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Adlink to focus more on edge AI, robotic and self-driving solutions

Ninelu Tu, Taipei; Willis Ke, DIGITIMES 0

Adlink Technology chairman Jim Liu. Credit: DIGITIMES

Adlink Technology will actively integrate resources with strategic partners and focus future development efforts on the fields of edge AI, edge visualization, robot and autonomous driving solutions, according to Jim Liu, chairman of the Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) vendor.

In terms of integrating edge AI and computers, Liu said at a recent meeting with shareholders that Adlink will expand its cooperation partnerships to include Nvidia, Arm, Qualcomm and NXP to access different architectures of chips solutions for diverse application and market needs, apart from its long-term partner Intel. He said the company will continue to roll out new solutions with low power consumption and high performance computing, targeting drone, robot and IoT device applications.

Adlink will also further deepen cooperation in edge visualization with panel maker AU Optronics (AUO), which holds a stake of over 30% in the company, Liu continued, noting that more products combining AUO panels and Adlink IPCs will be available to provide higher quality, more cost-effective, and faster time-to-market solutions for diverse visualization applications including gaming, outdoor advertising, electric vehicles (EV) and charging piles.

When it comes to robots, Liu said, FARobot, the company's joint venture with Foxconn, has presented multiple robotic solutions for different application scenarios.

He continued that Adlink's subsidiary ZettaScale Technologies has won strategic investments from Austria-based TTTech Auto, and is integrating technological resources of both parties aiming to develop and promote more autonomous driving and Internet of Vehicles (IoV) applications.

Liu also expressed optimism that the company will be able to enjoy better business performance in the second half of the year than the first half, as long as shortages of components and capacity utilization can improve steadily with the reopening of eastern Chinese cities previusly under COVID lockdowns.

He stressed that Adlink will strive harder to improve its gross margins in the second half of the year by raising quotes to reflect increased production costs, lowering materials procurement costs through the PPV (purchase price variance) mechanism, and redesigning its products to rely less on components and materials that are in severe shortage.

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