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Google to use renewable energy in Taiwan datacenter

Aug 26, 11:59

Google will use renewable energy to power a datacenter in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, central Taiwan, the company's global energy policy and strategy director Marsden Hanna said a forum in Taipei recently.

Digitimes Research: Japan IT vendors stepping into IoT business

Aug 25, 10:06

Due to stagnant growth in the Japan IT market, many Japan-based IT vendors have stepped into developing cloud computing-based IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for the Japan market, including Hitachi-developed M2M Traffic Solution, Toshiba-developed Toshiba INdsutry IoT, Fujitsu-developed Fujitsu...

IEI Integration sees increased orders for lottery terminals from Gtech

Stockwatch - Aug 24, 12:26

Industrial computer maker IEI Integration has seen inceases in orders for lottery terminals from US-based vendor Gtech. Shipments, which have already started, will peak in fourth-quarter 2016, company president Jordan Jiang said at an August 23 investors conference.

Digitimes Research: Japan to focus on developing self-driving, medicare and smart-factory industries

Aug 23, 14:57

The Japan Revitalization Strategy 2016 calls for the development of key technologies related to the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), including IoT, robot and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and also aims to push Japan's GDP to reach JPY600 trillion (US$5.992 trillion) by 2021...

IPC maker Parpro reports improved earnings for 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 16, 14:02

Taiwan-based industrial PC maker Parpro has reported net profits of NT$37 million (US$1.18 million) for the second quarter of 2016, increasing 60% from a quarter earlier. Second-quarter EPS stood at NT$0.55.

Apple adds new server suppliers to reduce costs

Aug 16, 11:23

In addition to cutting component quotes for notebooks and smartphones, Apple is planning to reduce its costs from servers. The company has been seeking new server suppliers with lower quotes and expects the move to give its existing server partners pressure on reducing their prices, according to sources...

Aliyun forms strategic cooperation with HTC to develop VR solutions based on cloud computing technology

Aug 9, 21:00

Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun), a cloud service provider belonging to the Alibaba Group, on August 9 announced a strategic cooperation agreement with HTC to develop VR (virtual reality) solutions based cloud technology.

Hiwin July sales affected by seasonal factors

Newswatch - Aug 9, 12:20

Mechanical component and robot maker Hiwin Technologies has reported revenues of NT$1.487 billion (US$47.22 million) for July, down 4% on quarter but up 12.39% on year. The sequential decline in July's sales was a result of seasonal factors, the company said

Advantech revenues rise on year in July

Stockwatch - Aug 8, 15:50

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.287 billion (US$104.39 million) for July 2016, representing a 15.48% drop on month and 3.75% increase on year.

IPC maker Ennoconn sees profits up sharply in 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 8, 11:33

Industry PC supplier Ennoconn saw its net profits increase 16% on quarter and 31% on year to NT$267 million (US$8.46 million) in the second quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$3.78 for the quarter.

IPC maker Ennoconn sees revenues up on-year in July

Newswatch - Aug 4, 15:28

Industry PC supplier Ennoconn has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.199 billion (US$37.79 million) for July, down 8.74% on month but up 36.68% on year.

Chunghwa Telecom inaugurates cloud data center

Aug 1, 15:38

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on July 29 held an inaugural ceremony for a cloud data center in New Taipei City, northern Taiwan, the largest of its kind in Taiwan, according to CHT.

Adlink Technology nets NT$0.70 per share for 1H16

Stockwatch - Jul 29, 10:49

Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology posted net EPS of NT$0.70 for the first half of 2016, CFO Jeff Chou said at a July 28 investors conference.

Digitimes Research: Launch of Android-based Pepper to ramp up market size

Jul 27, 15:15

SoftBank's launch of Android-based Pepper service robots will encourage Android software developers to develop applications for Pepper, which in return will help ramp up Pepper's market size and its ecosystem, according to a Digitimes Research report on the latest market trends in Japan's digital home...

Taiwan to be flexible in allocating frequency band for IoT, says minister

Jul 27, 11:29

The Taiwan government, specifically for IoT application, will allocate frequency band units based on flexibility and application-oriented considerations, according to minister of transportation and communications Ho-Chen Tan.

Pepper enters Taiwan service market

Jul 26, 11:03

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has started selling its Pepper robot in Taiwan via its subsidiary and will initially focus on the B2B market mainly. Several Taiwan-based telecom carriers, banks and hypermarts have placed orders with a total volume of over 100 units.

Adlink-invested measurement product firm JYTek to push into China, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 25, 15:55

JYTek, a firm with investments from Taiwan-based IPC maker Adlink, will begin operation on July 26. It will focus on measurement products in China and will establish an open platform for measuring, according to a Chinese-language CNA News report.

Panasonic to enter robot control industry

Jul 21, 12:39

Panasonic has announced plans to cross into the robot control equipment market as the company is optimistic about demand for robots from they factory and medical care segments and the company expects the market's scale to reach several tens of billions of yen by 2020, according to a Japan-based Kyodo...

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to introduce Pepper into local market

Newswatch - Jul 21, 12:29

Asia Pacific Telecom, one of the five 4G mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will officially introduce Pepper, a service robot jointly developed by SoftBank and Foxconn Electronics, into the Taiwan market on July 25, with the availability of the robot to begin in September, according to a Chinese-language...

IPC maker Parpro expected to see strong contribution from aerospace and military businesses in 2017, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 20, 15:34

Taiwan-based industrial PC maker Parpro is expected to see its revenues from the aerospace and military businesses grow significantly in 2017, increasing their combined revenue contribution to 50% in 2017, up from 35% in 2015 due to a replacement trend for airplanes, according to a Chinese-language...

HTC to participate in US-sponsored AWRI program

Jul 20, 14:13

HTC has announced that it will participate in the Advanced Wireless Research Initiative (AWRI) program launched jointly by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and National Science Foundation of the US.

Former Acer executive to helm optical fiber sensor startup

Jul 19, 16:43

Former Acer Taiwan's president Towny Huang has recently joined Internet of Things (IoT) startup Citpo Technologies and become the chairman of the firm.

VIA joins 3rd-party payment market in Taiwan, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 19, 16:12

VIA Technologies' subsidiary Chander Electronics will invest in Taiwan-based third-party payment solution provider Neweb Technologies and will spend NT$690 million (US$21.58 million) to purchase 18.14 million shares at a price of NT$38 per share. The investment will allow Chander to hold a 58.88% stake...

Inventec lands more short lead-time server orders from Alibaba, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 18, 16:20

Inventec has landed more short lead-time server orders from the Alibaba Group and has begun shipping from its new plant in Nanjing, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Huaxintong Semiconductor licenses ARMv8-A architecture

Jul 15, 11:07

Huaxintong Semiconductor Technology of China has licensed ARM's v8-A architecture to accelerate advanced server chipset technologies in China's server market, according to ARM. The multi-year license will enable China-based companies to deliver ARM-based server technologies in their home market, enabling...

Microsoft, Google, Amazon pushing new datacenter establishments in 2H16

Jul 14, 11:55

Microsoft, Google and Amazon have been aggressively pushing the cloud computing service market and are expected to establish more datacenters in the second half of 2016. Microsoft is particularly aggressive and is planning to announce five new datacenter locations in the near future, raising its number...

Lenovo reportedly to supply servers to Microsoft datacenters

Jul 11, 22:04

Lenovo reportedly has become a server supplier of Microsoft's datacenters and is the software giant's fifth supplier following Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, a server subsidiary of Wistron. However, related players all declined to comment on their orders.

Advantech reports increased revenues for June

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:12

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.889 billion (US$120.76 million) for June 2016, representing a 10.44% increase on month and 4.25% increase on year.

Worldwide IT spending forecast to be flat in 2016, says Gartner

Jul 8, 10:21

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to be flat in 2016, totaling US$3.41 trillion, according to Gartner. This is up from last quarter's forecast of negative 0.5% growth. The change in the forecast is mainly due to currency fluctuations.

Air compressor maker Lida optimistic about Industry 4.0

Jul 7, 14:58

Air compressor maker Lida Machine Equipment has been selling its products via in-house brands such as Lida and Louwei in China and expects the Industry 4.0 concept to bring more business opportunities and help it to expand overseas.

Acer to partner with Taiwan university to push BeingNet learning

Jul 7, 13:49

Acer has announced it will cooperate with Taiwan's Fo Guang University to include Acer's BeingNet learning system as compulsory courses. Acer founder Stan Shih said the US has been pushing the Hour of Code activity to help students build a basic understanding of computer science and Taiwan should also...

Acer to partner with Fo Guang University

Taiwan market: Seiko Epson scores points in promoting robotic arms

Jul 6, 15:21

Seiko Epson has attained a Taiwan market share of over 30% for its 4-axis robotic arms and nearly 23% for 6-axis models, according Epson Taiwan Technology & Trading vice president Victor Chen.

Lenovo plans to have joint venture produce servers

Jul 5, 22:06

Lenovo plans to have LCFC (Hefei) Electronics Technology, a notebook joint-venture established with Taiwan-based ODM Compal Electronics, undertake production of servers, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

EMEA cloud IT infrastructure revenues grow 17.6% in 1Q16, says IDC

Jul 5, 16:05

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 17.6% on year to EUR1.3 billion (US$1.45 billion) in the first quarter of 2016.

Industry PC maker Ennoconn reports sales gains for June

Newswatch - Jul 5, 16:00

Industry PC supplier Ennoconn has reported revenues of NT$1.314 billion (US$40.72 million) for June, up 11.35% on month and 40% on year.

BeingNet Alliance establishes medical application wing

Jul 5, 12:10

Acer founder Stan Shih on July 4 announced the establishment of a medical application net for BeingNet Alliance and has invited Taiwan's ex-premier Simon Chang to be the chairman of the alliance. Prior to the medical application net, the alliance already established an application net for agriculture...

China e-commerce website to demonstrate VR shopping at the end of July, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 4, 15:31

China-based e-commerce website Taobao will host an event from July 22-24 to demonstrate its virtual reality (VR) shopping technology, Buy+, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Worldwide cloud IT Infrastructure revenues grow 3.9% to US$6.6 billion on slowed demand from public cloud in 1Q16, says IDC

Jul 1, 16:01

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 3.9% on year to US$6.6 billion in the first quarter of 2016 on slowed demand...

AIC offers hardware/software integrated solutions for datacenter market

Jul 1, 15:05

Rack-mounted server chassis maker AIC has introduced hardware/software integrated solutions targeting datacenter markets in Russia and China through cooperation with local software developers, according to company chairman Liang Shun-ying.

China Mobile showcases smart robot at MWC Shanghai

Jun 30, 15:16

China Mobile is exhibiting a cloud computing-based smart robot at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai taking place June 29-July 1.

China Mobile head-mounted smart robot

Healthcare providers in Middle East and North Africa to spend US$2.78 billion on IT in 2016, says Gartner

Jun 27, 16:10

Healthcare providers in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US$2.78 billion on IT products and services in 2016, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending by healthcare providers (which includes hospitals and physicians' practices) on internal services, software, IT services, data...

Meaningful use cases help spur spending on IoT in CEE, says IDC

Jun 27, 15:58

In a new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide, IDC forecasts that organizations in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) will invest more than US$11.2 billion in Internet of Things (IoT) hardware, software, services, and connectivity this year. And IDC expects IoT revenues...

Compal aims at revenue proportion of 35% for non-notebook products in 2016

Jun 27, 11:08

Compal Electronics saw non-notebook revenue proportion rise from 23% in 2014 to 28% in 2015 and aims to increase it to 35% in 2016, company president Ray Chen said at a shareholders' meeting on June 24.

Acer achieves breakthroughs in non-PC businesses, says chairman

Jun 24, 15:59

Acer chairman George Huang has said the company's new business development is heading to the right direction and has achieved breakthroughs in areas including virtual reality (VR), medical care and robot. However, the company's transformation will still need some more time to be completed.

Chenbro to expand capacity to meet growing demand from data centers

Jun 24, 14:47

Rack-mount and tower server chassis maker Chenbro Micom, in view of growing demand from data centers, will expand production capacity in China, pushing its sales in North America, and set up service centers in Europe, according to the company,.

Google plans to use renewable energy for data center expansion in Taiwan

Jun 23, 14:50

Google has not changed plans to expand its existing data center in central Taiwan, but plans to purchase renewable energy instead of constructing a power plant, and hopes to help the Taiwan government set up a renewable energy certification system, according to the company's Director of Operations,...

Inventec to ship drones and service robots in 2H16

Jun 21, 21:58

Inventec will begin shipping drones and service robots in the second half of 2016, but these new product lines will only have a limited contribution to revenues, according to David Ho, general manager of Inventec Appliances.

Qisda expects revenues for medicare, smart solutions to rise to NT$60 billion in 3-5 years

Jun 20, 15:59

EMS provider Qisda focuses on improving existing business, expanding medical care business and smart solutions, and it expects annual revenues for medicare and smart solutions to increase to about NT$60 billion (US$1.86 billion) in 3-5 years, according to company president Peter Chen.

Wistron expects strong 2016, say executives

Jun 16, 16:05

Wistron chairman Simon Lin is optimistic the company's 2016 operations will improve significantly and its revenue ratio for the first and second halves of 2016 will reach 45:55, changing from 50:50 in 2015 because of seasonality and strong revenue contribution from the smartphone and server business...

Lenovo Taiwan eyes growth in PC and server businesses

Jun 16, 14:40

Lenovo is aiming to increase its PC sales in Taiwan by 10% on year in 2016 and is also looking to raise its share in Taiwan's server market by 10pp, according to Lenovo Taiwan's general manager Ted Chen. Sources from channel retailers believe Lenovo is likely to begin price competition in order to...

Ted Chen, general manager of Lenovo Taiwan
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