Inventec plans to launch cloud computing services via cooperation with Microsoft
Nov 19, 15:45
Inventec is talking with Microsoft about cooperation to integrate Microsoft-developed cloud computing software with Inventec hardware to launch related services in 2015, with target users to be small-to-medium-size enterprises in Taiwan and China, according to the company, adding that Inventec is setting...
Commentary: Foxconn strives to rekindle its e-commerce business
Nov 17, 11:15
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has tried again to build up its e-commerce business by removing its flagship online store, flnet.com, from its host web in China, the Alibaba-run T-Mall.com, and enhanced the presence of flnet.com by promoting "Double 11" Single's Day online...
Alibaba preparing for upcoming global Double 11 online shopping holiday
Nov 10, 22:23
The upcoming so-called "Double 11" online shopping holiday in China will be a crucial test for China-based Internet service giant Alibaba Group Holding after the group debuted on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) recently, according to industry sources. The Double 11 shopping festival, which...
Avalue Technology posts 3-quarter net EPS of NT$2.54
Nov 7, 16:15
Embedded computing and industrial computer maker Avalue Technology recorded consolidated revenues of NT$2.674 billion (US$88.8 million), gross margin of 24.2%, net operating profit of NT$168 million, net profit of NT$133 million and net EPS of NT$2.54 for January-September 2014, the company indicated...
HP-Foxconn server joint venture starts competing for data center orders
Nov 5, 19:06
The server joint venture set up by Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Foxconn Electronics has begun to exercise its muscle to solicit data-center server orders from Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon, a trend which will intensify competition in the server segment in 2015, according to industry sources.
Public IT cloud services spending to reach US$127 billion in 2018, says IDC
Nov 4, 00:42
Public IT cloud services spending will reach US$56.6 billion in 2014 and grow to more than US$127 billion in 2018, according to IDC. This represents a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.8%, which is about six times the rate of growth for the overall IT market. In 2018, public IT cloud...
Huawei to be strong competitor in cloud computing industry, says CCAT executive
Oct 28, 14:58
Commenting on recent cloud computing developments, Tzi-Cker Chiueh, secretary general of the Cloud Computing Association in Taiwan (CCAT), has pointed out that business opportunities have become more solid, especially for cloud computing data centers and currently only Taiwan has accumulated sufficient...
Intel updates server processor plan; to release Haswell-EX/EP4S in 2Q15
Oct 27, 15:34
Intel's next-generation server processors for 2015 including new Haswell-EX (Xeon E7 v3 series) and -EP4S (Xeon E5-4600 v3 series), are scheduled to be released in the second quarter of 2015, giving clients more time to transition to the new platform, according to industry sources.
Acer cooperates with Octon to offer enterprise switch solution
Oct 14, 22:25
Acer on October 14 announced a strategic partnership with Octon, a Cayman Islands-registered Taiwan-based provider of contact center software solutions and services, to launch abPBX plus, a communication switch solution for use by enterprises.
Hong Kong Electronics Fair Autumn Edition kicks off
Oct 13, 16:17
Hong Kong Electronics Fair Autumn Edition 2014, organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) from October 13-16, has a total of 4,100 exhibitors showcasing their latest products.
Foxconn, 21Vianet to set up IDC joint venture
Oct 13, 11:39
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and 21Vianet Group, a China-based Internet data center (IDC) service provider, will invest US$25 million initially to establish Smart Time Technologies, a joint venture to provide planning, design, construction, project financing, operation and maintenance...
Server players eye data center orders from Europe
Oct 9, 12:57
As demand for data center hardware in Europe has started growing strong recently, server players including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and Quanta Computer have been aggressively investing resources in the market, looking to land orders, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Advantech seeking cooperation with Haier for IoT
Oct 9, 12:32
Taiwan-based industrial PC maker Advantech is said to have sought a partnership with China-based Haier recently, looking to enter the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Taiwan ODMs say little impact from HP split in short term
Oct 8, 15:29
Hewlett-Packard (HP) will split into two companies, HP Enterprise and HP Inc., but this will not cause a substantial change to its ODM orders in the short term. But if this is the first step to selling HP Inc. (which will focus on PC and printer sales) eventually, the long-term influence remains to...
Foxconn ships white-box servers for data centers
Oct 3, 15:22
Foxconn Electronics has landed orders for white-box servers used in data centers from search engine and e-commerce operators, and software service providers, according to industry sources.
Compal Electronics to become largest shareholder of Avalue Technology
Oct 3, 10:27
Notebook ODM Compal Electronics on October 2 announced that it will acquire a 20.54% stake in Avalue Technology, a Taiwan-based industrial computing device maker, to become the largest shareholder through subscribing to 14 million new shares issued by Avalue for private placement at NT$35.35 per share...
Quanta to establish service center in Europe for server orders
Sep 29, 23:03
To compete for more datacenter server orders, Quanta Computer reportedly will establish a service center in Europe in October, helping its server business to cross North America, Asia and Europe, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Other Taiwan-based makers such as Wistron, Inventec,...
Foxconn donates 3 smart classrooms in Taiwan
Sep 18, 15:13
Foxconn Electronics will donate hardware, software, integrated system platforms and high-speed Internet to set up smart e-learning classrooms in three senior high schools in Taiwan.
Foxconn considering lawsuit over leukemia report
Sep 16, 15:41
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is considering taking legal action against UK-based Daily Mail for its recent report claiming Foxconn employees working in Shenzhen plants have developed leukemia. Foxconn has demand the Daily Mail present evidence of its claim within...
ARTC unveils driverless vehicle
Sep 16, 15:07
Taiwan's Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) has recently unveiled a driverless vehicle that it has spent two years developing.
Advantech cooperates with China Mobile M2M to tap China IoT, smart city market
Sep 15, 15:12
Industrial computing solution developer Advantech and China Mobile M2M, a wholly owned subsidiary of the largest China-based mobile telecom carrier China Mobile, have signed an agreement for strategic cooperation on the Advantech WebAccess industrial IoT (the Internet of Things) application alliance,...
Acer looking to reach five million BYOC users by end of 2014
Sep 15, 14:10
Acer's Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform currently has three million users and the number is estimated to reach five million by the end of 2014 and to surpass 10 million in 2015, according to BYOC business manager Maverick Shih.
Intel launches digital signage turnkey solutions
Sep 12, 12:39
Intel has extended its digital signage business by launching turnkey solutions consisting of its Next Unit Computing (NUC) series and software to retail. The move will put competitive pressure on entry-level digital signage makers, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Delta Electronics signs up Xander as Taiwan sales agent
Aug 28, 12:10
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics on August 26 signed with IT retail channel operator Xander International for Xander to become its Taiwan sales agent for Delta's InfraSuite, a data center solution consisting of power supply systems, rack and accessory modules,...
Good Way Technology listed on OTC
Aug 27, 15:53
USB docking station and peripheral maker Good Way Technology on August 26 started listing on Taiwan's over-the-counter stock market at an initial price of NT$105 (US$3.50) per share. The company said it is developing wireless docking stations and will offer products for testing in November.
Foxconn adopts cloud computing-based security monitoring system
Aug 27, 15:34
Foxconn Electronics has adopted a cloud computing-based security monitoring system equipped with in-house-developed hardware and software at its headquarters in northern Taiwan to monitor labor safety and environmental conditions at its main factories in Taiwan and China, according to industry sourc...