Taiwan IPC firms expanding capacity locally
Several Industrial PC (IPC) firms are planning to expand their capacities in Taiwan to cope with the US-China trade tensions, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Autonomous shuttle buses running in Taiwan resort
A theme park in central Taiwan has adopted four autonomous shuttle buses developed by Turing Drive, according to Turing CEO David Shen.
Silicon Valley-based Kiwi Campus is a startup dedicated to operating a semi-autonomous robotic platform for delivering foods, beverages and groceries to consumers on college campuses and in neighboring communities. The company, attracted by Taiwan's sound business climate, robust hardware manufacturing,...
Wiwynn positive about 2020
Wiwynn, a cloud computing server affiliate of Wistron, is optimistic about its business outlook for 2020 with plans to build more production lines at is plant in southern Taiwan, according to company CTO Sunlai Chang.
Intel, addressing the increasing use of heterogeneous architectures in high-performance computing, has announced a new category of discrete general-purpose GPUs optimized for AI and HPC convergence.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently teamed up with robot developer Nexcobot to jointly develop a smart robotic solution, prodiving users from non-manufacturing industries with a modularized toolkit to reduce their learning curves and accelerate development of smart robots that suit their specific...
Cloud services providers are gaining new business opportunities from the relocation of production lines from China to other parts of the world in the wake of the US-China trade war, as many enterprises have to rely on cloud-based rotary equipment monitoring solutions to manage their plants worldwide...
Foxconn to serve as EV software-hardware integrator
Foxconn Technology Group will mainly serve as a software and hardware system integrator in the supply chain of electric vehicles (EV), which will join smart healthcare and robotics as the company's three major domains for priority development to transform itself into a provider of technology services,...
For Taiwan to efficiently develop startups, it is imperative for the government to help young talent connect to Israel's startup ecosystem and bring back that country's entrepreneurship, according to TA Wang, chief of the Science and Technology Division at Taipei Economic and Culture Center in Tel-A...
Intel demonstrates new AI hardware
Intel has demonstrated its Nervana neural network processors (NNP) for training (NNP-T1000) and inference (NNP-I1000) - Intel's first purpose-built ASICs for complex deep learning for cloud and datacenter customers. Intel also revealed its next-generation Intel Movidius vision processing unit (VPU)...
Apple introduces 16-inch MacBook Pro and new workstation
Apple has unveiled a new MacBook Pro featuring a 16-inch Retina Display, the latest 8-core processors, up to 64GB of memory, next-generation graphics with up to 8GB of VRAM and a new advanced thermal design.
A serach for "digital transformation" on Google will come up with more than 350 million results - an indication of the attention it has been drawing. But many Taiwanese firms have seen frustrations while implementing digital transformation for their operations.
Power Logic seeing demand for graphics cards pick up
Cooling fan maker Power Logic has seen orders for graphics cards pick up substantially in the second half of 2019, and expects the order pull-in momentum to carry on through 2020.
China's bid to increase semiconductor self-sufficiency will take a step further - albeit a small one, perhaps - as homegrown DRAM maker CXMT is ramping up 19nm production. CXMT's goal is to reach an output of 40,000 wafers monthly for the 19nm...
Inventec expects server sales to boom in 2020
Inventec expects to post a significant increase in its server business revenues next year when server shipments worldwide are expected to rebound by 4-6%, according to company president Maurice Wu.
The US-China trade war may be hurting the economy of both countries, but as far as the server industry is concerned, the impact on the Chinese market seems greater than that on the US. It may take a few more months before China's server market...
Mitac to push into cloud computing in 2020
The Mitac Group will see three major growth drivers - edge computing, large-scale datacenters and Internet of Vehicles - in 2020 with subsidiaries Mitac Computing Technology and Mitac Digital Technology to be responsible for these business opportunities, according to group president Billy Ho.
IoT startup JWI Intelligent Technology has won the championship in the final match at the 2019 CIAT Accelerator Program, jointly hosted by the Cloud Computing and IoT Association in Taiwan (CIAT) and StarFab.
FruitPay offers fresh fruit subscription service
Taiwan startup FruitPay offers a weekly fresh fruit subscription service aiming to help consumer address the inconvenience, bad quality and high price issues when buying fruits, according to company Darren Chang, founder and CEO.
Trade war affecting datacenter market in China
The ongoing trade disputes between the US and China continue to affect negatively China's datacenter market, with recovery unlikely to take place until the end of 2019 or even 2020, according to sources at server and related device makers.
Adlink, IBM Taiwan to help makers integrate IT, OT, AI
Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology and IBM Taiwan have partnered to help Taiwan-based makers upgrade manufacturing processes to Industry 4.0 standards through integrating IT, OT (operational technology) and AI.
Austrian sensor chipmaker AMS has developed a wide range of solutions supporting innovative user experiences for consumers, leveraging its tech prowess to expand its presence in terminal markets.
Wiwynn sees revenues drop, gross margin rise in 3Q19
Wiwynn, a cloud computing server affiliate of Wistron, has reported third-quarter consolidated revenues of NT$33.35 billion (US$1.09 billion), down 31.3% on year with net profit of NT$1.37 billion and EPS of NT$7.84.
Tencent eyes rising demand for digital transformation and cloud infrastructure in China
With Internet Plus becoming a national strategic policy for China, demand for digital transformation and cloud computing infrastructure has been rising exponentially in the country and Tencent has established an ecosystem with open architecture eyeing business opportunities from the market segment.
Server demand may have been slow in 2019 with clients adjusting inventory, but orders are expected to pick up in 2020. Major suppliers are eyeing different segments for server shipment growth. The year 2020 is promising not just for the...
Taiwan notebooks – 3Q 2019
Taiwan's notebook shipments rise 1.8% sequentially and 8.6% on year to come to 34.14 million in the third quarter of 2019.
China smartphone AP shipments – 3Q 2019
Third-quarter-2019 smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors came to 210 million units, down 1.8% on quarter and 9.4% on...
Global server market – 3Q 2019
Global server shipments grew 11.2% sequentially in third-quarter 2019 with inventory depletion that began from the second-half...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to drop from 2020 to 2024, while large-size ones will continue...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2020 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebooks, smartphones and tablets are expected to see mixed shipment performances in 2019. Notebook shipments will grow mildly...
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...