IBM is set to commercialize its quantum computers in the next 3-5 years, when they can outperform existing supercomputers in terms of computing capability in some specific domains, according to Norishige Morimoto, director of IBM Research in Tokyo and global vice president at IBM.
Machvision to have two startups launch IPOs
Taiwan AOI (automated optical inspection) specialist Machvision has seen efforts of its Bethel Unicorn Incubator Center gradually pay off, with two out of four startups incubated planning IPO launches, according to company chairman Collin Wang.
Microsoft Taiwan hosts DevDays Asia 2019
Microsoft Taiwan is holding DevDays Asia 2019 in Taipei during May 21-23, with focuses on AI, big data analysis, development of solutions for industries based on Microsoft Office 365, enterprises' productivity, information security, development of latest technologies.
Xiaomi reports higher-than-expected sales for 1Q19
Xiaomi has reported higher than expected revenues of CNY43.76 billion (US$6.33 billion) for the first quarter of 2019, increasing 27.2% from a year earlier.
LG develops AI chip
As part of its strategy to accelerate the development of AI devices for the home, LG has developed its own artificial intelligence (AI) chip with proprietary LG Neural Engine to mimic the neural network of the human brain to improve the processing of deep learning algorithms.
Taiwan AI supercomputer comes into trial operation
The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has announced the beginning of trial operation of Taiwania 2, a domestically developed AI supercomputer, and the inauguration of Taiwan Computing Cloud (TWCC).
The availability of quality medical resources is one of Taiwan's most powerful competitiveness, but how the resources can be better utilized to not only take care of the health of residents in the country but also rake in more foreign exchanges through serving patients abroad has attracted growing...
Tencent 1Q19 revenues up
China-based Internet service provider Tencent Holdings has reported first-quarter 2019 consolidated revenues of CNY85.465 billion (US$12.66 billion), growing 0.67% sequentially and 16.23% on year.
Alibaba 1Q19 operation falls sequentially
China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has reported sequential declines in first-quarter 2019 revenue and profit.
Blockchain technology can be applied to diverse industries in the future, but it should be playing a supporting role rather than a leading one, according to Aryan Hung, founder and CEO of ioeXnetwork, a Taiwan startup dedicated to serving a decentralized peer-to-peer network blockchain ecosystem.
Support from supply chain hub needed for moving production out of China, says Quanta chairman
Quanta Computer chairman Barry Lam, commenting on the US government's announcement of extending the 25% tariff to notebooks and smartphones imported from China, has pointed out that makers moving production lines out of China to avoid the tax will still encounter rising costs if they fail to obtain...
Gamania, Soft-World post 1Q19 profits
Online and mobile game developers and operators Gamania Digital Entertainment and Soft-World International have reported NT$2.07 (US$0.07) and NT$1.39 in net EPS for first-quarter 2019.
Google, striving to provide AI-based accessibility services as one of its core missions, has unveiled three accessibility projects that help people with disabilities at its just-concluded annual developer conference, as part of the firm's efforts to develop new products and features for its next billion...
Artificial intelligence (AI) will definitely play an important role in economic activities over the next 20 years and inability to participate in the AI value chain signifies falling behind in future digital economy, according to Ethan Tu, founder of Taiwan AI Lab.
If data collected from production process can be well concatenated, then problems affecting production efficiency can be quickly spotted through big data analysis, according to Alex Hsu, CEO of TAO Info, a Taiwan startup dedicated to offering data analytics to help manufacturers diagnose their production...
Google unveils new Pixel phones, Nest Hub Max
While unveiling optimized services for Google Lens and Duplex on the web for voice recognition, and also touting other AI and AR technologies, Google also unveiled its high-performance Pixel 3a series products and the smart home device Nest Hub Max at Google I/O 2019.
Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Facebook are five major Internet service providers of the US. Their relationships with China have gradually turned from collaborations to confrontations, as the country has been citing national security or the need to grow local enterprises to bar the US firms from...
Taiwan makers focus on self-driving shuttle buses
Taiwan-based makers' development of self-driving solutions focus on shuttle buses along fixed routes within closed or semi-closed areas such as amusement parks and airports.
Asian Edge: Hard tech and soft power
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has claimed that software is eating the world, but AI is going to eat software. The concept of machine learning has somehow infinitely expanded people's imagination about software. The biggest difference compared to hardware is that software offers high added value that incurs...
Structural transformation of Taiwan's industry is just kicking off following a three-year implementation of the "5+2" industrial innovation program, and whether the budding development of tech innovations and AI software can grow into a "big tree" involves many challenges ahead, according to Audrey...
HTC plans to launch its second-generation blockchain-focused smartphone before year-end 2019 in an effort to boost its smartphone sales while continuing to expand its blockchain ecosystem, according to the company's chief decentralized officer Phil Chen.
Taiwan's IPC maker Nexom International has teamed up with business management solutions provider SAP Taiwan to create a smart manufacturing alliance to converge IT and OT technologies and set up Industry 4.0 ecosystems for enterprises in the country.
Universal Robots to beef up marketing in China, Taiwan
Denmark-based collaborative robot vendor Universal Robots (UR) will strengthen marketing in China and Taiwan through setting up an Asia Pacific application laboratory in Shanghai, China, a UR+ certification center in Shenzhen, China, and a training center in Taipei, Taiwan, according to company Greater...
Partner Tech in strategic cooperation with SAP Taiwan
POS (point of sale/service) device maker Partner Tech has formed a strategic partnership with SAP Taiwan to utilize SAP C/4HANA to help local retail stores and restaurants hike operational efficiency, according to the two companies.
ITRI showcasing integrated autonomous driving system, solid-state lithium-ion batteries at AutoTronics Taipei
Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is exhibiting in-house developed integrated autonomous driving system, solid-state lithium-ion batteries and other innovations at Taipei International Automobile Electronics Show (AutoTronics Taipei) 2019 during April 24-27.
China smartphone market and industry – 1Q 2019
Smartphone shipments to China slid to 71.7 million units, down 31.3% on quarter and 16.7% on year in first-quarter 2019.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments plunged 35.5% sequentially to reach only 6.26 million units in the first quarter of 2019 due mainly...
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's large-size panel shipments dropped 12.8% sequentially and 7.5% on year to come to 54.4 million units in the first quarter...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2019 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
This Digitimes Research Special Report offers global shipment forecasts for three major mobile device market segments - smartphones,...