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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.

Baidu adopts Xilinx to accelerate machine learning applications in the data center

Oct 21, 10:27

Xilinx has announced that Baidu is utilizing Xilinx FPGAs to accelerate machine learning applications in their data centers in China, and the pair is collaborating to further expand volume deployment of FPGA-based accelerated platforms.

Global IT spending to reach US$3.5 trillion in 2017, says Gartner

Oct 20, 15:08

Driven by growth in software and IT services revenues, worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach US$3.5 trillion in 2017, up 2.9% from 2016 estimated spending of US$3.4 trillion, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

China market: Suning, Alibaba to form e-commerce joint venture

Oct 20, 11:50, 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 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.

China market: Alibaba Cloud to cooperate with Foxconn to develop server products

Oct 18, 15:37

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of the Alibaba Group, will cooperate with Foxconn Electronics to develop server products to be used by its cloud computing platform, according to media reports in China, citing company president Simon Hu.

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.

Competition intensifies in China external storage market in 1H16, with Huawei and Inspur posting fast growth, says IDC

Oct 17, 15:28

China's external disk storage market reached US$527 million in the second quarter of 2016, up 7.2% on year, according to the latest IDC PRC Provincial External Storage System Tracker. Sales fell by varying degree in both the low-end (<25k) and high-end (>250k) markets, while the midrange (25k-250k)...

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.

China market: Foxconn, HTC participate in Alibaba city brain project

Oct 17, 11:04

China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has announced that it cooperates with 13 enterprises, including Taiwan-based Foxconn Electronics and smartphone vendor HTC, to participate in a project to create a city brain for Hangzhou City, eastern China.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou at a Hangzhou conference

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.

EMEA cloud IT infrastructure revenues grows 37.4% to EUR1.4 billion in 2Q16, says IDC

Oct 11, 16:22

According to the IDC WW Quarterly Cloud Infrastructure Tracker, IT infrastructure spending (server, disk storage, and Ethernet switch) for public and private cloud in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) grew by 37.4 % on year to reach EUR1.4 billion (US$1.56 billion) in revenues in the second...

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.

Worldwide cloud IT infrastructure revenues grow 14.5% to US$7.7 billion in 2Q16, says IDC

Oct 6, 10:24

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenues from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew by 14.5% on year to US$7.7 billion in the second quarter of 2016, ahead of renewed...

IPC supplier Ennoconn reports increased sales for September

Newswatch - Oct 5, 14:53

Industry PC supplier Ennoconn has reported revenues of NT$1.367 billion (US$43.429 million) for September, increasing 8.8% on month and 32.5% on year.

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...

HTC Viveport app store going online in over 30 countries

Oct 3, 10:59

Viveport, HTC's app store for its Vive virtual reality headset, which opened in China in April, is now launching publicly in more 30 countries, according to HTC.

Taiwan government starts taking applications from banks for Apple Pay

Sep 30, 16:12

Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission has started accepting aplications from banks for providing Apple Pay mobile payment services and Taiwan users will be able to apply for using Apply Pay at the end of 2016 at the earliest.

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...

Worldwide security appliance market growth driven by strong UTM performance in 1H16, says IDC

Sep 27, 12:39

The total security appliance market showed positive year-over-year growth in both vendor revenues and unit shipments for the second quarter of 2016, according to IDC. Worldwide vendor revenues in the second quarter increased 5.8% year over year to US$2.75 billion, and shipments grew 15.2% year over...

Digitimes Research: China starts tightening up control on third-party payment service companies

Sep 26, 16:51

The enactment of the administrative measures on non-financial institutions by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) in 2010 has since then resulted in a proliferation of more than 200 third-party payment service companies in China. However, a number of financial risk indexes in China have climbed along...

Digitimes Research: Shipments of VR video-enabled smartphones, bundled VR devices to soar in 4Q16

Sep 23, 12:29

The penetration rate of VR-enabled smartphones and tablets, as well as shipments of VR devices bundled with gaming consoles or PCs will continue to soar in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

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...

Server shipments expected to pick up as Internet service providers place orders

Sep 22, 14:27

With Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon ready to pull in their new datacenter server orders for the second half, sources from the server-related upstream supply chain expect server shipments to enjoy growth in the last half of 2016 and competition between server players will also start heating...

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.

China market: Huawei striving to develop cloud datacenter business

Sep 21, 10:57

Huawei plans to inject an annual R&D expenditure of US$1 billion in the next few years to develop its cloud datacenter products, aiming to generate revenues of US$10 billion from cloud-related business by 2020.

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.

Digitimes Research: Collaborative robots to drive Industry 4.0 smart manufacturing

Sep 20, 14:16

Buoyed by increasing investments by makers and rising popularity in use, collaborative robots, which are designed to promote collaborative operations between human being and machines, are expected to become a major force to push forward Industry 4.0 smart manufacturing, according to Digitimes Resear...

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...

Anaplan chief marketing officer Grant Halloran

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.

Western Digital, Unisplendour form joint venture

Sep 9, 13:53

Western Digital and Unisplendour, a part of China's Tsinghua Unigroup, have announced the launch of their previously-announced joint venture.

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...

BMC chip provider Aspeed reports record revenues for August

Newswatch - Sep 7, 14:22

Baseboard management controller (BMC) chipset provider Aspeed Technology saw its revenues grow 15.4% on month and 41% on year to a record high of NT$132 million (US$4.21 million) in August.

IPC maker Ennoconn reports increased sales for August

Newswatch - Sep 5, 16:04

Industry PC supplier Ennoconn has reported revenues of NT$1.254 billion (US$39.61 million) for August, increasing 4.56% on month and 41.21% on year.

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,...

China manufacturing IoT spending to hit US$128 billion by 2020 as industry shifts from production to services, says IDC

Sep 1, 12:10

Chinese manufacturing enterprises' spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to reach US$127.5 billion by 2020, with a compound average growth rate of 14.7% during 2016 to 2020, according to IDC. Software and services will lead the way for the fast growth of IoT spending in the manufacturing...

Acer invests in 2 startups to expand cloud-based service business

Aug 31, 14:21

Acer has made investments in two startups as it strives to continue expanding its cloud service business.

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.

Nelson Lee, IBM Taiwan hardware business general manager

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...

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