Adlink to set up joint venture with Foxconn
IPC solution provider Adlink Technology will set up a joint venture for developing AMR (autonomous mobile robot) software with Foxconn Electronics, company chairman and CEO Jim Liu.
Advantech has announced the establishment of a joint venture subsidiary in Mexico with the Taiwan-based IPC maker's major channel partner Interlatin. Advantech and Interlatin will hold 60% and 40% stakes respectively of the new subsidiary.
Chief Telecom to benefit from stay-at-home economy
Taiwan-based Chief Telecom's cloud computing and Internet datacenter (IDC) businesses are expected to see growths thanks to uprising demand from the stay-at-home economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to company chairman Joseph Wu.
Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII), a maker of communication network and cloud computing equipment, will work to develop cross-domain industrial IoT (IIoT) platofrms, according to company chairman Li Junqi. .
Micron posts revenue and profit growth for fiscal 3Q20
Micron Technology has announced results for its third quarter of fiscal 2020, which ended May 28, with revenue registering increases of 13% sequentially and 14% on year.
Nvidia, AMD see rising sales from server sector
Nvidia is currently still ahead of competitors in the server GPU market and saw its revenues from the datacenter business reach US$2.98 billion in 2019, nearly three times those of AMD estimated at around US$1 billion.
Vendor revenues from sales of IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud environments, including public and private cloud, increased 2.2% in the first quarter of 2020 while investments in traditional, non-cloud, infrastructure plunged 16.3% on year, according...
QCT joins Open RAN for 5G development
Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a datacenter solution provider, has joined Open RAN Policy Coalition, a group of companies formed to promote policies that will advance the adoption of open and interoperable solutions in the radio access network (RAN).
IPC and IIoT solution provider Ennoconn has developed short-throw laser projection technology featuring high resolution and brightness catering to industrial, commercial and home entertainment purposes, according to company chairman and CEO Steve Chu.
Acer launches ruggedized notebook lineup
Acer has introduced its new Enduro series ruggedized notebooks and tablets for healthcare and other niche-market applications.
Mercedes-Benz and Nvidia to build software-defined computing architecture for automated driving
Mercedes-Benz and Nvidia have teamed up working to create an in-vehicle computing system and AI computing infrastructure. Starting in 2024, this will be rolled out across the fleet of next-generation Mercedes-Benz vehicles, enabling them with upgradable automated driving functions, according to the...
PC sector cautious about demand in 2H20
PC vendors and their suppliers are having mixed views for their shipment prospects for the second half of 2020, after experiencing higher than expected growth in the first half propelled by the rise of the pandemic-induced stay-at-home activities.
Taiwan ODM Pegatron will gradually boost its non-China production ratio to 10-20% by 2021 to cushion possible impacts of intensifying US-China trade tensions, according to company president SJ Liao.
Tightening trade freedom in China to accelerate supply chain relocation, says think tank
The Chinese government is tightening trade freedom as it turns more private enterprises into state-run businesses, which may prompt supply chains focusing on shipments to the US and Europe to accelerate moving out of China, according to a study by a private think tank commissioned by the Taiwan gove...
NCS swap platform helps container carriers cut costs
Global shipping lines have been plagued by substantial empty container repositioning costs, but now such costs can be drastically reduced through a container sharing platform set up by Taiwan-based startup Neptune Container Swap (NCS), according to company executives.
IoV (Internet of vehicle) data collected from ADAS (advanced driver assistance system), OBUs (on-board units) and RSUs (roadside units) have to be screened to extract information to serve different purposes, according to Roger Cheng, president for intelligent transportation solution provider Maxwin...
Quanta, Compal, Wistron stay positive about 2H20
Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Wistron are all optimistic about their sales in the second half of 2020, as many users will need to upgrade their notebooks, and demand from users working and studying from home will continue into the third quarter.
Quanta Storage and HP reach settlement over ODD lawsuits
Quanta Storage has reached a settlement with Hewlett-Packard (HP) in a legal battle sparked by the US vendor's accusations against the Taiwanese firm over alleged price-fixing for optical disc drives (ODD).
Wistron chairman turning cautious about market recovery
Wistron chairman Simon Lin has disclosed the company's operation in the second quarter has been better than expected, but the coronavirus pandemic, which he originally expected to be contained by the third quarter, is unlikely to ease anytime soon. He does not expect the post-pandemic global economy...
Networking device maker Accton Technology is optimistic about high-speed switch demand for large-scale datacenter and enterprise server applications, with prospects to realize volume production of its 400G switches for commercial deployments in 2021, according to company CEO Edgar Masri.
China-based Xiaomi has invested a total of CNY50 million (US$7.06 million) in a Series A+ round of financing that BYD arranged for its chipmaking affiliate BYD Semiconductor. Xiaomi has acquired a 0.49% stake in BYD Semiconductor.
Ibase expects shipment growth in 4Q20
IPC maker Ibased Technology will start production at a new factory in northern Taiwan in July and expects shipments to increase significantly in fourth-quarter 2020, according to company president and CEO Jeff Hsu.
Taiwan-based cooling solution developer Kaori Heat Treatment is scheduled to kick off shipments of a liquid immersion cooling system to its China-based datacenter client at the end of August, according to company chairman Hans Han.
The games console market is expected to see vendors launch new devices, intensifying competition against each other later this year. The keen competition means strong demand for NAND flash to support the consoles' large storage. Meanwhile,...
With power consumption of servers rising due to increased CPU and GPU performances, traditional air cooling solutions are becoming less efficient in heat dissipation, prompting more cloud computing services providers to upgrade their machines to the latest liquid cooling solutions, according to sources...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2020
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments in the first quarter of 2020 went down 20.5% sequentially.
Global tablet market – 1Q 2020
Global tablet shipments are forecast to climb 45.5% sequentially and 9.9% on year in the second quarter of 2020 thanks to a...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2020
Taiwan makers shipped a total of 4.65 million LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2020.
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...