Acer encouraging staff to transfer to BYOC business
Sep 29, 14:00
Acer has been encouraging its staff to transfer to the Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business and is planning to adjust its performance evaluation program to boost workers' willingness to transfer.
Foxconn invests in China-based LifeSmart
Sep 25, 11:28
Foxconn Electronics has committed equity investment in China-based LifeSmart, an Internet-based smart home device vendor, by participating in a capital increase project initiated by LifeSmart, according to industry sources.
Lenovo to merge server brands in 2017
Sep 17, 11:56
Following the acquisition of IBM's x86 server business, Lenovo is planning to merge its two server brands into one and use the unified brand to release products in 2017. Lenovo is already developing new products for 2017, according to product marketing director of Lenovo's Taipei server R&D Center,...
EMEA thin client market shrinks to 5 year low, says IDC
Sep 11, 16:03
The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) thin client market faced its third consecutive quarter of negative growth in the second quarter of 2015, reaching the lowest volume in five years. Shipments contracted 17.7% on year to 385,000 units, according to the EMEA Quarterly Enterprise Client Device...
Adlink enjoys over 10% on-year growth in August revenues
Sep 11, 15:39
Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) player Adlink Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$788 million (US$24.35 million) for August, down slightly by 1.16% on month, but up 12.23% on year, with combined consolidated revenues for the first eight months of 2015 reaching NT$6.16 billion, up...
Chicony Power enjoys on-month revenue growth in August
Sep 7, 22:22
Chicony Power has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.34 billion (US$71.52 million), up 8.99% on month, while combined consolidated revenues from January-August were NT$16.75 billion, down slightly by 2.1% on year.
Advantech reports on-month revenue drop for August 2015
Sep 7, 21:48
Advantech Company has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.1 billion (US$94.77 million) for August 2015, representing a 2.27% drop on month, but a 7.82% increase on year. The company has totaled NT$25.08 billion in year-to-date revenues, up 6.93% compared with the same time last year.
IT services spending in CEE is back on track, says IDC
Sep 7, 15:21
IT services spending in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region is bound to emerge from the prolonged stagnation and return to growth in 2015, according to IDC. The CEE IT services market (excluding Russia) will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 4.8% to exceed US$11 billion in total IT...
Acer targeting robot business
Sep 4, 15:59
Acer CEO Jason Chen revealed that the company is planning to invest in a firm that is mainly focusing on robot R&D, before the end of 2015, but he said that the business still requires some time to mature and is unlikely to make great contribution to the company in 2-3 years.
Advantech, Panasonic, Aurotek cooperate to boost Industry 4.0 in Taiwan
Aug 31, 10:34
Advantech, the largest Taiwan-based industrial computing device maker, Panasonic and Aurotek, a Taiwan sales agent for automation components produced by Advantech and Panasonic, have signed for cooperation to promote Industry 4.0 and smart factory solutions in Taiwan, according to Advantech.
Taiwan businesses urged to develop IoT devices
Newswatch - Aug 26, 11:05
Taiwan-based companies have an advantage in developing IoT products thanks to their innovative ideas, flexibility and efficient implementation, according to John Wang, founder of Tolink, an IoT solution provider.
Litemax to acquire WynMax
Stockwatch - Aug 25, 11:07
Taiwan-based Litemax Electronics, which makes high-brightness LCD modules for industrial, commercial, medical and transportation applications, on August 24 announced the acquisition of WynMax, a Taiwan-based maker of industrial computing devices, by purchasing a 100% stake in the latter for NT$320...
Mobile payments poised for explosive growth in Asia Pacific, says IDC
Aug 19, 15:53
IDC predicts worldwide mobile payments will account for US$1 trillion in value in 2017, up 124% from the less than US$500 billion expected in 2015. Asia Pacific markets will contribute to this growth greatly as mobile commerce transactions with remote payments take off across the region. Driven by...
FIH Mobile to invest US$200 million in India e-commerce platform
Aug 19, 15:45
FIH Mobile, a smartphone manufacturing subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has recently announced it will invest US$200 million via its Singapore-based affiliate Wonderful Stars in Jasper Infotech and will acquire a 4.27% stake in Jasper Infotech's e-commerce platform, Snapdeal,...
Quanta partners with Cisco to push cloud medical services
Aug 18, 12:47
Quanta Computer has partnered with Cisco to provide hardware- and software-integrated services to hospitals and clinics. Quanta will combine its QOCA medical platform, which it developed jointly with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with Cisco's cloud computing solutions and the services...
AIC sees 2Q15 revenues decline
Aug 14, 14:40
Taiwan-based server chassis maker AIC has announced second-quarter revenues saw a sequential drop of 47.9%, but gross margin returned to 22.96%, up 8.7pp from a quarter ago. The company's EPS in the second quarter was NT$1.34 (US$0.04), slightly better market watchers' expected NT$1.00-1.10.
Arbor forms partnership with Trade-Van for smart shopping business
Aug 13, 12:45
Following its cooperation with MediaTek and Wistron, Taiwan-based industrial PC maker Arbor Technology on August 12 signed contracts to form a partnership with Taiwan-based Trade-Van Information to establish a smart shopping district in central Taiwan.
Digitimes Research: Samsung Artik products to support Arduino standard
Aug 13, 12:12
Samsung Electronics has announced that it will seek to make its Artik platform products as Arduino-certified platforms for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, a move which indicates a growing concern for the open hardware source community to play a more important role in the development of new IoT...
SmartCity China 2015 to be hosted in Shenzhen at the end of August
Aug 7, 14:30
The SmartCity China 2015 conference will be hosted from August 31 to September 3 in Shenzhen, China and several IT players and organizations including Alibaba, Tencent, Uber as well as Digital China, Inspur, China Mobile, China Telecom and the Jiangsu Posts and Telecommunications Planning and Design...
Acer reportedly lands server orders from TSMC
Aug 5, 15:22
Acer has reportedly obtained orders for servers used in data centers from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which could affect TSMC's orders to its original supplier IBM, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
China market: Huawei to offer business-use cloud services
Aug 4, 15:48
China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has announced that it plans to launch business-use cloud services in the China market, in addition to its current role as being a telecom equipment and solution supplier.
Digitimes Research: RT Works launches robot to help people walk
Aug 4, 11:07
Japan-based RT Works has launched Robot Assist Walker RT. 1, an autonomous walking-assisting cart to help old people walk, in the Japan market, becoming the fourth model of personal care robots that have been certified by ISO 13482 safety requirements, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan motherboard players targeting China embedded market for growth
Aug 3, 15:39
Seeing that PC demand remains weak, motherboard players have been trying to expand into the embedded product market especially in China. Players such as Gigabyte Technology and ASRock have acquired some point of sales (POS) and small digital signage device orders from China since early 2015, posing...
Risks to drive US$10 billion cyber insurance market by 2020, says firm
Aug 3, 14:38
Continued and sustained cyberattacks are having a ruinous effect on enterprises and driving up the cost of incident response. With over 900 million reported records exposed in 2014, more companies are seriously starting to consider transferring risks to insurance providers. Despite growing awareness...
Adlink Technology 2Q15 revenues hit record
Aug 3, 11:43
Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology generated consolidated revenues of NT$2.394 billion (US$76.9 million) for the second quarter of 2015, the highest quarterly level on record, the company said at a July 31 investors conference.
Acer pushing investments in startups
Jul 31, 14:54
Acer has announced to cooperate with Taiwan's Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs, which will be represented by Institute for Information Industry (III) to push a plan to nurture emerging industries and related Taiwan-based startup companies. Acer's Build Your Own...
Adlink posts 1H15 net EPS of NT$1.77
Stockwatch - Jul 31, 11:39
Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology on July 30 released its financial report for the first half of 2015, recording consolidated revenues of NT$4.58 billion (US$149 million), net profit of NT$355 million and net EPS of NT$1.77.
Notebook component makers shift to server applications along with ODMs
Jul 31, 11:36
While notebook ODMs, such as Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics, have been expanding staff specifically for servers used in cloud computing data centers, their component suppliers, including thermal modules, power supplies and metal stamping, have also extended related production, according to...
Taiwan IoT makers have to develop innovative applications, says Acer founder
Jul 29, 16:08
To compete for business opportunities in the global Internet of things (IoT) market, Taiwan-based makers should capitalize on advantages in information and communication technology to create hardware added value through developing innovation applications, Acer founder Stan Shih said at an IoT forum...