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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...