Micron, Microsoft announce collaboration
Apr 25, 22:17
Micron Technology and Microsoft have announced a collaboration that aims to address the major challenge of providing trusted computing models for IoT deployments in industrial, automotive and consumer environments. As digitization and adoption of Internet Protocol (IP) for sensors and devices becomes...
Taiwan market: CHT expects significant revenues from IoT platform
Apr 25, 12:03
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is to promote its in-house developed IoT platform to the business sector and aims to generate revenues of over NT$10 billion (US$33.04 million) a year from IoT applications within five years, according to company president Hsieh Chi-mao.
Advantech joins e-F@ctory Alliance to promote Industry 4.0
Apr 24, 12:00
Industrial computing device maker Advantech has joined e-F@ctory Alliance established by Japan-based Mitsubishi Electric, in a bid to boost Industry 4.0-based automation of production lines in the Asia Pacific market, according to company president Chaney Ho.
Foxconn increases investment for robot development
Apr 20, 15:23
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has increased its investment in its robot-development subsidiary in Shenzhen, China by CNY10.39 billion (US$1.51 billion), according to the company.
Quanta Storage to showcase TM5 robot at Hannover Messe 2017
Apr 19, 15:27
Quanta Storage will exhibit the TM5, a 6-axis collaborative robot equipped with built-in ability to recognize bearings to adjust coordinate values at Hannover Messe 2017. The robot offers flexible deployment among different production lines, and low procurement and maintenance costs, according to the...
Gigabyte, ASRock to see increases in server revenues in 2017
Apr 17, 15:55
Because of weakening motherboard demand, Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI), ASRock and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), which together contribute 90% of the worldwide motherboard shipments, have seen dropping sales in the past few years. But Gigabyte and ASRock...
IEI sees rising demand for medical care equipment
Apr 17, 14:06
Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker IEI Integration is seeing its investments in medical care equipment development taking off as many countries have begun pushing their smart medical care markets and thus created demand for related equipment, according to company president Jordan Jiang.
Axiomtek expects more business opportunities by selling Etherwan
Apr 17, 12:07
Commenting on the company's decision of selling its subsidiary Etherwan Systems to Germany-based Elektrophoenix, Axiomtek chairman YT Yang said that the transaction will give Axiomtek the opportunity to form an even deeper partnership with Phoenix Contact, the parent company of Elektrophoneix.
Digitimes Research: Nissan Motor developing self-driving technology
Apr 14, 15:56
Nissan Motor launched new Serena, a sedan car equipped with in-house-developed ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology designed for running in single-lane traffic along highways, in the Japan market in August 2016, and aims to upgrade the autonomous driving level of ProPilot to running in interchangeable-lane...
Advantech pushing ELAA for IoT solutions
Apr 14, 12:16
Advantech has unveiled the latest progress on its Embedded Linux and Android Alliance (ELAA), which was announced at Embedded World 2017 in March. Players including AIMobile, Archermind Technology, Canonical, Lineo, Retronix, RTSoft, Timesys, Thundersoft and Witekio have been invited into the allian...
Taiwan IPC maker Axiomtek sells subsidiary to Elektrophoenix
Apr 12, 11:47
Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Axiomtek has announced a plan to sell its network product subsidiary Etherwan Systems to Germany-based Elektrophoenix, a subsidiary of Phoenix Contact. The transaction amount will be NT$1.01 billion (US$32.97 million), or NT$94.50 per share.
Hiwin monthly revenues hit record high in March
Newswatch - Apr 10, 15:26
Robot and motion control mechanical component maker Hiwin Technologies has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$1.59 billion (US$51.85 million) for March 2017, increasing 37.11% from a year earlier.
Advantech identifies key growth drivers for company
Apr 6, 16:21
Advantech is hosting its Service-IoT World Partner Conference 2017 from April 6-8, and during a keynote the company identified key growth drivers: smart medical care; smart retail and logistic applications and businesses; its South Korea-based medical monitor vendor Advantech Kostec; and cloud computing...
Getac expects revenues to grow 5-10% in 2017
Stockwatch - Apr 5, 22:19
Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology expects sales of its rugged PC products to grow by a double digit rate in 2017, while total revenues will increase by 5-10% in the year, according to company chairman James Hwang.
Competition in AI platform market intensifying
Mar 29, 15:56
Major chip players, including Intel, Nvidia, Qualcomm and AMD, have all stepped up their efforts to develop related artificial intelligence (AI) platforms, making the AI market a fierce battlefield in 2017.
Advantech modularizes manufacturing process at China factory
Mar 27, 16:14
Industrial computing solution provider Advantech has modularized manufacturing process at its factory in Kunshan, eastern China, to cope with frequent changes in production for small-volume diverse-model orders with short lead time, according to the company.
Adlink partners with MVTec on machine vision products
Mar 24, 15:27
Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Adlink Technology has announced a strategic alliance with Germany-based software designer MVTec Software to jointly develop new industrial-level smart camera products.
Microsoft announces IP licensing program for connected cars
Mar 23, 15:37
The automotive industry is undergoing a digital transformation. The technology in automobiles that's connected to the Internet and capable of receiving services from the cloud is ushering in a new wave of innovation. In fact, by some estimates, over the next three years, more than 90% of all cars will...
VIA eyes panoramic photography business opportunity
Mar 23, 15:26
VIA Technologies has been shifting its focus from the PC processor market to the embedded sector and has recently announced its new Vpai 720 degree panoramic photography solution. The company has formed partnerships with China-based vendors to sell seven mobile panoramic cameras based on the solution...
POS vendor Posiflex reports strong EPS for 2016
Newswatch - Mar 22, 11:15
Own-brand POS equipment maker Posiflex Technology has reported net profits of NT$649 million (US$21.34 million) for 2016, increasing 5.37% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$9.34 (US$0.306) for the year, the company's highest in 11 years.
Advantech to push Industry 4.0 in Thailand with local partners
Mar 21, 12:14
Industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech recently hosted a forum in Bangkok, Thailand focusing on Industry 4.0 and has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Thailand's Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) and local leading ICT player Computer Union, looking to push into Thailand's Industry 4.0 market.
Industry 4.0 pushes light design of industrial computers, says Advantech
Mar 20, 14:51
Industry 4.0 is increasing demand for intelligence, computing capability and connectivity across terminal devices, controllers and sensor devices, and this has led to conceptual changes in the design of industrial computers. Industrial computers have a lesser need to have strong computing capability...
Advantech and partners form Embedded Linux & Android Alliance
Mar 17, 11:41
Industrial computing device maker Advantech has announced at Embedded World 2017 the formation of Embedded Linux & Android Alliance (ELAA) through partnership with AIMobile, ArcherMind, Canonical, Lineo, Retronix, RTSoft, Timesys, ThunderSoft and Witekio.
Taipei looking to transform city into test ground for IoT applications
Mar 16, 15:09
The city government of Taipei, Taiwan is looking to cooperate with enterprises to test various kinds of IoT applications in the city, according to vice mayor Charles Lin. Lin said that he expects Taipei's Smart City Summit and Expo show to become the largest communication platform among cities and...
Advantech offers WISE-PaaS Marketplace
Mar 16, 10:27
Industrial computing device maker Advantech has announced at the ongoing Embedded World 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany the offering of WISE-PaaS Marketplace, an online store of various software specifically for IoT (Internet of Things) application, through cooperation with ARM, Microsoft, Intel Security...
EMEA server spending declines 12.9% on year, says IDC
Mar 14, 15:35
IDC's EMEA Server Tracker shows that in the fourth quarter of 2016 the EMEA server market reported an on-year decline in vendor revenues of 12.9% to EUR$3.4 billion (US$3.62 billion) and an on-year decrease of 4.7% in units shipped to just under 600,000. Looking at the EMEA market in euros, reported...
Pure Storage optimistic about all-flash storage solutions
Mar 14, 11:57
Pure Storage Asia Pacific and Japan CTO Michael Cornwell believes the all-flash storage method will become the trend for the IT market and even grow to become a mainstream technology. The company is currently seeing increasingly more players from different industries beginning to adopt all-flash storage...