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  • Intel has recently cooperated with its PC brand partners including Micro-Star International (MSI), Asustek Computer, Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell to jointly release products under its newly defined Creator PC sector, a segment targeting specifically CAD users.
  • Taiwan startup Veyond Reality has been dedicated to developing VR education content for scientific experiments since its inception in 2016, gradually establishing a solid presence in the Asia-Pacific VR ecosystem, according to company CEO Daniel Wang.
  • Funique VR CEO Pu-Yuan Cheng (front right) and development team
    Funique VR, a Taiwan-based startup focusing primarily on providing Ultra HD stereoscopic VR solutions, expects 5G's high-speed transmission to be a key element to delivering 8K content to its VR devices, according to company CEO Pu-Yuan Cheng.
  • Taiwan-based startup Fox-Tech has developed an AI service platform focusing primarily on collecting and analyzing big data of temperature and moisture.
  • Manufacturers have to apply industrial AI to production lines to solve problems that have never been identified before, according to Jay Lee, vice chairman of Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII), a maker of networking devices for IIoT-based smart manufacturing.
  • Mifly
    Taiwan startup Mind & Idea Fly (Mifly) has rolled out an AR editing tool, dubbed MakAR, to help users create their own AR content within 5-10 minutes, which, coupled with a subscription system, targets the emerging enterprise web AR market, according to company founder and CEO Roger Lu.
  • Taiwan has formed a blockchain alliance with support from the government's National Development Council (NDC).
  • Apple may have disbanded its team for the development of AR/VR HMDs (head-mounted displays), but that does not mean that the vendor is negative about the future of AR/VR technology. The 5G connectivity is said to be not mature enough...
  • eCloudvalley expects strong revenue growths in next three years
    Taiwan-based eCloudvalley Digital Technology, an AWS service provider in Taiwan, is looking to more than double its revenues every year for the next three years and for the next stage, the company will focus on pushing big data management and analysis solutions, said company president Linda Lin.
  • Line Taiwan general manager Roger Chen
    Line has launched Line Music online streaming music services in Taiwan, according to Roger Chen, general manager for Line Taiwan.
  • apple
    Apple has suspended the development of head-mounted display (HMD) AR/VR headsets, and already disbanded its team for the development of AR/VR HMDs, according to sources familiar with the matter.
  • Online game developer and operator Soft-World International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$463.6 million (US$14.8 million) for June, increasing 5.24% sequentially and 13.42% on year, while fellow company Gamania Digital Entertainment's NT$642.0 million decreased 4.93% sequentially and 34.41%...
  • Minister of Science and Technology
    The Bakery, a UK-based accelerator of start-ups and entrepreneurs, has set up its Asia Operations Center at Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) to provide incubation services for local startup teams, according to Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
  • Heroic Faith Medical president Fushun Hsu with a chest sound monitor
    Taiwan-based medical care solution developer Heroic Faith Medical Science has launched a fully automated chest sound monitor system that is able to automatically collect patients' breathing sound data and monitoring the breath via different angles using 6-8 detection pads.
  • NYU professor Nouriel Roubini, widely known as Dr Doom
    Nouriel Roubini, a professor at New York University and an economist widely known as Dr Doom, described blockchain as a useless technology at a recent foum in Taipei.
  • Online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment has disclosed it is planning to set up an initial item offerings (IIO) trading platform based on blockchain technology, with trial operation to begin in third-quarter 2019.
  • Along with the booming development of the industry IoT (IIoT), more and more businesses are able to provide relevant total solutions, but few of them have been able to make profits out of the segment, making it a highly pressing task for them to fast build profitable business models, according to industry...
  • Asia Pacific spending on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) will reach US$7.5 billion in 2019, recording an increase of more than 100% from the previous year, according to IDC. Consumer and enterprise/commercial segments spending in AR/VR products and services is expected to grow at a five-year...
  • Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will more than double over the 2019-2023 forecast period, according to IDC. With a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.3%, public cloud spending will grow from US$229 billion in 2019 to nearly US$500 billion in 2023.
  • Asia Blockchain Summit 2019 took place in Taipei
    Taiwan will form a blockchain alliance on July 12, looking to create an environment to help companies and developer enter the blockchain industry, a government minister has announced.
  • Taiwan has formed an AI on Chip Taiwan Alliance (AITA) - an ecosystem consisting of 56 IT and semiconductor manufacturing companies, IC design and software firms aiming to foster and accelerate the development and production of AI chips in Taiwan.
  • 3D dynamic simulation technology and facility developer Brogent Technologies expects revenues from the US market to take up 30-40% of 2019 consolidated revenues, much higher than 10% in 2018, according to company president and CEO CH Ouyang.
  • Microsoft Corporate Vice President Julia Liuson
    Microsoft corporate vice president Julia Liuson expects shortages of worldwide software development engineers to expand to one million in the next five years as the business opportunity of AIoT will shoot up.
  • Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII), a maker of networking devices for IIoT-based smart manufacturing, has extended business to development of smart home and smart city solutions, according to company CEO Brand Cheng.
  • The shortages of manpower in Taiwan's IT industry have worsened, fueled by the government's push for its "5+2" industrial innovation plan and its efforts to persuade Taiwanese companies to move back from China.

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