Server, IPC, cloud computing, IoT
  • VesCir has released a smart personal skin care system
    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 unveils an all-flash storage using QLC SSDs
    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.
  • Quanta chairman Barry Lam
    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 backup appliance market saw revenue decline in 2Q19
    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%...
  • Foxconn pushing into the semiconductor industry
    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...
  • Joseph Chou, chairman and CEO of PwC Taiwan
    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...
  • An alliance formed by Taiwanese companies aiming at promoting 5G vertical applications
    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).
  • HDD demand from datacenter industry to pick up in 4Q19
    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 present medial AI solutions at a recent forum in Taipei
    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.
  • TSMC, UMC and VIS together generated total revenues of US$9.13 billion in the second quarter
    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 has purchased land in Taiwan for constructing its second data center
    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 to adopt homegrown chips as much as possible
    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 Technology founder and CEO George Chu
    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...
  • Notebook ODMs saw mixed August revenue performances
    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 saw revenues for August 2019 hit a new monthly high
    To sustain its leadership in the IPC sector, Taiwan-based Advantech is deepening deployments in Greater China where it sees the fastest growth.
  • Compal and Inventec to see flat 3Q19 revenues
    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.
  • 10 startups from Taiwan will be showcasing at the 2019 TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco
    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).
  • China's IIoT to generate a market scale of up to CNY 10 trillion in the next 10-15 years
    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...
  • Jobus platform plans to venture its bus matching services to Southeast Asia
    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 has developed the world's first FashionAI Dataset in collaboration with Alibaba
    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 ProArt StudioBook Pro X notebook
    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.
  • AI will see the largest application outlet in healthcare
    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 AI is estimated to reach more than US$7 billion in 2019
    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.
  • DRAM and NAND flash players are expected to see demand from servers and datacenters to rise
    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 enjoyed a strong profit growth in 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.

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