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Wednesday 4 May 2022
AI accelerator IP in hot demand: Q&A with US startup Expedera
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.
Wednesday 4 May 2022
AI not immune to hacking, says Hon Hai Research Institute CEO
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.
Wednesday 4 May 2022
Canadian AI firm Pleora seeks partners in Taiwan to provide integrated solution for industrial automation
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.
Tuesday 3 May 2022
Delta Research Center seeks AI-assisted transformation
DIGITIMES is hosting 2022 Taiwan AI Expo in Taipei from May 4-6. Prior to the event's opening, Delta Research Center (DRC) director-general Chiueh Tzi-cker shared the center's plans in an interview.
Tuesday 3 May 2022
Motion Gestures using AI to enhance camera-based gesture recognition technology
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.
Tuesday 3 May 2022
Infra, clean water, and power key to chip partnership in India
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.
Tuesday 3 May 2022
Taiwan's new recruit from NASA aims to enhance tech innovation and industrial transformation through HPC
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.
Friday 29 April 2022
China accelerating EV battery swapping deployment despite challenges ahead
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.
Friday 29 April 2022
Battery recycler TES: Circular economy is crucial in battery recycling
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.
Thursday 28 April 2022
QIC Inside Investor Relation Series (5): How should an IRO work with C-suite management?
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:
Wednesday 27 April 2022
CATL facing rising costs, heated competition, slowing demand amid lockdowns
The world's largest EV battery maker CATL is under great pressure from rising material costs, heating competition, and slowing demand amid city lockdowns in China.
Wednesday 27 April 2022
CleanSlate UV offers IoT sanitizers for mobile devices in healthcare
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.
Wednesday 27 April 2022
US startup Ample tackling EV charging anxiety with enhanced battery swapping service
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.
Wednesday 27 April 2022
Industry 5.0, ESG and cross-border co-creation: The rise of industrial tech turns eyes toward Asia
"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.
Monday 25 April 2022
EV penetration to rise to 30% in 2025, says DIGITIMES Research
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.