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  • China Bitcoin ASIC supplier Bitmain plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong early 2019 at the latest, and is seeking a pre-IPO financing of US$1 billion to boost its valuation to US$15 billion, according to industry sources.
  • AI to dominate future global economic development
    With the advent of the 5G era, artificial intelligence (AI) applications will be in full swing, prompting chipmakers to develop multiple xPU chips beyond Intel's CPU and Nvidia's GPU solutions to support the applications. This in turn will inject new growth momentum to Taiwan semiconductor supply chains,...
  • Hu Jwu-sheng, executive from ITRI
    Taiwan-based makers of automotive components and electronics as well as semiconductors should capitalize on their international competitiveness to play an important role in the global autonomous driving market through gaining positions in emerging markets, said general director Hu Jwu-sheng for Mechanical...
  • A new industry consortium led by Nvidia, Oculus, Valve, AMD, and Microsoft has introduced the VirtualLink specification - an open industry standard that enables next-generation VR headsets to connect with PCs and other devices using a single, high-bandwidth USB Type-C connector, instead of a range...
  • Xilinx has acquired DeePhi Technology, a Beijing-based AI chip startup specializing in deep compression, pruning and system-level optimization for neural networks, according to the US-based FPGA specialist. The financial terms of the transaction are undisclosed.
  • Meca500 industrial robotic arm
    Automation solution provider Solomon Technology on July 17 announced that it has become the exclusive sales agent for the Meca500, an ultra-compact 6-axis industrial robotic arm developed by Canada-based Mecademic, in the Taiwan market.
  • Senao chairman Tommy Tsai
    Networking device maker Senao Networks has reported revenues of NT$4.653 billion (US$152.38 million) for the first half of 2018, increasing 31.28% from a year earlier. The company attributed the revenue growth to its growing OEM/ODM businesses, which currently account for 70% of its total sales.
  • While machinery production has become Taiwan's third industry with annual production value of over NT$1 trillion (US$32.67 billion) in 2017 after going smart, the IoT (Internet of Things) industry is likely to become the country's fourth industrial sector to achieve so, according to Taiwan president...
  • Tally Liu, former senior vice president at Knight Ridder
    In a media career spanning nearly three decades, Tally Liu served as senior vice president of Knight Ridder, in charge of finances, operations, internal audit and new technologies at the second-largest newspaper company in the United States. Liu took part in Knight Ridder's investment deals and gained...
  • The government in Taiwan has taken three major countermeasures to avert possible impact of the escalating China-US trade spats, including helping makers to boost their domestic R&D and production ratios, according the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
  • Dell has unveiled a series of new enterprise PCs in Taiwan including its Precision 7730 and 7530 workstations designed specifically for virtual reality (VR) purposes; Latitude 5491 and 5591 ultra-thin notebooks and the OptiPlex series all-in-one (AIO) systems.
  • OwlTing founder Darren Wang
    Founded in 2010 as a Taiwan blockchain startup dedicated to e-commerce and blockchain services in global travel, food safety, social media platforms, and more, OwlTing has launched the world's first blockchain-based B2B system "OwlNest" to provide hotel booking and management service to hotel operators...
  • mediatek
    MediaTek has completed validation (interoperability tests) of NarrowBand IoT connectivity (NB-IoT) with SoftBank to set the stage for future commercial NB-IoT applications within Japan. These tests showcase MediaTek's efforts and commitment to ready NB-IoT technology for the global market, the company...
  • Sandy Chau, co-founder of Acorn Campus Ventures
    Sandy Chau, co-founder of Acorn Campus Ventures as well as an active real estate investor, engages in investment undertakings throughout the United States and Greater China. His success in startup investment and business operation can be attributed to what he experienced as he was growing up. Born...
  • Deputy economics minister Kung Ming-hsin at TAIFE 2018
    Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium (TARC), formed by some government-sponsored research organizations, on July 12 hosted Taiwan Automotive International Forum and Exhibition (TAIFE) 2018 in Taipei, which focused on the development of autonomous electric vehicles.
  • Broadcom, a semiconductor device supplier to the wired, wireless, enterprise storage and industrial end markets, and CA Technologies, a provider of information technology (IT) management software and solutions, have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the former...
  • Foxconn's IPC subsidiary Ennoconn has further sharpened its ability to tap IIoT (industrial Internet of Things) infrastructure market opportunities after completing its latest acquisition of Marketech International, a Taiwan-based specialist in system integration and facility turnkey projects, according...
  • TY Hsu, manager of enterprise integrated service department at Taiwan Mobile
    As the information application architectures in today's business sectors are increasingly interconnected, making it difficult for individual enterprises to safeguard their information security alone, Taiwan Mobile has recently launched a so-called "Information Security Cop" service to help enterprises...
  • HJ Kuo, senior marketing manager at Macronix International
    IoT applications will see brand-new development after 5G technologies and applications enter commercial runs in 2019, and all IoT devices must feature low power consumption and high stability to secure smooth operations in diverse environments. In line with the trend, Taiwan's memory supplier Macronix...
  • blockchain
    Following 10 years of development, blockchain technologies are emerging as a disruptive innovation beginning to challenge and subvert established business and production models, but such technologies and their applications are still at a very preliminary stage and how to go beyond blockchain 2.0 is...
  • Quanta saw its June revenues decline 10.2% sequentially
    Quanta Computer saw its June revenues decline 10.2% sequentially and 28.43% on year to come to NT$65.75 billion, while Wistron's revenues increased 3.8% on month but decreased 3.99% on year to reach NT$67.02 billion.
  • While Taiwan electronics industry is aggressively mulling over how to tap the huge business opportunities to be created by quantum computers, the country's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has urged businesses to play a crucial role in commercializing genome editing applications. Both quantum...
  • With the proliferation of IoT (Internet of Things) devices generating multiple intrusion points for malwares, a collaborative defense mechanism is emerging to block malwares at interconnectivity among various types of gateways, clouds and end devices. This has inspired Taiwan-based HwaCom Systems,...
  • notebook
    Notebook ODM Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$89.11 billion for June, up 12.28% on month and 7.87% on year with shipments of PCs coming to 4.2 million units. Meanwhile, Inventec has reported its June consolidated revenues reached NT$44.91 billion, up 2.94% on month and 7.18%...
  • 3D printing
    In line with the advent of the era of going digital fully, "maker and innovation" will become a new driver for the next wave of industrial revolution after Industry 4.0, and 3D software designers can help makers realize innovations more systematically and efficiently via incorporation of new technologies...

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