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Worldwide integrated infrastructure and platform revenues rise 19.4% in 4Q14, says IDC

Mar 27, 15:40

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Integrated Infrastructure and Platform Tracker, vendor revenues for the worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms market increased 19.4% on year to US$2.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014. The market generated 1.2EB (exabytes) of new capacity during...

Chicony achieves net profits of NT$4.08 billion in 2014; sees growing contribution from IoT products

Mar 27, 15:13

Chicony Electronics reported revenues of NT$80.11 billion (US$2.56 billion) for 2014 with gross profits reaching NT$12.55 billion, operating profits NT$4.68 billion, net profits NT$4.08 billion and EPS NT$6.22. The company will distribute dividends totaling NT$4.70 for 2014 with NT$0.05 in stock and...

Avalue Technology aims at medical applications

Mar 27, 10:44

Embedded computing and industrial computer maker Avalue Technology aims to become a leading provider of industrial computing solutions for medical applications, the company said at a March 26 investors conference.

Getac chairman expects over 15% on-year growth in rugged PC shipments in 2015

Mar 26, 22:20

Rugged PC vendor Getac Technology, an affiliate of the Mitac Group, is expected to achieve on-year shipment growth of at least 15% in 2015, higher than the rugged PC market's average growth of 5-10%. The company recently started shipping products to new clients and expects rugged PC products to contribute...

Foxconn teams up with Tencent, China Harmony Auto to tap into smart electric vehicle market

Mar 24, 15:09

Foxconn Electronics has signed a strategic agreement with China-based Internet service provider Tencent Holdings and luxury auto dealer China Harmony Auto Holding for tapping the Internet-connected smart electric vehicle market.

Google, AOpen to release solutions for IPC products

Mar 24, 15:08

Google and Taiwan-based AOpen have jointly developed solutions for digital signage and industrial PC applications, and they are expected to be released in the second quarter.

Acer Octon seeking cooperation with top-3 telecom carriers in North America

Mar 23, 11:50

Acer Octon, a joint venture established in November 2014 by Taiwan-based IT vendor Acer and US-based multimedia application developer Octon, will soon announce the outcomes of talks it has been holding with the three largest telecom carriers in North America about cooperation, according to company...

Taiwan market: Server shipments in 2014 valued at NT$11.11 billion, says IDC

Mar 20, 14:10

Servers shipped in the Taiwan market in 2014 were worth NT$11.11 billion (US$352 million), growing 18.3% on year. NT$8.88 billion or 79.9% was due to brand vendors and NT$2.23 billion or 20.1% to direct-sale white-box ODMs, according to IDC Taiwan.

Asustek recruiting new blood for emerging businesses

Mar 19, 13:32

Asustek Computer is planning to hire 1,000 new employees in 2015 starting March as the company has been aggressively expanding its emerging businesses such as Internet of things (IoT) and wearable devices. Asustek currently has about 10,000 employees worldwide.

Asustek recruiting new blood for emerging businesses

Taiwan white-box server makers land orders from Apple

Mar 18, 15:32

Apple has joined the Facebook-established Open Compute Project in line with its plans to set up new cloud data centers and replace servers used in existing data centers. Some Taiwan-based white-box server makers have obtained orders from Apple and will begin shipments soon, according to Taiwan-based...

Compute and data hungry applications drive EMEA server spending growth of 3.4%, says IDC

Mar 16, 16:15

In the fourth quarter of 2014 the EMEA server market continued the strong growth seen in the past few quarters, reporting US$3.7 billion in revenues and 630,000 units shipped, for on-year growth of 1.2% and 4.4% respectively, according to IDC. For the full year 2014, revenues were US$128 billion and...

Advantech revenues drop in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:13

Advantech Company has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.357 billion (US$74.7 million) for February 2015, representing a 22.77% drop on month and 0.64% drop on year.

Server demand from emerging markets rising

Mar 9, 15:41

Demand from emerging markets such as Russia and China for white-box servers directly supplied from ODMs has been increasing, pushing related ODMs to accelerate their paces on establishing full product lineups, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Adlink reports strong profit growth for 2014

Mar 9, 11:11

Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology has posted net EPS of NT$3.21 for 2014 and will distribute a dividend per share of NT$2.80.

MWC: Acer Octon promotes SDN-based business communication solutions

Mar 6, 10:59

Acer Octon, a joint venture between Acer and US-based multimedia application developer Octon, demonstrated its new cloud-based PBX business-use communication solution at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015.

Acer Octon president James Sha

Mitac expected to see growing cloud computing sales in 2015

Mar 5, 14:26

Mitac Computing Technology, a cloud computing affiliate of the Mitac Group, is expected to achieve a double-digit percentage growth on year in 2015. In addition to increased cooperation with system integrator clients, the company also sees its server and storage OEM business growing, according to sources...

The Mitac Group is expected to see growing sales in 2015

Nvidia invites Tesla CEO to chat on smart automobile industry at GTC 2015

Mar 5, 14:07

Nvidia has invited Telsa CEO Elon Musk to participate in its upcoming GPU Technology Conference (GTC), hosted from March 17-20 and join with its CEO Jen-Hsun Huang to have an in-depth talk over the future of the smart automobile industry.

Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia CEO

Worldwide server market grew 4.8% in shipments, while revenues increased 2.2% in 4Q14, says Gartner

Mar 4, 22:14

In the fourth quarter of 2014, worldwide server shipments increased 4.8% on year, while revenues grew 2.2% from the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Gartner. In all of 2014, worldwide server shipments grew 2.2%, and server revenues increased 0.8%.

Digitimes Research: Global server shipments in 2014 up 7.1% on year

Mar 4, 15:01

There were 10.420 million servers (counted based on motherboards) shipped globally in 2014, increasing on year by 7.1%, and due to fast growing demand from Internet data centers, shipments in 2015 will rise 13.5% to 11.825 million units, according to Digitimes Research.

Advantech, ITRI to set up Industry 4.0 system integration joint venture

Mar 4, 11:35

Taiwan-based industrial computing solution provider Advantech and Mechanical and Systems Research Laboratories under the government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) will establish a joint venture to provide Industry 4.0-based system integration services, according to Advantech...

Advantech chairman KC Liu

Alibaba to set up venture capital fund in Taiwan

Mar 3, 14:21

China-based Alibaba Group has said it plans to set up a NT$10 billion (US$319 million) non-profit venture capital fund in Taiwan to finance local young entrepreneurs to build up a business on its e-commerce system.

Jack Ma, founder and CEO, Alibaba

Xilinx unveils 16nm UltraScale+ family of FPGAs

Feb 25, 14:08

Xilinx has announced its 16nm UltraScale+ family of FPGAs, 3D ICs and MPSoCs, combining new memory, 3D-on-3D and multi-processing SoC (MPSoC) technologies. The UltraScale+ family also includes a new interconnect optimization technology, SmartConnect.

HP cooperation with Accton to benefit white-box server makers

Feb 24, 19:51

Hewlett-Packard (HP) recently announced cooperation with Taiwan-based Accton Technology to sell switches matched with software developed by Silicon Valley-based Cumulus Networks. The agreement is expected to increase the reliability of white-box data center servers produced by Taiwan-based makers,...

Apple to invest EUR1.7 billion in new data centers in Europe

Feb 24, 12:26

Apple today announced a EUR1.7 billion (US$1.93 billion) plan to build and operate two data centers in Europe, each powered by 100% renewable energy. The facilities, located in County Galway, Ireland, and Denmark's central Jutland, will power Apple's online services including the iTunes Store, App...

Use of helium-filled HDDs in data centers to drastically rise in 2015, says HGST president

Feb 17, 11:39

A large increase in the use of helium-filled hard disk drives (HDDs) in data centers is expected in 2015 mainly because more platters can be held in an HDD of the same volume than an air-filled HDD, according to HGST president Mike Cordano.

Advantech 2014 revenues, net profit hit records

Feb 11, 15:14

Advantech, the largest Taiwan-based industrial computing solution provider, posted consolidated revenues of NT$35.734 billion (US$1.13 billion) and net profit of NT$4.929 billion for 2014, its highest respective annual levels on record, the company said at an investors conference on February 10.

Quanta Computer reportedly vying for server ODM orders from Dell

Feb 10, 20:21

Notebook ODM Quanta Computer has been competing for server ODM orders from Dell, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Japan aims at robot market value of JPY2.4 trillion in FY2020

Feb 10, 12:11

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in January 2015 announced new five-year strategies for robot development, with a goal of attaining a domestic market value of JPY2.4 trillion (US$20.5 billion) for robot applications by fiscal year (FY) 2020 (April 2020-March 2021), according to...

Foxconn continues to step up investments in software and application platforms

Feb 9, 15:06

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has continued to expand its investments in application technologies and integrated service platforms, aiming to increase added value in the IT supply chain, according to industry sources.

Asia-Pacific city governments to increase IoT adoption in 2015, says IDC

Feb 6, 14:41

Several regional authorities in Asia Pacific will develop new sourcing models for transformational ICT such as third platform technologies (cloud, big data, mobility and social business); for smart city programs; and for connected smart machines and intelligent sensors leading to the eventual construct...

IoT generates demand for terminal devices, networking, cloud computing, storage equipment, say Taiwan embedded makers

Feb 4, 15:34

The development of the Internet of Things (IoT) applications has generated demand for terminal devices, networking/communication equipment, cloud computing hardware/software and storage equipment, according to Taiwan-based embedded solution providers.

Autonomous robots and intelligent virtual assistants to have highest CAGR in AI applications from 2014-2019, says MIC

Feb 2, 15:25

Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a pivotal role in Internet of Things (IoT) as it can be applied to a myriad of smart connected products, such as lighting, cars, wearables, medical care, smartphones, and smart home sensing control devices. In 2019, market value of expert systems is expected to surge...

Facebook planning to give network switch orders to Taiwan ODMs

Feb 2, 15:04

Optimistic about software defined network (SDN) development, Facebook is planning to shift its network switch orders from existing brand partners to Taiwan's white-box suppliers in 2015 and both Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, a white-box server subsidiary of Wistron, are already preparing aggressively...

IoT opportunities reliant on dependent developments, say Taiwan makers

Jan 28, 15:58

Taiwan makers are eyeing opportunities with the the Internet of Things (IoT) but believe business opportunities will come slowly as hardware, software and new concept developments need to coincide to create demand.

A quarter billion connected vehicles expected to be on the road by 2020, says Gartner

Jan 26, 22:23

By 2020, there will be a quarter billion connected vehicles on the road, enabling new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities. During the next five years, the proportion of new vehicles equipped with this capability will increase dramatically, making connected cars a major element of...

Toshiba reorganization to strengthen IoT-related business

Jan 23, 10:21

Toshiba has announced that the company will consolidate departments involved in information and communication technology (ICT) solutions into its in-house Cloud & Solutions Company on April 1. The move will allow the company to promote the business that exploits the Internet of Things (IoT).

HP, Dell adopt new approaches to regain server orders

Jan 22, 12:31

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell have both recently taken steps looking to win back orders that were lost to Taiwan-based white-box server players. HP has partnered with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to offer price-competitive solutions in North America, while Dell is launching solutions...

Smart City Expo kicks off in Taipei

Jan 21, 16:13

The Smart City Summit and Expo in Taipei kicked off on January 20 featuring a variety of solutions such as connectivity, cloud computing, and construction and management to create smart cities.

Taiwan has chance to serve as major IoT application center, says TCA chairman

Jan 20, 16:23

Taiwan's technology industry, being a major design and manufacturing base for the global IT industry, is now stepping up efforts developing Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city applications and therefore Taiwan has a chance to become a major center for global IoT applications, according to TH Tung,...

TCA chairman TH Tung

Tatung to expand smart solutions into residential segment

Jan 16, 15:41

Taiwan-based Tatung is looking to expand its smart solutions further into the residential segment in the first half of 2015, according to company president WY Lin.

Tatung president WY Lin

Globalfoundries and Linear to offer joint analog solution for wearables and MEMS sensors markets

Jan 15, 23:17

Contract chipmaker Globalfoundries and Linear Dimensions Semiconductor, which specializes in low-power analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, have announced that they are working together to manufacture a 14-channel programmable reference from Linear for multiple markets including IoT (Internet...

Quanta, Wiwynn not in hurry to join China data center competition

Jan 15, 15:28

Although China is currently seeing strong demand for cloud computing data centers, Taiwan-based Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, a server brand subsidiary of Wistron are not in a hurry to strive for related orders and will continue to devote their efforts to meeting demand from clients in Europe and North...

Intel to partner with more IT players for IoT opportunities

Jan 15, 11:39

In addition to existing partnerships with Amazon, IBM, Eurotech and General Electric (GE), Intel is preparing to team up with more IT firms such as AT&T, Verizon, Cisco, SAP and Microsoft to expand into the Internet of Things (IoT) industry in 2015, according to sources from the upstream supply...

Inventec chairman confident of shipping 100 million products in 2015

Jan 14, 23:18

Inventec chairman Richard Lee, at Xiaomi's product launch conference in Taiwan, pointed out that the company is expected to see about 100 million ODM/OEM product shipments in 2015, up 42% from 70 million units in 2014.

Richard Lee, Inventec chairman

IHS identifies technologies to transform the world over next five years

Jan 13, 23:04

The Internet of Everything, cloud computing/big data and 3D printing are the three technologies most likely to transform the world during the next five years, according to IHS Technology.

Integrated infrastructure and platform revenue grows 38.2% on year in EMEA in 3Q14, says IDC

Jan 9, 15:38

The integrated infrastructure and platforms (II&P) market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) reported vendor revenues of US$616 million in the third quarter of 2014, for on-year growth of 38.2%, according to IDC. II&P continued to increase its contribution to the EMEA storage market,...

Quanta, Wiwynn to set up data center server factories in Europe, Mexico

Jan 8, 21:40

Taiwan-based notebook ODM Quanta Computer, in view of large potential demand for servers used in cloud computing data centers in Europe and North America, will set up a server factory in Germany, while Wiwynn, ODM Wistron's subsidiary specifically responsible for producing and marketing servers, will...

IoT-related M&A spending exceeds US$14 billion in 2014, says research firm

Jan 8, 14:05

Acquirers stepped up their activity in the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace in 2014, spending approximately US$14.3 billion to acquire 60 companies in 2014. That spending is almost eight times the total spent by acquirers prior to 2014 and represents a fortyfold increase over 2013, according to...

China market: Cloud industry grows by CAGR of 40% during 2010-2014

Jan 7, 14:44

The cloud industry in China grew at a CAGR of 40% during the period from 2010-2014, with its market size reaching CNY500 billion (US$80.52 billion) in 2014, according to sources at related supply chains in China.

Quanta, Wiwynn to see significant growth in 2015 direct-account server shipments

Jan 6, 22:13

Taiwan-based notebook ODM Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, Taiwan-based ODM Wistron's subsidiary specifically responsible for direct-account (white-box) sale of servers, are expected to see direct-account shipments of servers in 2015 significantly increase on year mainly due to fast growing demand for use...

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