as related demand started picking up recently.
Wiwynn, Chunghwa Telecom cooperate to launch cloud solution
Sep 24, 20:58
Wiwynn, a cloud computing hardware system provider wholly-owned by Wistron, and Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on September 24 jointly announced the launch of AP500, a server/storage appliance equipped with CHT-developed software specifically for cloud computing, with small- to medium-size enterprises to be...
AMD/ARM cooperation aims to provide server clients more choice, says executive
Sep 17, 19:21
Commenting on AMD's decision to make ARM-based processors for servers, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD's server business, Suresh Gopalakrishnan, said that as more server applications will show up in the future, different architectures will provide different advantages to clients...
EMEA thin client market struggled for growth in 2Q13, says IDC
Sep 13, 15:07
Thin client shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) in the second quarter of 2013 increased marginally by 0.1% on year to 407,417 units, according to results published by IDC in its EMEA Quarterly Enterprise Client Device Tracker. After the weak first quarter of 2013, the thin client...
IDF San Francisco 2013: Intel introduces new Xeon datacenter processor family
Sep 11, 12:23
Intel has introduced the Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family (Ivy Bridge-EP). The new Xeon product family is based on Intel's 22nm process technology, contributing to energy efficiency improvements of up to 451% when compared to the previous generation, according to the vendor. The processor family...
Big data spending to exceed US$31 billion in 2013, says ABI Research
Sep 10, 14:39
Global spending on big data by organizations will exceed US$31 billion in 2013, according to ABI Research. The spending will grow at a CAGR of 29.6% over the next five years, reaching US$114 billion in 2018. The forecast includes the money spent on internal salaries, professional services, technology...