Acer chairman calls for infrastructure enhancements
Governments and businesses alike have to step up the buildups of infrastructure now in order to prevail after the post-pandemic era, Acer chairman and CEO Jason Chen has said.
Taiwan steps up for satellite industry
Taiwan has unveiled a B5G (Beyong 5G) project focusing on components R&D for communication satellites and ground receiving stations, according to National Space Organization (NSPO).
Huawei touts Harmony 2.0 OS
Huawei has begun offering a beta version of its Harmony OS 2.0 SDK to developers of large-size display devices, wearables and head-mounted units and will also make it available to smartphone developers in December 2020, according to the company.
Vive Focus adopted by Penumbra for medical use
HTC-developed Vive Focus business-use VR technology has been adopted by US-based Penumbra for developing its REAL System, a portable rehabilitation tool based on immersive VR, according to the Taiwanese vendor.
Cheng Day Machinery embraces smart manufacturing
Hoist and crane makes Cheng Day Machinery Works has since 2018 embraced smart manufacturing, which it says has transformed its management and solved other problems, such as labor shortages.
Highlights of the day: Arm faces risks in China market
Arm may lose China market after Nvidia takeover
Arm stands to lose its Chinese clients by becoming a part of the US-based Nvidia amid China's campaign to shed its reliance on American IC suppliers.
Nvidia to acquire Arm for US$40 billion
Nvidia and SoftBank Group (SBG) have announced a definitive agreement under which the former will acquire Arm from the latter and the SoftBank Vision Fund in a transaction valued at US$40 billion.
IBM Taiwan eyeing AI storage
IBM Taiwan expects its AI storage systems to benefit from the ongoing transformation of Taiwan's financial sector, Taiwanese manufacturers moving operations back home and the rapid growth of Taiwan's semiconductor industry, according to Peter Chu, general manager of IBM Systems, Taiwan.
AI plays key role in China new infrastructure push
In China's push to stimulate economic growth by undertaking new infrastructure projects, artifical intelligence (AI) plays the role of facilitating digital transformation and upgrades to smart operations for various industries.
Number of new companies hits high in Taiwan
Taiwan saw 24,543 newly-registered companies during January-July 2020, the highest-ever for the seven-month period, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Apple raises datacenter server component purchases
Apple has been stepping up its purchases of datacenter server components since second-quarter 2020 with related shipments in full-year 2020 expected to double on year and to continue to grow in 2021, according to sources from Taiwan's server upstream supply chain.
Google Taiwan has announced a project to promote digital transformation at Taiwanese companies.
Digital signage, kiosk and commercial PC maker AOpen has disclosed the company and smart medical care solution developer Biomdcare have cooperated to offer an AI-based X-ray osteoporosis detection system.
Digital transformation needs more than just IT
While IT staff play a crucial role in enterprises' digital transformation, decision makers who use data to optimize operations are key to the success of digital transformation, according to Wu Mei-feng, an industry consultant at i-Torch Technology.
Foxconn Group's chief investment officer (CIO) James Tu, Globalwafers chairman Doris Hsu, Qisda chairman Peter Chen and Acer co-COO Tiffany Huang shared their thoughts and strategies on how big enterprises should react to the drastic changes, such as those brought by the coronavirus pandemic, at a...
China's software industry consisting of 40,886 companies generated total revenues of CNY4,244.829 billion (US$604.46 billion) in January-July 2020, growing 8.6% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
Brogent creates 5G cloud-based VR gaming system
Brogent Technologies has created a 5G cloud computing-based dynamic simulation VR gaming system and set up such a gaming facility at Kaohsiung Software Technology Park in southern Taiwan.
Acer teams up with Oplus to tap smart home AI
Acer has partnered with Oplus, a smart home solution provider, to develop AI platforms for smart home applications.
Asustek develops AI-based quality inspection solutions
Asustek Computer's AIoT Business Group showcased AI-based solutions for product quality inspection at Taipei International Industrial Automation 2020 during August 19-22, with the solutions characterized by dynamic/static inspection and use of fewer samples to train AI models.
Global spending on artificial intelligence (AI) is forecast to double over the next four years, growing from US$50.1 billion in 2020 to more than US$110 billion in 2024, according to the IDC.
Onyx eyeing telemedicine, medical AI
Medical IT hardware OEM/ODM Onyx Healthcare will focus on working with partners to develop telemedicine and AI-based medical solutions, according to company president Bob Wang.
Mechavision develops T-Skin for robotic arms
Mechavision has its T-Skin tactile sensing solution installed in an robotic arm developed by Japan-based Kawasaki Heavy Industries.
Autonomous driving tests in Taiwan are required to have human drivers onboard the vehicles to take over steering when occasion arises, according to Statute for Experiments of Technological Innovations in Unmanned Vehicle.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2020
Taiwan's second-quarter 2020 PC monitor shipments grew 24.8% sequentially.
Global tablet market – 2Q 2020
Second-quarter 2020 global tablet shipments amounted to 39.65 million units, surging 60.5% from a quarter ago and 21.4% from...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 2Q 2020
Taiwan makers' TV shipments reached 6.28 million units in the second quarter of 2020, growing 35.1% sequentially.
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...