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IoT opportunities reliant on dependent developments, say Taiwan makers

Jan 28, 15:58

Taiwan makers are eyeing opportunities with the the Internet of Things (IoT) but believe business opportunities will come slowly as hardware, software and new concept developments need to coincide to create demand.

A quarter billion connected vehicles expected to be on the road by 2020, says Gartner

Jan 26, 22:23

By 2020, there will be a quarter billion connected vehicles on the road, enabling new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities. During the next five years, the proportion of new vehicles equipped with this capability will increase dramatically, making connected cars a major element of...

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,...

TCA chairman TH Tung

Tatung to expand smart solutions into residential segment

Jan 16, 15:41

Taiwan-based Tatung is looking to expand its smart solutions further into the residential segment in the first half of 2015, according to company president WY Lin.

Tatung president WY Lin

Globalfoundries and Linear to offer joint analog solution for wearables and MEMS sensors markets

Jan 15, 23:17

Contract chipmaker Globalfoundries and Linear Dimensions Semiconductor, which specializes in low-power analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, have announced that they are working together to manufacture a 14-channel programmable reference from Linear for multiple markets including IoT (Internet...

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...

Inventec chairman confident of shipping 100 million products in 2015

Jan 14, 23:18

Inventec chairman Richard Lee, at Xiaomi's product launch conference in Taiwan, pointed out that the company is expected to see about 100 million ODM/OEM product shipments in 2015, up 42% from 70 million units in 2014.

Richard Lee, Inventec chairman

IHS identifies technologies to transform the world over next five years

Jan 13, 23:04

The Internet of Everything, cloud computing/big data and 3D printing are the three technologies most likely to transform the world during the next five years, according to IHS Technology.

Integrated infrastructure and platform revenue grows 38.2% on year in EMEA in 3Q14, says IDC

Jan 9, 15:38

The integrated infrastructure and platforms (II&P) market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) reported vendor revenues of US$616 million in the third quarter of 2014, for on-year growth of 38.2%, according to IDC. II&P continued to increase its contribution to the EMEA storage market,...

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...

China market: Cloud industry grows by CAGR of 40% during 2010-2014

Jan 7, 14:44

The cloud industry in China grew at a CAGR of 40% during the period from 2010-2014, with its market size reaching CNY500 billion (US$80.52 billion) in 2014, according to sources at related supply chains in China.

Quanta, Wiwynn to see significant growth in 2015 direct-account server shipments

Jan 6, 22:13

Taiwan-based notebook ODM Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, Taiwan-based ODM Wistron's subsidiary specifically responsible for direct-account (white-box) sale of servers, are expected to see direct-account shipments of servers in 2015 significantly increase on year mainly due to fast growing demand for use...

Shuttle to showcase smart home solutions at CES 2015

Dec 31, 15:31

Taiwan-based ODM Shuttle will exhibit SmartVille, an in-house-developed hardware/software-integrated smart home solutions mainly consisting of a control center, a Z-Wave gateway and healthcare measurement instruments to provide home-based smart environmental monitoring, security surveillance, healthcare...

Compal looking to acquire more IoT and IPC companies in 2015

Dec 31, 15:09

Compal Electronics is planning to take a more aggressive approach to acquiring industrial PC and Internet of Things (IoT) companies in 2015 and has already identified some emerging companies in the US Bay Area as its targets, according to company president Ray Chen.

Commentary: Competition in cloud server market heating up

Dec 26, 15:55

Since server products have longer product life cycles than PCs and smartphones, global server shipments have been hovering around 10 million units a year for some time. However, the industry is set for more volatile changes in 2015 following the establishment of a server joint venture by Hewlett-Packard...

Acer unveils smart classrooms in China

Dec 26, 12:35

Smart classrooms with hardware and software provided by Taiwan-based vendor Acer were unveiled in a primary school in Chongqing, western China, on December 25, with Acer founder Stan Shih and chairman George Huang attending the ceremony, according to Acer.

Services to make up vast majority of IoT business opportunities, say analysts

Dec 24, 11:37

As 4.9 billion connected devices are predicted to be in use in 2015, up 30% from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining further attention from supply chain makers and vendors in Asia.

Computex 2015 out of booths

Dec 22, 21:58

Although Computex 2015 will not begin until June 2015, booths for the show have already sold out as many emerging players in the cloud computing and Internet of thing (IoT) industries are looking to promote their innovations and products via the show, according to the show host Taipei Computer Association...

Computex 2015 to be hosted from June 2-6

Worldwide integrated infrastructure and platform revenues increase 28.1% in 3Q14, says IDC

Dec 19, 15:45

The worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms market increased revenues by 28.1% on year to US$2.3 billion during the third quarter of 2014, according to the IDC. The market generated more than 898PB (petabytes) of new storage capacity shipments during the quarter, which was up 46.6% compared...

Shipments of TEE-supporting processors to reach 366 million by end of 2014, says ABI Research

Dec 19, 15:40

Worldwide embedded security technology shipments are expected to hit the one billion mark by the end of 2014. The Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) segment is expected to grow at a rapid pace, and ABI Research calculates the total number of processor shipments that support TEE to reach 366 million...

Embedded memory module maker InnoDisk eyeing IoT, Big Data applications

Dec 19, 15:16

Taiwan-based NAND flash and industrial DRAM memory module provider Innodisk will further expand its production lines for industrial DRAM products for IoT (Internet of Things) and Big Data applications, according to company president Randy Chien.

Internet of Things stimulates MEMS market, says IHS

Dec 19, 11:00

The explosive expansion of the Internet of things (IoT) is driving rapid demand growth for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices in areas including asset-tracking systems, smart grids and building automation, according to IHS.

Thin clients emerge unscathed from the battle with PCs in EMEA, says IDC

Dec 18, 15:41

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) thin-client market posted single-digit growth in the third quarter of 2014, according to IDC. In 2014, during a transition period of IT upgrades, thin clients were competing directly and intensely with commercial PCs for markets share. Although thin clients...

Arbor Technology partners with mTouche to tap Malaysia market

Dec 18, 14:52

Industrial computing solution provider Arbor Technology has announced that it has partnered with mTouche Technology Berhad, a Malaysia-based provider of mobile value-added services, for strategic cooperation to tap Malaysia's smart technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) markets.

Business software vendor SAP looks to team up with Taiwan cloud data centers

Dec 16, 22:09

Enterprise software and service provider SAP is looking to sign a number of strategic alliance agreements with Taiwan-based cloud data centers in 2005, driven by growing demand for cloud applications from small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), according Janice Lai, general manager of SAP Taiwan.

SAP Taiwan general manager Janice Lai

Quanta, Wiwynn to achieve 2014 server business goals

Dec 16, 12:09

Wistron's white-box server subsidiary Wiwynn and Quanta Computer are expected to achieve their server business goals for 2014, but in anticipation of growing competition in the server market in 2015, the two players have already stepped up efforts looking to expand their shipments, according to sources...

Digitimes Research: US server vendors see growing threat from China competitors

Dec 15, 15:33

With the server market's rapid growth and the China government's aggressive efforts to build up the country's server industry, China-based server brand vendors have all seen their annual shipment growths surpassing 50% in the past few years. As Lenovo completed the acquisition of IBM's server business...

IoT boosts embedded systems growth, says IC Insights

Dec 12, 15:15

Since 2006, there have been more embedded systems, industrial equipment, sensor devices, instruments, meters, cameras, animals, and other objects connected to the Internet than humans using computers, smartphones, and other electronics for information technology. Until recently, steady increases in...

Taiwan notebook ODMs looking to expand medical electronics business

Dec 12, 12:03

In view of stagnant demand for notebooks, Taiwan-based notebook ODMs are turning to focus on strengthening their medical electronics business and are forming relationships with hospitals, clinics and medical service providers and looking for potential partners for joint ventures or mergers, according...

Taiwan ODMs pushing into medical electronics industry

Intel announces IoT platform

Dec 10, 15:55

Intel has announced the Intel IoT platform, an end-to-end reference model designed to unify and simplify connectivity and security for the Internet of things (IoT). Intel also introduced integrated hardware and software products based on the new platform and new relationships with an expanded ecosystem...

Advantech has no interest in smart home/appliance industries

Dec 10, 14:58

Taiwan-based leading IPC supplier Advantech will continue to foucs on developing industrial-related products and will not step into the smart home and smart appliance industries although these industries are growing in popularity, according to company chairman KC Liu.

Advantech reports sequential decline in November revenues

Stockwatch - Dec 10, 12:13

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.895 billion (US$93.39 million) for November 2014, representing a 6.48% drop on month and 6.11% increase on year.

Competition in Taiwan IPC industry heating up

Dec 10, 12:02

Competition in Taiwan's industrial PC (IPC) sector has begun to intensify recently amid rising demand for IPC products and embedded PC systems driven by the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city applications, according to industry sources.

Taiwan ODMs to attract IoT partnerships with fund-raising platforms

Dec 8, 16:02

With Internet of things (IoT) applications growing popular, many Taiwan-based ODMs and EMS providers are planning to establish fund-raising platforms to attract partnerships with designers worldwide, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Advantech, Microsoft to jointly set up IoT platform

Dec 5, 16:09

Advantech will team up with Microsoft to set up an IoT WISE-Cloud (Wireless IoT Sensing Embedded-Cloud) platform to develop related solutions and products for a wide range of IoT and Big Data applications, according to company president Chaney Ho.

Quanta Computer, Wiwynn eye server orders from large retail chains

Dec 5, 14:19

As large retail chains including Walmart, Best Buy and Target plan to set up data centers to operate e-commerce, server makers Quanta Computer and Wiwynn are looking to land orders based on their lower prices compared to brand vendors' quotes, according to industry sources.

Quanta targeting healthcare for IoT

Dec 4, 15:25

Commenting on the Internet of things (IoT) business opportunities, Quanta Computer CTO Ted Chang said the industry in still at the initial stage of development, but the business will grow rapidly since it is not about hardware specification breakthroughs, but whether applications are able to satisfy...

Worldwide server shipments up 1% in 3Q14 while revenues increase 1.7%, says Gartner

Dec 4, 15:16

In the third quarter of 2014, worldwide server shipments grew 1% on year, while revenues moved upward 1.7% from the third quarter of 2013, according to Gartner.

Worldwide Ethernet switch market reaches US$5.99 billion in 3Q14, says IDC

Dec 4, 15:14

The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) reached a record US$5.99 billion in the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 4.4% on year and 4.9% on quarter. Meanwhile, the worldwide total router market declined 2.7% on year despite growing 3.3% sequentially, according to IDC.

Foxconn earns US$12.4 million from selling GoPro stock

Dec 3, 22:04

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced that its subsidiary Foxteq Holdings sold 211,354 shares of GoPro stock at US$75 per share and earned US$15.85 million from the trade, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

China server player Inspur expects some acquisition results in 2015, says report

Dec 3, 14:52

Seeing Lenovo's acquisition of IBM's x86 server business and competition in the server industry growing fierce, China-based server player Inspur is also aggressively seeking acquisition targets and expects to achieve some results in 2015, according to a Chinese-language National Business Daily...

Taiwan market: Aurora to launch office computing services via cooperation with ITRI

Dec 3, 14:50

Aurora, a distributor of office automation machines and furniture in Taiwan and China, will launch office-use cloud computing software services specifically for use by small- to medium-size enterprises in Taiwan through cooperation with the government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute...

Firich invests in Russia casino, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 1, 16:07

POS device maker Firich Enterprises has invested in Tigre de Crystal, a casino being built in the Russian city of Vladivostok, for a 25% stake, and will begin to ship slot machines for use in the casino in December 2014, according to Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN).

Taiwan server ODMs expanding services

Dec 1, 16:01

Taiwan-based server ODMs have been aggressively expanding their services worldwide. Quanta Computer's server centers in Japan, and in China's Hangzhou and Beijing have recently started operating, while its office in Germany will also begin operation by the end of 2014.

Taiwan medical equipment industry output value rising, says IEK

Nov 28, 11:31

Taiwan's medical equipment industry output value has already increased 5.4% on year in 2014 to NT$85.8 billion (US$2.78 billion), driven by demand for new and smart applications, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) of Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (IT...

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