US AI accelerator IP startup Expedera successfully raised their series A funding of US$18 million in December 2021 to accelerate product development and market expansion for meeting the market's robust demand for deep-learning accelerator (DLA) semiconductor IP. DIGITIMES talked to VP Engineering and co-founder Siyad Ma and VP of Marketing Paul Karazuba to get to know the company, and understand the latest market trend and their expansion plans.
AI has permeated well into the modern society playing a crucial role in a wide variety of applications, but AI systems, just like all kinds of computer operating systems, can hardly avoid being hacked. Therefore how to make them stay immune to attacks has become a common goal for all those engaged in the AI technology development, Wei-Bin Lee, CEO of Hon Hai Research Institute under Foxconn Technology Group, has said.
Canada AI company Pleora Technologies which created GigE Vision, a standard for networking cameras and processing in industrial automation projects, joined the 2022 Canada Trade Office Taipei (CTOT) startup accelerator program, hoping to find strategic partners which are system integrators or hardware manufacturers and together expand its industrial automation markets in Asia.
Move a thumb to unlock a car door. Self-check-in at an airport without touching the kiosk. These are no longer scenes in the movies but what technology is capable of nowadays. Motion Gestures, a Canada-based startup, has brought sophisticated camera-based hand tracking and gesture recognition solutions to various industry verticals, offering transformative experience to the modern world.
The success of India's semiconductor manufacturing plans depends heavily on partnerships with global companies. Vedanta's recent tie-up with Foxconn underscores this. But setting up chip-making factories requires a lot of other factors, including adequate infrastructure, clean water, and power, according to Sanjeev Keskar, CEO of Arvind Consultancy.
High-performance computing technology has been widely adopted in advanced countries to facilitate technological innovation, commercial big-data analytics, and aerospace missions. Taiwan's National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC), an institution under the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), also provides important high-speed computing resources such as high-speed network infrastructure and computing capabilities to support academia and industries in Taiwan. DIGITIMES interviewed NCHC's new director-general Chau-Lyan Chang, a former senior researcher in the Computational Aeronautics Science Division at NASA Langley Research Center. He returned to Taiwan in April 2022 to lead the Center. We asked him about his vision for the center and his perspective on high-performance computing technology's future outlook.
China, the second-largest electric vehicle(EV) market, is aggressively deploying charging infrastructure, including battery swapping stations. Multiple businesses have launched swapping services backed by government subsidies. However, challenges like lacking standardized batteries may slow down the democratization.
The EV battery world is crying out for a credible plan to address the spike in battery materials prices. Lithium, for example, the price has been growing all through 2021, hitting over US$25,000 per ton by the end of last year, and now jumped to the highest at over US$40,000 per ton this month, according to Forbes.
Within the corporate organization, the investor relations officer (IRO) is one of the most interesting and challenging roles and can offer a strong sense of accomplishment. Whether you are a junior IR staff or a senior spokesperson, to co-work efficiently with C-level executives is a crucial factor in being a successful IRO. The IRO encounters many different topics during their daily IR routine: the company's long-term strategy, industry outlook, technology development, capacity planning and results/guidance. Preparing an IR SOP covering the above topics is definitely a great starting point for most IR officers, thus communicating and building an internal network within the company is essential to being an effective IR. Below is an overview of how an IRO can work and communicate with the C-suite management:
Following the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, global emphasis on hand hygiene has never been stronger. However, while people understand the need to wash their hands, many often neglect to sanitize their mobile devices, which are proven to be up to 18 times dirtier than a public toilet.
Streamlining the process of charging an electric vehicle (EV) is critical to the new energy car's adoption. The US-based Ample approaches the idea with battery swapping technologies. By offering efficient service as filling up gas, the startup is growing its deployment in America, Japan, and Spain.
"There are a lot of places where Asia will be the first," observed Nicolas Sauvage, president, and founder of TDK Ventures. For Ken Forster, executive director and founder of Momenta Ventures, Asian hardware manufacturers will have a large role to play in a future characterized by edgeware – software that runs on hardware at the edge.
As electric vehicle (EV) penetration rate is expected to exceed 30% in 2025, demand for EV infrastructures is growing rapidly, according to DIGITIMES Research. China, the US and the EU have all picked up pace in building charging stations and other green energy installations.