Server, IPC, cloud computing, IoT
  • Taiwan Mobile president Jamie Lin (right) and Formosa Plastics Transport chairman Chen Sheng-kuang
    Taiwan Mobile and Formosa Plastics Transport (FPT) have unveiled two autonomous vehicles for trial operation along a 3km road in a retiree commuinity.
  • Cloud services operators may find it difficult to maintain independence in Hong Kong
    Taiwan is emerging as an increasingly important destination for international cloud service providers to set up new footholds as Hong Kong is losing luster in the sector due to China's implementation of a new national security law in the city and the intensifying US-China trade rows, according to industry...
  • Via is stepping up development for AI solutions
    Following years of transformation efforts, Via Technologies is now dedicated to AI solutions with core technologies covering computer vision, deep learning and machine learning, and among its latest developments is Pixetto vision sensor for educational applications.
  • CHT kicks off autonomous passenger service in Taiwan
    A tri-party group consisting of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Kingwaytek Technology and Tamsui Bus has begun autonomous passenger transport services on a dedicated section along a light rail line in New Taipei, according to sources at CHT.
  • Apple seems to be building a supply chain specifically for the Chinese market
    Apple seems to be looking to build a supply chain consisting of China-based makers for iPhones specifically for the Chinese market. Chinese maker Luxshare has already taken manufacturing plants in China from Taiwan's Wistron. Luxshare and another Chinese company, Lens Technology, are reportedly also...
  • Hantop Intelligence Tech. founder and CTO Michael Chen
    Hantop Intelligence Tech has developed ultrasonic machining module for CNC processing of various composite materials, according to company founder and CTO Michael Chen.
  • Global server shipment growth, 2Q20-3Q20
    Global shipments of servers are estimated to contract 5.6% sequentially in the third quarter of 2020 due to a deceleration in demand for cloud servers from datacenter operators and for enterprise servers, according to Digitimes Research.
  • CEO Thomas Stein for the Taiwan branch of Siemens Mobility
    The ultimate purpose of applying IoV (Internet of vehicle) to urban traffic is to maximize its efficiency, according to Thomas Stein, CEO for the Taiwan branch of Siemens Mobility.
  • A collaborative robotic arm
    Global demand for collaborative robots has turned weak due to the coronavirus pandemic and the stagnancy is expected to remain until year-end 2020 or early 2021, according to Mark E Jagiela, president and CEO of Teradyne.
  • Nvidia sees rising revenues from datacenter business
    Nvidia is enjoying rising demand for its Ampere-based A100 GPUs from datacenter operators including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Baidu and Microsoft, and saw revenues from the datacenter business come close to those from gaming.
  • A view of Tanhai New Town
    HwaCom Systems, a Taiwan-based provider of system integration services, will be in charge of an experimental field for testing 5G IoV-based smart transportation solutions, according to company chairman and president Gary Chen.
  • HPE is moving server R&D to Taiwan
    Taiwan is becoming a hub for the server industry, with HPE, currently th esecond largest server brand worldwide, reportedly planning to move its server hardware R&D resources to Taiwan. In the PC sector, demand for Microsoft Surface...
  • HPE to shift server R&D to Taiwan
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is reportedly planning to shift its server hardware R&D resources to Taiwan and is scaling down its existing operations in Houston, according to industry sources.
  • Institute of Physics, Taiwan's Academia Sinica, researcher Chii Dong Chen
    Taiwan-based IT companies' progresses in quantum computing remain unclear, which could lead to the country missing out on the opportunity from a tech segment that both the US and China see as a new battlefield, according to a local academic researcher.
  • Science and Technology Minister Wu Tsung-tsong
    Taiwan is in a good position to develop precision healthcare, thanks to its large volumes of medical data, strong semiconductor ecosystem and ICT manufacturing capability, according to science and technology minister Wu Tsung-tsong.
  • TSMC unlikely to build extra capacity for Intel orders
    With Intel planning to outsource parts of its processor production to outside foundries, TSMC will not place extra effort to handle the CPU giant's orders if they come as TSMC believes these orders will not be for the long term. However,...
  • Datacenter server sector gaining steady growth momentum
    Having obtained orders from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft, Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is gearing up to win orders from Facebook and Google seeking to further expand its presence in the cloud server sector, according to industry sources.
  • TSMC unlikely to build new capacity for Intel orders
    TSMC internally does not consider orders for Intel's processors as long-term ones, and therefore is unlikely to build additional production capacity for the new contract, according to industry sources.
  • Advantech has partnered with a startup to develop a medical AI solution
    Advantech has cooperated with Heroic Faith Medical Science, a medical startup, to develop an AI-based continuous lung sound monitoring system, according to the IPC maker.
  • FET
    With 5G services kicking off in Taiwan in July 2020, cloud applications and IoT innovations are rapidly rolling out. NTPC-AWS Joint Innovation Center founded by New Taipei City Government, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and FCC Partners Inc held its third Demo Day: The Innovators 3 on July 15, with Chee...
  • Microsoft expects strong demand for datacenter services
    Datacenter server demand is expected to remain robust in the coming months. And Wiwynn, a subsidiary of Wistron, reportedly will land about half of Microsoft's datacenter server orders for 2021. But for server shipments to brand vendors,...
  • Dell to give more server orders to Compal to cut costs
    Dell is planning to increase its server orders placed with Compal Electronics for 2021, and Dell's other partners such as Inventec, Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Wistron are all expected to impacts to their orders, according to sources from the server upstream supply chai...
  • Wiwynn to remain the largest datacenter server supplier to Microsoft in 2020
    Wiwynn, a cloud computing server affiliate of Wistron, is expected to secure around half of Microsoft's overall datacenter server orders for 2021, according to industry sources.
  • Asustek Computer vice president and CTO Huang Tai-yi, also the leader of AICS
    The setting up of an AI development marks Asustek Computer's transformation, acccording to Huang Tai-yi, the company's vice president and CTO.
  • DisplayLink
    Synaptics has announced a deal to acquire DisplayLink, which provides high-performance video interface technology. This comes on the heels of the acquisition of Broadcom's WiFI and Bluetooth technology two weeks ago.

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Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020

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