HP, Dell in talks with server makers about cooperation
Mar 7, 15:46
Server vendors Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell, in view of the unfavorable situation created by Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and others directly ordering data center equipment from ODMs/OEMs, have begun talks with suppliers about cooperation to minimize the impact, according to Taiwan-based server...
Taiwan ODMs seek server talent from brand vendors
Mar 6, 13:37
Taiwan-based server ODMs have been headhunting talent from first-tier server brand vendors such as Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell recently as their orders from large Internet players have been growing, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Flytech extends to telematics
Mar 6, 11:08
Taiwan-based POS (point of sale/service) system and peripheral maker Flytech Technology has extended to telematics by acquiring a 60% stake in neoVideo Technology, a Taiwan-based maker of in-car navigation/entertainment digital TVs and vehicle tracking recorders, for NT$60 million (US$1.98 million).
Twitter CTO expected to visit Taiwan to discuss server supplies
Mar 5, 14:03
Twitter CTO Adam Messinger reportedly will come to Taiwan later in the week to talk with Taiwan-based ODMs including Quanta Computer, Wiwynn, Inventec, Foxconn Electronics and Mitac International about direct-account supplies of data center servers, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. Twitter...
Wiwynn expects 2014 revenues to double on year
Mar 5, 13:59
Wiwynn, Taiwan-based ODM Wistron's subsidiary specifically operating direct-account sales for cloud computing, expects revenues for 2014 to double on year, according to company president Emily Hong. Wiwynn has become a direct-account supplier of servers for Amazon and of storage equipment for Facebook...
Quanta expects significant growth in server business in 2014
Mar 4, 20:21
Quanta Computer has produced servers for cloud computing data centers for direct-account supply for three years and expects total server shipments in 2014 to increase on year by 20% in volume and 40% in value, according to the company.
ASRock to showcase server and workstation products at CeBIT 2014
Mar 3, 21:33
ASRock is set to exhibit its latest server and workstation products at the CeBIT 2014 hosted from March 10-14 in Hannover, Germany, hoping to attract clients worldwide especially those in Europe. ASRock is also the only motherboard player to have rented a booth at the show.
Worldwide server market revenues decline 4.4% in 4Q13, says IDC
Feb 27, 15:26
According to IDC, factory revenues in the worldwide server market decreased 4.4% on year to US$14.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013. This was the fourth consecutive quarter of on-year revenue decline, as server market demand remained weak ahead of a forthcoming refresh cycle, which is expected...
Flytech aims at net profit of NT$1 billion for 2014
Feb 27, 12:29
Taiwan-based POS (point of sale/service) system and peripheral maker Flytech Technology aims at net profit of NT$1 billion (US$32.9 million) for 2014, according to company chairman Thomas Lam.
MWC 2014: One market focus will be Atom and LTE combo for Intel
Feb 24, 22:01
At an Intel news conference for Mobile World Congress (MWC), Intel president Renee James introduced two Intel Atom processors, an LTE-Advanced communications platform, and announced multiyear agreements with Lenovo, Asustek Computer and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to expand the...
Advantech hits record net EPS for 2013
Feb 19, 15:52
The largest Taiwan-based industrial computing device maker Advantech posted net EPS of NT$7.26 (US$0.24) for 2013, an annual record, the company announced at a February 18 investors conference.
Taiwan ODMs shipping more servers to end clients
Feb 14, 13:55
Taiwan-based ODMs Quanta Computer, Inventec and Wistron have been shipping more servers to direct accounts such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Facebook despite the fact that the server market is still being dominated by the leading players including Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM and Dell, according to...
Quanta to showcase battery backup system at Facebook OCP Summit
Jan 28, 13:21
Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, Wistron's subsidiary provider of cloud computing system integration services, will participate in Facebook's Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit to take place in San Jose, the US during January 28-29, and Quanta will showcase its new battery backup system (BBS) for servers,...
Commentary: Is time ripe for Lenovo to acquire IBM x86 server business?
Jan 27, 12:29
Lenovo has signed a definitive agreement with IBM for the acquisition of IBM's x86 server hardware and maintenance business for US$2.3 billion. It is an important step for Lenovo moving toward the deployment of its cloud computing-based business, but it remains to be seen if Lenovo will be able to...
Lenovo to buy IBM x86 server business for US$2.3 billion
Jan 24, 11:09
Lenovo and IBM have entered into a definitive agreement in which Lenovo plans to acquire IBM's x86 server business. This includes System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking...
AMD offers new 12- and 16-core additions to Opteron 6300 series
Jan 23, 10:52
AMD has announced the immediate availability of its new 12- and 16-core AMD Opteron 6300 series server processors, codenamed Warsaw. Designed for enterprise workloads, the new AMD Opteron 6300 series processors feature the Piledriver core and are fully socket and software compatible with the existing...
Qisda aims to expand healthcare product line
Jan 14, 11:34
Qisda, an ODM/OEM under the BenQ Group, will step up promoting its healthcare solutions with help from BenQ Medical Technology, a distributor of medical equipment and materials, company president Peter Chen said.
Acer partners with PChomePay
Jan 8, 15:05
Acer has announced a strategic partnership with PChome Group through investing in PChomePay, a provider of third-party e-payment services, for a 15.6% stake, marking Acer's debut in e-commerce.
MEA x86 server market enjoys strong growth in 3Q13, says IDC
Jan 8, 13:58
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) x86 server market played host to significant on-year growth in the third quarter of 2013, according to IDC. The MEA x86 server market expanded 9.9% in volume during the third quarter of 2013, with revenues rising 10.6% over the same period, it said.
Wistron forms new department for cloud computing
Dec 24, 15:47
Wistron has recently formed a new department, the TSP, to provide cloud computing software services for education, medical and digital home markets and the company expects the business to feature a more practical business model by 2015, according to Wistron president Robert Huang.
Wistron expects 60% of 2014 revenues generated from non-notebook products
Dec 20, 15:01
Wistron expects revenues generated from its notebook ODM business to account for 40% of its total revenues in 2014, down from 45% at the end of 2013, while sales of other product lines including servers, tablets, handheld devices as well as desktops will increase, according to company chairman Simon...
Worldwide Ethernet switch and router market sees strong 3Q13 results, says IDC
Dec 6, 14:09
The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) reached US$5.66 billion in the third quarter of 2013, representing an on-year increase of 6.5%. On a sequential basis the third quarter of 2013 increased 5.2%. Meanwhile, the worldwide router market jumped 7.8% on year, which was the highest annual growth...
Worldwide server market revenues decline 3.7% in 3Q13, says IDC
Dec 5, 16:35
Factory revenues in the worldwide server market decreased 3.7% on year to US$12.1 billion in the third quarter of 2013, according to IDC. This was the third consecutive quarter of on-year revenue decline, as server market demand remained soft ahead of a forthcoming refresh cycle, which is expected...
Posiflex starts construction of factory in northern Taiwan
Dec 3, 21:49
POS (point of sale) system and peripheral maker Posiflex Technology on December 3 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a factory located in suburban Taipei, Taiwan, with completion scheduled for the first half of 2015, according to the company.
Samsung executive talks about IoT strategy
Nov 28, 14:14
Samsung Electronics has developed SAMI (Samsung Architecture for Multimodal Interactions), a system central to Samsung's Internet of Things (IoT) strategy, according Luc Julia, vice president, Open Innovation Center at Samsung.
Server and storage vendor AIC expects a good 4Q13
Nov 28, 14:11
Taiwan-based cloud computing server and storage vendor AIC expects its revenues in the fourth quarter to grow strongly after enjoying an on-year growth of 30.79% in consolidated revenues for the first three quarters of 2013. Market watchers also believe the company's revenues have a chance to achieve...
Advantech to acquire UK-based GPEG
Nov 18, 10:27
Taiwan-based industrial computing solution provider Advantech will acquire a 100% stake in GPEG International, a UK-based provider of in-house-developed intelligent display solutions, for US$9.41 million, as it aims to tap the Europe market for embedded intelligent display solutions, according to Ad...
Advantech to adjust Intelligent Services business model
Nov 8, 11:18
Taiwan's largest industrial computing solution developer Advantech, in view of fast growing demand for devices and services related to the Internet of Things and smart cities, will adjust its intelligent service business model from Application Ready Platforms (ARP) to Solution Ready Platforms/Packages...
Quanta Cloud Technology cooperates with VMware to offer Rackgo V, VDIBlock
Nov 7, 21:14
Quanta Cloud Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quanta Computer which provides business-use cloud computing solutions, on November 7 unveiled Rackgo V, a rack server integrated with VMware vCloud Suite and other software, and VDIBlock, a desktop virtualization server, through cooperation with...
AIC holds rosy 4Q13 outlook
Oct 31, 16:07
Server chassis OEM/ODM AIC is optimistic about its business operations in the fourth quarter of 2013 mainly due to expected orders for cloud computing data center server chassis, according to the company.