Interviews with executives in the supply chain
Prospects of SaaS: Q&A with Kdan CEO Kenny Su
Demand for software as a service (SaaS) has been on the rise, highlighted recently by needs for remote working in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, which has prompted more firms to adopt cloud-based collaborative operations, according to Kdan Mobile Software founder and CEO Kenny Su.
App for cyclists: Q&A with Velodash CEO Molly Huang
Taiwan-based startup Velodash has developed an app to allow cyclists to plan cycling routes and arrange group rides as well as to provide management system, including route planning and real-time tracking of cyclists,for cycling event organizers. It has recently raised NT$21 million (US$698,300) in an angel round of fu...
A new chapter for UMC: Q&A with company co-presidents Jason Wang and SC Chien
UMC, once a major rival to TSMC in pursuing advanced manufacturing nodes, decided about two years ago to shift its focus away from joining the race to 10nm and more advanced process technologies. Now the pure-play foundry expects its renewed focus to start bearing fruit in 2020. Following two years of corporate adjustments,...
Food delivery by robots: Q&A with Kiwi Campus founder Felipe Chavez Cortes
Silicon Valley-based Kiwi Campus is a startup dedicated to operating a semi-autonomous robotic platform for delivering foods, beverages and groceries to consumers on college campuses and in neighboring communities. The company, attracted by Taiwan's sound business climate, robust hardware manufacturing, and R&D prowess,...
IoT end devices need timely intelligence: Q&A with SoftChef CEO Josh Chai
Taiwan cloud software startup SoftChef has been devoted to developing comprehensive solutions from edge devices to infrastructures since its inception in 2017, providing customized IoT solutions to better serve clients, according company founder and CEO Josh Chai.
Lenovo data center business continues pushing for high growth in Central Asia Pacific region
Both 5G and Wi-Fi 6 networks provide advancements in performance to enhance mobility, capacity and data rates. Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, computing is becoming more powerful, enhanced by wider bandwidth, high speed, low latency and massive connectivity. Servers are...
Building server-grade gaming products: Q&A with Supermicro senior product managers
Supermicro, a first-tier server vendor worldwide, has been aggressively developing gaming-related products with its experience from the server business. Supermicro is able to offer customers products with server quality.
5G real-time transmission crucial for AR applications: Q&A with Mifly CEO Roger Lu
AR can create brand-new gaming experience, but for industry applications, AR can help firms tackle their long-existing pain points, according to Roger Lu, founder and CEO of Mind & Idea Fly (Mifly), a Taiwan startup dedicated to multimedia AR/VR content development solutions.
AR is friendliest interface to information: Q&A with ARPlanet CEO Jennifer Pai
ARPlanet Digital Technology, founded in 2010 as an AR startup, provides a full range of virtual and physical realities integration solutions. The company is now one of few startups in Taiwan able to export its AR PaaS (Platform as a Service) solutions.
The future of machine economy: Q&A with IOTA Foundation co-founder Dominik Schiener and BiiLabs CEO Lman Chu
IOTA Foundation, a German blockchain NPO, announced on May 17 that it is setting aside US$2 million to set up an IOTA Ecosystem Fund to support developers. The announcement has caught much attention in the blockchain community, but not too many are aware that IOTA Foundation is also building its first Asia outpost in...
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 4Q 2019
Taiwan's large-size LCD panel shipments went down slightly on quarter, but more than 5% on year to arrive at 59.12 million units...
China smartphone AP shipments – 4Q 2019
Smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors came to 197 million units, down 5.9% on year and 7.7% on quarter.
Global tablet market (outbreak updates) – 4Q 2019
The tablet sector is witnessing better capacity recovery than the notebook and handset sectors.
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...