Toshiba reorganization to strengthen IoT-related business
Jan 23, 10:21
Toshiba has announced that the company will consolidate departments involved in information and communication technology (ICT) solutions into its in-house Cloud & Solutions Company on April 1. The move will allow the company to promote the business that exploits the Internet of Things (IoT).
HP, Dell adopt new approaches to regain server orders
Jan 22, 12:31
Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell have both recently taken steps looking to win back orders that were lost to Taiwan-based white-box server players. HP has partnered with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to offer price-competitive solutions in North America, while Dell is launching solutions...
Smart City Expo kicks off in Taipei
Jan 21, 16:13
The Smart City Summit and Expo in Taipei kicked off on January 20 featuring a variety of solutions such as connectivity, cloud computing, and construction and management to create smart cities.
Taiwan has chance to serve as major IoT application center, says TCA chairman
Jan 20, 16:23
Taiwan's technology industry, being a major design and manufacturing base for the global IT industry, is now stepping up efforts developing Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city applications and therefore Taiwan has a chance to become a major center for global IoT applications, according to TH Tung,...
Quanta, Wiwynn not in hurry to join China data center competition
Jan 15, 15:28
Although China is currently seeing strong demand for cloud computing data centers, Taiwan-based Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, a server brand subsidiary of Wistron are not in a hurry to strive for related orders and will continue to devote their efforts to meeting demand from clients in Europe and North...
Intel to partner with more IT players for IoT opportunities
Jan 15, 11:39
In addition to existing partnerships with Amazon, IBM, Eurotech and General Electric (GE), Intel is preparing to team up with more IT firms such as AT&T, Verizon, Cisco, SAP and Microsoft to expand into the Internet of Things (IoT) industry in 2015, according to sources from the upstream supply...
Quanta, Wiwynn to set up data center server factories in Europe, Mexico
Jan 8, 21:40
Taiwan-based notebook ODM Quanta Computer, in view of large potential demand for servers used in cloud computing data centers in Europe and North America, will set up a server factory in Germany, while Wiwynn, ODM Wistron's subsidiary specifically responsible for producing and marketing servers, will...
IoT-related M&A spending exceeds US$14 billion in 2014, says research firm
Jan 8, 14:05
Acquirers stepped up their activity in the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace in 2014, spending approximately US$14.3 billion to acquire 60 companies in 2014. That spending is almost eight times the total spent by acquirers prior to 2014 and represents a fortyfold increase over 2013, according to...
Shuttle to showcase smart home solutions at CES 2015
Dec 31, 15:31
Taiwan-based ODM Shuttle will exhibit SmartVille, an in-house-developed hardware/software-integrated smart home solutions mainly consisting of a control center, a Z-Wave gateway and healthcare measurement instruments to provide home-based smart environmental monitoring, security surveillance, healthcare...
Compal looking to acquire more IoT and IPC companies in 2015
Dec 31, 15:09
Compal Electronics is planning to take a more aggressive approach to acquiring industrial PC and Internet of Things (IoT) companies in 2015 and has already identified some emerging companies in the US Bay Area as its targets, according to company president Ray Chen.
Commentary: Competition in cloud server market heating up
Dec 26, 15:55
Since server products have longer product life cycles than PCs and smartphones, global server shipments have been hovering around 10 million units a year for some time. However, the industry is set for more volatile changes in 2015 following the establishment of a server joint venture by Hewlett-Packard...
Acer unveils smart classrooms in China
Dec 26, 12:35
Smart classrooms with hardware and software provided by Taiwan-based vendor Acer were unveiled in a primary school in Chongqing, western China, on December 25, with Acer founder Stan Shih and chairman George Huang attending the ceremony, according to Acer.
Computex 2015 out of booths
Dec 22, 21:58
Although Computex 2015 will not begin until June 2015, booths for the show have already sold out as many emerging players in the cloud computing and Internet of thing (IoT) industries are looking to promote their innovations and products via the show, according to the show host Taipei Computer Association...
Internet of Things stimulates MEMS market, says IHS
Dec 19, 11:00
The explosive expansion of the Internet of things (IoT) is driving rapid demand growth for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices in areas including asset-tracking systems, smart grids and building automation, according to IHS.
Thin clients emerge unscathed from the battle with PCs in EMEA, says IDC
Dec 18, 15:41
The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) thin-client market posted single-digit growth in the third quarter of 2014, according to IDC. In 2014, during a transition period of IT upgrades, thin clients were competing directly and intensely with commercial PCs for markets share. Although thin clients...
Arbor Technology partners with mTouche to tap Malaysia market
Dec 18, 14:52
Industrial computing solution provider Arbor Technology has announced that it has partnered with mTouche Technology Berhad, a Malaysia-based provider of mobile value-added services, for strategic cooperation to tap Malaysia's smart technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) markets.
Business software vendor SAP looks to team up with Taiwan cloud data centers
Dec 16, 22:09
Enterprise software and service provider SAP is looking to sign a number of strategic alliance agreements with Taiwan-based cloud data centers in 2005, driven by growing demand for cloud applications from small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), according Janice Lai, general manager of SAP Taiwan.
Quanta, Wiwynn to achieve 2014 server business goals
Dec 16, 12:09
Wistron's white-box server subsidiary Wiwynn and Quanta Computer are expected to achieve their server business goals for 2014, but in anticipation of growing competition in the server market in 2015, the two players have already stepped up efforts looking to expand their shipments, according to sources...
Digitimes Research: US server vendors see growing threat from China competitors
Dec 15, 15:33
With the server market's rapid growth and the China government's aggressive efforts to build up the country's server industry, China-based server brand vendors have all seen their annual shipment growths surpassing 50% in the past few years. As Lenovo completed the acquisition of IBM's server business...
IoT boosts embedded systems growth, says IC Insights
Dec 12, 15:15
Since 2006, there have been more embedded systems, industrial equipment, sensor devices, instruments, meters, cameras, animals, and other objects connected to the Internet than humans using computers, smartphones, and other electronics for information technology. Until recently, steady increases in...
Taiwan notebook ODMs looking to expand medical electronics business
Dec 12, 12:03
In view of stagnant demand for notebooks, Taiwan-based notebook ODMs are turning to focus on strengthening their medical electronics business and are forming relationships with hospitals, clinics and medical service providers and looking for potential partners for joint ventures or mergers, according...
Intel announces IoT platform
Dec 10, 15:55
Intel has announced the Intel IoT platform, an end-to-end reference model designed to unify and simplify connectivity and security for the Internet of things (IoT). Intel also introduced integrated hardware and software products based on the new platform and new relationships with an expanded ecosystem...
Advantech has no interest in smart home/appliance industries
Dec 10, 14:58
Taiwan-based leading IPC supplier Advantech will continue to foucs on developing industrial-related products and will not step into the smart home and smart appliance industries although these industries are growing in popularity, according to company chairman KC Liu.
Competition in Taiwan IPC industry heating up
Dec 10, 12:02
Competition in Taiwan's industrial PC (IPC) sector has begun to intensify recently amid rising demand for IPC products and embedded PC systems driven by the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city applications, according to industry sources.
Advantech, Microsoft to jointly set up IoT platform
Dec 5, 16:09
Advantech will team up with Microsoft to set up an IoT WISE-Cloud (Wireless IoT Sensing Embedded-Cloud) platform to develop related solutions and products for a wide range of IoT and Big Data applications, according to company president Chaney Ho.
Quanta Computer, Wiwynn eye server orders from large retail chains
Dec 5, 14:19
As large retail chains including Walmart, Best Buy and Target plan to set up data centers to operate e-commerce, server makers Quanta Computer and Wiwynn are looking to land orders based on their lower prices compared to brand vendors' quotes, according to industry sources.
Quanta targeting healthcare for IoT
Dec 4, 15:25
Commenting on the Internet of things (IoT) business opportunities, Quanta Computer CTO Ted Chang said the industry in still at the initial stage of development, but the business will grow rapidly since it is not about hardware specification breakthroughs, but whether applications are able to satisfy...
Worldwide Ethernet switch market reaches US$5.99 billion in 3Q14, says IDC
Dec 4, 15:14
The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) reached a record US$5.99 billion in the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 4.4% on year and 4.9% on quarter. Meanwhile, the worldwide total router market declined 2.7% on year despite growing 3.3% sequentially, according to IDC.
Foxconn earns US$12.4 million from selling GoPro stock
Dec 3, 22:04
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced that its subsidiary Foxteq Holdings sold 211,354 shares of GoPro stock at US$75 per share and earned US$15.85 million from the trade, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Firich invests in Russia casino, says paper
Newswatch - Dec 1, 16:07
POS device maker Firich Enterprises has invested in Tigre de Crystal, a casino being built in the Russian city of Vladivostok, for a 25% stake, and will begin to ship slot machines for use in the casino in December 2014, according to Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN).
Taiwan server ODMs expanding services
Dec 1, 16:01
Taiwan-based server ODMs have been aggressively expanding their services worldwide. Quanta Computer's server centers in Japan, and in China's Hangzhou and Beijing have recently started operating, while its office in Germany will also begin operation by the end of 2014.
Taiwan medical equipment industry output value rising, says IEK
Nov 28, 11:31
Taiwan's medical equipment industry output value has already increased 5.4% on year in 2014 to NT$85.8 billion (US$2.78 billion), driven by demand for new and smart applications, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) of Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (IT...
Server player AIC sees SSD server orders from Sony and France client, says paper
Newswatch - Nov 24, 22:04
Taiwan-based server player AIC has recently landed orders from Sony for its NVMe PCIe solid state drive (SSD) server solution SB122-TO and also acquired orders from the largest data center in France for the same device, and the orders are expected to boost the company's gross margins in the fourth...