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  • 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...
  • Acer founder Stan Shih (right)
    Acer founder Stan Shih at a recent event has noted that the Acer Group's current business operation is consisted of three major segments: the PC business; the businesses derived from PCs such as virtual reality (VR) and gaming devices; and emerging businesses operated by subsidiaries, and to gain opportunities...
  • 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...
  • Hanming Huang, managing director for South Asia, Greater China at Criteo
    Criteo, a France-based advertisement technology development company, has kicked off operations of its AI lab in Paris, designated to work on AI-related projects, according to Hanming Huang, managing director for South Asia, Greater China at Criteo.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • IBM has announced its Domino 10 software in Taiwan, integrated with IBM's Watson cognitive services and cloud computing technologies, and supporting common office tools including e-mail, instant message and calendar.
  • 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...
  • YouCam beauty apps offered by Taiwan-based Perfect Corp have become the world's most downloaded beauty apps, scoring over 600 million global app downloads, with global beauty and makeup brands including Estee Lauder, L'Oreal and Shiseido among the firm's 150 loyal customers, according to company founder...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Google has successfully utilized machine learning technology to create accurate personalized, situational app recommendation systems, having boosted the installation rate for apps at Google Play by 3.3%, according to Chi Huai-hsin, Google's chief AI researcher.
  • While education authorities in Taiwan and many other countries are promoting unwalled campuses, campus security is emerging as a major concern, and smart video security systems offered by Taiwan's AI startup Umbo Computer Vision can help address the issue, according to Shawn Guan, CEO of the firm.
  • Anderson Cheng, QNAP's IoT business development manager
    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has kept enhancing its Greengrass software to extend its cloud capabilities to local devices, and the latest development is that the software can be incorporated into network attached storage (NAS) equipment, allowing NAS to conduct edge computing and AI analysis beyond its...
  • China-based search engine Baidu has unveiled Kunlun chip with high-performance computing for AI scenarios, and Apolong 14-seat Level 4 autonomous mini-bus based on its Apollo open autonomous driving platform, at Baidu Create 2018 AI developer conference Beijing, China-based tech.sina.com...
  • Google Taiwan managing director Chien Lee-feng
    Google will arrange AI (artificial intelligence) innovation boot camp activities at four universities in Taiwan, according to managing director Chien Lee-feng for Google Taiwan.
  • RT-Mart, a hypermarket chain in China originally established by Taiwan-based Runtex Group, has adopted retail operational technology developed by Alibaba Group Holding, which holds a 36.16% stake in RT-Mart, to digitally upgrade operation of its 400 stores around China, according to media reports.
  • IoT (Internet of Things) startup Ayla Networks has posted exponential revenue growths since 2015 and expects fast expansion in the next two years after acquiring US$130 million in new investment funds in 2017, according to Philip Chang, co-founder of the US-based IoT specialist and its VP/general manager...
  • 2018 Asia Blockchain Summit held in Taipei
    Taiwan's national development and financial supervision authorities have announced policy support for turning the country into a global blockchain industry hub, and a separation principle will be adopted in supervising the blockchain and digital currency operations to effectively boost Taiwan's competitiveness...
  • ITRI-developed autonomous medium-size bus
    Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has unveiled a self-driving medium-size bus and a commercial car.

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