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Digitimes Research: Japan to focus on developing self-driving, medicare and smart-factory industries

Aug 23, 14:57

The Japan Revitalization Strategy 2016 calls for the development of key technologies related to the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), including IoT, robot and artificial...

Hiwin July sales affected by seasonal factors

Newswatch - Aug 9, 12:20

Mechanical component and robot maker Hiwin Technologies has reported revenues of NT$1.487 billion (US$47.22 million) for July, down 4% on quarter but up 12.39% on year. The sequential...

Digitimes Research: Launch of Android-based Pepper to ramp up market size

Jul 27, 15:15

SoftBank's launch of Android-based Pepper service robots will encourage Android software developers to develop applications for Pepper, which in return will help ramp up Pepper's...

Foxlink developing service-oriented robot products

Jul 27, 15:08

Connector maker Foxlink (Cheng Uei Precision Industry) is interested in the service robot market and has been taking related development projects for entering the sector, according...

Panasonic to enter robot control industry

Jul 21, 12:39

Panasonic has announced plans to cross into the robot control equipment market as the company is optimistic about demand for robots from they factory and medical care segments and...

Robot maker Hiwin reports brisk sales for June, looks to strong 3Q16

Newswatch - Jul 11, 10:51

Mechanical component and robot maker Hiwin Technologies saw its revenues grow 4.5% on month and 5.79% on year to a record high of NT$1.549 billion (US$48.06 million) for June, buoyed...

Taiwan market: Seiko Epson scores points in promoting robotic arms

Jul 6, 15:21

Seiko Epson has attained a Taiwan market share of over 30% for its 4-axis robotic arms and nearly 23% for 6-axis models, according Epson Taiwan Technology & Trading vice president...

China Mobile showcases smart robot at MWC Shanghai

Jun 30, 15:16

China Mobile is exhibiting a cloud computing-based smart robot at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai taking place June 29-July 1.

China Mobile head-mounted smart robot

Robot maker Hiwin looks to strong performance in 3Q16

Stockwatch - Jun 29, 11:19

Mechanical component and robot maker Hiwin Technologies expects its sales performance for the third quarter of 2016 to be better than that in the previous quarter, buoyed by recent...

Inventec to ship drones and service robots in 2H16

Jun 21, 21:58

Inventec will begin shipping drones and service robots in the second half of 2016, but these new product lines will only have a limited contribution to revenues, according to David...

Acer robot Jibo to ship in October

Jun 6, 10:40

Acer's Jibo robot project led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab will start shipping in October. The robot was originally planned for mass production in the...

Jason Chen, Acer CEO

Asustek expected to focus on development of IoT, robots, AR/VR

Jun 3, 12:36

Asustek Computer is expected to shift its development focus to Internet of Things (IoT), robot and virtual /argument reality (VR/AR) products, seeing the motherboard/graphics card...

Digitimes Research: Chat robots targeted for use by people with dementia in Japan

Jun 3, 10:46

In the Japan market, chat robots, such as Pepper launched by SoftBank, are increasingly targeted for use by people suffering dementia, and Japan-based Fuji-Keizai predicted that demand...

Computex 2016: Asustek unveils new smartphones, 2-in-1s and Zenbo

May 30, 22:03

Asustek Computer has unveiled its latest ZenFone 3 smartphones, Transformer 3 series 2-in-1s and home service robot Zenbo at its pre-Computex 2016 press conference.

Asustek Zenbo robot

Denmark-based Universal Robots to set up subsidiary in Taiwan

May 20, 11:27

Universal Robots, a Denmark-based developer of collaborative robots, will set up a subsidiary in Taiwan in June 206 to tap the local market. The subsidiary will start operations in...

Universal Robots-developed UR3 6-axis collaborative robot

Upcoming exhibitions to promote IT innovations

May 12, 11:43

Six exhibitions are expected to come up in May and June, promoting the latest IT innovations including PC, smartphone, smart wearable device, robot and Internet of Things (IoT) app...

Robot maker Hiwin sees revenues up on month in April

Newswatch - May 9, 11:34

Robot and ballscrew maker Hiwin Technologies has reported revenues of NT$1.324 billion (US$40.83 million) for April, up 14.14% sequentially but down 5.07% on year.

Demand for IC solutions from China robot markers increasing

Apr 25, 11:31

China-based hardware makers have rushed into the development and manufacture of robot products, offering an opportunity for Taiwan-based chipset vendors to ramp up their shipments...

Acer has no plans to make VR devices, says CEO

Apr 22, 15:55

Commenting on Acer's new Predator series products' support for virtual reality (VR) devices, Acer CEO Jason Chen has pointed out that the company's latest gaming products will be...

Manufacturing overcapacity constrains industrial robot market growth in China, IHS says

Apr 22, 11:05

The China market for industrial robots reached an estimated US$1.3 billion in 2015. This market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20%, reaching US$3.3 billion in 2020, according to...

China white-box players eye VR, robot business opportunities

Apr 21, 14:08

With virtual reality (VR) becoming a hot topic in the IT industry, China-based white-box players have been aggressively releasing inexpensive head-worn VR devices and home-care robots,...

Asia Pacific robotics spending to reach US$93 billion in 2019, says IDC

Mar 8, 15:46

IDC forecasts Asia Pacific (AP) spending on robotics and related services to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19% from 2015 to 2019.

Worldwide spending on robotics to reach US$135 billion in 2019, says IDC

Feb 25, 12:12

In the new Worldwide Commercial Robotics Spending Guide, IDC forecasts global spending on robotics and related services to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17% from...

Foxconn ramps up Pepper robot output in China, say reports

Jan 22, 16:13

Japan-based Softbank has announced it will begin selling its Pepper robots at 100 physical Softbank Shops on January 28, indicating that its production partner Foxconn Electronics...

China market: Xiaomi ships 70 million smartphones in 2015

Jan 18, 10:25

Xiaomi Technology has announced that it shipped 70 million smartphones in 2015, falling short of its target of 80-100 million units set for the year.

Foxconn injects additional funds into overseas subsidiary for robot development

Dec 21, 11:59

Foxconn Electronics will inject an additional capital of US$120 million into its subsidiary Icreate Investment in the Cayman Islands, according to a release from Taiwan's Investment...

Robot production a key of Foxconn development strategy, says chairman

Dec 17, 15:56

The production of robot products will be the major focus of the Foxconn Group's development strategy, according to the group's chairman Terry Gou.

Robot maker Hiwin denies suffering large payment defaults

Dec 10, 15:18

Robot and ballscrew maker Hiwin Technologies has denied a media report indicating that the company has suffered a default payment of over several billion New Taiwan (NT) dollars by...

Quanta Storage lands orders for TM5 robots

Newswatch - Dec 2, 21:52

Quanta Storage, a subsidiary of Quanta Computer, has landed orders for its TM5 robots during the ongoing IREX 2015, an international robot exhibition currently being held in Tokyo.

The TM5 industrial robot

UK-based Consequential Robotics unveils MiRO, says TAIROA

Nov 30, 23:18

UK-based innovation robot developer Consequential Robotics has unveiled MiRO, an in-house-developed puppy-mimetic companion robot prototype with an advanced brain to learn from its...

MiRO, a puppy-mimetic companion robot prototype

Digitimes Research: Japan telecom operators offering household robots to boost revenues

Nov 26, 10:12

Following the steps of Softbank, NTT DoCoMo and KDDI have also launched household robots as part of their efforts to boost revenues. The move is expected to ramp up the popularity...

Asustek, Xiaomi pushing into robot business

Nov 4, 15:24

Asustek Computer and China-based Xiaomi have been aggressively developing robot solutions for the past few years and Asustek is expected to unveil its medical care robot products...

Foxconn speeds up penetration into innovative product segments

Oct 23, 10:43

Optimizing its capital, manufacturing capability and integrated supply chain, the Foxconn Group has accelerated its entry into innovative product segments, rolling out a number of...

Acer targeting robot business

Sep 4, 15:59

Acer CEO Jason Chen revealed that the company is planning to invest in a firm that is mainly focusing on robot R&D, before the end of 2015, but he said that the business still...

Global service robot market to grow 20-30% annually

Aug 27, 10:56

The market value of service robots globally is expected to grow 20-30% on year, growing from US$8.5 billion in 2015 to over US$20 billion in 2020, according to an industry estimate...

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