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MediaTek launches Ultra HD TV SoC

Jun 13, 15:46

MediaTek has announced the availability of its new MediaTek MT5597 SoC, an Ultra HD TV SoC supporting Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG).

Apple HomePod to boost Inventec Appliance revenues

Jun 7, 15:18

Apple's HomePod smart speaker is expected to benefit the product's manufacturer Inventec Appliance, which is also the supplier of Apple's AirPods, according to sources from the upstream...

Amazon Echo series device shipments expected to surpass 10 million in 2017

Jun 1, 21:15

Amazon has recently cut the price for its Echo Dot from US$99 originally to US$49 and the reduction is expected to greatly boost the company's smart voice assistance device shipments...

Taiwan players expect AI to benefit PC hardware supply chain

May 30, 15:39

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robots are both hot topics for Computex 2017 and will become focuses for the IT industry for the next several years. Taiwan's PC and server supply...

Shipments of Google Daydream-enabled smartphones to reach over 10 million units in 2017

May 22, 11:20

Global shipments of smartphones supporting Google's Daydream platform will reach over 10 million units in 2017, according to Clay Bavor, vice president of virtual and augmented reality...

Google VP of VR/AR Clay Bavor

Google to team up with Asustek to launch new AR smartphone

May 19, 16:00

Google will team up with Asustek Computer to roll out its second-generation AR-enabled smartphone expecting to launch the new phone in the third quarter of 2017 at the earliest, according...

Google to launch Android GO entry-level smartphones in 2018

May 18, 23:02

Google, at Google I/O 2017 taking place in San Francisco, unveiled Android GO, an Android O-architecture operating system specifically designed for use in entry-level smartphones,...

MediaTek launches chipset supporting Google Assistant and Android Things

May 18, 21:47

MediaTek has introduced its newest full-featured chipset - MT8516 - designed to enable Voice Assistant Devices (VADs) and smart speakers, including the Google Assistant. MediaTek...

Inventec Appliances reportedly to receive orders from Apple, Google and Baidu for voice assistance products

May 16, 14:51

Inventec Appliances, a subsidiary of Inventec, reportedly has landed orders for smart voice assistance devices from Apple, Google and China-based Baidu, but Inventec Appliances has...

Taiwan server makers see reshuffle of orders from Microsoft, Facebook, Google

Apr 26, 11:12

For Taiwan-based makers of servers for direct sale to clients, there has been a reshuffle of orders for servers used in cloud computing data centers from Microsoft, Facebook and Google...

HTC, LG, TCL and Coolpad vying for next-generation Pixel smartphone orders, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 29, 12:10

HTC is competing with LG Electronics, TCL and Coolpad for the orders of the next-generation Pixel smartphones to be released by Google in 2018, according to a Chinese-language Commercial...

Samsung leads VR device makers in 2016, says report

Feb 9, 13:54

Samsung Electronics led the global VR (virtual reality) device makers by shipping a total of 4.51 million units of its Gear VR devices in 2016, according to a Korea-based ET News...

Google develops meldCX via cooperation with AOpen

Jan 25, 15:13

Google has offered meldCX, customized software and services to enable Chromebox, Chromebase and Chromebook compatibility with retail operators' existing peripheral devices not based...

Brand vendors to launch smartphones with AI applications to ramp up sales in 2017

Jan 24, 14:11

Smartphone vendors, including Apple, Samsung Electronics, Huawei, LG Electronics and Xiaomi Technology, are likely to introduce models featuring AI (artificial intelligence) applications...

Huawei ships 139 million smartphones in 2016

Jan 9, 10:07

Huawei shipped a total of 139 million smartphones in 2016, an increase of 29% from a year earlier, according to the company.

By 2019, 20% of user interactions with smartphones will take place via VPAs, says Gartner

Dec 22, 16:02

Advances in various technologies will drive users to interact with their smartphones in more intuitive ways, said Gartner. Gartner predicts that, by 2019, 20% of all user interactions...

Asustek to unveil Google Tango-enabled smartphone at CES 2017

Nov 14, 09:48

Asustek Computer will unveil its first AR-enabled smartphone, the ZenFone AR, during the forthcoming CES 2017. The smartphone will support Google Tango, according to company CEO Jerry...

Google Pixel XL manufacturing cost in line with rival smartphones, IHS finds

Oct 28, 11:17

The cost to manufacture the Google Pixel phone closely matches that of its intended rivals, especially since Google's new offering figures to target the same class of high-end users...

HTC September revenues hit 15-month high

Oct 7, 11:08

HTC has reported that its revenues for September grew 41.8% on month and 31.3% on year to a 15-month high of NT$9.33 billion (US$297.12 million).

Digitimes Research: Google Pixel shipments expected to reach 3-4 million in 2016

Oct 6, 15:12

The recently launched Google Pixel smartphone is expected to reach 3-4 million shipments in the second half of 2016, according to Luke Lin, senior analyst of Digitimes Research. While...

VR, AR, AI developments to have greater scalability, says Google Taiwan head

Oct 6, 14:16

In addition to applications related to virtual reality (AR), augmented reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT), the development of artificial intelligence will have a greater scalability...

Chien Lee-feng, head of Google Taiwan

Server shipments expected to pick up as Internet service providers place orders

Sep 22, 14:27

With Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon ready to pull in their new datacenter server orders for the second half, sources from the server-related upstream supply chain expect server...

Commentary: Business outlook for HMD VR devices still unclear

Sep 8, 16:00

With HTC, Samsung Electronics, Oculus and Google keenly developing hardware devices and related software solutions, the virtual reality (VR) industry looks promising. But not all...

Google to use renewable energy in Taiwan datacenter

Aug 26, 11:59

Google will use renewable energy to power a datacenter in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, central Taiwan, the company's global energy policy and strategy director Marsden Hanna...

Taiwan market: Google showcases locally-developed apps in Google Play

Jul 18, 15:54

Google on July 12 launched what it calls Google Play Mobile Carnival, a mobile advertising event in Taipei using two trucks to increase the exposure of mobile applications to smartphone...

Microsoft, Google, Amazon pushing new datacenter establishments in 2H16

Jul 14, 11:55

Microsoft, Google and Amazon have been aggressively pushing the cloud computing service market and are expected to establish more datacenters in the second half of 2016. Microsoft...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and 800 processors to support Google Tango

Jun 30, 14:09

Qualcomm has announced that it will expand support for Tango technology to Snapdragon 820 and to future Snapdragon 800 and 600 tier processors.

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro smartphone

AOpen expects partnerships with Microsoft and Google to show results in 2H16

Jun 23, 14:54

Taiwan-based digital signage player AOpen has partnered with Microsoft and Google to provide solutions that cover both front-end hardware and back-end big data analysis, and expects...

Google plans to use renewable energy for data center expansion in Taiwan

Jun 23, 14:50

Google has not changed plans to expand its existing data center in central Taiwan, but plans to purchase renewable energy instead of constructing a power plant, and hopes to help...

Internet services players eye digital signage opportunity

Jun 6, 22:56

The competition in the consumer-level cloud computing application market is growing fierce and several players have turned to strengthening their digital signage products for the...

Huawei to launch Daydream-based smartphones, HMDs

May 23, 15:52

Huawei plans to integrate its Kirin CPU products with Qualcomm's processors to roll out smartphones and head-mounted devices (HMD) supporting Google's Daydream VR (virtual reality)...

Shipments of Chromebooks integrated with Google Play set to increase

May 20, 15:50

Google has announced that new Chromebooks rolled out by its notebook partners will start supporting Google Play, a move which is likely to substantially ramp up shipments of Chrome...

Compal Electronics to produce Project Tango smartphones for Lenovo, say sources

May 20, 14:05

Notebook and handset ODM Compal Electronics reportedly will undertake the production of a Google's Project Tango-based smartphone for Lenovo, according to industry sources.

Nuvoton audio IC adopted in new Google tablet, says report

May 20, 08:58

Taiwan-based Nuvoton Technology with its audio codec ICs has entered the supply chain of Google, according to a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA).

Google announces Daydream VR platform; HTC, Asustek to join Daydream club

May 19, 14:48

Google has announced Daydream, a VR platform built on top of newly released Android N. Google said that Daydream-ready phones, as well as VR viewers and motion controllers will be...

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    Asustek C201PA Chromebook

    Asustek Computer showcased its C201PA Chromebook at Computex 2015. The product is equipped with Rockchip's quad-core RK3288C solution and a 11.6-inch display. The Chromebook has...

    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 10.

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    Asustek Chromebook Flip

    Asustek Computer showcased its Chromebook Flip at Computex 2015, featuring Rockchip's quad-core RK3288C processor, 2GB LPDDR3 SDRAM and 4GB onboard memory and 16GB or eMMC storage...

    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 10.

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    Samsung Gear Live smart watch with Android Wear

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Samsung Gear Live, powered by Android Wear. The new Android Wear device features Samsung's Super AMOLED display. It also offers easy customization...

    Photo: Company, Jun 27.

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    HTC One Max

    The HTC One max is equipped with a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and a 5.9-inch Full HD 1080p display. The 16GB or 32GB onboard memory can be expanded thanks...

    Photo: Company, Oct 23.

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    Google second-generation Nexus 7 tablet

    Together with Asustek Computer, Google has upgraded the original Nexus 7 with a high-resolution panel and made the device lighter. The tablet is also capable of having more than nine...

    Photo: Company, Aug 1.

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