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Quanta Cloud to team up with Intel, RedHat to develop 5G cloud solutions

Dec 11, 13:54

Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a datacenter solution subsidiary of Quanta Computer, will team up with Intel and RedHat to set up a telecom solution laboratory in the Silicon Valley in February 2018, according to QCT president Mike Yang.

Acer sees revenue growth in November

Dec 8, 17:20

Acer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$23.61 billion (US$781.96 million) for November, representing a 5.13% increase on month and 3.89% increase on year.

Asustek reports on-month revenue growth for November

Dec 8, 17:19

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$42.13 billion (US$1.4 billion) for November, up 21.55% on month, but down 13.54% on year.

Asustek subsidiary to push big data for medical care

Dec 8, 15:22

Asus Life, a cloud computing subsidiary of Asustek Computer, has announced to partner with Switzerland-based medical care data collector Clinerion to push medical care big data and a clinical trial service network.

Asustek promoting medical care products

Microsoft Azure adopts AMD EPYC

Dec 7, 15:39

AMD has announced the first public cloud instances powered by its EPYC processor. Microsoft Azure has deployed AMD EPYC processors in its datacenters in advance of preview for its latest L-Series of Virtual Machines (VM) for storage optimized workloads. The Lv2 VM family will take advantage of the...

AI, IoT to greatly benefit Taiwan ICT sector, says TCA chair

Dec 7, 14:14

Taiwan information and communication technology (ICT) industry has no reason to show pessimism about its future prospect, as such new tech applications as AI (artificial intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things), and smart cities will be extended to all the industrial and commercial fields in the near...

TCA chairman Tung Tzu-hsien

Taiwan NARLabs inks LOI with Microsoft on AI collaborations

Dec 7, 13:54

The National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) under Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) signed on December 6 a letter of intent (LOI) with Microsoft Taiwan to build strategic partnership in three areas of AI (artificial intelligence) development: big data technology, AI platform...

NARLabs, Microsoft ink AI cooperation pact

Advantech, Adlink, Synnex tapping IoT markets in Southeast Asia

Dec 6, 14:03

Industrial computing device makers Advantech and Adlink Technology as well as IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International have been promoting IoT (Internet of Things) solutions in markets in Southeast Asia and India, according to industry sources.

Foxconn, Intel, APT jointly unveil edge computing platform in Taiwan

Dec 6, 13:13

Foxconn Electronics, Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) and Intel have jointly unveiled a multi-access edge computing (MEC) platform in Taiwan aiming to offer smart solutions for the AR/VR, healthcare, IoV and retailing industries.

Foxconn, APT and Intel have unveiled the MEC platform for smart applications

Computex orgainzers promote 2018 event in Vietnam, Thailand

Dec 5, 14:10

Organizers of Computex were in Vietnam and Thailand recently promoting the 2018 edition of the Taipei event, which will have a strong focus on artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (AIoT).

Smart city to develop fast amid AI, IoT applications, says expert

Dec 5, 12:13

The raging development of AI (artificial intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things) and cloud computing applications will bring drastic changes to human life, and smart cities, particularly, will see the fastest fermentation, with smart street lights to serve as the best carrier of smart transportation...

Tony An, CMO and COO of Lite-On Technology's Smart Life and Applications Unit

AWS to set up IoT certification laboratory in Taiwan

Dec 5, 10:47

Amazon Web Services (AWS) plans to set up an IoT certification laboratory in Taiwan to tap the growing IoT market in Taiwan and enhance its cooperation with local enterprises, according to Alex Yung, managing director of AWS Greater China.

AWS managing director, Greater China, Alex Yung

Mitac to supply software solutions for car fleet management in North America

Dec 1, 16:02

GPS navigation solution developer Mitac International has reportedly won an open bid to supply software solutions for use to manage car fleets in North America with shipments to be fulfilled on a 3-year contract basis, according to industry sources.

Mitac Holdings president Billy Ho (left)

Roborock expanding production capacity for robot vacuum cleaners

Nov 30, 15:33

China-based Roborock, the maker of both Xiaomi Technology's Mi- and Roborock-branded robot vacuum cleaners, is ramping up its capacity by adding more molds into production lines, according to company founder and CEO Zhang Jin.

Xiaomi, Baidu to jointly develop integrated IoT/AI ecosystem

Nov 29, 15:16

Xiaomi Technology has teamed up with Internet service provider Baidu to jointly develop an integrated IoT+AI ecosystem in China. The hardware-software integrated ecosystem will be established by leveraging Xiaomi's application scenarios, smart hardware devices, big data and Baidu's AI technology, mass...

Connected devices on Xiaomi IoT platform

Chassis maker In Win looks to turn profitable in 2018

Nov 29, 14:30

Computer chassis maker In Win Development is expected to swing back to profitability in 2018 as the company has shifted its production focus to power supply products, IPCs, servers and cloud software solutions, while also reducing production cost by farming out production of electronics parts, according...

Delta to install smart streetlamps supporting NB-IoT in industrial parks

Nov 28, 16:23

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics will install smart LED streetlamps which can be remotely controlled via NB-IoT networks in four industrial parks in northern Taiwan, according to the company.

Delta showcases IIoT solutions for smart manufacturing in Nuremberg

Nov 28, 15:51

Taiwan-based Delta Group, a supplier of power, thermal management and automation solutions, is showcasing its latest integrated solutions and framework for smart manufacturing at the SPS/IPC/Drives/Nuremberg 2017 (SPS 2017) exhibition in Germany.

Server shipments weaker than expected in 2H17

Nov 28, 15:24

Demand for Intel Purley-based servers has not grown as strong as expected in the second half of 2017 with some brand vendors seeing their shipments reaching only half of their original expectations, according to sources from the server upstream supply chain.

Server demand falls short of expectation in 2H17

Race to top of market: Q&A with Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, president of Server Solutions at Dell EMC

Nov 28, 11:19

The acquisition of EMC has enabled Dell's server business to enjoy impressive growth, and Dell stands a good chance of becoming the world's largest supplier by revenues by the end of 2017, according to to Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, president and general manager of Server Solutions at Dell EMC.

Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, president of Server Solutions at Dell EMC

MediaTek launches chipset supporting NB-IoT

Nov 27, 13:03

MediaTek has announced its newest chipset, the MT2621 dual-mode system-on-chip (SoC) designed for Internet of Things (IoT) applications with both narrow band IoT (NB-IoT) Release 14 (R14) and GSM/GPRS connectivity. The MT2621 chipset brings dual-mode cellular technologies for IoT, and ensures lowest...

Commentary: China actively nurturing unicorns in Southeast Asia

Nov 27, 11:30

Statistics from US-based research body CB Insights show that non-US unicorn startups commanded a 50% share of total global unicorns as of the end of August 2017, sharply up from only 37% as of the end of 2014, indicating the US is no longer a dominant country in nurturing startups. It also suggests...

Lenovo assigns new head for Taiwan office

Nov 24, 10:46

Lenovo has appointed Benjamin Lin, its ex-head of the large enterprise PC business group, as general manager of its Taiwan branch office. Lin had worked for Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard (HP) prior to Lenovo.

IT spending in India to reach US$87.1 billion in 2018, says Gartner

Nov 23, 16:05

India IT spending is projected to total US$87.1 billion in 2018, an increase of 9.2% from 2017 estimated spending of US$79.7 billion, according to Gartner.

Automation market full of opportunities, says Aurotek executive

Nov 23, 15:57

Aurotek, founded in 1981, was one of the earliest automation equipment component suppliers in Taiwan. The company started the business as a distribution agent of mechanical equipment components such as bearings, ball screws, and universal joints from Japan, according to Aurotek's special assistance...

Aurotekˇ¦s Special Assistance to Chairman Nelson Chang

Volkswagen adopts Getac diagnostics solutions

Nov 22, 15:47

Getac has developed two robust computer solutions for use in Volkswagen's international and group-wide vehicle diagnostics and other production applications.

Qualcomm suspends IIoT development projects with Taiwan IT players, say sources

Nov 21, 14:58

Qualcomm may also temporarily suspend its cooperation with Taiwan-based IT players on the development of related Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications after it had decided to stop a 5G small cell collaboration project with Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) over to...

Acer digital signage products enter Japan market, says paper

Nov 20, 16:04

Acer has partnered with Japan-based software integration service provider SMedio to begin marketing its digital signage products in Japan's smart retailing market, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Automotive electronics to see strongest growth through 2021, says IC Insights

Nov 17, 15:58

Automotive electronic system sales are forecast to rise by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2016 through 2021, which is the highest among six major end-use system categories, according to IC Insights.

Server DRAM prices to rise in 4Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Nov 17, 11:15

Server DRAM contract prices for the fourth quarter of 2017 are forecast to rise 6-10% sequentially as demand continues to outpace supply, according to DRAMeXchange. Major suppliers are set to see their server DRAM revenues reach the highest levels for the year in the fourth quarter.

Ennoconn to set up development center in China

Nov 17, 09:49

IPC provider Ennoconn plans to set up an operational and development center in Suzhou, eastern China in 2018 in order to grasp business opportunities arising from the China government's Made in China 2025 initiation, according to company sources.

Advantech expanding Europe service center

Nov 16, 11:59

Advantech has announced plans to expand its service center in Europe, doubling the size of the facility's warehouse and office space and almost tripling its assembly services (CTOS) in production capacity.

Quanta gearing up investments for AI, AR, VR and big data

Nov 15, 17:36

Quanta Computer is expanding its investments in AI, AR, VR, wearable devices and big data solutions and expects to roll out more new products starting 2019, according to company chairman Barry Lam.

Quanta chairman Barry Lam (left)

Digital transformation vital to survival of enterprises, says ITRI executive VP

Nov 15, 16:27

With the consumer-driven operation model gaining momentum, how to accelerate digital transformation to create new product values, optimize production process and efficiency, and achieve effective marketing effects has become crucial to securing the survival of enterprises, Liu Chun-ting, executive...

ITRI executive VP Liu Chun-ting

Combination of 5G, IoT applications to bring huge biz, says experts

Nov 14, 15:00

The combination of 5G mobile network and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and applications will pose profound influences to the ICT industry and bring unimaginable business opportunities, as 5G applications will cover three major areas of enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), LPWAN (low power wide...

The Shanghai forum attracts large audience

Synopsys extends help for Taiwan AI development

Nov 14, 14:21

Synopsys has signed a letter-of-intent (LOI) with a Taiwan government-run research lab to form a strategic partnership to help the country develop an artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem.

Advantech and 5 global firms to form Edgecross Consortium for Industry 4.0

Nov 14, 11:12

Intelligent systems supplier Advantech has partnered with Mitsubishi Electric, Omron, NEC, IBM Japan, and Oracle Japan to establish the Edgecross Consortium to overcome boundaries between companies and industries in order to realize collaboration between factory automation (FA) and IT. The objective...

AI to help, not confront humans, says AlphaGo developer Aja Huang

Nov 14, 10:53

AI (artificial intelligence) will not confront human beings but serve as tools at their disopal, as human brain will remain the most powerful, although some say AI machines may be able to talk with people and judge their emotions in 2045 at the earliest, according to Aja Huang, one of the key developers...

Aja Huang, a Taiwanese senior researcher at Google DeepMind

Micron unveils 32GB NVDIMM technology

Nov 14, 09:33

Micron Technology has announced a new 32GB NVDIMM-N offering twice the capacity of existing NVDIMMs, providing system designers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with new flexibility to work with larger data sets in fast persistent memory.

Micron 32GB NVDIMM-N

Intel, Micron increase 3D XPoint manufacturing capacity with IM Flash fab expansion

Nov 14, 09:31

Intel and Micron Technology have announced the completion of an expansion to Building 60 (B60) at the IM Flash facilities in Lehi, Utah. The expanded fab will produce 3D XPoint memory media, a building block of Intel Optane technology that includes Intel Optane memory for clients, the recently announced...

Smart eCare solutions adopted by Taiwan hospitals

Nov 13, 18:30

Smart eCare's software-based smart solutions for medical care have been adopted by several large hospitals in Taiwan including Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Veteran General Hospital, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital and National Cheng Kung University Hospital, according to the company.

Academia Sinica sets up Taiwan AI Academy

Nov 13, 14:24

Taiwan's Academic Sinica has newly inaugurated the Taiwan AI Academy as part of its efforts to help the industrial sectors nurture AI (artificial intelligence) talent and develop AI solutions, according to James C Liao, president of the country's top academic research body.

Qualcomm and Alibaba showcase cloud-to-device integration to help drive LTE IoT in China

Nov 13, 13:43

Qualcomm has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, and Alibaba have ported Alibaba Cloud Link One to run on the Qualcomm MDM9206 global multi-mode LTE IoT modem. This effort showcases how, by pre-integrating the Alibaba Cloud Link One on to the MDM9206 modem, module manufacturers and...

Ways to ease EU GDPR impacts: Q&A with Microsoft legal counsel Neal Suggs

Nov 13, 12:05

Following a two-year buffer period, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enacted by the European Union in April 2016, will officially take effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR, touted as the world's toughest-ever data protection act, will bring great challenges to enterprises, with violators...

Neal Suggs, Microsoft VP and legal counsel

AI may reshape Taiwan role in global tech sector, says Google Taiwan chief

Nov 13, 10:40

As the world is moving into the AI First era from the Mobile First one, AI (artificial intelligence) development will be of great importance to Taiwan and likely to reshape its role in the global high-tech sector, Google Taiwan managing director LF Chien has said.

Google Taiwan managing director LF Chien

China AI unicorn SenseTime eyes new financing of US$500 million

Nov 10, 15:49

China AI unicorn SenseTime is reportedly to announce a new round of financing estimated at around US$500 million within one month, which will be the largest scale of its kind seen in the China AI industry, according to industry sources.

SenseTime and Qualcomm team up to develop AI applications

Getac to fully own WHP via stock swap

Nov 10, 11:40

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has announced that it will increase its stake in US-based WHP Workflow Solutions from 31.87% currently to 100%, making the latter a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Acer 3Q17 net income hits 27-quarter high

Nov 10, 10:16

Acer has announced its the financial results for the third quarter of 2017, with consolidated revenues rising 13% sequentially to reach NT$60.58 billion (US$2.01 billion), and net income hitting a 27-quarter high at NT$1.45 billion.

Acer to own 51% of AOpen shares to expand digital signage business

Nov 10, 10:06

Acer has announced that its participation in AOpen's private placement of shares has been approved by its board of directors. Acer said the move is a part of its strategy to expand its digital signage business, and Acer will also join the management of Aopen's operations to strengthen the cooperation...

China-based Zhaoxin Semiconductor expects CPU sales to double in 2017, 2018

Nov 9, 17:36

Zhaoxin Semiconductor, a leading China maker of x86 processors, expects its annual CPU sales to double for two consecutive years in 2017-18 due to its successful penetration into government procurement platforms and new application segments such as thin clients, AI (artificial intelligence) monitoring,...

Zhaoxin Semiconductor showcasing its KX-5000 series processors
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