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...
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.
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.
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...
Taiwan notebook ODMs look to strong shipments in June, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 13, 16:24
The top-four Taiwan-based notebook ODMs, Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec, are expected to see their notebook shipments remain strong in June after posting strong gains in May, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Advantech revenues increase in May
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:00
Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.521 billion (US$109.36 million) for May 2016, representing a 6.68% increase on month and 17.2% increase on year.
ASRock expects growing performance in 2016
Jun 8, 10:58
ASRock had an unsatisfactory performance in 2015 due to decreased motherboard shipments in China and increased expenses on server and industrial PC (IPC) investments; however, the company expects its operation to be stable in 2016 as its motherboard team in China has been completely reorganized, while...
Internet services players eye digital signage opportunity
Jun 6, 22:56
The competition in the consumer-level cloud computing application market is growing fierce and several players have turned to strengthening their digital signage products for the business opportunity, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Insyde intros flagship UEFI BIOS
Jun 1, 12:05
Insyde Software has announced that its flagship UEFI product, InsydeH2O, is now ready for system and device manufacturers to test the Windows 10 Anniversary Update targeted to be released this summer by Microsoft.
Computex looks to take on new identity
May 31, 08:51
This year's Computex Taipei 2016 will mark a turning point for Asia's biggest tradeshow, as Taiwan begins asserting itself as being not only the center of the global ICT supply chain but also as a key partner for building the global technology ecosystem and driving innovation. This new positioning...
Computex 2016: Nvidia promotes Pascal GPUs
May 30, 16:07
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, at the company's pre-Computex 2016 press conference on May 30, talked about its latest Pascal-based GPUs, which have been broadly adopted in applications including datacenters, car-use electronics and deep-learning platforms.
Computex 2016: Quanta, Wiwynn to showcase OCP- and RSA-based rack servers
May 27, 11:27
Quanta Computer and Wiwynn will exhibit 19-inch rack servers compatible with OCP (Open Compute Project) standards, as well as other server models based on Intel's Rack Scale Architecture (RSA), in a bid to tout direct-sale orders from enterprise users during Computex 2016, according to industry sour...
Server management SoC provider Aspeed to see revenues grow 25-30% in 2016
Newswatch - May 25, 21:53
Taiwan-based remote server management SoC provider Aspeed Technology is expected to see its revenues grow 25-30% on year in 2016 after it completes the acquisition of Broadcom's Emulex Pilot chipset business unit in September, according to company chairman and CEO Chris Lin.
Amazon considering setting up cloud data centers in Taiwan
May 23, 11:05
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is considering establishing cloud data centers in Taiwan and has finished a feasibility evaluation but has not yet made any decision, Amazon corporate vice president and AWS greater China managing director Alex Yung revealed at AWS Summit in Taipei on May 20.
Denmark-based Universal Robots to set up subsidiary in Taiwan
May 20, 11:27
Universal Robots, a Denmark-based developer of collaborative robots, will set up a subsidiary in Taiwan in June 206 to tap the local market. The subsidiary will start operations in the third quarter, according to the company's Asia Pacific president.
Alibaba increasing investments in online video services
May 19, 14:28
Yin Jing, president of the home appliance business unit at China-based Alibaba's e-commerce subsidiary T-mall has commented at CES Asia 2016 that Alibaba has been keen on investing in and developing online video services and is optimistic about video services' prospects.
Worldwide server virtualization market is reaching peak, says Gartner
May 16, 22:29
The worldwide x86 server virtualization market is expected to reach US$5.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 5.7% from 2015, according to Gartner. Despite the overall market increase, new software licenses have declined for the first time since this market became mainstream more than a decade ago. Growth...
MediaTek announces sale of auto IC subsidiary to China firm
Stockwatch - May 13, 15:06
Taiwan-based IC design house MediaTek has announced the signing of a strategic cooperation framework agreement with NavInfo, a China-based digital mapping service provider. According to the agreement, NavInfo will also acquire AutoChips, in which MediaTek holds an 82.9% stake, for a total of US$600...
Sensus pushing into smart grid market in Taiwan
May 12, 14:42
US-based smart grid solution provider Sensus is optimistic about smart grid development in Taiwan and has contacted several system integrators such as Tatung and Chung Hsin Electric & Machinery for cooperation.
Taiwan motherboard players crossing into IPC, embedded industries
May 12, 13:56
Facing weakening worldwide PC demand, Taiwan-based motherboard players have been expanding their businesses into new industries such as industrial PC (IPC), healthcare, car electronics and embedded products to strive for orders, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
DFI sees significant rise in 1Q16 gross margin
May 12, 11:05
Industrial PC motherboard and system maker DFI recorded gross margin of 37.38% for the first quarter of 2016, hiking 5.39pp on quarter and 4.29pp on year, the company said at a May 11 investors conference.
Advantech revenues almost flat on year in April
Stockwatch - May 10, 11:19
Advantech Company Ltd. has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.301 billion (US$101.72 million) for April 2016, representing a 19.11% drop on month and 0.83% increase on year.
Cypress to acquire Broadcom IoT business for US$550 million
May 9, 14:42
Cypress Semiconductor and Broadcom have announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Cypress will acquire Broadcom's wireless Internet of Things (IoT) business and related assets in an all-cash transaction valued at US$550 million.
Notebook-use thermal module makers step into server applications
Apr 29, 12:02
Notebook-use heat-dissipation module makers, including Taiwan-based Auras Technology, Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry, Asia Vital Components and Cooler Master as well as Japan-based Furukawa Electric, are extending production to models for use in servers which is likely to trigger a price war,...
Asustek denies plans to split company businesses
Apr 28, 12:53
Asustek Computer has refuted a rumor that the company is considering separating its Open Platform business group, which includes motherboard, graphics card, monitor and peripheral product lines, and the System business group, which includes PC, smartphone and tablet product lines, to form independent...
ITTS steps into smart factory, city, logistics services
Apr 27, 15:19
IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing service provider Information Technology Total Services (ITTS) has extended operations to Internet of Things-based (IoT) services for smart factories, smart cities and smart logistics, according to the company.
Rising industrial PC market to stabilize in 2018, says IHS
Apr 21, 15:54
While the global market for industrial PCs has experienced ups and downs in recent years, it is forecast to pick up in 2016 and will start to stabilize in 2018. The key reason for the increase in short-term growth is an expected improvement in the outlook for process industry investment and the continued...
Advantech posts NT$10 billion in 1Q16 revenues
Apr 12, 14:06
Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.08 billion (US$125.72 million) for March 2016, representing a 50.89% increase on month and 20.26% increase on year. The company has totaled NT$10.07 billion in year-to-date revenues, up 14.45% compared with the same time last year.
Tech companies creating strategic platforms to support IoT, IHS Says
Apr 11, 21:51
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology concept that is currently transforming and redefining virtually all markets and industries in fundamental ways. In fact, IHS forecasts that the IoT market will grow from an installed base of 15.4 billion devices in 2015 to 30.7 billion devices in 2020 and...