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.
ITRI helps machine tool makers hike product value
Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has developed a solution based on digital CNC (computer numerical control) to facilitate system integration and expansion of machine tools and robotic arms into work cells that carry higher product prices.
In terms of the maturity of the startup ecosystem and digital economy among Southeast Asian countries, Singapore is the leader, followed by Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, according to AppWorks partner Jessica Liu.
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)
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.
Highlights of the day: TSMC closer to 3nm production
TSMC has held a ceremony marking the completion of the plant structure for its 3nm fab at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP). The foundry house is expected to kick off commerical production at the 3nm fab in 2022. In the semiconductor...
Breaktime to tap markets in Southeast Asia
Breaktime, a startup operating an AI-based online publishing platform that integrates content for readers, will tap markets in Southeast Asia such as Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia in 2021, according to company chairman Eric Yeh.
Arm offers Taiwan research institute free access to IP
The Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institute (TSRI) has signed an agreement with Arm, allowing related Taiwanese academic and research bodies to enjoy free access to the latter's processor IPs for research purposes.
Smart deliveries of components and materials to production lines will facilitate the entire manufacturing process and is therefore the first step to running smart factories, according to Kirin Chen, general manager for logistics equipment maker Axis-Group.
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...
HTC cooperates with university to train VR talent
HTC has signed an MoU with National Dong Hwa University in eastern Taiwan for setting up a VR talent cultivation center.
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.
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.
Trend Micro top Taiwan global brand in 2020
Anti-virus software developer Trend Micro has been appraised as the most valuable Taiwan-based global brand in 2020, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
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.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has not been of much help tackling the coronavirus pandemic, as there is no historical data on the virus that can be used to train AI models, and data collection has been too slow to cope with the fast spread of the disease, according to Kung Hsiang-tsung, president for...
Almost 100 companies have inquired about joining Foxconn Electronics' newly unveiled MIH software/hardware open platform for developing electric vehicles (EVs), according to company CTO William Wei.
Taiwan will focus its next wave of technology development on materializing smart healthcare, precision medicine, smart city and digital data governance by leveraging its robust semiconductor prowess to incorporate AI, IoT and blockchain technologies into diverse vertical applications, eventually embracing...
Alibaba sees increased 3Q20 revenues
China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has reported consolidated revenues of CNY155.059 billion (US$22.84 billion) for third-quarter 2020, up 0.85% sequentially and 30.28% on year.
AaaS essential to digital transformation of small- to mid-size firms: Q&A with AIMS director Chien Chen-fu
Small- to medium-size manufacturers are important to Taiwan's economy, but most of them lack the human resources and cannot afford the expensive equipment and services needed for digital transformation. That is where Analytics-as-a-Service (AaaS) can help them, according to Chien Chen-fu, director...
Developing and strengthening technology associated with artificial intelligence (AI) will be critical for Taiwan-based chipmakers in their pursuit of the next growth engine, and may be the key to enhancing the future competitiveness of Taiwan's semiconductor industry against counterparts in China and...
AU Optronics (AUO) has worked with government-sponsored National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) to develop a smart system for healthcare of the elderly.
China's software industry consisting of 39,409 companies generated revenues of CNY5,838.713 billion (US$834.93 billion) in January-September 2020, growing 11.3% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
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...