CyberLink reports profits for 2019
Digital multimedia software solution developed CyberLink has reported 2019 consolidated revenues of NT$1.455 billion (US$48 million), with net profit for the year reaching NT$379.9 million.
Pumpkin Studio adopts O2O for VR games
Pumpkin Studio, a Taiwan-based creator of location-based VR titles, has adopted a few strategies to solve user-related problems facing operation of VR games in a bid to promote development of VR games, according to the company.
Smart vending machine solution developer Yallvend has developed an Internet-connected mask vending machine for trial use at some places in Taipei amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to company CEO Duncan Huang.
Appier recognized as Taiwan-based unicorn
Appier, a startup developing AI-based solutions for precision marketing, has been recognized by Taiwan's National Development Fund as one of the two initial Taiwan-based unicorns.
OmniEyes develops AI-based car fleet management solution
OmniEyes has developed a car fleet management solution through AI-based analysis of real-time video, according company co-founder and CEO Chou Chun-ting.
Taiwan-based startup Cloud Wine Index Technology (Winedex) aims to set up an international wine/liquor index trading center in Taiwan, according to company co-founder and CEO Ban Lin.
AccuHit finishes pre series-A funding
AI-based marketing solution developer AccuHit AI Technology Taiwan has raised NT$70 million (US$2.3 million) in pre series-A funding round, with the fund to be used to enhance R&D and expand scope of products and services, according to company co-founder and CEO Jason Lin.
Alibaba sees increased 4Q19 revenues
China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has reported consolidated revenues of CNY161.456 billion (US$23.19 billion) for fourth-quarter 2019, increasing 35.66% sequentially and 37.67% on year.
Despite automation equipment, robotic arms and AGVs (automated guided vehicles), manual operation is still necessary for some manufacturing industries and thus harmonized collaboration between workers and robots is essential to Industry 4.0, according to Shinyi Fukui, executive officer for Technology...
High-definition electronic map provider Kingwaytek Technology has obtained Taiwan's approval for trial operation of autonomous mini-buses, and will start the trial on a road mainly used for sight-seeing trips in central Taiwan in March, according to the company.
Pumpkin Studio develops VR theme park games
Taiwan-based Pumpkin Studio develops VR theme park games and provides planning and interior design services for setting up location-based arcade machines for such games, according to company founder and CEO Peter Liao.
Allxon, a startup spun off from Acer, has launched an open cloud computing-based management platform for all types of Internet devices in a bid to reduce labor- and time-consuming maintenance services, according to company chairman Chen Hsuan-bin.
iStaging has seen a surge in inquiries following China's coronavirus outbreak about its VR/AR solutions that can replace person-to-person contact conventionally entailed in general business operations, according to company COO Rene Fang.
ezTravel cooperates with Appier to provide customized personal tourism planning services
ezTravel, the largest Taiwan-based online travel agency, has cooperated with AI-based solution developer Appier to provide services for customized personal tourism planning using AI-based big data analysis.
UK Tech Rocketship Awards open to Taiwan startups
The UK Tech Rocketship Awards are open to Taiwan-based startup businesses for the first time, with six candidates to be selected to participate in the London Tech Week 2020 during June 8-12, the British Office in Taipei has announced.
Aifian develops AI-based credit information app
Fintech startup business Aifian in 2019 launched its AI Chia Chia, an artificial intellignece-based app functioning as a broker for personal credit information, and has partnered with DoDoHome, a large car parking service provider in Taiwan, for initial commercial use, according to company founder...
Taipei Exchange authorized to oversee STO
Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has authorized Taipei Exchange (TPEx) to formulate Taipei Exchange Rules Governing the Operation by Securities Firms of the Business of Proprietary Trading of Securities Tokens and related regulations to oversee the issuing and trading of security token...
The just-concluded CES 2020 has witnessed diverse new tech innovations and applications, such as wearable devices focusing more on diverse health monitoring, AR/VR gears incorporating AI and 8K technologies, and AIoT-driven smart home, providing new development directions and business opportunities...
EPED taps markets outside of Taiwan
Taiwan-based Stereotactic surgery navigation solution developer EPED has been tapping overseas markets and expects consolidated revenues for 2020 to exceed NT$100 million (US$3.3 million), according to company chairman and president Douglas Huang.
China's software industry consisting of 40,338 companies generated total revenues of CNY6.462 trillion (US$936.46 billion) in January-November 2019, growing 15.5% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
ITRI uses AI to train collaborative robots
Computational Intelligence Technology Center under government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has developed an AI-based deep learning solution for use in training robotic arms to load and unload components onto and off production lines.
Future-Action designs interactive marketing for bank
Future-Action Interactive Art has designed digital games for CTBC Bank to market its financial management services via immersive education of game players, according to company founder Bryan Cheng.
Heroic-Faith Medical Science expects its AI-powered respiratory monitor to receive US FDA clearance this year, according to Taiwan-based startup.
As the auction of 5G spectrums in Taiwan has reached an end, telecom carriers' high bidding prices are expected to prompt them to accelerate the adoption of x86 servers in their equipment sets to save costs, according to sources from telecom carriers.
TAIRA startups show fruition
Twelve startup teams and businesses supported by Taiwan AI x Robotics Accelerator (TAIRA) program being implemented at AI_ROBOT@STSP, a base established in Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) to encourage innovations and cultivate talent in AI and robotics, have shown 20 innovative products or services...
China smartphone market and industry (outbreak updates) – 4Q 2019
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortage and shipment disruption in China's supply chain.
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 4Q 2019
The fourth quarter of 2019 was a traditional slow season for the small- to medium-size panel industry, but Taiwan's shipments...
Global tablet market – 4Q 2019
Global tablet shipments amounted to 43.23 million units in fourth-quarter 2019 as white-box vendors had excess inventory, causing...
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...
Mini/micro LED: Challenges and opportunities in the display industry
Mini LEDs and micro LEDs are expected to become improved backlighting solutions that can significantly enhance displays' quality...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to drop from 2020 to 2024, while large-size ones will continue...