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STSP aims to set up robot production base in Tainan in 4 years

Apr 28, 15:20

The Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) has signed a MOU with an industrial association and a number of academic organizations in southern part of Taiwan, aiming to push for the formation of a robot production base in the STSP.

Data is basis for smart factories

Apr 28, 12:10

Smart factories based on Industry 4.0 turn out not only products but also data, and such data can be stored, processed and analyzed to enable factories' management executives to understand production conditions and make cloud computing-based decisions.

Taiwan server makers see reshuffle of orders from Microsoft, Facebook, Google

Apr 26, 11:12

For Taiwan-based makers of servers for direct sale to clients, there has been a reshuffle of orders for servers used in cloud computing data centers from Microsoft, Facebook and Google in 2017, according to Taiwan-based server supply chain makers.

Micron, Microsoft announce collaboration

Apr 25, 22:17

Micron Technology and Microsoft have announced a collaboration that aims to address the major challenge of providing trusted computing models for IoT deployments in industrial, automotive and consumer environments. As digitization and adoption of Internet Protocol (IP) for sensors and devices becomes...

Taiwan market: CHT expects significant revenues from IoT platform

Apr 25, 12:03

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is to promote its in-house developed IoT platform to the business sector and aims to generate revenues of over NT$10 billion (US$33.04 million) a year from IoT applications within five years, according to company president Hsieh Chi-mao.

Advantech joins e-F@ctory Alliance to promote Industry 4.0

Apr 24, 12:00

Industrial computing device maker Advantech has joined e-F@ctory Alliance established by Japan-based Mitsubishi Electric, in a bid to boost Industry 4.0-based automation of production lines in the Asia Pacific market, according to company president Chaney Ho.

Advantech president Chaney Ho

Storage maker Promise pushes hyperconverged server solutions

Apr 21, 12:11

Taiwan-based storage product maker Promise Technology has been pushing its in-house developed Vskycube hyperconverged server solutions which it will focus on promoting to the industrial automation and surveillance markets.

Foxconn increases investment for robot development

Apr 20, 15:23

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has increased its investment in its robot-development subsidiary in Shenzhen, China by CNY10.39 billion (US$1.51 billion), according to the company.

Quanta Storage to showcase TM5 robot at Hannover Messe 2017

Apr 19, 15:27

Quanta Storage will exhibit the TM5, a 6-axis collaborative robot equipped with built-in ability to recognize bearings to adjust coordinate values at Hannover Messe 2017. The robot offers flexible deployment among different production lines, and low procurement and maintenance costs, according to the...

Quanta Storage TM5 robot

Gigabyte to deal out NT$2.60 dividend for 2016

Newswatch - Apr 18, 21:17

Gigabyte Technology plans to deal out dividends of NT$2.60 in cash for 2016 based on its earnings of NT$3.64 per share for the year, according to the company.

Gigabyte, ASRock to see increases in server revenues in 2017

Apr 17, 15:55

Because of weakening motherboard demand, Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI), ASRock and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), which together contribute 90% of the worldwide motherboard shipments, have seen dropping sales in the past few years. But Gigabyte and ASRock...

IEI sees rising demand for medical care equipment

Apr 17, 14:06

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker IEI Integration is seeing its investments in medical care equipment development taking off as many countries have begun pushing their smart medical care markets and thus created demand for related equipment, according to company president Jordan Jiang.

Axiomtek expects more business opportunities by selling Etherwan

Apr 17, 12:07

Commenting on the company's decision of selling its subsidiary Etherwan Systems to Germany-based Elektrophoenix, Axiomtek chairman YT Yang said that the transaction will give Axiomtek the opportunity to form an even deeper partnership with Phoenix Contact, the parent company of Elektrophoneix.

Digitimes Research: Nissan Motor developing self-driving technology

Apr 14, 15:56

Nissan Motor launched new Serena, a sedan car equipped with in-house-developed ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology designed for running in single-lane traffic along highways, in the Japan market in August 2016, and aims to upgrade the autonomous driving level of ProPilot to running in interchangeable-lane...

Advantech pushing ELAA for IoT solutions

Apr 14, 12:16

Advantech has unveiled the latest progress on its Embedded Linux and Android Alliance (ELAA), which was announced at Embedded World 2017 in March. Players including AIMobile, Archermind Technology, Canonical, Lineo, Retronix, RTSoft, Timesys, Thundersoft and Witekio have been invited into the allian...

Advantech eyes IoT opportunities with ELAA

Dell looking to help upgrade Taiwan enterprises with cloud computing

Apr 13, 14:30

Dell has announced plans to establish Digi-Cloud Alliance in Taiwan and is partnering with telecom carriers, cloud application developers and system integrators to assist Taiwan's enterprises to advance into the cloud computing era.

China fabless firm Montage Tech gearing up for data centers and cloud computing

Apr 13, 11:10

China-based fabless IC firm Montage Technology is engaged in the development of processors and hybrid DIMM solutions for data centers and cloud computing, and is targeting to enter mass production of the chips in 2018.

Huawei to promote public cloud and video content services in 2017

Apr 12, 14:28

Huawei is committed to help the community develop into smart society, according to Eric Xu, vice chairman and rotating CEO of Huawei Technologies.

Huawei rotating CEO Eric Xu

Taiwan IPC maker Axiomtek sells subsidiary to Elektrophoenix

Apr 12, 11:47

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Axiomtek has announced a plan to sell its network product subsidiary Etherwan Systems to Germany-based Elektrophoenix, a subsidiary of Phoenix Contact. The transaction amount will be NT$1.01 billion (US$32.97 million), or NT$94.50 per share.

Advantech reports strong sequential revenue gains for March

Newswatch - Apr 11, 15:29

Industrial computing device and solution supplier Advantech has reported revenues of NT$4.014 billion (US$131.06 million) for March 2017, up 35.69% on month but down 1.64% on year.

Spending on cognitive and AI systems in Western Europe is forecast to reach EUR$1.5 billion in 2017, says IDC

Apr 10, 23:46

An update to the Worldwide Semiannual Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide from IDC forecasts Western European revenues for cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) systems will reach EUR$1.5 billion (US$1.59 billion) in 2017, an increase of 40.0% over 2016. Western European spending...

Advantech offers smart transportation solution for use in electric buses

Apr 10, 23:40

Industrial computing device maker Advantech has cooperated with electric vehicle assembler Kaison Green Energy Technology (KGET) to provide an in-house-developed smart transportation solution for use in KGET-produced electric buses, according to Advantech.

Hiwin monthly revenues hit record high in March

Newswatch - Apr 10, 15:26

Robot and motion control mechanical component maker Hiwin Technologies has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$1.59 billion (US$51.85 million) for March 2017, increasing 37.11% from a year earlier.

Looking to expand presence in PC market: Q&A with AMD CEO Lisa Su

Apr 10, 14:58

AMD has been aggressively looking to expand its presence in the PC market. It has released its new Ryzen series processors and its Vega series GPUs are expected to be launched soon.

Lisa Su, AMD CEO

Worldwide cloud IT infrastructure spending grows 9.2% to US$32.6 billion in 2016, says IDC

Apr 7, 14:17

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 9.2% on year to US$32.6 billion in 2016, with vendor revenues for the fourth...

Advantech identifies key growth drivers for company

Apr 6, 16:21

Advantech is hosting its Service-IoT World Partner Conference 2017 from April 6-8, and during a keynote the company identified key growth drivers: smart medical care; smart retail and logistic applications and businesses; its South Korea-based medical monitor vendor Advantech Kostec; and cloud computing...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan server revenues expected to grow 5.9% on year in 2017

Apr 6, 14:25

Because of rising demand for cloud computing, shipments of server and rack products have increased, and revenues at Taiwan's server motherboard, storage and network equipment players grew 4.8% on year to reach around NT$559 billion (US$18.38 billion) in 2016, and will grow another 5.9% on year in 20...

Getac expects revenues to grow 5-10% in 2017

Stockwatch - Apr 5, 22:19

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology expects sales of its rugged PC products to grow by a double digit rate in 2017, while total revenues will increase by 5-10% in the year, according to company chairman James Hwang.

Massive shift to hybrid infrastructure services underway, says Gartner

Apr 5, 16:02

The growth of cloud and industrialized services and the decline of traditional data center outsourcing (DCO) indicate a massive shift toward hybrid infrastructure services, according to Gartner.

Acer suffers net loss per share of NT$1.62 in 4Q16 due to intangible asset impairment

Mar 31, 11:00

Acer has released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016, posting net loss per share of NT$1.62 (US$0.051) for 2016 due to recognition of NT$6.36 billion (US$197 million) in impairment of intangible assets in the fourth quarter in accordance with IAS (International Accounting Standard)...

Getac Technology reports strong earnings for 2016

Stockwatch - Mar 30, 15:46

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.08 billion (US$68.59 million) for 2016, increasing 63.27% from a year earlier.

Competition in AI platform market intensifying

Mar 29, 15:56

Major chip players, including Intel, Nvidia, Qualcomm and AMD, have all stepped up their efforts to develop related artificial intelligence (AI) platforms, making the AI market a fierce battlefield in 2017.

Inventec expects 10% growth in 2017 server revenues

Mar 29, 11:21

ODM Inventec expects sales revenues from servers in 2017 to grow 10% on year, the company indicated at a March 28 investors conference.

Digitimes Research: Car vendors focusing on adding autonomous driving solutions into ADAS

Mar 28, 15:36

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have been developed in a direction of featuring autonomous driving solutions that can take control to enhance road safety, instead of simply acting as a warning system to assist drivers.

Lida expects rising demand for eco-friendly air compressors from China

Mar 28, 15:05

Taiwan-based air compressor maker Lida Holding expects China's growing adoption of automated production lines and increased demand for eco-friendly production to raise manufacturers' demand for their power-saving and low-noise compressors.

Digitimes Research: China robot industry developing fast, but risks oversupply in low-end segment

Mar 28, 11:27

China has strong demand for robots, but locally produced robots took up only 26.7% of its demand in 2015. Too meet the demand, China firms have geared up development of robots with government incentives in recent years and the use of robots has extended from manufacturing to other sectors. But the...

IPC maker IEI Integration reports increased earnings for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 28, 11:08

Industrial PC (IPC) supplier IEI Integration saw its net profits grow 17% on year to NT$1.367 billion (US$45.19 million) in 2016. EPS for 2016 stood at NT$4.15 compared to NT$3.55 of a year earlier.

Advantech modularizes manufacturing process at China factory

Mar 27, 16:14

Industrial computing solution provider Advantech has modularized manufacturing process at its factory in Kunshan, eastern China, to cope with frequent changes in production for small-volume diverse-model orders with short lead time, according to the company.

Adlink partners with MVTec on machine vision products

Mar 24, 15:27

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Adlink Technology has announced a strategic alliance with Germany-based software designer MVTec Software to jointly develop new industrial-level smart camera products.

Adlink pushing machine vision products

Microsoft announces IP licensing program for connected cars

Mar 23, 15:37

The automotive industry is undergoing a digital transformation. The technology in automobiles that's connected to the Internet and capable of receiving services from the cloud is ushering in a new wave of innovation. In fact, by some estimates, over the next three years, more than 90% of all cars will...

VIA eyes panoramic photography business opportunity

Mar 23, 15:26

VIA Technologies has been shifting its focus from the PC processor market to the embedded sector and has recently announced its new Vpai 720 degree panoramic photography solution. The company has formed partnerships with China-based vendors to sell seven mobile panoramic cameras based on the solution...

POS vendor Posiflex reports strong EPS for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 22, 11:15

Own-brand POS equipment maker Posiflex Technology has reported net profits of NT$649 million (US$21.34 million) for 2016, increasing 5.37% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$9.34 (US$0.306) for the year, the company's highest in 11 years.

Advantech to push Industry 4.0 in Thailand with local partners

Mar 21, 12:14

Industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech recently hosted a forum in Bangkok, Thailand focusing on Industry 4.0 and has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Thailand's Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) and local leading ICT player Computer Union, looking to push into Thailand's Industry 4.0 market.

Industry 4.0 pushes light design of industrial computers, says Advantech

Mar 20, 14:51

Industry 4.0 is increasing demand for intelligence, computing capability and connectivity across terminal devices, controllers and sensor devices, and this has led to conceptual changes in the design of industrial computers. Industrial computers have a lesser need to have strong computing capability...

Foxconn to deepen cooperation with Czech-based KKCG, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 20, 12:43

Foxconn Electronics and Czech-based KKCG will deepen their cooperation by jointly establishing a EUR100 million (US$107.5 million) IT-focused investment fund, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (END) report.

Advantech offers modularized industrial computers

Mar 17, 16:05

Advantech has offered modularized industrial computers for making customized products that are characterized by diverse models and small volumes, according to the company.

Advantech and partners form Embedded Linux & Android Alliance

Mar 17, 11:41

Industrial computing device maker Advantech has announced at Embedded World 2017 the formation of Embedded Linux & Android Alliance (ELAA) through partnership with AIMobile, ArcherMind, Canonical, Lineo, Retronix, RTSoft, Timesys, ThunderSoft and Witekio.

Taipei looking to transform city into test ground for IoT applications

Mar 16, 15:09

The city government of Taipei, Taiwan is looking to cooperate with enterprises to test various kinds of IoT applications in the city, according to vice mayor Charles Lin. Lin said that he expects Taipei's Smart City Summit and Expo show to become the largest communication platform among cities and...

Advantech offers WISE-PaaS Marketplace

Mar 16, 10:27

Industrial computing device maker Advantech has announced at the ongoing Embedded World 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany the offering of WISE-PaaS Marketplace, an online store of various software specifically for IoT (Internet of Things) application, through cooperation with ARM, Microsoft, Intel Security...

Taiwan startups creating platforms via Microsoft Visual Studio and cloud services

Mar 15, 10:17

Taiwan-based startups Pyramius, Wishing-Soft and Biomdcare are releasing software products designed using Microsoft's Visual Studio and services. To support such demand, Microsoft has released new Virtual Studio software to help developers design apps for iOS and Android via its Universal Windows Platform...

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