Software, big data
  • Samsung Electronics has announced that it will strengthen its neural processing unit (NPU) capabilities to further extend the reach of its artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.
  • Wistron has adopted AI technology to inspect defects of products at three of its factories and will extend such inspection to other plants, according to company senior software manger Liang Wei-quo.
  • Nvidia has announced its support for Arm CPUs. Nvidia is making available to the Arm ecosystem its full stack of AI and HPC software - which accelerates more than 600 HPC applications and all AI frameworks - by year's end. The stack includes all Nvidia Cuda-X AI and HPC libraries, GPU-accelerated AI...
  • AI Strategy Summit
    Nvidia has committed itself to training more than 5,000 people in AI deep learning in Taiwan in three years, according to the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB)
  • AR/VR device and solution providers are embracing the enterprise market by rolling out gadgets and solutions for industrial and commercial usage - a trend demonstrated by an array of products at the recently concluded AWE (Augmented World Expo) 2019.
  • Microsoft has showcased a lineup of 60 anticipated games for both console and PC in its Xbox E3 Briefing and shared a glimpse of its Project Scarlett, which launches alongside Halo Infinite in 2020. Headlined by the biggest game of 2019, Gears 5, along with over 30 games premiering with Xbox Game Pass,...
  • Taiwan-based ODMs, including Quanta Computer, Pegatron and Wistron, all have built up their respective capabilities to mass produce AR glasses and are positioning themselves to play a driving role in the emerging AR ODM business, according to industry sources.
  • Data and computing capability will be a decisive key to success in the upcoming AI and IoT era, and as AI will be able to handle a high portion of existing human jobs, people had better engage in lifelong learning to avoid being replaced by AI, according to TSMC founder Morris Chang.
  • Microsoft and Oracle has announced a cloud interoperability partnership enabling customers to migrate and run mission-critical enterprise workloads across Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud. Enterprises can now connect Azure services, like Analytics and AI, to Oracle Cloud services, like Autonomous Da...
  • Online shopping sales transaction value accounted for 16.5% of total retail sales value in Taiwan in 2018, up from 12.3% in 2014, according to Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) nder government-sponsored Information Industry Institute.
  • AMD's EPYC server platform is expected to enjoy rising shipments and market share starting the third quarter with the releases of next-generation 7nm Rome-based processors, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Machi X CEO Leo Cheng
    Innovative blockchain applications are proliferating fast to usher in huge business opportunities, and among them is the tokenization or digitalization of intellectual property (IP) assets. In March 2019, Taiwan blackchain startup Machi X was founded to function as an exchange platform for tokenized...
  • Denis Cabrol, GM of IoT & Security Solutions at NXP
    As smart applications cannot overly rely on cloud computing, equipping edge devices with machine learning and computing capabilities is giving rise to new market demand, but what counts most is that edge computing can be closely combined with the cloud to create the most efficient AI operating model...
  • Microsoft
    Microsoft keeps investing in Taiwan, having set up an IoT innovation center in October 2016, an AI R&D center in January 2018. It alsto introduced an AI 100 project in April 2019.
  • Ministry of Science and Technology has announced that its Global Research & Industry Alliance (GLORIA) initiative aims to promote industry-academia cooperation with estimated R&D investment of NT$130 million (US$4.1 million).
  • Asustek Computer has teamed up with Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to develop artificial intelligence (AI) for Internet of Things (AIoT) technologies.
  • Getac-developed AI-based inspection system
    Microsoft and local partners are exhibiting IoT solutions based on its Azure platform and AI services for smart applications at Computex Taipei 2019.
  • The repsective AI R&D centers of National Taiwan University (NTU) and National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) have signed MoUs with Singapore-based smart security service provider Certis Group for cooperation in developing AI technologies and applications, according to Ministry of Science and Technology...
  • Qisda and NCKU University Hospital jointly showcase medical care solutions at Computex 2019
    EMS provider Qisda and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Hospital are showcasing at Computex Taipei 2019 two smart medical care solutions they have co-developed.
  • TCA chairman TH Tung
    TH Tung, chairman of Taipei Computer Association (TCA), likens the startup scene - whose fundamental elements are capital, talent, technology and market - to wine making, which depends on the sunshine, rainfall and terroir. Apart from these, the type and quality of the grapes are also very important...
  • Quanta Cloud Technology president Mike Yang
    Quanta Cloud Technology is positive about its business prospects for 2019-2020, with cloud service, 5G equipment and enterprise edge computing business to serve as the three growth drivers, according to company president Mike Yang.
  • computex
    Computex 2019, as one of the world's most important bridges connecting different parts of the global ICT ecosystem, opens in Taipei on May 28, with the edition this year focusing on the latest tech trends such as AI, IoT, 5G, blockchain, innovations, startups, gaming and XR.
  • Science minister Chen Liang-gee
    Science minister Chen Liang-gee has been making a lot of efforts grooming Taiwan's startups, a clear example being his ministry's arrangement of a large delegation to Eureka Park at CES 2019. Taiwan has also been keen to promote its own edition of startup showcase, InnoVEX. Ahead of the annual event,...
  • Nvidia has announced EGX, an accelerated computing platform that enables companies to perform low-latency AI at the edge - to perceive, understand and act in real time on continuous streaming data between 5G base stations, warehouses, retail stores, factories and beyond.
  • Norishige Morimoto, director of IBM Research inTokyo and global VP at IBM
    IBM is set to commercialize its quantum computers in the next 3-5 years, when they can outperform existing supercomputers in terms of computing capability in some specific domains, according to Norishige Morimoto, director of IBM Research in Tokyo and global vice president at IBM.

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