Taiwan-based biotech startup VesCir has released a smart personal skin care system integrating IoT, AI algorithm and biomedical technologies to present customized skincare solutions for consumers, according to TC Chang, the firm's AI algorithm engineer.
Pure Storage debuts QLC flash storage array
Pure Storage at its Pure//Accelerate 2019 event launched an all-flash array storage, the FlashArray//C adopting a full-QLC-SSD configuration, looking to compete against competitors' hybrid storage combining HDD and SSD.
AI needs to be complemented by HI, says Quanta chairman
Quanta Computer chairman Barry Lam has pointed out that the development of artificial intelligence (AI) cannot be untied from cloud computing and AI will also need to work together with human intelligence (HI), as there are still many human aspects that AI cannot replace.
EMEA purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) vendor revenues decreased 5.6% on year to reach US$267.7 million in the second quarter of 2019, according to IDC. Total EMEA PBBA open systems vendor revenues decreased 1% on year, with revenues of US$252.4 million. Mainframe system sales also decreased 46.4%...
The Foxconn Group's development direction in the semiconductor industry will primarily focus on vertical integration, aiming to become a solution provider and devoting its investments mainly to light-asset businesses such as IC design, according to Bob Chen, vice president of the company's Semiconductor...
Only 28% of Taiwan startups making profits
In a report composed jointly by governmental Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, PwC Taiwan and Taiwan Institute of Economic Research noted that about 20% of startups in Taiwan have not yet generated any revenues, and 50% have. Most of the startups are suffering from losses and only 28% are...
5G is vital for Taiwan digital transformation
Successful development of technology concerning 5G, which pomises considerable growth potential, will be key to catapulting Taiwan into a digital economy and smart island, according to TH Tong, chairman of the Taipei Computer Association (TCA).
China- and US-based datacenter players are expected to replenish their HDD inventory beginning from fourth-quarter 2019 to first-quarter 2020, as demand for datacenter establishments continues rising in line with 5G commercialization, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Taiwan startups to build smart healthcare ecosystem
Taiwan startups have come out with a variety of smart healthcare solutions and are stepping up exchanges with leading firms in diverse business segments, seeking to create more cross-industry business opportunities and expand their comprehensive ecosystem.
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
With global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based semiconductor foundries showed recovery. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) together generated total revenues...
Google to construct second data center in Taiwan
Google has purchased land in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, for constructing its second data center in the country, according to Google Taiwan.
China has instructed system integrators associated with defense, networking, finance and transportation sectors to adopt homegrown chips as much as possible, prompting Taiwan-based IPC makers to adjust their operations, according to industry sources.
FiO launches new blockchain business model
FiO Technology, dedicated to serving as a BaaS (Blockchain as a Service) platform for enterprises, has developed a new business model allowing corporate users to gain reward from business transfers without exposing their own secret business data, according to Geroge Chu, founder and CEO of the start...
Quanta Computer and Wistron have both announced on-month growths, but on-year declines for their August consolidated revenues, while Pegatron saw its sales slip on month but increase on year. However, all three ODMs expect sales to pick up in the fourth quarter.
Advantech deepening IIoT deployments in China
To sustain its leadership in the IPC sector, Taiwan-based Advantech is deepening deployments in Greater China where it sees the fastest growth.
Compal Electronics and Inventec are on track to achieve flat sequential performances for their third-quarter revenues as expected, since clients advanced their orders originally for the quarter to the second in anticipation of the US expanding tariffs on notebooks imported from China.
A group of 10 startup teams from Taiwan will be showcasing their innovations at the 2019 TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco (TCD SF) running October 2-4, according to the National Development Council (NDC).
IIoT platforms proliferating in China
China's industrial IoT (IIoT) sector will generate a market scale of up to CNY 10 trillion (US$1.40 trillion) in the next 10-15 years as estimated by research firms, prompting many tech firms to set up IIoT platforms seeking to vie for the immense business opportunities, according to industry source...
Taiwan-based Jobus platform plans to venture its bus matching services to Southeast Asia before finally developing into an autonomous car ride-hailing platform, according to the firm's chief operation officer YD Chang.
PolyU, Alibaba team up to launch FashionAI Dataset
To reinforce application of AI to the fashion industry, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed the world's first FashionAI Dataset in collaboration with e-commerce giant Alibaba to better address the needs of fashion retailers and consumers, according to Calvin Wong, a professor at...
Asustek Computer will showcase results of its development of products for CAD and enterprise users as well as AIoT applications at IFA 2019 in Berlin from September 6-11.
In developing AI applications and promoting cross-domain cooperation between biomedical and ICT sectors in Taiwan, what count most is for the government to allow more foreign talent to work in the country, according to LF Chien, general manager of Google Taiwan.
European spending on artificial intelligence (AI) is estimated to reach more than US$7 billion in 2019 and to almost triple over the next four years, growing at a 32% CAGR. European AI spending is forecast to reach over US$21 billion in 2023, according to the IDC.
Highlights of the day: IT companies see mixed 2H19
Many IT firms from industries including DRAM and NAND flash and optical fingerprint sensor are optimistic about demand in the second half of 2019, but the same may not go for polarizer makers. DRAM and NAND flash players are expected to see demand...
Wus Printed Circuit posts sharp profit rise for 1H19
PCB manufacturer Wus Printed Circuit saw its net profits shoot up over 100% on year in the first half of 2019, thanks mainly to sharp increases in PCB demand for networking equipment, according to company sources.
Taiwan handsets – 2Q 2019
Taiwan's handset shipments arrived at 13.8 million units in the second quarter of 2019, a level similar to that of the previous...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued their on-year growth momentum in the second quarter of 2019, but the increase slowed to...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 2Q 2019
Although second-quarter 2019 was the traditional peak season for the small- to medium-size panel industry, Taiwan's shipments...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...