Apple could soon see its long-awaited plan to launch physical stores in India materialize, as the tech giant is currently hiring talent for its first retail locations in the country, which would no doubt help the company gain further momentum in the local market.
Thailand's smartphone shipments decreased 14% on-year in the third quarter this year but shipments of 5G models hit a new high, according to Counterpoint Research. COVID infection also peaked in the third quarter in Thailand.
Samsung Electronics has introduced a new strategy to quickly involve South Korean IC designers in the 3nm foundry ecosystem by strengthening its 3nm semiconductor foundry design support infrastructure.
India may soon see commercial delivery services using drones, according to Skye Air, a startup company working with some of the largest eCommerce brands. The Indian government had recently revised rules regarding unmanned aerial vehicles, permitting companies to experiment with drones for delivering products like food, medicines, and even courier parcels.
Malaysia's Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI) aims to build a conducive startup ecosystem by launching Malaysian Startup Ecosystem Roadmap (SUPER) 2021-2023 and the MYStartup Platform.
Samsung Electronics has announced plans to invest an estimated US$17 billion in the establishment of a new semiconductor manufacturing facility in Taylor, Texas. The fab will be dedicated to producing advanced logic semiconductor solutions that power next-generation innovations and technologies.
Samsung Electronics has disclosed plans to set up an advanced wafer fab in Texas. The new fab that will be equipped with advanced process manufacturing equipment and facilities will be striving to win advanced chip orders from AMD and other US chip vendors, according to industry sources.
In the first 10 months of 2021, Vietnam's IT sector generated VDN2,560 trillion (US$112.78 billion), 9% higher than the same period in 2020. Local Vietnamese IT firms accounted for 11% of the revenue, or VDN292 trillion, according to Vietnamnet.
A new joint venture (JV) Electrum was formed between the partnership of two Indonesia-based companies, decacorn Gojek and energy firm TBS Energi Utama, with an ultimate goal of accelerating the electric vehicles (EVs) adoption across the country.
India PC shipments hit record high in the third quarter, increasing by 30% on-year to 4.455 million units, according to an IDC India PC shipment report. IDC analyst said consumer PC shipments might decline post-pandemic but demand for business PCs remains strong.
Malaysia-based conglomerate Sime Darby Berhad announced future-focused plans for its Motors division, anticipating new trends and opportunities for growth in the automotive sector, particularly in shared mobility and in the electrification of the industry.
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) issued a report in September titled "How an Information Technology Agreement 3.0 would bolster global economic growth and opportunity," which is likely to ignite a new round of policy deliberation and debate among emerging countries that have not participated in the previous round of ITA. DIGITIMES tapped on the insight of Stephen Ezell, VP of Global Innovation Policy at ITIF, to discuss why it is essential now to start related policy considerations, as the demand for semiconductor capacity, the repositioning of global supply chains, and the call to deal with climate change and fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals require an ITA-3 in place sooner rather than later.
Cloud kitchens have seen popularity grow fast in the Asia-Pacific amid the pandemic. Since 2020, the Asia Pacific region has gained the highest market share in the cloud kitchen sector, according to Reportlinker. Agri-food tech firms from China, India, and Singapore have accumulated more than US$7 billion in investment in the first half of 2021.