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Hotspot 2.0 becomes mainstream as deployments exceed 6 million hotspots by 2020, says ABI Research

Oct 2, 12:21

Mobile operators are increasingly relying on Wi-Fi networks, both directly and indirectly, to support their businesses. Out of the massive global Wi-Fi coverage in 2020, at least six million public locations will support Hotspot 2.0 features, according to ABI Research.

Governments in Middle East and North Africa to spend US$11.4 billion on IT in 2015, says Gartner

Sep 30, 14:59

Governments in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US$11.4 billion on IT products and services in 2015, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services. Government comprises state and local governments...

Acer encouraging staff to transfer to BYOC business

Sep 29, 14:00

Acer has been encouraging its staff to transfer to the Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business and is planning to adjust its performance evaluation program to boost workers' willingness to transfer.

Integrated infrastructure and platform market sees 1.7% on-year growth in 2Q15, says IDC

Sep 25, 15:37

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Tracker, the worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms market saw revenues increased by 1.7% on year to US$2.4 billion during the second quarter of 2015. The market shipped 1,210 petabytes of new storage capacity...

Foxconn invests in China-based LifeSmart

Sep 25, 11:28

Foxconn Electronics has committed equity investment in China-based LifeSmart, an Internet-based smart home device vendor, by participating in a capital increase project initiated by LifeSmart, according to industry sources.

Worldwide IT spending across vertical industries to decline 3.5% in 2015, says Gartner

Sep 24, 16:08

Worldwide IT spending across vertical industries is forecast to total US$2.69 trillion in 2015, a 3.5% decrease from 2014, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. Analysts said the rising US dollar is chiefly responsible for the slowdown.

Worldwide information security spending to grow almost 4.7% in 2015, says Gartner

Sep 23, 16:02

Worldwide spending on information security will reach US$75.4 billion in 2015, an increase of 4.7% over 2014, according to the latest forecast from Gartner. The increase in spending is being driven by government initiatives, increased legislation and high-profile data breaches. Security testing, IT...

Taiwan pushing Industry 4.0 developments geared toward smart production

Sep 21, 22:51

The Taiwan Electronic Equipment Industry Association (TEEIA) has formed an Industry 4.0 group that will be geared toward fostering development of smart factory and production processes in Taiwan in order to help local makers stay competitive in the market.

Microcontroller market growth tied to rise in IoT applications

Sep 21, 20:34

The market for microcontroller units (MCUs) used in Internet of things (IoT) applications is on the rise, which is having a positive effect on overall MCU market growth, according to IHS.

Acer, ATS sign partnership with Germany-based car vendor for in-car service solution

Sep 21, 15:14

Acer and its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) partner Advanced Telematic System (ATS) recently signed contracts with a first-tier car vendor in Germany to provide an in-car solution that is able to identify and manage the driver and provide specific navigation and entertainment services. The system will...

Lenovo to merge server brands in 2017

Sep 17, 11:56

Following the acquisition of IBM's x86 server business, Lenovo is planning to merge its two server brands into one and use the unified brand to release products in 2017. Lenovo is already developing new products for 2017, according to product marketing director of Lenovo's Taipei server R&D Center,...

EMEA thin client market shrinks to 5 year low, says IDC

Sep 11, 16:03

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) thin client market faced its third consecutive quarter of negative growth in the second quarter of 2015, reaching the lowest volume in five years. Shipments contracted 17.7% on year to 385,000 units, according to the EMEA Quarterly Enterprise Client Device...

Adlink enjoys over 10% on-year growth in August revenues

Sep 11, 15:39

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) player Adlink Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$788 million (US$24.35 million) for August, down slightly by 1.16% on month, but up 12.23% on year, with combined consolidated revenues for the first eight months of 2015 reaching NT$6.16 billion, up...

IoT player Sysgration to invest US$5.35 million in Leadman Electronics

Sep 10, 15:20

Taiwan-based Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider Sysgration has announced a strategic alliance with US-based Leadman Electronics and will invest US$5.35 million to acquire a 51% stake in the US company.

Sysgration to invest US$5.35 million in Leadman Electronics

Robotics, transparency, and virtual reality will play a critical role of digital transformation in mining, says IDC

Sep 10, 14:22

While the impact of technological transformation and digital disruption has been apparent in IT-intensive sectors for some time, these trends are only recently beginning to influence the mining sector. In what is arguably the most asset-intensive industry, IT is connecting the physical with the virtual...

China market: Aliyun starts using datacenter in eastern China

Sep 10, 10:48

Alibaba Cloud Computing (Aliyun), a member of the Alibaba Group, has inaugurated a cloud computing datacenter in Zhejiang, eastern China.

Advantech reports flat performance for August

Newswatch - Sep 8, 21:49

IPC supplier Advantech has reported revenues of NT$3.096 billion (US$94.48 million) for August, down 2.27% sequentially but up 7.82% on year.

Chicony Power enjoys on-month revenue growth in August

Sep 7, 22:22

Chicony Power has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.34 billion (US$71.52 million), up 8.99% on month, while combined consolidated revenues from January-August were NT$16.75 billion, down slightly by 2.1% on year.

Advantech reports on-month revenue drop for August 2015

Sep 7, 21:48

Advantech Company has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.1 billion (US$94.77 million) for August 2015, representing a 2.27% drop on month, but a 7.82% increase on year. The company has totaled NT$25.08 billion in year-to-date revenues, up 6.93% compared with the same time last year.

IT services spending in CEE is back on track, says IDC

Sep 7, 15:21

IT services spending in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region is bound to emerge from the prolonged stagnation and return to growth in 2015, according to IDC. The CEE IT services market (excluding Russia) will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 4.8% to exceed US$11 billion in total IT...

Acer targeting robot business

Sep 4, 15:59

Acer CEO Jason Chen revealed that the company is planning to invest in a firm that is mainly focusing on robot R&D, before the end of 2015, but he said that the business still requires some time to mature and is unlikely to make great contribution to the company in 2-3 years.

III sets up IoT intelligent commerce SIG to promote smart e-commerce in Taiwan

Sep 2, 11:45

The Taiwan government-sponsored Institute for Information Industry (III) has announced the establishment of the IoT (Internet of Things) Intelligent Commerce SIG (special interest group) for boosting cross-industry cooperation to develop smart e-commerce solutions for application in Taiwan.

Worldwide server shipments grew 8% in 2Q15, while revenue increased 7.2%, says Gartner

Sep 1, 16:01

In the second quarter of 2015, worldwide server shipments grew 8% on year, while revenues increased 7.2% from the second quarter of 2014, according to Gartner.

Advantech, Panasonic, Aurotek cooperate to boost Industry 4.0 in Taiwan

Aug 31, 10:34

Advantech, the largest Taiwan-based industrial computing device maker, Panasonic and Aurotek, a Taiwan sales agent for automation components produced by Advantech and Panasonic, have signed for cooperation to promote Industry 4.0 and smart factory solutions in Taiwan, according to Advantech.

Taiwan market: CHT partners with Microsoft to provide cloud computing services

Aug 27, 11:21

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has signed a strategic-alliance agreement with Microsoft for cooperation on Cloud Solution Provider and Cloud OS Network, with CHT responsible for providing Microsoft Office 365 cloud computing services on a rental basis for CHT's enterprise and government subscribers.

Global service robot market to grow 20-30% annually

Aug 27, 10:56

The market value of service robots globally is expected to grow 20-30% on year, growing from US$8.5 billion in 2015 to over US$20 billion in 2020, according to an industry estimate.

Taiwan businesses urged to develop IoT devices

Newswatch - Aug 26, 11:05

Taiwan-based companies have an advantage in developing IoT products thanks to their innovative ideas, flexibility and efficient implementation, according to John Wang, founder of Tolink, an IoT solution provider.

Litemax to acquire WynMax

Stockwatch - Aug 25, 11:07

Taiwan-based Litemax Electronics, which makes high-brightness LCD modules for industrial, commercial, medical and transportation applications, on August 24 announced the acquisition of WynMax, a Taiwan-based maker of industrial computing devices, by purchasing a 100% stake in the latter for NT$320...

Mobile payments poised for explosive growth in Asia Pacific, says IDC

Aug 19, 15:53

IDC predicts worldwide mobile payments will account for US$1 trillion in value in 2017, up 124% from the less than US$500 billion expected in 2015. Asia Pacific markets will contribute to this growth greatly as mobile commerce transactions with remote payments take off across the region. Driven by...

FIH Mobile to invest US$200 million in India e-commerce platform

Aug 19, 15:45

FIH Mobile, a smartphone manufacturing subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has recently announced it will invest US$200 million via its Singapore-based affiliate Wonderful Stars in Jasper Infotech and will acquire a 4.27% stake in Jasper Infotech's e-commerce platform, Snapdeal,...

Quanta partners with Cisco to push cloud medical services

Aug 18, 12:47

Quanta Computer has partnered with Cisco to provide hardware- and software-integrated services to hospitals and clinics. Quanta will combine its QOCA medical platform, which it developed jointly with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with Cisco's cloud computing solutions and the services...

Taiwan firms optimize OpenStack software products for transition, says COO

Aug 18, 12:20

Taiwan's software developers and related firms will deploy cloud infrastructure and step into the related application market by getting involved in programs and applications initiated by OpenStack, according to Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation.

COO Mark Collier (left) and community manager Tom Fifiled of OpenStack Foundation

AIC sees 2Q15 revenues decline

Aug 14, 14:40

Taiwan-based server chassis maker AIC has announced second-quarter revenues saw a sequential drop of 47.9%, but gross margin returned to 22.96%, up 8.7pp from a quarter ago. The company's EPS in the second quarter was NT$1.34 (US$0.04), slightly better market watchers' expected NT$1.00-1.10.

Arbor forms partnership with Trade-Van for smart shopping business

Aug 13, 12:45

Following its cooperation with MediaTek and Wistron, Taiwan-based industrial PC maker Arbor Technology on August 12 signed contracts to form a partnership with Taiwan-based Trade-Van Information to establish a smart shopping district in central Taiwan.

Digitimes Research: Samsung Artik products to support Arduino standard

Aug 13, 12:12

Samsung Electronics has announced that it will seek to make its Artik platform products as Arduino-certified platforms for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, a move which indicates a growing concern for the open hardware source community to play a more important role in the development of new IoT...

Foxconn revenues up nearly 20% on year in July

Newswatch - Aug 11, 21:43

Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$312.19 billion (US$9.86 billion) for July 2015, down 2% on month but up 19.97% on year.

Automation component maker Chelic reports decreased revenues for July

Aug 10, 11:06

Taiwan Chelic, a maker of pneumatic automation components, has reported revenues of NT$156 million (US$4.988 million) for July, compared to NT$160 million of a month ago and NT$158 million a year earlier.

SmartCity China 2015 to be hosted in Shenzhen at the end of August

Aug 7, 14:30

The SmartCity China 2015 conference will be hosted from August 31 to September 3 in Shenzhen, China and several IT players and organizations including Alibaba, Tencent, Uber as well as Digital China, Inspur, China Mobile, China Telecom and the Jiangsu Posts and Telecommunications Planning and Design...

Acer reportedly lands server orders from TSMC

Aug 5, 15:22

Acer has reportedly obtained orders for servers used in data centers from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which could affect TSMC's orders to its original supplier IBM, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

China market: Huawei to offer business-use cloud services

Aug 4, 15:48

China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has announced that it plans to launch business-use cloud services in the China market, in addition to its current role as being a telecom equipment and solution supplier.

Digitimes Research: RT Works launches robot to help people walk

Aug 4, 11:07

Japan-based RT Works has launched Robot Assist Walker RT. 1, an autonomous walking-assisting cart to help old people walk, in the Japan market, becoming the fourth model of personal care robots that have been certified by ISO 13482 safety requirements, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan motherboard players targeting China embedded market for growth

Aug 3, 15:39

Seeing that PC demand remains weak, motherboard players have been trying to expand into the embedded product market especially in China. Players such as Gigabyte Technology and ASRock have acquired some point of sales (POS) and small digital signage device orders from China since early 2015, posing...

Taiwan motherboard players see business opportunities in China embedded market

Risks to drive US$10 billion cyber insurance market by 2020, says firm

Aug 3, 14:38

Continued and sustained cyberattacks are having a ruinous effect on enterprises and driving up the cost of incident response. With over 900 million reported records exposed in 2014, more companies are seriously starting to consider transferring risks to insurance providers. Despite growing awareness...

Adlink Technology 2Q15 revenues hit record

Aug 3, 11:43

Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology generated consolidated revenues of NT$2.394 billion (US$76.9 million) for the second quarter of 2015, the highest quarterly level on record, the company said at a July 31 investors conference.

Electronic dictionary vendor Global View sets up business incubator in Beijing

Jul 31, 16:08

Taiwan-based Global View, an e-dictionary and e-translator vendor, has set up an innovative business incubator in Beijing, aiming to help Taiwan-based teams establish startup companies in China, according to company chairman Chou Chih-yuan.

Global View chairman Chou Chih-yuan

Acer pushing investments in startups

Jul 31, 14:54

Acer has announced to cooperate with Taiwan's Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs, which will be represented by Institute for Information Industry (III) to push a plan to nurture emerging industries and related Taiwan-based startup companies. Acer's Build Your Own...

Adlink posts 1H15 net EPS of NT$1.77

Stockwatch - Jul 31, 11:39

Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology on July 30 released its financial report for the first half of 2015, recording consolidated revenues of NT$4.58 billion (US$149 million), net profit of NT$355 million and net EPS of NT$1.77.

Notebook component makers shift to server applications along with ODMs

Jul 31, 11:36

While notebook ODMs, such as Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics, have been expanding staff specifically for servers used in cloud computing data centers, their component suppliers, including thermal modules, power supplies and metal stamping, have also extended related production, according to...

Taiwan IoT makers have to develop innovative applications, says Acer founder

Jul 29, 16:08

To compete for business opportunities in the global Internet of things (IoT) market, Taiwan-based makers should capitalize on advantages in information and communication technology to create hardware added value through developing innovation applications, Acer founder Stan Shih said at an IoT forum...

Dell server shipments, revenues enjoying double-digit growth, says top executive

Jul 24, 16:10

Dell's server shipments and revenues have been growing at a double-digit rate over the past few years, and it now ranks as the second-largest server vendor globally in terms of shipments and revenues, according to Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, vice president and general manager of server solutions unit at...

Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, vice president and general manager of server solutions unit at Dell
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