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Interviews with executives in the supply chain

  • Pure Storage VP and chief architect Robert Lee
    Pure Storage has worked with Nvidia and Arista Networks to jointly create AI Ready Infrastructure (AIRI) that is able to assist its clients with demand for AI applications.The company's FlashBlade series servers will be the initial product line to feature the infrastructure.
  • Max Yang, director of Sales of GeoVision's New Product Division
    GeoVision is a Taiwan-based surveillance solution developer in business for over 20 years. Although not as big as some of the international firms, the company is still one of the top-50 players worldwide. But growing competition in the traditional legacy surveillance sector prompted GeoVision to shift its development...
  • Head of Linde T&I E, Mr. Carl Jackson
    Linde Electronics, a member of The Linde Group, is one of the major global manufacturers of bulk and electronic specialty gases used during the manufacturing of semiconductors, displays, solar panels, LEDs and other electronics products.
  • Frederick Fu, president of Avnet Asia Pacific
    The global semiconductor industry posted its highest-ever annual sales in 2017. With major technology players all wanting a slice of the Asia Pacific market, the strategies and operations of Avnet, a leading global technology distributor and solutions provider, play a crucial role in ensuring the company's success.
  • Avalue's director of Intelligent Solution and System Jason Liu
    Avalue Technology is one of Taiwan's veteran industrial PC (IPC) players, having been in the sector since 2000. Although it is not as big as some of the first-tier players, Avalue still has managed to stay competitive in the market leveraging its advantages in healthcare, retail and gambling machine product lines.
  • Whittaker Cheng, Minmax Marketing and Technical manager
    Taiwan-based Minmax Technology is the largest supplier of DC-DC converters and AC-DC power supply units for general industrial equipment in Taiwan. Currently, the company is seeing stable demand for railway products from China, while in Japan and Europe it has also experienced impressive growth in orders from the regions'...
  • Artila director of IoT Division Mike Kao
    Artila Electronics is a long-term player in the IPC industry, but unlike most others that focus on developing x86 applications, Artila has chosen ARM-based systems as the main direction for its IPC road trip. Although its products are considered niche devices, the company has still managed to grow rapidly in the solar...
  • Martin Lin, director of marketing center, Macronix
    Prices of memory chips, including dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) and all types of flash memory, have rallied throughout 2017, buoying the business value of five of the top 10 semiconductor companies that design and manufacture chips. American and Korean players have long dominated the memory market and none of them...
  • UnlimiterHear chairman Dr. Kuo Ping Yang (right) and CEO Tony Huang (left)
    With the growing popularity of smart speakers and voice assistance tools offered by first-tier Internet service providers, many have focused on the development of emerging home devices. But for UnlimiterHear, which develops audio solutions, it sees the potential of integrating voice assistance functionality into mobile...
  • Aurotekˇ¦s Special Assistance to Chairman Nelson Chang
    Aurotek, founded in 1981, was one of the earliest automation equipment component suppliers in Taiwan. The company started the business as a distribution agent of mechanical equipment components such as bearings, ball screws, and universal joints from Japan, according to Aurotek's special assistance to chairman Nelson...
  • Sesto CEO Michael Leong
    Singapore-based Sesto Robotics is an automated guided vehicle (AGV) and intelligent mobile robot (IMR) developer that recently participated in Semicon Taiwan 2017 to push its products into the Taiwan market.
  • Heraeus reinforces competitive edge as innovation of PV technology accelerates
    2017 is definitely a highly volatile year for PV industry in terms of technology advancement, market demand, and international trade barrier. At 2017 PV Taiwan held recently, Andreas Liebheit, the President of Heraeus Photovoltaics, broadly talked about the issues of technology trend, market competition, as well as how...
  • Linde LienHwa's new electronics R&D center in Taichung, Taiwan
    Linde LienHwa, a joint venture between the Germany-based Linde Group and Taiwan-based LienHwa Industrial, is a manufacturer of bulk and electronic specialty gases used during the manufacturing of semiconductors, displays, solar panels, LEDs and others.
  • NXP's Director of IoT and Security Solutions Steven Tateosian,
    The launch of Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone X has highlighted wireless charging, a function that will also be featured in other smartphine vendors' upcoming models. However, besides smartphones, NXP Semiconductors also sees potential in wireless charging for larger-size applications such as notebooks and even home appliances...
  • Arbor CTO Karl Chen
    Taiwan-based Arbor Technology has been in the industrial PC (IPC) secor for over 20 years and has always been an important upstream partner of worldwide IPC brand vendors. With automated production lines and Industry 4.0 gradually becoming the new trends of the IPC industry, Arbor also is keenly developing solutions for...
  • Taiwan-based IPC maker Neousys
    With autonomous driving becoming a new trend in the IT market, many first-tier IT players including Google and Nvidia have been aggressively expanding their presence in related development. Taiwan's hardware providers have played a key role in the supply chain of the emerging industry.
  • Digital transformation in manufacturing is one of the key topics for the upgrading and transformation of Taiwan industries. It also shows new types of business models are emerging and leveraging the disruptive technologies. While industry 4.0 being welcomed overwhelmingly by the governments around the globe such as "Made...
  • Lelon focuses on the development of high-end aluminum electrolytic capacitors
    According to the Transparency Market Research, the global connected car market is expected to reach US$131.9 billion by 2019 continuing to maintain its steady growth. Businesses are scrambling for a share of the automotive electronics market in recent years. Lelon Electronics, Taiwan's No. 1 manufacturer of aluminum electrolytic...
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) has grown to become more mature due to aggressive development by related players over the past few years and is now able to support more applications including autonomous driving, robots and voice assistant platforms. NVIDIA has been a pioneer of AI technology development and its expertise...
  • According to GTM Research's Global Solar Demand Monitor, global PV installations are expected to reach 85GW in 2017, after seeing a 30% growth to 78GW in 2016. China as a major solar energy producer has become the world's largest market of photovoltaic technologies.
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