Kaohsiung forms 5G AIoT International Alliance
The government of Kaohsiung has announced the formation of a 5G AIoT International Alliance to develop an innovation park as an experiment and demonstration filed in the southern Taiwanese city.
IPC makers uncertain about 2021
Industrial computing device makers are still uncertain about 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to industry sources.
Highlights of the day: DRAM to see shortages in 2H21
The DRAM market may be heading towards demand-supply balance in first-half 2021, but warnings about shortages in second-half 2021 are being sounded by many in the memory sector, including PSMC chairman Frank Huang. In the IT sector, clients...
Supply chain sees orders for cloud servers pick up
Suppliers engaged in the supply chain for cloud computing servers have seen clients start pulling in orders in advance, bracing for a resurge in the COVID-19 pandemic that could repeat the supply chain disruptions seen at the beginning of 2020, according to industry sources.
Advantech beefs up IoT solutions marketing in China
Industrial computing solution developer Advantech has enhanced marketing of IoT solutions in the China market, according to president Miller Chang for the company's embedded IoT business.
Mechanical motion control component maker Hiwin Technologies has developed a multi-axis robot used to hold and position endoscopes during minimal invasive surgical operation through cooperation with Chung Shan University Hospital (CSUH).
Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has disclosed it is developing manufacturing capability catering to local needs for datacenters and high performance computing (HPC) applications at its Wisconsin site in the US.
FET foraying into smart home solution market
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) is expanding its smart home ecosystem, with plans to launch solutions catering to entertainment, home-care, energy-saving, safety and security, and connected household appliances.
Highlights of the day: Global server shipments to grow in 2021 with keener competition among makers
Foxconn reportedly has entered Google' datacenter server supply chain, ready to ship to the client from its plant in the US state of Wisconsin. The latest development is expected to heat up competition among server makers next year. Taiwan-based...
With Foxconn Technology (Hon Hai Precision Industry) reportedly breaking into the supply chain for Google's datacenter servers, competition among server ODMs will be fierce in 2021, industry observers believe.
AOpen sees rebounding demand
Digital signage, kiosk and commercial computer maker AOpen has seen demand rebound since November 2020 and expects the momentum to remain in first-quarter 2021, according to company president Dale Tsai.
Taiwan inaugurates biomedical experiment center
Taiwan Integrated Biomedical Industrial Center (TIBIC), a cross-discipline smart experiment field for medical care, has started operation, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)
EMS provider Lite-On Technology is installing in a northern Taiwanese city IoT-based LED streetlamps replacing about 160,000 conventional ones through technological cooperation with Far EasTone Telecommunications.
China stepping up homegrown processor development
Taiwan-based IC design service and silicon IP providers continue to see strong demand particularly for high-margin CPUs from China, according to industry sources.
InnoCare Optoelectronics has disclosed its X-ray flat-panel detector has been integrated with expertise from College of Veterinary Medicine, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, for medical care of pets.
Taiwan October machinery exports up 5.3%, says TAMI
Taiwan-based machinery makers recorded exports of US$2.331 billion in October 2020, growing 5.3% on year, according to Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI).
Gran Systems set to launch CubeSat
Gran Systems has arranged the launch of NutSat, a 2U (2-unit) CubeSat developed by National Space Organization (NSPO) under Taiwan government-sponsored National Applied Research Laboratories, by a SpaceX rocket at the end of December 2020, according to company founder and chairman Ke Kuang-han.
Vivotek automating production line
Vivotek is automating a production line for IP surveillance cameras with the project to be completed in first-quarter 2021, according to company president Alex Liao.
When product life cycle gets shortened and competition gets keener, the timing for product launch is important. For products where safety is a top priority - such as medical devices and cars - reliability verification is critical. How to achieve the best solution in terms of reliability, cost and time...
Accton AI accelerator card shipments to take off in 2021
Network device maker Accton Technology has seen shipments of its AI accelerator cards begin to pick up momentum, expecting related revenues to grow by double-digit in 2021.
Advantech Intelligent City Services has launched StoreVue cloud-based AIoT smart retail solution.
Dialog Semiconductor has announced the launch of its SmartServer IoT partner program, which gives system integrators and OEM solutions providers access to the company's edge server and open software suite. This accelerates secure, scalable integration of IoT edge devices and networks with cloud platforms...
Nvidia reports record sales for fiscal 3Q21
Nvidia has reported record revenues of US$4.73 billion for the third quarter ended October 25, 2020, up 57% from US$3.01 billion a year earlier, and up 22% from US$3.87 billion in the previous quarter.
Demand for industrial automation in Vietnam taking off
Demand for industrial automation and smart manufacturing in Vietnam has been growing fast due to surging foreign investment in the country's manufacturing sector, according to industry sources.
AST expects 2021 operation to stay robust
Acer Synergy Tech (AST), an affiliate of the Acer Group that focuses on providing system integration services, is set to be listed on Taiwan's over-the-counter market by year-end 2020, and is optimistic about its operation in 2021, according to company chairman Maverick Shih.
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 3Q 2020
Taiwan shipped a total of 71.58 million large-size LCD panels in the third quarter of 2020, up 11.2% sequentially and 20.7%...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 3Q 2020
Ahead of the new US trade sanctions against Huawei taking effect on September 15, Hannstar had geared up its handset panel shipments...
Global tablet market – 3Q 2020
Global tablet shipments amounted to 43.83 million units in third-quarter 2020, up 10.5% on quarter and 0.4% on year.
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2021 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebook and tablet shipments are both expected to increase from a year ago in 2020 due to demand from stay-at-home activities,...
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...