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Asustek opens developer program for Zenbo robots

Newswatch - Dec 1, 15:49

Asustek Computer has officially kicked off its Zenbo robot developer program with the release of the Zenbo software development kit (SDK) and Zenbo developer tools, according to the company.

Foxconn to ship 60,000 Pepper robots in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 1, 11:43

Foxconn Electronics is expected to ship a total of 60,000 Pepper robots from its plant in Shandong, China in 2016, valued at US$500 million, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Quanta Computer may benefit from Trump Made in USA-policy

Nov 30, 14:01

If US President-elect Donald Trump realizes his protectionism-oriented Made in USA policy, US-based high-tech enterprises are expected to reduce their reliance on data centers abroad and add ones in the US. Consequently, Taiwan-based server maker Quanta Computer is likely to benefit because the company...

IEI Integration aims to hike revenue proportion from medicare-use products to 20% in 2017

Nov 29, 22:22

Industrial computing device OBM and ODM IEI Integration has focused development on products used in medicare and aims to increase the corresponding revenue proportion from 13% in 2015 and 16% in January-September 2016 to 20% in 2017, the company said at a November 29 investors conference.

Mitac expects IoT for car business to grow dramatically in 2017

Nov 29, 16:02

Taiwan-based Mitac International has recently landed orders from an US-based client for its Internet of Things (IoT) automotive applications, especially software for car fleet management, noted company president Billy Ho adding that the business will start contributing revenues and profits in 2017...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan server revenues may reach NT$600 billion in 2017

Nov 28, 16:31

A recently published Digitimes Research Special Report notes that combined revenues from Taiwan-based makers' server motherboards, servers, storage and network equipment are expected to grow to NT$558.5 billion (US$17.45 billion) in 2016 and the amount will have a chance to reach NT$600 billion in...

Medical PC solution provider Onyx Healthcare to debut on OTC market

Nov 25, 15:10

Taiwan-based medical PC solution provider Onyx Healthcare, an associated company of Asustek Computer, will debut on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market on December 21.

VIA unveils new kiosk solution

Nov 23, 22:20

VIA Technologies has announced its latest kiosk solution, the VIA Artigo A830, featuring anti-static lightning and surge protection to ensure maximum reliability and durability in demanding indoor and outdoor environments.

VIA Artigo A830 IoT kiosk solution

Castles Technology focuses overseas marketing on developing countries

Nov 23, 14:45

EFT (electronic fund transfer) POS (point of sale) device maker Castles Technology is focusing overseas marketing on developing countries mainly because of strong competitors and intense competition in developed markets, the company said at a November 22 investors conference.

Castles Technology-developed EFT POS devices

IBM new server produced by Wistron, adopted by Tencent

Nov 23, 13:53

Power System S882LC, a new IBM-developed server featuring IBM Power 8 CPU and Nvidia-developed CPU-GPU and GPU-GPU communication protocol NVLink, and produced by Taiwan-based Wistron on an OEM basis, has been adopted by China-based Internet service operator Tencent for hyperscale data centers.

IBM Power System series server

Wistron to invest in iSAFE to step into telematics, industrial IoT solutions

Nov 21, 14:14

Wistron has disclosed it will invest in iSAFE, a developer of automotive computing solutions, for developing telematics and industrial IoT (Internet of Things) solutions.

Inventec expects 2017 revenues to grow 10-15%

Nov 21, 12:14

ODM Inventec expects 2017 consolidated revenues to increase 10-15% on year, with growth mostly coming from servers and hand-held devices, according to company chairman Richard Lee.

Hiwin obtains orders with shipments scheduled through January 2017

Nov 15, 10:59

Precision motion control component maker Hiwin Technologies has landed orders with shipments scheduled through January 2017, company chairman Eric Chuo said at a November 14 investors conference.

IPC maker Ennoconn sees profits down sequentially in 3Q16

Newswatch - Nov 11, 13:48

Industrial PC supplier Ennoconn has reported net profits of NT$262 million (US$8.222 million) for the third quarter of 2016, down 1.81% sequentially but up 6.28% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$3.50, compared to NT$3.78 a quarter earlier and NT$3.59 a year earlier.

Advantech posts 9-month net EPS of NT$6.72

Nov 11, 11:51

Industrial PC maker and industrial computing solution provider Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.411 billion (US$330 million), gross margin 41.53%, net operating profit NT$1.734 billion, net profit NT$1.468 billion and net EPS NT$2.32 for the third quarter, leading to consolidated...

Advantech October revenues down

Nov 8, 15:56

Advantech has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.17 billion (US$100.74 million) for October, down 10.5% on month and 2.54% on year. The company's combined consolidated revenues for the first 10 months in 2016 were NT$34.37 billion, up 9.09% on year.

World Telecom Smart City Conference to take place in Taiwan in February 2017

Nov 3, 15:13

Viewing that development smart city solutions has brought many business opportunities for the IoT supply chain, the Taipei Computer Association (TCA) has collaborated with the 4G Smart City Office under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and seven Taiwan-based networking/communication device makers to...

Taiwan should build smart cities to drive new value-added services, says Acer founder

Nov 3, 11:21

Stan Shih, founder of Acer, has urged the Taiwan government to establish a virtual cross-industry national team to build up service-oriented smart cities through which local companies can develop new types of value-added service businesses.

Nextcom, Googol Technology to set up JV to manufacture robotic products

Nov 3, 11:19

Taiwan-based IPC and automation solution provider Nextcom International and China-based motion controller specialist Googol Technology will set up a joint venture in Chongqing, China to develop Industry 4.0 solutions and robotic products.

Maanshan Electronics Expo achieves CNY40 million in transactions, says host

Nov 2, 15:54

Maanshan Electronics Expo 2016, hosted in Maanshan, China ended on October 31. The event attracted over 72,000 visitors and over 2,000 exhibitors and buyers. Transactions during the show totaled CNY40 million (US$5.91 million) with CNY23 million by professional buyers.

Amazon dominates public IaaS and ahead in PaaS; IBM leads in private cloud, says Synergy Research

Nov 2, 12:10

New third quarter data from Synergy Research Group shows that Amazon Web Services (AWS) still has a 45% share of the worldwide public IaaS market, despite Microsoft and Google having much higher growth rates. Amazon remains more than twice the size of the next three public IaaS providers combined....

Intel expands IoT coverage

Nov 1, 12:22

Following Qualcomm's US$47 billion acquisition of NXP to quickly expand its competitiveness in Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city applications, Intel has also recently unveiled its latest IoT roadmap and will push a new series of processors targeting IoT applications including industrial machine,...

IPC maker Advantech 3Q16 earnings hit record high

Newswatch - Nov 1, 11:08

IPC and embedded solution supplier Advantech has reported net profits of NT$1.46 billion (US$46.17 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 0.2% sequentially and 19.5% on year. Third-quarter earnings, which were the company's quarterly record, translated into an EPS of NT$2.32 for the July-September...

Microsoft to partner with Changhua government to push cloud for education

Oct 26, 22:08

Microsoft Taiwan has cooperated with the government of Changhua County, Taiwan to push a cloud-based education project, hoping to help Changhua to become a development center for IT talent.

ICP DAS expects new products to drive 4Q16 revenues

Oct 24, 11:28

Taiwan-based industrial and Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider ICP DAS expects its fourth-quarter revenues to be driven by new IoT products, which are expected to obtain certification by November and start shipping in December.

Baidu adopts Xilinx to accelerate machine learning applications in the data center

Oct 21, 10:27

Xilinx has announced that Baidu is utilizing Xilinx FPGAs to accelerate machine learning applications in their data centers in China, and the pair is collaborating to further expand volume deployment of FPGA-based accelerated platforms.

Global IT spending to reach US$3.5 trillion in 2017, says Gartner

Oct 20, 15:08

Driven by growth in software and IT services revenues, worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach US$3.5 trillion in 2017, up 2.9% from 2016 estimated spending of US$3.4 trillion, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

China market: Suning, Alibaba to form e-commerce joint venture

Oct 20, 11:50

Suning.com, a subsidiary of China-based retail giant Suning Commerce Group, will form a CNY1 billion (US$148.41 million) e-commerce joint venture with the Alibaba Group in Chongqing, China, according to a China-based finance.sina.com report, citing a statement released by Suning.

India x86 server market declines by 16.9% in 2Q16, says IDC

Oct 18, 15:49

According to IDC, the server market in India declined by 16.9% on quarter in the second quarter of 2016, with 33,662 units shipped as against 40,488 units in the first quarter of 2016. In terms of revenues, there was a 16.5% on-quarter decline registered in the second quarter of 2016.

China market: Alibaba Cloud to cooperate with Foxconn to develop server products

Oct 18, 15:37

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of the Alibaba Group, will cooperate with Foxconn Electronics to develop server products to be used by its cloud computing platform, according to media reports in China, citing company president Simon Hu.

Aspeed to see BMC chip shipments grow 30% in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 17, 15:48

Baseboard management controller (BMC) chipset provider Aspeed Technology is expected to see its shipments of BMC chips grow 30% on year to 4.3 million units in 2016, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Competition intensifies in China external storage market in 1H16, with Huawei and Inspur posting fast growth, says IDC

Oct 17, 15:28

China's external disk storage market reached US$527 million in the second quarter of 2016, up 7.2% on year, according to the latest IDC PRC Provincial External Storage System Tracker. Sales fell by varying degree in both the low-end (<25k) and high-end (>250k) markets, while the midrange (25k-250k)...

Microsoft retrieving component purchasing rights to maintain server quality

Oct 17, 15:12

Microsoft has recently become more involved in choosing specific hardware component suppliers for its datacenter servers. Microsoft used to let its ODM partners choose the component suppliers, but is now picking them directly to ensure quality, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

China market: SoftBank to launch Pepper robots

Oct 17, 11:06

SoftBank has announced that it plans to sell the Pepper, the humanoid robot, in the China market through Alibaba Robot Corporation, a joint venture set up with Alibaba, according to a Japan-based Nikkei report.

China market: Foxconn, HTC participate in Alibaba city brain project

Oct 17, 11:04

China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has announced that it cooperates with 13 enterprises, including Taiwan-based Foxconn Electronics and smartphone vendor HTC, to participate in a project to create a city brain for Hangzhou City, eastern China.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou at a Hangzhou conference

Ennoconn invests EUR152 million in S&T for IPC expansion

Oct 14, 12:17

Foxconn Group's industrial PC (IPC) affiliate Ennoconn has announced its will invest EUR152 million (US$168.89 million) via subsidiaries to acquire a 29.4% stake in Germany-based S&T AG to become the largest shareholder of the company. At the same time, S&T AG is also investing in Germany-based...

Wistron September notebook shipments hit 2016 high

Oct 11, 20:36

ODM Wistron shipped 2.1 million notebooks in September, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 and increasing 16.7% on month, 5.4 million units in the third quarter, sequentially growing 17.4%, and 13.8 million units in January-September, according to the company.

EMEA cloud IT infrastructure revenues grows 37.4% to EUR1.4 billion in 2Q16, says IDC

Oct 11, 16:22

According to the IDC WW Quarterly Cloud Infrastructure Tracker, IT infrastructure spending (server, disk storage, and Ethernet switch) for public and private cloud in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) grew by 37.4 % on year to reach EUR1.4 billion (US$1.56 billion) in revenues in the second...

Taiwan market: Dell launches 4 new PowerEdge servers

Oct 6, 16:01

Dell has launched four new enterprise PowerEdge servers in Taiwan, aiming to expand its presence in Taiwan's 4U server market. Currently, Dell's servers are manufactured by Inventec, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Wistron, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Worldwide cloud IT infrastructure revenues grow 14.5% to US$7.7 billion in 2Q16, says IDC

Oct 6, 10:24

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenues from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew by 14.5% on year to US$7.7 billion in the second quarter of 2016, ahead of renewed...

IPC supplier Ennoconn reports increased sales for September

Newswatch - Oct 5, 14:53

Industry PC supplier Ennoconn has reported revenues of NT$1.367 billion (US$43.429 million) for September, increasing 8.8% on month and 32.5% on year.

MediaTek lands chip orders from Amazon for Echo Dot

Newswatch - Oct 5, 11:05

MediaTek reportedly has landed tablet chip orders from Amazon for production of its second generation smart home device, the Echo Dot. Shipments of the chips will peak in October-November, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Government IT spending in India to reach US$7.2 billion in 2016, says Gartner

Oct 4, 15:31

The government in India is on pace to spend US$7.2 billion on IT products and services in 2016, an increase of 2.4% over 2015, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services. Government comprises state and...

China MIIT forms alliance to promote VR industry

Oct 4, 15:29

Under the initiative of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), a total of 180 businesses, research institutes and academic organizations have jointly established an Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA) in China, according to China-based Beijing Times report.

Datacenter server players eye orders from Europe

Oct 4, 14:19

Quanta Computer's server subsidiary Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) has opened a branch office for Europe in Dusseldorf, Germany and the company expects revenues from Europe to start picking up once its sales and R&D teams are both stationed, according to QCT general manager Mike Yang, adding that...

HTC Viveport app store going online in over 30 countries

Oct 3, 10:59

Viveport, HTC's app store for its Vive virtual reality headset, which opened in China in April, is now launching publicly in more 30 countries, according to HTC.

Taiwan government starts taking applications from banks for Apple Pay

Sep 30, 16:12

Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission has started accepting aplications from banks for providing Apple Pay mobile payment services and Taiwan users will be able to apply for using Apply Pay at the end of 2016 at the earliest.

Connected car production to grow rapidly over next 5 years, says Gartner

Sep 30, 16:06

Connected car production is growing rapidly in both mature and emerging automobile markets, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The production of new automobiles equipped with data connectivity, either through a built-in communications module or by a tether to a mobile device, is forecast...

Worldwide security appliance market growth driven by strong UTM performance in 1H16, says IDC

Sep 27, 12:39

The total security appliance market showed positive year-over-year growth in both vendor revenues and unit shipments for the second quarter of 2016, according to IDC. Worldwide vendor revenues in the second quarter increased 5.8% year over year to US$2.75 billion, and shipments grew 15.2% year over...

Digitimes Research: China starts tightening up control on third-party payment service companies

Sep 26, 16:51

The enactment of the administrative measures on non-financial institutions by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) in 2010 has since then resulted in a proliferation of more than 200 third-party payment service companies in China. However, a number of financial risk indexes in China have climbed along...

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