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Delta Electronics signs up Xander as Taiwan sales agent

Aug 28, 12:10

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics on August 26 signed with IT retail channel operator Xander International for Xander to become its Taiwan sales agent for Delta's InfraSuite, a data center solution consisting of power supply systems, rack and accessory modules,...

Good Way Technology listed on OTC

Aug 27, 15:53

USB docking station and peripheral maker Good Way Technology on August 26 started listing on Taiwan's over-the-counter stock market at an initial price of NT$105 (US$3.50) per share. The company said it is developing wireless docking stations and will offer products for testing in November.

Worldwide server market revenues increase 2.5% in 2Q14 as infrastructure refresh cycle continues, says IDC

Aug 27, 15:48

According to IDC, factory revenues in the worldwide server market increased 2.5% on year to US$12.6 billion in the second quarter of 2014. Server shipments improved 1.2% on year to 2.2 million units as investments in hyperscale datacenter capacity were largely offset by consolidation, which continued...

Foxconn adopts cloud computing-based security monitoring system

Aug 27, 15:34

Foxconn Electronics has adopted a cloud computing-based security monitoring system equipped with in-house-developed hardware and software at its headquarters in northern Taiwan to monitor labor safety and environmental conditions at its main factories in Taiwan and China, according to industry sourc...

Acer unveils cloud-supported hearing device

Aug 26, 14:50

Acer has unveiled a hearing device that leverages cloud computing resources to optimize settings at a convention in Shenzhen, China, which started on August 25. The device is able to connect with other personal mobile devices and apps to assist seniors and hearing impaired people to improve their quality...

Lenovo looking for help from Taiwan server players

Aug 25, 21:46

Following its acquisition of IBM's x86 server business, Lenovo is looking to establish partnerships with Taiwan-based server players such as Quanta Computer, Mitac International and Wistron for assistance from the hardware design segment, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Intel, CHT ink IoT cooperation pact

Aug 25, 10:40

Intel and Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) have signed an MOU for cooperation in the fields of Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and software-defined network (SDN).

Intel and CHT sign IoT cooperation pact

Foxconn taking aggressive moves to enter IoT industry

Aug 20, 22:11

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is interested about the Internet of Things (IoT) industry and has been investing in related businesses as well as looking at its existing businesses to make connections with the IoT industry, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Foxconn looking to step into medical equipment, says chairman

Aug 20, 15:40

Foxconn Electronics will step into the development and production of equipment for medical applications based on its economies-of-scale electronics manufacturing capability, according to company chairman Terry Guo.

Digitimes Research: Japan household appliance makers rolling out HEMS compatible products

Aug 18, 15:44

While major Japan-based household appliance suppliers, including Toshiba, Sharp, Panasonic and Mitsubishi Denki, have already made the controls and operations of their smart household appliance systems through smartphones as standards, sales of smart household appliances compatible with home energy...

Worldwide PELS market sees moderate shipment growth in 2Q14, says IDC

Aug 18, 15:15

The worldwide personal and entry-level storage (PELS) market was up by 1.5% on year with almost 17 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2014, according to the IDC Worldwide Personal and Entry Level Storage Tracker. Shipment values increased along with shipments by 1.8% from a year ago to...

Axiomtek achieves profits for 1H14; optimistic about transportation and power businesses

Aug 14, 14:40

Industrial PC (IPC) maker Axiomtek has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.23 billion (US$74.32 million), net profits of NT$199 million and EPS of NT$2.56 for the first half of 2014. The company also achieved revenues of NT$1.13 billion for the second quarter, a historic record with net profits...

Advantech to set up investment subsidiary

Aug 13, 16:16

Industrial computing device maker Advantech will establish a subsidiary, Advantech Corporate Investment (ACI), to help the company promote development of smart cities and applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), with investment targets to be in the manufacturing, robotics, medicare, retail, in-car...

Foxlink to set up robot arms in China plants, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 7, 15:03

Foxlink is planning to install 35 six-axis robot arms at its plants in Dongguan, China in August to help reduce manual labor and is aiming to establish a total of 100 units by 2015 to handle parts its connector manufacturing process, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report citing...

Dell hosting conference in Taiwan to promote enterprise products

Aug 7, 14:22

Dell hosted the Dell Enterprise Forum in Taiwan on August 6 and unveiled new storage, server, Big Data, mobile, cloud computing and information security products and solutions to satisfy enterprise IT demand.

Players optimistic about digital signage payment systems

Aug 6, 22:29

Digital signage players are optimistic about the business opportunities from the combination of digital signage and mobile payment systems.

Taiwan government, Intel, Siemens to jointly hold APEC summit and competition

Aug 6, 21:15

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Intel and Siemens will jointly hold the 2014 APEC Accelerator Network Summit and Challenge in Taiwan on August 6 and 7, with 34 start-up teams from 15 APEC countries to participate in the competition.

Adlink develops 3D intelligent vision-aided positioning system

Jul 30, 11:22

Industrial computing solution provider Adlink Technology has developed a 3D intelligent positioning system through cooperation with government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), according to the company.

Fujitsu Taiwan and local university to set up Big Data R&D platform

Jul 23, 11:42

Fujitsu Taiwan and National Cheng Kung University on July 22 signed an MoU for cooperation to establish a Big Data R&D platform specifically for agricultural applications combining the former's cloud computing and Big Data technology and the latter's achievements in biological gene research.

Taiwan server ODMs may benefit from Project Scorpio 2.0

Jul 23, 10:56

Taiwan-based server ODMs including Quanta Computer, Wistron and Inventec may obtain orders arising from the beginning of Project Scorpio 2.0, the second version of a project to boost low-cost and highly scalable data center infrastructure jointly by China-based Internet service operators Baidu, Alibaba...

Advantech partners with Hiwin for robot business

Jul 22, 14:27

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech has announced it will establish a strategic alliance with Taiwan-based automated product maker Hiwin Technologies, looking to gather Taiwan-based IT players to enter the robot industry.

China unlikely to get out of US-supply issues in short term

Jul 21, 16:23

Because of IT security conflicts between China and the US, the China government has been trying to abandon the use of US-made IT products such as servers and storage from players such as IBM, Oracle and EMC; however, sources from the upstream supply chain believe the target may be hard to achieve in...

ASRock lands IPC orders from Turkey

Jul 21, 14:20

ASRock reportedly has landed procurement orders for industrial PCs (IPCs) from the government in Turkey with volumes around 300,000-400,000 units, according to market watchers, adding that ASRock's IPC and server product lines are expected to contribute 20% of its revenues in 2015.

Foxconn builds green tunnel-like data center in southwestern China

Jul 16, 10:54

Foxconn Electronics has unveiled a green tunnel-like data center in Guiyang, southwestern China, with architectural design taking into consideration of the local environment and climate to minimize energy consumption, according to the company.

Foxconn chairman to make keynote at China Eco Forum Global

Jul 10, 14:37

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo is set to participate in the Eco Forum Global Annual Conference Guiyang 2014 in China on July 11 and will make a keynote during the opening ceremony.

Foxconn green-tunnel datacenter in Guiyang, China

Syncmold Enterprise 2Q14 revenues hit record

Jul 9, 13:45

Hinge/stand maker Syncmold Enterprise on July 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$878 million (US$29.3 million) for June 2014, resulting in a record quarterly figure of NT$2.66 billion for the second quarter with an on-year growth of 10.24%.

Advantech, Flytech June revenues hit records

Jul 9, 12:24

Industrial computing solution provider Advantech and POS (point of sale/service) equipment maker Flytech Technology have reported record monthly consolidated revenues of NT$3.11 (US$103.6 million) and NT$408 million respectively for June.

Cisco, Dell may shift server ODM orders from Foxconn

Jul 7, 14:45

As Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Hewlett-Packard have established a non-equity joint venture to produce servers for cloud computing, Cisco Systems and Dell are likely to shift orders from Foxconn to other ODMs including Quanta Computer, Wistron, Inventec and Mitac International,...

Worldwide IT spending on pace to grow 2.1% in 2014, says Gartner

Jul 1, 14:43

Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total US$3.7 trillion in 2014, a 2.1% increase on year, however, the grow rate is down from earlier projections of 3.2% growth, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The slower outlook for 2014 is attributed to a reduction in growth expectations for devices,...

Foxconn sees profit growth in 2013; expects better performance in 2014

Jun 26, 14:16

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.95 trillion (US$131.82 billion) for 2013, a new historic high, with EPS growing to NT$8.16, up from the NT$8.03 of 2012. Company chairman Terry Guo expects the company's profits to grow on year in 2014.

Advantech expects EPS growth in 2014

Jun 20, 12:17

Industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech expects its EPS in 2014 to be higher than 2013's NT$7.26 with (US$0.24) some market watchers estimating that the amount may reach NT$8. Advantech will also distribute dividends of NT$1 in stock and NT$5.30 in cash for 2013.

China market: x86 server shipments up 22.9% in 1Q14, says IDC

Jun 17, 15:23

Shipments of x86 servers in the China market during the first quarter of 2014 totaled 350,000 units, up 22.9% on year. Meanwhile, factory revenues of x86 servers during the quarter reached US$1.07 billion, growing 24.5% on year.

Aurora offers 3D printers, office cloud computing services

Jun 16, 11:55

Aurora, a Taiwan-based distributor of office automation equipment, has established a business group specifically for marketing US-based Stratasys' 3D printers in the China market and own-brand models in the Taiwan market.

AMD pushing ARM/x86-compatibility for server business, says senior VP Lisa Su

Jun 13, 15:53

AMD has been reorganizing its businesss, such as moving its desktop business headquarters to Beijing, China, pushing the semi-customized SoC and GPU services, and investing in ARM-based product development. The revamp has helped improve the company's first-quarter 2014 results compared to a year ago...

Lisa Su, AMD senior VP and general manager

Intel prepared for emerging industries, says company president Renee James

Jun 13, 12:03

Intel president Renee James, during a recent interview, told Digitimes that the company and its partners in Taiwan are committed to developing smart devices with integrated designs that will be able to connect with other devices, cloud computing services and people's life.

Renee James, Intel president

IPC makers looking to move production back to Taiwan

Jun 11, 21:58

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) makers have started considering moving their production lines back to Taiwan as China's increasing labor costs have started creating pressure on the makers, according to sources from IPC makers.

Seiko Epson executive expects robot market scale to rise strongly in the future

Jun 11, 21:30

Japan-based Seiko Epson, a major player in the worldwide 4-axis robot arm market, expects the global Scara robot and 6-axis robot markets will together have a scale of US$790 million by 2016, up from US$580 million in 2013, according to Seiko Epson's COO of Industrial Solutions Operations Division...

Seiko Epson robot

Acer sees on-year decline in May revenues

Jun 11, 15:57

Acer on June 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$25.55 billion (US$847 million) for May, hiking 32.69% on month, but slipping 2.91% on year, and NT$121.53 billion for January-May, falling 15.54% on year.

Acer enjoys growth in May revenues

Network security sustains growth momentum in 1Q14, says IDC

Jun 10, 15:30

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, the security appliance market continues to see positive momentum. In the first quarter of 2014, worldwide factory revenues grew 8% on year to US$2.1 billion. This was the eighteenth consecutive quarter of positive growth, dating back...

White-box server players gaining support from first-tier component suppliers

Jun 9, 21:47

Upstream component suppliers such as Intel and hard disc drive (HDD) makers, have started providing support to white-box server players such as Taiwan-based ODMs and the strategy is expected to significantly raise white-box server players' R&D and cost management ability, according to sources from...

Quanta, Wistron pushing new business measures to prolong competitiveness

Jun 6, 10:46

Quanta Computer's white-box server subsidiary is planning to establish new branches in Hangzhou and Shenzhen, China to tighten its partnerships with China-based Internet players Alibaba and Tencent, while Wistron has cooperated with industrial PC (IPC) player Arbor Technology to seek Internet of things...

Acer to integrate MediaTek LinkIt in BYOC for wearable and IoT

Jun 6, 10:45

Acer chairman Stan Shih at a cloud computing and Internet of thing (IoT) conference during Computex announced cooperation with MediaTek to bundle MediaTek's LinkIt IoT platform into its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform to assist its clients in developing wearable and IoT applications.

MediaTek CEO MK Tsai (left) and Acer chairman Stan Shih (right)

Taiwan ODMs focusing on integrated server, storage, switch solutions

Jun 6, 10:45

Taiwan-based server ODMs are pushing aggressively into storage and switch businesses to enhance their profitability as solutions that integrate server, storage and switch, will become a new trend in the cloud computing industry, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Taiwan ODMs focusing on solutions with server/storage/switch integration

Cloud providers fueling server boom

Jun 5, 11:52

Recent IDC cloud research shows that spending on public cloud services will grow by a 30% CAGR to surpass US$14 billion in 2017. By then, more than 80% of new cloud applications will be hosted on the top six platform-as-a-service (PaaS) providers. Given the support from large-scale cloud providers,...

MediaTek CEO gives glimpse into company vision and role in IoT market

Jun 4, 21:15

Advancements in cloud computing and the proliferation of smart devices, beyond even smartphones and tablets, have allowed an increasing number of devices to remain connected, with the market eyeing a potential of 26 billion connected devices, according to MediaTek CEO Ming-Kai (MK) Tsai.

The HCM encryption solution: An interview with Enova Technology president Robert Wann

Jun 4, 15:44

Smart devices including PCs, tablets and smartphones are changing people's life. In 2013, 2.32 billion units of smart devices were shipped to the market according Gartner. It highlights the fact that enormous amounts of electronic information ranging from texts, photos and videos is being created,...

Rober Wann, president and CEO of Enova Technology

What works in telecom can work in high-speed manufacturing: Leveraging IoT with Vitesse

Jun 4, 14:35

Until recently, Vitesse Semiconductor saw its core market as being the carrier Ethernet market, particularly what it calls the IP edge, which is anything from base stations to picocells to backhaul microwave/milliwave small cells, as well as routers and switches in the aggregation network. However,...

Vitesse CTO Martin Nuss

Lenovo to complete IBM server business acquisition by November; to see 10% of revenues contributed by enterprise business

Jun 3, 21:26

IBM's server business unit will start transitioning to Lenovo in July and the process is estimated to be completed by November. The acquisition is expected to boost Lenovo enterprise business' annual revenues to US$5 billion, accounting for 10% of Lenovo's total revenues, in one year, according to...

Taiwan server players to benefit from growing demand from China

Jun 3, 21:23

As China and the US dispute over the stealing of confidential information through the Internet, China has launched counter attacks to reject server products from IBM, Oracle and Cisco and the situation is expected to benefit Taiwan server-related players, according to sources from server players.

Richard Lee, Inventec chairman

Computex gets smart

Jun 3, 13:26

Asia's biggest ICT procurement exhibition and the world's second largest show is set to kick off today and run for the next five days, and Computex Taipei 2014 is expected to highlight a wide variety of IT products and solutions, from the latest mobile devices and computer peripherals, to the newest...

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