ICP DAS expects new products to drive 4Q16 revenues
Oct 24, 11:28
Taiwan-based industrial and Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider ICP DAS expects its fourth-quarter revenues to be driven by new IoT products, which are expected to obtain certification by November and start shipping in December.
China market: Suning, Alibaba to form e-commerce joint venture
Oct 20, 11:50
Suning.com, a subsidiary of China-based retail giant Suning Commerce Group, will form a CNY1 billion (US$148.41 million) e-commerce joint venture with the Alibaba Group in Chongqing, China, according to a China-based finance.sina.com report, citing a statement released by Suning.
India x86 server market declines by 16.9% in 2Q16, says IDC
Oct 18, 15:49
According to IDC, the server market in India declined by 16.9% on quarter in the second quarter of 2016, with 33,662 units shipped as against 40,488 units in the first quarter of 2016. In terms of revenues, there was a 16.5% on-quarter decline registered in the second quarter of 2016.
Aspeed to see BMC chip shipments grow 30% in 2016, says paper
Newswatch - Oct 17, 15:48
Baseboard management controller (BMC) chipset provider Aspeed Technology is expected to see its shipments of BMC chips grow 30% on year to 4.3 million units in 2016, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
Microsoft retrieving component purchasing rights to maintain server quality
Oct 17, 15:12
Microsoft has recently become more involved in choosing specific hardware component suppliers for its datacenter servers. Microsoft used to let its ODM partners choose the component suppliers, but is now picking them directly to ensure quality, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
China market: SoftBank to launch Pepper robots
Oct 17, 11:06
SoftBank has announced that it plans to sell the Pepper, the humanoid robot, in the China market through Alibaba Robot Corporation, a joint venture set up with Alibaba, according to a Japan-based Nikkei report.
Ennoconn invests EUR152 million in S&T for IPC expansion
Oct 14, 12:17
Foxconn Group's industrial PC (IPC) affiliate Ennoconn has announced its will invest EUR152 million (US$168.89 million) via subsidiaries to acquire a 29.4% stake in Germany-based S&T AG to become the largest shareholder of the company. At the same time, S&T AG is also investing in Germany-based...
Wistron September notebook shipments hit 2016 high
Oct 11, 20:36
ODM Wistron shipped 2.1 million notebooks in September, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 and increasing 16.7% on month, 5.4 million units in the third quarter, sequentially growing 17.4%, and 13.8 million units in January-September, according to the company.
Taiwan market: Dell launches 4 new PowerEdge servers
Oct 6, 16:01
Dell has launched four new enterprise PowerEdge servers in Taiwan, aiming to expand its presence in Taiwan's 4U server market. Currently, Dell's servers are manufactured by Inventec, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Wistron, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
MediaTek lands chip orders from Amazon for Echo Dot
Newswatch - Oct 5, 11:05
MediaTek reportedly has landed tablet chip orders from Amazon for production of its second generation smart home device, the Echo Dot. Shipments of the chips will peak in October-November, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Government IT spending in India to reach US$7.2 billion in 2016, says Gartner
Oct 4, 15:31
The government in India is on pace to spend US$7.2 billion on IT products and services in 2016, an increase of 2.4% over 2015, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services. Government comprises state and...
China MIIT forms alliance to promote VR industry
Oct 4, 15:29
Under the initiative of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), a total of 180 businesses, research institutes and academic organizations have jointly established an Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA) in China, according to China-based Beijing Times report.
Datacenter server players eye orders from Europe
Oct 4, 14:19
Quanta Computer's server subsidiary Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) has opened a branch office for Europe in Dusseldorf, Germany and the company expects revenues from Europe to start picking up once its sales and R&D teams are both stationed, according to QCT general manager Mike Yang, adding that...
Connected car production to grow rapidly over next 5 years, says Gartner
Sep 30, 16:06
Connected car production is growing rapidly in both mature and emerging automobile markets, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The production of new automobiles equipped with data connectivity, either through a built-in communications module or by a tether to a mobile device, is forecast...
ITRI cooperates with Nvidia to develop self-driving technology
Sep 22, 22:13
The government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on September 21 signed an MoU with Nvidia for technological partnership to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technology, and will initially apply the technology to autonomous driving and smart robots, according to ITRI.
Advantech subject to US ITC patent infringement probe
Sep 22, 14:39
US-based Rockwell Automation has recently filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against Germany-based Smart Software Solutions (3S) and Taiwan-based industrial computing device maker Advantech alleging 3S's CoDeSys software, used in industrial automation control, infringes...
Mitac to see revenues soar 15-20% sequentially in 3Q16
Newswatch - Sep 22, 14:22
Mitac International is expected to see its revenues grow 15-20% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016, buoyed by increasing server orders from brand vendors and datacenter clients, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
EMEA server spending decreases by 3.7% on year in 2Q16, says IDC
Sep 20, 15:32
As reported in IDC's EMEA Server Tracker, in the second quarter of 2016 the EMEA server market reported a moderate on-year decline in vendor revenues of 3.7% to EUR3 billion (US$3.37 million) and a slight on-year increase of 0.8% in units shipped to just over 530,000.
Worldwide public cloud services market to grow 17% in 2016, says Gartner
Sep 19, 15:50
The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.2% in 2016 to total US$208.6 billion, up from US$178 billion in 2015, according to Gartner. The highest growth will come from cloud system infrastructure services or infrastructure as a service (IaaS), which is projected to grow 42.8%...
Business planning in the cloud: Q&A with Anaplan
Sep 14, 17:09
Silicon Valley based Anaplan, a cloud-based planning and performance management platform provider, recently announced it has surpassed a US$100 million revenue run-rate and reached cash flow break-even for the first time since going to market four years ago. This year, the company's revenues have grown...
Inspur starts price war for servers in Europe, say Taiwan makers
Sep 14, 15:46
China-based server vendor Inspur Technologies has triggered price-cut competition for servers used in cloud data centers in Europe, looking to expand in Europe's cloud computing server market. Inspur's action has alarmed server vendors worldwide and vendors have been checking with upstream suppliers...
Advantech revenues rise in August
Stockwatch - Sep 9, 16:08
Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.581 billion (US$114.06 million) for August 2016, representing a 8.93% increase on month and 15.64% increase on year.
IC Insights cuts IoT semiconductor market forecast
Sep 9, 10:54
IC Insights has trimmed back its semiconductor forecast for Internet of Things system functions over the next four years by about US$1.9 billion, mostly because of lower sales projections for connected cities applications (such as smart electric meters and infrastructure), according to the market research...
Quanta Storage pushing robotic arm products for different applications
Sep 7, 22:44
Taiwan-based IT manufacturers including Delta Electronics, Quanta Storage, a subsidiary of Quanta Computer, Foxnum, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Compal Electronics, showcased their latest innovations during Taipei International Industrial Automation 2016, and...
Nexcom International lands order for Industry 4.0 solution from China, says paper
Newswatch - Sep 1, 22:22
Industrial computing device maker Nexcom International has obtained an order for an in-house-developed Industry 4.0 solution from OptimumNano Energy, a China-based maker of lithium iron phosphate batteries used in electric vehicles, through cooperation with China-based maker Shenzen Jiayi Precision,...
Enterprise private, public cloud use on the rise, says VMware CEO
Aug 31, 12:01
Enterprises' internally operated IT workloads are decreasing due to increasing use of private and public cloud computing services, and the proportion of IT workloads for internal operation will drop from 75% in 2016 to 50% in 2021 and to 19% in 2030, while private clouds will rise to 20% in 2021 and...
IBM Taiwan expects growth potential in Taiwan, says executive
Aug 30, 14:53
IBM Taiwan hardware business general manager Nelson Lee expects the company to still have a lot of room for growth in the Taiwan hardware market; however, instead of purely selling hardware, IBM Taiwan is focusing mostly on hardware/software-integrated solutions.
Google to use renewable energy in Taiwan datacenter
Aug 26, 11:59
Google will use renewable energy to power a datacenter in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, central Taiwan, the company's global energy policy and strategy director Marsden Hanna said a forum in Taipei recently.
Digitimes Research: Japan IT vendors stepping into IoT business
Aug 25, 10:06
Due to stagnant growth in the Japan IT market, many Japan-based IT vendors have stepped into developing cloud computing-based IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for the Japan market, including Hitachi-developed M2M Traffic Solution, Toshiba-developed Toshiba INdsutry IoT, Fujitsu-developed Fujitsu...