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VR/AR new hope for 2017?
  • With gaming products becoming popular and VR/AR applications having become the latest topics in the IT market, will VR/AR help save the IT industry in 2017?

    Last update: Monday 20 November 2017 [241 news items]

More China entry-level VR, smartphone vendors to exit markets

Nov 20, 15:25

Almost half of China's brand vendors of entry-level to mid-range VR (virtual reality) devices and smartphones have been forced to quit the markets, as the price gaps of their products...

Ledtech ramping up low-temperature LED lighting capacity

Standalone VR HMDs to enjoy growing popularity in China

Nov 17, 13:37

With the ecosystem of standalone virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) and PC-bundled VR HMDs gradually becoming more complete, demand for the two types of devices are...

VR HMD shipments to reach 7.8 million units in 2017 in China

HTC prepares Ultra HD VR HMD for 2018

Nov 17, 10:18

HTC is reportedly planning to release a new head-mounted display (HMD) supporting Ultra HD resolution in 2018 at the earliest, and together with the newly released standalone Vive...

Over 1,100 VR applications available at Viveport, says HTC

Nov 16, 16:49

The number of VR (virtual reality) applications available at HTC's VR App store, Viveport, has reached over 1,100, including 800 supporting VR gaming arcades and over 300 supporting...

HTC unveils Vive Wave VR platform to promote the develpment of VR

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...

Quanta chairman Barry Lam (left)

China market: HTC unveils standalone Vive Focus VR headset

Nov 15, 14:02

HTC has unveiled the Vive Focus, its all-in-one VR headset, at the Vive Developer Conference held in Beijing recently. The model features an AMOLED display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon...

Product marketability hinges more on user experience, says Dassault CEO

Nov 13, 10:59

The market catering to personalized and diverse demand hinges on user experience rather than product functionality, Bernard Charles, president and CEO of Dassault Systemes, has remarked...

Dassault Systemes CEO Bernard Charles

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...

SenseTime and Qualcomm team up to develop AI applications

HTC reports 10th consecutive quarterly loss

Nov 10, 10:47

HTC has reported net losses of NT$3.1 billion (US$102.63 million) for the third quarter of 2017, the company's 10th consecutive quarterly loss. EPS for the quarter was negative NT$...

HTC counts on HTC U11+ for a rebound in 4Q17

iPhone X costs Apple US$370 in materials, says IHS Markit

Nov 9, 11:54

Teardown engineers at IHS Markit have completed their preliminary physical dissection of the new Apple iPhone X and found that the model A1865 version of the smartphone with 64GB...

Acer steps up financing of StarVR joint venture

Oct 24, 15:51

Starbreeze AB and Acer have announced that a new capitalization plan has been agreed for the StarVR - the joint venture for marketing and sales of the StarVR Virtual Reality (VR)...

White-box smartphone players adopting new innovations to enhance competitiveness

Oct 20, 11:22

Facing fierce competitions from first-tier vendors, white-box smartphone vendors have been incorporating the latest technologies such as all-screen high-resolution displays, fingerprint...

Digitimes Research: Global AR/VR HMD device shipments to grow at 41.6% CAGR in 2017-2022

Oct 19, 15:40

Global shipments of AR/VR head-mounted display (HMD) devices, including standalone models, are expected to grow by a CAGR of 41.6% during the period from 2017 to 2022, Digitimes Research...

Catcher reports over 30% growth in September revenues

Oct 6, 14:18

Catcher Technology has registered consolidated revenues of NT$11.45 billion (US$374.19 million) for September, a new monthly record with growths of 34.8% on month and 48.2% on year...

Catcher's revenues reportedly are being driven by orders from Apple for iPhone 8

Low yield rates for 3D sensing modules to blame for smartphone shipment delays

Oct 5, 10:55

Low yield rates during production for 3D sensing modules to be incorporated into Apple's iPhone X and other Android-based smartphone brands have forced major global vendors to postpone...

VR headsets to drive near-term growth, but AR headsets to gain momentum by 2020, says IDC

Oct 2, 15:19

IDC is forecasting the combined augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset market to reach 13.7 million units in 2017, growing to 81.2 million units by 2021 with a compound...

Digitimes Research: Apple outraces Google for on-device AI development

Sep 26, 11:19

Google has been regarded as the leading force for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology thanks to its AlphaGo AI computer program. While Google still holds the...

Globalfoundries to roll out 12nm FinFET technology for high-performance devices

Sep 22, 10:30

Globalfoundries has announced plans to introduce a new 12nm leading-performance (12LP) FinFET semiconductor manufacturing process. The technology is expected to deliver better density...

Global AR/VR headset shipments maintain solid growth in 2Q17, says IDC

Sep 11, 12:35

Global shipments of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset shipments, excluding Google Cardboard and other Cardboard-like devices, grew 25.5% on year to 2.1 million...

IoT applications steal spotlight at 2017 Cross-Strait Startup Contest

Sep 7, 10:55

IoT (Internet of Things) applications took center stage at the 2017 Cross-Strait Startup Competition that just wound up its three-month run in late August at Shanghai Jinshan Cross-Strait...

Winners pose at the awarding ceremony for Cross-Strait Startup Contest

Competition in AI chip market heating up on full presence of global tech giants

Sep 6, 15:02

Competition in the artificial intelligence (AI) chip market is heating up as nearly all major players in the IT industry have joined the race to develop AI chips and applications...

Digitimes Research: Breakthroughs needed before AR glasses can replace smartphones

Sep 5, 15:38

There is gradual awareness in the market that augmented reality (AR) glasses do have the potential to replace smartphones, as Microsoft's HoloLens AR glasses inventor Alex Kipman...

Acer seeking niche consumer groups in gaming market

Sep 5, 14:22

Acer's president of IT products business Jerry Kao, commenting on the gaming product business, has pointed out that the competition in the market is extremely fierce and it will be...

Acer gaming device

Acer pushing multi-brand business model, says chairman

Sep 1, 10:29

Acer has been pushing for business transformation and is looking to expand into emerging markets including those for gaming PC, virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI),...

Jason Chen, Acer chairman

Acer to supply VR equipment for Dubai theme park

Sep 1, 10:20

Acer has recently formed a partnership with a virtual reality (VR) theme park in Dubai, the UAE with the construction to be completed by the end of 2017 or in early 2018, according...

Advantest obtains ramp-up of orders for memory production

Aug 31, 15:01

Semiconductor testing equipment supplier Advantest has landed a ramp-up of orders from Korea- and Taiwan-based memory chipmakers, according to CH Wu, chairman of Advantest Taiwan.

Taiwan market: JPW to open 8 VR arcades in September

Aug 31, 13:55

JPW International Technology, a VR motion and arcade solution provider, will open a total of eight JoyLand VR arcades in five cities around Taiwan in September, according to company...

JPW promoting VR experiences through VR arcades

Qualcomm, Himax jointly develop 3D depth sensing solution

Aug 30, 19:04

Qualcomm and Himax Technologies have jointly announced a collaboration to accelerate the development and commercialization of a high-resolution, low-power active 3D depth sensing...

Intel unveils neural compute engine in Movidius Myriad X VPU for AI

Aug 29, 15:30

Intel has introduced its new Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU), advancing Intel's end-to-end portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to deliver more autonomous...

Intel Movidius Myriad X VPU

Digitimes Research: Google aims to achieve virtual experiences through daily life applications

Aug 28, 15:47

Google's development of AI/VR/AR products can be backdated to as early as the launch of Google Search as the service is using machine learning algorithms to search for needed information...

China market: DPVR unseats HTC as VR headset leader in 2Q17, says Canalys

Aug 28, 15:39

China-based DPVR (previously known as Deepoon) overtook HTC as the top VR headset vendor in China in the second quarter of 2017 with shipments totaling 18,000 units, up 30% sequentially,...

Worldwide wearable device sales to grow 17% in 2017, says Gartner

Aug 25, 14:48

Gartner forecasts that 310.4 million wearable devices will be sold worldwide in 2017, an increase of 16.7% from 2016. Sales of wearable devices will generate revenues of US$30.5 billion...

Digitimes Research: AR players shift focus to platform products

Aug 23, 16:15

Major players in the augmented reality (AR) industry have slowed down the development of consumer-end products, and instead have shifted their strategies to focus on developing AR...

HTC announces US$200 cut for Vive

Aug 22, 14:05

In a move to make its VR devices more accessible to the mass market, HTC has announced a US$200 price reduction for its Vive virtual reality (VR) headsets.

price cut to help HTC ramp up revenues

Qualcomm developing 3D depth sensing technology

Aug 22, 11:14

Qualcomm is partnering with its ecosystem partners to develop 3D depth sensing technology, which will be applied to Andriod smartphones powered the Snapdragon mobile chips, according...

Qualcomm is developing 3D depth sensing technology
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