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).
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.
While accuracy in AI-based interpretation of medical images is improving, the user experience - mainly for doctors and nurses - and accessibility of the technology to them should be enhanced, says Microsoft Taiwan chief operating officer (COO) Hedy Ho.
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.
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...
Acer Cyber Security to be listed on Taipei Exchange
Acer Cyber Security (ACSI), an Acer wholly-owned subsidiary operating SOC (security operations center) servicers, has disclosed it will shift listing from Taiwan's emerging stock market currently to Taipei Exchange over-the-counter bourse in September 2019.
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).
ITRI teams up with Microsoft to develop AI chips
Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has disclosed it has teamed up with Microsoft to develop AI chips, focusing on application of Azure Sphere, Microsoft-developed Linux-based operating system specifically for IoT, to information security for IoT devices.
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...
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.
Insyde expects sales growth starting 3Q19
BIOS designer Insyde Software expects to post sequential revenue increases through the fourth quarter of 2019, thanks to a pull-in of short lead-time orders for servers, as well as stable growth in sales generated from orders for embedded products.
US-based clinical research organization (CRO) Veristat has set up operations in Taipei, seeking to leverage Taiwan's ICT talent to integrate smart medical resources in the US and Taiwan for better clinical applications, according to Alecia Barbee, executive vice president for the firm's US operation...
Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) spending on blockchain solutions will reach US$522.7 million by 2019, an increase of 81% over 2018's US$289.48 million, according to IDC.
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.
Taiwan startup Turing Chain is developing a blockchain solution designed to simplify the validation process for certificates and prevent certificates from being faked, according to the firm's chief technology officer TT Lee.
The saturated notebook market has long been in lack of wow factors to stimulate demand. Now Intel and Microsoft are reportedly teaming up again to develop standards for dual-screen notebooks in a bid to rejuvenate the notebook market...
Wintel developing standards for dual-screen notebooks, paving way for foldable-screen models
Intel and Microsoft have recently started establishing standards for dual-screen notebooks and are looking to extend the concept to cover foldable-screen notebooks, according to sources from the notebook upstream supply chain.
Taiwna-based e-commerce operator PChome Online has cooperated with Japan-based Net Protections to launch Aftee post-purchase payment services targeting online shopping customers without credit cards in the Taiwan market.
Taiwan makers show competitiveness in car-use camera modules, mmWave radars, says Digitimes Research
Taiwan-based makers are internationally competitive in the development and manufacturing of camera modules and mmWave (millimeter wave) radars used in ADAS (advanced driver assistance system), according to Digitimes Research.
Hisilicon likely to be biggest client of TSMC
Huawei's chipmaking arm Hisilicon is expected to become not only the largest Asia-based fabless chipmaker but also TSMC's biggest client in 2020, according to industry sources.
SAP Taiwan on August 27 announced the strategic partnership with power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics to integrate IT systems with automated equipment-based OT (operational technology) to boost Taiwan-based manufacturers' upgrading to Industry 4.0-based smart...
Advantech, a Taiwan-based industrial computing solution developer and industrial computing device maker, will cooperate with Japan-based Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) to promote WISE-PaaS, Advantech-developed IoT software platform, in the Japan market, according to the company.
Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) will select 80 local startup teams for them to present their innovations at Eureka Park, a global stage for innovation, CES 2020 to take place in Las Vegas, the US, during January 7-10, according to industry 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...