Connected car production to grow rapidly over next 5 years, says Gartner
Sep 30, 16:06
Connected car production is growing rapidly in both mature and emerging automobile markets, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The production of new automobiles equipped with data connectivity, either through a built-in communications module or by a tether to a mobile device, is forecast...
ITRI cooperates with Nvidia to develop self-driving technology
Sep 22, 22:13
The government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on September 21 signed an MoU with Nvidia for technological partnership to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technology, and will initially apply the technology to autonomous driving and smart robots, according to ITRI.
Advantech subject to US ITC patent infringement probe
Sep 22, 14:39
US-based Rockwell Automation has recently filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against Germany-based Smart Software Solutions (3S) and Taiwan-based industrial computing device maker Advantech alleging 3S's CoDeSys software, used in industrial automation control, infringes...
Mitac to see revenues soar 15-20% sequentially in 3Q16
Newswatch - Sep 22, 14:22
Mitac International is expected to see its revenues grow 15-20% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016, buoyed by increasing server orders from brand vendors and datacenter clients, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
EMEA server spending decreases by 3.7% on year in 2Q16, says IDC
Sep 20, 15:32
As reported in IDC's EMEA Server Tracker, in the second quarter of 2016 the EMEA server market reported a moderate on-year decline in vendor revenues of 3.7% to EUR3 billion (US$3.37 million) and a slight on-year increase of 0.8% in units shipped to just over 530,000.
Worldwide public cloud services market to grow 17% in 2016, says Gartner
Sep 19, 15:50
The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.2% in 2016 to total US$208.6 billion, up from US$178 billion in 2015, according to Gartner. The highest growth will come from cloud system infrastructure services or infrastructure as a service (IaaS), which is projected to grow 42.8%...
Business planning in the cloud: Q&A with Anaplan
Sep 14, 17:09
Silicon Valley based Anaplan, a cloud-based planning and performance management platform provider, recently announced it has surpassed a US$100 million revenue run-rate and reached cash flow break-even for the first time since going to market four years ago. This year, the company's revenues have grown...
Inspur starts price war for servers in Europe, say Taiwan makers
Sep 14, 15:46
China-based server vendor Inspur Technologies has triggered price-cut competition for servers used in cloud data centers in Europe, looking to expand in Europe's cloud computing server market. Inspur's action has alarmed server vendors worldwide and vendors have been checking with upstream suppliers...
Advantech revenues rise in August
Stockwatch - Sep 9, 16:08
Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.581 billion (US$114.06 million) for August 2016, representing a 8.93% increase on month and 15.64% increase on year.
IC Insights cuts IoT semiconductor market forecast
Sep 9, 10:54
IC Insights has trimmed back its semiconductor forecast for Internet of Things system functions over the next four years by about US$1.9 billion, mostly because of lower sales projections for connected cities applications (such as smart electric meters and infrastructure), according to the market research...
Quanta Storage pushing robotic arm products for different applications
Sep 7, 22:44
Taiwan-based IT manufacturers including Delta Electronics, Quanta Storage, a subsidiary of Quanta Computer, Foxnum, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Compal Electronics, showcased their latest innovations during Taipei International Industrial Automation 2016, and...
Nexcom International lands order for Industry 4.0 solution from China, says paper
Newswatch - Sep 1, 22:22
Industrial computing device maker Nexcom International has obtained an order for an in-house-developed Industry 4.0 solution from OptimumNano Energy, a China-based maker of lithium iron phosphate batteries used in electric vehicles, through cooperation with China-based maker Shenzen Jiayi Precision,...
Enterprise private, public cloud use on the rise, says VMware CEO
Aug 31, 12:01
Enterprises' internally operated IT workloads are decreasing due to increasing use of private and public cloud computing services, and the proportion of IT workloads for internal operation will drop from 75% in 2016 to 50% in 2021 and to 19% in 2030, while private clouds will rise to 20% in 2021 and...
IBM Taiwan expects growth potential in Taiwan, says executive
Aug 30, 14:53
IBM Taiwan hardware business general manager Nelson Lee expects the company to still have a lot of room for growth in the Taiwan hardware market; however, instead of purely selling hardware, IBM Taiwan is focusing mostly on hardware/software-integrated solutions.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...