Software, big data
  • The Taiwan government will move to implement five action plans in line with eight major international AI (artificial intelligence) development trends to turn Taiwan into one of the world's major hubs in the development of smart technological innovations, including establishing a national advanced AI...
  • The 32 Taiwan startups that showcased products and services at CES 2018 in January attracted 43,211 visitors and held 2,402 business talks with venture capital firms with potential funding and purchases estimated at US$47.62 million and US$604,000 respectively, according to the Ministry of Science...
  • Taiwan's National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) has signed a pact with the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) to jointly carry out research projects and promote dual-degree programs, in a bid to push for more Indian science and engineering students to study and work in Taiwan to strengthen Taiwan's...
  • Online game firm Gamania Digital Entertainment has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.706 billion (US$58.4 million) for January, hitting a monthly record for the second consecutive month with growth of 2.35% sequentially and 105.69% on year.
  • Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC) has relaxed regulations on applications for funding under its jurisdiction to better support and encourage investments in AI (artificial intelligence), big data and biomedicine sectors.
  • Dassault Systemes SolidWorks CEO Gian Paolo Bassi
    After scoring impressive revenue and profit performances in 2017, Dassault Systemes, a France-based specialist in offering 3D design and engineering software products, will move to deepen integration of VR, AR, 3D printing and IoT to power its next wave of business growth, and will also seek to become...
  • Dell EMC executives at product launch event in Taipei
    Dell EMC has released its latest all-flash storage products and other cloud datacenter solutions including software-defined storage, data protection, and hyper-converged infrastructure in Taiwan, aiming to provide the government and private sectors with comprehensive solutions and services ranging...
  • Hewlett-Packard (HP) Taiwan has launched its latest enterprise PCs and workstations in Taiwan as well as a virtual reality (VR) backpack, a wearable workstation system supporting enterprise VR applications. It weighs only 4.6kg and features a wireless design.
  • PChome Store, a B2B2C, B2C and C2C online shopping operator has reported net operating loss of NT$1.11 billion (US$36.7 million) for 2017.
  • AI-based facial recognition technology has advanced drastically to achieve a negligible deviation after outperforming human eyes for the first time in 2014, according to Xiaogang Wang, managing director of SenseTime Research Institute.
  • Brogent president and CEO CH Ouyang
    Brogent Technologies, a developer of 3D dynamic simulation technology and facilities, has unveiled its flying theater, This is Holland, in Amsterdam.
  • Foxconn chairman Terry Gou
    Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will invest NT$10 billion (US$341 million) over the next five years to develop AI (artificial intelligence) applications for industrial Internet to boost smart manufacturing, according to company chairman Terry Gou.
  • National Taiwan University (NTU) Hospital and Deep Force, a provider of deep learning platform for mobile devices, have been jointly conducting a research on processing and analyzing medical images for diagnostic purposes, according to Deep Force co-founder and CEO Winston Chen.
  • Taiwan's economics ministry has released a set of blueprints for promoting the development of smart machinery, seeking to make the country the world's research and manufacturing center for intelligent machinery and related high-end equipment parts and components by integrating domestic precision machinery...
  • Google senior hardware vice president Rick Osterloh
    Google's R&D team in Taiwan will not only develop smartphones but also other products, while expanding the company's hardware development, according to Rick Osterloh, senior hardware vice president at Google.
  • China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has reported net EPS of CNY9.20 (US$1.41) for fourth-quarter 2017, up 32.56% on year.
  • Foxconn chairman Terry Gou
    Foxconn Electronics has given priority to building up its industrial IoT (IIOT) networks as it moves to transform itself from a hardware manufacturing firm into a platform service company, according to company chairman Terry Gou.
  • South East Asian mobile payment platform SpherePay has disclosed it is set to launch its own cryptocurrency in the coming few months. The Singapore-based company will introduce what it calls the world's first shared economy blockchain platform in working partnership with Odyssey (OCN).
  • China's software industry consisting of 35,774 companies generated revenues totaling CNY5.504 trillion (US$814.02 billion) in 2017, growing 13.9% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
  • Alibaba Cloud has announced the launch of its Malaysia City Brain initiative in collaboration with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the country's digital economy development agency, and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), the city council in the capital.
  • Chiueh Tzi-cker (left), head of ITRI's Information and Communication Research Laboratories
    Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), in collaboration with the Information Industry Institute (III) and National Chung-shan Institute of Science & Technology (NCIST), has unveiled a hardware/software platform of surrounding sensing subsystem for autonomous driving and a mid-size...
  • Online game developer Soft-World International has announced it will exchange its 89.19% stake in third-party mobile e-payment operator Pay2Go Technologies and 100% stake in third-party electronic financial service operator SmarPath Digital Tech for 59.45% stake in Neweb Technologies.
  • seagate
    Driven by the development of IoT (Internet of Things), cloud, big data and machine learning technologies and applications, aggregate global data volume is estimated to expand exponentially to 163ZB by 2025, which will require storage support of at least 16 billion hard disc drives (HDDs) with a unit...
  • Taipei Computer Association (TCA) chairman TH Tung has pointed out that the production value of the gaming industry will have a good chance of reaching US$143.5 billion by 2020, an amount far higher than that generated by the notebook industry.
  • Taipei Game Show 2018 is taking place during January 25-29, featuring 279 developers, publishers, advertising platforms, providers of third-party electronic payment services and digital marketing media from 27 countries and areas, according to the organizer Taipei Computer Association.

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