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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

Flash remains the only bright spot in another lackluster quarter for EMEA external storage, says IDC

Jun 14, 15:42

Total EMEA external storage systems revenues fell 4.9% on year to US$1.64 billion in the first quarter of 2016, according to the EMEA Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker 1Q16 from IDC. The capacity shipped in the quarter also dropped 3.5%, indicating a move away from external storage to internal...

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...

Posiflex Technology expects highest sales-growth in Europe in 2016

Jun 8, 10:15

Own-brand POS (point of sale) equipment maker Posiflex Technology expects sales in Europe in 2016 to increase the highest on year among its main markets, company president and CEO Owen Chen said at the 2016 shareholders meeting on June 7.

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.

Worldwide server revenues declined 2.3% in 1Q16, while shipments increase 1.7%, says Gartner

Jun 3, 11:19

In the first quarter of 2016, worldwide server revenues declined 2.3% on year, while shipments grew 1.7% from the first quarter of 2015, according to Gartner.

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...

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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.

Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia CEO

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.

Foxconn receiving more short lead-time orders, performance to be even better in 3Q16, says chairman

May 25, 15:46

Foxconn Electronics has been receiving more short lead-time orders recently amid structural changes of global economy, and this has resulted in an increase in overtime hours at its factories, according to company chairman Terry Gou.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou

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.

Amazon vice president and AWS greater China managing director Alex Yung

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.

Universal Robots-developed UR3 6-axis collaborative robot

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.

Taiwan market: HTC ties up with Volkswagen to enter IoV market

Newswatch - May 19, 14:21

HTC has tied up with automaker Volkswagen to jointly develop in-car monitoring systems in a bid to penetrate into the fast growing Internet of Vehicles (IoV) market.

Lenovo launches xClarity to unify control of IBM System and ThinkServer products

May 18, 15:33

After acquiring IBM's x86 server business, Lenovo has been aggressively trying to merge IBM's System X with its ThinkServer solutions and is planning to complete the process by 2017. With Intel's server platform Grantley having recently been updated with Broadwell-based processors, Lenovo has also...

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...

Intel, Microsoft to limit OS support on new processors; to increase IPC players costs

May 16, 22:25

With Intel planning to have its next-generation processors support only Windows 10, industrial PC (IPC) players are concerned that the move will dramatically increase their costs and affect market demand, according to sources from IPC players.

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.

Networking device maker Alpha Networks swings back to profitability in 1Q16

Newswatch - May 9, 11:56

Network switch and router maker Alpha Networks has managed to post a net profit of NT$78 million (US$2.41 million) for the first quarter of 2016, ending two consecutive quarterly losses.

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...

Acer, Dell pushing VDI solutions for enterprise sector

Apr 19, 11:07

PC brand vendors have become more aggressive on expanding into the enterprise sector, and both Dell and Acer are pushing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions.

University team develops cloud-based symbiotic system for fish farms and hydroponics

Apr 18, 11:24

A team consisting of several professors from the Department of Electronic Engineering at the National Taipei University of Technology has developed a symbiotic ecosystem between fish culture and vegetable hydroponics, according to the team.

Lite-On Technology aims at revenue proportion of 10-15% for automotive electronics in 2018

Apr 18, 11:12

Lite-On Technology aims to increase the revenue proportion for automotive electronics, including LED automotive lighting (headlights, taillights, brake-lights and in-car lights), collision prevention sensors, driver-assist around-view cameras, actuating motors and heads-up displays, to 10-15% in 2018,...

Cloud environments will drive IT infrastructure spending growth across all regional markets in 2016, says IDC

Apr 13, 11:07

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, total spending on IT infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for deployment in cloud environments will increase by 18.9% in 2016 to reach US$38.2 billion. This amount excludes double counting between storage...

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...

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