Worldwide government IT spending is forecast to total US$483 billion in 2021, an increase of 5.1% from 2020, according to Gartner.
CyberLink upbeat about facial recognition applications
Digital multimedia software solution developer CyberLink is upbeat about the prospects of facial recognition applicaitons, according to company chairman and CEO Jau Huang.
AI market to grow 16% in 2021, says IDC
Worldwide revenues for the artificial intelligence (AI) market, including software, hardware and services, are forecast to grow 16.4% on year in 2021 to US$327.5 billion, according to IDC. By 2024, the market is expected to see a five-year CAGR of 17.5% with total revenues reaching impressive US$554.3...
MIH includes technologies used in fuel cars
MIH, an open hardware/software-integrated platform for developing electric vehicles (EV), will also look at technologies from gasoline- and diesel-powered cars, according to Andy Lee, president for Foxtron Vehicle Technologies that operates MIH.
Tesla expected to sell 800,000 EVs in 2021
Tesla is expected to sell 800,000 electric vehicles (EV) globally in 2021, increasing 60.1% on year, and the more price-friendly Models 3 and Model Y will together take up 90.4% of the volume, Digitimes Research forecasts.
Surging prices of Ethereum has boosted demand for graphics cards used to mine the cryptocurrecny, which is benefiting Taiwan-based IC testing services providers, according to sources from the semiconductor industry.
AUO to strengthen smart transportation deployment by becoming shareholder of Sintrones
AU Optronics (AUO) has disclosed it has obtained around 7.7% shares of Sintrones Technology, eyeing an alliance where both parties hope to establish strategic partnership for the AIoV ecosystem and jointly develop solutions for smart transportation and commercial vehicle networking platforms.
MSI develops electric bus management solution
Micro-Star International (MSI) has worked with electric bus maker Master Transportation Bus Manufacturing to develop a hardware/software-integrated management solution for use by the latter's vehicles.
Neweb launches ezAIO integrated EDC device
Third-party electronic payment service provider Neweb Technologies, a subsidiary of online game developer/operator Soft-World International, has launched ezAIO, an integrated EDC (electronic data capture) device used to process online and offline mobile payment, according to the company.
Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has cooperated with Foxconn Global Network (FHnet) to develop smart robots that operate via a 5G private network under SA (stand-alone) architecture, with such robots specifically used in a branch of Taipei City Hospital for disinfecting wards of coronavirus patients and...
Asustek invests in Portwell for AIoT applications
Asustek Computer has announced to spend NT$1.5 billion (US$53.13 million) on acquiring a 30% stake in Portwell and will partner with the IPC maker to establish Embedded Foundry, an R&D center for AIoT innovations. Asustek is set to make further investment one year later to raise its shareholding...
AWS (Amazon Web Services) premier consulting partner eCloudvalley Digital Technology has become a Taiwan sales agent for US-based National Instruments (NI), according to company founder and CEO MP Tsai.
Asia/Pacific spending on augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) is expected to grow rapidly at a CAGR of 47.7% (2019-2024), reaching US$28.8 billion by 2024, according to IDC.
Microsoft Taiwan in January 2021 started first-phase Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer Program in a bid to drive digital transformation of primary and secondary education in the country, and has selected 15 seed innovative educators, each having experience in digital education, according to the...
Taiwanese enterprises' ongoing digital transformation is offering big business opportunities, according to Jon Wang, managing director and president of HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) Taiwan.
A Taiwan-based startup is ready to launch terminal simulation systems and 5G vertical applications to help local companies accelerate related efforts to develop, build, operate and maintain the 5G private networks.
Adlink develops swarm autonomy solution
Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology has developed a swarm autonomy solution for factories of the future (FoF), featuring harmonious collaboration among a swarm of distributed AMRs (autonomous mobile robots), fixed industrial and/or collaborative robots and machines coordinated via 5G...
Challenges of cross-cultural management: Q&A with Evy Chang, head of investor relations at Wiziin
For startups expanding overseas, the most challenging is often not about obtaining capital or orders, but rather cross-cultural operations and collaboration. Evy Chang, head of investor relations at Vietnam-based Wiziin, comes from a mixed cultural background - Taiwanese and Indonesian - knows much...
Faraday Future and Geely sign cooperation agreement
Faraday Future (FF), a US-based shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company, and Chinese carmaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group have signed a framework cooperation agreement. The two sides will cooperate in technology and engineering support, and will explore the possibility of using OEM production...
The just-concluded Automotive World Expo 2021 in Tokyo was characterized by hardware/software-integrated solutions to create connected, autonomous, shared/service and electric (CASE) vehicles, showing the trend of digital transformation for the car industry.
Adlink, Foxconn team up for automated driving system
Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology has teamed up with Foxconn Electronics for developing Level 4 autonomous driving technology, according to company chairman and CEO Jim Liu.
Foxtron Vehicle Technologies, a joint venture established by Foxconn Electronics and Yulon Motor, focuses on three areas for electric vehicle (EV) development: the cars, subsystems and technological services, according to company president Andy Lee.
Google sets up hardware R&D base in Taiwan
Google on January 27 started using its new office in northern Taiwan, which is the largest hardware R&D base outside the US and the first overseas one, according to Google Taiwan.
MIH aims to be EV innovator
MIH, an open hardware/software-integrated platform for developing electric vehicles (EVs) established by Foxtron Vehicles Technologies, is intended to play the role of an innovator, said company vice chairman Tso Chi-sen.
Public cloud platforms turn to offer special AI solutions for specific industries, says Digitimes Research
Amazon Web Service (AWS) has announced industrial AI solutions designed specifically for the manufacturing industry that provides sensor and image recognition equipment.
Global tablet market – 4Q 2020
Fourth-quarter 2020 global tablet shipments amounted to 51.56 million units, soaring 17.6% from a quarter ago and 19.3% from...
China smartphone AP shipments – 4Q 2020
Fourth-quarter 2020 smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors amounted to 211.6 million units, up 9.9% quarter-over-quarter...
China smartphone market and industry – 4Q 2020
Fourth-quarter 2020 smartphone shipments to the China market amounted to 86.7 million units. The volume represented 19.3% growth...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2021
Taiwan-based makers' server-related revenues are expected to climb 7.6% on year in 2021, buoyed by growing demand from cloud...
China semiconductor industry: From 13th 5-year Plan to 14th 5-year Plan, 2015-2025
China government has always attached great importance to advances of the semiconductor sector, but semiconductors' vital role...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2021 and beyond
Global large-size LCD panel shipments will fall at a CAGR of -0.3% 2020 through 2025, while shipments of small-to-medium-size...