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.
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...
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.
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.
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 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).
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...
Server player AIC sees SSD server orders from Sony and France client, says paper
Newswatch - Nov 24, 22:04
Taiwan-based server player AIC has recently landed orders from Sony for its NVMe PCIe solid state drive (SSD) server solution SB122-TO and also acquired orders from the largest data center in France for the same device, and the orders are expected to boost the company's gross margins in the fourth...
Xiaomi to launch smart home device soon
Nov 24, 15:53
Xiaomi is planning to launch a product for the smart home market between the end of 2014 and January 2015 and expects the product to surprise the market, according to the head of Xiaomi's smart hardware platform business, Gao Ziguang.
Inventec plans to launch cloud computing services via cooperation with Microsoft
Nov 19, 15:45
Inventec is talking with Microsoft about cooperation to integrate Microsoft-developed cloud computing software with Inventec hardware to launch related services in 2015, with target users to be small-to-medium-size enterprises in Taiwan and China, according to the company, adding that Inventec is setting...
Commentary: Foxconn strives to rekindle its e-commerce business
Nov 17, 11:15
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has tried again to build up its e-commerce business by removing its flagship online store, flnet.com, from its host web in China, the Alibaba-run T-Mall.com, and enhanced the presence of flnet.com by promoting "Double 11" Single's Day online...
Alibaba preparing for upcoming global Double 11 online shopping holiday
Nov 10, 22:23
The upcoming so-called "Double 11" online shopping holiday in China will be a crucial test for China-based Internet service giant Alibaba Group Holding after the group debuted on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) recently, according to industry sources. The Double 11 shopping festival, which...
Avalue Technology posts 3-quarter net EPS of NT$2.54
Nov 7, 16:15
Embedded computing and industrial computer maker Avalue Technology recorded consolidated revenues of NT$2.674 billion (US$88.8 million), gross margin of 24.2%, net operating profit of NT$168 million, net profit of NT$133 million and net EPS of NT$2.54 for January-September 2014, the company indicated...
HP-Foxconn server joint venture starts competing for data center orders
Nov 5, 19:06
The server joint venture set up by Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Foxconn Electronics has begun to exercise its muscle to solicit data-center server orders from Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon, a trend which will intensify competition in the server segment in 2015, according to industry sources.
Public IT cloud services spending to reach US$127 billion in 2018, says IDC
Nov 4, 00:42
Public IT cloud services spending will reach US$56.6 billion in 2014 and grow to more than US$127 billion in 2018, according to IDC. This represents a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.8%, which is about six times the rate of growth for the overall IT market. In 2018, public IT cloud...
Huawei to be strong competitor in cloud computing industry, says CCAT executive
Oct 28, 14:58
Commenting on recent cloud computing developments, Tzi-Cker Chiueh, secretary general of the Cloud Computing Association in Taiwan (CCAT), has pointed out that business opportunities have become more solid, especially for cloud computing data centers and currently only Taiwan has accumulated sufficient...
Intel updates server processor plan; to release Haswell-EX/EP4S in 2Q15
Oct 27, 15:34
Intel's next-generation server processors for 2015 including new Haswell-EX (Xeon E7 v3 series) and -EP4S (Xeon E5-4600 v3 series), are scheduled to be released in the second quarter of 2015, giving clients more time to transition to the new platform, according to industry sources.
Acer cooperates with Octon to offer enterprise switch solution
Oct 14, 22:25
Acer on October 14 announced a strategic partnership with Octon, a Cayman Islands-registered Taiwan-based provider of contact center software solutions and services, to launch abPBX plus, a communication switch solution for use by enterprises.
Hong Kong Electronics Fair Autumn Edition kicks off
Oct 13, 16:17
Hong Kong Electronics Fair Autumn Edition 2014, organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) from October 13-16, has a total of 4,100 exhibitors showcasing their latest products.
Foxconn, 21Vianet to set up IDC joint venture
Oct 13, 11:39
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and 21Vianet Group, a China-based Internet data center (IDC) service provider, will invest US$25 million initially to establish Smart Time Technologies, a joint venture to provide planning, design, construction, project financing, operation and maintenance...
Server players eye data center orders from Europe
Oct 9, 12:57
As demand for data center hardware in Europe has started growing strong recently, server players including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and Quanta Computer have been aggressively investing resources in the market, looking to land orders, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Advantech seeking cooperation with Haier for IoT
Oct 9, 12:32
Taiwan-based industrial PC maker Advantech is said to have sought a partnership with China-based Haier recently, looking to enter the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.