Acer to form 1,000-member team for BYOC business in a year
Jul 2, 15:14
Acer currently has about 200 employees in Taiwan and North America specifically for its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business unit, and as demand for BYOC services has far exceeded supply capacity, the company plans to recruit more R&D and marketing personnel in one year to form a 1,000-member team,...
Taipower to limit power supply to industrial users
Jun 30, 15:03
With Taiwan's power consumption having risen significantly due to hot weather, the government-owned Taipower's operating reserve may drop to as low as 2.2% shortly and the issue could lead to malfunctions of some of its mid- or large-size machines. As a result, Taipower is planning to cut power supply...
TEEMA opens 2nd Smart Living Center in Nantong, China
Jun 30, 14:49
The second Smart Living Center, planned by the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA) and located in Nantong, China opened on June 29, linked with the Smart Living Center in Taiwan. The two centers represent cross-strait communication and partnership.
Broadcom expands strategic collaborations in China
Jun 26, 15:58
Broadcom has announced a series of MoU agreements with several China-based companies, including Hangzhou H3C Technologies, Inspur and StarTimes. The signing of these agreements reflects Broadcom's ongoing commitment to expand strategic relationships in Asia and drive further innovation in home entertainment...
Mitac prepares 3 new IoT products for cars
Jun 24, 22:23
Taiwan-based Mitac International is aggressively trying to enter into the Internet of Things (IoT) for the car market via its sub-brand Magellan and has recently launched three new products under the brand, the Magellan Navigation Box, designed specifically for cross-country enthusiasts; Smartphone...
InnoDisk, Supermicro and Toshiba team up for SSD cloud storage
Jun 22, 11:32
Taiwan-based InnoDisk, which develops and manufactures industrial-class storage products, has disclosed the company is partnering with NAND flash chip vendor Toshiba and Super Micro Computer (Supermicro), a specialist in application-optimized servers, workstations, blades, storage and GPU systems,...
Embedded server product maker Artesyn opens new R&D center in Taiwan
Jun 16, 15:42
To provide better service to its Taiwan-based cloud server clients such as Quanta Computer, Inventec and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), embedded computing and power product maker Artesyn Embedded Technologies opened an R&D center in Taiwan on June 15.
Quanta to strengthen software R&D for enterprise server business
Jun 16, 15:34
Quanta Computer reportedly is planning to expand its server business software team and will double the existing personnel to 100 by the end of 2015 and double the number again to 200 in 2016 to prepare for entering the enterprise server industry, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Adlink focuses 2015 operations on enhancing smart application
Jun 12, 10:48
Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology focuses 2015 business operations on strengthening development of product lines for smart application to automated measurement and testing, networking and communication, medical purposes, transportation, military purposes and information used in entertainment,...
Global 2015 semiconductor market less favorable, says VIS executive
Jun 11, 22:02
Handset makers are still working through some inventory issues while the IoT market boom has not yet arrived, said FC Tseng, vice chairman for specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), during the company's recent shareholders meeting. 2015 will not be as good as 2014, Tseng in...
MediaTek partners with AMobile for IoT solutions
Jun 11, 15:57
In addition to cooperating with industrial PC players such as Advantech, MediaTek has also established a joint venture with AMobile, looking to create Internet of things (IoT) solutions with AMobile's experience in the supply chain and the end market.
Foxconn revenues down 14% on month in May
Jun 10, 21:24
Foxconn Electronics has reported revenues of NT$301.6 billion (US$9.71 billion) for May, down 14.4% from the previous month but up 12.6% from a year earlier. For the first five months of 2015 revenues amounted to NT$1.668 trillion, increasing 15.4% on year.
Advantech sees decreased May revenues
Jun 10, 15:24
Taiwan-based industrial PC maker Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.01 billion (US$97.4 million) for May 2015, representing a 8.22% drop on month and 0.27% drop on year.
Cadence, TSMC collaborate on IoT IP subsystem
Jun 9, 11:20
Cadence Design Systems has announced that it is collaborating with TSMC on the development of an Internet of Things (IoT) IP subsystem demonstration platform for TSMC's ultra-low power (ULP) process. Targeting wearable, home automation, always-on and industrial control applications, the IP subsystem...
Enterprise storage spending increases 6.8% in 1Q15, says IDC
Jun 8, 15:32
Total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenues grew 6.8% on year to nearly US$8.8 billion during the first quarter of 2015, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker. Total capacity shipments were up 41.1% on year to 28.3EB (exabytes) during the quarter.
Acer expects more new partners for BYOC platform in 2H15
Jun 5, 15:19
Acer has announced it has partnered with Marvell, China-based Hipad, and Canonical, developer of the Ubuntu Linux operating system to expand the ecosystem of its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform. President of Acer BYOC business unit Maverick Shih noted that more new partners and solutions will...
Congatec to build R&D center in Taiwan for better services in Asia
Jun 4, 16:00
Germany-based embedded PC module maker Congatec has announced it will establish an R&D center in Taiwan. The facility will be the company's first R&D center in Asia and the fifth worldwide. With the facility, Congatec is looking to strengthen its embedded design & manufacturing services...
Aidmics pushing innovations for biotechnology industry
Jun 3, 13:59
Several Taiwan-based start-up companies are at Computex 2015's Meet the Future exhibition zone and among them is Aidmics Biotechnology, which is showcasing its latest inspection products that are able to connect with smart mobile devices, and is aggressively looking to enter into the worldwide animal...
TCA chairman optimistic about Taiwan ICT industries despite challenges
Jun 3, 11:59
Computex has evolved into one of the biggest and most important ICT trade shows in the world since its first edition was launched 35 years ago. Computex 2015, which boasts a record number of more than 5,000 exhibition booths, is expected to remain as a robust platform where vendors showcase their new...
IoT just keeps coming and coming, but what about power?
Jun 3, 11:53
In 2012, Germany initialed the "Industry 4.0" plan at the Hannover Messe, whose purpose is to drive the Internet of Things (IoT). Its goal is to facilitate automated production and well as IT-supported production under the M2M framework, and to allow the production model to transform from...
Geared up for IoT: Q&A with Allen Wu, president of ARM Greater China
Jun 2, 18:58
The Cortex-A72 processor is ARM's highest-performance and most advanced processor. Based on the ARMv8-A architecture and launched in early 2015, the Cortex-A72 CPU is meant not only for mobile applications, but also for the enterprise networking and server SoC markets.
Front-end to back-end, choosing the right IoT memory solution by application
Jun 2, 15:56
According to market research institutes, by 2020, the entire world will have 50 billion pieces of equipment that can connect to the Internet. From wearable devices such as smart bracelets and smart watches to smart home appliances, smart corporate buildings, smart factories, connected cars and various...
From IoT to MU-MIMO: Q&A with Broadcom sales VP Michael Hurlston
Jun 2, 14:52
Networking is a hot topic these days, whether it is connecting all devices in the Internet of Things market, increasing Wi-Fi transmission rates in the home and enterprise markets through the introduction of MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) or by simply increasing the speed of...
Intel to acquire Altera for US$16.7 billion
Jun 2, 11:47
Intel and Altera have jointly announced a definitive agreement under which Intel would acquire Altera for US$54 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$16.7 billion.
Welcome to the Computex of Things
Jun 1, 19:36
Computex Taipei, the largest ICT trade show in Asia and the second largest in the world, will begin its 35th year today, attracting over 130,000 visitors, including 38,000 international visitors. While Computex will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors and more than 5,000 booths, this year the show will...
Wistron expanding presence in cloud computing industry, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 1, 14:53
Wistron has been aggressively expanding its presence in the cloud computing industry and has cooperated with hospitals in Taiwan to launch telemedical applications in China and will establish 10,000 smart classrooms for education in China in 2015, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily...
Advantech developing IoT base in northern Taiwan
May 29, 10:20
Industrial computing device maker Advantech is developing an IoT (Internet of Things) R&D and production base in New Taipei City, northern Taiwan. The first phase was completed in 2014 and a 6-story factory building in the second phase is under construction and scheduled to be completed in August...
Foxconn to build supply chain financial service system
May 28, 15:49
Foxconn Electronics plans to build up a financial service system for the industrial supply chain, offering loans and real time information to suppliers within the system, according to company chairman Terry Gou.
Google BrandLab to set up branch office in Singapore in 2H16
Newswatch - May 27, 22:02
BrandLab, a business unit of Google, plans to set up a branch office in Singapore in the second half of 2016 in order to meet increasing demand from brand operators in Japan and Southeast, according to Kim Larson, global director of BrandLab.
BenQ unveils 6 intelligent solutions
May 27, 11:38
IT product, consumer electronics and LED lighting vendor BenQ has unveiled six hardware/software-integrated intelligent solutions aimed at retail operations, manufacturing, energy, education, medical purposes and enterprises' operations. Taiwan and China will be target markets for the time being and...
Acer to showcase IoT solutions for car in 3Q15 with ATS
May 18, 13:58
Acer is set to showcase its new Internet of things (IoT) solutions for cars that it has developed jointly with Germany-based Advanced Telematic Systems (ATS) in the third quarter, said Maverick Shih, head of Acer's BYOC and tablet businesses.
Worldwide PELS market declines in 1Q15, says IDC
May 15, 16:20
Worldwide personal and entry-level storage (PELS) shipments declined 6.4% on year and 13.6% sequentially, finishing the first quarter of 2015 with 17.6 million units, according to the IDC Worldwide Personal and Entry Level Storage Tracker. Shipment values declined along with shipments, down 11.6% from...
Compal to establish holding company for IPC business
May 12, 16:09
Compal Electronics chairman Ray Chen stated during an investors conference on May 11 that the company will accelerate its pace for acquiring or investing in industrial PC (IPC) players and the company will also establish a holding company for the acquired or invested in industrial PC companies. The...
Taiwan server players look to expand into China
May 12, 15:42
Taiwan server players such as Inventec, Mitac International and AIC are optimistic about China's server market and have been accelerating their expansion into the market, while Quanta Computer is reportedly planning to form a deeper relationship with China-based server vendor Inspur and Wiwynn will...
Acer targeting China, India, Malaysia and the Philippines for BYOC business
May 11, 15:30
Taiwan-based Acer is looking to export its cloud computing services to other countries and has targeted China, India, Malaysia and the Philippines as it looks for local system integrators for cooperation. Acer's president of Pan-Asia Pacific Regional Operation Oliver Ahrens noted that the company is...