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  • Kiwi Technology chair Judy Lee
    Taiwan-based LoRa IoT solutions provider Kiwi Technology has newly ventured its products into the Japan market, with clients including a leading telecom operator, a top retailer and system integrators, according to company chair Judy Lee.
  • China's software industry generated revenues of CNY4.487 trillion
    China's software industry consisting of 39,392 companies generated total revenues of CNY4.487 trillion (US$656.4 billion) in January-August 2019, growing 14.9% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
  • MSI AMR for the service robot market
    Micro-Star International (MSI) has launched its service robot, the Autonomous Mobility Robot (AMR), which features sensors and positioning device to help create maps of its working areas for it to travel around and handle tasks.
  • Taiwan is gearing up to introduce AI talent from India
    Taiwan is gearing up to introduce AI talent from India to address shortages of high-end R&D engineers in the IT industry, as part of its efforts to deepen partnerships with 18 countries targeted by its New Southbound Policy designed to strengthen trade and economic ties with South and Southeast...
  • Taiwan's environmental protection authority set up IoT-based air pollution monitoring network
    Taiwan's environmental protection authority has been installing air quality sensors around the country to form an IoT-based network of monitoring air pollution mainly caused by factories.
  • Outgoing TCA chairman TH Tung
    Paul Peng, chairman of AU Optronics (AUO), is being tipped to be the next chairman of Taipei Computer Association (TCA), succeeding incumbent TH Tung, who is obligated to step down after serving two consecutive terms.
  • Quanta chairman Barry Lam
    Quanta Computer has achieved significant progress in investments it made in smart medical care over a year ago, understanding more about what role it can play through communication with firms in the sector, according to company chairman Barry Lam.
  • Taiwan unveils AI Hub

    Oct 4, 14:02
    AI
    The Industrial Development Bureau has started operation of AI Hub, a web-based one-stop AI application platform that is part of the 4-year (2018-2021) Taiwan AI Action Plan, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
  • Wistron has achieved significant results in AI-enabled digital transformation
    Wistron has achieved significant results in AI-enabled digital transformation following four years of efforts, with production lines in Taiwan and China incorporating AI-based inspection systems, according to the firm's vice chairman and president Robert Huang.
  • HTC Vive senior vice president Raymond Pao
    In addition to benefiting system operators, handset vendors and other players, the commercialization of 5G networks will help drive a fast development of VR applications, which could become killer applications of the 5G era, according to Raymond Pao, senior vice president of VR products and strategy...
  • Differentiation and customization are two major concerns for biomedical startups
    Differentiation and customization are two major concerns for biomedical startups when they foray into the market for smart healthcare solutions, as many hospitals and care centers hope to have their own distinct medical services and technologies, according to Ken Yu, CEO of iMedtac, a Taiwan-based...
  • Medical devices need support of cross-domain integration
    For biomedical startups, solving industry issues and integrating cross-domain connections will be their two core values, and they will have a chance of enjoying unlimited growth if they start with broad industry perspectives and move to build cross-nation, cross-industry linkages, according to Ken...
  • Jilei Hou, senior engineering director and head of AI research group at Qualcomm
    Incorporating AI capabilities into terminal edge devices has become an inevitable trend, as intelligent devices are needed to facilitate effective machine-to-machine communication crucial for stable operations at IoT application scenarios, according to Jilei Hou, senior engineering director and head...
  • Microsoft is expanding its AI R&D center in Taiwan
    Microsoft is expanding its team at its AI R&D Center in Taiwan, which will focus on the development for three major areas - computer vision, user intention recognition and application of AI to vertical industries.
  • BiiLabs and IoT solutions provider SoftChef have jointly launched Benchy-Alfred SaaS
    Blockchain startup BiiLabs and IoT solutions provider SoftChef have jointly launched Benchy-Alfred SaaS (Software as a Service) platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) encrypted IoT data.
  • ACSI chairman Maverick Shih (center)
    Acer Cyber Security (ACSI), Acer's subsidiary and the largest security operations center (SOC) service provider in Taiwan, will expand its presence in the enterprise sector in Taiwan and overseas markets, according to company chairman Maverick Shih.
  • NTPC-AWS JIC began second-round of startup team recruitment
    The NTPC-AWS Joint Innovation Center (JIC), established jointly by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the New Taipei City government, has activated the second phase of recruitment of startup teams, and is specifically looking for groups with backgrounds in smart manufacturing, smart medical care, smart...
  • Qualcomm CTO Jim Thompson
    While AI and 5G technologies will closely complement each other in a variety of applications, edge computing will play the most critical role in the complementarity of both technologies, prompting Qualcomm to focus its AI R&D on edge computing solutions, according to Jim Thompson, the firm's engineering...
  • UK Everledger has announced it has completed its US$20 million series A funding
    UK-based Everledger has announced it has completed its US$20 million series A funding. The round comes to a close with the backing of China's Tencent Internet-based services provider. Graphene Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Rakuten, Fidelity and Vickers Venture Partners have also participated, according...
  • CHT is teaming up with electronic map and navigation software provider Kingwaytek
    Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is teaming up with electronic map and navigation software provider Kingwaytek Technology to build a local government-backed 5G test field in northern Taiwan for the development of IoV and autonomous solutions, according to Tsai Min-hung, a section chief of CHT's mobile business...
  • Blockchain technology can be applied to manage patients' healthcare records
    Blockchain technology can be applied to manage patients' healthcare records, allowing them to access encrypted data and determine whether to decrypt the data when delivered to home doctors, health councilors or insurance firms for reference, according to Jacob Lee, founder and CEO of Digital Treasury...
  • Kathy Lee, North Asia director at Google Cloud
    Google Cloud will move to triple its global business service workforce in line with ever-expanding market for cloud applications, and will come out with more advanced cloud solutions to support digital transformations at enterprises, according to Kathy Lee, the company's director for North Asia.
  • MOST has announced AI Technology R&D Guidelines
    The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has announced AI Technology R&D Guidelines in a bid to create a reliable environment conforming to international trends of AI R&D and to provide directions for Taiwan AI researchers to follow.
  • NARLabs has disclosed it is developing a 3D smart city platform for simulating earthquake impacts
    The National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering under government-sponsored the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) has disclosed it is developing a 3D smart city platform for simulating impacts of earthquake disasters on buildings.
  • IIoT platforms competing for opportunities in China
    China's Alliance of Industrial Internet (AII) has recently published a white paper about Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) showing there are currently a few hundred IIoT platforms in the country.

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