Avalue Technology aims at medical applications
Mar 27, 10:44
Embedded computing and industrial computer maker Avalue Technology aims to become a leading provider of industrial computing solutions for medical applications, the company said at a March 26 investors conference.
Getac chairman expects over 15% on-year growth in rugged PC shipments in 2015
Mar 26, 22:20
Rugged PC vendor Getac Technology, an affiliate of the Mitac Group, is expected to achieve on-year shipment growth of at least 15% in 2015, higher than the rugged PC market's average growth of 5-10%. The company recently started shipping products to new clients and expects rugged PC products to contribute...
Acer Octon seeking cooperation with top-3 telecom carriers in North America
Mar 23, 11:50
Acer Octon, a joint venture established in November 2014 by Taiwan-based IT vendor Acer and US-based multimedia application developer Octon, will soon announce the outcomes of talks it has been holding with the three largest telecom carriers in North America about cooperation, according to company...
Asustek recruiting new blood for emerging businesses
Mar 19, 13:32
Asustek Computer is planning to hire 1,000 new employees in 2015 starting March as the company has been aggressively expanding its emerging businesses such as Internet of things (IoT) and wearable devices. Asustek currently has about 10,000 employees worldwide.
Taiwan white-box server makers land orders from Apple
Mar 18, 15:32
Apple has joined the Facebook-established Open Compute Project in line with its plans to set up new cloud data centers and replace servers used in existing data centers. Some Taiwan-based white-box server makers have obtained orders from Apple and will begin shipments soon, according to Taiwan-based...
Advantech revenues drop in February
Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:13
Advantech Company has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.357 billion (US$74.7 million) for February 2015, representing a 22.77% drop on month and 0.64% drop on year.
Server demand from emerging markets rising
Mar 9, 15:41
Demand from emerging markets such as Russia and China for white-box servers directly supplied from ODMs has been increasing, pushing related ODMs to accelerate their paces on establishing full product lineups, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Mitac expected to see growing cloud computing sales in 2015
Mar 5, 14:26
Mitac Computing Technology, a cloud computing affiliate of the Mitac Group, is expected to achieve a double-digit percentage growth on year in 2015. In addition to increased cooperation with system integrator clients, the company also sees its server and storage OEM business growing, according to sources...
Digitimes Research: Global server shipments in 2014 up 7.1% on year
Mar 4, 15:01
There were 10.420 million servers (counted based on motherboards) shipped globally in 2014, increasing on year by 7.1%, and due to fast growing demand from Internet data centers, shipments in 2015 will rise 13.5% to 11.825 million units, according to Digitimes Research.
Advantech, ITRI to set up Industry 4.0 system integration joint venture
Mar 4, 11:35
Taiwan-based industrial computing solution provider Advantech and Mechanical and Systems Research Laboratories under the government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) will establish a joint venture to provide Industry 4.0-based system integration services, according to Advantech...
Alibaba to set up venture capital fund in Taiwan
Mar 3, 14:21
China-based Alibaba Group has said it plans to set up a NT$10 billion (US$319 million) non-profit venture capital fund in Taiwan to finance local young entrepreneurs to build up a business on its e-commerce system.
Xilinx unveils 16nm UltraScale+ family of FPGAs
Feb 25, 14:08
Xilinx has announced its 16nm UltraScale+ family of FPGAs, 3D ICs and MPSoCs, combining new memory, 3D-on-3D and multi-processing SoC (MPSoC) technologies. The UltraScale+ family also includes a new interconnect optimization technology, SmartConnect.
HP cooperation with Accton to benefit white-box server makers
Feb 24, 19:51
Hewlett-Packard (HP) recently announced cooperation with Taiwan-based Accton Technology to sell switches matched with software developed by Silicon Valley-based Cumulus Networks. The agreement is expected to increase the reliability of white-box data center servers produced by Taiwan-based makers,...
Apple to invest EUR1.7 billion in new data centers in Europe
Feb 24, 12:26
Apple today announced a EUR1.7 billion (US$1.93 billion) plan to build and operate two data centers in Europe, each powered by 100% renewable energy. The facilities, located in County Galway, Ireland, and Denmark's central Jutland, will power Apple's online services including the iTunes Store, App...
Advantech 2014 revenues, net profit hit records
Feb 11, 15:14
Advantech, the largest Taiwan-based industrial computing solution provider, posted consolidated revenues of NT$35.734 billion (US$1.13 billion) and net profit of NT$4.929 billion for 2014, its highest respective annual levels on record, the company said at an investors conference on February 10.
Asia-Pacific city governments to increase IoT adoption in 2015, says IDC
Feb 6, 14:41
Several regional authorities in Asia Pacific will develop new sourcing models for transformational ICT such as third platform technologies (cloud, big data, mobility and social business); for smart city programs; and for connected smart machines and intelligent sensors leading to the eventual construct...
Facebook planning to give network switch orders to Taiwan ODMs
Feb 2, 15:04
Optimistic about software defined network (SDN) development, Facebook is planning to shift its network switch orders from existing brand partners to Taiwan's white-box suppliers in 2015 and both Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, a white-box server subsidiary of Wistron, are already preparing aggressively...
Toshiba reorganization to strengthen IoT-related business
Jan 23, 10:21
Toshiba has announced that the company will consolidate departments involved in information and communication technology (ICT) solutions into its in-house Cloud & Solutions Company on April 1. The move will allow the company to promote the business that exploits the Internet of Things (IoT).
HP, Dell adopt new approaches to regain server orders
Jan 22, 12:31
Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell have both recently taken steps looking to win back orders that were lost to Taiwan-based white-box server players. HP has partnered with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to offer price-competitive solutions in North America, while Dell is launching solutions...
Smart City Expo kicks off in Taipei
Jan 21, 16:13
The Smart City Summit and Expo in Taipei kicked off on January 20 featuring a variety of solutions such as connectivity, cloud computing, and construction and management to create smart cities.
Taiwan has chance to serve as major IoT application center, says TCA chairman
Jan 20, 16:23
Taiwan's technology industry, being a major design and manufacturing base for the global IT industry, is now stepping up efforts developing Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city applications and therefore Taiwan has a chance to become a major center for global IoT applications, according to TH Tung,...
Quanta, Wiwynn not in hurry to join China data center competition
Jan 15, 15:28
Although China is currently seeing strong demand for cloud computing data centers, Taiwan-based Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, a server brand subsidiary of Wistron are not in a hurry to strive for related orders and will continue to devote their efforts to meeting demand from clients in Europe and North...
Intel to partner with more IT players for IoT opportunities
Jan 15, 11:39
In addition to existing partnerships with Amazon, IBM, Eurotech and General Electric (GE), Intel is preparing to team up with more IT firms such as AT&T, Verizon, Cisco, SAP and Microsoft to expand into the Internet of Things (IoT) industry in 2015, according to sources from the upstream supply...
Quanta, Wiwynn to set up data center server factories in Europe, Mexico
Jan 8, 21:40
Taiwan-based notebook ODM Quanta Computer, in view of large potential demand for servers used in cloud computing data centers in Europe and North America, will set up a server factory in Germany, while Wiwynn, ODM Wistron's subsidiary specifically responsible for producing and marketing servers, will...
IoT-related M&A spending exceeds US$14 billion in 2014, says research firm
Jan 8, 14:05
Acquirers stepped up their activity in the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace in 2014, spending approximately US$14.3 billion to acquire 60 companies in 2014. That spending is almost eight times the total spent by acquirers prior to 2014 and represents a fortyfold increase over 2013, according to...