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.
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. .
OwlTing develops blockchain-based tourism solutions
Taiwan-based blockchain startup OwlTing has developed OwlStay, a blockchain-based solution to provide integrated tourism services, according to company founder and CEO Darren Wang.
CoolBitX, a Taiwan-based startup engaged in developing blockchain security solutions, has developed Sygna Bridge, an API that helps virtual asset service providers (VASPs) meet their respective countries' regulatory requirements as mandated by FATF (Financial Action Task Force) Recommendation 16 to...
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...
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...
Deep01 closes fundraising led by Asustek
Deep01, a developer of artificial intelligence (AI) software designed to help physicians interpret computerized tomography (CT) images of the brain, has raised US$2.7 million in financing, with Asustek Computer leading the round of fundraising.
ACSI lands cyber security contracts in Indonesia
Acer Cyber Security (ACSI) has obtained initial contracts for SOC (security operations center) projects in Indonesia, according to company chairman Maverick Shih.
Taoyuan aspiring to become smart city for logistics
To demonstrate its smart city solutions to other cities worldwide, the local government of Taoyuan, Taiwan signed contracts with Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), a network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development, to become the chair...
3Sdrive develops voice-interface IoV audio content app
Startup 3Sdrive has developed an Omnie IoV audio content app based on voice interface for car drivers, with automotive parts/accessory after-market being the target market, according to company co-founder and CEO Alex Jeng.
With the coronavirus pandemic significantly impacting manufacturing operations, IBM has seen increasing demand from makers to help with their digital transformation, according to Dylan Li, partner at Global Business Service, IBM Taiwan.
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), Delta Electronics and Microsoft Taiwan have teamed up to set up Taiwan's first 5G-enabled pilot smart manufacturing plant at Delta's production complex in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan seeking to integrate IT, OT and CT technologies to fully demonstrate cross-domain...
CFH developing EV IoT blockchain financing platform
Taiwan's Cathay Financial Holdings (CFH) has disclosed its technology center is developing an electric vehicle (EV) IoT blockchain financing platform through cooperation with EV charging service provider ChargeSmith and blockchain startup BSOS.
Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on June 4 unveiled a Pilot Enterprise R&D and Cultivation program in a bid to attract international enterprises to partner with local ones for joint investment in R&D of next-generation technologies and cultivation of talent in Taiwan via government subsidization,...
Virtual banks to go online in Taiwan in 2H20
Next Bank, Line Bank and Rakuten International Commercial Bank, the first three virtual banks approved by Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) in late July 2019, are expected to kick off operation in the third or fourth quarter of 2020, according to industry sources.
Compal unveils 5G lab
Compal Electronics has established a 5G lab for its clients and partners to showcase their innovations, according to Sheng-Hua Peng, Compal's executive vice president of smart device business.
Government-sponsored Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) has disclosed it will establish a development fund for incubating cultural content creation projects.
SenseTime to see difficulties in raising funds
SenseTime, a China-based startup developer of AI-based facial recognition, is expected to see difficulties in raising funds via IPO mainly due to impact of US-China trade disputes and coronavirus pandemic, according to industry sources.
Delta announces acquisition of Trihedral
Delta Electronics has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to fully acquire Trihedral Engineering, a Canadian SCADA and IIoT software company, for CAD45 million (US$32.84 million). Delta said the acquisition will unite the strengths of its hardware and Trihedral's software in the rapidly...
Startup Atgenomix has developed SeqsLab, a NGS (next-generation sequencing) platform featuring high-performance computing, scalability and reliability, for providing cloud-based genome sequencing analysis services on a subscription basis, according to company co-founder and CEO Allen Chang.
HTC Vive adopted for fire fighter training system
HTC-developed VR technology has been adopted for FLAIM Trainer, a system to simulate fire scenarios based on VR for training fire fighters, according to HTC.
Taiwan AI Robotics Accelerator (TAIRA) in Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP), Japan-based Mizuho Bank and thematic incubation service provider StarFab Accelerator on May 28 signed a MoU for cooperation to set up an open accelerating platform for startup teams and businesses to develop innovative products...
Advantech obtains rush orders for medical equipment
Advantech has recently received strong rush orders for computing devices used in medical equipment from China and the US in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, according to company chairman KC Liu.
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...